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explorator 12.17                                 August 16, 2009
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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, Donna Hurst, Edward
Rockstein, Hernan Astudillo, John McMahon, Joseph Lauer,
Mata Kimasitayo, Mike Ruggeri, Kurt Theis, Lucas Livingston,
Richard C. Griffiths, John Hall, Rick Heli, Michael T. Stulac,
Jona Lendering, 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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Neanderthals could detect bitter tastes, apparently:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8195762.stm
http://www.newkerala.com/nkfullnews-1-91046.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/18/science/18obbitter.html
http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/early/2009/08/07/rsbl.2009.0532.abstract
http://www.physorg.com/news169297576.html
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/18/20090812/tsc-neanderthals-wouldn-t-have-eaten-the-c2ff8aa.html
http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2009/08/13/2654962.htm
http://www.physorg.com/news169297576.html
http://www.elpais.com/articulo/sociedad/Algunos/neandertales/podian/percibir/sabor/amargo/elpepusoc/20090812elpepusoc_1/Tes

Perhaps related to the foregoing ... home sapiens had a much
broader diet than Neanderthals:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17595-seafood-gave-us-the-edge-on-the-neanderthals.html

Humans were treating tools with fire some 72 000 years b.p. (!):

http://www.usnews.com/articles/science/history/2009/08/14/ancient-toolmakers-discovered-fire-treatment.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/18/science/18obfire.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090813/ap_on_sc/us_sci_ancient_toolmakers
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/science/nature/8195664.stm
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2009665910_apussciancienttoolmakers.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2009-08/asu-emh_1081009.php

Speaking of fire ... there's evidence of use of fire at the Peking Man
site (didn't we already have that?):

http://english.cri.cn/6909/2009/08/11/1821s508128.htm

Somewhat confusing claim that Upper Paleolithic humans in a
cave in Israel had different/fewer meat-sharing rituals:

http://www.physorg.com/news169373811.html
http://uanews.org/node/26794

Suggestion that human ancestors ultimately 'came from the trees'
rather than from "knuckle draggers":

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090810162005.htm
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/evolution/6004633/Humans-evolved-from-tree-dwelling-apes-rather-than-knuckle-draggers.html
http://www.physorg.com/news169137362.html

Looking at tool use in primates:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/07/090715131437.htm

More on homo sapiens killing Neanderthals:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2009/07/23/did-spear-chucking-humans-kill-neanderthals/

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AFRICA
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Finds from various periods during metro construction in Algiers:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5g39uRfWDmWgGpn0IYd1VwfketW7A
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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An Akkadian sculpture's head has been reunited with its body:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5i8zhHNbpphvwx_GjisByAqx3209g
http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=33664
http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/entertainment/5797627/ancient-iraqi-stone-head-paired-with-replica-body/
http://www.ptinews.com/news/224071_Ancient-Iraqi-stone-head-matched-with-replica-body
http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=308458&version=1&template_id=37&parent_id=17

Claims of a cave complex lying beneath the Giza Pyramids (!?):

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/08/13/caves-giza.html

Plans to preserve Iran's saltmen:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=103317&sectionid=351020105

Remains of a third century Jewish temple in Andriake:

http://www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/news-183710-101-jewish-temple-found-in-ancient-port-city-at-lycian-site.html

Finds from the era of King Hezekiah at Ramat Rachel:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/132808
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1249418590264&pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull

Major brouhaha this week as Israel was excluded from the World
Archaeological Congress in Ramallah:

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1249418591420&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull
http://www.imra.org.il/story.php3?id=45164
http://jta.org/news/article/2009/08/13/1007217/israeli-archeologists-excluded-from-ramallah-confab
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/132889

A section of road collapsed in the Silwan area of East Jerusalem due
to archaeological excavations:

http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=218018

Two-part radio broadcast on the closing of the Elah Fortress 2009
excavation season:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Radio/News.aspx/1289

The IAA has a nice clickable map on ongoing excavations in Israel:

http://www.antiquities.org.il/map_eng.asp

cf: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/132809

Preliminary Report on the 2009 season at Tel Kabri:

http://digkabri.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/preliminary-report-on-the-results-of-the-2009-excavation-season-at-tel-kabri4.pdf

Feature/semi-touristy thing on Tel Jezreel:

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1249418599965&pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull

Gamla gets similar treatment:

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1211434078106&pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull

A 5th century burial in a Byzantine cathedral at Tal Al-Hasaka:

http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/200908152214/Culture/syria-5th-century-skeleton-found-in-byzantine-cathedral.html

Questioning the date of a Hyderabad mummy:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Egyptian-expert-doubts-age-of-Hyderabad-mummy/501758

Essay on the transition from Coptic to Arabic:

http://ema.revues.org/index1920.html

More coverage of the 'Michael Jackson in the Field Museum' thing:

http://blogs.discovery.com/news_archaeorama/2009/08/jackson.html
http://entertainment.iafrica.com/news/1853320.htm
http://www.skynews.com.au/showbiz/article.aspx?id=360510

... an interesting podcast on same:

http://web.mac.com/apephotep/SCARABsolutions/Ancient_Art_Podcast/Ancient_Art_Podcast.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj4ffn1e0xk

More coverage of those cuneiform tablets found by UofT researchers
in Turkey:

http://www.physorg.com/news169121163.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090810122133.htm
http://www.sciencecodex.com/university_of_toronto_archaeologists_find_cache_of_tablets_in_2700year_old_turkish_temple
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1736155/iron_age_cuneiform_tablets_found/index.html?source=r_science

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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The Pyla Koutsopetra Archaeological Project season has come to
an end:

http://www.cyprusweekly.com.cy/main/92,1,283,0,2162-.aspx

Some 1st century B.C. pithoi from Geronissos:

http://www.cyprusweekly.com.cy/main/92,1,283,0,2286-.aspx

A bath house at Brading Roman Villa:

http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/bath-house-found-in-villa-dig-27837.aspx

Roman remains found on the site of a proposed store in Carlisle:

http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk/news/relics_of_romans_at_sainsbury_s_store_site_1_598385?referrerPath=news/

There's a big conference about Hadrian's Wall this week:

http://www.newspostleader.co.uk/latest/Army-of-Roman-experts-heads.5556550.jp

Interesting claim that Hadrian's wall was originally made from wood:

http://www.hexham-courant.co.uk/news/news_at_a_glance/hadrian_s_wall_was_built_of_wood_1_598511?referrerPath=home

More on the claimed discovery of Vespasian's villa:

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/90873/6727558.html
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gQMz4mGCQZtona6eSGHcL3OXXo2wD99U7JT00

Review of John Hale, *Lords of the Sea*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/07/books/07book.html?_r=1

cf: http://www.lordsofthesea.org/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Remains of a 9000 years b.p. dwelling from the Islae of Man:

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/08/11/stone-age-house.html

A 'spectacular' early Bronze Age burial from Perthshire:

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/As-old-as--the.5544397.jp
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/tayside_and_central/8195357.stm
http://www.newkerala.com/nkfullnews-1-92469.html
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article6792763.ece

... and a somewhat less spectacular one from Exmoor:

http://www.thisiswesternmorningnews.co.uk/news/Gone-8211-secrets-4-000-year-old-tomb/article-1253396-detail/article.html

Evidence of contact between ancient Bohemian people and the Black Sea:

http://praguemonitor.com/2009/08/10/prehistoric-east-bohemian-people-had-contact-black-sea-area

An Iron Age log boat from Yorkshire:

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/Discovery-of-log-boat-shows.5537797.jp

Brief item on the find of a well-preserved Viking trading post
in Laerdal:

http://www.norwaypost.no/content/view/22366/26/

A 1000 years b.p. 'tree sign' (carving in an oak tree) from Prague:

http://praguemonitor.com/2009/08/12/czech-archeologists-find-probably-oldest-sign-engraved-tree
http://www.radio.cz/en/article/119249

An Iron Age (maybe) burial from Monsal Head:

http://www.matlockmercury.co.uk/news/Archaeologists-find-prehistoric-skeleton.5546397.jp

Remains of London's earliest timber structure:

http://www.physorg.com/news169297178.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090812104141.htm
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2009-08/ucl-let081209.php
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1737018/londons_earliest_timber_structure_found_during_belmarsh_prison_dig/index.html?source=r_science
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32410329/ns/technology_and_science-science/

A "prehistoric" necropolis from Bulgaria:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=106709

Fragments of 9th/10th century frescoes from a church in Varna:

http://www.balkantravellers.com/en/read/article/1410
http://www.newkerala.com/nkfullnews-1-92445.html

Medieval finds from Veliko Tarnovo:

http://www.novinite.com/newsletter/print.php?id=106739

A pile of service records of medieval soldiers have gone online:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8160081.stm

A 500 year-old unmarked graveyard from Longford:

http://www.longfordleader.ie/news/Archaeologists-in-Longford-town-discover.5543837.jp

A followup video report on those Thomas Becket paintings from a Spanish
church:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8192655.stm

Feature on the Malaspina expedition:

http://www.elpais.com/articulo/revista/agosto/epopeya/Odyssey/elpepirdv/20090803elpepirdv_1/Tes

Feature on castle moats:

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/08/12/castle-moat.html
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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The terracotta army may have actually belong to an empress (!):

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gc4W1ubKwUEhqEtY2dKG49HwdJrg
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/6019168/Terracotta-army-belonged-to-a-woman.html
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/national-news/2009/08/13/220247/Historian-says.htm
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/world/5803679/terracotta-army-may-have-belonged-to-empress/

Another dam -- this time in Pakistan -- and more sites threatened:

http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090810/FOREIGN/708099870/1002/rss

Feature on the Tang 'Treasure Ship':

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/lang/archives/2009/08/08/2003450622

Genghis Khan returns to Mongolia:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/03/world/asia/03genghis.html

Australias first astronomers:

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2009/07/27/2632463.htm

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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
The dig season at Poverty Point has come to an end:

http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20090809/LIFESTYLE/908090304

Remains of what was once Britain's largest military outpost in
colonial America have been hit/damaged by dredging operations:

http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=831222
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/aug/15/us-dredger-hits-colonial-outpost

Some coverage of this year's dig at San Francisco's Presidio:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/08/13/BA7R19598O.DTL

The coffin of the man killed by Andrew Jackson (?):

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/video/andrew-jackson-shooting/article1250430/(video)
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/08/12/Andrew-Jackson-duel-victim-found/UPI-52551250087482/

New York City's 'birth certificate':

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/14/city-birth-certificate/

US immigration documents will soon be available to the public:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/12/us/12archives.html

Some burials found during renovations to a building at the University of
South Carolina:

http://www.wltx.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=77230

Not sure where to file this one ... the grave of a man who bankrolled
the Confederate cause has been located in London:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/aug/10/grave-of-confederate-backer-found

Latest news from the Miami Circle:

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/5min/story/1187062.html

Feature on  Edwin Drake and his oil well:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090815/ap_on_re_us/us_oilman_s_pipe_fix

Review of S Jenkins and J. Stauffer, *The State of Jones*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/16/books/review/Reynolds-t.html

More on sacrifice at Cahokia:

http://www.bnd.com/news/local/story/875703.html

The greening of an historic Boston home:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=111720662

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
Remains of a small pyramid/yacata from Michoacan:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=32660
http://dti.inah.gob.mx/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=3489

Remains of the best-preserved pre-Columbian site in the Caribbean
has been found in Puerto Rico:

http://www.sunjournal.com/node/102989
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/pf/12755325.html

Feature on that new Maya tomb from Copan:

http://www.archaeology.org/0909/maya_copan/

A Maya altar from Yucatan:

http://mayanewsupdates.blogspot.com/

More on Maya brick use:

http://www.newkerala.com/nkfullnews-1-91084.html

More on climate change and the Inca:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2009/07/28/global-warming-may-have-helped-make-the-incas-mighty/

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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
A huge Neolithic 'cathedral' from Orkney:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article6795316.ece

Latest ancient boat recreation is a Bronze Age log boat at Loch Tay:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/tayside_and_central/8193994.stm
http://www.maritimejournal.com/archive101/2009/august/online_news/its_back_to_the_roots_for_boatbuilding

Interesting item on analysis of ancient pigments (mostly an ANE
story):

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=artful-science-peering-in
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32362118/ns/technology_and_science-science/

Cool job ... archaeologist:

http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/cool-jobs-archaeologist.html

... but plenty of archaeologists in the UK are on the dole:

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/119352/Archaelogists-on-the-dole-as-funds-run-out

... and the difference between archaeologists and looters:

http://www.durangoherald.com/sections/News/2009/08/09/Archaeologists_Stewards_of_science/

Feature on developments with the OED:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/16/magazine/16FOB-onlanguage-t.html

"Algorithms for Historic Documents":

http://web.bgu.ac.il/Eng/home/News/Algorithms+for+Historic+Documents.htm
http://www.aabgu.org/media-center/news-releases/bgu-analyzes-ancient-documents.html

The astounding revelation that "The Tudors" is historically
inaccurate:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/6005582/BBC-period-show-The-Tudors-is-historically-inaccurate-leading-historian-says.html

On the impact of science on methods of execution:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090810104809.htm

On globalization in the Middle Ages:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,637830,00.html

On lice and Napoleon's invasion of Russia:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/0,1518,638751,00.html

The dying art of taxonomy:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/11/science/11naming.html

Six 'fortunes' and how people accidentally found them:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/08/12/mf.buried.treasure/

On the Perseids and the beginning of the Zoque calendar:

http://www.physorg.com/news169398787.html

On the Haggis controversy:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/07/opinion/07mcallsmith.html

The strange tale of the Fortsas Hoax:

http://www.boingboing.net/2009/08/01/a-fortsas-hoax-of-18.html

Alphabetic writing systems "undermined indigenous social memory":

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2009-08/uoh-doa081109.php

Arts programs in academia are feeling the pinch:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/10/arts/10cuts.html

Review of Thomas Levenson, *Newton and the Counterfeiter*:

http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/55860/

Feature on 'Parian Porcelain':

http://www.capemaycountyherald.com/article/53450-parian+porcelain%E2%80%A6elegance+everyone

Reviewish sort of thing of Daniel Levin, *The Last Ember*:

http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/party_hopping/how_believable_is_daniel_levins_archaeological_thriller_124397.asp

More on poking around in a tomb to find out about purported
authorship of a shakespearean play:

http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/afterword/archive/2009/08/11/u-k-tomb-could-solve-shakespeare-identity-riddle.aspx
http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/2009/08/13/is-warwick-tomb-answer-to-shakespeare-debate-92746-24398680/
>

Google has massively enlarged its newspaper archives:

http://seekingalpha.com/article/153473-google-quietly-quadruples-its-newspaper-archives?source=email
================================================================
DIG DIARIES/BLOGS
================================================================
[please send in suggestions! current digs only please!]

Skagafjordur Archaeological Settlement Survey:

http://blogs.umb.edu/sass/

SHARP weblog:

http://ccgi.sedgeford.plus.com/blog/

Apollonia Arsuf (Israel):

http://apollonia-arsuf.blogspot.com/

Dhiban (Jordan):

http://dhiban.wordpress.com/

Whitehall Roman Villa (dig just concluded):

http://www.whitehallvilla.co.uk/

Mount Lykaion:

http://mountlykaion.wordpress.com/

Roman Binchester:

http://binchester.blogspot.com/

Gabii Project:

http://lapisgabinus.blogspot.com/

Tel Kabri:

http://digkabri.wordpress.com/2009-dig-blog/

Pyla-Koutsopetria (three blogs in one! twitter too!):

http://www.und.nodak.edu/instruct/wcaraher/PKAPBlogAggregator.html

Grand Pre:

http://grandpre2009.wordpress.com/

Norton Community Archaeological Group:

http://nortoncommarch.wordpress.com/

Tel Dan:

http://teldan.wordpress.com/

Hopkins in Egypt Today:

http://www.jhu.edu/egypttoday/index.html
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Herculaneum:

http://www.elpais.com/articulo/revista/agosto/leccion/Herculaneum/elpepirdv/20090803elpepirdv_9/Tes
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GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
================================================================
Ancient Egypt 10.1 (August/September 2009):

http://www.ancientegyptmagazine.com/
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CRIME BEAT
================================================================
As you've probably heard ... the Mona Lisa was hit by a teacup
this week (no damage):

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/11/mona-lisa-attacked-with-teacup/

Nice feature/reviewish thing on Italy's crackdown on the tombaroli:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=111734951
http://www.wbur.org/news/npr/111734951

A Ukrainian national was arrested for trying to smuggle an ancient
coin from Russia to the Ukraine:

http://www.kyivpost.com/nation/46950

A retired pastor from Wisconsin pled guilty to trafficking in
archaeological resources:

http://www.nbc26.com/Global/story.asp?S=10877506

Vague item on another antiquities-related arrest in Bethlehem:

http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=218950

Similarly-vague item on arrests in Nafplion:

http://www.ana.gr/anaweb/user/showplain?maindoc=7857132&service=142

Another (good) feature on the ongoing search for Iraqi artifacts:

http://www.thestar.com/News/World/article/678481

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NUMISMATICA
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Odessa Numismatics Museum:

http://www.museum.com.ua/en/o_musee/ab_mus.htm

World's Fair and Expo Medals:

http://www.expomedals.com/
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Dutch Seen:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/07/arts/design/07photos.html

Corot to Monet:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/15/arts/15iht-melik15.html

The Bath and the Mirror:

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=a1DNvaMZAAXY

British Pastoral:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2009/aug/03/british-art-pastoral

The Oscars' Atelier:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/11/fashion/11iht-ftirelli.html

The Cleveland MoA has a new interim director:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=32428
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/14/cleveland-museum-names-interim-director/

The Parrish Art Museum has a new home:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/12/arts/design/12parrish.html

The ROM has secured the rights to exhibit one of the earliest
copies of the Ten Commandments:

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/676896

A fire has destroyed the Cafritz collection:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/08/arts/design/08cafritz.html

cf: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/08/us/08fire.html

More on that controversial Acropolis Museum film:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/05/acropolis-museum-wont-edit-controversial-short-film/

The battle of the auction houses:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/08/arts/08iht-melik8.html

... and smaller antiques dealers are suffering:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/14/arts/design/14antiques.html

Scotland and eBay have a deal to prevent sales of the country's
artifacts:

http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/news/display.var.2525569.0.eBay_deal_protects_countrys_ancient_treasures.php

Conserving a pile of Revolutionary War documents:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/07/arts/design/07antiques.html
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Yasukuni:

http://movies.nytimes.com/2009/08/12/movies/12yasu.html

Hamlet:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/theater/09heal.html

Helen:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/12/arts/12iht-lon12.html

Playing Shakespeare:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=111546863

Oregon Shakespeare Festival:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/15/theater/15oregon.html

'New' Mozart:

http://www.france24.com/en/20090802-new-mozart-pieces-music-salzburg-austria


Mostly Mozart:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/11/arts/music/11mozart.html
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1350 Ancient Sites on Google Earth:

http://rambambashi.wordpress.com/2009/08/16/1350-ancient-sites-on-google-earth/
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OBITUARIES
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Ian Shepherd:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/ian-shepherd-archaeologist-who-led-the-way-in-scottish-research-1771219.html

Graham Stanton:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/religion-obituaries/6005904/Graham-Stanton.html

Jack T. Kirby:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/14/us/14kirby.html

Mike Seeger:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/10/arts/music/10seeger.html
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