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Explorator 4.18

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Mike Heyworth <[log in to unmask]>

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From: David Meadows [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 02 September 2001 14:27

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explorator 4.18                                September 2, 2001
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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 publication.
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Thanks to Alastair Millar, Arthur Shippee, Trevor Watkins, Jean
Laplante, John Hill, Michael Ruggieri, Michael Stowe, Sujazz,
Bill Kennedy, and Sally Winchester for headses upses this week
(a.a.h.i.h.l.n.o.o.)

This week's theme appears to be 'damage to archaeological sites',
unfortunately ...

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AFRICA, EUROPE, AND ASIA
================================================================

UFO seekers have damaged Silbury Hill:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/newsid_1511000/1511448.stm

The New York Times (and others) have an item on the alignment
of the pyramids:

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/28/science/social/28PYRA.html

There appears to be controversy over a Turkish excavation of
Salamis (Cyprus):

http://library.northernlight.com/FB20010831720000173.html?cb=0&dx=1006&sc=0#
doc

The New York Times has a travel feature on Minorca, which has
a good overview of the archaeological history of the Balearics:

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/26/travel/MINOR.html

The Aftenposten has a piece (in Norwegian) on the discovery of
a strange arrangement of human skulls:

http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/iriks/article.jhtml?articleID=183210

DNA analysis is shedding more light on when Central Asia was
populated post-out-of-Africa:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1502000/1502189.stm

The Roman villa at Chedworth (Cheltenham) has revealed the skeleton
of an infant:

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_386332.html
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,2-2001302658,00.html

MSNBC has an interesting item on recent excavations/research at
the Colosseum:

http://www.msnbc.com/news/622857.asp

Kyodo News has a report on the discovery of an almost complete 7500
year-old skeleton in China:

http://home.kyodo.co.jp/all/display.jsp?an=20010828073

Here's one I missed: China Daily reports on the discovery of a
large number of ancient mace heads in Northwest China:

http://www1.chinadaily.com.cn/news/cn/2001-08-13/26240.html

People's Daily has a report on the discovery of some very ancient
(pre?) writing:

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200108/31/eng20010831_78972.html

The Ancient capital of the Dian kingdom might have been found:

http://www.unison.ie/irish_independent/stories.php3?ca=31&si=504600&issue_id
=5190
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,3-2001302980,00.html

The Buddhas of Angkor Wat are under threat from looting:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/08/0828_angkorbuddhas.html

The British Museum has plans to make its ca. 4 million objects
in storage more available to the public:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,542811,00.html

Iraq is seeking the return of a number of artifacts in European
museums:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow.asp?art_id=1403503408

A little out of the regular time period covered by this newsletter,
but folks might be interested that an expedition has been launched
to find the remains of Amelia Earhart:

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/reu/20010827/amelia.html
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/08/0828_wireamelia1.html

Not quite sure how to classify this one: the Independent has a piece
called 'Beirut Stories' which focuses on a diving school in Beirut
but which has some interesting info on underwater sites unexplored
and/or lost (I think):

http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=91833

The same newspaper reports on the recreation of neolithic dung-
flavoured ale:

http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=91895

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THE AMERICAS
================================================================

The TimesDaily has a report on an ongoing dig into a mound in
Shiloh (Tennessee) National Military Park:

http://www.timesdaily.com/news/stories/8110newsstories.html

A pre-Columbian temple has possibly been found on a Mexican
mountain top:

http://www.news24.co.za/News24/Technology/Science_Nature/0,1113,2-13-46_1072
796,00.html

A Hohokam site in Phoenix is about to be bulldozed by a gravel
mining company:

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/breaking/0830ruins30.html

The Concord Monitor reports on the threats to an Abenaki site
hear Holderness:

http://www.concordmonitor.com/stories/front0400/abenaki_site_clash.shtml
http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/Main.asp?SectionID=25&SubSectionID=378&Articl
eID=38991

A two-year rescue dig near Townsend, Tennessee is winding down:

http://www.tennessean.com/local/archives/01/08/08189011.shtml?Element_ID=818
9011

The Las Vegas Sun has a feature on archaeological theft:

http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/lv-other/2001/aug/31/512293814.htm
l

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ON THE NEWSSTANDS
================================================================

There's a new issue of Biblical Archaeology Review out, with
online content on the Masada ramp built by the Romans (or not),
and the dating of Solomon, among other things:

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

A new magazine in production called The Glory of Ancient Egypt (put
out by the same folks who do Archaeology Today and Egypt Revealed)
has a sample online on the Egyptian way of death:

http://www.circamedia.net/lifeafterdeath.htm

Archaeology Today has an interesting article on the Dmanisi skulls,
which is giving yet another angle to the 'when did humans come
out of Africa' debate:

http://www.archaeologytoday.net/web%20articles/082901-dmanisi_skulls.htm

There's also a new issue of Mercator's World on the newsstands,
with articles on a US-Canadian border dispute in 1832, and some
'cartifacts':

http://www.mercatormag.com/

================================================================
ON THE WEB
================================================================

Time Team live did one of their characteristic quickie digs on
an Anglo Saxon site ... worth a look:

http://www.channel4.com/timeteamlive2001/

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AT ABOUT.COM
================================================================

Archaeology Guide Kris Hirst's latest is on Picol Passo and the
art of Maiolica:

http://archaeology.about.com/library/weekly/aa082901a.htm

Ancient History Guide N.S. Gill's latest is a review of Florence
Dupont's *Daily Life in Ancient Rome*:

http://ancienthistory.about.com/library/weekly/aa081997.htm

================================================================
REVIEWS
================================================================

CAA has a review of C.R. Dodwell, "Anglo Saxon Gestures and the
Roman Stage":

http://www.caareviews.org/reviews/dodwell.html

================================================================
CLASSICIST'S CORNER
================================================================

AthensNews has a feature on ancient munchies:

http://www.athensnews.gr/athweb/nathens.print_unique?e=C&f=12925&m=A56&aa=1&
eidos=S

The Guardian has 'pass notes' on the Delphic Oracle:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4248189,00.html

A review of a production of the Oedipus trilogy in Washington:

http://www.athensnews.gr/athweb/nathens.print_unique?e=C&f=12925&m=A50&aa=1&
eidos=S

... and the Trojan Women at the Epidauria:

http://www.athensnews.gr/athweb/nathens.print_unique?e=C&f=12925&m=A51&aa=2&
eidos=S
http://www.ekathimerini.com/news/content.asp?id=97463

... and the Medea ditto:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/news/content.asp?id=97240

AthensNews also reports on a 'loose ends' bill present to the
Greek parliament in regards to Olympic preparations ... somehow
I think we'll be hearing more about this:

http://www.athensnews.gr/athweb/nathens.print_unique?e=C&f=12925&m=A08&aa=1&
eidos=S
http://www.ekathimerini.com/news/content.asp?id=97713

Peter Jones in the Spectator:

http://www.spectator.co.uk/article.php3?table=old&section=current&issue=2001
-09-01&id=1054

A cartoon in the current issue of the New Yorker:

http://www.cartoonbank.com/cartoonissue_closeup.asp?pf%5Fid=46264&dept%5Fid=
1001&mscssid=XKKK7Q0MNK1T8P4NJJGA4KQ81LAHDJQB&nPage=1

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

U.S. Weather in Latin:
http://latin.wunderground.com/

================================================================
FOLLOWUPS
================================================================

Genghis Khan:

http://www.rferl.org/nca/features/2001/08/30082001114629.asp

Maya scribes:

http://www.abcnews.go.com/sections/scitech/DyeHard/dyehard.html

Nemean Hippodrome:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/healthscience/science/anthro/2001-08-31-greek-h
ippodrome.htm

Oetzi:

http://www.archaeologytoday.net/web%20articles/081401-otzi.htm

Temple Gold and the Colosseum:

http://www.msnbc.com/news/622429.asp
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010831/us/colosseum_2.html
http://www.charlotte.com/observer/natwor/docs/ghost0901.htm

================================================================
EXPLORATOR is a weekly newsletter representing the fruits of
the labours of 'media research division' of The Atrium. Various
on-line newsand magazinesources are scoured for news of the
ancient world (broadlyconstrued: practically anything relating
to archaeology orhistory  priorto about 1700 or so is fair game)
and every Sunday they aredelivered to yourmailbox free of charge!
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