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Library Seeks to Save Jefferson’s Papersnew

In three years, Thomas Jefferson negotiated the Articles of Confederation, helped secure French aid for the Revolutionary War and deployed soldiers to fight Native Americans on Virginia’s western frontier. Now, the Library of Virginia is restoring all 2,500 of Jefferson’s executive papers, which date from 1779 to 1781, to ensure they survive as long as his legacy.
Style Weekly  |  Melissa Scott Sinclair  |  08-17-2011  |  History

Recent Raids Shed Light on New Mexican Looting Syndicatenew

Using undercover sources, agents from the FBI and the US Bureau of Land Management spent more than two years infiltrating a tight-knit community of looters in New Mexico who dig up graves and pillage archaeological sites on public lands, then sell the items they find to dealers and collectors.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Laura Paskus  |  08-20-2009  |  History

Aether's 'Artifacts'new

San Antonio hip-hop producer Diego Chavez’s first solo outing creates a MacBook-powered soundscape that falls quietly between Handsome Boy Modeling School (minus humor) and Brian Eno (minus sleepiness).
San Antonio Current  |  Matt Ramos  |  02-04-2009  |  Reviews

A Guide to Boston's Secret Trove of Peculiar Artifactsnew

There are peculiar piece of history tucked away in the nooks and crannies of Boston–area archives -- from death masks to a book bound in human skin.
Boston Phoenix  |  Jacqueline Houton  |  08-28-2008  |  History

Forget Indiana Jones, Meet Illinois Shapironew

A reincarnated Union general's search for the lost crystal skull of Peru.
Illinois Times  |  C.D. Stelzer  |  06-13-2008  |  History

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