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Is La Bella Principessa really a Da Vinci?

Published on April 13th, 2010 | by Admin

Is La Bella Principessa really a $150 million Leonardo Da Vinci or just a copy? Visiting a friend in Switzerland, he opened a drawer and found himself looking at an unframed drawing of a young girl ... Read More


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Authenticating Thomas Jefferson’s belongings

Published on April 13th, 2010 | by Admin

NBC29 has posted an interesting article and video on how curators who authenticate Thomas Jefferson’s personal belongings. “People contact us all the time with stories and with objects that they think came from Monticello,” said Stein. ... Read More


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Cache of silver coins found in India

Published on April 13th, 2010 | by Admin

A cache of silver coins dating back to the 18th century was found when a labourer’s spade hit an earthen pot at a construction site in India. Although most of the coins were damaged, the authorities ... Read More


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Ancient lost city found in Mexico

Published on April 12th, 2010 | by Admin

An ancient Tarascan urban center has been found in the Mexican state of Michoacán. At the time of European contact, the Purépecha Empire – sometimes called the Tarascan Empire – controlled much of western Mexico with ... Read More


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Dartmoor megaliths link to funeral rites

Published on April 12th, 2010 | by Admin

A new report in British Archaeology suggests that the Dartmoor megaliths may have been a site erected for funeral rites. Nine megaliths in a remote part of Dartmoor, England, share features in common with Stonehenge, and may shed ... Read More


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Medieval synagogue discovered underneath kebab shop

Published on April 12th, 2010 | by Admin

Archaeologists have discovered what they believe are the remains of a medieval Jewish synagogue underneath a kebab shop in Northampton, England. A survey of land underneath Kebabish and The Bear public House, both in Sheep Street, ... Read More


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A close-up look at the Turin Shroud

Published on April 12th, 2010 | by Admin

BBC News has posted a great close-up look at both the front and the back of the Turin Shroud. The Turin Shroud is a linen cloth measuring 1.21m by 4.42m believed by some to bear the ... Read More