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No More Hunting for Spanish Treasures Says Florida

No More Hunting for Spanish Treasures Says Florida

Florida should be a treasure hunter’s dream come true. Except it’s not. Its sand and sea hide riches of the past, thanks to the state’s Spanish colonizers of the 1500s and treasure-laden ships that sank off shores. continue reading »

1,300 Year-Old Pre-Incan Feathered Shield Discovered in Peru Temple

1,300 Year-Old Pre-Incan Feathered Shield Discovered in Peru Temple

University of California, Berkeley archaeologists have discovered a Moche shield in a sealed portion of the ancient painted temples of Pañamarca, Peru dating back some 1,300 years. continue reading »

Detroit’s Bankruptcy May Force Sale of Diego Rivera Murals

Detroit’s Bankruptcy May Force Sale of Diego Rivera Murals

The Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts could fall into the hands of private collectors now that the Michigan city has entered bankruptcy, according to art expert Gregorio Luke. continue reading »

Honduras Opens Mayan Fortress to Public

Honduras Opens Mayan Fortress to Public

An archaeological site, which experts say was a Mayan fortress in the Copan Ruins sector of western Honduras, is open to the public now that its restoration has been completed. continue reading »

Fernando Alonso, Founder of Cuban National Ballet Dies at  98

Fernando Alonso, Founder of Cuban National Ballet Dies at 98

Former ballet dancer, professor and founder of the Cuban Ballet School, Fernando Alonso, died in Havana after a life dedicated to dance on the island, state television reported. He was 98. continue reading »

Archaeologists Discover Pre-Columbian Offering in Mexico City

Archaeologists Discover Pre-Columbian Offering in Mexico City

Experts have discovered on the archaeological site of Tlatelolco in the Mexican capital the skull of a decapitated individual and a vessel, both from an estimated 500 years ago, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Pyramid in Mexico’s Chichen Itza was Used in Astronomy, Says Archaeologists

Pyramid in Mexico’s Chichen Itza was Used in Astronomy, Says Archaeologists

New observations confirm that the main pyramid in the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza, located in Mexico's southeastern Yucatan state, was built to serve as an astronomical marker for making adjustments to the calendar, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

MEXICO: Art Exhibition Meant to Send “Message of Hope” to Greeks

MEXICO: Art Exhibition Meant to Send “Message of Hope” to Greeks

The "Partenon: Arquitectura y Arte" (Parthenon: Architecture and Art) exhibition is designed to send a "message of hope" from Mexico City to Greeks and the people of all nations mired in the economic crisis, curator Alexandros Apostolakis said. continue reading »

90 Million Year-Old Fish Fossil Found in Chiapas, Mexico

90 Million Year-Old Fish Fossil Found in Chiapas, Mexico

The fossil of a fish that lived 90 million years ago has been found in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, scientists said. continue reading »

Archaeologists Uncover 1.4 Million Year Old Flint Knife in Spain

Archaeologists Uncover 1.4 Million Year Old Flint Knife in Spain

Excavation work at the Atapuerca archaeological complex in northwestern Spain has unearthed a small flint knife that was made 1.4 million years ago and is the oldest evidence of the presence of hominids at the site. continue reading »