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explorator 6.38

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David Meadows <[log in to unmask]>

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explorator 6.38                                 january 18, 2004
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Editor's note: 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,  Bill Kennedy, Donna Hurst, Adrian 
Murdoch, Andrew Schoenhofer, Chris Laning,  Hernan Astudillo, 
John McMahon, Julian V. Smith, George Pesely, Ling Ouyang, Liz
Davis, Maurice O'Sullivan, Michael Oberndorf, Richard Griffiths,
Robert Greaves, Tony Jackson, W. Richard Frahm, and Yonatan 
Nadelman for headses upses this week (as always hoping I have 
left no one out).


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
================================================================

Plenty of excitement over the discovery of the mummy of a lion
in the tomb of Tut's wet nurse:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3957990/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3395487.stm
http://tinyurl.com/3ad4a (AP via Yahoo)
http://paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=51720
http://tinyurl.com/2co3f (IOL)
http://tinyurl.com/25ecn (National Geographic)

The CBC had a recent Disclosure documentary on the controversy
surrounding Dr. Fletcher's identification of Nefertiti's mummy;
you can watch the whole thing online:

http://www.cbc.ca/disclosure/archives/040113_nef/main.html

A riverbed in Croatia is yielding artifacts from the Bronze Age
down through Roman times:

http://tinyurl.com/ytzx8 (IC Birmingham)

The excavation of what was once one of Commodus' residences is
revealing info about Roman building techniques:

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/briefs/20040112/ancientlime.html

A peat bog has enabled scientists to figure out the 
environmental history of a Celtic mining town in France:

http://www.nature.com/nsu/040112/040112-1.html

An Iron Age site has been found in Biggleswade (UK):

http://tinyurl.com/39r2f

A medieval salt ship is going to be extricated from Cheshire
mud:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/3401473.stm

The earliest example of written Welsh may be returning to Wales,
sort of:

http://tinyurl.com/2a7bq (IC Wales)

Moulded bricks from the Eastern Han period have been found
in China's Chongping municipality:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-01/12/content_1272153.htm

A medieval cemetery in Siberia is revealing the existence of
a Siberian trade route:

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2004/01/16/201.html

Excavation of a medieval fort from Indian has also turned up the
remains of an elephant:

http://www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/jan112004/n5.asp

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THE AMERICAS
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Remains of a mammoth have been found near the Texas Gulf Coast:

http://www.rednova.com/news/stories/2/2004/01/13/story006.html

A 9300 b.p. shaft of a hunting dart (among other things) was
among the many items excavated from melting 'ice patches' in 
the Yukon this past summer:

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011604/sta_yukon.shtml

A midden in Skagit Valley (Washington State) is causing 
controversy:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3941702/

Some sort of 'moundish' Woodland Period site in Alabama is 
(finally?) going to be investigated:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3984496/
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ALSO OF INTEREST
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A piece in the Telegraph ponders the future of assorted
archaeological treasures from Iraq and Afghanistan:

http://tinyurl.com/2yqxr

Jerusalem's Old City will not fare well if there is an 
earthquake:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3980139/

A nice piece on the Nimrud Treasure and the Bactrian Hoard:

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/01/13/1073877824063.html

Conservation/archaeological work at the Monastery of St. Paul
near the Red Sea (Egypt) is nearly complete:

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2004/672/he1.htm

An interesting little item on 'diagnostic dolls' from China:

http://www.brownalumnimagazine.com/storydetail.cfm?ID=2273

A piece on the Federal furniture craze of the late 18th century
might be of interest:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/16/arts/design/16ANTI.html

A history of salt:

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0113/p18s02-hfks.html

The New York Times' extended coverage of the Winter Antiques 
show has a number of pieces which might be of interest:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/16/arts/design/16FIFT.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/16/arts/design/16SMIT.html
 http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/16/arts/design/16BFAIR.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/15/garden/15ANTI.html

We haven't mentioned Mel Gibson's *Passion* lately, so here's
a bit of the latest news:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/18/arts/18RICH.html

A group of rabbis is seeking permission to search Vatican
storerooms for items looted by Titus during his sack of
Jerusalem:

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=36631
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MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
================================================================
Atlantic Monthly is celebrating the bicentennial of Ralph Waldo
Emerson's birth with an online collection of pieces written for
the magazine by him:

http://www.theatlantic.com/unbound/flashbks/emerson.htm
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ON THE WEB
================================================================
Rochelle Altman, "“First, …recognize that it's a penny”: Report 
on the "Newark" Ritual Artifacts":

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


A piece on Isaac Newton's tenure as Warden of the Mint:

http://www.royalmint.com/about/newton.asp
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CRIME BEAT
================================================================
A colossal head of Trajan which was auctioned at Christie's a
while ago has been seized by police:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/17/arts/design/17TRAJ.html
http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,2785430a12,00.html

The UK's latest efforts to deal with the sale of looted 
artifacts:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3392057.stm
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BOOK REVIEWS
================================================================
D.H. Donald, *We Are Lincoln Men*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/18/books/review/18MILLERT.html
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PERFORMANCES
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Persians:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/17/arts/theater/17ROUN.html

Henry IV (I and II):

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/16/arts/theater/16REVE.html
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EXHIBITIONS
================================================================
Golden Fantasies: Japanese Screens From New York Collections:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/16/arts/design/16COTT.html
================================================================
CLASSICIST'S CORNER
================================================================
Another campaign to get the Elgin/Parthenon Marbles returned in
time for the Olympics started this week, with attendant mass
coverage:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3394951.stm
http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/8021.html
http://tinyurl.com/3g8ja (Guardian)
http://tinyurl.com/3yrpw (Guardian ... different)
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/18/arts/design/18BERN.html
[includes slideshow/flythrough of new museum]
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/15/arts/15ARTS.html
http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2409990 (best)

... and if you've ever wondered about Elgin himself:

http://tinyurl.com/2fmtk (Independent)

Humanities Magazine's bio of Frank Snowden:

http://www.neh.fed.us/news/humanities/2004-01/medals.html#snowden

Biowarfare in antiquity:

http://tinyurl.com/3erzq (Newsday)

Peter Jones in the Spectator:
http://tinyurl.com/278zl

Akropolis News in Classical Greek (it has returned!):
http://www.akwn.net/

Radio Finland's Nuntii Latini
[best accessed via rogueclassicism on Sundays]

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

Weather in Latin:
http://latin.wunderground.com/
================================================================
REPEATS
================================================================
Dead Sea Anchor (now a.k.a. 'Herod's Anchor'):

http://tinyurl.com/2s7kv (Herald-Sun)
http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_855276.html
http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2403336

Paleolithic Figurines from Germany:

http://tinyurl.com/23ura (Washington Post)
http://tinyurl.com/ytphg (Seattle Times)

Roman Port in Naples:

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/briefs/20040112/naples.html

All the Stuff They've Found in Athens:

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Science/2004/01/15/314066-ap.html

Early Siberian Habitation:

http://tinyurl.com/2d64v

Iron Age Diet on the Blessed Isle:

http://tinyurl.com/2mayl (Independent)
================================================================
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/index

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/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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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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