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FW: [BRITARCH] Explorator 9.52

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Seren Langley <[log in to unmask]>

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explorator 9.52                                   April 22, 2007
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Editor's note: Most urls should be active for at least eight hours from the time of publication.

For your computer's protection, Explorator is sent in plain text and NEVER has attachments. Be suspicious of any Explorator which arrives otherwise!!!
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Bill Kennedy, Adrian Murdoch, David Critchley, Dave Sowdon, Donna Hurst, 'Duke Jason', Erica Stewart, Hernan Astudillo, Nancy Jenner, John McMahon, Joseph Lauer, Ross W Sargent, Mata Kimasitayo,  Mike Ruggeri, Rochelle Altman, Rick Pettigrew, Steve Rankin, W. Richard Frahm, and Yonatan Nadelman for headses upses this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).
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EARLY HUMANS
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Lucy is not a direct relative of modern humans, apparently:

http://tinyurl.com/2hbdr6 (JPost)

On evolution and equality:

http://www.tercera.cl/medio/articulo/0,0,3255_5726_262235122,00.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Questioning a 'ritual suicide' in Mesopotamian tomb (which one?):

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/20070416_Death_and_the_maidens.html
http://tinyurl.com/23dsff (Oh ... its from Ur) http://www.belleville.com/mld/belleville/news/nation/17119210.htm

4000 b.p. artifacts from Sharjah:

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/07/04/16/10118675.html

Protests about an Iranian dam near Pasargadae flooding sites:

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/DAH145536.htm
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070421/sc_nm/iran_dam_protest_dc_1

... these seem related:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070420/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iran_world_heritage_5
http://www.sci-tech-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=11000AX1H0S6
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2007/04/21/2003357587
http://www.physorg.com/news96264261.html
http://tinyurl.com/2cnx6y (Seattle Times) http://tinyurl.com/2z7c5w (CNN) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6571983.stm

Trying to get World Heritage status for a temple of Anahita:

http://www.chnpress.com/news/?section=2&id=7092

Terry Wilfong was talking about Tamesia's burial papyrus:

http://tinyurl.com/2zadej (Blade)

... while Egypt was threatening a 'scientific war' if Germany doesn't return Nefertiti:

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,2443353,00.html
http://tinyurl.com/ywknkc (NG)
http://www.inform.kz/showarticle.php?lang=eng&id=150623
http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2007/841/fr1.htm

Another Dead Sea Scrolls fragment acquisition by a US Institution:

http://tinyurl.com/38kq5e (Republic)

... speaking of which, the Biblical Archaeology Society has put up a nice little website on the DSS:

http://www.bib-arch.org/deadseascrolls/bswbDSSHomePage.asp

Interesting item on the 'Gabriel Revelation':

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=850657

Egyptology News Blog:

http://egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

http://www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

http://blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

http://paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

http://persepolistablets.blogspot.com/

Archaeologist at Large:

http://spaces.msn.com/members/ArchaeologyinEgypt/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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The Roman bath at Ankara will be excavated:

http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=70964

A Thracian chariot was unearthed in Bulgaria:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=79622

Some pots owned by Martin Robertson were returned to Greece this week, with much spin attached:

http://tinyurl.com/2eaqg8 (CBC)
http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/art/2007/04/parthenon_marbles_one_step_clo.html
http://tinyurl.com/38flk9 (UPI)
http://tinyurl.com/24pabo (GNN)
http://www.postchronicle.com/news/entertainment/article_21275721.shtml
http://tinyurl.com/ywddtk (ANA)

Some Roman pots from Cornwall are now on display:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/cornwall/6571707.stm
http://tinyurl.com/2aocza (TIC)

Reburial of the remains of an ancient Roman teen:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/6563909.stm

Finds during Roman subway construction:

http://www.wantedinrome.com/articles/complete_articles.php?id_art=496

Metro construction is also revealing ancient Thessaloniki:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/news/content.asp?aid=82343

Road construction between Salonika and Edessa have revealed some 2000 b.p. tombs:

http://tinyurl.com/yqnn3w (News24)
http://tinyurl.com/2d7tn2 (KT)

... while construction on Naxos threatens a temple of Apollo:

http://tinyurl.com/26snvz (Kathimerini)

Research suggests a major tsunami wiped out the Minoas:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6568053.stm
http://tinyurl.com/ytt3ex

At the beginning of the week, the British Museum appears to have opened the door to the possibility of a loan of the Elgin/Parthenon Marbles to Greece:

http://tinyurl.com/ytahwj (Times)
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/54059.html
http://tinyurl.com/2f7tf8 (UPI)
http://tinyurl.com/25xw6v (Bloomberg)

... and by the end of the week we were hearing of 'talks':

http://tinyurl.com/27wwt6 (IHT)
http://tinyurl.com/29nl7e (UPI)
http://movie.moldova.org/stiri/eng/43607/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6578661.stm

Victor Davis Hanson writes on Imus and Nemesis:

http://tinyurl.com/27k2qj 

The 'give us back our chariot' story still has legs:

http://www.imedinews.ge/en/news_read/34719
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/54486.html

Review of Rome: An Oxford Archaeological Guide:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/reviews/0192880039/

Recent reviews from BMCR:

http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/recent.html

Recent reviews from Scholia:

http://www.classics.und.ac.za/reviews/2007.htm

Visit our blog:

http://www.atrium-media.com/rogueclassicism

Blegen Library News:

http://blegen.blogspot.com/

Mediterranean Archaeology:

http://medarch.blogspot.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://www.archaeology.eu.com/weblog/index.html
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Fifth-century Gupta remains from Bangladesh:

http://www.newkerala.com/news.php?action=fullnews&id=20222
http://tinyurl.com/257fjs

Now the Rapa Nui are off the hook for the demise of Easter
Island:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/court_and_social/article1657
974.ece

Review of William Dalrymple, *The Last Mughal*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/22/books/review/Harshaw.t.html

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Some sort of burial ground found during condo construction in
Miami:

http://www.miamiherald.com/460/story/82646.html

Nice feature on Danny Schmidt (what? you mean Bill Kelso isn't excavating Jamestown all by himself?):

http://tinyurl.com/yozj3b (Daily Press)

... other sources look at Kelso:

http://www.wm.edu/news/index.php?id=7647

... and one on activities planned for Jamestown's 400th:

http://tinyurl.com/245c4h (Daily Press)

A Native burial ground in Connecticut might get in the way of
development:

http://www.connpost.com/localnews/ci_5690557

Review of David Stewart, *Summer of 1787*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/20/arts/20book.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Evidence of child sacrifice at a Toltec site:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18164233/
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2007/04/22/2003357740
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070418/ap_on_sc/mexico_child_sacrifice_4
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1102AP_Mexico_Child_Sacrifice.html
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Science/2007/04/17/4055151-ap.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/04/17/ap/latinamerica/main2697297.shtml
http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=589472007

Evidence for Pre-Incan/Peruvian metallurgy:

http://www.newkerala.com/news.php?action=fullnews&id=20051
http://www.physorg.com/news96222703.html
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/53907.html
http://tinyurl.com/2966ot (LiveScience via Yahoo) http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18201003/
http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2007/420/1

A Harvard team is going to dig at Copan:

http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2007/04.19/99-copan.html

Nudes are apparently hazardous to ancient sites:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20070416/ten-uk-mexico-tunick-3334b85.html

The Torre de los Picos is open to the public:

http://tinyurl.com/2ah6jm (El Pais)
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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The concept of limbo is officially a dead issue now:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070420/ts_nm/pope_limbo_dc_1

Latest flick at the Archaeology Channel looks at digital preservation of sites, using Pompeii as an example:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/

That portrait of Jane Austen is back in the news:

http://tinyurl.com/24xmuz (Reuters)
http://in.news.yahoo.com/070419/137/6eqyi.html
http://au.news.yahoo.com/070419/2/1362o.html

Studying impressionists' failing vision:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/17/health/17eye.html

An Irish town wants to change its name (to something that sounds like a scene from a Monty Python movie):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/6559343.stm

Uranus' rings were possibly seen much earlier than previously
thought:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6569849.stm

A Rolling Stone gets into the metal detector biz:

http://uktv.co.uk/index.cfm/uktv/History.news/aid/586569

Review of Kate Teltscher, *The High Road to China*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/22/books/review/Stuart.t.html

More coverage of Renaissance magic:

http://tinyurl.com/2yf42k (El Pais ... Spanish)

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Lives of the Week:

http://www.oxforddnb.com/public/lotw/

Arts and Letters Daily:

http://aldaily.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Cyprus:

http://www.bendweekly.com/Living/5081.html

Silk Road:

http://tinyurl.com/2z45sj
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GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
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European Journal of Archaeology (Issue 8):

http://eja.e-a-a.org/2007/04/17/eja-8-3-now-available-online/

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeoblog:

http://archaeoblog.blogspot.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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A British smuggler was arrested in Bulgaria:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=79490

India is cracking down on the antiquities trade:

http://www.nysun.com/article/52889

... while looting is still going on in Pakistan:

http://www.thenews.com.pk/print1.asp?id=51981

Looting in Macedonia:

http://tinyurl.com/yw7y8r (IHT)
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NUMISMATICA
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An 1854 Gold Coin was unearthed this week:

http://tinyurl.com/3cgyvd

Hobbyblog:

http://hobbyblog.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED ================================================================
Temples and Tombs:

http://www.thetimesnews.com/onset?id=977&template=article.html

Renoir:

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/04/20/arts/melik21.php

Afghan Gold:

http://tinyurl.com/yvsotr (IHT)

Praxiteles/Empire of the Gupta (two separate exhibitions):

http://tinyurl.com/2eabep (Telegraph)

Empire of the Gupta:

http://tinyurl.com/ys8sud (El Pais ... Spanish)

Rembrandt's Titus:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/20/arts/design/20voge.html

Paul Mellon's Legacy:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/20/arts/design/20mell.html

A pair of Fra Angelicos (Angelicoes?) fetched a nice price:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/oxfordshire/6573443.stm

Criticism of the British Museum's handling of finances:

http://tinyurl.com/39prft (Telegraph)

Coverage of the Antiquarian Book Fair:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/20/arts/design/20anti.html

It's rather amazing how much press coverage the Met's renewed Greek and Roman galleries are (still) getting:

http://travel.canoe.ca/Travel/News/2007/04/21/4091886-ap.html
http://www.mercurynews.com/celebrities/ci_5714224?nclick_check=1
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070420/ap_on_en_ot/art_new_met_galleries_1
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/20/arts/design/20anci.html
http://tinyurl.com/29pxbt
http://tinyurl.com/2fteb5 (UPI)
http://tinyurl.com/2gx2ny
http://tinyurl.com/yonxq2 (USA Today)
http://tinyurl.com/yu4lh3 (Bloomberg - best headline) http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18234492/

... while Rome will be creating 'a museum sector':

http://tinyurl.com/yqoger (AFP via Yahoo) http://tinyurl.com/2eofrq (UPI) http://movie.moldova.org/stiri/eng/43249/

Officials from the Cleveland MoA are off to Rome to discuss claims of looting etc.:

http://tinyurl.com/299vst (Plain Dealer)

... Suzan Mazur fills us in with details of what's being claimed:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0704/S00343.htm

A Creationist museum:

http://tinyurl.com/24ww3b
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ON THE WEB
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Breaking Ground: Women in Old World Archaeology:

http://www.brown.edu/Research/Breaking_Ground/about.php

The Cave of John the Baptist:

http://www.baptistcave.org.il/eng/index.asp
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DON'T EAT THAT ELMER (A.K.A. CVM GRANO SALIS) ================================================================
Mozart's Magic Flute has been found:

http://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s3i17515

... and Wikipedia celebrated 750 years of American Independence:

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/50902
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PODCASTS
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The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

http://news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp
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EXPLORATOR is a weekly newsletter representing the fruits of the labours of 'media research division' of The Atrium. Various on-line news and magazine sources are scoured for news of the ancient world (broadly construed: practically anything relating to archaeology or history  prior to about 1700 or so is fair
game) and every Sunday they are delivered to your mailbox free of charge!
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