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Union Missionary Baptist Church in Texas draws attention

For more than 100 years the Union Missionary Baptist Church has stood proudly at its 520 Houston St. location, having sustained fires both literal and figurative throughout the tumultuous Reconstruction period following the Civil War. The Marshall News Messenger reports that today, representatives from the Collins Academy, the Texas Historical Commission and several volunteers have begun to chip away at the church's century of history, hoping to discover more about those who built it.

Kidnappers free two German archaeologists seized at Nigeria dig site

Security officers stand guard at the scene where a German archaeologist and his associate were kidnapped in Janjala Village, Nigeria. Friday.

Businesses step up to help preserve Rome's history

This week, a McDonald's outside Rome opened a two-millennia-old road to the public, after discovering it at the restaurant site and investing in its excavation. It's just the latest instance of corporations helping preserve ancient sites.


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Archaeological excavation of a Chinese Gold Rush Mining Village in Victoria Australia

Announcing the launch of The Uncovered Past Institutea href="">>, a new not-for-profit organisation set up to run archaeology projects in Australia based on public participation. Join us to discover more about the Chinese miners who once lived and worked in the 19th century Harrietville Chinese Mining Village, in the Ovens Valley in northeast Victoria. For around thirty years from the late 1850s, Harrietville was home…See More
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Our Amelia Earhart Indiegogo campaign has launched!Help send our film team to Nikumaroro Island with the expedition to find more evidence that Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, landed there and were marooned and died back in 1937.  Conclusive evidence might come to light on this trip and we will be there to…See More
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Amelia Earhart fundraiser to launch 9/19/16

You can help our film crew join the search for Amelia Earhart! Our Indiegogo fundraising campaign begins September 19 and will last just one month. The funds will pay for us to secure a place on the expedition ship and film the research team in June and July 2017 as they voyage to the Pacific island of Nikumaroro, where Amelia very likely landed and survived for a time in 1937. This expedition, which includes some serious archaeological fieldwork, could bring home conclusive evidence that the…See More
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Portraits of Humanity features Herculaneum scrolls and Western miner

Friends and colleagues: See x-ray technology reading carbonized papyrus scrolls and track down a colorful 19th century miner in the August 2016 edition of Strata: Portraits of Humanity, available online and on TV:(1) About 2000 years ago, Mt. Vesuvius in southern Italy exploded, carbonizing a private library in Herculaneum. The papyrus scrolls are extremely fragile and many have been damaged. Using technology similar to a CAT scan, two specialists have been able to look through the scrolls, one…See More
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