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explorator 9.12

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explorator 9.12                                     July 16, 2006
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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, Adrian Murdoch, Bill Kennedy,
Dave Sowdon, Donna Hurst, Ioannis Georganas, Edward Rockstein,
Hernan Astudillo, Joan Griffith, John McMahon, Joseph Lauer,
Mata Kimasitayo, Richard C. Griffiths, R.M. Howe, Bob Heuman,
Rochelle Altman, W. Richard Frahm, and Yonatan Nadelman for
headses upses this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).

n.b. We will be off to the sunny shores of Sicily for the next
few weeks, so Explorator will be in a hiatus. Look for the
next giant catchup issue of Explorator on August 27!

[keep sending stuff in!]
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EARLY HUMANS
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A paleolithic kill/butchery site involving an elephant near
London:

http://tinyurl.com/m2o27 (NG)

Still trying to find a DNA link between modern humans and
Neanderthals:

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.07/caveman.html
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AFRICA
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Five sites in Africa have received World Heritage status:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/5176110.stm
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Archaeologists have found a statue of Ram at Luxor:

http://tinyurl.com/m6zvo (SIS)

Finds from various early periods at Tilbasar:

http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=48788

An overviewish thing on the excavations at Catal Huyuk:

http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=48429

... and one on Tel Megiddo:

http://tinyurl.com/mm64f (JPost)

Meanwhile, at those early Christian remains found in a Megiddo
prison:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/736637.html

Debating the origins of Persepolis:

http://www.chnpress.com/news/?section=2&id=6487

The Behistun monument finally received World Heritage Status:

http://www.iranian.ws/iran_news/publish/article_16679.shtml

Dispute Over Suicide in the news:

http://news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1004112006

Latest news from KV-63:

http://www.kv-63.com/ (scroll down a bit)

An altar from the time of Marcus Aurelius, with Greek inscriptions
has been found near Pompey's Pillar:

http://tinyurl.com/zua5q (ME Times)
http://tinyurl.com/kg32g (IOL)

More hype about that documentary about the Exodus:

http://tinyurl.com/o785p (JPost)

Egyptology News Blog:

http://egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

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

Paleojudaica:

http://paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Archaeologist at Large:

http://spaces.msn.com/members/ArchaeologyinEgypt/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Archaeologists have found remains of a theatre beneath the
remains of the amphitheatre at Serdica:

http://tinyurl.com/mjr2v (Echo)

... semi-related:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=66497

A Daphne and Apollo mosaic from Somerset:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/somerset/5171108.stm

Recent finds at Stabiae:

http://tinyurl.com/mup5j (ANSA)

Ovid's exile in the news:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ibd/20060710/bs_ibd_ibd/2006710lands

Too much fluoride in Roman Palmyra:

http://tinyurl.com/rczln (USA Today)

The huge task of trying to preserve sites in Greece:

http://news.sawf.org/Lifestyle/16128.aspx
http://tinyurl.com/e6qcb (ME Times)

... while there are fears a new road on Andros will destroy
antiquities:

http://tinyurl.com/en6wq (Kathimerini)

I think we've mentioned that a couple of Greek theatres will
be closed in August for repairs:

http://tinyurl.com/sxlg4 (CBC)
http://tinyurl.com/llxn4 (Telegram)

A thing on kids books translated into Latin:

http://tinyurl.com/pcohn (Star)

Some guy wants to recreate Hannibal's march over the Alps (for
charity; sans elephants, presumably):

http://tinyurl.com/n47kf

An unexploded mortar from WWII was found at Pompeii:

http://tinyurl.com/nu763 (IOL)

OpEd piece on Leo Strauss:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/10/arts/10conn.html

More coverage of that statue of Artemis discovery at Larissa:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/07/10/tech/main1789721.shtml
http://english.pravda.ru/news/world/10-07-2006/83157-goddes-0
http://social.moldova.org/stiri/eng/14041/
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,13509-2263935,00.html
http://tinyurl.com/nwdje (IOL)

More coverage of that Thracian town discovery in Bulgaria:

http://www.newkerala.com/news3.php?action=fullnews&id=20459
http://tinyurl.com/rodra (Standart)
http://tinyurl.com/ljkkl (Echo)

ClassCon in the name of Microsoft's iPod competetion:

http://tinyurl.com/pvmrs

Interesting item on Rubens' Calydonian Boar Hunt:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2265532,00.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)
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Looking for the earliest inhabitants of the Thames Valley:

http://tinyurl.com/r8az6 (TIL)

Mesolithic remains from Lincoln:

http://tinyurl.com/q3o97 (Lincoln Today)

Archaeologists have found what may be the oldest church (6th
century) in Scotland:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/north_east/5174896.stm
http://news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=1023622006

Cornwall's ancient mines have been given UNESCO World Heritage
Status:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2269249,00.html

... and more sites for the World Heritage list:

http://tinyurl.com/rl2qp

A sort of top ten list of finds from Scotland:

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=1028012006

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://www.archaeology.eu.com/weblog/index.html
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
The mystery of some ceramic pellets from the Yin Ruins may have
been solved:

http://english.people.com.cn/200607/10/eng20060710_281538.html
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-07/09/content_4810939.htm

Did poor soil spark a war in Hawaii?:

http://tinyurl.com/n7dus (Advertiser)

Marking Genghis Khan's establishment of the Mongol Empire:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/5168702.stm

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
A gardener in Greenwich found a Sylvan Lake Culture point:

http://tinyurl.com/fmwqq (Globe)

Sewer construction in Minnesota reveals Middle Woodland artifacts
(but there's no money to continue the dig):

http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=128945
http://wcco.com/local/local_story_191113917.html

Digging at the Fort Ancient State Memorial (Ohio):

http://tinyurl.com/opvxl (Pulse Journal)

Latest bit of info gleaned from the Hunley:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13870913/

Plans are afoot to move Alexander Hamilton's Grange:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/12/nyregion/12grange.html

What we're learning from the Jamestown excavations:

http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2006/072006/07152006/205587

Getting kids interested in archaeology:

http://www.newsleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2006607120323
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
You can now reach Machu Picchu by helicopter:

http://travel2.nytimes.com/2006/07/09/travel/09transmachu.html

Mayan ruins found via remote sensing from space:

http://tinyurl.com/lvxop (Neatorama)
================================================================
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
A Shelley poem has been 'rediscovered':

http://travel2.nytimes.com/2006/07/14/arts/14arts.html (2nd item)

The remains of the Castrato Farinelli are to be dug up and
subjected to CAT scans and DNA tests (not sure what those
tests can really tell them):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5171892.stm
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060712/sc_nm/arts_farinelli_remains_dc_2
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/12/arts/12arts.html (3rd)
[an item on the restoration of Nelson's Monument follows]

Columbus was a "greedy tyrant":

http://tinyurl.com/gaao9 (AFP via Yahoo)

More coverage of that medieval inscription spat in a Turkish
fortress:

http://tinyurl.com/neg4c (Gulf Times)

There's going to be an appeal in the daVinci Code case:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/11/arts/11arts.html (6th)

Poe's at the centre of a couple of novels:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5543300

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Lives of the Week:

http://www.oxforddnb.com/public/lotw/

Arts and Letters Daily:

http://aldaily.com/
================================================================
GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
================================================================
About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeoblog:

http://archaeoblog.blogspot.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/
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CRIME BEAT
================================================================
Uruk is apparently being plundered:

http://tinyurl.com/m5afh (Azzaman)

The latest in that Turkish switch-genuine-items-with-fakes
case is a demand for some pretty hefty sentences:

http://travel2.nytimes.com/2006/07/14/arts/14arts.html (5th)

The U.S. returned some smuggled antiquities to Pakistan this
week:

http://www.pakistanlink.com/Headlines/July06/15/10.htm

Latest developments in that Iran-U.S. court case involving
inscriptions at the University of Chicago:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/13/world/middleeast/13briefs-005.html
http://www.payvand.com/news/06/jul/1128.html
http://www.payvand.com/news/06/jul/1110.html
http://tinyurl.com/r7ed8 (LA Times)
http://tinyurl.com/rpm6l (NYT)
http://tinyurl.com/ovmxo (AFP via Yahoo)
http://tinyurl.com/rwgsu (RFE)

Nice item on provenance of items in the Houston Museum of
Fine Arts:

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ent/arts/art/4047112.html

More coverage of Getty plans to return some sculptures to
Greece:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/11/arts/11gett.html
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/news/content.asp?aid=71934
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06192/704836-42.stm
http://tinyurl.com/lrok9 (WPost)
http://tinyurl.com/ladts (AP via Yahoo)
http://tinyurl.com/rwkly (LA Times)
http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/07/10/news/getty.php
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601085&sid=aLyzBuv.AwmA
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/5165596.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/10/arts/design/10cnd-getty.html
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/13801315/

... and Greece is inspired by its success:

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1817586,00.html

... and China might get on the 'return our stuff' bandwagon:

http://english.people.com.cn/200607/13/eng20060713_282774.html
================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================
Hobbyblog:

http://hobbyblog.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/
================================================================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
================================================================
Treasury of the World:

http://tinyurl.com/lek4a (AD)

National Portrait Gallery:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5554510

What happens when they clean out museum storehouses in Bulgaria:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=66467

Nice price for a Shakespeare first folio at auction:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/5175044.stm
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5554179
http://u.tv/newsroom/indepth.asp?id=10832&pt=e
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Grendel:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5542123
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OBITUARIES
================================================================
David Bright (Andrea Doria expert):

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/11/us/11bright.html

Louis Jacobs (Rabbi and Scholar):

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/09/world/europe/09jacobs.html
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PODCASTS
================================================================
The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

http://news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp
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EXPLORATOR is a weekly newsletter representing the fruits of
the labours of 'media research division' of The Atrium. Various
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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
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