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Staffordshire hoard to remain in the midlands

Published on March 25th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

The Staffordshire hoard will remain in the Midlands museum thanks to a $2 million grant from the Heritage Memorial Fund. A grant of £1,285,000 from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) will keep the glittering treasures ... Read More


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New artifact dating method discovered

Published on March 25th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Scientists have developed a new way to date ancient artifacts without damaging them. Scientists today described development of a new method to determine the age of ancient mummies, old artwork, and other relics without causing damage ... Read More


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The oldest stone wall in Greece

Published on March 25th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

A 23,000-year-old wall have been found at the entrance to a cave in Thessaly. The age of the find, determined by an optical dating test, singles it out as “probably one of the oldest in the ... Read More


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Vietnamese mummies unearthed

Published on March 25th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Apparently Vietnamese mummies did not have their organs removed and their bodies are supple and fragrant. The body of Pham Thi Dang, second wife of Dang Dinh Tuong – a high-ranking official under the Le Dynasty ... Read More


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Nazi documents found in attic near Auschwitz

Published on March 25th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

300 documents relating to the daily lives of Nazi officials at Auschwitz have been found in the attic of a house near the death camp. Some sugar coupons bear the names of Horst Fischer and Fritz ... Read More


wine

Carbon-dating used to check wine vintages

Published on March 25th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Scientists are developed a way to use carbon-dating to determine the vintages of wine, preventing “vintage fraud”. Ever paid top dollar for a bottle of wine that says on the label it’s from a much-sought-after year, ... Read More


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Schindler’s list for sale for $2.2 million

Published on March 24th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Schindler’s list, a list of names drawn up by Oskar Schindler of Jews he helped save from Nazi Germany, is up for sale for $2.2 million.   New York memorabilia dealer Gary Zimet, who is seeking ... Read More


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Arizona petroglyphs vandalized

Published on March 24th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Vandals have damaged priceless rock art at Picture Rocks in Arizona. “People have been seen vandalizing petroglyphs. There has been some damage – defacing of the rocks,” said Peter Tran, assistant director of the Redemptorist Renewal ... Read More