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explorator 8.08

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explorator 8.08                                    June 19, 2005
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hours from the time of publication.

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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, Anastasia Tsaliki, Donna Hurst, Drew Baker, Francis
Deblauwe, Jason McLaren, Joan Griffith, John McMahon, K Dammers,
Kris Curry, Malcolm Manford, Mata Kimasitayo, Rochelle Altman,
Richard C. Griffiths, Rick A. Riedlinger, R.M. Howe, W. Richard
Frahm, Susan Jaslow, Tony Jackson, Mike Ruggeri, Joseph Lauer,
and  Yonatan Nadelman for headses upses this week (as always
hoping I have left no one out).

Happy Fathers Day to all you fathers and father figures!

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AFRICA, EUROPE, AND ASIA
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Lots of coverage of the discovery of an Egyptian glass factory:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8221331/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4099964.stm
http://tinyurl.com/crha2 (Washington Post)
http://tinyurl.com/c99gm (CNN)
http://tinyurl.com/8yamr (CTV)
http://tinyurl.com/9pqpf (CBC)
http://tinyurl.com/9b7av (Daily Star)
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/africa/story.jsp?story=647698

A Sassanid-era (?) fire temple from Iran:

http://tinyurl.com/7alp5 (Iran Mania)

A bronze ring was excavated at Chedworth Roman Villa:

http://tinyurl.com/9zn5d (TIW)

Digging a Roman fort in Romania:

http://www.sunherald.com/mld/sunherald/news/politics/11879050.htm

The digs in Bulgaria are getting funding:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=48718

Early results from this year's dig at the Orpheus Temple:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=48844

Some third century sarcophagi were found at Ephesus:

http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=15966

Roman remains found on a future Ryder Cup site:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/4080818.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/uk_news/wales/4080818.stm

A Roman 'dumping ground' in Croydon:

http://tinyurl.com/74u9z (Croydon Guardian)

A Roman fort in Wales:

http://www.newswales.co.uk/?section=Environment&F=1&id=7762

A sort of overview piece of the history of digs in Jerusalem:

http://tinyurl.com/bfkca (JPost)

Ancient sites in Korea:

http://tinyurl.com/dh3y2 (DPRK)

Cellphone tower construction destroyed a pristine sixth century
tomb in Japan this week:

http://www.asahi.com/english/Herald-asahi/TKY200506170155.html

Some sort of horse-headed figure was found in Japan's Nara
prefecture this week:

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/newse/20050616wo63.htm

Vikings were apparently 'armed' by the Germans:

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1429695.html

Excavating a Scottish campsite of Edward I and his army:

http://heritage.scotsman.com/news.cfm?id=653222005

The Marlow Archaeological Society reported on finds from various
periods:

http://tinyurl.com/bhez8 (TILL)

A couple of 2000 b.p. 'longhouses' were found in Norway
this week:

http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article1060437.ece

What might be Norway's earliest church has been found:

http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article962826.ece

Some mystery medieval jewellery from Kaliningrad:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4100656.stm
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THE AMERICAS
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A Maya tomb (with some sacrificed women) gets the John Noble
Wilford treatment:

http://nytimes.com/2005/06/14/science/14maya.html

Elsewhere:

http://www.washtimes.com/upi-breaking/20050613-065217-2692r.htm
http://news.webindia123.com/news/showdetails.asp?id=88174

Also on the Maya front, we have an interesting piece related to
Mayan 'stingless bee husbandry':

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/06/050615062105.htm

A 12 000 b.p. site near the Kansas-Colorado border:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8209349/
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050614/ap_on_sc/early_campsite_1
http://www.livescience.com/history/ap_050614_kansas_dig.html
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/science/AP-Early-Campsite.html

The Navajo 'trail of tears':

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4703136

Archaeologists are hot on the trail of Ville Marie fort:

http://tinyurl.com/aetye (Canada.com)

This might be a repeat, but they're looking for slave quarters
on Coosaw Island:

http://tinyurl.com/at4eb (Beaufort Gazette)

Lots of stuff being found in a dig in Halifax (of course, I
visited *last* year, grumble):

http://tinyurl.com/ctqhg (CTV)

More Jamestown DNA coverage (more archaeological in scope this
time):

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/science/AP-Jamestown-Remains.html
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8207357/
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8257014/
http://tinyurl.com/as3bg (Times Dispatch)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/suffolk/4086784.stm
http://tinyurl.com/cbzo3 (Telegraph)

... while the Times Dispatch also has a feature on Bill Kelso:

http://tinyurl.com/cj2w3

Coverage of the Gateway to Nations powwow might be of interest:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/18/nyregion/18powwow.html

Interesting Native American 'burial' found during Tabernacle
renovations in Utah:

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,600141564,00.html

... and a feature on early diet in what would become Utah:

http://sltrib.com/obesity/ci_2475611

A dig is holding up reservoir construction in Douglas County:

http://tinyurl.com/bktqe

Is the Lone Star State Archaeological Society destroying
history?:

http://www.kcentv.com/news/c-article.php?cid=1&nid=7269
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ALSO OF INTEREST
================================================================
Monks are using hyperspectral imaging on the Codex Sinaiticus:

http://asia.news.yahoo.com/050619/3/22njm.html

Oetzi might be contaminated:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8208211/
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=844939
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050613/ap_on_sc/italy_iceman

That 7200 b.p. 'Adonis' is in the news again (why doesn't
Netscape put a date on their news?):

http://tinyurl.com/7vxux (CNN via Netscape)

Not sure if we've mentioned the 'Michelangelo Code' yet:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8245414/
http://tinyurl.com/ajna6 (Reuters)

Assorted items of interest from Christianity today:

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ch/2005/002/6.08.html

Moas slow growth made them easy fodder for humans:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4096032.stm

Was Raphael secretly married?:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/news/story/0,11711,1509189,00.html

"Iranians" and the first postal service:

http://www.iranian.ws/iran_news/publish/article_7579.shtml

I think this originally came up a couple of years ago ... a lost
daVinci might be behind the wall of the Palazzo Vecchio in
Florence:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-1658915_1,00.html
http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/stories/s1394507.htm

cf: http://gallery.euroweb.hu/html/l/leonardo/06anghia/

On the campaign to get the Antonine Wall World Heritage status:

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=655452005
http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/41246.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/4090692.stm

cf: http://www.theherald.co.uk/features/41236.html (editorial)

Return of a (very small) kouros to Greece is raising hopes
about the Elgin/Parthenon Marbles:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/news/story/0,11711,1508621,00.html

The New York Times has a feature on Zahi Hawass:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/13/arts/design/13tut.html

The American Numismatic Museum is making much of its library
available online to the general public:

http://www.eosintl.com/htdocs/news/press_05.05.12.asp

... while the NYPL has ebooks and audio books for downloading:

http://tinyurl.com/d4tj3

National History Day at the University of Maryland:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4703266

Touristy thing on Damascus:

http://travel2.nytimes.com/2005/06/12/travel/12damascus.html

The perfect Fathers Day gift for the archaeologist in your house:

http://tinyurl.com/8lk6d (Ebay)

The return of the carnyx:

http://tinyurl.com/9dx3b (Telegraph)

Interesting followup letter to the editor in the wake of that
Ana Pinto interview last week:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/14/science/14lett.html
(scroll down to 'prehistoric caves')

Another piece on sites threatened by dam construction in Turkey:

http://english.epochtimes.com/news/5-6-13/29491.html

A sort of update on the dig where homo floresiensis was found:

http://tinyurl.com/9uc7a (la times via yahoo)

Robert Plant on the Isle of Man:

http://www.manx.net/default.asp?id=18&articleid=4855
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MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
================================================================
New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
================================================================
ON THE WEB
================================================================
Sanctuary of Dionysos at Ikarion:

http://www.filiotis.net/eking/dionysos/ikarion/english.html

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Primitive Money exhibit:

http://tinyurl.com/75hv8

Ad Hoc: Resources for Teaching and Research relating to the
History of Christianity:

http://www.yale.edu/adhoc/research_resources/

Wanuskewin Heritage Park:

http://www.travellady.com/Issues/June05/1519Wanuskewin.htm
================================================================
CRIME BEAT
================================================================
As mentioned above, an erstwhile purloined Greek Kouros was
returned this week:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8245418/
http://tinyurl.com/dc2ho (LA Times)
http://tinyurl.com/byfw9 (ANA)

The pressure's on for Jiroft artifact smugglers:

http://tinyurl.com/9so52 (Iran News)

... while Jordan is making big efforts to find smuggled Iraqi
artifacts:

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IBO525318.htm

An update of sorts on items thought missing from the Kabul
Museum:

http://www.wrmea.com/archives/May-June_2005/0505042.html
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BOOK REVIEWS
================================================================
Nigel Spivey, *Songs on Bronze* (Greek Myth

http://www.savannahnow.com/stories/061805/3108261.shtml

Michael Schmidt, *The First Poets*:

http://www.newsobserver.com/lifestyles/story/2516312p-8920294c.html

Clinton Bailey, *A Culture of Desert Survival: Bedouin Proverbs
from Sinai and the Negev*:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=587314

Peter Green (trans.) *The Poems of Exile: 'Tristia' and 'The
Black Sea Letters' by Ovid*:

http://books.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,,1508184,00.html

Elizabeth Kostova, *The Historian: A Novel*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/13/books/13masl.html

Ricky Jay, *Extraordinary Exhibitions*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/18/arts/18jay.html

Recent reviews from BMCR:

http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/recent.html

Recent reviews from Scholia:

http://www.classics.und.ac.za/reviews/2006.htm

Latest TLS:

http://www.the-tls.co.uk/
================================================================
PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Medea:

http://tinyurl.com/849fw (Washington Post)

Oedipus:

http://tinyurl.com/8b7uc (NYT)

Boston Early Music Festival:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/18/arts/music/18earl.html
================================================================
DON'T EAT THAT ELMER (A.K.A. CVM GRANO SALIS)
================================================================
Lost gold in Utah? (for some reason 'Lost Lemon Mine' pops into
my head) ... but it might be true:

http://tv.ksl.com/index.php?sid=212490&nid=5
================================================================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
================================================================
Tut:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/16/arts/design/16tut.html
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8201472/
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8235766/
http://tinyurl.com/cxd47 (Art Daily)
http://tinyurl.com/9ha4s (CNN)

All the Mighty World: the Photographs of Roger Fenton, 1852-1860:

http://tinyurl.com/7khj5 (NY Metro)

Young America: The Daguerreotypes of Southworth and Hawes:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/17/arts/design/17cott.html

The National Archaeological Museum in Athens has (finally) put
a pile of Minoan stuff back on display:

http://tinyurl.com/a3nez (ANA)
http://tinyurl.com/8zsug (Kathimerini)
http://tinyurl.com/cat5c (AP via Yahoo)

The Munch Museum has reopened:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/18/arts/design/18munc.html

A short feature on the Petrie Museum:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/news/story/0,11711,1505969,00.html

... and a short one on the archaeological museum at Athens
Airport:

http://tinyurl.com/d32d5 (Athens International Airport)

A longer one on the Kifissia Museum:

http://tinyurl.com/87jzg (Kathimerini)

UK Museums are being told to put more stuff on display:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1653099,00.html

A new curator for the Fernbank Museum of Natural History:

http://tinyurl.com/cbk4l
================================================================
CLASSICIST'S CORNER
================================================================
The Center for Hellenic Studies had some pros redo their website:

http://i-newswire.com/pr25541.html

Chariot races in Jordan:

http://tinyurl.com/d42gy (Khaleej Times)

That piece from the Milwaukee Sentinel about Father Foster keeps
popping up:

http://tinyurl.com/at9c8 (Seattle Times)

Chester's Roman Festival:

http://tinyurl.com/8y35j

Alexander in the Babylonian Talmud:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/article.php3?id=5212

A little Latin goes a long way:

http://tinyurl.com/bg2dq (Pilot)

Classics (and other small-enrollment program) degrees are "far
from useless":

http://tinyurl.com/ac4ph (Pilot)

NLE success leads to new pursuits:

http://tinyurl.com/ajthp (TownOnline)

Please visit our blog:

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

Please visit Classics Central (our incipient forum ... 'grand
opening' next week):

http://s9.invisionfree.com/Classics_Central/
================================================================
OBITUARIES
================================================================
A Norman Jeffares (Anglo-Irish Lit):

http://tinyurl.com/cdeaj (Guardian)
================================================================
REPEATS
================================================================
2000 b.p. Date Germinated:

http://tinyurl.com/bkksl (IMFA)
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/587655.html
http://www.startribune.com/stories/484/5463490.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4086348.stm

New Map of 'Ancient' Britain:

http://www.directionsmag.com/press.releases/?duty=Show&id=11936

Roman Mosaic from Libya:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-1651931,00.html
http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050613-103715-1346r.htm
http://tinyurl.com/cvd66 (News24)

What Jesus Died From (of?):

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/050609/140/fkrcf.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://iwa.univie.ac.at/

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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