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Archaeologists excavate Hanford nuclear site’s garbage dumps

Published on October 26th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists have been excavating garbage dumps at Hanford Site, Washington, where tens of thousands of workers's refuse was buried when they worked on the nuclear reservation during World War II. Archaeologists are sorting through what those ... Read More


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England’s oldest road map up for sale

Published on October 26th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A 17th century road map of England, which shows all 73 roads the country had at the time, is set to hit the auction block. The 17th Century work by John Ogilby - 'Britannia Volume the ... Read More


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When ancient artifacts become political pawns

Published on October 26th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The New York Times has an interesting piece about how Egypt's requests for the return of artifacts is motivated by politics as much as it is by culture. Mr. Hawass also recently fired a shot at ... Read More


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Amelia Earhart’s scarf to head into space

Published on October 26th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A scarf worn by Amelia Earhart will be making a journey into orbit with the astronaut grandson of her personal photographer. Earhart's scarf accompanying Bresnik on STS-129 is on loan from the Museum of Women Pilots ... Read More


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WWI submarine found on Baltic floor

Published on October 26th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The well-preserved remains of World War I submarine sunked 93 years ago have been found at the bottom of the the Baltic Sea. HMS 18 was one of a small number of boats sent to the ... Read More


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Red-coloured Yamato dynasty tomb found in Japan

Published on October 23rd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A red-coloured tomb dating back to the late third to early fourth centuries has been found in Nara, Japan. The tomb is believed to be that of a nobleman in the early years of the Yamato ... Read More


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The origins of six casino games

Published on October 23rd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Mental_Floss has posted an interesting article showcasing the history of six casino favourites. Records of games like poker exist as far back as 1526, when Europeans played a game called primero or primiera with three-card hands ... Read More


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