5 Things You Didn’t Know About Labor Day

Most Americans will mark Labor Day with one last pool party, firing up the grill one more time before the weather starts to change, or with a get-together with family and friends. Labor Day is the last blast of summer, and many of us don’t give much thought to the reason it exists. Here are 5… Continue reading “5 Things You Didn’t Know About Labor Day”

Finding the USS Indianapolis in Philippine waters

WASHINGTON, August 20, 2017 – In July 1945, the crew of an American heavy cruiser anchored at a Pacific island named Tinian, gazed up as the ship’s metal crane lowered a large and mysterious crate to the dock below. Unnoticed by the crew was the balding man walking down the rear gangplank, a lead-lined case in… Continue reading “Finding the USS Indianapolis in Philippine waters”

Drone survey reveals ancient temple at Israeli military grounds

By Amanda Borschel-Dan When drones buzzed at the heart of a Lachish region military training area this Sukkot, they came up with an unusual find. The camera-equipped aircraft discovered what appeared to be a rare 2,200-year-old Idumean palace or temple — one of only a handful in the country. In a survey of an area from… Continue reading “Drone survey reveals ancient temple at Israeli military grounds”

Egypt marks 115th anniversary of national museum in Cairo

People visit Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt, on Nov 28, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua] CAIRO – Egypt celebrated on Tuesday the 115th anniversary of the establishment of the Egyptian Museum located in downtown Cairo, featuring the largest collection of masterpieces of the country’s ancient artifacts. Held at the museum in Tahrir Square, the celebration was attended by Antiquities… Continue reading “Egypt marks 115th anniversary of national museum in Cairo”

What was the Indus Valley Civilization: the forgoten superpower of the ancient world

One of the most advanced and mysterious ancient peoples, the Indus River Valley civilization, was completely lost to history until the 1920s. The ruins of Mohenjo daro (“Hill of the Dead”), one of the jewels of the Indus Valley Civilization and the ancient world. Some five millennia ago, a people settling the lands between today’s Afganistan,… Continue reading “What was the Indus Valley Civilization: the forgoten superpower of the ancient world”

Ancient Greek theater unearthed near Kalamata in ‘excellent condition’

Greek archaeologists have unearthed a large part of an ancient theater in Thouria, near the current-day port town of Kalamata in the Peloponnese, the country’s Ministry of Culture announced on Thursday. The ruins are, for the most part, in excellent condition. Summer excavation works at the Thouria site have revealed most of the city’s ancient theater… Continue reading “Ancient Greek theater unearthed near Kalamata in ‘excellent condition’”

Five types of gun laws the Founding Fathers loved

By Saul Cornell, Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History, Fordham University. Were muskets in 1777 better regulated than assault rifles in 2017? Jana Shea/Shutterstock.com The Second Amendment is one of the most frequently cited provisions in the American Constitution, but also one of the most poorly understood. The 27 words that constitute the Second… Continue reading “Five types of gun laws the Founding Fathers loved”