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explorator 8.32

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explorator 8.32                                 December 4, 2005
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Bill Kennedy, Adrian Murdoch,
Dave Sowdon, Diana Wright, David Critchley, 'Duke Jason',
Edward Rockstein, Francis Deblauwe, Hernan Astudillo, Joan
Griffith, John Hall, John McMahon, Joseph Lauer, Kris Curry,
Mata Kimasitayo, Michael Oberndorf, Mike Ruggeri, Richard C.
Griffiths, Rochelle Altman, Rick Pettigrew, Tim Parkin, Ross
Sargent, W. Richard Frahm, and Yonatan Nadelman for headses
upses this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).
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AFRICA
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Zanzibar's Stone Town is facing conservation issues big time:

http://tinyurl.com/ca6m3 (AP via Yahoo)
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Flint stones (not the Flintstones) from Iran:

http://www.payvand.com/news/05/nov/1258.html

Neolithic wine making?:

http://www.unlvrebelyell.com/article.php?ID=879

Okay overview of the debate raging over Eilat Mazar's recent
finds:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10287349/ (photos)
http://tinyurl.com/8ptad (Sun-Sentinel)
http://tinyurl.com/ak28d (Seattle Times)
http://tinyurl.com/ad5n2 (Washington Post)

... while recent finds are causing questions about the site of
Ecbatana:

http://www.mehrnews.ir/en/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=260757

Results of the fifth dig season at Dahaneh-Gholaman:

http://tinyurl.com/bgnt6 (Iranmania)

... and implications arising from the dig at Shahar Yeri:

http://tinyurl.com/c5kyf (Iranmania)

A pile of ovens have been found behind Iran's Shian Dam:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1532249/posts

Remains of what are believed to be prison cells have been found
during excavations of the basilica at Tiberias:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=650578

A race to save a 2000 b.p. burial in Bahrain:

http://tinyurl.com/d7ngq (Gulf Daily News)

Coverage of Bill Dever's talk (and reactions thereto) at the
recent SBL meeting:

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/magazine/daily/13272729.htm

The director of the Jordanian Antiquities Department has been
awarded the German Order of Merit:

http://www.petra.gov.jo/nepras/2005/Nov/27/29093100.htm

This is just strange ... some Australian theologian has taken
archaeologists and historians 'to court' in regards to claims
about the Ancient Near East:

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2005/12/prweb318005.htm

Hype for an Agatha Christie film festivalish sort of thing:

http://www.leguide.be/Guide/cinema/page_5371_390665.shtml
(French)

Repeat of the account of the rush to excavate sites in Iran
prior to dam construction:

http://tinyurl.com/angqa (Chronicle)

Egyptology News Blog:

http://egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

http://www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Archaeologist at Large:

http://spaces.msn.com/members/ArchaeologyinEgypt/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A couple Neolithic sites near Ptolemaida:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10250526/
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/science/AP-Greece-Archaeology.html

Ancient shipwrecks near Cyprus:

http://tinyurl.com/cyagb (Cyprus Weekly)

... meanwhile there are concerns that too much digging is going
on on Cyprus:

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/news/main.php?id=23075&archive=1

Overviewish thing on 'the Golden Age of Thrace':

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/dd397b5a-622f-11da-8dad-0000779e2340.html

Barry Cunliffe on Pytheas the Greek (audio ... not sure how long
it will last ... look on the right side of the page under
'Wednesday'):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/index.shtml?logo

James Wright was talking at UTenn about the Myceneans:

http://dailybeacon.utk.edu/showarticle.php?articleid=49338

Interesting item on Antiochus Epiphanes:

http://www.lewrockwell.com/case/case11.html

A 2600 b.p. tomb from Matelica:

http://tinyurl.com/de82g (Adnkronos ... Italian)

A villa from Rome belonging to the gens Valeria:

http://tinyurl.com/8bfh2 (Adnkronos ... Italian)

Roman anchors from the Dead Sea:

http://tinyurl.com/9wnsp (AP via Yahoo)
http://tinyurl.com/df55f (Hindustan Times)
http://tinyurl.com/8lvz7 (ABC)
http://tinyurl.com/bg2g8 (Newsday)

A tomb at Corvaro which belonged to some member of the Aequi:

http://www.telefree.it/news.php?op=view&id=20235 (Italian)

Coverage of Castra Romana 2005 (check out the goggles!):

http://tinyurl.com/9lpq4 (Charleston City Paper)

Christian Wildberg has become master of Forbes College:

http://tinyurl.com/bo5hs (Daily Princetonian)

Honours for Kurt Raaflab:

http://tinyurl.com/9utmr (Brown Daily Herald)

Claudian letters:

http://caelestis.info/sauvagenoble/2005/11/litterae-claudianae.html

Socrates for kids:

http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/516382/

New url for Didaskalia:

http://www.didaskalia.net/

Profile of Albert Ammerman, who was part of the team who found that
'beach site' on Cyprus:

http://tinyurl.com/7czc4 (Colgate University News)

cf: http://tinyurl.com/74j2l (ME Times)

More coverage of the Soleto Map:

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/briefs/20051128/firstmap_his.html

More coverage of the latest developments in the push for the
return of the Elgin/Parthenon Marbles:

http://www.mpa.gr/article.html?doc_id=556635
http://tinyurl.com/c23kg (Ellada)

Review of Atwood's *Penelopiad*:

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/1202/p13s01-bogn.html

Review of Bettany Hughes Helen of Troy tome:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/04/books/review/04alexander.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

Visit our blog:

http://www.atrium-media.com/rogueclassicism
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
================================================================
A Neolithic site in North Yorkshire:

http://tinyurl.com/96yod (Yorkshire Post)

Skeletons on Iceland have been dated to before 1000 A.D.:

http://tinyurl.com/afvsy (Iceland Review)

The Lakenheath Warrior may stay in Suffolk:

http://tinyurl.com/bzj7u (EADT)

Interesting overview of the history of Canongate (as revealed
by archaeology, of course):

http://news.scotsman.com/features.cfm?id=2321522005

Possible discovery of the tomb of Edward the Confessor:

http://tinyurl.com/7jvsx (Telegraph)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/4489842.stm
http://tinyurl.com/celbr (CNN)
http://tinyurl.com/btdze (AP via Yahoo)

Here's more (and more responsible, it seems) coverage of that
'Bosnian pyramid' story:

http://tinyurl.com/c3a3p (ABC)
http://www.picayuneitem.com/articles/2005/12/03/news/26pyramid.txt

Plans are afoot to stabilize Silbury Hill:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/wiltshire/4477192.stm

Review of Edvard Radzinksy, *Alexander II: The Last Great Tsar*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/04/books/review/04lourie.html

Review of Carolly Erickson, *The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/04/books/review/04warner.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://www.archaeology.eu.com/weblog/index.html
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
A 4th-millenium B.C. mound from Azerbaijan:

http://tinyurl.com/8ev7p (Azertac)

A Baekje dynasty tomb from Japan:

http://english.donga.com/srv/service.php3?biid=2005120368128

A bit old, but worth reading again ... aerial photography
confirms descriptions of Kublai Khan's palace:

http://english.people.com.cn/200510/09/eng20051009_213386.html

Chinese archaeologists have located the gate of Daming Palace:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200512/s1523254.htm

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
Interesting item on the Newark earthworks/mounds:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/28/national/28mounds.html

Is Kokopelli actually Kokopelli, or some Hopi divinity?

http://www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_3258089

Hurricane Charley's legacy: the excavation of Chadwick Mounds:

http://tinyurl.com/7vn8g (News-Press)

Another preservation v. development situation ... at Putnam's
Hill-Agor Homestead:

http://tinyurl.com/8euqn (Journal News)

At the auctions, a couple of portraits of George Washington
didn't quite make the expected hammer price:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/01/arts/design/01auct.html

The latest video from the Archaeology Channel is about digging
in Arizona (but it nicely shows the whole 'archaeological process'):

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/

Review of Tom Lewis, *The Hudson: A History*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/04/books/review/04sullivan.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
Scientists are skeptical of claims that footprints from Mexico
are 40 000 years old:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10266684/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4488490.stm
http://tinyurl.com/bcac8 (Eurekalert)
http://tinyurl.com/cucdz (Reuters via Yahoo)
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/11/051130232517.htm
http://www.agencia.fapesp.br/boletim_dentro.php?id=4700 (Portuguese)
http://tinyurl.com/8vczg (Discovery.com)
http://www.physorg.com/news8657.html

... while some very old canals from Peru are adding some weight
to theories about early civilizations there:

http://www.terradaily.com/news/farm-05r.html
http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/516405/
================================================================
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
A sampling of the coverage of the kidnapping of German
archaeologist Susanne Osthoff in Iraq:

http://tinyurl.com/7w59w (adnkronos)
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L29699839.htm
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,1796621,00.html

... and the latest:

http://tinyurl.com/dn6bx (SMH)
http://tinyurl.com/bnhs6 (Reuters via Yahoo)
http://tinyurl.com/culqs (AFP via Yahoo)

While a petition has been set up appealing to the kidnappers to
release her and her fellow hostages:

http://www.petitiononline.com/bajr2000/petition.html

Smithsonian mag has a piece on the use of aerial photography
in archaeology:

http://tinyurl.com/exujm

Another technology-and-ancient-texts piece:

http://www.physorg.com/news8636.html
http://tinyurl.com/9plyt (1st Results)

The emerging discipline of Geomythology:

http://tinyurl.com/9x6y5 (Observer)

At the auctions, a score handwritten by Beethoven (I think we
mentioned this a while back) fetched a nice price:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/02/arts/02arts.html

First Trafalgar, now Austerlitz is causing paroxysms of
some sort:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4491668.stm

cf:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/4495616.stm (slide show)

Acrostics, ancient and modern:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1898644,00.html
http://tinyurl.com/cntxl (Australian)

Feature on Thor Heyerdahl:

http://tinyurl.com/8elrf (Norway Post)

Hype for a television program about DaVinci:

http://movies2.nytimes.com/2005/12/03/arts/television/03bell.html

Review of Walter Gratzer, *Terrors of the Table: A Curious History
of Nutrition*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/04/books/review/04stern.html

Review of Evelyn Welch, *Shopping in the Renaissance*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/04/books/review/04schillinger.html

Review of Henry Hitchings' tome on Dr. Johnson:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/04/books/review/04mcgrath.html

Review of Paul Levy (ed.), *The Letters of Lytton Strachey*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/04/books/review/04ellmann.html

Review of Jonathan Harr, *The Lost Painting*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/02/books/02book.html

Review of Juliet Barker, *Wordsworth: A Life*:

http://tinyurl.com/9cg88 (New Yorker)

Review of Jeremy Seal, *Nicholas: The Epic Journey from Saint
to Santa Claus*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/30/books/30grim.html

Alas, Art Daily has closed;

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp
================================================================
TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Thebes:

http://tinyurl.com/btufw (Tribune-Review)

Iran:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3497795a34,00.html
================================================================
GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
================================================================
KMT (Fall 2005):

http://www.egyptology.com/kmt/fall2005/index.html (toc)

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeoblog:

http://archaeoblog.blogspot.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/
================================================================
CRIME BEAT
================================================================
Police recovered a number of items from a private residence
in Porto Torres (Italy) ... must be an unknown site(s) nearby:

http://tinyurl.com/cscje (AGI ... English!)
http://tinyurl.com/8sq7g (AGI ... Italian)

... while near Florence, a pile of purloined (and important)
Etruscan works were recovered:

http://tinyurl.com/bvua3 (La Nazione ... Italian)

Op-Ed piece on the Museum Case:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/28/opinion/28bell.html
http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/11/28/opinion/edbell.php
http://tinyurl.com/7g6ox (Bee)

... and another excellent bit of investigative journalism by
Suzan Mazur on the role of Sotheby's in some of this:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00017.htm

... while the Met denies Italy has any proof in regards to
claims on some of their items:

http://tinyurl.com/b7pfr (Bloomberg)

... while Newsweek finally gets on the bandwagon:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10315883/site/newsweek/

Meanwhile, it does seem the case is having spinoff effects
elsewhere ... Peru is suing Yale for return of artifacts from
Machu Picchu:

http://tinyurl.com/d9xyu (Reuters via Yahoo)

Looters hit a pit house near Flagstaff:

http://kvoa.com/Global/story.asp?S=4195686&nav=HMO6

Indian authorities recovered a number of stolen Jain statues
this week:

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20051203/haryana.htm#13

... while some treasure hunters in Bulgaria were arrested:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=55988

Some divers who attempted to pillage a sunken Spanish Galleon
are going to be charged:

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/article330665.ece
================================================================
EXHIBITIONS AND MUSEUM-RELATED
================================================================
Pearls of the Parrot of India:

http://travel2.nytimes.com/2005/12/02/arts/design/02mini.html

Berlin's Bode Museum renovations are complete:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/01/arts/01arts.html (fifth item)
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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The Libertine:

http://tinyurl.com/7osm4 (New Yorker)
http://tinyurl.com/7re6v (NYT)

The Gentleman Dancing-Master:

http://tinyurl.com/bn2qn (NYT)
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ON THE WEB
================================================================
Massachusetts Historical Society:

http://masshist.org/library_collections/artifacts.cfm

The Real Story of Thanksgiving:

http://www.manataka.org/page269.html
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OBITUARIES
================================================================
Peter Brunt:

http://tinyurl.com/d545q (Telegraph)
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,60-1884200,00.html
http://tinyurl.com/c743r (Guardian)
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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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game) and every Sunday they are delivered to your mailbox free of
charge!
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