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Fine art in Snohomish County and beyond

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Date: 11/20/2015 | Entertainment


Fine art in Snohomish County and beyond

Snohomish CountyEventsSteven Markussen: The Snohomish County Music Project will host the visual artist Steven Markussen at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Northwest Music Hall, located inside the...

Date: 11/13/2015 | Entertainment


12-foot mammoth tusk unearthed in Idaho; skeleton sought

BOISE, Idaho — A 12-foot Columbian mammoth tusk has been unearthed in Idaho and scientists say more of the fossil skeleton might still be buried at the site.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Northwest


National Guard airlifts dino fossils out of wilderness

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — This was something that had never been seen before — the full skeletal remains of a baby Pentaceratops, a plant-eating dinosaur with large horns that once roamed what is now North America tens of millions of years ago.

Date: 10/30/2015 | Nation & World


Ancient Chinese teeth could rewrite human history

A set of 47 human teeth found in China is giving scientists a lot to chew on. The teeth have been dated as at least 80,000 years old — perhaps even older. The problem with that is that most researchers believe humans only left Africa for the first time around 60,000 years ago. And...

Date: 10/16/2015 | Nation & World


Farmer finds mammoth bones in field

According to paleontologists from the University of Michigan, one local farmer might have made an epic fossil find.On Monday, James Bristle, of Lima Township, was digging in a soy field when he and his friend pulled up what they first thought was a bent, muddy old fence post.

Date: 10/03/2015 | Nation & World


ISIS destroys ancient Phoenician temple at Palmyra

BEIRUT — Islamic State militants have destroyed a temple at Syria's ancient ruins of Palmyra, activists said Sunday, realizing the worst fears archaeologists had for the 2,000-year-old Roman-era city after the extremists seized it and beheaded a local scholar.Palmyra,...

Date: 08/23/2015 | Nation & World


ISIS beheads aging Syrian antiquities scholar

DAMASCUS, Syria — The 81-year-old antiquities scholar had dedicated his life to exploring and overseeing Syria’s ancient ruins of Palmyra, one of the Middle East’s most spectacular archaeological sites. He even named his daughter after Zenobia, the queen that ruled from the city 1,700 years...

Date: 08/20/2015 | Nation & World


Visual Arts Calendar

Snohomish CountyFresh Paint: The Festival of Artists at Work is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 15 and 16 at the Port of Everett Marina. The festival encourages visitors to engage with artists and the creative process as they stroll...

Date: 08/07/2015 | Entertainment


Post 2554's best friend

Army veteran is VFW 'All-American Commander'

Date: 07/20/2015 | Local News


The masks we wear

Seattle Art Museum exhibit explores race and identity

Date: 07/04/2015 | Life


Artifacts from 1700s found under Seattle bridge

SEATTLE — Archaeologists are cataloging artifacts dating back to the 1700s that were found under a Seattle bridge by construction workers.

Date: 07/01/2015 | Northwest


Historic 400-ton lighthouse moved inland

AQUINNAH, Mass. — A Martha's Vineyard lighthouse that is among the most endangered historic landmarks in the U.S. began its gradual march back from a rapidly eroding cliffside Thursday.Powerful hydraulic pistons inched the 160-year-old Gay Head Lighthouse about 5 feet...

Date: 05/28/2015 | Nation & World


French cavemen's art gets new display

PRIVAS, France — Jean-Marie Chauvet noticed air whistling out from a crack on a plateau in southern France, so he and fellow cave enthusiasts went to investigate. What they found that Sunday in 1994 still fills Chauvet's voice with wonder: an immense cave covered with prehistoric...

Date: 04/11/2015 | Nation & World


Italy shows off restored Pompeii villa

POMPEII, Italy — Italy unveiled the restored crown jewel of the ancient city of Pompeii on Friday, showing off a rare success story as it races to shore up the site marred by such mismanagement and neglect that it risked losing EU funding and its UNESCO World Heritage site...

Date: 03/21/2015 | Nation & World


ISIS destroys another Iraqi archaeological site

BAGHDAD — Islamic State militants continued their campaign targeting cultural heritage sites in territories they control in northern Iraq, looting and damaging the ancient city of Hatra just one day after bulldozing the historic city of Nimrud, according to Iraqi government officials and local...

Date: 03/08/2015 | Nation & World


ISIS militants ‘bulldoze’ ancient Nimrud

BAGHDAD — Islamic State militants “bulldozed” the renowned archaeological site of the ancient city of Nimrud, Iraq, on Thursday using heavy military vehicles, the government said.

Date: 03/06/2015 | Nation & World


Family Fun Calendar

EVENTSDinosaur Day: Dino activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 7, Burke Museum on the University of Washington campus, at the corner of NE 45th St. and 17th Ave. NE., Seattle. Crack the prehistoric case to discover what we can find out...

Date: 03/06/2015 | Entertainment


ISIS militants smash ancient Iraqi artifacts

BAGHDAD — The Islamic State group released a video on Thursday showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, describing the relics as idols that must be removed.The destructions are part of a campaign by the IS...

Date: 02/27/2015 | Nation & World




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