History has left us with many wonders, sometimes buried in elaborate vaults or ornate tombs. Other times, artifacts of times past are found in somewhat less sophisticated surroundings. Take for instance, the Museum of the American Revolution’s latest 82,000-piece haul—found in 300-year-old toilets in Philadelphia.
The FBI has a warning for all you antique dealers and museum curators out there: If you’re trading in Syrian or Iraqi pieces right now, you could be funding ISIS.
These are the contents of a mysterious white bag found hidden in Neil Armstrong's closet: Weird looking lamps, wrenches, utility brackets, sights, and a film camera that later was identified as the one that captured the famous Apollo 11's descent on the Moon's surface. Nobody knew about it, including his widow.
It's been over 125 years since Jack the Ripper prowled the streets of London, but here's something new: artifacts tied to the case are heading to the auction block.
For the past year, archaeologists have been working in a 2,000-year-old tunnel at the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan. The dig has yielded thousands of new relics and the discovery of three chambers that could hold more important finds.
Pilfered artifacts are a problem for archeologists, but the problem can go much deeper than just the loss of the items.
Today, diggers unearthed a cache of Atari 2600 game cartridges in a New Mexico landfill. Game aficionados have told the urban legend around the buried games for decades. Now I'm wondering: in a world of digital-only media, will this sort of discovery cease to exist? What do you think?
Amateur archaeologists have been using metal detectors to uncover a trove of ancient Roman artifacts in Britain. Among the centuries-old goodies discovered in 2011 were a pornographic knife handle and a couple of winged penises. Their purpose? To protect the possessor from evil, especially evil wielding a penis of its…
In 1964, archaeologist Thomas E. Lee discovered a 10.8-foot tall, 4,000 pound stone cross on the Arnaud River in far northern Quebec. Lee dubbed this sculpture "Thor's Hammer," as he assumed the monolith was of Viking origin.
Jörg M. Colberg, an accomplished astrophysicist and photographer, created a series of images entitled "American Pixels" in which he applied a self-made compression algorithm to photographs, turning them into artworks of the digital age.
There are lots of folks out there making replica vampire killing kits, but the Ripley's Believe It or Not! museums have the real deal: kits earnestly prepared to combat bloodsuckers and packed with silver bullets, wooden daggers, and anti-vampire potions.
The Vatican is holding an exhibit showing a collection of astronomy and space themed treasures, including this 18th century orrery.. I 'm just stunned that these beauties have been collecting dust somewhere, unseen and unappreciated for who-knows-how-long.
Just how dangerous is it to house thousands of powerful artifacts in a single building? Last night's episode of Warehouse 13 answers that question with a visit to the Dark Vault, Sylvia Plath's depression-inducing typewriter, and homicidal, autonomous dodgeballs.
Last night's Warehouse 13 drops us in a prison on a dark and stormy night, where prison inmates are being driven to suicide. But can prison cults and guilty hallucinations compete with last week's disco ball madness?
This week's Warehouse 13 featured a trip to Vegas and a pair of guest stars from Eureka. But those were overshadowed by the ghost of Alice Liddell and a disco ball fueled by the magic of sex and drugs.
Last night's Warehouse 13 featured better gadgets, delved into the dirty details of one character's past, and introduced us to the series antagonist. Could we finally be seeing the show breaking out of its weekly artifact hunt?