World War II colour footage discovered

Published on October 22nd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Two canisters of colour WWII footage have been found after more than 60 years. Herman Graebner, 89, remembers virtually every detail of his four years in the U.S. Army. What he didn't reveal until recently though, ... Read More


USS Missouri undergoing $18 million preservation

Published on October 21st, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The WWII vessel the USS Missouri, located in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is undergoing a major restoration and preservation effort. "I want it to be here forever," Weidenbach said Thursday. "I want to die knowing we took ... Read More


China on hunt for looted treasure

Published on October 21st, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

China is sending out teams of experts to other countries to find treasure looted from the Summer Palace. The teams will be looking for precious items stolen from Beijing's former Summer Palace nearly 150 years ago. ... Read More


Vincent Van Gogh’s letter sketches

Published on October 21st, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Apparently Vincent Van Gogh would often add small sketches and paintings to his letters to friends. BibliOdyssey has posted a collection of some of these wonderful pieces, along with the letters that accompanied them. Four people ... Read More


The smallest dinosaur in North America

Published on October 21st, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Paleontologists have discovered the bones of the smallest dinosaur to be found in North America. The newly identified creature weighed less than two pounds and stood about 4 inches tall. From head to tail, it measured ... Read More


Amelia Earhart’s ‘hair’ revealed to be threads

Published on October 21st, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Strands of Amelia Earhart's hair kept at a Cleveland museum have been revealed to be nothing more than a clump of threads. The International Women's Air and Space Museum, which is located at Burke Lakefront Airport, ... Read More


Railway line construction unearths 4,000-year-old remains

Published on October 21st, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, working along a railway line under construction have found a number of Bronze Age treasures, burial sites and evidence of settlements that date back over 7,000 years. "The broad ... Read More


Egypt wants bust of Queen Nefertiti back

Published on October 20th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Keeping with his quest to recover all illegally-exported ancient Egyptian artifacts, Zahi Hawass, the general secretary of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, now wants the famous bust of Queen Nefertiti. Culture lovers reveled in the reopening ... Read More

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