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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 9:56 p.m.

Recriminations fly after fire roars through Brazilian museum

Firefighters dug through the burned-out hulk of Brazil’s National Museum on Monday, a day after fire roared through the building, as the country mourned the irreplaceable treasures lost and pointed …


Over 80K artifacts, specimens donated to Idaho Falls museum

The Museum of Idaho has received a donation of more than 80,000 artifacts and specimens unearthed from a series of caves west of Idaho Falls.


Jewish artifacts disappear from Damascus in fog of Syria war

Jewish artifacts, including ancient parchment torahs from one of the world’s oldest synagogues, have gone missing from the Syrian capital amid the tumult of ongoing civil war, with some precious …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 10:43 a.m.

Debt may force Lincoln library and museum to sell artifacts

The foundation that supports the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum says it might have to sell artifacts if it can’t pay off a decade-old loan that financed items related …


Ancient artifacts seized from Hobby Lobby returned to Iraq

Thousands of ancient clay tablets, seals and other Iraqi archaeological objects that were smuggled into the U.S. and shipped to the head of arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby were …


Egypt displays previously unseen King Tut artifacts

Egypt opened an exhibition on Wednesday to display previously unseen treasures from King Tutankhamun’s famed tomb.


UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 10:18 p.m.

Salem museum showcases history of psychiatry

A 2,500-square-foot museum in the former entrance to the old Oregon State Hospital walks visitors through not only the state-run hospital’s checkered history, though there’s plenty of that, but also …


Hearings set on potential Dakota Access pipeline fines

The North Dakota Public Service Commission is investigating whether Energy Transfer Partners removed too many trees and shrubs while laying pipe in the state and improperly reported the discovery of …


After 15 years, last artifacts of 9/11 have been given away

Behind the barbed wire, the white minivan’s busted windows and crumpled roof hint at its story. But forklifted to this windblown spot on the John F. Kennedy International Airport tarmac, …


Trove of Roman treasure found by Israeli divers

A chance discovery by two divers uncovered Israel’s biggest find of underwater Roman-era artifacts in three decades, archaeologists said Monday as the priceless objects were showcased for the first time.


Elvis attraction in Vegas closes amid business dispute

An Elvis Presley exhibit that opened at a Las Vegas casino-hotel with great fanfare last year has abruptly closed amid a leasing dispute that involves hundreds of the King’s artifacts.


Saranac exhibit shows breadth of interpretation

Since its inception in 2007, Saranac Art Projects has made it a goal to bring more color and life to the Spokane arts scene. It’s a nonprofit art cooperative made …


Man sentenced for artifact theft

A Kettle Falls man who collects historic artifacts was sentenced Tuesday for stealing Indian artifacts from the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. A federal judge sentenced Sandie R. McNeil, 45, …