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Archaeological Excavations

We may not immediately equate the activities of archaeologists to trash sifting. Or imagine that the glass-encased artifacts in museums might be one-time refuse. But quite often, this is exactly the case.

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Blackbeard the pirate's terror tactics uncoveredupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 10:30:00

From his long, black hair to his Tricorn hat, braided beard and bandolier packing six pistols, Blackbeard the pirate was certainly inventive with his image.

Remains of U.S. soldiers from Mexican-American War foundupdated: Sat Jun 04 2011 13:08:00

Historians describe the 1846 Battle of Monterrey as one of the first to involve door-to-door urban fighting. The Mexican city was among the key cities that fell to American hands during the 1846-1848 Mexican-American War.

Pre-Islam Saudi treasures on show for first timeupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 07:31:00

A "groundbreaking" new exhibition of rare artifacts from Saudi Arabia's ancient past -- some which have never been shown abroad -- has opened in the Louvre, Paris.

Saudi Arabian treasures in Parisupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 07:31:00

CNN's Icon previews a new collection of Arabian artifacts, the fruit of a 40-year archeology project.

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