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Explorator 3.52

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Mike Heyworth <[log in to unmask]>

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Mike Heyworth <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 30 Apr 2001 16:31:42 +0100

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From: David Meadows [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 29 April 2001 12:21

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

                                     EXPLORATOR
                  Watching the Web for News of the Ancient World
                      Volume 3, Issue 52 -- April 29, 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'.

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

First of all, apologies to all who received an html-formatted newsletter
last week and whose systems couldn't process it. I did not intend to send
out html mail and am still trying to figure out why it went out that way.
That said, thanks to all who responded to my query about an html-formatted
Explorator; from private mail it is very clear that this would not be a
good thing for the vast majority, so we'll keep things as they are.

Thanks to Curtis B. Edmundson, Jean Laplante, Tim Parkin, Sally Winchester,
'mauros', Michael Ruggieri, 'Sujazz', and Bill Kennedy for several headses
upses this week (a.a.h.i.h.l.n.o.o.)


OLD WORLD NEWS

The Daily Star has a feature on the Canaanite site of Yarmuta:

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/28_04_01/art3.htm

A conference on how best to preserve the monuments of the Middle/Near east
has political implications:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/middle_east/newsid_1295000/1295319.st
m
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/middle_east/newsid_1295000/1295008.st
m

MSNBC (and others) has an interesting item on black magic in the ancient
Greek world:

http://stacks.msnbc.com/news/560131.asp
http://athensnews.dolnet.gr/athweb/nathens.print_unique?e=C&f=12907&m=A05&aa
=1&eidos=S
http://www.ekathimerini.com/news/content.asp?id=79231

Police have confiscated a hoard of  interesting illegally-excavated
artifacts near Vonitsa:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/news/content.asp?aid=80390

AthensNews has a lengthy touristy piece on ancient Troezen:

http://athensnews.dolnet.gr/athweb/nathens.print_unique?e=C&f=12907&m=A24&aa
=1&eidos=S

A fourth-century Egyptian coffin is on display in Rochester:

http://library.northernlight.com/EB20010427170000046.html?cb=0&dx=1006&sc=0#
doc

Another bit of fallout from Afghanistan: the left foot of Zeus is on
display in Tokyo:

http://www.asahi.com/english/asahi/0426/asahi042604.html

The Aberdeen Herald has a brief item on a recent Iron Age discovery in that
city:

http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/archive/24-4-19101-0-1-2.html

The Times (South Africa) has a feature on the excavations at Uxellodunum
('eat your heart out Asterix'):

http://www.iol.co.za/html/frame_news.php?click_id=79&art_id=qw988311781884B2
16

(cf. http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_275516.html?menu=)

There was a fair bit of coverage this week devoted to the discovery of a
Roman-era armoury/armour in Roman Carlisle:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/newsid_1297000/1297752.stm
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,478537,00.html
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,2-120182,00.html
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/04/0427_romanarmor.html

A Roman villa at El-Jem will soon be open to the public:

http://www.news24.co.za/News24/Technology/Science_Nature/0,1113,2-13-46_1014
411,00.html

A third-century Celtic fibula has reached a rather high price at auction:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=003100565149417&rtmo=gjSGSbru&atmo=99999999
&pg=/et/01/4/26/ngold26.html

Also at auction at Christie's ... a pile of Italian vases, many of them
looted apparently:

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,7-118293,00.html

Le Figaro has an item (in French) on damage done and threatened to the
Henri IV-era Chateau de Saumur (watch the wrap):

http://www.lefigaro.fr/cgi-bin/gx.cgi/AppLogic+FTContentServer?pagename=Futu
reTense/Apps/Xcelerate/View&c=figArticle&cid=FIGI72LWTLC

The Times of India reports on damage done to Mnajdra Temple:

http://web.infinito.it/utenti/m/malta_mega_temples/mnajdest/times15.html

The BBC has an item on damage done to the Zoukoudian Caves:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/asia-pacific/newsid_1298000/1298621.s
tm

CNN has a piece on the threat to ancient cities in Laos:

http://www.cnn.com/2001/TRAVEL/NEWS/04/26/laos.ancientcities.ap/index.html

SwissInfo reports on an exhibition of ancient textiles from the Taklamakan
Desert:

http://www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo.html?siteSect=201&sid=661022


NEW WORLD NEWS

There was major coverage of the discovery/redating of the Peruvian city of
Caral:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1298000/1298460.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/newsid_1299000/1299426.stm
http://www.nandotimes.com/noframes/story/0,2107,500476670-500732206-50418634
4-0,00.html
http://www.abcnews.go.com/sections/scitech/DailyNews/city010426.html
http://washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/nation/science/A8889-2001Apr26.html
http://www.csmonitor.com/durable/2001/04/27/fp1s3-csm.shtml
http://www.discoveringarchaeology.com/articles/042601-oldestperucity.htm
http://www.enn.com/news/wire-stories/2001/04/04282001/reu_peru_43240.asp
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,3-120993,00.html
http://www.thescotsman.co.uk/world.cfm?id=67657
http://www.msnbc.com/news/564981.asp
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010426/sc/science_city_dc.html
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/04/0426_perucity.html

The Telegraph has a feature on the Mayan site of Las Milpas:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=003100565149417&rtmo=0xbKbsGq&atmo=99999999
&pg=/et/01/4/28/wmay28.html

The Salt Lake Tribune has an interesting item on a pile of old footwear
originally found in Promontory Cave:

http://www.sltrib.com/04272001/utah/92394.htm
[log in to unmask]" target="_blank">http://www1.standard.net/stories/local/04-2001/FTP0284@local@[log in to unmask]
p

The Washington Post has a nice piece on the slave graves at what was once
James Madison's home:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A8417-2001Apr26.html

The Columbus Dispatch has an item in anticipation of a conference (held
last week) called "Old and New World Prehistory at the Crossroads":

http://www.dispatch.com/news/news01/apr01/670378.html

ON THE NEWSSTANDS

Archaeology Magazine has a new online issue with abstracts of articles on
ancient Abydos, the recently-discovered inn at Pompeii, the spiritual life
of slaves in America, and numerous other items:

http://www.archaeology.org/0105/toc/toc.html

The Art Newspaper has apparently updated its archaeology page (but not
copyright date!), with items on Stonehenge, the statue of Cybele recently
found in Greece, threats to sites in Sicily, and a cache of coins from
Syria:

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/archaeology/archeology.asp

Biblical Archaeology Review also has a new online issue, with articles on
stone shrines in the Negev, the battle over ownership of the Dead Sea
Scrolls, Abraham's Ur, among other things:

http://www.bib-arch.org/bar2.html

Egypt Revealed has a piece in anticipation of a F. Goddio lecture on the
layout of the sunken bits of ancient Alexandria (with a fairly good map):

http://www.egyptrevealed.com/042601-goddio-sunkencity.htm

CLASSICIST'S CORNER

This is the sort of thing I've been dying to do with my classes:

http://inq.philly.com/content/inquirer/2001/04/26/local_news/PDIG26.htm

The Independent has a precis of Peter Wiseman's presidential address to the
Classical Association:

http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=69022
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,2-117802,00.html

More from the meeting:

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,2-118372,00.html

FOLLOWUPS

Buddha birthplace:

http://stacks.msnbc.com/news/563429.asp


Cleopatra at the BM:

http://athensnews.dolnet.gr/athweb/nathens.print_unique?e=C&f=12907&m=A02&aa
=3&eidos=S

Herculaneum Papyri:

[log in to unmask]" target="_blank">http://www.standard.net/stories/local/04-2001/ftp0103@local@[log in to unmask]
sp

The Hunley:

http://www.hunley.org/html/Excavation/excavation_update_apr_27.htm
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/04/0427_hunleyapril27.html
http://www.msnbc.com/news/565751.asp

Karachi mummy:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=003100565149417&rtmo=fsDwD0os&atmo=99999999
&pg=/et/01/4/29/wmum29.html

Pyramid hidden cavities:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/middle_east/newsid_1285000/1285707.st
m
http://athensnews.dolnet.gr/athweb/nathens.print_unique?e=C&f=12907&m=A16&aa
=4&eidos=S
http://www.egyptrevealed.com/042301-debunkfrench.htm

Seahenge:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1298000/1298533.stm

Troy: Myth and Reality:

http://www.msnbc.com/news/556889.asp

OBITUARIES

Laurence Flanagan:

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,60-120135,00.html

AT ABOUT.COM

Ancient History Guide N.S. Gill's latest feature is on Spartacus:

http://ancienthistory.about.com/library/weekly/aa042101a.htm

Archaeology Guide Kris Hirst has put up the transcript of last week's chat
with Larry McKee (this week's has, alas, been postponed):

http://archaeology.about.com/science/archaeology/library/chat/n_mckee.htm

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 as of January 7, 2001):

http://atrium-media.com/mediaarchive.html

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

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