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The Peter the Great egg was made for the Russian royal family by French Jeweler Karl Faberge. It is part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' special exhibition "Faberge Revealed" through Oct. 2. (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts)

The Peter the Great egg was made for the Russian royal family by French Jeweler Karl Faberge. It is part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' special exhibition "Faberge Revealed" through Oct. 2. (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts)

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.