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explorator 9.10                                     July 2, 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, Bill Kennedy, Bruno Vernier,
Croman mac Nessa, David Critchley, 'Duke Jason', Dave Sowdon,
Donna Hurst, Dorothy King, Edward Rockstein, Hernan Astudillo,
Joan Griffith, John McMahon, Joseph Lauer, Mary Reed,
Mata Kimasitayo, Michael Oberndorf, Mike Ruggeri,
Richard C. Griffiths, Rochelle Altman, Ross W Sargent,
Bob Heuman, Sean David Reynolds, Susan Jaslow, 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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More coverage of that Middle Paleolithic jewellery:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=732573
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Opening a sarcophagus in KV 63 has revealed a bunch of flowers
and embalming stuff:

http://tinyurl.com/jqgdv (Discovery)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060629/ap_on_sc/egypt_new_tomb_10
http://tinyurl.com/ghm99 (SMH)
http://tinyurl.com/kvzme (ME Times)
http://tinyurl.com/ewk7w (NG)
http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/06/29/news/tomb.php
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5127918.stm
http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,640190849,00.html
http://www.cbc.ca/story/science/national/2006/06/28/egypt-tomb.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/29/world/africa/29tomb.html
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/13597524/
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/28/world/middleeast/28cnd-tomb.html

More KV 63 coverage (with a different focus):

http://tinyurl.com/j8zvt (Discovery)
http://tinyurl.com/e9epb (Discovery)
http://tinyurl.com/zsdwm (Australian)
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/issues/2006/july/kv63.php

A pair of tombs have been found near the Giza pyramids:

http://tinyurl.com/f9l7l (ME Times)
http://tinyurl.com/hmywy (CNN)
http://tinyurl.com/gr87f (AFP via Yahoo)
http://tercera.cl/medio/articulo/0,0,3255_5726_219094007,00.html

A 'monument' (sounds like an inscription) from the first century
A.D./C.E. has been found at Palmyra:

http://www.sana.org/eng/21/2006/07/01/44465.htm

A couple of mummies in Milwaukee will be getting the CT scan
treatment:

http://tinyurl.com/hspt6 (CC Times)

Excavating a Second Temple dump:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/732068.html

Not sure if we've mentioned this case involving artifacts held
by the University of Chicago being potentially used as compensation
in a bombing case ... in any event, it's now big news:

http://tinyurl.com/ezc2r (AFP via Yahoo)
http://tinyurl.com/f55jt (Tribune)

We'll probably hear more about this one ... they're going to
remove that Temple Mount ramp:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=733072

Zahi Hawass is keeping his job:

http://tinyurl.com/ha6qe (ME Times)

A Firefox extension of interest to those involved in
Mishna studies:

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2820/

More coverage of the moving of that model of the Temple
to the Israel Museum:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=732574

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 what is being touted as the oldest
ritual site in Greece:

http://tinyurl.com/h8k4o (AthensNews)

Latest news on the Acropolis museum:

http://tinyurl.com/fun4y (Kathimerini)

... and they're excavating the house being touted as the
birthplace of Augustus:

http://tinyurl.com/kogfu (Espresso ... Italian)

Good coverage of recent finds at an Etruscan site at Cetamura:

http://tinyurl.com/kcrc2 (EurekAlert)
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/06/060630095037.htm
http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/521655/?sc=rsmn
http://www.fsu.edu/news/2006/06/29/etruscan.discovery/

Recreating Roman makeup:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/5129102.stm

Latest coverage on those catacomb bones from Rome:

http://tinyurl.com/jmfrm (Rassegna ... Italian)

They held the Prometheus Festival in Athens this week:

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,1810722,00.html
http://tinyurl.com/fy6tm (Mail and Guardian)

A debate is raging in the UK over the 'difficulty' of Latin:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,170-2243519,00.html

... subsequent letters:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,59-2246063_2,00.html

... and Mary Beard:

http://timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/2006/06/is_latin_too_ha.html

Robert Graves' house on Mallorca is now a museum:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/spain/article/0,,1810336,00.html

Some geek/Latin humour (language warning):

http://geekz.co.uk/lovesraymond/archive/highbrow-my-culus

HBO's Rome is now on French television:

http://www.lemonde.fr/web/article/0,1-0@2-3232,36-790207,0.html

The Mica Aurea Restaurant in Rome seems to be filling a
void:

http://www.arsconvivialis.com/

What Colleen McCullough's up to:

http://tinyurl.com/h4r2n (Canada.com)

ClassCon in the Yanksblog:

http://www.yanksblog.com/item/795

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 400 000 b.p. elephant butcher site in Britain:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/5128892.stm

Not sure whether I mentioned this BBC coverage of those
Paleolithic tools found in some guy's garden (good photos):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/5098748.stm

Finds from various periods (mostly medieval) from a dig in
Southampton:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/hampshire/5131110.stm

They've (finally) repaired Margam Castle's window:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/south_west/5129348.stm

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://www.archaeology.eu.com/weblog/index.html
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
Some Paleolithic artifacts from China:

http://www.chinanews.cn/news/2005/2006-06-29/24520.html

This is interesting ... among the remains of the workers who
helped put together Qin's tomb are those of someone of European
extraction:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,1808394,00.html
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-06/28/content_4762391.htm

A Han Dynasty tombs from Hunan:

http://english.people.com.cn/200606/30/eng20060630_278703.html

The two Koreas will cooperate to excavate a Koryo Kingdom site:

http://tinyurl.com/foag8 (Korea Times)

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
Recently-found artifacts from the Battle of Saratoga are on
display:

http://tinyurl.com/z4aw9 (USA Today)
http://tinyurl.com/kpskc (ABC)
http://tinyurl.com/jmdxj (AP via Yahoo)

Excavating a bison kill/processing site in North Dakota:

http://tinyurl.com/fxska (Tribune)
http://www.krtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=5103553

Interesting shell midden on the Columbia River:

http://tinyurl.com/ezfrv (Herald)

Finds from various periods have been found on a future condo
site in Connecticut:

http://www.connpost.com/news/ci_3984824

Review of Gordon Wood, *Revolutionary Characters*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/27/books/27kaku.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
A tropical 'Stonehenge'?:

http://tinyurl.com/zvx3l (AP via Yahoo)
http://tinyurl.com/nr4b8 (CNN)
http://tinyurl.com/k8pe6 (Discovery)
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/13582228/
http://tinyurl.com/kdl7c (NYT)

Historians are beginning to weigh in on Mel Gibson's 'Apocalypto':

http://tinyurl.com/k6y59 (USA Today)
http://tinyurl.com/jlb7f (UPI)
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
Mathematically, we're all related:

http://tinyurl.com/l6loy (Seattle PI)
http://tinyurl.com/hbf5p (ABC)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060701/ap_on_sc/brotherhood_of_man_1

Nathaniel Hawthorne's remains have been reunited with those of
his wife:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/27/us/27hawthorne.html

Blog post on wealthy folks funding archaeological digs:

http://tinyurl.com/kyuou

On transliterating Hebrew:

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

Restoring a van der Helst:

http://tinyurl.com/zyfx7 (La Tercera ... Spanish)

Reviewish/interviewish thing on Nigel Spivey and his upcoming
program on How Art Made the World:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/26/arts/television/26made.html

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/
================================================================
CRIME BEAT
================================================================
An update on the Oded Golan trial:

http://tinyurl.com/huk24 (Toronto Star)

More coverage of the return of that 'ides of March' coin to
Greece:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,1807315,00.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060628/ap_on_sc/art_brutus_coin_2
http://tinyurl.com/kyfne (ABC)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5117366.stm
http://tinyurl.com/zbvyc (ME Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/arts/AP-Art-Brutus-Coin.html

A couple of 'crime beat' items in this Arts Briefly column:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/27/arts/27arts.html

OpEdish thing on wars and looting of sites:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/5111196.stm

Spinoff scandal at the Getty from the trial of Marion True:

http://tinyurl.com/ezzmy (Mercury)

Another looted-artifacts-showing-up-on-eBay story:

http://tinyurl.com/ldr4g (Daily Record)
================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================
Big bucks for a gold medieval coin at auction:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/5130666.stm

Hobbyblog:

http://hobbyblog.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/
================================================================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
================================================================
daVinci:

http://www.msichicago.org/temp_exhibit/leonardo/index.html

An auction of various items (including papyri) from beer magnate
Cornelius Hauck will benefit the Cincinnati Museum Center:

http://www.channelcincinnati.com/education/9447068/detail.html

The Varna Archaeological Museum is cashing in on its Thracian
Treasures exhibit:

http://www.bgnewsnet.com/story.php?lang=en&sid=21714

The Coptic Museum has reopened:

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2006/801/eg1.htm
http://tinyurl.com/fgtxd (Art Daily)
http://tercera.cl/medio/articulo/0,0,3255_5700_219198354,00.html

Assorted auction results from London:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/26/arts/design/26auct.html

More coverage of the Musee du Quay Branly opening:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/27/arts/design/27bran.html

Some of the Smithsonian's museums have reopened:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/27/arts/design/27smit.html

Interesting (?) merger of a couple of museums:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/28/arts/design/28sout.html
================================================================
PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Suppliants:

http://tinyurl.com/k6jxs (Kathimerini)

Metamorphosis:

http://tinyurl.com/jmnbu (great photo with this one)

Antigone:

http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=47338

Interesting item on painted theatre curtains (with slide show):

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/25/us/25vermont.html

There's a new director for the Stratford Festival:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/27/theater/27stra.html
================================================================
ON THE WEB
================================================================
Social Change and Cultural Interaction in the Middle Helladic
Argolid 2000 - 1500 BC:

http://www.mhargolid.nl/

Mycenean Presence in Sicily:

http://www.mycpres.com/
================================================================
OBITUARIES
================================================================
John Oates (Papyrologist):

http://www.dukenews.duke.edu/2006/06/oatesobit.html

Mary Martin McLaughlin (Medievalist):

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/26/nyregion/26mclaughlin.html
================================================================
DON'T EAT THAT ELMER (A.K.A. CVM GRANO SALIS)
================================================================
More and more, the Bosnian 'pyramid' claim begins to fall apart:

http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/osmanagic/update.html

... while we now have a new claim that someone has found the
remains of Noah's Ark:

http://tinyurl.com/om8vk (AOL News)
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=nation_world&id=4319965

... but how to reconcile that with these claims:

http://tinyurl.com/eq7k6 (DB Journal)
http://www.tbo.com/news/metro/MGB1B1OAWOE.html

... and there's another press release from hyphenated George:

http://www.theworldforum.org/story/2006/6/26/104156/618
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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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ancient world (broadly construed: practically anything relating
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game) and every Sunday they are delivered to your mailbox free of
charge!
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