Thursday, October 27, 2011

Nothing like death to liven up a trip

If you're going to Europe, visit a cemetery — they're authentic, artsy and oozing with history.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Roman-era couple held hands for 1,500 years

The skeletal remains of a Roman-era couple reveal the pair has been holding hands for 1,500 years. Italian archaeologists say the man and woman were buried at the same time between the 5th and 6th century A.D. in central-northern Italy. Wearing a bronze ring, the woman is positioned so she appears to be gazing at her male partner.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Maple Leaf Gardens' time capsule found

Crews working on the reconstruction of Toronto's iconic Maple Leaf Gardens have found something that just might be a historical treasure — but exactly what it is remains a mystery.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Gramps Was A Fish

Was just reading a news report about how are ancestors were fish. Researchers are able to paint a picture of what this fish ancestor would have looked like. It would likely have been a predatory marine fish with good eyesight, jaws and sharp teeth. I guess this is genealogy to the extreme. How weird is it to think that if we could take our family tree back far enough we would start adding fish. My GGGGGGGGG bla bla bla Grand Father was a fish. It just kind of blows my mind to even think about it.

Think I will go Red Lobster for dinner.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Prehistoric Teen Girl's Grave Found Near Henge

Four to five thousand years ago, a wealthy teenage girl was laid to rest in a grave at what archaeologists believe is a newly found henge in Kent, England.

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Athen’s First Cemetery At Risk Of Destruction

The First Cemetery of Athens in Greece, which is the oldest cemetery in the city, is in need of preservation due to neglect.

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Monday, October 03, 2011

Mausoleum Makeover

One of South Dakota's founding fathers is resting much more comfortably now following an extreme mausoleum makeover.

Workers have breathed new life into the R.F. Pettigrew family plot located in Sioux Falls. The restoration team saved the Pettigrew tomb from certain doom.

Nestled on a rolling hill in the heart of Woodlawn Cemetery is the final resting place of Richard Pettigrew. The remains of South Dakota's first U.S. senator, along with other Pettigrew family members, are kept inside this stately mausoleum fashioned after an ancient Greek temple; a century-old relic of Victorian-era excess.

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Saturday, October 01, 2011

Ancestry 15 days of free databases

Ancestry is having 15 days of free databases and daily prizes in sweepstakes draws.

"Starting October 1, will feature a free collection each day for 15 days. And you'll get FREE access to select collections from around the world thru October 15. " 15th Anniversary Sweepstakes