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A rare Pony Express artifact

Published on May 5th, 2010 | by Admin

The Smithsonian has posted an interesting article about a rare Pony Express artifact that took two years to reach its destination. In 1860, an ill-fated Pony Express rider, whose name has been lost to history, was ... Read More


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Carlisle Castle excavation complete

Published on May 4th, 2010 | by Admin

A decade long excavation at Carlisle Castle has turned up 80,000 roman artifacts, including a rare piece of articulated armour and a nit comb with a louse still in it. Experts say the city is now ... Read More


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Ptolemaic king statue found in Egypt

Published on May 4th, 2010 | by Admin

A headless granite statue of a Ptolemaic-era king which dates back 2,000 years, has been discovered in Egypt. A headless granite statue of a Ptolemaic king has emerged from the ruins of an ancient Egyptian limestone ... Read More


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Prehistoric site to be replaced by a freeway in Wisconsin

Published on May 4th, 2010 | by Admin

Archaeologists in Wisconsin have been excavating a prehistoric Native American site in anticipation of a highway expansion project running through the area in 2013. Tentative state plans would put the northbound lanes of the new, expanded ... Read More


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Texas Ranger Jim Coryell’s grave found

Published on May 4th, 2010 | by Admin

Archaeologists believe they may have found the final resting place of Texas Ranger Jim Coryell who was killed by Caddo Indians in 1837 and buried in an unmarked grave. In May 1837, when the Republic of ... Read More


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Pigs dig up WWII anti-tank weapon in Germany

Published on May 4th, 2010 | by Admin

A couple of hungry pigs in Germany have dug up a World War II anti-tank weapon. Police said Friday the two pigs found the single-shot “panzerfaust” on private land southwest of Dresden. The pigs’ owner secured ... Read More


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Happy first birthday ABlogAboutHistory.com!

Published on May 3rd, 2010 | by Admin

Happy birthday to ABlogAboutHistory.com! This blog turned 1 year old on Saturday. During the past year I have posted 1,647 history stories. Thanks to all my readers for making this blog a success!... Read More


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Medieval African found buried in England

Published on May 3rd, 2010 | by Admin

The 13th century remains of an African has been found buried in England. Forensics experts at the University of Dundee Scotland say that the bones most likely belonged to a man from modern-day Tunisia who spent ... Read More