JiscMail Logo
Email discussion lists for the UK Education and Research communities

Help for BRITARCH-NEWS Archives


BRITARCH-NEWS Archives

BRITARCH-NEWS Archives


BRITARCH-NEWS@JISCMAIL.AC.UK


View:

Message:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Topic:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Author:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

Font:

Monospaced Font

LISTSERV Archives

LISTSERV Archives

BRITARCH-NEWS Home

BRITARCH-NEWS Home

BRITARCH-NEWS  April 2001

BRITARCH-NEWS April 2001

Options

Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Log In

Log In

Get Password

Get Password

Subject:

Explorator 3.50

From:

Mike Heyworth <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Mike Heyworth <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Wed, 18 Apr 2001 16:02:30 +0100

Content-Type:

text/plain

Parts/Attachments:

Parts/Attachments

text/plain (301 lines)

From: David Meadows [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 15 April 2001 13:50

]|[=================================================================]|[

                                     EXPLORATOR
                  Watching the Web for News of the Ancient World
                      Volume 3, Issue 50 -- April 15, 2001

]|[=================================================================]|[

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 'publicatio'.

]|[=================================================================]|[

Thanks to Sally Winchester, Bill Kennedy, and Isidoros for headses upses
this week (a.a.h.i.h.l.n.o.o.) ...

Season's greetings to the various religious groups observing festivals this
week!


OLD WORLD NEWS

The BBC reports on what might be the earliest example of dentistry:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid_1272000/1272010.stm
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,3-113385,00.html
http://www.msnbc.com/news/558022.asp

... while Gulf News offers an early example of trepanation:

http://www.gulf-news.com/Articles/news.asp?ArticleID=14375

... and the Egyptian State Information Service is making claims about the
earliest clock:

http://www.uk.sis.gov.eg/online/html4/o080421.htm

The season has brought the annual reports speculating on whether the Exodus
really did occur:

http://www.latimes.com/news/state/20010413/t000031433.html

... and the pagan roots of Christianity:

http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1002,53%257E21774,00.html
http://www.Jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/041501/met_5916718.html
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=1673261&BRD=1130&PAG=461&dept_id=9
9675&rfi=6

... and the historical aspects of the crucifixion:

http://www.abcnews.go.com/sections/2020/2020/010411_jesus.html

A vague report from the Turkish Cypriot press suggests a bronze age tomb
might have been found at Lapithos (maybe):

http://www.hri.org/news/cyprus/tcpr/2001/01-04-11.tcpr.html#05

The Teheran Times briefly reports on the discovery of an ancient citadel
near Tous:

http://www.tehrantimes.com/News.asp?Da=4/12/01&Cat=3&Num=0#003

Franck Goddio has updated the world on progress mapping the underwater bits
of Alexandria:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/04/0411_alexandria.html
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/science/story.jsp?story=66016
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=182466&thesection=news&th
esubsection=world
http://news.excite.com/news/r/010410/13/news-environment-city-dc

The Telegraph has a feature on ten newly-recognized images of Cleopatra:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk:80/et?ac=003100565149417&rtmo=lvknQPut&atmo=99999
999&pg=/et/01/4/11/ncleo11.html

cf. Guardian coverage of the BM's Cleopatra exhibition:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/saturday_review/story/0,3605,472925,00.html

More mummies from the Barhariya oasis:

http://www.uk.sis.gov.eg/online/html4/o100421c.htm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/middle_east/newsid_1270000/1270258.st
m
http://www.cnn.com/2001/TECH/science/04/09/egypt.mummies.ap/index.html

eKatherimini has a very nice feature on Augustus' monument at Nicopolis:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/news/content.asp?id=78998

The Egyptian State Information Service has a brief item on the discovery of
a Byzantine era camp:

http://www.uk.sis.gov.eg/online/html4/o080421L.htm

Athens News reports (briefly) on the apprehension of a small time
antiquities smuggler:

http://athensnews.dolnet.gr/athweb/nathens.print_unique?e=C&f=12905&m=A35&aa
=3&eidos=S

There are new suggestions about what the victims of Vesuvius actually died
from:

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,3-113355,00.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1272000/1272171.stm
http://news.excite.com/news/r/010411/17/health-heat

The Independent reports on the rediscovery of a film of archaeologists
excavating Sutton Hoo:

http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=66480

The Telegraph has a nice piece on the joys of going on an archaeological
dig:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk:80/et?ac=003100565149417&rtmo=QwOx0z9R&atmo=99999
999&pg=/et/01/4/14/toacti14.html

NEW WORLD NEWS

The folks at Jamestown appear to have been hit with some sort of epidemic:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/04/0406_jamestown.html
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/scitech/DailyNews/jamestown010409.html

A slave cemetery has been found outside Monticello:

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010410/sc/jefferson_slave_graves_1.html

Also on the founding fathers front, archaeologists have located George
Washington's ice house:

http://www.sunspot.net/news/local/carroll/bal-ca.ice00apr080.story?coll=bal%
2Dlocal%2Dcarroll

ON THE NEWSSTANDS

Discovering Archaeology has some new online content, including a piece on
the Alpaca Mummies which originally appeared in Discover magazine:

http://www.discoveringarchaeology.com/articles/040901-alpaca.htm

... and a short item on dendrochronology:

http://www.discoveringarchaeology.com/articles/031901-taleofttherings.htm

Egypt Revealed has some new stuff too, including something on ancient
Egyptian furniture:

http://www.egyptrevealed.com/041001-formandfunction.htm

... and something by Zahi Hawass called "Solving the Puzzles of Giza"":

http://www.egyptrevealed.com/040901-zahisolvingthepuzzles.htm

WEBSITES

The Bible and Interpretation site has some new items of interest, including
a feature on Tel Tanninim:

http://www.bibleinterp.com/excavations/Tanninim_032901.htm

... and the location of Herod's Temple:

http://itp.lcc.whecn.edu/bibint2/commentary/crapo_032901.htm


CLASSICIST'S CORNER


An Irish newspaper has a feature on classics at the National University in
Maynooth:

http://www.irelandclick.com/news/details.cfm?id=4276

eKatherimini has reprised a story from 1969 (supposedly ... I'm beginning
to be skeptical about these '1969' dates) on the excavations at Koukounissi
(Lemnos):

http://www.ekathimerini.com/news/content.asp?id=78492

Athens News has a touristy piece on ancient Megara:

http://athensnews.dolnet.gr/athweb/nathens.print_unique?e=C&f=12905&m=A24&aa
=1&eidos=S

... and Plato's Academy:

http://athensnews.dolnet.gr/athweb/nathens.print_unique?e=C&f=12905&m=A39&aa
=2&eidos=S

The Miami Herald has a touristy piece on Ephesus:

http://www.miami.com/herald/content/features/travel/digdocs/108381.htm

EXHIBITIONS

The AP via Northern Light has a review of Troy: Myth and Reality currently
on in Stuttgart:

http://library.northernlight.com/EB20010411790000046.html?cb=0&dx=1006&sc=0#
doc

REVIEWS

The LA Times has a review of P. Jenkins, *Hidden Gospels: How the Search
for Jesus Lost its Way*:

http://www.latimes.com/news/state/20010414/t000031781.html

FOLLOWUPS

Amarna-era tomb:

http://news.24.com/News24/Africa/Features/0,1113,2-11-37_1010967,00.html

Bamiyan buddhas:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/science/archaeology/2001-03-22-afghan-buddhas.h
tm

Iron Age Queen burial:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk:80/et?ac=003100565149417&rtmo=QwOx0z9R&atmo=99999
999&pg=/et/01/4/12/ecncelt12.html

Karachi mummy:

http://www.timesofindia.com/090401/09hlth4.htm

Temple Mount:

http://www.jpost.com/Editions/2001/04/10/News/News.24345.html

OBITUARIES

Cyrus Gordon:

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/04/09/obituaries/09GORD.html


REGULAR FEATURES

CTCWeb's Words of the Week
http://ablemedia.com/ctcweb/myword.html
<url:http://ablemedia.com/ctcweb/myword.html>

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

English translation (probably delayed ... hasn't been updated since August):
http://www.cbc4kids.ca/general/whats-new/latin-news/mainlatin.html
<url:http://www.cbc4kids.ca/general/whats-new/latin-news/mainlatin.htm
l>

EXPLORATOR IS ARCHIVED AT:
http://www.onelist.com/archive/Explorator
<url:http://www.onelist.com/archive/Explorator>

]|[================================================================]|[
EXPLORATOR is a weekly newsletter representing the fruits of the labours of
'media research division' of The Atrium. Various on-line news and magazine
sources are scoured on a daily basis for news of the ancient world (broadly
construed: practically anything relating to archaeology or history prior
to about 1700 or so is fair game) and when a sufficient number of urls are
gathered (usually a minimum of three stories), they are delivered to your
mailbox free of charge! Those articles that don't expire, plus
supplementary links eventually find a home at:

The Media Archive (just going up):

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 either
Commentarium or Rostra (or both)! You can subscribe to or unsubscribe from
this list by going to the following web page:
http://www.yahoogroups.com/subscribe.cgi/Explorator

Or, send by sending a blank email message to:
mailto:[log in to unmask]

or
mailto:[log in to unmask]

]|[=================================================================]|[

Top of Message | Previous Page | Permalink

JiscMail Tools


RSS Feeds and Sharing


Advanced Options


Archives

September 2019
August 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
October 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
February 2018
January 2018
October 2017
August 2017
July 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
July 2016
May 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
February 2015
December 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
October 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
November 2003
October 2003
September 2003
August 2003
July 2003
June 2003
May 2003
April 2003
March 2003
February 2003
January 2003
December 2002
November 2002
October 2002
September 2002
August 2002
July 2002
June 2002
May 2002
April 2002
March 2002
February 2002
January 2002
December 2001
November 2001
October 2001
September 2001
August 2001
July 2001
June 2001
May 2001
April 2001
March 2001
February 2001
January 2001
December 2000
November 2000
October 2000
September 2000
August 2000
July 2000
June 2000
May 2000
April 2000
March 2000
February 2000


JiscMail is a Jisc service.

View our service policies at https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/policyandsecurity/ and Jisc's privacy policy at https://www.jisc.ac.uk/website/privacy-notice

Secured by F-Secure Anti-Virus CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager