Mar 17, 2015

Spain finds remains of literary giant Cervantes

Spain on Tuesday unearthed the apparent remains of Spanish literary giant Miguel de Cervantes in a Madrid convent almost 400 years after his death. Forensic anthropologist Francisco Etxebarria said that after a year-long search his team had positively identified in an alcove in a ...

Mar 11, 2015

Colonial Williamsburg offers to protect Iraqi artifacts

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Virginia says it has offered to house Iraqi artifacts to protect them from destruction by the Islamic State group. The foundation says its president, Mitchell Reiss, made the offer to a team of Iraqi archeologists and museum experts who ...

Photo exhibit showcases major events of last 70 years

Mar 11, 2015

Photo exhibit showcases major events of last 70 years

A photo exhibition on postwar Japan is underway at the Tokyo International Forum chronicling memorable events from the end of World War II to the present day. The events include the late Emperor Hirohito’s radio address informing the public of Japan’s surrender in 1945 ...

Mice, smog and MPs: U.K. parliament faces urgent repairs

Mar 9, 2015

Mice, smog and MPs: U.K. parliament faces urgent repairs

Behind the neo-Gothic splendor of Big Ben, Britain’s Houses of Parliament is crumbling and overrun with mice, prompting its top official to warn the building may have to be “abandoned” without urgent renovations. Leaking roofs mean members of parliament have to use waste paper ...