As Irish Famine Museum Closes, Donors Worry About Fate of Artifacts

In the mid-1990s, John L. Hague, president of Quinnipiac College, read a book about the 19th century potato famine in Ireland and decided that its causes and consequences, mortality rates, and the resulting diaspora warrant wider exposure. It is estimated that at least one million Irish died and 2 million or more left the country …

As Irish Famine Museum Closes, Donors Worry About Fate of Artifacts

In the mid-1990s, John L. Hague, president of Quinnipiac College, read a book about the 19th century potato famine in Ireland and decided that its causes and consequences, mortality rates, and the resulting diaspora warrant wider exposure. It is estimated that at least one million Irish died and 2 million or more left the country …

Iraq Takes Back 17,000 Looted Artifacts, Biggest Return Ever

ERBIL, Iraq — When the Iraqi prime minister’s plane landed in Baghdad last week after an official visit to the United States, its cargo included 17,000 archaeological artifacts returned by a leading museum and an Ivy League university. antiques. On Tuesday, plywood crates containing thousands of clay tablets and seals from Mesopotamia, home to the …

25 Most Important Artifacts of Post-War Architecture

The third brightest object in the night sky is not a distant planet or solar system, but a football field-sized building. Designed and assembled by five space agencies representing 15 countries, the structure represents a triumph not only of engineering but also of politics. an unprecedented international effort in the name of science. Built largely …