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British Library to returned looted 12th-century book

Published on December 1st, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A 12th-century missal, looted during WWII from a cathedral in Italy is set to be returned. The Benevento Missal, which was stolen from a cathedral in southern Italy soon after the Allies bombed the city during ... Read More


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Excavation planned for home where Shakespeare died

Published on December 1st, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists are planning to dig at the Stratford-upon-Avon home where William Shakespeare died in 1616. “Our purpose would be to create a modern record of New Place, providing us with a better understanding of the site, ... Read More


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New technology being used to probe Civil War sites

Published on December 1st, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists are employing new technology to aid in their excavations of Civil War sites. A small but growing number of Georgia archaeologists and history buffs are starting to use high-tech gear, ground-penetrating radar, metal detectors, new ... Read More


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Diary sheds light on Acadian deportation in 1755

Published on December 1st, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A transcript of a diary written by a British soldier who was involved in the deportation of Acadians from Canada has been found in Nova Scotia. A transcript of the diary was found by historical archeologist ... Read More


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Preserving Africa’s written heritage

Published on December 1st, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The BBC has posted an interesting story about the preservation of Africa’s old written materials at a new library in Timbuktu. Across Timbuktu, in cupboards, rusting chests, private collections and libraries, tens or perhaps hundreds of ... Read More


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Three year study reveals Lake Superior’s ancient past

Published on November 30th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The conclusion of a three-year study about Lake Superior’s past has brought human activity along the shoreline into sharper focus. Scientists from Northern Michigan University’s geography department recently completed a project at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ... Read More


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