babylon

Babylon ruins means tourist dollars for Iraqis

Published on December 4th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Bloomberg has an interesting article on how archaeological sites are translating into tourist dollars for Iraq. Ancient Babylon, dating back to 2,300 B.C., lies about 50 miles south of Baghdad, near the town of Al-Hillah. It ... Read More


teeth

Ancient Egyptians battled bad teeth

Published on December 4th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A study of more than 3,000 mummies (I didn’t know we had found that many) has revealed a nightmare array of dental diseases. Worn teeth, periodontal diseases, abscesses and cavities tormented the ancient Egyptians, according to ... Read More


plaster

Looted artifacts being returned from NYC to Italy

Published on December 3rd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A looted Pompeii plaster wall painting and a Corinthian vase for mixing water and wine are being returned to Italy. They were recovered by immigration and customs officials in June. Both items had been scheduled for ... Read More


vancouver

Land developer and First Nations community fight for site

Published on December 3rd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A First Nations site on Vancouver Island, which dates back 1,800 years, is at the heart of a long-running saga between a developer and a First Nations community. Another discovery was the remains of a young ... Read More


sweden

11,000-year-old settlement found in Sweden

Published on December 3rd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

An 11,000-year-old settlement has been discovered in the north of Sweden. The discovery, located near Pajala in Sweden’s far north, is the oldest settlement to be found in the county of Norrbotten, according to archaeologist Olof ... Read More