Shouldn’t Miss News of the Week

Here are 5 articles I wanted to make sure you don’t miss. Enjoy!

It’s a real coo as ‘unbreakable’ war code found on pigeon in Portland is cracked: I love a good story about code breaking, especially when the code that is broken reveals something interesting about history.  This code was from World War II.

A mummy murder mystery is solved: King’s throat was slit: Researchers have concluded that Ramses III likely had his throat slit by members of his harem as plotted by his son and wife.  A really interesting article that also discusses the possible discovery of his son’s mummy.  Watching Ancient Egypt documentaries (and ones about the Mayans too) was an influential part of my childhood that made choosing this field click for me.

Top 10 Architecture Controversies of 2012: Who doesn’t like a good countdown?  On the list are some buildings I’ve mentioned on my Facebook page including #8 the David and Gladys Wright house in Arizona.

Anonymous Benefactor Saves the David and Gladys Wright House: Speaking of the house in Arizona, it finally has really good news attached to it, a preservation-minded buyer! Read the article for more information.

‘Alien-like’ skulls are unearthed in 1,000-year-old cemetery: Not really alien, but interesting elongated skulls from the practice of doing so to children back then.  The cemetery was discovered in 1999 as an irrigation canal was being dug in Mexico, but the research findings are just being released.

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If you liked these stories, head on over to Bricks + Mortar’s “This Week” post.

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5 Responses to Shouldn’t Miss News of the Week

  1. I really like the Gehry design for the Eisenhower memorial and I hope it wins out in the end.

    Also love FLW and hope that the house has been saved. But couldn’t figure out if it was or not. Someone backed out, and then a second person stepped forward?

  2. Great articles as always! I LOVE the countdown. Year and countdowns are one of the best things about this time of the year 🙂

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