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Civil War Trove Set for Sotheby’s Auction

By: Steve Szkotak, Associated Press RICHMOND (AP).- Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee characterized Virginia's Civil War secession as a revolution and President Abraham Lincoln uncharacteristically scolded a couple for their lack of loyalty to the Union ...

Fairy Tales Still Exist! Austrian Authorities Reveal Find of Buried Centuries-Old...

VIENNA (AP).- A man turning dirt in his back yard stumbled onto buried treasure — hundreds of pieces of centuries-old jewelry and other precious objects that Austrian authorities described Friday as a fairy-tale find. Austria's department in char...

Discovery of Ancient Stone Tools in Texas Suggests Earlier Settlers in...

WASHINGTON (AP).- The discovery of ancient stone tools at an archaeological dig in Texas could push back the presence of humans in North America, perhaps by as much as 2,500 years. Thousands of artifacts dating to between 13,200 and 15,500 years ago w...

Scientists from the George C. Page Museum Dig for Ice Age...

LOS ANGELES, CA (AP).- With a dental pick in hand, Karin Rice delicately scraped off a clump of asphalt from a pelvic bone belonging to a horse that roamed Los Angeles tens of thousands of years ago. Like many unsuspecting creatures of the last Ice Age...

United States Government Returns Stolen Trove of Historic Archive Documents to...

MOSCOW (AP).- A trove of historic archive documents dating back to Catherine the Great that were stolen after the Soviet breakup were returned to Russia by the U.S. on Friday. The 21 documents include decrees issued by historical figures such as Czar ...

With Soldiers Patrolling, Egypt’s Museums and Monuments are Deserted

CAIRO (AP).- One of the world's great museums resembled a military camp on Thursday, with soldiers patrolling behind its wrought iron gates and armored vehicles parked nearby. Inside, workers with white coats and latex gloves delicately handled artifac...

With Soldiers Patrolling, Egypt’s Museums and Monuments are Deserted

CAIRO (AP).- One of the world's great museums resembled a military camp on Thursday, with soldiers patrolling behind its wrought iron gates and armored vehicles parked nearby. Inside, workers with white coats and latex gloves delicately handled artifac...

Trove of Previously Unseen Letters Written by J.D. Salinger Reveal His...

LONDON (AP).- He had a reputation as a literary recluse, but a trove of previously unseen letters written by J.D. Salinger to a British friend reveals a sociable man who took bus trips to Niagara Falls, ate fast-food hamburgers, enjoyed watching tenni...

Trove of Previously Unseen Letters Written by J.D. Salinger Reveal His...

LONDON (AP).- He had a reputation as a literary recluse, but a trove of previously unseen letters written by J.D. Salinger to a British friend reveals a sociable man who took bus trips to Niagara Falls, ate fast-food hamburgers, enjoyed watching tenni...

Andy Warhol: Behind the Camera on Display at the University of...

NEWARK, DE.- When Andy Warhol died in February 1987, he left behind a trove of almost 60,000 photographs, the bulk of them unknown to all but his inner circle. They consisted mostly of two kinds: 3 x 4 inch Polaroid images and 8 x 10-inch black and wh...

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