A history of the world in 100 objects

Published on November 26th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Priceless treasures from the British Museum are to be used to trace the history of the world for a new BBC Radio 4 series. The Telegraph profiles some of the objects. Gold coin of Croesus, c. ... Read More


Reconstructed: the face of a 1,500-year-old girl

Published on November 25th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The face of a 16-year-old girl who died in Korea 1,500 years ago has been reconstructed. At the National Palace Museum of Korea yesterday officials from the Gaya National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage in Korea ... Read More


Tropical storm Ida reveals shipwreck off Alabama coast

Published on November 25th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The wreckage of the Rachel, a lumber schooner which ran aground in the 1920s or 30s, has been uncovered by tropical storm Ida. When Tropical Storm Ida struck Nov. 10, the charred wooden hull reappeared on ... Read More


Native American artifacts halt sewer construction in Rhode Island

Published on November 25th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The discovery of Native American artifacts dating back thousand of years has stalled sewer construction in Rhode Island. Archaeologists retained by the Warwick Sewer Authority have been unearthing a variety of artifacts in test trenches for ... Read More


Over 200 artifacts recovered from multi-level tomb in Iraq

Published on November 25th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

216 artifacts dating back over 2,000 years have been recovered from a Parthian-era tomb in Iraq. The Parthians were a Persian dynasty and their name is probably drawn from the Persian dialect they spoke, historically known ... Read More


Did cancer kill Franklin D. Roosevelt?

Published on November 25th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Slate asks whether doctors knew FDR has widespread cancer in 1944 and still let him fun for his fourth term as president. New research makes this astounding argument—and claims that the physician who supposedly told the ... Read More

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Gold rush-era ghost ship found in the Yukon

Published on November 25th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A gold-rush era ship which sank in a storm 1901 has been found, remarkably intact, at the bottom of a lake in the Yukon Territory. Archaeologists in Canadas Yukon have found whats believed to be the ... Read More

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