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explorator 15.06

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explorator 15.06                                May 27, 2012
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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, Dave Sowdon, Diana Wright, Donna Hurst,
Edward Rockstein, Rick Heli, Hernan Astudillo, Kurt Theis, John McMahon,
Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Richard Campbell,
Richard C. Griffiths, Rochelle Altman, A. Landreau, Wendy van
Duivenvoorde,
Stephen Balbach, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this
week (as always hoping I have left no one out).
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EARLY HUMANS
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I think we first had hints of this one a few weeks ago
and I wasn't sure whether it was a new discovery; apparently
it is: what appear to be the earliest flutes (40 000+ years b.p.)
have been found in a cave in Germany:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18196349
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/man-played-music-40-000-years-ago-125254891.htm
l
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefair/post/2012/05/prehist
oric-flutes-found-from-42000-year-old-cave/1
http://phys.org/news/2012-05-oldest-art-older.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120524092226.htm

Evidence of early hominid sophistication in hunting in east
Asia:

http://phys.org/news/2012-05-zooarchaeological-indicating-hominids-sophi
sticated-techniques.html

Nice feature on early humans in Iraq:

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2012/05/human-evolution-discove
ries-in-iraq/

More on the Taung fossil thing:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2149756/Fossil-child-skul
l-2-2-million-years-ago-reveals-humans-smarted-great-apes--key-childbirt
h.html

Richard Leakey weighs in on the evolution debate:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55639
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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They're pumping water out from beneath the Sphinx:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/42950/Heritage/Ancient-Egyp
t/Antiquities-Authority-starts-pumping-out-drainage-.aspx

Some artifacts purloined last year during (?) the uprising have been
recovered:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/42364/Heritage/Ancient-Egyp
t/Police-recover-pharaonic-artefacts-stolen-in-wake-.aspx

A trove of ancient jewellery from Megiddo (with a focus on
one earring):

http://artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55618
http://www.aftau.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=16577
http://phys.org/news/2012-05-unique-gold-earring-intriguing-ancient.html
http://www.globalscientia.com/article/asia-middle-east/education-culture
/unique-gold-earring-found-intriguing-collection-ancient
http://news.yahoo.com/israeli-archaeologists-rare-ancient-jewelry-172650
054.html
http://www.thejournal.ie/archaeologists-unearth-treasures-at-bibles-arma
geddon-site-464051-May2012/
http://themedialine.org/news/news_detail.asp?NewsID=35193

Plenty of coverage of a bulla which might be the earliest mention of
Bethlehem:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18182507
http://artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55575
http://www.antiquities.org.il/article_Item_eng.asp?sec_id=25&subj_id=240
&id=1938&module_id=#as
http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=4444
http://phys.org/news/2012-05-ancient-bethlehem-unearthed-jerusalem.html
http://news.yahoo.com/ancient-bethlehem-seal-unearthed-jerusalem-0926590
29.html
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/may/23/ancient-bethlehem-seal-u
nearthed-jerusalem/
http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/344663/20120524/ancient-bethlehem-seal-di
scovered-israel-jesus.htm
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-bethlehem-seal-
20120523,0,7760839.story
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/05/23/archaeologists-unearth-ancient-b
ethlehem-seal/
http://www.antiquities.org.il/about_eng.asp?Modul_id=14 [high res photo]

Vandalism at an archaeological site in Yavne:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/240662#.T8IrHFKwVhw
http://www.antiquities.org.il/images/press/IAA_120523.zip (high res
photos)

Latest on efforts to preserve the walls of Babylon:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2012/0525/A-race-to-shore-up-
the-ancient-walls-of-Babylon

Plans to reread/assess the Bistoun inscriptions:

http://www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/98233-intl-experts-to-reread
-bisotun-inscriptions

Article on marriage and citizenship in First Period Judah:

http://www.jhsonline.org/JHS/Articles/article_168.pdf

LandMinds interview with Aharon Demsky about literacy in Ancient Israel:

http://www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/page32/page32.html
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A new (early Christian) dig is commencing at Kourion:

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/kourion/kourion-excavation-hoping-cyprus-firs
t/20120527

Oldest Jewish archaeological evidence on the Iberian peninsula:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-05/fj-oja052512.php
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120525103750.htm
http://phys.org/news/2012-05-oldest-jewish-archaeological-evidence-iberi
an.html
http://idw-online.de/de/news479729

Nice feature on the Duke Papyri collection:

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/rubenstein/2012/05/25/housing-papyri-and-e
arly-manuscripts/

A Roman skeleton which inspired Sylvia Plath is going on display:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/may/23/roman-skeleton-sylvia-plath-
cambridge

Latest from Arbeia Roman Fort:

http://www.jarrowandhebburngazette.com/lifestyle/entertainment/video-emp
eror-s-head-among-roman-fort-s-new-finds-1-4586451

Some Roman coins from India:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mysore/Roman-silver-coins-of-Sha
tavahana-period-found/articleshow/13547519.cms

Looking for evidence of the earthquake which is said to have coincided
with Jesus' crucifixion:

http://news.discovery.com/history/jesus-crucifixion-120524.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47555983/ns/technology_and_science-science/#
.T7-YPbCJc3E

cf:
http://rogueclassicism.com/2012/05/26/a-pandect-of-gripes-crucifixions-e
arthquakes-open-access-and-outreach/

As often, Socrates was acquitted when retried:

http://www.rt.com/news/socrates-mock-trial-greece-295/
http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/en
tertainment/27-May-2012/socrates-gets-acquittal-in-ancient-death-trial-r
e-run

Interviewish with Stephen Greenblatt:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/entertainment/jan-june12/swerve_05-25.htm
l

Feature on Princeton's Latin salutatorian:

http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S33/76/30M58/index.xml

On the 'romanness' of the Olympics:

http://timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/2012/05/how-roman-are-the-olymp
ics.html

The Getty gets some relief:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=55574

The Bologna curse tablets:

http://www.livescience.com/20483-black-magic-ancient-curses.html

A new TV series based on the Odyssey?:

http://www.c21media.net/archives/82159

The Elgin Marbles kerfuffle seems to be heating up again:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2012/05/25/opus-elgin-opera-to-bring-lig
ht-to-return-of-parthenon-marbles/

A nice painting of Odysseus and Polyphemus is coming to auction:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55583

More coverage of the ORBIS project:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2149810/Isnt-bit-late-Sta
nford-creates-Google-Map-Sat-Nav-year-200AD-allowing-travel-road-sea--mu
le.html
http://www.economist.com/blogs/gulliver/2012/05/business-travel-romans?f
src=gn_ep

Review of Matthew Dennison, *The Twelve Caesars*:

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/322385/The-Twelve-Caesars

Latest reviews from BMCR:

http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Plans to dig up the burial beneath the Trefael Stone:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-18172598

Evidence of a 5500 B.C. settlement in Prague:

http://www.radio.cz/en/section/curraffrs/prague-district-yields-up-evide
nce-of-5500-bc-settlement

Plans to study a pre-settlement hut at Hafnir (Iceland):

http://www.icelandreview.com/icelandreview/daily_news/Archeologists_to_S
tudy_Pre_Settlement_Hut_in_Iceland_0_390135.news.aspx

A reward has been offered for the return of the (stolen) Wenlock Jug:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-18219703

A 'mystery shipwreck' in the Solent has been identified:

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/mysterious-shipwreck-identified-by-rese
archers-1-3881540
http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/archaeologists-identify-mystery-shipwrec
k-44506.aspx

Plans to move the 'Gresham Ship' for touristy reasons:

http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/Elizabethan-shipwreck-moved-Leices
tershire/story-16153362-detail/story.html

Feature on five queens of Navarre:

http://www.historytoday.com/elena-woodacre/she-wolves-navarre

OpEddish (?) sort of thing on the First Crusade:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/opinion/sunday/the-true-story-of-the-f
irst-crusade.html

Hype for a Michael Woods documentary about Dark Age Britain:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18159752

What's next for that Dover Bronze Age boat:

http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/Boatbuilders-vow-set-sail-Dover-Bronze-Age-B
oat/story-16106548-detail/story.html

More on that 'cursing stone' from Canna:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-18130259

More on that 'Bronze Age Facebook':

http://news.discovery.com/history/bronze-age-facebook-120518.html

Review of Hilary Mantel, *Bring Up the Bodies*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/books/review/bring-up-the-bodies-by-hi
lary-mantel.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
Some Roman coins from India:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mysore/Roman-silver-coins-of-Sha
tavahana-period-found/articleshow/13547519.cms

OpEddish thing on threats to cultural heritage in Sri Lanka:

http://www.dailynews.lk/2012/05/25/fea03.asp

A Hindu Virtual Museum of Images and Sound:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/article3455134.ece

East Asian Archaeology:

http://eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/east-asian-archaeology-cult
ural-heritage-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
Fremont artifacts found during road construction in Utah:

http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top_stories/story/Road-project-in-Utah-
yields-archaeological-finds/YMpAdptL1k-Qby2jk9jB0w.cspx

Potential threat to archaeology due to cuts at Parks Canada:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2012/05/21/calgary-parks-can
ada-cuts-staffing.html
http://www.sha.org/blog/index.php/2012/05/parks-canada-cuts/

Some burial mounds in Illinois were looted:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-agency-ancient-bur
ial-mounds-looted-driven-over-20120525,0,4673057.story

Interesting 'shipwreck seminar' plans:

http://www.keysnet.com/2012/05/23/449293/seminar-to-unearth-shipwreck-se
crets.html

About Ben Franklin's fire department:

http://www.history.com/news/2012/05/23/roster-from-ben-franklins-fire-de
partment-found/

On nuns in early North America:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/16/opinion/nuns-on-the-frontier.html


Using DNA to track the origins of Melungeons:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_MELUNGEON_DNA?SITE=AP&SECTION=
HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Review of Guy Gugliotta, *Freedom's Cap*:

http://www.tnr.com/book/review/freedoms-cap-united-states-capitol-guy-gu
gliotta

Review of James Wright, *Those Who Have Borne the Battle*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/books/review/those-who-have-borne-the-
battle-by-james-wright.html

Review of Michael Lind, *Land of Promise*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/books/review/land-of-promise-by-michae
l-lind.html?ref=books

More on Walmart and slave burials in Alabama:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/16/us/alabama-slave-graves-are-a-walmarts
-hidden-hurdle.html
================================================================
CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
Mummies and infant burials from Pachacama (Peru):

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120522114643.htm
http://news.discovery.com/history/mummies-peru-burial-120524.html
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-pachacamac-tomb
-20120524,0,452983.story
http://www.ksee24.com/news/local/Scientists-Find-Tomb-Filled-with-Mummie
s-Infants-154194835.html

An Olmec altar and stele from Chalcatzingo:

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/entertainment/2012/05/25/mexican-archae
ologists-find-2500-year-old-altar/
http://www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/14-hallazgos/5904-mas-monumen
tos-y-ofrendas-afloran-en-chalcatzingo(Spanish)

On the connection between trade patterns and the collapse of
the Maya:

http://phys.org/news/2012-05-reveals-patterns-crucial-substance-key.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-05/fm-srt052312.php

Digging Cara Blanca:

http://scientistatwork.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/16/artifacts-from-a-tim
e-of-many-droughts/

More on that shipwreck in the Gulf of Mexico (still not sure
whether we should classify this as North America):

http://www.statesman.com/news/nation/200-year-old-shipwreck-found-in-gul
f-of-2364183.html
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/200-year-shipwreck-found-gulf-mexico-
16379004
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/thousands-watch-footage-200-yea
r-old-shipwreck-discovered-gulf-mexico-article-1.1080628
http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/16/world/americas/shipwreck-discovery/index.h
tml
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/47461215/ns/today-today_tech/t/-year-old-s
hipwreck-found-full-bottles-guns-plates/

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
================================================================
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
Latest video news from the Archaeology Channel:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/

Latest audio news from Archaeologica:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp


Op Ed on the American fascination with powerful/celebrity jerks:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/opinion/sunday/nasty-like-us.html

Ten scandalous authors:

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/05/17/scandalous-authors_n_1524300.
html

Queen Victoria's diaries have been put online:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/9287970/Queen-Vict
orias-love-for-her-husband-outlined-in-diaries-made-public-for-the-first
-time.html
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/24/queen-victorias-complete-di
aries-released-online/

Interesting profile of forensic guy Philippe Charlier's work:

http://phys.org/news/2012-05-forensic-sleuth-probes-fate-royal.html
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/forensic-sleuth-probes-fate-royal-lovers-lion-h
earts-050655008.html
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/world/Scientist%20uncovers%20secret%20
scandals%20and%20loves%20of%20dead%20royals/6674727/story.html

Nice radio programme on archaeology and the media (this one
is really good):

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/spiritofthings/archaeology-
and-media/4017372

Suggestion that Columbus was 'secretly' Jewish:

http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/20/opinion/garcia-columbus-jewish/index.html

Suggestion that the genetic roots of domestic dogs needs more
investigation:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/22/science/dogs-genetic-roots-remain-obsc
ure.html
http://phys.org/news/2012-05-modern-dog-genetically-disconnected-ancient
.html
http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/education/dogs-1-4581709

On Jewish medical pioneers:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/15/health/exhibition-traces-the-emergence
-of-jews-as-medical-innovators.html


On the far periphery of our purview, but potentially interesting are
plans to do DNA tests on a collection of items purportedly associated
with Yeti:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18160673
http://www.tgdaily.com/general-sciences-features/63562-oxford-university
-looks-for-yeti-dna
http://phys.org/news/2012-05-yeti-dna.html

Figuring out why/how copper turns green:

http://cen.acs.org/articles/90/web/2012/05/Copper-Green-Patina.html

Pondering Albrecht Durer:

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Why-D%C3%BCrer-endures/26371


Feature on the Amarna Princess:

http://lalettredelaphotographie.com/entries/6881/sarah-pickering-forgeri
es-and-forgers-history

Something about Shakespeare:

http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/4024132.html

Photo feature on the Trevi Fountain:

http://news.discovery.com/history/trevi-fountain-120522.html

An SAA unit on Archaeology for Educators:

http://www.saa.org/publicftp/PUBLIC/educators/index.html

Last week we had that virtual Sistine Chapel thing ... the same folks
have done some other sites as well:

http://www.metafilter.com/99196/Siteseeing-in-Virtual-Rome

Review of Tom Koch, *Disease Maps*:

http://www.tnr.com/book/review/tom-koch-disease-maps

Review of Roland Chamers, *The Last Englishman*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/books/review/the-last-englishman-by-ro
land-chambers.html

What Drew Gilpin Faust has been reading:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/books/review/drew-gilpin-faust-by-the-
book.html

Ancient Digger:

http://www.ancientdigger.com/
================================================================
TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Dresden:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/travel/36-hours-in-dresden-germany.
html

Lisbon:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/travel/how-i-fell-for-lisbon.html
================================================================
BLOGS
================================================================
About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

http://planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

http://heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
================================================================
CRIME BEAT
================================================================
Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

http://www.savingantiquities.org/blog/
================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================
The Beau Street Hoard of Roman coins is starting to get
some press coverage:

http://www.numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp?ad=article&ArticleId=252
48

Latest issue of the e--Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n21.html

... and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n22.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/
================================================================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
================================================================
Heaven, Hell, and Dying Well:

http://www.presstelegram.com/lifestyle/ci_20719219/new-getty-center-exhi
bit-focuses-images-death-middle

Tutankhamun:

http://artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55630

Cleopatra:

http://www.dailynews.com/ci_20703150/new-california-science-center-exhib
it-explores-life-cleopatra
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/arts_and_entertainment/it-s-good-to-be-the
-queen/article_5ce58db2-a685-11e1-bafe-0019bb2963f4.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/23/cleopatra-exhibit-california-sc
ience-center_n_1539626.html
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/the-scene/events/Cleopatra-the-Exhibition-1
52770825.html

Aphrodite and the Gods of Love:

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2012/may/24/getty-villa-assesses-the-centurie
s-long-staying/

Lod Mosaic:

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/life_and_entertainment/2012/05/2
7/it-will-floor-you.html


Maya - Secrets of Their Ancient World:

http://artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55488

William Prior:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/25/arts/design/william-matthew-prior-war-
of-1812-and-queen-victoria.html

Klimt:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/25/arts/design/celebrating-a-painters-150
th-anniversary.html

Beer Here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/25/arts/design/beer-here-on-brewing-at-ne
w-york-historical-society.html

Heinrich Kuehn:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/25/arts/design/heinrich-kuehn-with-stiegl
itz-and-steichen.html

Persistence of Pollock:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/20/nyregion/the-persistence-of-pollock-is
-at-the-pollock-krasner-house.html

The Diary:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/22/arts/design/22diary.html

The Cleveland Museum of Art isn't giving much credence to Turkey's
latest
claims:

http://www.cleveland.com/arts/index.ssf/2012/05/turkeys_inquiry_into_22_
treasu.html

Feature on the Roman-Germanic Museum in Cologne:

http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,15978326,00.html

A 9000 years b.p. Neolithic mask from the Judean desert is coming to
auction:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/23/us-auction-mask-idUSBRE84M1AV2
0120523

The Boston MFA has received a major donation of photos and other
items:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/22/museum-of-fine-arts-boston-
gets-major-gift-of-photographs-and-other-works/

Hype for the new Parrish Art Museum:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/21/parrish-art-museum-to-open-
new-building-in-november/

Discussion of a bill focussing on 'borrowed art':

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/22/arts/design/dispute-over-bill-to-prote
ct-art-lent-to-museums.html

Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Sergey Khachatryan:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/25/arts/music/sergey-khachatryan-in-conce
rt-at-alice-tully-hall.html

Bach's Mass:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/22/arts/music/canticum-novum-singers-in-b
ach-mass-at-st-jean-baptiste.html


An Evening of Holst:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/14/arts/music/an-evening-of-holst-by-the-
little-opera-theater-of-new-york.html

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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OBITUARIES
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Paul Fussell:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/24/books/paul-fussell-literary-scholar-an
d-critic-is-dead-at-88.html

Thomas O'Connor:

http://news.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20120521boston_historian
_thomas_oconnor_dies/srvc=home&position=recent
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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

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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