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Hydroelectric dam threatens pre-Columbian holy site

Published on March 15th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

A hydroelectric dam is threatening to flood El Porvenir, an unexplored pre-Columbian holy site. The government plans to flood the valley in which El Porvenir lies to create a hydroelectric dam, wiping out the stones and ... Read More


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This Week in History News (Mar 8-12, 2010)

Published on March 13th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

The following are all the articles on A Blog About History for the week of March 8-12, 2010. Robin Hood stole from the rich to lend to the poor? Unexploded WWII bomb found in Southampton Ice Age ... Read More


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Roman and Byzantine graveyards found near Damascus

Published on March 12th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Five graveyards, which date back to the 3rd and 4th century AD, have been unearthed in old Darya City new Damascus. The discovered graveyards, mostly dating back to the roman and byzantine era, contain tens of ... Read More


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Mass graves of Nazi victims found in Austria

Published on March 12th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Aided by wartime photos, the Austrian government has identified at least two mass graves of Nazi victims. The mass graves are located underneath an army sports field in the southern city of Graz. Government officials say ... Read More


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Egypt to restore historical synagogues

Published on March 12th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Egypt will shoulder the costs of restoring 11 of the countries historic synagogues. Hosny committed his ministry to restoring all 11 synagogues across Egypt, three of which have already been renovated. The best-known synagogue that of ... Read More


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Thracian Starosel Tomb dated to the 4th century BC

Published on March 12th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

The largest underground temple on the Balkan peninsula, the Thracian Starosel Tomb, has been dated back to the 4th century BC. In the summer of 2009, the archaeological team took samples from a stake in the ... Read More


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Oliver Cromwell military camp found in Scotland

Published on March 12th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a WWII camp as well as an even older military camp, which may have been held by Oliver Cromwell, at the site of a new water treatment plant in Scotland. ... Read More