Alexandria, Virginia is a city that most people associate with the Civil War. Far too few people are aware of the rich history that has been resurrected through its unique community archaeology program.
Amman is the capital city of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, though its history extends long before the establishment of the modern Jordanian state. The city is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, and its myriad archaeological sites serve as evidence of this fact.
New Orleans’ architectural style established by the Spanish continued on for some time as the city prospered and expanded. This exhibit contains examples of the remaining French colonial architecture and then contrasts it with the prevalent architecture established in the Spanish period.
The 1956 Federal-Aid Highway Act helped to finance the construction of more than 41,000 miles of new interstate roadways nationally. In Los Angeles, California the building of these new highways fundamentally changed the future land use patterns of the region; many homes and buildings were destroyed to make way for the highway and a lot of people were displaced.