During this week in history, Prince Harry was born.
Prominent Egyptian archaeologists have renewed a call for the return of the Rosetta Stone from the British Museum to Egypt, 200 years after the deciphering of the slab unlocked the secrets of hieroglyphic script and marked the birth of Egyptology. The archaeologists' online campaign has gathered 2,500 signatures so far and aims to "tell Egyptians what has been taken from them", said Monica Hanna, acting Dean of the College of Archaeology in the Egyptian city of Aswan. The Rosetta Stone dates to 196 BC and was unearthed by Napoleon's army in northern Egypt in 1799.
First families, White House staff, and visitors have reported ghost sightings and paranormal activity at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue over the years.
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The sculpture was found as part of a building and is "larger than life," according to Greece's Ministry of Culture and Sports.
The cobbled road was uncovered by engineers during routine works.
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One of the most consequential Olympic medals ever awarded is on the auction block — the silver medal captured in 1936 by Germany's Luz Long, the long jumper who walked arm in arm through the stadium with Jesse Owens to celebrate their triumphs while Adolf Hitler watched from the stands. The auction house selling the medal has labeled Long's collection “The Beacon of Hope.” “The story of Jesse Owens never seems to end,” said Long's granddaughter, Julia Kellner-Long, in a phone interview from her house in Munich.
- Portsmouth Herald
The story of this place, M’squamscook, is longer and deeper than the history that is usually told.
- Air Force Times
Calvin Graham enlisted at 12 but was discharged when his real age was discovered.
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Highlights of this day in history: Egypt's President Anwar Sadat assassinated; Yom Kippur War breaks out in Mideast; Top U.S. arms inspector reports on Iraq's WMD; Actress Bette Davis dies; 'The Jazz Singer' heralds talking pictures. (Oct. 6)