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George Washington letter sells for $3.2 million

Published on December 7th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A letter written by George Washington which praises the new Constitution has been sold at auction for $3.2 million. The four-page letter in Washington’s slanting penmanship was written to his nephew Bushrod Washington in November 1787, ... Read More


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Red Baron’s death certificate turns up in Poland

Published on December 7th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The death certificate of Baron Manfred von Richthofen (a.k.a. the ‘Red Baron’), has been discovered in Poland. In 1914 Von Richthofen, then a cavalry officer with the 1st Lancers, was stationed in Ostrow Wielkopolski and gave ... Read More


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10,000-year-old artifacts found in Norway

Published on December 7th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A collection of artifacts dating back 10,000 years have been found in Oslo, Norway. Archeologists now say Oslo’s history will have to be re-written. They have made new escavations which show that people have lived on ... Read More


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Fragment of pioneer’s skull found in Wyoming

Published on December 7th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A skull fragment which may have belonged to a pioneer on the Oregon trail has been found in Wyoming. It’s not uncommon for burial sites to be discovered along the Oregon, California and Mormon trails, according ... Read More


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Prehistoric remains found during home construction

Published on December 7th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A homebuilder unearthed prehistoric Native American remains during construction in Texas. Nueces County Medical Examiner Ray Fernandez on Monday examined two partial skeletons found in the 8000 block of Wooldridge Road near Oso Bay. He determined ... Read More


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Explore Pompeii with Google Street View

Published on December 7th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Now you can explore the ancient city of Pompeii through Google Street View. Among the ruins visible on the search engine’s free mapping application are the town’s statues, temples, villas and theatres. Italy’s Culture Ministry said ... Read More


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Ancient Roman city found off coast of Libya

Published on December 7th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The remains of a Roman city, dating back to the 2nd century A.D., have been found underwater, off the coast of Libya. The discovery took place on the Cape of Ras Eteen on the western side ... Read More


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Rome unveils ancient luxury complex

Published on December 4th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Officials in Italy have unveiled new discoveries found in an ancient Roman luxury complex filed with porticos, mosaics and thermal baths. The 1,800 square-meter (2,000 square-yard) complex, dating from the 2nd to 4th centuries, has been ... Read More