Tag: discovery

May 9, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Revealing the Contents of a 100-year-old Time Capsule

Revealing the Contents of a 100-year-old Time Capsule

On April 22, 2013, the Oklahoma Historical Society in partnership with the First Lutheran Church unearthed a 6-ft x 3-ft x 3-ft (1.83m x 0.91m x 0.91m) chest, buried in the church’s basement exactly 100 years prior. Dubbed the ‘Century Chest‘, the project was created in 1913 by Virginia Sohlberg of the Ladies Aid…

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February 19, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Soldiers Engraved Lighters from Vietnam

Soldiers Engraved Lighters from Vietnam

Last year, Cowan’s Auctions put up a lot of 282 Vietnam War-era Zippo lighters featuring personalized and anonymous engravings chosen by U.S. soldiers, sailors, and airmen during deployment. The collection was compiled by American artist Bradford Edwards over several years in the 1990s, on-site in Vietnam. The collection sold for $35,250 on June 21,…

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February 5, 2013 at 4:43 pm

How the University of Leicester Found the Skeleton of Richard III

How the University of Leicester Found the Skeleton of Richard III

Photograph by The University of Leicester In August 2012, the University of Leicester in collaboration with the Richard III Society and Leicester City Council, began an ambitious archaeological project to find the lost grave of King Richard III. The last English king to die in battle, Richard had been buried five centuries earlier with…

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