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explorator 7.07

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Jonathan Bateman <[log in to unmask]>

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explorator 7.07                                   June 13, 2004
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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, Croman mac Nessa, Dave
Sowdon, Donna Hurst, Glenn Meyer,Hernan Astudillo, Jeffrey A. 
Becker, Joanne Conman, John McMahon, Joseph Lauer, Louis A. Okin, 
Mark Morgan, Richard Heli, Bob Heuman, Michael Oberndorf, Sally 
Winchester, Tony Jackson, W. Richard Frahm, and Yonatan Nadelman 
for headses upses this week (as always hoping I have left no 
one out).


Have you visited our blog yet?

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

If you're using an (ahem) old or clunky browser, try accessing
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editor's note: folks who are reluctant to register to some
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you (usually) with a useable user name and password. For the 
record, though, I've never had any problems with any of the 
sites used in Explorator ...
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================================================================
AFRICA, EUROPE, AND ASIA
================================================================

They're finally going to catalogue all the stuff in the basement
of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo:

http://tinyurl.com/2sx4p (Reuters via Yahoo)
http://tinyurl.com/2vtxt (LA Times)
http://tinyurl.com/2aq6f (Reuters)

Al-Ahram has a nice feature on Seti I:

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2004/694/he1.htm

The Pool of Siloam was discovered near Jerusalem last week:

http://tinyurl.com/372rk (Jerusalem Post)

On attempts to ensure that Masada remains stable:

http://tinyurl.com/2xsvu (Jerusalem Post)

The restored frieze of the Pergamon Altar was revealed this
week:

http://tinyurl.com/35v7d (AP via Yahoo)

A Roman industrial site has been found beneath a medieval track
site in Wales:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/mid/3786093.stm

On Moorish guards on Hadrian's Wall and their descendents:

http://tinyurl.com/2jxx6 (Telegraph)

A Greek inscription was found at Segesta this week, which is helping
to define where the agora was:

http://tinyurl.com/2pvej (in Italian)

A Thracian temple to Orpheus (?) was found recently in Bulgaria:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=35668

Upcoming work at Pompeii is in the news this week:

http://news.statesmanjournal.com/article.cfm?i=81693
http://tinyurl.com/2o48l (Greeley Tribune)

A major Viking discovery in Ireland is causing excitement:

http://www.waterford-news.ie/news/story.asp?j=14729

A map of shipwrecks from the 4th to 10th centuries suggests there
was lively trade in the Mediterranean during the Dark Ages:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1138735,00.html
(see the note on bugmenot.com in the front matter if you can't
access the Times)

Recent research suggests Angkor Wat's decline may have been due
to "ecological failure":

http://www.enn.com/news/2004-06-10/s_24741.asp
http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/asia/story/0,4386,255460,00.html
http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/science/06/08/fallenangkor.ap/index.html

A brief item on the discovery of Neolithic sites in China's
Heilongjiang province:

http://tinyurl.com/yuf49 (The Star)

Western Zhou Dynasty artifacts from China's Shaanxi province:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/07/content_1512849.htm
http://tinyurl.com/2pybk (China Daily ... I think this is the same)

China may have had the first complex machines:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3792819.stm
http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99995103

While ants are threatening the survival of ancient buildings in
Xian:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/3783511.stm

A fair bit of coverage about the discovery of a 1000 b.p. padded
bra in Inner Mongolia:

http://tinyurl.com/2s7qs (IOL)
http://tinyurl.com/2zlnr (NZ Herald)
http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_983935.html

AGI reports the discovery of a mummy of uncertain date in the
desert of Libya ... hopefully we'll get more details on this:

http://tinyurl.com/2smng (AGI ... in Italian)
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THE AMERICAS
================================================================
The petroglyphs in Utah's Nine Mile Canyon are under threat:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/13/national/13canyon.html

On powerful chiefdoms in Hawaii (well, it's sort of the Americas):

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/06/040611074300.htm

Construction at ASU has revealed a Hohokam burial:

http://kvoa.com/Global/story.asp?S=1935305&nav=HMO5Nqbj
================================================================
ALSO OF INTEREST
================================================================
On the DNA front, an interview with Bryan Sykes (who does a good
chunk of the DNA testing stuff that gets mentioned here):

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/08/science/08conv.html

Also on the DNA front, the double strand (or parts of it) is being
used to identify the origins of the species (with implications
for human migration etc.):

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/08/science/08obox.html
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/5160080/
http://tinyurl.com/yvfwc (SciAm)
http://tinyurl.com/2qh86 (NG)

The fate of the Amber Room continues to get press coverage:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/5174876/

A previously-unknown Arabic map depicting an 'egg-shaped' England
will be on display at the Bodleian:

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1232461,00.html

A row has broken out over where best to house the bones of the
'Wookey Witch':

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/somerset/3779505.stm

On the growing interest in Chinese art by Chinese collectors:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/07/arts/design/07COLL.html

Interesting item on verifying the authenticity of a painting
using computer technology:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/13/arts/design/13HEIN.html

Zahi Hawass' column in Al-Ahram:

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2004/694/he2.htm

Venus in various cultures:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/725016.cms

Another touristy Libyan thing:

http://www.boston.com/travel/articles/2004/06/13/out_of_seclusion/

Herschel Shanks and the Dead Sea Scrolls:

http://tinyurl.com/2eezb (Daily Progress)
cf.: http://www.2theadvocate.com/stories/060604/lif_scrolls001.shtml

So how's the new Library of Alexandria doing?:

http://tinyurl.com/ytzya (Daily Star)

Better coverage (than last week) on the identification of 
Louis XVII's heart:

http://tinyurl.com/2su7o (New York Times)
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/5130086/
http://tinyurl.com/29t3g (Telegraph)

Controversy at Cordoba's Mezquita:

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0526/p01s04-woeu.html

On presidential funerals:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/11/politics/11history.html

On the history of novenas:

http://www.catholicherald.com/saunders/04ws/ws040610.htm
================================================================
MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
================================================================
Bible Review (June, 2004):

http://www.bib-arch.org/bswb_BR/indexBR.html

Antiquity (June 2004) ... Project Gallery; includes the article
about Atlantis in Spain, among others:

http://antiquity.ac.uk/ProjGall/300.html
================================================================
ON THE WEB
================================================================
Israel Museum (online catalogue of the 'Coin of Coins' exhibition):

http://www.imj.org.il/calendar/innerpages/exh.asp?exh=current

Aquae Urbis Romae:

http://www.iath.virginia.edu/waters/first.html

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology:

http://www.petrie.ucl.ac.uk/

David Salisbury, *Pushing Back Maya Origins*:

http://tinyurl.com/33efo (Vanderbilt University)
================================================================
CRIME BEAT
================================================================
A Byzantine kiln floor was stolen from an archaeological park
in Israel this week:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/437324.html
http://tinyurl.com/39c2y  (Seattle PI)

A number of pieces of Roman jewellery is missing from Egypt's
National Museum:

http://tinyurl.com/yu9dm (IOL)

An Austrian woman will be allowed to sue the government to
recover a Klimt painting once purloined from her family by Nazis:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/08/national/08scotus.html

A Bronze Age necropolis on Cyprus is being bulldozed (with permits!)
to build some luxury homes:

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/news/main.php?id=14699&archive=1

Someone tried to mail five mummified skulls out of Peru:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4195683,00.html

A probe has been launched to investigate whether Coalition forces
have damaged the site of Babylon:

http://tinyurl.com/ys5ts (AFP via Yahoo)
cf: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jun2004/n06112004_200406115.html

The good relationship between an archaeologist and locals led
to the conviction of a looter of Mayan sites this week:

http://tinyurl.com/32hcp (AScribe ...cf the 'on the web' section)

A Danish family theft ring which specialized (it seems) in rare
books received its comeuppance this week:

http://tinyurl.com/2obpt (AP via Yahoo)

Buddhas in Afghanistan are still being looted:

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0608/p06s03-wosc.html

Cambodia still has major looting problems too:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3784135.stm
================================================================
BOOK REVIEWS
================================================================
David Rains Wallace, *Beasts of Eden*: Walking Whales, Dawn 
Horses, and Other Enigmas of Mammal Evolution:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/13/books/review/13FISHERL.html

Fik Meijer, *Emperors Don't Die in Bed *:

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v26/n11/jone01_.html
================================================================
PERFORMANCES
================================================================

================================================================
DON'T EAT THAT ELMER (A.K.A. CVM GRANO SALIS)
================================================================
This week, Atlantis is back in the area of Spain:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3766863.stm
http://tercera.cl/articulo/0,0,3255_5726_78492751,00.html (Spanish)
http://english.epochtimes.com/news/4-6-9/21897.html
http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/stories/s1127929.htm
http://tinyurl.com/2c93y (Telegraph)
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/briefs/20040607/atlantis.html
http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_980335.html
================================================================
EXHIBITIONS
================================================================
Men and Gods in the Rome of the Caesars:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/11/content_1521755.htm
================================================================
CLASSICIST'S CORNER
================================================================
One of the UK's big exam boards is dropping Latin and Greek from
its list:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1237027,00.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/3797821.stm

... which prompted this defensio linguae Latinae:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1237025,00.html

Coverage of Harvard's Latin Oration:

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=502913

An Athenian v. Spartan debate might be of interest:

http://www.hellenicnews.com/readnews.html?newsid=1938&lang=US

The New York Times had a nice feature on Adrienne Mayor:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/12/arts/12MAYO.html

Let's all 'pull' for this Classics graduate:

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3054858

An online presentation of the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite:

http://users.hol.gr/~kaamos/zygomalas.html

There's a trailer out for the forthcoming Alexander flick:

http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/alexander/large.html

Some hype for the flick:

http://www.latercera.cl/articulo/0,5819,3255_5700_77529486,00.html
(Spanish)

Reviews of Troy keep popping up:

http://www.counterpunch.org/stclair06132004.html

National Mythology Exam coverage:

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=70636

A good article on the so-called 'golden ratio':

http://www.maa.org/devlin/devlin_06_04.html

The 'Swallow Song' will illumine children's life in Ancient Greece:

http://news.amn.org/press.jsp?id=2226

Peter Jones in the Spectator:

http://tinyurl.com/24l2u

Akropolis News in Classical Greek (it has returned!):
http://www.akwn.net/

Radio Finland's Nuntii Latini
[best accessed via rogueclassicism on Sundays]

Radio Bremen's Der Monatsrückblick - auf Latein 
http://www.radiobremen.de/online/latein/

Weather in Latin:
http://latin.wunderground.com/

================================================================
OBITUARIES
================================================================
Paul Rehak (Classicist and Aegeanet founder):

http://tinyurl.com/2f442 (Duke Chronicle)
================================================================
REPEATS
================================================================
MessengerSpeak Iliad:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/724818.cms
================================================================
OTHER SOURCES OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL NEWS
================================================================
About.com Ancient History (blog):
http://ancienthistory.about.com/

About.com Archaeology (blog):
http://archaeology.about.com/mbody.htm

Archaeologica:
http://www.archaeologica.org/NewsPage.htm

Archaeology in Europe (blog):

http://archaeology.eu.com/weblog/

Archaeology Magazine's Newsbriefs:
http://www.archaeology.org/magazine.php?page=0305/newsbriefs/index

Bible and Interpretation Breaking News:
http://www.bibleinterp.com/news.htm

CBA Newsfeed:
http://www.britarch.ac.uk/newsfeed/index.html

CBA Archaeoblog:
http://www.britarch.ac.uk/archaeoblog/

Classics in Contemporary Culture (blog):
http://www.people.memphis.edu/~mhooker/ccc.html

Cronaca (blog):
http://www.cronaca.com/

Francis Deblauwe's 'Iraq War and Archaeology' site:
http://cctr.umkc.edu/user/fdeblauwe/iraq.html

Maritime Underwater Archaeological News:
http://www.munarchaeology.com/munarchaeology/news/main.htm

Megalithic Portal
http://www.megalithic.co.uk

Michael Ruggeri's Ancient America and Mesoamerica News:
http://community-2.webtv.net/Topiltzin-2091/MIKERUGGERISANCIENT

Mirabilis.ca (blog):
http://www.mirabilis.ca

Paleojudaica (blog):
http://paleojudaica.blogspot.com

Phluzein (blog):
http://www.binref.com/phluzein/

Stone Pages Archaeo News:
http://www.stonepages.com/news/

Texas A&M Anthropology News Site:
http://www.tamu.edu/anthropology/news.html

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ancient world (broadly construed: practically anything relating
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