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Penn library will return 9th-century documents found to have been stolen from Italian archive

The university received the documents in 2011 as part of a large gift of books and manuscripts from collector Lawrence Schoenberg, who had purchased them from a venerable London bookseller.

Etched in Memory

“Since 1968, the businesses, the small shops, the retail, the ecosystem has just totally deteriorated,” said David Teague, a professor at the University of Delaware’s Associate in Arts Program. In West Center City, he said “there is not a single doctor’s office. There’s not a dentist."

Etched in Memory

“Since 1968, the businesses, the small shops, the retail, the ecosystem has just totally deteriorated,” said David Teague, a professor at the University of Delaware’s Associate in Arts Program. In West Center City, he said “there is not a single doctor’s office. There’s not a dentist."

City opens new archives in Northern Liberties

The city's vast repository of documents and photographs has moved to Spring Garden Street.

City opens new archives in Northern Liberties

The city's vast repository of documents and photographs has moved to Spring Garden Street.

Potter to HBO’s ‘John Adams’ visits Philly to dish about the defiant porcelain of the American Revolution

Ceramic artist Michelle Erickson will be at the Museum of the American Revolution Thursday and Saturday.

Potter to HBO’s ‘John Adams’ visits Philly to dish about the defiant porcelain of the American Revolution

Ceramic artist Michelle Erickson will be at the Museum of the American Revolution Thursday and Saturday.
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BalletX does the sinking of the Titanic as modern dance — and the choreographer’s grand-aunt was on the ship

It was sad when the great ship went down. And now it's a BalletX world premiere.

Honoring a printmaker who fled Lithuania and had a profound influence on black artists in Philly

Romas Viesulas inspired and encouraged talented students at Temple's Tyler School, including the founder of the Brandywine Workshop.

Alexander Hamilton’s fifth great-grandson, Doug, says the duel ‘was just idiotic’

Doug Hamilton is in Philadelphia to lend some family heirlooms to the Museum of the American Revolution. Two go on display Tuesday.

Ken Burns receives Lenfest Award from Revolution Museum

Burns says he has a documentary of the American Revolution in the works.

Scott Stephenson named new head of Revolution Museum

The museum's national search for a new president ended up in its own back yard.

How the Philadelphia area’s worst mass killer skirted justice

Howard Unruh, who shot and killed 13 people in Camden in 1949, never once appeared in court on the murder charges against him.

A forgotten New Jersey war story: The day 3 Soviet soldiers killed themselves at Fort Dix

Three of the graves there are reminders of a dark page from the history of World War II.

Philadelphia’s other Benjamin: founding father Benjamin Rush’s lasting legacy | Philly History

One of the hospital's more appalling practices had been to allow members of the general public to pay four pence ($1.70) to come in and gape at the lunatics.

Carousel maker's 'masterpiece' is gone from Philly, but still in use

Philadelphians used to flock to the Hunting Park carousel that came from a shop of a famed family. Now, it can still be enjoyed at Cedar Point, an amusement park in Ohio.

The William Penn statue atop Philly’s City Hall looks to the northeast for a reason

The statue is looking toward a park also named after the city's founder.

He designed the Flight 93 memorial, with heavy inspiration from his time in Philadelphia

The tower looms over the site of one of the 9/11 tragedies: the Somerset County field where United Flight 93 crashed as its 40 passengers and crew foiled a band of al-Qaeda hijackers.

The apology from Benjamin Franklin that predicted the fight over falsehood and hate on social media

In 1731, the polymath addressed the dilemmas of free exchange and the right to offend, in a tract that prefigures today's debates involving figures such as Mark Zuckerberg and Alex Jones.

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