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Explorator 5.28

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explorator 5.28                                November 10, 2002
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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.

For your computer's protection, Explorator is sent in plain text
and NEVER has attachments. Be suspicious of any Explorator which
arrives otherwise!!!
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Steve Rankin, Dave Sowdon, Maurice O'Sullivan,
John Hill,  Bill Kennedy, John McMahon, Rick Pettigrew,
W. Richard Frahm, and  'alesmonetos' for headses upses this 
week (a.a.h.i.h.l.n.o.o.).

If you can read this ... Thank a Veteran!!
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AFRICA, EUROPE, AND ASIA
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The bacterium which causes peptic ulcers has been infesting humans
for quite a while:

http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99993004

BBC Radio has a nice feature (with plenty of .ram audio links) on
Catal Huyuk:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/unearthingmysteries_20021112.shtml

Archaeologists are worried about what might happen to artifacts in
Iraq in the event of war:

http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=349643

They're finding more stuff in Alexandria's harbour:

http://www.uk.sis.gov.eg/online/html7/o091122n.htm

A 'har' has been found near Karnak (?):

http://www.uk.sis.gov.eg/online/html7/o091122o.htm

More from Karnak:

http://www.uk.sis.gov.eg/online/html7/o091122b.htm

... and a statue of one of Ramses II's wives has been
found:

http://www.uk.sis.gov.eg/online/html7/o061122c.htm

Charterhouse School's sale of some Egyptian antiquities 
has raised the ire of Egyptian types:

http://www.surreyad.co.uk/news/08-11-02/news04.html

Al-Ahram has a touristy thing on the Bahariya Oasis:

http://www.ahram.org.eg/weekly/2002/611/travel.htm

There is a suggestion that leprosy might have arrived in Britain
some 1500 years earlier than previously thought (which gets Alexander
the Great and the Romans off the hook, I suppose):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/2406001.stm
http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_703623.html
http://www.news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=1234392002
http://www.edinburghnews.com/index.cfm?id=1232372002

Plans are afoot for a full scale excavation of Chester's
Roman amphitheatre:

http://iccheshireonline.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0100regionalnews/page.cfm?objectid=12348359&method=full&siteid=50020

A Hellenistic tomb has been found during sewer construction in 
Cyprus:

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/November/9/news15.htm

Rain in Greece is threatening (maybe) some ancient monuments:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/news/content.asp?aid=22935

The latest twist in the Parthenon/Elgin Marbles saga
(the first two articles are *very* different; the last
comparandum):

http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/1108/p06s01-woeu.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=350574
http://www.athensnews.gr/athweb/nathens.print_unique?e=C&f=12986&m=A08&aa=1&eidos=S

cf: http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/news/content.asp?aid=22800

A Saxon burial site and a Roman wall have been found during a dig
near Sevenoaks (UK):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/2419839.stm

... similar findings (Saxon and Roman) in Suffolk County:

http://tinyurl.com/2kms

Next up for DNA testing ... the purported remains of Sweden's St.]
Birgitta:

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_704116.html

Here's a chatty/touristy sort of thing on the Vikings:

http://travel.independent.co.uk/europe/scandinavia/story.jsp?story=348767

A major Shu site is being excavated in Chengdu:

http://www1.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2002-11-08/92936.html
http://www1.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2002-11-08/92935.html

A metal detectorist in Nottinghamshire has found a 400-year-old
ring:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/2351469.stm

DNA has been used to identify a hitherto unidentified victim of
the Titanic:

http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/science/11/07/titanic.child.reut/index.html

This is one that I messed up a couple weeks ago and then forgot to
put the obligatory correction in ... it's about cannibalism among
the early Celts:

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/briefs/20021021/eton.html

Apparently some folks don't want to be labelled as a 'lost tribe':

http://portal.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=%2Fnews%2F2002%2F11%2F10%2Fwtribe10.xml

Not sure how to classify this one ... it's a short feature on
anthropologist Ken Feder's debunking activities:

http://library.northernlight.com/FF20021031840000384.html

... or this one, on historin Simon Schama as host of a very popular
television series on British history:

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/03/arts/television/03SALA.html

... or this one, which is about the cosmological pursuits of Edgar
Allen Poe:

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/02/arts/02TANK.html

... or this item, on Renaissance composer Salamone Rossi:

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/08/arts/music/08SING.html

... or the financial battle between a couple of galleries for
possession of a Raphael:

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/08/arts/design/08INSI.html

... or a piece all about Ignatius Donnelly:

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2002/11/10/1036308571756.html

Graham Hancock is down the highway from here, plugging his latest
book (larger than that city's phone book!):

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/PEstory/TGAM/20021109/FCHANCY/Headlines/headdex/headdexComment_temp/4/4/15/
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THE AMERICAS
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Peru is going to open a museum devoted to the "Lord of Sipan":

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=570&ncid=753&e=1&u=/nm/20021106/sc_nm/peru_sipan_dc

... while other researchers are examining the parasites which
infested the Inca folk:

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/science_medical/story.jsp?story=348804

A piece on work done by archaeologists in various US government
agencies:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A10367-2002Nov5.html

A nice feature on state archaeologist Nicholas Bellantoni:

http://www.norwichbulletin.com/news/stories/20021110/localnews/340273.html

A touristy thing on Teotihuacan:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,71-472747,00.html

Coastal habitation of Oregon's coast has been pushed back by a 
couple millennia:

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_standard.xsl?/base/front_page/1036768550270180.xml
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PETITION
================================================================

Last week we mentioned the proposed Rosia gold mine, which threatens
a major Roman archaeological site. The link provided last week
included a way to sign an online petition (it's legit!) which
might not have been immediately obvious, so here's a direct link:

http://www.petitiononline.com/rosia_ro/

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ON  THE ARCHAEOLOGY CHANNEL
================================================================
"The River Has Many Secrets" (Snake River):

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/
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CRIME BEAT
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A Greek stele bought at auction in London will be returned to
Greece:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/printFriendly/0,,1-2-469862,00.html

A Czech afflicted with the 'pharaoh's curse' decided to return
some stolen artifacts to Egypt:

http://www.uk.sis.gov.eg/online/html7/o091122p.htm
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REVIEWS
================================================================
Mary Beth Norton, *In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis
of 1692*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/03/books/review/03LEPORET.html

Umberto Eco, *Baudolino* (reviewed by Peter Green):

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/03/books/review/03GREENT.html

Susan Griffin, *Book of the Courtesan*:

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/newse/20021110wo61.htm

Gabrielle Glaser, *The Nose: A Profile of Sex, Beauty, and
Survival*:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A59335-2002Nov2.html

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PERFORMANCES
================================================================
Lysistrata Project (Guelph):

http://www.guelphmercury.com/entertainment/entertainment_02110483848.html

Medea:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A26431-2002Nov8.html

Bacchae (South Africa):

http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?click_id=5&art_id=vn20021107094708220C759639&set_id=9
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EXHIBITIONS
================================================================
History of Writing (Athens):

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/news/content.asp?aid=22761

Adventures of Hamza (New York):

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/10/arts/design/10COTT.html

Kazari Decoration and Display (New York):

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/08/arts/design/08COTT.html

Liban: 1860-1861 (Beirut):

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/features/19_10_02_a.htm

Legacy of Genghis Khan (Met):

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/08/arts/design/08KIMM.html

Maps of London (London):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/2417303.stm

Art of the Ancient Americas (Walters):

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/03/travel/03ADVBX.html

The Pharaohs (Venice):

http://www.ahram.org.eg/weekly/2002/611/her1.htm

Art of India and Pakistan (Tokyo ... ClassCon in these!):

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?fa20021106a1.htm

PanAthenaic Prize Amphora:

http://news.statesmanjournal.com/article.cfm?i=51159
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CLASSICIST'S CORNER
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The latest "Latin is alive and well" piece:

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=5924590&BRD=1169&PAG=461&dept_id=17708&rfi=6

Similiter:

http://www.saratogian.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=5938087&BRD=1169&PAG=461&dept_id=17708&rfi=6

... then again:

http://www.jsonline.com/news/wauk/nov02/93789.asp

... and a piece which might be useful for convincing jocks to
take Latin in high school:

http://usctrojans.ocsn.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/110602aab.html

Who says there isn't money in having a Classics degree:

http://www.theadvocate.com/stories/110602/peo_edge001.shtml

Writing Greek exams in Sydney:

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/11/07/1036308424566.html

When Latin teachers go on strike:

http://www.billingsgazette.com/index.php?id=1&display=rednews/2002/11/08/build/strike/36-students.inc

A lawsuit of note:

http://www.athensnews.com/issue/article.php3?story_id=9982

Didja know all this about Sophie Schliemann?:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/news/content.asp?aid=22949

ClassCon in 'Free Will Astrology' (for Sagittarius, anyway):

http://www.lasvegasmercury.com/2002/MERC-Nov-07-Thu-2002/19993845.html

Surely an omen imperii for Peter Krentz:

http://www.wral.com/news/1773105/detail.html

Something hypish seems to be happening with regards to the Archimedes
Palmipsest:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2002-11/su-asf110802.php

Kate Atkinson's *Not the End of the World* looks interesting:

http://books.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,12084,835717,00.html

Etymologies

http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/news/stories/20021110/localnews/340774.html (assorted 'daughters of Eve')
http://www.townonline.com/byfield/news/opinion/mrc_colnskitchcaljms11082002.htm (pepon)
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_10-11-2002_pg3_5 (assorted)
http://www.theadvocate.com/stories/110902/rel_saint001.shtml (sanctus)
http://www.northantsnew.co.uk/ref/news_chron.asp?ID=13854 (Diana's epitaph)
http://www.naplesnews.com/02/11/marco/d855943a.htm (barba)
http://www.thenassauguardian.com/religion/277551933972753.php (ad multos annos)
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?BRD=1078&dept_id=151030&newsid=5986738&PAG=461&rfi=9 (US dollar Latin)
http://www.startribune.com/stories/417/3401293.html (Bucephalus ... why would Alexander's horse have a Latin name????????)
http://www.pantagraph.com/stories/110702/new_20021107028.shtml (virtus)
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/07/business/worldbusiness/07DAEW.html (Lacetti ???)

... I couldn't get through to the Spectator this a.m. ...

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

Radio Bremen's Der Monatsrückblick - auf Latein 
http://www.radiobremen.de/online/latein/

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

================================================================
OBITUARIES
================================================================
Alan Walker Read (lexicographer):

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,60-472767,00.html

================================================================
FOLLOWUPS
================================================================
Elgin Marbles Letter (genuine followup in the first instance):

http://www.thescotsman.co.uk/international.cfm?id=1238162002
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/2408693.stm

Jack the Ripper ID:

http://www.msnbc.com/news/832002.asp

James Ossuary (plenty of genuine followups this week, including
the identity of the owner, plans to repair, etc.):

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/02/science/02JESU.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=349976
http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/Ossuaries.htm
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1036861627333_26/?hub=SciTech
http://www.nationalpost.com/national/story.html?id={FD54A9EB-434E-4701-AABF-2657FC90A4CA}
http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/PEstory/TGAM/20021106/UOSSUM/Headlines/headdex/headdexNational_temp/12/12/27/
http://www.msnbc.com/news/829505.asp
http://www.msnbc.com/news/832057.asp
http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_705381.html
http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=227760&contrassID=2&subContrassID=14&sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y
http://web.israelinsider.com/bin/en.jsp?enPage=ArticlePage&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=object&enDispWho=Article%5El1599&enZone=Culture&enVersion=0&

Welsh 'Mary Rose' (genuine followup):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/2413337.stm
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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 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 every Sunday they are delivered to your mailbox free of
charge!
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