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'Restoration' ends up being a 'desecration' of Buddhist frescos

Chaoyang - Frescos inside a Buddhist temple, dating back to the Qing Dynasty in China's northeastern province of Liaoning, were desecrated in a failed attempt at restoration. The resulting artwork now looks like a poor attempt at cartooning.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Historical sites in Syria threatened

Syria sits in the heart of the ancient world, and over the last 5,000 years has accumulated a wide array of historical sites that are at risk of being lost forever.
In the Media by Justin King - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Hidden historic gem, Conway, SC, worth visiting Special

Conway - This spring break on your way to Myrtle Beach, SC, take a break at the town of Conway. At the point highway traffic starts to crawl on busy days, Conway looks like another bland highway pass through town. In reality it is a hidden historic gem; stop in.
Digital Journal Report by Elizabeth Parker - 3 comments

Photo Essay: Çanakkale, Turkey Special

Historic Çanakkale (pronounced “Chanekkaley”) is located on the strategic Marmara Sea and is the scene of a massive Turkish defense in World War I against English invaders and the reason for Anzac Day.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 2 comments

Photo Essay: Steeped in history, downtown Franklin is visual joy Special

Franklin - The city of Franklin is rich in history, nature, eclectic store fronts and entertainment, with Historic Downtown Franklin being its centerpiece. The aesthetic beauty of the buildings and surroundings makes it a visual joy for photographers and tourists.
Digital Journal Report by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Italy auctioning off historic lighthouses

The Italian government is going to raise money for the economy by auctioning off lighthouses that are located off the coast of Sardinia.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Kentucky offers to give away bridge

Members of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet are offering to give away a bridge that is obsolete, but has historic value. They are even offering to dismantle and deliver the bridge to its new location free of charge.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald

Expedition Finds First Aircraft Ever Taken to Antarctica

An Australian expedition has found the remains of the first aeroplane ever taken to the frozen Antarctic continent. The Australians are restoring 1911-14-expedition leader, Douglas Mawson’s main camp.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo

Historic Homes Join Green Movement

When James and Lisa Smith walked into their 1920’s era home on Fifth Avenue in Franklin, Tennessee one Monday morning in July, they found a broken water pipe, meaning the home would have to undergo some big changes.
In the Media by Carolyn Neblett - 4 comments

The American Bald Eagle: A Noble Past And A Promising Future

How and when did the Bald Eagle become the national bird of the United States of America? Read the fascinating history of this amazing bird and its connection to the greatest country in the world.(Take it easy, Canada. You are great too.)
In the Media by M Dee Dubroff - 3 comments
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One of the views from the River walk in Conway  SC.
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