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David Meadows <[log in to unmask]>

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                                     EXPLORATOR
                  Watching the Web for News of the Ancient World
                      Volume 4, Issue 5 -- June 3, 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 John Hill, Sally Winchester, and Johanna Sandrock for headses
upses this week (a.a.h.i.h.l.n.o.o.)


... a bit of a slow week, although we now how 2019 subscribers to the full
newsletter!


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

OLD WORLD NEWS

A Rabbi's use of archaeology has caused some consternation amongst the
faithful:

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/06/02/national/02RELI.html

The Jewish Magazine has a nice feature on ancient synagoges at Ba'ram and
Capernaum:

http://www.jewishmag.com/44mag/synagogues/synagogues.htm

The Sunday Times has a brief report on Newgrange:

http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2001/05/27/stipripri02021.html

The Guardian has coverage of a talk given by Barry Cunliffe, who railed
against the view that ancient Britain was "backwards":

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,497953,00.html

A bronze age necklace has been found on a beach in Norway:

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_312416.html

EurkeAlert alerts us to an upcoming 'dig' of the bronze age site of Bamboula:

http://www.eurekalert.org/releases/uc-ual060101.html

Archaeologists have more evidence to confirm an Athenian site as being that
of the Kynosarges Gymnasium:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/news/content.asp?aid=85367

A number of Dutch reports are covering (in Dutch, of course) the opening of
a Roman-era lead coffin:

http://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/kunst/989496466759.html
http://www.gelderlander.nl/CDA/regioportal/0,2078,1448__605416_1,00.html
http://www.krantenonline.nl/CDA/regioportal/1,2078,2637__615841_1,00.html

Frankfurter Allgemeine reports (in English) on the recently-excavated
temple of Isis-Cybele found near Mainz:

http://www.faz.com/IN/INtemplates/eFAZ/archive.asp?doc={C7B00037-52D1-11D5-A3B5-009027BA22E4}&width=1024&height=748&agt=netscape&ver=4&svr=4.5

An Alamanni cemetery has been found near Herrenberg (report in German):

http://www.stuttgarter-zeitung.de/dc1/html/news-stz/20010529krei0012.shtml

A village in Bangalore is being dubbed "an archaeologist's dream":

http://www.indian-express.com/ie20010529/nat19.html
http://www.iol.co.za/html/frame_news.php?click_id=588&art_id=qw991139582320B264

A wooden board is helping to date the (somewhat mysterious) Katsumaya Mound:

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/newse/20010531wo61.htm
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?nn20010601b1.htm

The coffin of a 13th-century Spanish king has turned out to have two skulls
in it (!):

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=000579381554028&rtmo=V1jmF5Gx&atmo=99999999&pg=/et/01/5/30/wskul30.html

The Scotsman is reporting on the discovery of what might be a 15th century
shipwreck:

http://www.thescotsman.co.uk/index.cfm?id=76440&keyword=the

In a similar vein, Croatia plans to protect a number of shipwrecks (ancient
and not so) from divers:

http://news.24.com/News24/Technology/Science_Nature/0,1113,2-13-46_1033097,00.html

The 'Napoleon was poisoned' theory is back in the news again:

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/reu/20010528/napoleon.html

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

NEW WORLD NEWS

The Charleston Post (and others) has a report on the Topper site in South
Carolina:

http://www.charleston.net/pub/archive/news/pre0527.htm
http://www.nationalpost.com/home/story.html?f=/stories/20010529/575984.html
http://www.usatoday.com/news/science/archaeology/2001-05-26-earlyamericans.htm

Anasazi cannibalism remains a hot topic:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/06/0601_wireanasazi.html

The New York Times has a nice feature on the cause of the decline of the Maya:

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/05/29/science/29OBSER-2.html

The Houston Chronicle has a brief item on plans to thwart smuggling of
antiquities from Mexico:

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/story.hts/metropolitan/927887

ON THE NEWSSTANDS

There's a new issue of Archaeology Odyssey out, with online features on the
Bamiyan Buddhas and western features on Buddhas in Gandhara:

http://www.bib-arch.org/aod2.html

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

CLASSICIST'S CORNER

Athens News has an interesting preview of an exhibit devoted to John
Pendlebury (as does eKathimerini, it turns out):

http://www.athensnews.gr/athweb/nathens.print_unique?e=C&f=12912&m=A11&aa=1&eidos=S
http://www.ekathimerini.com/news/content.asp?aid=85034

The Boston Globe has a nice feature on classics at Boston College:

http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/154/metro/At_BC_myth_meets_life+.shtml

The Seattle Times has a touristy piece on Ephesus:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/travel/134301261_ephesus030.html

The Washington Post has an interesting piece on a scholar's study which
coverts ancient weights (e.g. the talent) into their metric equivalent:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A78338-2001May25.html
http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_308378.html

Looks like there's going to be some big time Asterix flix coming:

http://news.excite.com/news/r/010601/00/film-asterix

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

EXHIBITION

The Royal Ontario Museum is hosting an exhibit called "Gift of the Gods:
The Art of Wine and Revelry":

http://www.rom.on.ca/news/releases/public.php3?mediakey=nwnftsl6yn
http://www.winespectator.com/Wine/Spectator/_daily|news1247

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

AT ABOUT.COM

Ancient History Guide N.S. Gill's latest is on Seneca's views on health and
sport:

http://ancienthistory.about.com/homework/ancienthistory/library/weekly/aa060501a.htm

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

OBITUARIES

Dorothy Burr Thompson:

http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=75536

Graham Webster:

http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=74616

Ted Wright:

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,60-2001181023,00.html

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

FOLLOWUPS

Copan tomb:

http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=75054

'Lost' Inca city:

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_308457.html

Marathon Rowing Row:

http://www.athensnews.gr/athweb/nathens.print_unique?e=C&f=12912&m=A06&aa=2&eidos=S
http://www.ekathimerini.com/news/content.asp?id=84753
http://news.excite.com/news/ap/010528/13/oly-athens-rowing

Mitochondrial DNA:

http://www.cosmiverse.com/science05300103.html
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/science/20010528/t000044705.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4193433,00.html

Syphilis in Europe:

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,2-2001182158,00.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid_1359000/1359758.stm
http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_306428.html

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

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

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