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Mar 12, 2015 12:29 PM ET
The Italian police arrested the head of the largest mafia, the 'Ndrangheta family, whose yearly revenue is estimated to equal 3 percent of Italy's GDP. So how powerful are today's mafia outfits, and who are the main players?
Feb 13, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
On the Tuscan island of Elba archaeologists find remains of lavish, ancient villa.
Feb 13, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
Archaeologists recover the remains of the villa belonging to the real- life individual that inspired the epic tale of Ben-Hur.
Feb 9, 2015 12:10 PM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
Dig into the mystery of a skull found with several holes drilled in the cranium.
Feb 9, 2015 12:10 PM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
Apparently ground up bone powder from the skulls of martyrs was an ingredient in sought after medicines.
Jan 10, 2015 07:50 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
A study of fecal matter from a medieval warlord -- the patron of the poet Dante Alighieri -- suggests he was poisoned with a deadly heart-stopping plant called foxglove. Continue reading →
Oct 27, 2014 08:50 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
The remains of an Italian WWII pilot who died in a dogfight with US pilots 70 years ago have finally been unearthed -- still sitting on the parachute in the cockpit.
Oct 27, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
The remains of an Italian World War II pilot who died in a dogfight with U.S. pilots 70 years ago have finally been unearthed.
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