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Murder of the Imperial Family - Final DNA report on the Romanov Remains

Final DNA report and analysis of the Ekaterinburg Remains Proving they are the Imperial Family

http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0004838

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Semi-Precious Hardstone Animals

Here are some images of my favorite hardstone, Faberge-like animals from my collections with stories about how they were created and why

Austin - Number One City for Dogs

Yes, people in Austin are mad about dogs.  I don't know of another city that loves its canines like we do. Here's an article on our dog culture.