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Archaeologists Discover Pharaonic Boat Burial at the Ancient Site of Abydos

Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of an ancient Pharaonic boat burial at Abydos, an ancient Egyptian religious center that sits about six …

Beautiful Portraits Of The Ancient World

Rocío Espín Piñar is an artist based in California who is able to take a city from the past (ok, so some of these are a little more recent than …

Donald Trump's Trip To The Holocaust Museum

During his 2000 consideration of a presidential run, Donald Trump once took a reportedly pretty surreal visit to the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles.<p>Dana Milbank, then a reporter for the <i>New Republic</i>, followed Trump as he was exploring entering the 2000 presidential race on the Reform Party …

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An ancient world concealed underground

An impressive underground network of tunnels and caves, curiously filled with vintage cars and forgotten World War II relics, lay forgotten under the ancient city of Naples.<p>In cities as old as Naples, residents have become used to unearthing classical Roman treasures, antiquated cisterns and other …

Row over Tutankhamun's tomb affair as ITV drama brings discovery to life

What could be more romantic than an expedition to the pyramids, solving mysteries in close quarters under the dusty heat of the Egyptian sun?<p>But the question whether an alleged affair between two key historical figures ever actually happened has become a topic of contention nearly a century later, …

This Ancient Greek Astronomy Computer May Be 1,000 Years Ahead Of Its Time

Deciphered text reveals the mysterious Antikythera Mechanism was a "philosopher’s guide to the galaxy."<p>Since it was discovered in 1900 by divers off the Greek island of Antikythera, a complex clockwork device dubbed the "Antikythera Mechanism" has mystified everyone from archaeologists to UFO …

Presidential museums' challenge: reinventing themselves for new audiences - Los Angeles Times

Seated shoulder to shoulder with school kids just outside the freshly revamped Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, former Vice President Dick Cheney twirled a small U.S. flag in his hands one blustery morning last week as he waited to speak about the edifice honoring his first White House boss.<p>"One …

Museums

Rubbish on the streets, corruption in the air: Rome looks for a clean-up candidate

Virginia Raggi, the energetic young mayoral candidate for the Five Star anti-establishment party, is odds on to win as voters say things can’t get any worse<p>Clutching the keys to heaven, a bronze Saint Peter looks out across the chaos of the Eternal City. Below his feet, the spiralling friezes of …

5 ways you can get your kids' digital use under control for the summer

Don’t be me. When I look at my beautiful daughter, I see a face – or rather I don’t see it – hidden behind a small rectangular screen. The iPhone is …

Parenting

Why 'Hamilton' became a phenomenon

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> It may be a historic weekend at the Tony Awards as "Hamilton" attempts to become the most award winning musical in Broadway history, but the show wasn't always a phenomenon.<p>Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda first planted the seeds of the show at the White House's poetry jam in 2009.<p>Before …

How the ancient city-state of Ur may have looked like around 2000 BC.

The world as 100 people over the last 200 years.<p>Europeans are divided along ideological lines in their views of the EU, but this division is not a …

Campaign for Barcelona museum to tell at last full story of Spain’s civil war

Historians say unprecedented national centre would help future generations understand a conflict that tore country apart 80 years ago<p>A group of internationally respected historians and writers have called for the first major museum of the Spanish civil war to be created in Barcelona, 80 years after …

War

25 powerful photos showcase the finest in military photography

The Department of Defense has officially announced the winners of its 2015 photo competition, honoring the best in military photography this …

Busting the Myth of Friday the 13th and the Knights Templar

The medieval religious order that fought in the Crusades is a favored subject of superstition.<p>The origins of superstitions can be hard to pin down. There are often several theories about how they started, and a bunch of people ready to debunk those theories. Friday the 13th is one such example.<p>If …

Construction workers in Spain unearth 1,300 pound trove of ancient Roman coins

By Fred Barbash<p>Fred Barbash<p>Editor of the Morning Mix<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Some 1,300 pounds of bronze Roman coins dating to the 3rd and 4th centuries have been unearthed by construction workers digging ditches in Spain.<p>The find, in 19 amphoras — storage containers — is unique not only because of the …

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US Holocaust museum: Iranian gov't authorities back Holocaust cartoon event

Iranian FM Javad Zarif last week said his government “does not support, nor does it organize, any cartoon festival of the nature that you’re talking …

Chernobyl disaster: On the 30th anniversary of the nuclear accident, authorities plan for the next century

Surrounded by barbed wire, abandoned by man and infamous for a catastrophic nuclear accident, the Chernobyl exclusion zone is a byword for desolation.<p>But climb to the top of an abandoned apartment block in the still contaminated city of Pripyat - and something new and gleaming dominates the horizon.<p>…

The Minecraft Generation

Jordan wanted to build an unpredictable trap.<p>An 11-year-old in dark horn-­rimmed glasses, Jordan is a devotee of Minecraft, the computer game in which you make things out of virtual blocks, from dizzying towers to entire cities. He recently read “The Maze Runner,” a sci-fi thriller in which …

The world's trash crisis, and why many Americans are oblivious

As nations around the globe observe Earth Day, one of the most daunting issues facing the world is the mounting waste problem, which impairs public health, pollutes the environment and threatens to drown some poor countries in toxicity.<p>More than half the world’s population does not have access to …

Why Hamilton Matters

<b>A young man</b> stands in the dark, waiting to take his shot. It is May 5, 2009, and Lin-Manuel Miranda is listening at the back of the East Room for his cue. The administration of the newly elected president, Barack Obama, has invited him to the White House to perform a song from <i>In the Heights</i>, his …

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Black Lives Matter and America’s long history of resisting civil rights protesters

By Elahe Izadi<p>Elahe Izadi<p>Pop culture writer<p>Email Bio Follow<p>One year ago this week, protests erupted in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. After yet another high-profile death of an unarmed black man connected to police, there were riots, peaceful demonstrations and …

Black History

Feminism’s greatest obstacle in the digital age is the commodification of women’s bodies

“SEND NOODZ.” Thirteen-year-old boys are real artists with their text messages. What brevity! What charm! This all-caps imperative sets the tone for Nancy Jo Sales’s alarming new book, <i>American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers</i>.<p>Sales spent two and a half years interviewing over …