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Subject:

Explorator 4.25

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Mike Heyworth <[log in to unmask]>

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Mike Heyworth <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 24 Oct 2001 09:38:03 +0100

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From: David Meadows [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 21 October 2001 13:39

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explorator 4.25                                 october 21, 2001
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Editor's note: Depending on your mail software, some urls may
wrap (especially those from the Telegraph) which will require
you to rebuild the url at your end; if you get a 'file not
found', check to see if the url wrapped on you. Most urls should
be active for at least eight hours from the time of publication.
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Thanks to the many folks who sent me heads upses ... unfortunately
half way through this issue I had some sort of wonkiness hit my
computer and the issue (three quarters done ... two hours' work
8^() disappeared. That
was followed by my ISP experiencing some wonkiness of their own.
I've hastily reconstructed it but time considerations have not allowed
me to search through my deleted mail for the week to find who sent
me what (if memory serves, Jean LaPlante, Terrence Lockyer, Trevor
Watkins, and Arthur Shippee were mentioned, but there were more)
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AFRICA, EUROPE, AND ASIA
================================================================

Some Neolithic art has been discovered on the Greek island of
Andros:

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20011018/wl/greece_neolithic_dc_1.html

A 17-year-old has deciphered an ancient Egyptian text which has
"confounded historians ... for a 100 years":

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_424753.html?menu=news.quirkies

A CT scan on a mummy has revealed an inveterate thumbsucker:

http://www.thescotsman.co.uk/index.cfm?id=117526&keyword=the

The Egyptian State Information Service reports on the discovery of
a sixth-dynasty tomb at Saqqara:

http://www.uk.sis.gov.eg/online/html5/o171021a.htm

Perhaps the same:

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,3-2001360445,00.html

The Temple of Hatshepsut will reopen soon:

http://www.uk.sis.gov.eg/online/html5/o151021f.htm

There appear to be some exciting things going on at the
Egyptian Museum:

http://www.ahram.org.eg/weekly/2001/556/tr2.htm

Since it was a subject of discussion on many Egypt-oriented lists
this week, folks might be interested in reading the Times' review
of Channel 5's presentation "The Tutankhamun Conspiracy":

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,161-2001361406,00.html

Cyprus Mail has a brief item on the discovery of some Bronze Age
tombs:

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/October/13/news4.htm

Bronze Age tombs have also been discovered at Ras al Khaimah:

http://www.gulfnews.com/Articles/people-places.asp?ArticleID=29286

AlphaGalileo has a press release on recent research into the
Maykop people:

http://www.alphagalileo.org/ReadNotice.cfm?releaseid=7604

A Hellentistic/Roman era settlement has been discovered near
Ioannina:

http://www.athensnews.gr/athweb/nathens.print_unique?e=C&f=12932&m=A10&aa=5&
eidos=S

Although this is probably more of a follow up, there appears to
be a debate bubbling up over why Herakleion and the other cities
around Abu Kir bay slipped into the water:

http://www.ahram.org.eg/weekly/2001/553/tr1.htm
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/10/1017_NileCities.html

There is much excitement over DNA results from teeth purporting to
hail from the mouth of St. Luke:

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,7-2001361928,00.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/10/16/science/social/16TOOT.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1600000/1600751.stm
http://www.iht.com/articles/36052.html

The Guardian has a piece on the evolution of Megalithic monuments:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4279520,00.html

The remains of a medieval village have been found near Somerset:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/england/newsid_1599000/1599898.stm

There are plans in the works to excavate London's Rose Theatre:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/england/newsid_1597000/1597821.stm

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THE AMERICAS
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The Oak Ridger has a touristy sort of thing on Macchu Picchu:

http://www.oakridger.com/stories/101901/int_1018010010.html

A Woodland/Oneota culture site is being excavated near Oshkosh:

http://www.wisinfo.com/northwestern/local/101901-4.html

Some of Mel Fisher's employees have brought some gold chains
up from the sea near Naples, Fla.:

http://www.naplesnews.com/01/10/florida/d694732a.htm

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ON THE NEWSSTANDS
================================================================

Physics Today has an article on the use of physics in archaeology:

http://physicstoday.org/pt/vol-54/iss-10/p32.html

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ON THE WEB
================================================================
The Bible and Interpretation site has a piece by Paula McNutt entitled
"Reconstructing the Society of Ancient Israel":

http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/mcnutt_ancientIsrael.htm

The Bamboo Silk site has an article in English (although it will
nag you to install Chinese text support; if you say no it will
still be largely readable) by Annping Ching called "Chengzhiwenzhi
in Light of the Shangsu", on an interpretation of early Chinese
writing:

http://www.bamboosilk.org/Jblt/Wuhanhui/Annping%20Chin.htm

The High on Adventure site has a touristy feature on Ephesus:

http://www.highonadventure.com/Hoa01oct/Ephesus/ephesus.htm

Humanities Magazine has a feature on archaeological excavations
in the Mekong Delta:

http://www.neh.gov/news/humanities/2001-09/excavating.html

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CRIME BEAT
================================================================
[a new section devoted to articles about antiquities theft, return
of stolen antiquities, etc.]

A pile of antiquities from various periods has been found buried
in the yard of a holiday home in Greece:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/news/content.asp?id=103897
http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_424334.html
http://www.athensnews.gr/athweb/nathens.print_unique?e=C&f=12932&m=A10&aa=0&
eidos=S

Another case from Greece:

http://www.athensnews.gr/athweb/nathens.print_unique?e=C&f=12932&m=A10&aa=7&
eidos=S

The British Museum has returned a stolen Egyptian statue to the
Sudan:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/africa/newsid_1600000/1600389.stm
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,2-2001355635,00.html

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AT ABOUT.COM
================================================================
Archaeology Guide Kris Hirst's latest is on various virtual tours
of various ancient sites which you can take part in:

http://archaeology.about.com/library/weekly/aabyb101401a.htm

Ancient History Guide N.S. Gill's latest is on "What and Where
Was Troy?":

http://ancienthistory.about.com/library/bl/uc_wilson_troy1.htm

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REVIEWS
================================================================
The Guardian has a review of *Cassell's Dictionary of Classical
Mythology*:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4280798,00.html

The Independent has a review of S.R. Fischer *A History of Writing*:

http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=100045
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EXHIBITIONS
================================================================
AthensNews has a review of "Syria: Byzantine Times":

http://www.athensnews.gr/athweb/nathens.print_unique?e=C&f=12932&m=A39&aa=1&
eidos=S
http://www.ekathimerini.com/news/content.asp?id=104102

The Telegraph reviews "Amazon Unknown" at the British Museum:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=003100565149417&rtmo=lzkFvnQt&atmo=99999999
&pg=/et/01/10/20/bahm20.html

The Guardian reviews "Marble Mania":

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4277162,00.html

CNN reviews "Reclaiming Genghis Khan":

http://www.cnn.com/2001/TRAVEL/NEWS/10/17/genghis.khan.ap/index.html
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CLASSICIST'S CORNER
================================================================

The Times has a brief history of ancient Afghanistan, with plenty
of classical content:

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,261-2001363056,00.html

Another article with ancient precedents for bioterrorism:

http://www.msnbc.com/news/644605.asp?0si=-

... and one on ancient epidemic type things:

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,2001350018-2001362497,00.html

A review of a production of Sophocles' Oedipus:

http://www.courierpress.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi?200110/19+oedipus101901_feature
s.html+20011019

Here's a bit about the nachleben of Gladiator:

http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2001/10/21/stifgneur02003.html

A Greek mythology theme park is in the works for a town south of
Athens:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/news/content.asp?aid=104428

The Spectator's "Mind Your Language" feature is worth looking at:

http://www.spectator.co.uk/article.php3?table=old&section=current&issue=2001
-10-20&id=1218

Peter Jones in the Spectator:

http://www.spectator.co.uk/article.php3?table=old&section=current&issue=2001
-10-20&id=1220

Radio Finland's Nuntii Latini
http://www.yle.fi/fbc/latini/trans.html

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

================================================================
OBITUARIES
================================================================
Spencer Barrett:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4278813,00.html
================================================================
FOLLOWUPS
================================================================

Lewis and Clark:

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=2503954&BRD=1130&PAG=461&dept_id=9
9675&rfi=6

Pharoanic statuary:

http://www.canoe.ca/CNEWSScience0110/17_egypt-ap.html

Sarmat/Sarmati/Sarmatians:

http://www.alphagalileo.org/ReadNotice.cfm?releaseid=7467

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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 newsand magazinesources are scoured for news of the
ancient world (broadlyconstrued: practically anything relating
to archaeology orhistory  priorto about 1700 or so is fair game)
and every Sunday they aredelivered to yourmailbox free of charge!
================================================================
Useful Addresses
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Many articles which don't expire will eventually show up with
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before the end of August at:
http://atrium-media.com/mediaarchive.html

================================================================
Explorator is Copyright (c) 2001 David Meadows. Feel free to
distribute these listings via email to your pals, students,
teachers, etc., but please include this copyright notice. These
listings are not to be posted to a website; instead, please
provide a link to the past issues and/or the media archive
mentioned above. Thanks!
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