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Explorator 4.21

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Mike Heyworth <[log in to unmask]>

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From: David Meadows [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 23 September 2001 13:37

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explorator 4.21                              september 23, 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, Michael Ruggieri, Karl Wittwer, Arthur
Shippee, Patrick Rourke, Michael Stowe, and Bill Kennedy for
headses upses this week (a.a.h.i.h.l.n.o.o.)

n.b. for potential headses upses: in terms of 'cutoff', Explorator
only deals with hominids; dinosaurs are not within our purview
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AFRICA, EUROPE, AND ASIA
================================================================

What might be the world's oldest village has been discovered in
a dried out region of the Sea of Galilee:

http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2001/09/23/stifgnmid03001.html

The Egyptian State Information Service has a brief item on life
in the Wadi Sura 4000 years ago:

http://www.uk.sis.gov.eg/online/html4/o200921m.htm

... and the discovery of an Old Kingdom temple at Kom al Hesn:

http://www.uk.sis.gov.eg/online/html4/o200921n.htm

... and the start of another survey in a different part of
Alexandria's harbour:

http://www.uk.sis.gov.eg/online/html4/o170921l.htm

MSNBC (and others)has a good report on the archaeological dispute
associated with the Marawani Mosque/Solomon's Stables in Jerusalem:

http://www.msnbc.com/news/626620.asp
http://www.bergen.com/morenews/archeol1720010917.htm

This really should be a followup, since it's been reported in
these 'pages' several times before, but the Sunday Times has a
report on the dig which is excavating the Queen of Sheba's
former realm:

http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2001/09/16/stirevnws03004.html

The New York Times has a nice piece on archaeology in Azerbaijan:

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/19/international/asia/19AZER.html

China Daily reports on the more recent efforts in regards to Qin's
tomb:

http://www1.chinadaily.com.cn/news/cn/2001-09-17/33624.html

cf. a current online feature on the tomb at National Geographic:

http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/data/2001/10/01/html/ft_20011001.3.h
tml

Excavations in Stirling Castle have revealed the graves of
ten people, including a knight who died in a tournament:

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_401289.html
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,2-2001323055,00.html

According to the Guardian, the sword of St. Galgano, which might
have given rise to the tale of Excalibur, is as old as it was
claimed it was:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4258097,00.html

Japan Times reports on recent discoveries in Osaka prefecture:

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?nn20010922b6.htm

The New York Times has a piece on the 'wall of Genghis Khan':

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/21/international/asia/21WALL.html

Those of us who get asked about all the differences between B.C.
and B.C.E. will appreciate a mistake between B.C. and B.E.:

http://dailynews.netscape.com/mynsnews/story.tmpl?table=n&cat=50900&id=20010
9200724000262854

In the wake of the tragic events of September 11, there is at
least one article circulating on targeting of famous buildings
in other periods:

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010920/ts/attack_landmarks_dc_2.html
http://news.excite.com/news/r/010920/09/news-attack-landmarks-dc

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THE AMERICAS
================================================================
The LA Times has a report on a dig off the Ventura County coast
which is finding evidence of the Nicolena people:

http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-000075756sep21.story?coll=la%2Dnews%2
Dscience

Some morons have vandalized pictographs near Salt Lake City:

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010922/us/rock_art_destroyed_1.html

Archaeologists have found traces of an old French settlement in
Peoria:

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-french19.html

NASA data is apparently going to be used to find further evidence
of the Lewis and Clark exhibition:

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010920/sc/nasa_lewis_and_clark_1.html
http://www.newsday.com/news/science/wire/sns-ap-nasa-lewis-and-clark0920sep1
9.story?coll=sns%2Dap%2Dscience%2Dheadlines

A brief item in Scientific American posits an 850 B.C. crossing
of the Atlantic by Polynesian peoples:

http://www.sciam.com/news/091801/2.html

The Sunday Times has a feature on the tombs of Sipan:

http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2001/09/16/stifgname02001.html

================================================================
ON THE NEWSSTANDS
================================================================
There's a new issue of Ancient Egypt magazine out, with online
content continuing the "Nine Measures of Magic" series which
began in the previous issue (among other things):

http://www.ancientegyptmagazine.com/issue08.htm

The New Yorker has a brief item on the Cleopatra exhibition at
the British Museum, with links to follow up on:

http://www.newyorker.com/ON-LINE_ONLY/ARCHIVES/?010507on_onlineonly02

Jewish Magazine has an article on tombs in Jerusalem:

http://www.jewishmag.com/47mag/jerusalemtombs/jerusalemtombs.htm

Il Sussidiario has an archaeological magazine supplement (it seems)
and the most recent version has a good article (in Italian) summarizing
the various sites that have been proposed for Atlantis and giving
some idea of actual research that has been done:

http://www.sussidiario.it/archeologia/magazine/republik/atlantide.shtml

This seems to be the appropriate location for these more 'newsy'
items: also on the Atlantis front, New Scientist has a report on a sea level
study which might shed light on the origins of the tale:

http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99991320
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1554000/1554594.stm

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

I can't remember whether I mentioned this one before, but I came
across it again this week. It's called the "Virtual Mummy" and is
an online 'unwrapping' of a 2,300 year-old-mummy:

http://www.uke.uni-hamburg.de/institute/imdm/idv/forschung/mumie/index.en.ht
ml

================================================================
ON  THE ARCHAEOLOGY CHANNEL
================================================================

The Archaeology Channel has a new three part video up on the
Aztecs, Maya, and Inca:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/

================================================================
AT ABOUT.COM
================================================================
Ancient History Guide N.S. Gill's latest is on the Twelve Tables:

http://ancienthistory.about.com/library/weekly/aa091101a.htm

Latin Guide Janet Burns' latest is a review of Wm. Harris *An
Intelligent Person's Guide to the Latin Language*:

http://latin.about.com/library/weekly/aa090801b.htm


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

The Guardian has a review of Sole and Valbelle *The Rosetta Stone:
The Story of the Decoding of Hieroglyphics*:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4261895,00.html

The Independent has a review of Hugh Thompson *The White Rock*
(archaeology in Peru):

http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=95169

The Times has a review of C. Woodward *In Ruins*:

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,70-2001323579,00.html

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

The Duke Chronicle has an item on what's been done at Duke since
an external review of the Classical Studies department last year:

http://news.excite.com/news/uw/010920/university-152

The auction of the DAI has been "blocked":

http://www.ekathimerini.com/news/content.asp?id=100082

... and reparations are going to be sought by another village:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/news/content.asp?id=100376

Here's how the exiled king of Afghanistan spends his days:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4261706,00.html

Peter Jones in the Spectator:

http://www.spectator.co.uk/article.php3?table=old&section=current&issue=2001
-09-22&id=1122

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

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

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

Early caring hominids:

http://www.cnn.com/2001/TECH/science/09/11/science.social.reut/index.html

Jason at Dimini:

http://www.smh.com.au/news/0109/17/world/world22.html

Khufu cult:

http://news.24.com/News24/Technology/Science_Nature/0,1113,2-13-46_1078239,0
0.html

Medieval Swiss earthquake:

http://www.sciam.com/news/091901/2.html

================================================================
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!
================================================================
Useful Addresses
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================================================================
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
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mentioned above. Thanks!
================================================================

================================================================
David Meadows                   Libertas inaestimabilis res est.
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