Swiss art gallery surrenders antiquities to Italy

Published on May 19th, 2009 | by Admin

A Swiss art gallery has surrendered 251 ancient artifacts worth $2.7 million, most of them illegally excavated in Italy. Raffaele Mancino of the Carabinieri art squad said the objects were returned by brothers who run the [&hellip... Read More


Greece recovers stolen antiquities

Published on May 19th, 2009 | by Admin

Germany, Belgium and Britain have returned hundreds of priceless artifacts back to Greece. …the oldest a 5th century coin, Greek Culture Ministry officials said Tuesday. Among the items retuned from Germany included 96 copper and ceramic [&hellip... Read More


Korea, US Join Hands to Excavate War Remains

Published on May 19th, 2009 | by Admin

South Korean and U.S. officials are working together to excavate the remains of American soldiers killed during Korean War. In Hwacheon, there was a bloody battle in June 1951 between U.S. forces of the 7th and [&hellip... Read More


Medieval frescoes among recovered treasures

Published on May 19th, 2009 | by Admin

Two medieval frescoes looted from a tomb near Naples in 1982 and recovered in a raid have been returned to Italy. Speaking alongside the head of the Carabinieri Police Unit for the Protection of the Cultural [&hellip... Read More


6 Remarkable Medical Gadgets

Published on May 19th, 2009 | by Admin

Mental_Floss has compiled a list of six remarkable medical gadgets and how they were invented. As a young medical-school student in 19th-century Paris, Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec developed a knack for hearing and interpreting the different [&hellip... Read More


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47-million-year-old lemur-like fossil found in Germany

Published on May 19th, 2009 | by Admin

The beautifully preserved remains of a 47-million-year-old, lemur-like creature is described as the most complete primate fossil ever found. The preservation is so good, it is possible to see the outline of its fur and even [&hellip... Read More


Carbonized scrolls buried by Vesuvius to be read

Published on May 19th, 2009 | by Admin

Hundreds of papyrus scrolls found at a villa in Herculaneum are about to be read for the first time since 79AD using the latest technology. Now, a computer scientist from the University of Kentucky hopes that [&hellip... Read More


Water pitcher handle found with inscribed name, “Menachem”

Published on May 19th, 2009 | by Admin

The handle of a water pitcher has been found in Jerusalem with an ancient Hebrew inscription of the name “Menachem.” Scientists at the Israel Antiquities Authority are now trying to decipher the identity of the “Menachem,” [&hellip... Read More


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