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Gold Rush Shipwreck Yields Trove Of Lost Treasures

LiveScience | Denise Chow | Posted 05.06.2014 | Science

In 1857, during the dwindling years of the California Gold Rush, a steamship loaded with some 30,000 pounds (13,600 kilograms) of gold was ensnared i...

Sonos: 'Ring di Alarm'!

Marlon Regis | Posted 05.25.2014 | Arts
Marlon Regis

It's been just over a year since I -- amongst many other insiders, fans and lovers of music in L.A., have been witness to some of the most magnifice...

A History of Religion in 11 Objects

S. Brent Plate | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion
S. Brent Plate

As profane and ordinary as the objects may be, they can also be extraordinary. Some things even become objects of transcendence.

Golden National Treasures

Lauren Kaminsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Lauren Kaminsky

The initial segment of the exhibit displays tons of gold jewelry found at ancient burial sites of Kings & Queens in Silla's capital city, Gyeongju. Further into the exhibition are larger-scale items that were created after the adoption of the Buddhist religion.

Ancient Snow Melts, Exposing Neolithic Bow & Arrows

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 10.02.2013 | Science

A melting patch of ancient snow in the mountains of Norway has revealed a bow and arrows likely used by hunters to kill reindeer as long ago as 5,40...

LOOK: Miami Museum Returns Pre-Hispanic Artifacts To Mexico

AP | Posted 09.14.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Mexicans received their first chance Friday to see three pre-Hispanic stone carvings that were returned by the Lowe Art museum in Miami...

Warning: You'll Never Get These Items Through Customs!

Budget Travel | Posted 09.11.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

There are a few no-no's that U.S. customs will confiscate if you try to get them past the border --some for health reasons, others for complex economic and cultural reasons. In the interest of saving you time, money -- and embarrassment! -- here are a few you should be wary of.

Oregon Trail Oops!

AP | Posted 08.26.2013 | Travel

BURLEY, Idaho -- A portion of the Oregon Trail in south-central Idaho near Burley has been damaged by people using metal detectors and shovels to ille...

Artifacts Found In Cistern Called Evidence Of Ancient Famine

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 06.29.2013 | Science

Archaeologists may have discovered evidence of a dire famine that gripped Jerusalem during a Roman siege nearly 2,000 years ago. Cooking pots and a ...

Ancient Ceremonial Site Helps Answer Key Question About Mayan Culture

Posted 04.26.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/25/2013 02:09 PM EDT on LiveScience The oldest ancient Maya ceremonial compound ever...

'Site 13' Find Raises Questions About Early Civilization

| Posted 01.23.2013 | Science

By Traci Watson They were humble farmers who grew corn and dwelt in subterranean pit houses. But the people who lived 1200 years ago in a Utah vil...

Storm Uncovers Strange Relics Of WWII Shipwreck

Posted 01.19.2013 | Science

By: Live Science Staff Published: 01/18/2013 03:38 PM EST on LiveScience After storms lashed Scotland over the holidays, some strange World War II-...

Huge Ancient Shipwreck Yields Its Secrets

Posted 01.08.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 01/05/2013 02:28 PM EST on LiveScience SEATTLE — A dive to the undersea cliff where a ...

Ancient Fake Toes 'Road Tested' In New Research

Posted 10.03.2012 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 10/03/2012 10:37 AM EDT on LiveScience Researchers have suspected two Egyptian artificial toes are the wor...

Drought Reveals River's Bloody Past

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.17.2012 | World

While record drought is usually not a good thing, it's been a boon to archeologists in Poland. The Vistula River, which flows through Warsaw, has r...

Explore, Discover, Share, Preserve, Sustain... Plunder?

Lorie Karnath | Posted 10.14.2012 | Science
Lorie Karnath

When the group reached the location, instead of the anticipated opportunity to garner a wealth of information, Bell and the others encountered a scene of senseless desecration.

U.S. Returns Stolen Treasure To Peru

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, July 12 (Reuters) - U.S. authorities returned 14 stolen and looted paintings and artifacts to Peru on Thursday, including four archaeolo...

500-Year-Old Royal Hairpin Was Found WHERE?!

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 08.19.2012 | Home

PARIS — It may be the Renaissance equivalent of a royal flush. A hairpin belonging to 16th century French Queen Catherine de Medici has been di...

Letters From Vietnam Finally Reaching Loved Ones Back Home

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.05.2012 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

"If Dad calls, tell him I got too close to being dead but I'm O.K. I was real lucky. I'll write again soon." Army Sgt. Steve Flaherty's mother never received the letters, taken from him by Vietnamese forces when he was killed in action on March 25, 1969.

$3 Million Artifacts Recovered By Police

AP | Posted 06.14.2012 | Home

LONDON — British police say they have recovered two Chinese artifacts valued together at more than 2 million pounds ($3.2 million) that were sto...

$3.2 Million Worth Of Artifacts Stolen From University Museum

AP | Posted 06.07.2012 | Home

LONDON — Two Chinese artifacts with an estimated combined value of 2 million pounds ($3.2 million) have been stolen from a British museum, autho...

Strange Artifact Dug Up in 18th Century Toilet

Posted 03.28.2012 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 03/26/2012 06:18 PM EDT on LiveScience Five telescopes made of bone and dating to the 18th ce...

Thank You for Stealing Saddam's Buttock

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 03.21.2012 | Weird News
Shirin Sadeghi

Those stories you hear about the foreign troops who pillaged and pilfered Iraq, the seat of ancient Mesopotamia -- those stories don't do justice to what we have learned from the tale of Nigel Ely. He's taught us things that only Saddam's buttock could have imparted.

Oldest Cave Art Or 'Ice Age Menstruation Calender'?

www.spiegel.de | Posted 01.10.2012 | Arts

The Hohle Fels cave in southern Germany has yielded yet another startling archeological discovery -- the oldest evidence of human painting ever found ...

National Geographic Anglo-Saxon Exhibition: Rare Artifacts Go On Display Oct. 29

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.17.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The largest and most valuable collection of Anglo-Saxon artifacts ever recovered is headed to National Geographic Museum this month in a...