Thursday, February 22, 2018

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A decoration of a figure is seen on a mosaic floor which archaeologists say is 1,800 years old and was unearthed during an Israel Antiquities Authority excavation in Caesarea

Israeli Archaeologists Unearth 1,800-Year-old Mosaic

CAESAREA, Israel (Reuters) A 1,800-year-old mosaic of toga-clad men dating back to the Roman era has been unearthed in Israel, archaeologists said on Thursday The...
A Swiss flag is depicted on the ceiling above the statue of the Three Confederates in the Swiss Parliament Building (Bundeshaus) in Bern

In Switzerland, Dismay as Papers on Secret Cold War Army Vanish

By John Miller ZURICH (Reuters) A covert Swiss Cold War paramilitary group that operated largely outside civilian oversight until 1990 is back in the news after...
A Terracotta Warrior which guarded the tomb of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, on loan from China is displayed in The World Museum, Liverpool

China’s Terracotta Warriors March to Liverpool Museum

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) Figures from China's famed Terracotta Army go on display in a museum in Liverpool this week, a decade after the life-sized...
Part of a Phoenician statue is displayed inside Beirut's National Museum in Beirut

Ancient Statues Return to Lebanon as War on Smuggling Intensifies

By Angus McDowall BEIRUT (Reuters) Ancient sculptures that were missing for decades after being stolen during Lebanon's civil war are to go on display in Beirut...
Actor Wagner arrives at the world premiere of the 40th anniversary restoration of the film "Cabaret" in Hollywood

Actor Robert Wagner Named ‘Person of Interest’ in Wife Natalie Wood’s...

By Steve Gorman (Reuters) Los Angeles County homicide detectives have named actor Robert Wagner a "person of interest" in the probe of the unexplained 1981...
Artist's life reconstruction of the titanosaurian dinosaur Mansourasaurus shahinae on a coastline in what is now the Western Desert of Egypt approximately 80 million years ago is pictured in this handout image

Fossil of School Bus-Sized Dinosaur Dug Up in Egyptian Desert

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) Scientists have unearthed in a Sahara Desert oasis in Egypt fossils of a long-necked, four-legged, school bus-sized dinosaur that lived roughly...
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