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explorator 7.30

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explorator 7.30                                November 21, 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, Adrian Murdoch, Dave
Sowdon, David Marcus, Francis Deblauwe, Donna Hurst, Geoff
Summers, Chris Hauer, Gene Barkley, John Hall, John McMahon,
Jona Lendering, Judy Underwood, Kris Curry, Louis A. Okin,
Michael Oberndorf,  Mark Morgan, Glenn Meyer, Rick Heli,
Tim Spalding, Sally Winchester, Tony Jackson, Trevor Watkins,
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/

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you (usually) with a useable user name and password. For the
record, though, I've never had any problems with any of the
sites used in Explorator ...
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================================================================
AFRICA, EUROPE, AND ASIA
================================================================
A fossil in Spain is possibly the last common ancestor of the
great apes and humans:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/19/science/19ape.html
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/6522090/

Apparently we were 'born to run':

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/18/science/18run.html
http://www.sltrib.com/ci_2464273
http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,595106221,00.html

A "stone age Julia Roberts":

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1180643.html

3000 b.p. burials from Bulgaria:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=41588

Neolithic farming on the blessed isle:

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1350957,00.html

Some coverage (doesn't seem to be 'news'?) of the Jiroft
civilization:

http://tinyurl.com/5of7j (New Kerala)
http://in.news.yahoo.com/041116/43/2hw4s.html

... see also the nice article in Saudi Aramco World on Jiroft;

http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/200405/what.was.jiroft..htm

A second century B.C./B.C.E. site was found at Lumbini:

http://tinyurl.com/4twpc (Nepal News)

Another piece on recent finds from Bulgaria (with increased
evidence of Dr. Kitov's 'media darling' status):

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=41605

A 1000 b.p. mosque has been found near Baft:

http://www.payvand.com/news/04/nov/1131.html

Remains of a medieval ship have been found in the Thames:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/4021077.stm
http://tinyurl.com/6t4al (Independent)
http://tinyurl.com/6ath8 (Guardian)
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THE AMERICAS
================================================================
Plenty of coverage of radiocarbon evidence suggesting humans
were in South Carolina 50,000 b.p.:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/11/041118104010.htm
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/18/science/18charcoal.html
http://tinyurl.com/6xudl (Washington Post)
http://www.archaeology.org/online/news/topper.html
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/6521390/
http://tinyurl.com/3v2ke (AP via Yahoo)
http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1118/p01s02-usgn.html

Using technology from NASA to figure out the rise and fall of
the Mayans:

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2004/15nov_maya.htm
http://www.rednova.com/news/display/?id=103423
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ALSO OF INTEREST
================================================================
A sort of history/overview-of-conservation thing about the
Hagar Qim temples on Malta:

http://www.independent.com.mt/daily/newsview.asp?id=28700

A pile of letters from Admiral Nelson have been found:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4017767.stm

The latest in the Aksum obelisk saga:

http://tinyurl.com/42ord (Reuters via Yahoo)

... and the HMS Sussex saga-in-the-making:

http://news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1332402004

Interesting item on archaeologist Paul Zimansky:

http://tinyurl.com/56znz (Shorthorn)

What they think about Cervantes in Spain:

http://tinyurl.com/5x62p (NYT)

A touristy thing on Matera:

http://tinyurl.com/3wcsr (IHT)

TLS has a feature on the history of Easter Island:

http://www.the-tls.co.uk/this_week/story.aspx?story_id=2109107

Colin Renfrew has been given the Balzan Prize:

http://tinyurl.com/6xfc5 (BBC)

Robert Ballard is concerned about the Titanic:

http://tinyurl.com/6vfe4 (USA Today)

Interesting item on the history of tattoos:

http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0412/online_extra.html

An update on the aftermath of that fire at the Amalia Library:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/20/books/20pres.html

A dirty job, but someone will probably do it:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1349125,00.html

Homer Simpson and philosophy class:

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1116/p11s01-legn.html

A 'classical' graffitti artist has struck again:

http://w3.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/story.asp?StoryID=64972

First it was the secret of Pompeiian Red ... now it's Han
Purple:

http://www.linuxelectrons.com/article.php/20041119203657854
================================================================
ON THE WEB
================================================================
Stoa Image Gallery:

http://icon.stoa.org/gallery/albums.php
================================================================
NEW ONLINE BOOKS
================================================================
A couple of chapters of Jona Lendering's tome on Alexander:

http://www.livius.org/aj-al/alexander/alexander_z7.html
http://www.livius.org/aj-al/alexander/alexander_z6.html
================================================================
CRIME BEAT
================================================================
A pile of Afghan artifacts feared lost during the Taliban years
have been found:

http://tinyurl.com/5jpxl (Washington Post)
http://tinyurl.com/5eph9 (NYT)
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/6522609/
http://tinyurl.com/4l5bt (Reuters via Yahoo)
http://www.sunherald.com/mld/sunherald/news/world/10207705.htm

Concerns are again being raised that coalition forces aren't
doing enough to protect antiquities in Iraq:

http://www.kfvs12.com/Global/story.asp?S=2573228

... perhaps related to the foregoing is an effort to create a
database of Iraqi sites:

http://www.neh.fed.us/news/humanities/2004-11/lostempires.html

Security at many of London's museums is apparently not up to
par:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/4006957.stm

Looting of sites continues in Cambodia:

http://tinyurl.com/3qx8y (Telegraph)

Looting of Greece during WWII:

http://tinyurl.com/4oxax (Kathimerini)
================================================================
BOOK REVIEWS
================================================================
A couple of books about U.S. Grant:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/14/books/review/14BAKERL.html

Four books about Alexander:

http://tinyurl.com/4lo2j (Globe and Mail)

... and a couple more:

http://tinyurl.com/5e8jo (Star)

Walter Olson, *Wedgewood: The First Tycoon*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/14/books/review/14OLSENEH.html

An interview with Steven Pressfield:

http://tinyurl.com/3z2rk (ESR)

Lance Kurke, *The Wisdom of Alexander the Great*:

http://tinyurl.com/4mfhc (Globe and Mail)

*Confessions of Alexander the Great: 33 Lessons in Greatness*:

http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=76432

Stephen Mitchell (trans.) *Gilgamesh*:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,923-1364384,00.html

*Decade - A Decade of Archaeology and History in
The Lebanon 1995-2005*:

http://tinyurl.com/6mj7g (Daily Star)
================================================================
PERFORMANCES
================================================================
Hamlet's Appeal:

http://tinyurl.com/6phrr (NYT)

Trio Mediaeval:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/18/arts/music/18trio.html

Andromeda Liberata:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/21/arts/music/21whit.html
================================================================
ALEXANDER MOVIE ITEMS
================================================================
Alexander flick is reigniting an ancient feud about who are the
real Macedonians:

http://tinyurl.com/4fvc8 (Guardian)

... and there's quite a brouhaha brewing about the depiction of
his (bi)sexuality:

http://tinyurl.com/3rtay (NYT)
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/6530956/
http://tinyurl.com/4nrlr (Reuters)
http://www.365gay.com/newscon04/11/111904Alexander.htm

Stone v. Luhrmann:

http://tinyurl.com/6l6u7 (The Age)
http://u.sbsun.com/Stories/0,1413,216~24281~2548240,00.html

What made Alexander so Great?:

http://www.azcentral.com/ent/movies/articles/1117alexander17.html

Interview with Oliver Stone:

http://tinyurl.com/5fxyh (Rolling Stone)

Where the papyrus came from:

http://tinyurl.com/46ytu

Training the army:

http://tinyurl.com/5ypof

Robin Lane Fox:

http://tinyurl.com/3t6ze (Edmonton Sun)

A touristy thing on sites associated with Alexander:

http://tinyurl.com/554ny (Province)

General reviews:

http://tinyurl.com/4ta6l (Baltimore Sun)
http://www.nypost.com/entertainment/34381.htm

A review by someone with some Classical background
(Tim Spalding):

http://www.isidore-of-seville.com/alexander/review-alexander.html
================================================================
CLASSICIST'S CORNER
================================================================
Medieval arabic scholars' perception of Cleopatra:

http://www2.rnw.nl/rnw/en/features/science/10631355

This week we have increasing skepticism over Robert Sarmast's
claims to have found Atlantis:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=41602
http://tinyurl.com/49vus (Herald Sun)
http://tinyurl.com/636l2 (FAZ)
http://www.cyprus-mail.com/news/main.php?id=17015&cat_id=1

... and Sarmast's response to some of the skepticism:

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/news/main.php?id=17001&cat_id=1

... in case you missed it, here's some of the claims:

http://www.mywisecounty.com/news/111604-1.htm
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/6489620/
http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1316022004
http://tinyurl.com/7x9k2 (News.com)
http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3759015
http://www.cyprus-mail.com/news/main.php?id=16924&cat_id=1
http://www.mpa.gr/article.html?doc_id=493252
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-1360864,00.html

... see also:

http://tinyurl.com/3zabs (the Day)
http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1315862004

... and a nice roundup piece on various places which have been
claimed as Atlantis:

http://slate.msn.com/id/2109823/
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4176661

The Trojan Horse strategy still works, apparently:

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2004530613,00.html

Questioning a quotation ostensibly from Thucydides (scroll down
... more on this at rogueclassicism later today):

http://www.crikey.com.au/columnists/2004/11/17-0005.html

Turkey is getting a tourism bump from 'Troy':

http://www.guardian.co.uk/turkey/story/0,12700,1355573,00.html

The "Colors of White" exhibition appears at the Vatican Museums
seems to be similar to the Classicolor thing:

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0406403.htm
http://news.independent.co.uk/europe/story.jsp?story=584371

Remember the *Parthenon Code*?:

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/041118/lath084_1.html

Peter Jones in the Spectator:

http://www.spectator.co.uk/article.php?id=5274&issue=2004-11-20
================================================================
REPEATS
================================================================
Garbage and Village Life:

http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99996646

5000 b.p. finds from Texas:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/6478901/

Tutankhamen's CAT Scan:

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2004/717/eg4.htm
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/africa/story.jsp?story=584365
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/6489609/
http://www.cbc.ca/cp/world/041114/w111446.html
================================================================
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 in Europe (blog):
http://archaeology.eu.com/weblog/

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/

Egyptology News (blog):
http://www.egyptology.blogspot.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/MIKERUGGERISANCIENT

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

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

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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