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explorator 14.41                           January 23, 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, David Critchley, Trevor Ogden,
Edward Rockstein, Joan Griffith, Rick Heli, Kurt Theis, Arne Smith,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mata Kimasitayo, Don Buck,
Mike Ruggeri, Richard Campbell, Richard C. Griffiths, Bob Heuman,
Rochelle Altman,and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week
(as always hoping I have left no one out).

... on which note, last week I neglected to acknowledge the
contributions of Trevor Ogden, Adrienne Mayor, and Patrick Swan ...
apologies accrue!
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EARLY HUMANS
================================================================
Studying Jersey Neanderthal hunting methods:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-16726900

Evidence of earlier use of red ochre by Neanderthals than previously
thought:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-team-evidence-red-ochre-neanderthals
.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2090718/Neanderthals-usin
g-paint-250-000-years-ago--thousands-years-earlier-previously-thought.ht
ml

Genetic analysis suggests first modern humans settled in Arabia:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120126123705.htm
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-01/cp-ftf012012.php

Reverse engineering flint axes used by various hominins:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-neanderthals-contemporaries-stone-to
ols.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2091066/Modern-flint-expe
rt-reverse-engineers-Neanderthal-stone-axes--says-ancestors-clever-elega
nt-engineers.html

Feature on Mitochondrial Eve:
http://io9.com/5878996/how-mitochondrial-eve-connected-all-humanity-and-
rewrote-human-evolution
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AFRICA
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Czech archaeologists have located a long-lost Meroe-era temple in the
Sudan:

http://praguemonitor.com/2012/01/27/czech-archaeologists-discover-long-l
ost-temple-sudan
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
================================================================
Plenty of coverage of the translation of a cuneiforum tablet with some
bad jokes/riddles:

http://www.livescience.com/18147-ancient-riddles-decoded-mesopotamia.htm
l
http://in.news.yahoo.com/ancient-mesopotamians-enjoyed-riddles-sex-beer-
politics-101226303.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2092775/Tablet-crude-joke
s-riddles-beer--dating-time-biblical-Exodus.html

Interesting study of animal mummies suggests the animals were 'fed'
prior to
mummification:

http://news.discovery.com/history/ancient-egyptians-animal-mummies-12012
7.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46164406/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://www.canada.com/technology/Egyptian+birds+were+prior+mummification
+study/6050746/story.html

Pondering whether the Merneptah Stele mentions Israel:

http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-topics/ancient-israel/
does-the-merneptah-stele-contain-the-first-mention-of-israel/

Recent finds from Istanbul (various periods):

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/science/istanbul-yields-a-treasure-tro
ve-in-ancient-bathonea.html
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/12025/1205819-115-0.stm

Feature on ancient wine:

http://www.jpost.com/ArtsAndCulture/FoodAndWine/Article.aspx?id=255308

LandMinds interviews Steve Weiner:

http://foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/page32/files/LM-15Jan12a.mp3

Feature on Masada:

http://www.jpost.com/Magazine/Opinion/Article.aspx?id=254663

Nice feature on Fayum mummy portraits:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/The-Oldest-Modernist-P
aintings.html

OpEd on who should be looking after Egypt's archives:

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/01/2012121132641226409.htm
l

More on that female singer tomb from the Valley of the Kings:

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=53079

More on those Jewish scrolls from Afghanistan:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120123152528.htm
http://www.jta.org/news/article/2012/01/24/3091330/mystery-swirls-around
-judaic-manuscripts-discovered-in-afghanistan
http://news.yahoo.com/ancient-jewish-scrolls-found-north-afghanistan-144
850424.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/23/us-afghanistan-jewish-scrolls-
idUSTRE80M18W20120123
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/2012/Jan-26/161077-ancient-jewis
h-scrolls-found-in-afghanistan.ashx

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/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
================================================================
A mysterious Roman structure from Venta Icenorum:

http://www.livescience.com/18055-mysterious-winged-structure-ancient-rom
e.html
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/latest_building_found_at_roman_town_near_nor
wich_looks_like_a_spaceship_1_1187593
http://news.yahoo.com/mysterious-winged-structure-ancient-rome-discovere
d-143605645.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2091204/Bizarre-winged-st
ructure-Norfolk-Roman-ruins.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46102508/ns/technology_and_science-science/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-16739777

Latest in the search for Cleopatra's tomb:

http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/world/2012/1/27/42463/Arab-leaders-boos
t-Dominican-archaeologists-quest-for-Cleopatra

Latest in the fight to restore the Colosseum:

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2012/01/27/Rome-fighting-to-resto
re-Colosseum/UPI-99641327668136/

Feature on Pheidippides:

http://www.stridenation.com/2012/1/25/2723397/pheidippides-the-man-who-r
an-the-first-marathon

What Simeon Ehrlich is up to:

http://communications.uwo.ca/western_news/stories/2012/January/ehrlich_t
akes_classics_honours.html

Robert Cowan comments on a Thyestes production:

http://asiancorrespondent.com/74764/sydney-festival-thyestes/

The Hallaton Helmet has officially gone on display:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-16772026
http://www.inloughborough.com/news/100639/2,000%20Year%20Old%20Leicester
shire%20Treasure%20Comes%20Home

Feature on the search for Aegean (and hopefully, Minoan) shipwrecks:

http://www.nature.com/news/underwater-archaeology-hunt-for-the-ancient-m
ariner-1.9880

Vandals hit some Samnite tombs in (old) Capua:

http://corrieredelmezzogiorno.corriere.it/napoli/notizie/arte_e_cultura/
2012/26-gennaio-2012/devastate-tombe-sannitichedi-santa-maria-capua-vete
re-1903023202580.shtml

What Robert Garland is up to:

http://blogs.colgate.edu/2012/01/preaching-the-humanities-onlin.html

Philip Freeman on matters electoral:

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-freeman-rome-20120126,0,776546
4.story?track=lat-email-topofthetimes-12612

Robert Graves turned down a CBE:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/an-honour-no-thanks-the-re
luctant-dame-the-artist-who-couldnt-be-bothered-and-the-novelist-who-hop
ed-for-more-6295375.html

That illegal plaque on Hadrian's wall was removed without damage:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-16701305

Review of Colin McEvedy, *Cities of the Classical World*:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jan/27/cities-classical-world-colin
-mcevedy-review

Review of Andrew Feldherr, *Playing Gods*:

http://www.the-tls.co.uk/tls/public/article861914.ece

Review of Robin Waterfield, *The Greek Myths*:

http://www.driffieldtoday.co.uk/lifestyle/entertainment/book_review_the_
greek_myths_by_robin_waterfield_1_4163604

Review of all those recent Iliad translations:

http://chronicle.com/article/Siege-of-the-Iliad/130381/

Review of Jo Marchant, *Decoding the Heavens*:

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/01/12/decoding-the-heavens/

More on sites in Greece:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/world/europe/debt-ridden-greece-turns-
to-sacred-sites-for-cash.html

More on the return of that Domitilla head to Libya:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=53170

More on botanists dumping Latin:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/23/opinion/plants-in-plain-english.html

Latest reviews from Scholia:

http://www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

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

Visit our blog:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
================================================================
EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
================================================================
Some 7500 years b.p. fish traps from Russia:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-year-old-fish-russia.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-01/ccsd-mt7012412.php

Archaeological time capsuals (sic) from the Outer Hebrides:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5i9Ch-qrsirXxKzall
g90pvq4k0uQ?docId=N0064161327250498262A

Remember that mass Viking grave from Dorset a few years back? Latest
theory suggests they were mercenaries:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/9035958/Mass-grave-belonged-to-Viking-me
rcenaries.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-16708401
http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-viking-mass-grave-linked-elite.html

Some Royal portraits are going on display:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/the_queens_diamond_jubilee/902504
6/Royals-own-set-of-kings-and-queens-paintings-revealed.html

Feature on York University's archaeology program:

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/features/ancient_secrets_unearthed_b
y_top_team_digging_deep_into_remains_of_the_past_1_4175931

The original statue of Our Lady of Lepanto is undergoing restoration in
Spain:

http://www.abc.es/20120125/cultura/abcp-virgen-lepanto-20120125.html
cf:
http://wdtprs.com/blog/2012/01/statue-of-our-lady-at-1571-battle-of-lepa
nto-comes-to-light/

More hype about the HMS Victoria:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/lebanon/9046344/Exp
lorers-raise-hope-of-Nelson-treasure-trove-on-Victorian-shipwreck.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jan/22/first-hms-victory-raise-us
http://www.metro.co.uk/news/888110-hms-victory-to-be-raised-from-the-sea
-more-than-250-years-after-it-sank
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-24029874-hms-victory-to-b
e-raised-from-sea.do
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-guernsey-16686628

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

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

================================================================
ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
Pondering the origin of a jade tool found in New Guinea:

http://www.livescience.com/18153-ancient-jade-tool-mystery.html

Plans to excavate Chandraketugarh:

http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/december-2011/article/archaeologist
s-to-excavate-great-ancient-center-in-bengal

Possible clarification of the link between Asians and early Native
Americans:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-genetic-footprints-africa.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-01/uop-pac011912.php
http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/december-2011/article/new-genetic-r
esearch-suggests-link-between-earliest-native-americans-and-southern-sib
eria

They keep telling us about drought and Ankor Wat for some reason:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-ancient-lessons-modern.html

The remains of the Royal Charlotte has been found off the Gladstone
Coast:

http://blogs.abc.net.au/queensland/2012/01/royal-charlotte-shipwreck-fou
nd-off-gladstone-coast.html

France has returned a number of Maori heads to New Zealand:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/newzeal
and/9033102/France-returns-20-Maori-heads-to-New-Zealand.html

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
================================================================
NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
The Huntington Library has acquired a pile of Lincoln-related documents:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-huntington-lincoln-20120
126,0,615291.story

Bones found during house construction in Delray Beach (Fla) may be
remains
some members
of the Jeaga people:

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/01/24/Archaeologist-Bones-up-to-3000
-years-old/UPI-32711327426419/

A 4000 years b.p. spear point turns up in a 'school dig' in Redding
(Conn.):

http://www.acorn-online.com/joomla15/thereddingpilot/news/localnews/1129
11-at-gallows-hill-dig-4000-year-old-artifact-is-found.html

Plans to use genotyping to figure out what happened to Lost Colony
settlers:

http://the-scientist.com/2012/01/01/lost-colony-dna/

Feature on the La Brea Tar Pits:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/science/at-la-brea-tar-pits-relics-fro
m-long-before-freeways.html

More on the effect of European conquest on the Native American
population:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-european-conquest-affected-native-am
ericans.html

Review of Matthew Bowman, *The Mormon People*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/25/books/the-mormon-people-matthew-bowman
s-timely-church-history-review.html
================================================================
CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
A Zapotec kiln from Oaxaca:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=53258

Maya artifacts turn up during street repairs in Belize:

http://belizean.com/construction-workers-find-maya-artiefacts-under-stre
et-in-belize-1001/

Some recent finds from Teotihuacan:

http://www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/17-arqueologia/5579-entierros
-teotihuacanos-revelan-clases-sociales

A stalagmite study suggests climate change affected ancient
Mesoamericans:

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/01/25/4213455/blame-it-on-the-rain-scientists
.html

Somewhat vague item on an exhibition associated with the Aztec
Calmecac:

http://www.3news.co.nz/Mexican-archaeologists-reveal-ancient-Aztec-schoo
l/tabid/1160/articleID/240949/Default.aspx

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
================================================================
ArchaeoNews podcast:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11606578/archaeo-news-2012-01-20.mp3

Audio news from the Archaeology Channel:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews22jan12.mp3

Not sure where to put this thing on 'stone age social networks' that's
making the rounds:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-hunter-gatherers-social-networks-evo
lution-cooperation.html
http://www.physorg.com/news246709685.html
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/01/stone-age-social-networking/
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120125132610.htm
http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/27028

On the domestication-of-the-dog front, the latest find suggests modern
dogs
may be
descended from multiple ancestors:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120123152528.htm
http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-dog-skull-dates-years.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/9037270/Dogs-were-mans-best-friend-33
000-years-ago.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2091192/Dog-skull-Siberia
-33-000-years-old--hints-mans-best-friend-didnt-come-single-ancestor.htm
l
http://earthsky.org/biodiversity/ancient-dog-skull-suggests-weve-lived-w
ith-dogs-for-33000-years

Alan Strahler talks remote sensing:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zoe-p-strassfield/mapping-the-forest-and-t
h_b_1220311.html

On dating silk:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/How-Old-is-That-Silk-Artifact
.html

Feature on ASU's Center for Digital Antiquity:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-01/asu-ace012612.php

Feature on the inspiration for Indiana Jones (maybe):

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/history-of-geology/2012/01/26/roy-ch
apman-andrews-and-the-kingdom-of-the-cretaceous-skulls/

Interesting feature on poetry editors:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/9025194/The-mystery-of-poetry-e
diting-from-TS-Eliot-to-John-Burnside.html

I think we mentioned these Voltaire letters:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-voltaire-english-alter-ego-unmasked-
letters.html

Review of a couple of books relating to Gertrude Stein:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/books/review/reconsidering-the-genius-
of-gertrude-stein.html

Review of Cullen Murphy, *God's Jury*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/books/review/gods-jury-the-inquisition
-and-the-making-of-the-modern-world-by-cullen-murphy-book-review.html

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

http://www.dawn.com/2012/01/28/the-ancient-city-of-ptolemais.html(slides
how)

Egypt:

http://www.montrealgazette.com/technology/Cruising+royal+route+pharaohs/
938311/story.html

Istanbul/Aegean Coast:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/27/istanbul-and-aegean-coast_0_n_1
237041.html

Segovia:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/spain/9032496/Sego
via-Spain-A-cultural-city-guide.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
================================================================
A somewhat vague item on the arrest of a Greek priest who was
caught treasure hunting in his own church:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-27/greek-police-arrest-priest-for-
treasure-hunting-in-own-church.html

A routine pullover near Ankara turned up some antiquities in the process
of
being
smuggled:

http://www.todayszaman.com/news-269334-authorities-discover-stolen-artif
acts-during-routine-pullover.html

Fraud charges for a New York art dealer:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/madison-avenue-art-dealer-i
ndicted-on-fraud-charges/

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

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

Safe Corner:

http://safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================
The Wrexham Hoard is on display in its home town:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-16689099

The Maundown Hoard is now at the British Museum:

http://www.numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp?ad=article&ArticleId=246
69

The PAS Roman coins guide:

http://finds.org.uk/romancoins

Latest eSylum newsletter:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n04.html

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

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n05.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
================================================================
Hajj:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/jan/29/hajj-heart-islam-brit
ish-museum-review
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jan/27/hajj-exhibition-saud
i-cultural-vandalism
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/reviews/hajj-journey
-to-the-heart-of-islam-british-museum-london-6296070.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-reviews/9045068/Hajj-at-Briti
sh-Museum-Seven-magazine-review.html
http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2012/01/26/british-museum-haj-show-s
eeks-to-explain-islamic-ritual-to-both-non-muslims-and-muslims/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16750633
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2092056/British-Museum-Hajj-Exhi
bition-Mysteries-Muslim-pilgrimage-Mecca-revealed.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Gold of the Incas:

http://www.smvk.se/smvk/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=266&l=en_US

Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/arts/design/smithsonian-and-monticello
-exhibitions-on-jeffersons-slaves.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/25/smithsonian-jefferson-slave_n_1
231138.html
http://hnn.us/articles/new-exhibit-explores-jefferson%E2%80%99s-slave-ow
nership

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/arts/design/fu-baoshi-chinas-master-mo
dernist-at-metropolitan-museum.html

Marble Sculpture from 350 B.C. to Last Week:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/arts/design/portraits-from-16th-centur
y-and-sculpture-at-sperone-westwater.html

Jubilation/Rumination:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/arts/design/jubilation-rumination-at-a
merican-folk-art-museum.html

Roads of Arabia:

http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article568270.ece

A private Kurdish archaeological museum:

http://www.kurdishglobe.net/display-article.html?id=2A60BDA9C8E50ED74E61
0674DE952DC1

Princeton University Art Museum is returning items to Italy:

http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S32/75/13K74/index.xml
http://planetprinceton.com/2012/princeton-university-returns-art-to-ital
y/
http://www.trentonian.com/articles/2012/01/26/news/doc4f21b8662663c52167
3580.txt

Girl With a Pearl Earring is going on tour:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/arts/design/vermeers-girl-with-a-pearl
-earring-to-visit-frick-in-2013.html


Feature on the Naples National Archaeological Museum:

http://www.stripes.com/travel/europe-travel/quick-trips/naples-national-
archaeological-museum-a-trove-of-ancient-artifacts-1.166571

The Seaport Museum has reopened:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/arts/design/south-street-seaport-museu
m-reopens-after-a-makeover.html

Heritage Lottery cash to help the construction of the BM's world
conservation
and exhibitions centre:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/jan/27/lottery-british-museum-con
servation-centre


Abu Dhabi has big museum plans:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/25/world/middleeast/abu-dhabi-reaffirms-i
ts-grand-plan-for-museums.html

Some auctions at Christie's this week with an Asian focus:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/28/arts/28iht-melikian28.html

... and their Old Masters sale:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/arts/27iht-melikian27.html

Feature on all those auction type shows on television:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/arts/design/antiques-auction-shows-on-
television.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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Spartacus: Vengeance (TV):

http://tv.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/arts/television/spartacus-vengeance-ret
urns-to-starz-channel.html

Verdi's Attila:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/arts/music/bernard-uzan-director-adds-
context-to-seattles-attila.html

A couple of John Ford plays:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/theater/john-fords-broken-heart-and-ti
s-pity-shes-a-whore.html

Canterbury Tales:

http://theater.nytimes.com/2011/12/17/theater/reviews/the-canterbury-tal
es-remixed-at-soho-playhouse-review.html

History of the World:

http://theater.nytimes.com/2012/01/25/theater/reviews/history-of-the-wor
ld-at-the-living-theater.html

Leakey's Ladies (!):

http://theater.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/theater/reviews/leakeys-ladies-abo
ut-3-primatologists-at-dixon-place.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
================================================================
Helen North:

http://www.delconewsnetwork.com/articles/2012/01/27/media_town_talk/news
/doc4f21889a02a5f768476304.txt
http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/138175209.html

Ronald Butler:

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/9497110.Tributes_paid_to_York_historian/
r/

Emmet Bennett:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/9034011/Em
mett-Bennett.html

James Arnold:

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/jan/23/tp-ucsd-chemist-was-moon-expe
rt-helped-develop/

Mary Henderson:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/23/theater/mary-c-henderson-scholar-of-th
e-theater-dies-at-83.html

Elizabeth Brumfiel:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/12023/1205386-122.stm
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PODCASTS
================================================================
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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