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Thursday, December 31
December 31, 2009

¬†“Elements of the nation’s heritage are being neglected and forgotten in thousands of boxes that contain millions of objects neither identified nor accounted for,” according to a new report by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of the Interior. The National Park Service alone has a backlog of an estimated 60 million items, and […]

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Wednesday, December 30
December 30, 2009

¬†Scholars are translating Maya glyphs describing the practices of a priest who lived in the eighth century A.D. The glyphs are inscribed on seashell earrings and manta ray stingers that had been buried with the priest, whose remains were excavated 11 years ago in southeastern Mexico. “It is the longest Maya hieroglyphic script ever found […]

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