Trove of 27 Sealed Sarcophagi Unearthed in Egypt

SmartNews Keeping you current Authorities say the 2,500-year-old coffins, found during excavations at the Saqqara necropolis, have likely remained unopened for millennia One of the 14 sealed coffins found at the Saqqara necropolis (Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities) smithsonianmag.com September 10, 2020 | Updated: 2 hours ago Editor’s Note, September 22, 2020: On Saturday, […]

Arsonist Confesses to Starting Nantes Cathedral Fire

Editor’s Note, July 28, 2020:A volunteer caretaker has confessed to starting a July 18 fire at Nantes Cathedral, reports Agence France-Presse. Authorities had previously questioned and released the 39-year-old Rwandan refugee, who was tasked with locking up the historic church on the day before the blaze. The arsonist’s motive is still unclear. He now faces […]

After Retiring Its Racist Name, D.C. Football Team Announces Temporary Moniker

Editor’s Note, July 23, 2020:The capital’s National Football League (NFL) franchise is rebranding as the “Washington Football Team,” reports Adam Schefter for ESPN. The announcement follows the team’s July 13 decision to retire its former name, which is widely considered to be a racial slur. “For updated brand clarity and consistency purposes, we will call […]