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explorator 8.30

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explorator 8.30                               November 20, 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, 'Duke
Jason', Edward Rockstein,Francis Deblauwe, Hernan Astudillo,
Joan Griffith, John Hall, John McMahon, John McChesney-Young,
Joseph Lauer, Louis A. Okin, Mark Morgan, Richard C. Griffiths,
R.M. Howe, Bob Heuman, Rochelle Altman,Rick Pettigrew, Tim
Parkin, Toke Lindegaard Knudsen, Mike Ruggeri, W. Richard Frahm,
and Yonatan Nadelman for headses upses this week (as always
hoping I have left no one out).
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EARLY HUMANS
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Another version of that early humans drove out other hominids
in southeast Asia story:

http://tinyurl.com/9r3tl (NG)
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AFRICA
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Discover Magazine has a piece on Nubia's black pharaohs:

http://tinyurl.com/eym7p
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Examination of a 2nd century B.C./B.C.E. mummy from Egypt is
causing a rethink of ideas of a 'pork ban' in ancient Egypt
(although there seems to be a jumping-to-conclusion thing
going on here):

http://tinyurl.com/7psub (ANSA)

A sixth-century seal bearing an image of Jesus from Tiberias:

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/647224.html
http://www.haaretz.co.il/hasite/pages/ShArtPE.jhtml?itemNo=646929
(Hebrew ... with photo)

A mystery burial from Siraf:

http://www.payvand.com/news/05/nov/1167.html
http://tinyurl.com/957tj (IranMania)

Plans are afoot to investigate a number of Mazandaran caves:

http://tinyurl.com/aydpk (IranMania)

German archaeologists want to continue digging at Troy:

http://www.zaman.com/?bl=culture&alt=&trh=20051114&hn=26381

Iranian archaeologists are asking for a reduction in dependence
on 'foreign' archaeologists:

http://tinyurl.com/aur5t (IRNA)

A section of wall in Jerusalem's Old City is on the verge of
collapse:

http://www.ipc.gov.ps/ipc_new/english/details.asp?name=11868
http://tinyurl.com/dfhbd (AFP via Yahoo)

This piece on Biblical archaeology might be of interest:

http://www.thetrumpet.com/index.php?page=article&id=1817

Repeat of the 'Goliath' story:

http://tinyurl.com/7asrt (ME Times)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051113/sc_nm/israel_goliath_dc_1

Repeat of the 'Alphabet Stone' story:

http://tinyurl.com/c6bmz (ME Times)
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/world/3456126.html

... with an interesting followup at Language Log:

http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002645.html

Mystery solved: that 'dwarf burial' from Kerman turned out
to be a naturally mummified premature baby:

http://www.payvand.com/news/05/nov/1155.html

Egyptology News Blog:

http://egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

http://www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Some coverage of the discovery of an ancient map of the 'heel' of
Italy's boot:

http://tinyurl.com/dgs2a (LA Times)
http://tinyurl.com/8n6dj (Italian)
http://tinyurl.com/9ulp4 (Telegraph ... photo)

Remains of a Roman village have been uncovered in Sardinia:

http://www.sardegnaogginews.it/notizie.php?notizia=6679 (Italian)

An ivory statue of Septimius Severus or Marcus Aurelius was
found in the Forum this week:

http://tinyurl.com/c3bfs (ANSA)

Roman glass in a Chinese tomb:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-11/20/content_3806614.htm

... while plans are afoot to seek connections between Rome and
India:

http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=81950

... and to excavate the Roman theatre at Tiberias:

http://www.haaretz.co.il/hasite/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=645353
(Hebrew)

The campaign to save Allianoi continues:

http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=28419

A sort of followup to that Roman wall collapse story from a
couple of weeks ago:

http://tinyurl.com/c8872 (Telegraph)

The latest tidbit in the Elgin/Parthenon Marbles saga:

http://tinyurl.com/drb3f (Kathimerini)

Greek and Latin alive and well in Thurmont:

http://tinyurl.com/cnzks (Baltimore Sun)

Coverage of the Maine Junior Classical League convention:

http://morningsentinel.mainetoday.com/news/local/2161234.shtml

An Iliathon at Colgate:

http://tinyurl.com/7rwy2 (CUN)

German archaeologists want to continue digging at Troy:

http://www.zaman.com/?bl=culture&alt=&trh=20051114&hn=26381

OpEd sort of thing on Trajan's campaigns in Mesopotamia:

http://tinyurl.com/blqet (American Muslim)

Somewhat touristy thing on the Pantheon:

http://travel2.nytimes.com/2005/11/20/travel/20pantheon.html

A piece on the accuracy of 'Rome':

http://theedge.bostonherald.com/tvNews/view.bg?articleid=113001

Jonathan Shay continues to lecture on wars and their effects
on soldiers, ancient and modern:

http://tinyurl.com/97zhz (DI)

Eva Braan is one of the recipients of a National Humanities
Medal:

http://www.collegenews.org/x5062.xml

An Marilyn Bisch has received Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year
honours:

http://tinyurl.com/c8se7 (Statesman)

A budding Classicist:

http://tinyurl.com/areoq (NWI Times)

Repeat of that Linear A and B find on Crete story:

http://tinyurl.com/dmqo4 (News 24)

Harold Edgeworth Butler, *Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to
Juvenal*:

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext05/7pagp10.txt

Another review of Bettany Hughes' *Helen of Troy ...*:

http://tinyurl.com/cmyao (Independent)

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

Visit our blog:

http://www.atrium-media.com/rogueclassicism
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
================================================================
A large Bronze Age settlement in Armenia:

http://tinyurl.com/9olno (Deinekes)

The Bulgarian town of Nessbar may be taken off the UNESCO list:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=55263

Review of Malcolm Gaskill, *Witchfinders: A Seventeenth-Century
English Tragedy*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/20/books/review/20norton.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://www.archaeology.eu.com/weblog/index.html
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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An Harappan burial may answer (or raise) some questions:

http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=82212

Roman glass in a Chinese tomb:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-11/20/content_3806614.htm


... while plans are afoot to seek connections between Rome and
India:

http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=81950

The house of Soga no Iruka may have been located:

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20051115TDY02005.htm

We haven't had a Walmart and archaeology story in a while, so
here's one from Hawaii:

http://starbulletin.com/2005/11/19/news/story06.html

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
================================================================
NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
Petroglyphs from upstate New York?:

http://www.cbc.ca/montreal/story/qc-indart20051118.html?ref=rss

Interesting piece on the Gettysburg 'Cyclorama':

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/16/arts/design/16cycl.html

... and one on a major earthquake which struck the northeastern
U.S. back in 1755:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/18/opinion/18liell.html

How did John Smith explore so much of the Nanticoke River in
so short a time?

http://tinyurl.com/atydg (Daily Times)

Semi-touristy thing on stone walls in New England:

http://travel2.nytimes.com/2005/11/18/travel/escapes/18stone.html

Review of H.W. Brands, *Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/20/books/review/20oneill.html

Review of a cookbookish thing on the history of Thanksgiving
dinners:

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/1116/p13s02-lifo.html?s=hns
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
Elite women made beer in ancient Peru:

http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/news/nation/13167414.htm
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10043096/
http://tinyurl.com/dzeox (SciAm)
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/11/051114221603.htm
http://tinyurl.com/bowp9 (CBC)
http://www.nature.com/news/2005/051114/full/051114-2.html

... same story, different spin:

http://tinyurl.com/dpzb2 (ABC)

... and yet a different spin:

http://tinyurl.com/cvqvl (NG)
http://tinyurl.com/959a4 (AP via Yahoo)

... and the press release:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2005-11/fm-bdt110905.php

AGI reports (in Italian) on the discovery of a sanctuary of
Giaguaro in Peru:

http://tinyurl.com/dpvwx

A puzzling (ritual?) massacre at Cancuen, ca 800 A.D.:

http://tinyurl.com/8gkm3 (NG)
http://tinyurl.com/9mcga (NYT - JNW)
http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/11/17/news/maya.php
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10084959/
http://tinyurl.com/92zy7 (Seattle Times)
http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20051117-092425-8097r
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article327752.ece
(may expire)
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
Latest video at the Archaeology Channel ... the Shovel Bum's Lot:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/

Hostages from Darwin's expedition:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4429006.stm

On the history of drinking in various cultures:

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article328019.ece
(may expire)

Interesting piece on Learning Sites' reconstructions of ancient
sites:

http://www.thetranscript.com/headlines/ci_3233347

The latest dead celebrity they're trying to identify is
Beethoven:

http://tinyurl.com/bh6jg (AP via Yahoo)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051118/ap_on_sc/beethoven_s_bones

The pope's Swiss guard is celebrating an anniversary:

http://tinyurl.com/dnf7b (NYT)

Review of B. Craveri, *The Age of Conversation*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/20/books/review/20riding.html

Review of Dan Chiasson, *Natural History: Poems*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/20/books/review/20ryan.html

Han Banqing, *The Sing Song Girls of Shanghai* (fiction):

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/20/books/review/20downer.html
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TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Ostia:

http://tinyurl.com/camk5 (Seattle PI)
================================================================
GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
================================================================
Apollo Magazine (November 2005)

http://www.apollo-magazine.com/index.php (TOC)

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeoblog:

http://archaeoblog.blogspot.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/
================================================================
CRIME BEAT
================================================================
The 'Museum Case' had a lot of 'story so far' type pieces this
week:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/16/arts/design/16gett.html
http://travel2.nytimes.com/2005/11/17/arts/design/17anti.html
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10048297/
http://tinyurl.com/abtqp (Bloomberg)
http://tinyurl.com/e3uyl (Contra Costa Times)
http://tinyurl.com/dp39j (SMH)

... and an interesting piece on the position of museums in
regard to antiquities up to this point:

http://tinyurl.com/8uy2s (Statesman)

... and one on Bob Hecht:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00226.htm

... because, of course, the trial of Marion True opened (and
doesn't seem to have gotten very far):

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/17/arts/design/17gett.html
http://tinyurl.com/bm72r (Star-Ledger)
http://tinyurl.com/76yf8 (ANSA)
http://tinyurl.com/7kktp
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4443686.stm

... although an interesting 'twist' was mentioned in
passing:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/18/arts/18arts.html

Meanwhile, the Golan trial is on in Israel and doesn't seem
to be getting much coverage outside of Israel:

http://www.makorrishon.net/show.asp?id=8079 (Hebrew)
http://www.makorrishon.co.il/show.asp?id=8103 (ditto)

cf:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/biblical-studies/message/9137

An interviewish thing on antiquities theft in Macedonia:

http://tinyurl.com/84yh7 (Balkananalysis)

Iranian farmers are being accused of plundering
Jondishapour:

http://tinyurl.com/8pn58 (Guardian)

... and the looting of sites continues in Iraq:

http://tinyurl.com/89h2y (M&C)

Egypt is recovering another pile of antiquities from various
places:

http://tinyurl.com/b9y6a (EE)

I wonder if we'll hear more about this one ... a box full of
Mayan artifacts were taken from a New York home this week:

http://tinyurl.com/7t9ow (CBS)
================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================
A Sikh coin controversy is brewing:

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_564.shtml

Spain and its Coins:

http://tinyurl.com/d24sm

A new website to check and rate numismatic books:

http://www.numibooks.com/
================================================================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
================================================================
Darwin:

http://travel2.nytimes.com/2005/11/18/arts/design/18darw.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/18/arts/18bdarw.html

cf: http://tinyurl.com/bw9xh (Telegraph)

I Am With You': Walt Whitman's 'Leaves of Grass' (1855-2005):

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/18/books/18whit.html

Sacred Arts and City Life: The Glory of Medieval Novgorod:

http://travel2.nytimes.com/2005/11/18/arts/design/18cott.html

Clouet to Seurat: French Drawings From the British Museum:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/18/arts/design/18glue.html

The Arts of France: From François Ier to Napoléon Ier

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/18/arts/design/18gall.html

The Temple Scroll is going to be on exhibit in the U.S.:

http://tinyurl.com/9zu84 (Seattle PI)
http://tinyurl.com/98umx (AP via Yahoo)

Fra Angelico:

http://www.newyorker.com/critics/art/articles/051121craw_artworld

Codex Gigas:

http://tinyurl.com/cza2f (News 24)

Art of Medicine in Ancient Egypt:

http://www.medgadget.com/archives/2005/11/the_art_of_medi_1.html

Maltese coins:

http://217.145.4.56/ind/news.asp?newsitemid=24160

A sculpture of young John the Baptist ... who made it?:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/20/arts/design/20voge.html

In light of recent events, I guess we should expect some sort
of piece on the history of the Getty:

http://travel2.nytimes.com/2005/11/20/arts/design/20ouro.html

Coverage of the Connoiseur's Antique Fair:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/18/arts/design/18anti.html
================================================================
PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Antigone:

http://tinyurl.com/8rq8w (Saratogian)

Hamlet:

http://tinyurl.com/76rq3 (NYT)

Taming of the Shrew:

http://tinyurl.com/83xm4 (NYT)

Bach at Leipzig:

http://tinyurl.com/9dpwm (NYT)

Newberry Consort (Medieval music):

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/15/arts/music/15fric.html
================================================================
ON THE WEB
================================================================
BAJR's guide to Battlefield Archaeology:

http://www.bajr.org/Documents/BAJRBattleGuide.pdf

The Shakespeare Collection:

http://www.galeuk.com/shakespeare/
================================================================
OBITUARIES
================================================================
David Pingree (historian of mathematics):

http://tinyurl.com/ar5rx (Brown Daily Herald)
http://tinyurl.com/93hbh
http://www.ou.edu/islamsci/Current%20Newsletter-list7.htm#pingree

cf.:
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2005/11/15/histmath

Paul Ward (historian):

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/18/nyregion/18WARD.html

Rutherford Aris (Engineer/Classicist):

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/20/national/20aris.html
================================================================
DON'T EAT THAT ELMER (A.K.A. CVM GRANO SALIS)
================================================================
Prehistoric civilization on Antarctica:

http://english.pravda.ru/science/19/94/378/16465_.html

... while a parody piece in the Onion somehow doesn't seem
to be too 'parodic' sometimes:

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/42384

... and a transcript from ABC examining various claims and
why they are taken seriously:

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/talks/8.30/mediarpt/stories/s1501397.htm

... and you've got to wonder what purpose the buyer of this
item on eBay will put it to:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7366006721
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PODCASTS
================================================================
Stone Pages Archaeology News:

http://news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp
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