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Urban legends about the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian website has posted a great article in which they dispel some  of the urban legends surrounding the institution. Myth #4: The Smithsonian discovered Egyptian ruins in the Grand Canyon. Fact: It didn’t. Backstory: On April 5, 1909, the Arizona Gazette ran the following headline: “Explorations in Grand Canyon; Mysteries of Immense

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