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explorator 6.27

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explorator 6.27                                 November 2, 2003
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================================================================

Thanks to Arthur Shippee,  Bill Kennedy, Dave Sowdon, Donna
Hurst, Adrian Murdoch, Francis Deblauwe, Hernan Astudillo, 
John Hall, John McMahon, Kim Dammers, Jennifer Wees, Michael
Oberndorf, Sally Winchester, Steve Rankin, Tim Parkin, Tony Jackson,
W. Richard Frahm, and Yonatan Nadelman for headses 
upses this week (as always hoping I have left no one out ... the
power went out twice during production of this week's newsletter,
so the probability I *have* left someone or something out is
rather higher than usual).

Have you visited our blog yet?

http://www.atrium-media.com/rogueclassicism/

If you're using an (ahem) old or clunky browser, try accessing
it via Bloglines:

http://www.bloglines.com/preview?siteid=21809

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================================================================
AFRICA, EUROPE, AND ASIA
================================================================
The latest on Oetzi suggests he was found not that far from the 
valley he was likely born:

http://www.msnbc.com/news/987030.asp
http://tinyurl.com/tbqa (Telegraph)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/2/hi/science/nature/3227339.stm
http://tinyurl.com/tbsm (AP via Yahoo)
http://tinyurl.com/tbvm (NG)

The return of the mummy of Ramses I is prompting calls for the
return of other items for exhibition purposes (is ZH softening
his stance?):

http://tinyurl.com/tbqj (Reuters via Yahoo)

The National Museum of Alexandria opened recently:

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2003/662/heritage.htm

The Guardian has a piece on the various sites found during
preliminary digs prior to construction of the Chunnel rail 
project:

http://tinyurl.com/tbxr

The Telegraph has a semi-scholarly touristy thing on Pompeii:

http://tinyurl.com/tby6

Digs have resumed in Serbia, and we get a nice report on what
they're working on:

http://ipsnews.net/interna.asp?idnews=20822

A Neolithic nomad site has been found in Tibet:

http://tinyurl.com/tbsr (China Daily)

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THE AMERICAS
================================================================
A coastal migration theory is now suggesting the migration of folks
to North America ca. 16,000 bp:

http://tinyurl.com/tbsy (AFP via Yahoo)

St. Petersburg Times has a touristy sort of thing on the 'Cave of
the Stone Sepulcher' in Belize:

http://www.sptimes.com/2003/11/02/Travel/Spirits_in_Belize.shtml

Possibility of mineral exploitation is leading to hasty documentation
of sites in Alaska:

http://www.adn.com/alaska/story/4274550p-4285223c.html

Human remains somehow ended up in the trash at a demolition site
in Philadelphia:

http://www.nbc10.com/news/2585839/detail.html
================================================================
ALSO OF INTEREST
================================================================
On the DNA front, tales of blond Inuit are definitely a myth:

http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2003/10/28/inuit_blond031028

On the Olympics front, it is nice to hear of an impending
exhibition of antiquities from Cyprus:

http://www.cyprusweekly.com.cy/features.htm#1

... while the mind boggles at the stupidity of suggestions that
the ancient site of Olympia be used for at least one athletic
event:

http://tinyurl.com/tbxn (ekathimerini)
http://tinyurl.com/tbxy (ditto)
http://tinyurl.com/tbxv


The New York Times has an interesting piece on the pros and cons
of various software in use and under development which allows
museum visitors to virtually handle medieval (or other) 
manuscripts:

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/02/arts/design/02KINO.html

Also on the software front, the BBC has an item on technology
being developed to 'see' what lies beneath already-existing
buildings;

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/2/hi/technology/3220027.stm

The New Yorker has an item on 'historically authentic
performance'
of music:

http://www.newyorker.com/critics/music/?031103crmu_music

Descendents of Harriet Tubman are seeking back pay for her
various military services:

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/01/nyregion/01TUBM.html

An interesting piece on the role of pepper in history:

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/29/dining/29PEPP.html

The search for the Erie Canal continues:

http://www.msnbc.com/news/983151.asp

A somewhat old item on 'historical travel':

http://tinyurl.com/tbol (New York Times)

The New York Times waxes on the history of the 'curse of Ham':

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/01/arts/01HAM.html

The Observer has an interview with Ranulph Fiennes:

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/osm/story/0,6903,1072802,00.html

Of course, I'd be remiss if I didn't include some Hallowe'en-
related items ... here's scary tales of the tower as told 
by a yeoman warder:

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/31/arts/31FAMI.html

... and the medical side of things such as vampirish and
werewolfism:

http://content.health.msn.com/content/article/11/1689_51658.htm

Folks might want to keep their eye open for fallout from a 
television drama (in the US) based on the DaVinci Code which,
among other things, suggests Mary Magdalene was Jesus' wife:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3229829.stm
================================================================
ON THE WEB
================================================================
Emmanuel Anati, "Where is Mount Sinai?":

http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/Anati_Mount_Sinai.htm

This one's of 'quirky interest' ... The Political Graveyard
provides biographical info on piles of dead American politicians
and reveals where they are buried:

http://politicalgraveyard.com/
================================================================
CRIME BEAT
================================================================
Folks might be interested in the political spin being put on
looting of sites from Iraq:

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2003-10/30/article07.shtml

Plenty of coverage of archaeologists' role in recovering a 
stolen Maya altar from Guatemala:

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/30/science/30MAYA.html
http://www.msnbc.com/news/986720.asp  (photo)
http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99994330 (photo)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/2/hi/americas/3228117.stm
http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s978946.htm
http://tinyurl.com/tbvp (NG)
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/10/30/1067233320572.html

A senior government official and a pile of governmental employees
were charged with trying to sell and Egyptian mummy this week:

http://famulus.msnbc.com/famulusintl/ap10-31-114238.asp
http://www.cjonline.com/stories/110103/pag_egyptians.shtml
http://tinyurl.com/tbxu (Seattle PI)

While this is actually an obituary, Jack and Jane Meador, two
figures in a prominent WWII-purloined art case, have died:

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/30/obituaries/30MEAD.html

Another antiquities dealer seems to be coming into the spotlight
for his association with nefarious activities:

http://tinyurl.com/tbz5 (Kathimerini)
================================================================
BOOK REVIEWS
================================================================
R.P. Hogue, *The Dominion of the Dead*

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/01/books/01SHEL.html

Robert Hughes, *Goya*

http://www.newyorker.com/critics/books/?031103crbo_books1

Cervantes Miguel, *Don Quixote* (trans. Edith Grossman):

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/02/books/review/02FUENTET.html

Bacchus: A Biography:

http://www.winespectator.com/Wine/Daily/News/0,1145,2233,00.html
================================================================
DON'T EAT THAT ELMER (A.K.A. CVM GRANO SALIS)
================================================================
While one group is now seeking Atlantis near Gibraltar:

http://tinyurl.com/tbo2

... the book about Atlantis being off Cyprus continues to get
press coverage:

http://www.msnbc.com/news/986685.asp
http://tinyurl.com/tbqe (Reuters via Yahoo)
http://tinyurl.com/tbta

There's some coverage of the 'Michigan Relics', which were put
on display this week:

http://www.woodtv.com/global/story.asp?s=1497992
http://www.sltrib.com/2003/Oct/10272003/utah/105884.asp
http://tinyurl.com/sg9h
================================================================
EXHIBITIONS
================================================================
A pair of India-related exhibitions at the Yale Center for 
British Art:

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/31/arts/31COTT.html

The Centaur's Smile:

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/31/arts/design/31ANTI.html

Petra: Lost City of Stone:

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/features/30_10_03_c.asp
================================================================
CLASSICIST'S CORNER
================================================================
The Washington Dispatch has an interesting piece on the 'First
Principle of Higher Education':

http://www.washingtondispatch.com/article_7003.shtml

A nice little piece on the Wilcox Classical Museum:

http://www.ljworld.com/section/citynews/story/150341

The Lumberjack suggests the Romans were rather more tolerant
than we are:

http://tinyurl.com/tbyy

A Fargo man has launched a lawsuit to have the statue of Themis
removed from the courthouse:

http://www.bismarcktribune.com/articles/2003/11/01/news/state/sta03.txt

Cheesecake was invented by Samos and nourished Olympic athletes:

http://tinyurl.com/tc08 (The Star)

A tv drama set in ancient Rome is under way:

http://www.msnbc.com/news/985585.asp
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A21111-2003Oct26.html
http://tinyurl.com/tc0b (reuters)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1071756,00.html

Perfess'r Harris:

http://tinyurl.com/qmn0

Peter Jones:

http://tinyurl.com/tbuv

Akropolis News in Classical Greek (on hiatus?):
http://www.akwn.net/

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/

Weather in Latin:
http://latin.wunderground.com/
================================================================
REPEATS
================================================================
Ramses I Returns:

http://www.msnbc.com/news/985361.asp
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/27/international/middleeast/27EGYP.html
http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2003/662/eg3.htm
http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_832220.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3215747.stm
http://www.emorywheel.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2003/10/28/3f9d7f367b97a

Roman Amphitheatre in Germany: 

http://tinyurl.com/tbrd (IOL)
http://tinyurl.com/tbrf (ProLog)
http://www.nordbayern.de/dpa_art.asp?art=501651&kat=8036&man=15
http://www.sueddeutsche.de/sz/feuilleton/red-artikel1476/ (German)
http://www.gesellschaft-fuer-archaeologie.de/mat/kuenzing.pdf
(detailed press release in German)

Secret Ingredient to Mummification:

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/briefs/20031027/mummies.html

Ship Found in Rice Paddy:

http://us.rediff.com/news/2003/oct/27kochi.htm

Stonehenge Lasers:

http://optics.org/articles/news/9/10/25/1

Thera Eruption:

http://tinyurl.com/tbw7 (AthensNews)
http://tinyurl.com/tbxe (Taipei Times)
================================================================
OTHER SOURCES OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL NEWS
================================================================
About.com Ancient History (blog):
http://ancienthistory.about.com/

About.com Archaeology (blog):
http://archaeology.about.com/mbody.htm

Archaeologica:
http://www.archaeologica.org/NewsPage.htm

Archaeology Magazine's Newsbriefs:
http://www.archaeology.org/magazine.php?page=0305/newsbriefs/ind
ex

Bible and Interpretation Breaking News:
http://www.bibleinterp.com/news.htm

CBA Newsfeed:
http://www.britarch.ac.uk/newsfeed/index.html

CBA Archaeoblog:
http://www.britarch.ac.uk/archaeoblog/

Classics in Contemporary Culture (blog):
http://www.people.memphis.edu/~mhooker/ccc.html

Cronaca (blog):
http://www.cronaca.com/

Francis Deblauwe's 'Iraq War and Archaeology' site:
http://cctr.umkc.edu/user/fdeblauwe/iraq.html

Maritime Underwater Archaeological News:
http://www.munarchaeology.com/munarchaeology/news/main.htm

Megalithic Portal
http://www.megalithic.co.uk

Michael Ruggeri's Ancient America and Mesoamerica News:
http://community-2.webtv.net/@HH!35!F6!26C030D734B7/Topiltzin-
2091/AncientAmericaand/

Mirabilis.ca (blog):
http://www.mirabilis.ca

Paleojudaica (blog):
http://paleojudaica.blogspot.com

Phluzein (blog):
http://www.binref.com/phluzein/

Stone Pages Archaeo News:
http://www.stonepages.com/news/

Texas A&M Anthropology News Site:
http://www.tamu.edu/anthropology/news.html

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