Once Home to a Roman Emperor, Now For Sale

Once Home to a Roman Emperor, Now For Sale

How did a Roman Emperor’s palace end up as a private residence today?

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Part 2: The Vasa Resurrected

Part 2: The Vasa Resurrected

The Vasa is a massive Swedish warship that sank during its maiden voyage in 1628. The entire ship is now on display at a museum in Stockholm. How did it get there? How was a nearly 400-year-old shipwreck preserved?

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Part 1: The Vasa Lost and Found

Part 1: The Vasa Lost and Found

A 17th century Swedish warship sinks less than a mile into its maiden voyage and is lost for over three hundred years.

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Clues to Copper's Past

Clues to Copper’s Past

Our past relationship with copper was dramatically brought to light, quite literally, on a bright autumn day twenty years ago when two tourists hiking in the Tyrolean Alps stumbled upon a desiccated corpse protruding from a receding glacier.

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Field Notes From a Maya Ruin

Field Notes From a Maya Ruin

In the summer of 2010 I volunteered at La Milpa, a Classic Maya archaeological site in northern Belize.

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Looking to the Past in Search of New Drugs

Looking to the Past in Search of New Drugs

Scientists have often looked to nature in the quest for new drugs to treat everything from cancer to infectious diseases. But archaeologist Patrick McGovern and an interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are using a different approach: they’re looking to the past in search of new drugs.

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Archaeologists Unearth a "Vampire" Grave

Archaeologists Unearth a “Vampire” Grave

In the early 1990′s archaeologists unearthed a vampire’s grave in Connecticut dating from the mid-1800′s.

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Facing Death and Uncovering the Past

Facing Death and Uncovering the Past

A real-life Indiana-Jones-style adventure story (with less whips) involving a life-or-death situation deep in the Guatemalan jungle and a priceless archaeological discovery.

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