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explorator 15.08                                    June 10, 2012
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Diana Wright, Edward Rockstein,
Rick Heli, Hernan Astudillo, Patrick Swan, A. Landreau, Kurt Theis,
 Goerge Somsel,Jennifer Cosham, David Critchley, Wendy Van Duivenvoorde,
Don Buck, Rochelle Altman, Tim Parkin, Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, John McMahon,
Barnea Selavan,
 Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Richard C. Griffiths, 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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On purported animation effects (!) in cave art:

http://news.discovery.com/history/prehistoric-movies-120608.html

Spanish scientists are accused of misdating bones:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jun/10/fossil-dating-row-sima-huesos-spain

More voices for the ‘Out of Asia’ theory:

http://phys.org/news/2012-06-evidence-asia-africa-source-earliest.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2154753/Myanmar-fossil-turns-human-history-head--earliest-ancestors-came-Asia-Africa.html
http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/06/an-asian-origin-for-human-ancest.html

On infectious disease and human origins:

http://phys.org/news/2012-06-infectious-disease-human.html

They’ve figured out how tall Homo heidelbergensis was:

http://www.sci-news.com/othersciences/anthropology/article00369.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-06/f-sf-hhw060612.php
http://phys.org/news/2012-06-homo-heidelbergensis-slightly-taller-neanderthal.html

Why humans beat out the Neanderthal types:

http://news.discovery.com/history/humans-neanderthals-120605.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47692301/ns/technology_and_science-science/

Not sure if we mentioned this feature on the Shanidar caves:

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2012/05/human-evolution-discoveries-in-iraq/
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AFRICA
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Kenya plans to build some underwater museums:

http://allafrica.com/stories/201206010068.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/may/28/kenya-africa-underwater-museum
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Looking at the recent finds from Deir al-Barsha:

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2012/1101/he1.htm

see also:
http://www.dayralbarsha.com/sites/drupal.arts.kuleuven.be.barsha/files/Dayr%20al-Barsha%20Press%20Report.pdf

A foiled theft attempt from near Aswan:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/44123/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/King-Meneptahs-stelae-in-Silsila-is-safe-after-the.aspx
http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/attempt-steal-pharaonic-painting-aswan-foiled-culture-2

A pile of Egyptian relics have gone on display at Swansea
University:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-18337395

Excavating some of the sewage system at Persepolis:

http://www.payvand.com/news/12/jun/1056.html

Searching for shipwrecks off the coast of Qatar:

http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=511125&version=1&template_id=57&parent_id=56

Lots of attention for a hoard associated somehow (maybe) with the
Bar Kokhba revolt:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55686
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47691089/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/archaeologists-find-roman-treasure-near-kiryat-gat-1.434633
http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/History/Early+History+-+Archaeology/Gold_silver_hoard_uncovered_5-Jun-2012.htm
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/1,7340,L-4238447,00.html
http://www.antiquities.org.il/about_eng.asp?Modul_id=14
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/156552
http://www.jpost.com/Headlines/Article.aspx?id=272725
http://www.livescience.com/20750-israel-antiquities-roman-jewish-war.html

Interesting study on determining the volume of various jugs:

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0033895
http://phys.org/news/2012-06-ancient-jugs-secret-mathematics-biblical.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-06/afot-ajh060412.php
http://www.aftau.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=16712

Vandals damaged a 1600 years b.p. mosaic at Hamat Tiberias:

http://articles.boston.com/2012-05-29/news/31889784_1_jewish-graves-mosaic-archaeologists

… and the Haredim rioted at another site:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4238256,00.html

A sort of overview of archaeology finds from Israel for the
month of May:

http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/rep368008.shtml

A German prof has translated the oldest known chunk of Hebrew:

http://m.thelocal.de/sci-tech/20120606-42969.html

Iraq wants a pile of ancient (Jewish) documents back from the U.S.:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/iraqi-government-to-the-united-states-return-our-torah-scrolls/

Discussing the ‘James the brother of Jesus’ thing:

http://blogs.jpost.com/content/qa-%E2%80%98james-brother-jesus-and-dead-sea-scrolls%E2%80%99-part-2

Hershel Shanks comments on the James Ossuary decision:

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=272689

The Ashkelon dig blog is live again:

http://digashkelon.com/blog/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A fair bit of attention for a study of a Punic War era ship’s ram
which was found a few years ago:

http://www.livescience.com/20844-ancient-warship-ram-degrading.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-06/acs-nsf060612.php
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120606132414.htm
http://phys.org/news/2012-06-secrets-bay-pirates-warship-sunk.html
http://www.sci-news.com/othersciences/chemistry/article00372.html


A Classicist comments on the Greek debt crisis:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18255039

… and then Greek Reporter interviewed him:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2012/06/10/what-would-the-ancient-greeks-think-about-modern-greeces-debt-crisis-an-expert-weighs-in/

A few Olympics-related items this week … first, one about
those who cheated in the ancient games:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303753904577452351934877524.html?mod=lifestyle_newsreel

… and why the Greeks have already ‘won’:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2012/jun/07/ancient-greeks-london-olympics-british-museum

They’ll be debating the Elgin/Parthenon Marbles on Monday (and
it will be live streamed):

http://eu.greekreporter.com/2012/06/08/debate-on-parthenon-marbles-in-the-uk/

Nice feature on the Marsiliana d’Albegna project (not sure when this one
came out):

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2012/life-and-death-of-an-etruscan-settlement


Matthew Dennison gossips about the 12 Caesars:

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/325418/Emperors-of-excess

Some Latin Week results:

http://www.thereporteronline.com/article/20120603/NEWS01/120609891/north-penn-latin-students-seize-the-day

More on converting Hagia Sophia to a mosque again:

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/05/26/uk-turkey-prayer-idUKBRE84P0FV20120526

In case you haven’t seen the ‘misheard Carmina Burana’ thing yet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIwrgAnx6Q8&sns=em

The Arch of Titus Digital Restoration Project:

http://yu.edu/cis/activities/arch-of-titus/

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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They’ve restored Ghiberti’s Porta del Paradiso:

http://artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55235
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/9318000/Golden-gate-Masterpiece-restored.html
http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/now-clean-door-of-paradise-goes-to-italy-museum-1.3767277

Plenty of press attention for the discovery of the remains
of the Curtain Theatre (associated with Shakespeare, of course):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18351007
http://phys.org/news/2012-06-shakespeare-curtain-theatre.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/06/us-britain-shakespeare-idUSBRE8550LH20120606
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/jun/06/shakespeare-curtain-theatre-shoreditch-east-lonfon

… but more for some purported ‘vampire burials’ from Bulgaria:

http://en.ria.ru/strange/20120606/173884146.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/08/vampire-beliefs-skeletons-bulgaria
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/bulgaria/9318992/Vampire-skeleton-proves-unexpected-tourist-boon-for-Bulgaria.html
http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/06/12093841-vampire-bones-dug-up-in-bulgaria
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18334106
http://news.discovery.com/history/vampire-skeletons-120606.html
http://phys.org/news/2012-06-bulgaria-skeletons-vampirism.html

… and some clumsy archaeologists were involved:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=139940


A 9000 years b.p. fish trap from off the coast of Sweden:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18331340

On the diet of Mary Rose sailors:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/archaeology/9310778/Mary-Rose-sailors-ate-diet-of-salt-beef-and-biscuits-bone-analysis-shows.html

They might have found the ship of the ‘Pirate King of Scilly’:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2154279/Has-Pirate-Kings-ship-found.html
http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Wreck-pirate-ship-Scillies-hide-treasure-trove/story-16258733-detail/story.html
Trying to preserve some Viking artifacts from Oseberg:

http://phys.org/news/2012-06-monumental-effort-threatened-viking-treasures.html


Evidence of cold storage in Scotland 4000 years b.p.:

http://www.scotsman.com/news/scottish-news/top-stories/archaeologists-in-oban-discover-bronze-age-was-height-of-cool-1-2335347


Plenty of folks have checked out the Loftus Anglo-Saxon Treasure:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-18346034

Plans to turn a Victorian fort off Pembrokeshire into a tourist
attraction:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-18262972

Heritage issues in Germany:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/northeastern-germany-struggles-to-preserve-its-architectural-heritage-a-837536.html

An apparently unknown/neglected Romanesque Cloister site in Spain in
prompting
discussion:

http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2012/06/04/actualidad/1338839166_403833.html

… with some followups:

http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2012/06/05/actualidad/1338924407_138332.html
http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2012/06/05/actualidad/1338920086_986826.html
http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2012/06/06/actualidad/1338995068_311540.html
http://elpais.com/cultura/2012/06/08/actualidad/1339149057_734965.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

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

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Latest terracotta warriors find:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2012/jun/09/terracotta-warriors-unveiled-china-video
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2012/06/10/Experts%2Bterra%2Bcotta%2Barmy%2Bwas%2Blooted%2Band%2Bburned/

A pre Buddhism statue of Prince Siddharta:

http://www.livescience.com/20799-ancient-statue-reveals-prince-buddha.html

The Great Wall of China is twice as long (!) as originally
thought:

http://news.discovery.com/history/great-wall-china-long-120607.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-18337039


Treasure hunterish coverage of the search for a 19th
century shipwreck near Auckland:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7073622/Treasure-hunters-solve-180-year-old-mystery

Plans to retrieve a pile of Ming porcelain from a shipwreck off
Indonesia (not sure which one):

http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-divers-plans-to-retrieve-43-million-of-chinese-porcelain-20120529,0,1004793.story

OpEd on whether some Cambodian ‘blood antiquities’ should be returned:

http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/07/opinion/vlasic-davis-cambodia-art/

China is giving a bunch of 2000 years b.p. skeletons a DNA test:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2012-06/08/c_123251626.htm

East Asian Archaeology:

http://eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/east-asian-archaeology-cultural-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
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Ceramics tell the tale of a migration in the Four Corners area some 800
years b.p.:

http://phys.org/news/2012-06-ceramics-story-ancient-southwest-migration.html


The report of the first doctor to reach Abraham Lincoln after he was
shot has been found:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/05/dr-charles-leale-abraham-lincoln-report_n_1572153.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9315769/Account-of-doctor-who-treated-Abraham-Lincoln-after-he-was-shot-found.html

A 19th century tombstone washed ashore on a San Francisco beach:

http://www.sfbayareaobserver.com/2012/06/mystery-tombstone-turns-up-at-ocean.html

Excavating a War of 1812 shipwreck near Washington D.C.:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/06/120607-time-capsule-shipwreck-war-of-1812-us-british-navy-cultures/

That strange Mayan city of Yupaha story keeps coming back:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2157023/Historian-creates-3D-image-Mayan-city-Yupaha-Georgia-mountains.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Lidar has possibly helped locate the ‘lost’ city of Ciudad Blanca
in Honduras:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120606092719.htm
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-06/uoh-urt060512.php
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/06/08/lasers-help-discover-lost-city-gold-sought-by-conquistadors-in-1500s/?intcmp=features

cf:
http://blogs.berkeley.edu/2012/06/07/good-science-big-hype-bad-archaeology/

Not sure whether we mentioned this huge Peruvian burial fully of
mummified babies at Pachacamac yet:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/06/pictures/120606-tomb-80-mummies-bodies-babies-peru-pachacamac-science/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2155988/Ring-babies-sacrificed-ancient-gods-1-000-year-old-Peruvian-tomb.html

They’ve preserved some Maya sites found beneath a highway in
Oxkintok:

http://www.tajikistannews.net/story/206382504

More on that ‘updated’ Mayan calendar:

http://www.ksl.com/?sid=20542295&nid=1012

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Latest Archaenews Podcast:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2012/archaeo-news-podcast-211

Audio news from Archaeologica:

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

Isaac Newton as next action hero?:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/jun/08/isaac-newton-next-hollywood-action-hero

On the role of speculation in science (with a dog domestication
connection sort of thing):

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/29/science/dogs-and-humans-speculation-and-science.html

Richard Leakey talks climate change:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/23/nyregion/african-fossils-may-show-the-future-of-climate-change.html

They’ve looked at the pollen remains in the Shroud of Turin:

http://vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/homepage/inquiries-and-interviews/detail/articolo/sacra-sindone-sabana-santa-holy-shroud-torino-turin-15330/

Some of that shipwreck champagne we mentioned a while ago
fetched a decent price at auction:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/08/shipwreck-champagne-auctioned_n_1580697.html

Arguing for the primacy of manakish over pizza:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/pizza-or-manakish--so-which-came-first---20120524.html

Antiquity handed out some scholars awards:

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefair/post/2012/06/antiquity-awards-prizes-for-standing-stones-and-seafarers/1

Pondering lost art:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2012/jun/06/lost-art-rachel-whiteread-lucian-freud

On the first mention of Leukemia:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/05/health/history-of-battle-against-leukemia.html

James Cook and the transit of Venus:

http://phys.org/news/2012-06-james-cook-transit-venus.html

… and the Maya viewpoint:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Americas/Latin-America-Monitor/2012/0605/Mexico-to-witness-transit-of-Venus-as-Mayas-did-before-video

About 1200 years b.p., earth was hit with a radiation blast of some sort
which is seen in (affects?) C14 dates:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/06/05/mysterious_energy_blast/


Cyprus isn’t happy with the Biblical Archaeology Society:

http://www.incyprus.com.cy/en-gb/Blogs/4324/28144/visit-condemned

Feature on fireworks/firecracker ephemera:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/08/arts/design/vintage-firecracker-packages-at-auction.html

Review of Andrew Dalbanco, *College: What it Was. What it Should Be*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/10/books/review/college-by-andrew-delbanco.html

Scholars aren’t happy with an NYPL plan:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/10/nyregion/scholars-fighting-over-new-york-public-librarys-expansion-plan.html

Ancient Digger:

http://www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Appian Way:

http://www.timescolonist.com/travel/Time+travel+ancient+Roman+highway/6757156/story.html
http://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/sns-201206050000--tms--travelrsctnri-a20120605-20120605,0,3561414.story

Egypt:

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2012/06/09/adventure-into-wonders-ancient-egypt/

Rome:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travel-advice/9319285/Is-Rome-suitable-for-children.html

Turkish mosques:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2012/06/10/travel/tracking-turkeys-first-starchitect.html
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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/
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CRIME BEAT
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Plenty of coverage of the arrest of a couple of guys found with
a gold wreath and other items from a Macedonian style burial:

http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2012/06/08/greece-2-caught-with-ancient-gold-wreath-armband
http://www.salon.com/2012/06/08/greece_2_caught_with_ancient_gold_wreath_armband/singleton/
http://www.scotsman.com/news/international/pair-arrested-over-antiques-smuggling-1-2346107
http://www.salon.com/2012/06/08/greece_2_caught_with_ancient_gold_wreath_armband/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/2-arrested-in-greece-for-alleged-antiquities-smuggling-of-ancient-gold-wreath-armband/2012/06/08/gJQAijagNV_story.html

OpEd sort of thing at the ASOR blog about looting:

http://asorblog.org/?p=2333&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=changing-attitudes-to-looting-what-are-your-ideas

… and one about trafficking in antiquities during wars:

http://www.eurasiareview.com/08062012-trafficking-in-antiquities-during-a-time-of-war-analysis/

Some press attention for the WikiLoot project:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jun/06/wikiloot-crowdsourcing-stolen-artifacts
Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

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

SAFE:

http://www.savingantiquities.org/blog/
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NUMISMATICA
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The e-Sylum is having technical difficulties this week, so this (early)
edition is probably all that will come today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n23.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

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

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/06/09/3649922/las-getty-museum-illustrates-death.html

Lost Egypt:

http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/x465789617/Find-Lost-Egypt-at-Bostons-Museum-of-Science

Churchill: The Power of Words:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/09/arts/design/churchill-the-power-of-words-at-the-morgan-library.html

Tomb Treasure of Han China:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/09/arts/09iht-melikian09.html

Picasso’s Parade:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/04/picassos-largest-painting-goes-on-view-in-france/

Rembrandt’s Etchings:

http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/06/07/4016650/rembrandts-acclaimed-etchings.html

Klimt:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/05/arts/05iht-klimt05.html


Looking at Caravaggio’s ‘Denial of St Peter’:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/08/arts/design/caravaggio-denial-of-st-peter-met-museum-of-art.html?ref=arts

Chinese museums are becoming more ‘outward looking’:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/09/arts/09iht-rartholden09.html

Interesting item on Philip Mould, who looks for fake art:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/09/arts/09iht-rartmould09.html

Feature on the Russian Museum of Private Collections:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/09/arts/09iht-rartmoscow09.html

Sotheby’s is contesting the seizure of a Cambodian statue:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/06/auction-house-fights-seizure-of-statue


Haven’t had a news followup to this auction of a 9000 years b.p. limestone
mask:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-ancient-limestone-mask-christies-20120523,0,2594457.story

A Napoleonic letter coming to auction:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18335017

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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Merchant of Venice:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/arts/30iht-lon30.html

Ballo Delle Ingrate:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/05/arts/music/monteverdis-ballo-delle-ingrate-with-a-different-spin.html

Medieval Play:

http://theater.nytimes.com/2012/06/08/theater/reviews/kenneth-lonergans-medieval-play-at-signature.html

A document associated with Chopin is coming to auction:

http://artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55909

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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Barry Unsworth:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/08/books/barry-unsworth-historical-novelist-dies-at-81.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/barry-unsworth-british-novelist-who-won-booker-prize-dies-at-81/2012/06/09/gJQA04JkQV_story.html

Philip Tobias:

http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2012/06/07/professor-phillip-tobias-dies-aged-86
http://www.businessday.co.za/articles/Content.aspx?id=173689
http://www.iol.co.za/the-star/some-of-the-professor-s-achievements-1.1314366
http://www.iol.co.za/pretoria-news/famed-academic-prof-tobias-dies-1.1315027
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/06/south-africa-phillip-tobias-dies.html
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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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