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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


Expert: King Tut mask can be restored

CAIRO — Epoxy used to glue a blue and gold braided beard back on to the burial mask of Egypt’s famed King Tutankhamun can be removed and the mask properly restored, a German expert summoned to Cairo to examine it said Saturday.

Date: 01/24/2015 | Nation & World


Egypt damages King Tut mask

CAIRO — The blue and gold braided beard on the golden mask of famed pharaoh Tutankhamun was hastily glued back on with epoxy, damaging the relic after it became detached during cleaning, conservators at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo said Wednesday.

Date: 01/21/2015 | Nation & World


Excavations give new look at Macedonians

They were the ancient world’s ultimate social climbers.In one generation, the Macedonians emerged from Greece’s rustic northern fringes to rule most of the world they knew, funded by the loot of the Persian Empire.

Date: 11/23/2014 | Nation & World


Mysterious sculpture recovered from Seine

PARIS — French authorities have found a mysterious stone sculpture at the bottom of the River Seine, which may have been there for centuries.On Thursday night, water police pulled the 2-foot-by-nearly-3-foot sculpture of a human figure with wavy hair from the depths of...

Date: 11/21/2014 | Nation & World


Tomb raiders go wild in Jordan

UMM EL-JIMAL, Jordan — The tomb raiders no longer even wait for night to fall before they loot the ancient crypts.In recent weeks, grave-robbers here dug into 2,000-year-old tombs right in front of a house rented by archaeologists. Dozens of shallow pits now mark the...

Date: 11/02/2014 | Nation & World


Slave quarters to be rebuilt at Madison’s home

Homes of slaves who served President James Madison at his Montpelier estate in Virginia will be rebuilt for the first time over the next five years, along with other refurbishments to the home of one of the nation’s Founding Fathers, thanks to a $10 million gift...

Date: 11/01/2014 | Nation & World


Ancient Mexican tunnel yields treasures

MEXICO CITY — A yearslong exploration of a tunnel sealed almost 2,000 years ago at the ancient city of Teotihuacan yielded thousands of relics and the discovery of three chambers that could hold more important finds, Mexican archaeologists said Wednesday.Project leader...

Date: 10/30/2014 | Nation & World


Ancient settlement was high in Andes

NEW YORK — The air was thin, the nights were cold, the sun could easily burn the skin. But about 12,000 years ago, small groups of hunter-gatherers found a home very high up in the Peruvian Andes.Now, their stone tools and other artifacts have revealed their presence...

Date: 10/24/2014 | Nation & World


Roman wreck off Greece yields treasures

Archaeologists armed with top-notch technology have scoured one of the richest shipwrecks of antiquity for overlooked treasures, recovering a scattering of artifacts amid indications that significant artworks may await discovery under the seabed.

Date: 10/12/2014 | Nation & World


Cave art may be much older than thought

Several cave paintings in Indonesia have been found to be much older than expected — casting doubt on what we thought we knew about the origins of art. The paintings, located on Sulawesi island in Indonesia several decades ago, may be over 40,000 years old, according to recent dating. That makes...

Date: 10/09/2014 | Nation & World


Marble statues found in ancient Greek tomb

ATHENS, Greece — Archaeologists slowly digging through a huge 2,300-year-old tomb in northern Greece have uncovered two life-sized marble female statues flanking the entrance to one of three underground chambers.A Culture Ministry statement says the statues show...

Date: 09/12/2014 | Nation & World


High-tech survey exposes Stonehenge secrets

LONDON — There is more to Stonehenge than meets a visitor’s eye.Researchers have produced digital maps of what’s beneath the World Heritage Site, using ground-penetrating radar, high-resolution magnetometers and other techniques to peer deep into the soil beneath the famous stone circle.

Date: 09/10/2014 | Nation & World




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