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  • Grave Of Egil Skalla-Grimsson Found? (Iceland)

    08/18/2005 3:07:15 PM PDT · by blam · 62 replies · 1,183+ views
    Iceland Review ^ | 8-9-2005
    08/09/2005 | 13:05 Grave of Egil Skalla-Grímsson found? Icelandic State Radio reports that the possible grave site of Egil Skalla-Grímsson, one of Iceland's most famous vikings, has been found under the altar of a church from the settlement period. No bones were found at the burial site. Jessie Byock, archeology professor at the University of California in Los Angeles who is in charge of the excavation, emphasizes that the work being done in Mosfellsdal is not directed at finding the grave site of Egil Skalla-Grímsson. The excavation has taken many years and the church at Hrísbrú is the seventh dig...
  • Tomb of Pope John Paul the Great

    07/21/2005 7:10:20 PM PDT · by Teófilo · 14 replies · 653+ views
    Folks, Mr. Benito Rivacoba, a friend of my friend Jorge Franchi, visited Rome recently and went to St. Peter's Basilica, where he had the blessing of visiting the final resting place of the Servant of God, Pope John Paul the Great. He took the picture to the right which I now I am sharing with all of you. The tomb is a white slab of marble with gray streaks, tucked into an arched alcove, a leafy potted lily at the top and a small red candle burning at the bottom. A marble relief of the Madonna and Child hangs on...
  • That elusive common ground (Dig up General Nathan Bedford Forrest)

    07/26/2005 10:06:51 PM PDT · by zipper · 31 replies · 933+ views
    Commercial Appeal (Memphis) ^ | July 26, 2005 | Editorial Staff
    Editorial 07/26: That elusive common ground July 26, 2005 Extreme points of view tend to get most of the ink, but those who seek the middle ground should not be discouraged. Such is the case in the dispute over the recommendation by the Center City Commission and Shelby County Commissioner Walter Bailey to rename Memphis parks whose names suggest continued allegiance to the Confederacy... [snip] Memphis attorney Karl Schledwitz, perhaps best known for leading the campaign to bring pandas to the Memphis Zoo, is the architect of this very different sort of move. Schledwitz said he had the necessary parties...
  • A massive grave site thousands of years old was discovered at the Monastery of St. Barnabas

    07/26/2005 5:17:01 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 1,350+ views
    A massive grave site thousands of years old was discovered at the Monastery of St. Barnabas in the occupied areas of Cyprus Turkish Cypriot daily CYPRUS TIMES newspaper (24.07.05) reports that a major archaeological discovery was made recently at the Monastery of St. Barnabas, after the wheel of a tourist bus disappeared into a hole revealing an underground chamber. The so-called authorities of the Antiquities and Museums Department at occupied Famagusta, headed by Mr Hasan Tekel, were informed and a subsequent investigation, in the form of a dig has uncovered a massive grave site thousands of years old covering Classical,...
  • Clue To Earliest American May Lay In Suffolk Grave

    04/21/2005 11:21:53 AM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 629+ views
    April 21, 2005 Clue to earliest American may lie in Suffolk grave By David Sanderson A SAMPLE from the bones of a Suffolk woman buried 400 years ago is to be exhumed by scientists seeking to discover more about an English explorer who is the unsung founding father of America. Archaeologists are to crosscheck DNA from remains they believe belong to the explorer Bartholomew Gosnold with samples from his sister, who was thought to have been buried in a Suffolk churchyard in the 1600s. Church officials have given their backing to the project, which is thought to be the first...
  • Rest In Peace....NOT!

    02/07/2005 12:35:10 PM PST · by LarkNeelie · 4 replies · 258+ views
    The Middle East Times ^ | 02/07/05 | AFP
    People who feel the need to talk to their near and dear even after they have passed away can now do so quite literally, thanks to a special mobile phone invented by a German who wanted to keep in touch with his late mother. The system, patented by Juergen Broether and on sale since last December, consists of a one-way phone and loudspeaker device that can be buried close to the person's coffin, and will transmit a voice message into the tomb for a period of up to one year. Broether's said that his "telephonic angel" as he has dubbed...
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Mass grave of women and children uncovered in Iraq

    10/13/2004 11:27:08 PM PDT · by ETERNAL WARMING · 10 replies · 422+ views
    WND ^ | Oct 14, 2--4 | staff
    Mass grave of women and children uncovered in Iraq Forensic experts hope evidence will help convict Saddam Hussein By Agence France Presse (AFP) Thursday, October 14, 2004 HATRA, Iraq: Forensic experts digging for evidence against ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein have carried out their first full exhumation of a mass grave filled with the skeletons of scores of women and children, many shot in the back of the head. "This is all women and children. We have taken in excess of 120 bodies out of there," said U.S. investigator Greg Kehoe as he stood over one of nine trenches piled...
  • Kerry's speech tells half of story (guilty of grave sins of omission)

    08/02/2004 8:17:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 483+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | 7/31/04 | Jerry Zremski
    Kerry's speech tells half of story By Jerry Zremski News Washington correspondent Jerry Zremski analyzes and fact-checks what was said during Thursday's prime-time television coverage of the Democratic National Convention. By CONVENTION WATCH 7/31/2004 WASHINGTON - In accepting the Democratic nomination for president, Sen. John F. Kerry was eloquent, passionate and presidential - and guilty of grave sins of omission. He didn't explain his position on Iraq. He vowed to cut the deficit without explaining how. And Kerry's 5,310-word speech included only 73 words about his 19-year Senate career. That's what pundits noted Friday when asked to square Kerry's speech...
  • On the hunt for grave sites

    07/12/2004 7:09:14 PM PDT · by SteveH · 6 replies · 639+ views
    [Champaign, Ill.] News-Gazette ^ | July 12, 2004 | Tracy Moss
    On the hunt for grave sites By TRACY MOSS © 2004 THE NEWS-GAZETTE Published Online July 12, 2004 CLICK TO SEE PHOTO CATLIN – Stan Pentecost doesn't believe in ghosts, or UFOs, because he's the kind of guy who needs to see something to believe it. So, when he read that dowsing – using two rods to find underground water – could also be used to locate graves as well as determine the size and gender of the deceased, he had to try it. "I still can't explain it, but it works," said Pentecost, a member of the Illiana Genealogical...
  • Grave of GEO (Spanish special agent) killed in Leganés bombing desecrated

    04/19/2004 10:03:18 AM PDT · by B Knotts · 24 replies · 189+ views
    El Mundo ^ | 4/19/04 | Elena Mengual
    MADRID - The burial chamber where Francisco Javier Torronteras, the agent of the Special Group of Operaciones (GEO), was buried, has been found desecrated this morning in Madrid's South cemetery. Mr. Torronteras was killed in the Leganés explosion, by suicidal Islamic terrorists. The marble covering was set aside, and the body was removed. The covering was then replaced, apparently to escape detection. The investigators think that a dumbbell was used and that they had to be more than the two attackers, to be able to lower to the coffin from the second floor - where the chamber was located. Later,...
  • Graf Spree Emerges From Its River Plate Grave

    02/26/2004 6:57:59 PM PST · by blam · 32 replies · 5,843+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-27-2004 | Seamus Mirodan
    Graf Spee emerges from its River Plate grave By Seamus Mirodan in Buenos Aires (Filed: 27/02/2004) More than 64 years after the Graf Spee's captain scuttled his pocket battleship off Uruguay to stop it falling into British hands, divers have raised part of the vessel. A part of the Graf Spee is raised After weeks of failed attempts a 27-ton section of the command tower, including the first embryonic radar antenna installed on a warship, was brought to the surface of the River Plate estuary using a floating crane. Germany's Graf Spee, equipped with 11-inch guns and a prototype diesel...
  • Dean Digs His own Grave

    09/22/2003 5:47:47 PM PDT · by JimVT · 10 replies · 179+ views
    FOX ^ | 9/22/03 | O'Reilly
    Anybody see that total idiot Al Franken spewing his foul-mouth garbage before the DEAN campaign fund raiser as shown on O'Reilly? I'm keeping a list of the times Howard "The Little Corporal" Dean is sticking his foot in his mouth. When the number of retractions equals the number of people who would actually vote for him...he loses!
  • Dead woman ordered to tidy up her grave

    08/15/2003 7:12:53 AM PDT · by bedolido · 8 replies · 252+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | 08/15/03 | Staff Writer
    She may have been a neatnik in life, but the government thinks Moira Thoms has grown quite sloppy since her death. Although she succumbed to cancer three years ago, the Leeds City Council in Britain mailed Thoms a letter demanding she clean up her gravesite at Lawnswood Cemetery. She has exactly 14 days to remove two vases containing single white roses, reports the BBC. According to the strongly worded letter, the vases placed next to the memorial plaque constituted an "illegal memorial." "If they are not removed within this time we shall arrange for members of staff to remove them...
  • 'King's Grave' Rebuilt

    08/12/2003 4:36:14 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 192+ views
    Radio Netherland ^ | 8-11-2003 | Thijs Westerbeek
    'King's grave' rebuilt by Thijs Westerbeek of our Science Unit, 11 August 2003 For many centuries the King's Grave, an ancient burial hill near the southern Dutch city of Oss, has been an eery kind of place. The local population had all kinds of ghost stories about it and preferred not to go there at night. But now it looks brand new, in fact it is brand new. A low sandy hill, shaped a bit like a thick pancake, lies directly beside a highway. Roaring traffic thunders by and all thought of anything sacred or spooky quickly disapears. The ceremonial...
  • Defiant bluster and makeshift graves all that remain of the Hussein dynasty

    08/03/2003 11:26:28 AM PDT · by demlosers · 5 replies · 346+ views
    The Sydney Morning Herald ^ | August 4 2003 | Paul McGeough
    The graves tell the story of the fall of the house of Hussein. Just off Tikrit's main street, Saddam built a gaudy mausoleum in dictator kitsch style, to give the appearance of a bond with the father who abandoned him as a child. And at the cemetery in nearby Owja, the Hussein family's tribal homeland, the impoverished mother who raised Saddam is remembered in a building whose functional architecture would suit the laundry block at an Australian country hospital. But when the Al Bunaser tribe gathered on Saturday for the burial of Saddam's sons, killed in a gun battle with...
  • Hungry dogs find 2,500-year-old mummy

    03/25/2003 4:14:49 PM PST · by vannrox · 8 replies · 375+ views
    Ananova via Archaeological News ^ | Story filed: 14:55 Monday 24th March 2003 | Editorial staff
    Two dogs digging for a buried bone in their owner's backyard in Chile found a 2,500-year-old mummy. Ivan Paredes, who lives in Arica, could not believe his eyes when his dogs dug up the ancient body. He told La Cuarta online: "The dogs were trying to find bones buried in the backyard as usual, but they started to bark very loud and I came to check what was going on and found the mummy of child." Archaeologists believe it is the remains of a boy buried by his parents who would probably have been farmers. The mummy, said to be...
  • Mexico City dig reveals diversity of pre-Columbian people

    01/30/2003 7:05:47 AM PST · by vannrox · 6 replies · 1,577+ views
    Northern Light ^ | 01/29/2003 15:58 | Agencia EFE
    Home   Mexico City dig reveals diversity of pre-Columbian people     Mexico City, Jan 29, 2003 (EFE via COMTEX) -- Recent archaeological excavations in Greater Mexico City suggest the Aztecs, far from being a homogeneous people, were an aggregate of diverse groups who conquered their enemies without wiping out their languages and traditions.    Source:  Agencia EFE Date:  01/29/2003 15:58 Price:  Free Document Size:  Very Short (less than 1 page) Document ID:  FE20030129590000063 Subject(s):  Efe; Expansion; Explosion; Mexico; Population; Regulations; Utilities; Water; Yield Mexico City dig reveals diversity of pre-Columbian people Story Filed: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 3:58 PM EST Mexico...
  • Mystery wreck discovered in the Baltic Sea!

    10/12/2002 8:19:23 AM PDT · by vannrox · 43 replies · 642+ views
    UPI ^ | Published 10/8/2002 3:06 PM | (Reported by Charles Choi, UPI Science News, in New York)
    Mystery wreck discovered in the Baltic Sea UPI Science News From the Science & Technology Desk Published 10/8/2002 3:06 PM STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The Royal Swedish Navy said Tuesday it has discovered an underwater mystery shipwreck with skulls littering its centuries-old wooden decks. The sailing ship, which marine archaeologists think is more than 200 years old, was found standing upright on the bottom of the Baltic Sea. The reason for why it sank is so far an enigma, because its hull and masts remain perfectly intact. "We don't have any clues whatsoever right now on what made...
  • Ancient Warrior Grave Unearthed In Lebanese Port (Sidon)

    09/15/2002 7:47:38 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 581+ views
    ABC News ^ | 9-16-2002
    Mon, Sep 16 2002 12:39 AM AEST Ancient warrior grave unearthed in Lebanese port Archaeologists have unearthed several Bronze Age graves, including that of an ancient warrior interred with his axe, in the southern Lebanese port city of Sidon. Excavation team director Claude Doumet Serhal said the excavations are "among the most important archaeological projects in Lebanon as they are taking place in the centre of the city of modern Sidon." He also said the warrior's grave dated back to the Middle Bronze Age, around the second millennium BC, and included an unusually well preserved bronze duck-bill axe with a...
  • Italian Man's Visit to His Future Grave Kills Him (Hold muh chianti alert!)

    09/04/2002 10:07:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 238+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/04/02
    Man's Visit to His Future Grave Kills Him Wed Sep 4, 9:16 AM ET LASCARI, Sicily (Reuters) - Giovanni Greco sent himself, literally, to an early grave. Greco, 63, was so keen that his future mausoleum would be a perfect fit that he liked to visit it ensure the builders were making it just right. But his latest visit proved to be his last. According to local media reports, Greco was making his regular trip to the construction site in the small cemetery in his hometown of Lascari at the weekend. He climbed a ladder to get a better view...
  • After 190 Years The Bones Of Boney's Army (Napoleon) Are Unearthed In A Mass Grave In Lithuania

    09/03/2002 8:49:22 AM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 309+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 9-3-2002 | Ian Traynor
    After 190 years the bones of Boney's army are unearthed in a mass grave in Lithuania Ian Traynor Tuesday September 3, 2002 The Guardian Thousands of corpses of the footsoldiers who perished in Napoleon's disastrous 1812 retreat from Moscow have been discovered in a mass grave in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, offering a rich insight into the conditions and circumstances of history's most tragic military march. Lithuanian archaeologists and French experts in forensic exhumation are poring over the remains of 2,000 young men of the imperial Grand Army who died of cold, hunger, disease and Russian retribution following the collapse...
  • Hatfields, McCoys are at it once again

    04/02/2002 10:24:13 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 7 replies · 478+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4-3-02 | Jennifer Harper
    <p>Perhaps. The Hatfields and McCoys are ready to have at each other again, but with barristers, not double barrels.</p> <p>It was a melancholy Ron McCoy who filed suit last Friday against one John Vance — a Hatfield — down in Pikeville, Ky. Mr. McCoy would like access to the small McCoy family cemetery that abuts Mr. Vance's property.</p>