DC's Smithsonian museums (there are 17 of them here in the city) are among America's most visited and treasured places. But the Smithsonian also publishes a series of some of the most interesting, fact-filled blogs appearing anywhere on the internet. Each Sunday, The Prices Do DC re-posts an entry either about the Smithsonian or that 1st appeared in 1 of the institution's blogs. Hope you enjoy and maybe we'll see you soon at the Smithsonian.
Every day, thousands of visitors to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum crowd around a glass case on the second floor to gaze at the Hope Diamond, one of the world's most famous jewels.
It's been the subject of dozens of books, games, documentaries and scientific inquiries, partly due to persisting legends that it's cursed. Despite all this attention, though, it seems that the inch-wide, 45.52-carat diamond still conceals secrets waiting to be uncovered.
- The Museum of the American Indian By the Numbers
- Was DC Really Built on a Swamp?
- The Return of the Annual National Book Festival
- Back to the 60s: Science and Technology
- Back to the 60s: History and Culture
- Back to the 60s - Mustang Sally Special
- Abstract Portraiture @The National Portrait Galler...
- Blazing Bright Washington Creates DC's Darkest Day...
- Winding It Up Again for the Godfather of Go-Go
- Bloody Civil War Brings Walt Whitman to Washington...
- Porous Border Could Let Islamic Terrorists Sneak I...
- Santana Scores, Rod Stewart Not So Much @Verizon C...
- Race Relations: How Far Have We Come In 50 Years?
- Phrarrell's Famous Hat Coming to Newseum
- Clearing Up Smithsonian Myths
- A Puppeteering Legacy Endures
- When Robin Williams Crashed the DC Improv
- Cool, American-Style
- The Painting Partnership of Degas and Cassatt
- Hope Diamond Was Once a Symbol for French Sun King...
- Sci-Fi Museum Still Heading Toward DC Blast-off
- 40 Years On, Carl Bernstein Talks Nixon, Watergate...
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