The Met buys artifact from collector to return it to Egypt

Published on October 30th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has purchased part of an ancient Egyptian shrine from an antiquities collector for the sole purpose of returning it to Egypt. SCA head Zahi Hawass hailed the Met’s move as ... Read More


Templar gravestone found with mysterious markings

Published on October 29th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Two gravestones, one carved with mysterious markings, has been found at the former medieval stronghold of the Knights Templar. The ancient stones were unearthed under a gateway leading from a ruined medieval church to the adjoining ... Read More


Sunken Revolutionary-era gravestones undergoing restoration

Published on October 29th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Revolutionary-era gravestones in Elizabeth, New Jersey that had sunk severel feet have been raised, revealing inscriptions that have long been hidden. Brought to light were the intricate carvings and carefully chiseled words on the tombstone of ... Read More


Thatcham: The oldest continuously inhabited place in Britain?

Published on October 29th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Evidence of human occupation at Thatcham dates back over 13,000 years, possibly making it the oldest continuously inhabited place in Britain. In 1986, field evaluation of Hartshill Copse by the Oxford Archaeological Unit indicated a Bronze ... Read More


Scans from Italian Renaissance sketchbook featuring military art

Published on October 29th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Check out this incredible Italian sketchbook containing sketches showing Renaissance military information. This unique Italian sketchbook includes more than 200 highly detailed sketches and provides valuable insights into design and construction principles of Renaissance fortresses; siege ... Read More


18th century tombstone found in Washington Square Park

Published on October 29th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Reconstruction work at Washington Square Park in New York has turned up an 18th century tombstone. Washington Square Park was a potter’s field from 1797 to 1826, and in early 2008, during a soil testing, four ... Read More

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