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Staffordshire hoard valued at $5.4 million

Published on November 26th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The Staffordshire hoard has been valued at a whopping $5.4 million. The money will be split between metal detector enthusiast Terry Herbert, who found the hoard, and Fred Johnson, who owns the farm where it was ... Read More


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The 7th century Korean envoy to Uzbekistan

Published on November 26th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A mural at the National Museum of Korea may be evidence of connections with Uzbekistan via the Silk Road. In the 7th century, the mural covered all four walls of a room in Afrasiab Palace in ... Read More


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Ancient theatre underneath the Acropolis to be restored

Published on November 26th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A ruined theatre under the Acropolis, believed to be the birthplace of modern theatre, is to undergo restoration. The restoration of the Theatre of Dionysos will include extending and modernising surviving stone seats, but no new ... Read More


coin

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


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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


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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