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By Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press
It was looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago. Now, a 3,500-year-old clay tablet discovered in the ruins of the library of an ancient Middle Eastern king is finally headed back to Iraq.
By Colleen Long, Associated Press
In response to rising COVID-19 infection numbers, the Smithsonian Institution is indefinitely shutting down operations at all its facilities, effective Monday and affecting seven museums, plus the National Zoo.
With much of the temporary fencing around the White House coming down, there’s an effort to preserve the hundreds of pieces of instant American history.
By Ashraf Khalil, Nathan Ellgren, Associated Press
Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, has just become the 14th head of the Smithsonian Institution -- and its first black leader. He sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss the challenges…
By Judy Woodruff, Anne Azzi Davenport
By William Brangham, Kira Wakeam
The dinosaur bones at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History now boast new accommodations. After a four-year, $125 million renovation, the Hall of Fossils now features state-of-the-art technology and new exhibits housing more than 700 specimens. As William…
By Vicky Stein
Sneak a peek at the Smithsonian's new Hall of Fossils. After a four-year renovation, the hall brings back old favorites and introduces lessons for humanity's future.
By Julia Griffin
Conservators put the FBI’s slippers through a battery of scientific tests. Their conclusion? These weren’t just any pair of heels.
By Nsikan Akpan
Asian elephants are 10 times more endangered than African savanna elephant and facing a new serious threat. Poachers are taking the skin of Asian elephants in Myanmar and turning it into ruby red jewelry.
By PBS NewsHour
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, nearly five decades after the historic Apollo 11 Command Module brought man to the moon and back, the spacecraft is part of a new adventure in a four-stop traveling exhibition across America.
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