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explorator 9.11                                     July 9, 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!!!
================================================================
================================================================
Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Bill Kennedy, Adrian Murdoch,
Croman mac Nessa, David Critchley, Dave Sowdon, Dan Diffendale,
Bruno Vernier,  Edward Rockstein, Donna Hurst, 'Duke Jason',
Hanan Charaf, Joan Griffith, John McMahon, Joseph Lauer,
Lampros F. Kallenos, Mata Kimasitayo, Mark Morgan,
Richard C. Griffiths, R.M. Howe, Tony Jackson, W. Richard Frahm,
and Yonatan Nadelman for headses upses this week (as always
hoping I have left no one out).

... a quiet week
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Four 6000 b.p. skeletons from Khorasan:

http://www.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-235/0607045558173956.htm
http://www.payvand.com/news/06/jul/1030.html

Current thinking is that  KV-63 belonged to Tut's mother
(+ hype for a tv show on it tonight):

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2006/802/heritage.htm
http://tinyurl.com/ewem7 (AOL)
http://tinyurl.com/qzkk5 (CNN)
http://www.archaeology.org/online/reviews/kv63/kv63.html
http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/egyptkv63/egyptkv63.html

Evidence suggests Anamurium was destroyed by an earthquake:

http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=48188

Work on the Acre railway line is resuming:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=735657

Folks might be interested in the Ulu Burun shipwreck recreation:

http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=47389

An Exodus documentary:

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

More coverage of the Second Temple model thing:

http://tinyurl.com/qew89 (JPost)
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3271211,00.html

More coverage of the imminent removal of the Kotel ramp:

http://tinyurl.com/os3yy (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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A Roman (Hellenistic?) head from Baalbek is probably Alexander:

http://tinyurl.com/kyplm (Naharnet ... photo)
http://www.annaharonline.com/htd/BEAA060707.HTM (Arabic with
photos)

A statue (torso) of Artemis from Larissa:

http://news.ert.gr/en/7/19240.asp
http://tinyurl.com/p9l5t (ANA)

... and another statue from Faragola:

http://www.ilgrecale.it/attualita/articolo.php?id=11210 (Italian)

The remains of the oldest Thracian town hitherto discovered:

http://tinyurl.com/zfbfu (Standart)

More finds from Aquileia:

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

That 'Homer-was-a-woman' thing has raised its head again:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,175-2251270,00.html
http://tinyurl.com/s8n4q (Australian)

Reconstructing the ancient Greek chorus:

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/features/story/0,,1813964,00.html

Recreating Roman cosmetics:

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

There's going to be Latin news bulletins from the European
Union:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/eu/story/0,,1812166,00.html
http://tinyurl.com/nxmzq (IOL)

Fears there is too much digging going on in Cyprus:

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

Latin is making a comeback thanks to the Internet:

http://tinyurl.com/ryj64 (mercator)

Review of David Mattingly, *An Imperial Possession*:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,923-2259502,00.html

Review of the Loeb Classical Library Reader:

http://tinyurl.com/znz9l (Weekly Standard)

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)
================================================================
An Ottoman-era shipwreck off Cyprus is being excavated:

http://www.aquatec-innerspace.com/aiogreenbaywk.htm
http://www.politis-news.com/cgibin/hweb?-A=641595&-V=archive
(Greek; includes interesting video)
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/03/arts/03arts.html (5th item)
http://tinyurl.com/pq33x (ME Times)

Searching for a medieval chapel in Wales:

http://tinyurl.com/m85yl (BBC)

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://www.archaeology.eu.com/weblog/index.html
================================================================
ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
What some Tang Dynasty porcelain drums are revealing:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-07/03/content_4788172.htm

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
What they've found in a Jamestown well:

http://tinyurl.com/o8nke (NG)

Interesting skeletons in Preacher's Cave:

http://tinyurl.com/h5y6s (Nassau Guardian)

Bison bones on Orcas Island:

http://tinyurl.com/nr45u (Sounder)

A mystery Bison 'bone bed' in Nebraska:

http://tinyurl.com/e6rj7 (RMN)

A hearth from Fort Ridgely State Park:

http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=128810

Bones found on a construction site in Milwaukee:

http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=459159

Highway construction in Colorado ... must be a site there too:

http://tinyurl.com/k9bkd (RMN)

A 'mystery graveyard' is rediscovered in Boston:

http://tinyurl.com/j2sgo (Globe)
http://tinyurl.com/kkuzy (Telegram)

Archaeology's 'interactive dig' at Johnson's Island has some
recent material:

http://tinyurl.com/lgp4n

Coverage of the Society of Georgia Archaeology meeting:

http://tinyurl.com/r6jmf (AJC)

An archaeology professor's death threatens the survival of
a collaborative archaeology program:

http://tinyurl.com/e7cm2 (Star Tribune)
http://tinyurl.com/leneh (Gazette)
http://www.wishtv.com/global/story.asp?s=5122071

Interesting OpEd piece on Devil's Island:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/03/opinion/03burrows.html

... and one on Valley Forge:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/03/opinion/03dobrzynski.html

Podcasting at Colonial Williamsburg:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060703/ap_on_hi_te/colonial_podcasts

Review of Donna Lucey, *Archie and Amelie*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/03/books/03masl.html
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
Ancient medical stuff:

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

A photo (!) of Constanze Mozart has been found:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,13509-2259977,00.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5157200.stm

The authenticity of a Duccio at the Met is being challenged:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/08/arts/design/08ducc.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/5156984.stm

Stephen Fry's speech on why folks should study history:

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,,1815961,00.html

Feature on Bob Marx:

http://tinyurl.com/ql4br (Florida Today)

That big storm that hit Washington D.C. (and environs) claimed
as a casualty one of the trees depicted on the US twenty
dollar bill:

http://www.nbc10.com/news/9427842/detail.html

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Lives of the Week:

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

Arts and Letters Daily:

http://aldaily.com/
================================================================
TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Rome (I think it's intended to be touristy; maybe not):

http://tinyurl.com/ppdh9 (USA Today)
http://tinyurl.com/mm9em (Age)
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=2146116
http://www.forbes.com/home/feeds/ap/2006/07/02/ap2854518.html

Athens:

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/storypage.aspx?StoryId=43287

Troy:

http://tinyurl.com/ljyc4 (SMH)
================================================================
GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
================================================================
About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeoblog:

http://archaeoblog.blogspot.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/
================================================================
CRIME BEAT
================================================================
General piece on looting in Arizona:

http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/daily/local/18360.php

OpEd piece on looting in Iran (somewhat strange):

http://www.payvand.com/news/06/jul/1040.html

Another (excellent) lengthy piece on Bob Hecht by Susan Mazur:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00085.htm

We mentioned the auctioning-of-Iranian-artifacts order made
by a US judge last week ... here are some followup pieces:

http://www.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-236/0607053491155451.htm
http://tinyurl.com/mdkjf (AFP via Yahoo)
http://tinyurl.com/ov9be (UPI)
http://www.mehrnews.ir/en/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=347528
http://www.mehrnews.ir/en/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=347460

More coverage of the return of that Ides of March coin to
Greece:

http://tinyurl.com/zbvyc (ME Times)
================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================
Time Magazine archive item from 1923 on the publication of the
Corpus Nummorum:

http://www.time.com/time/archive/preview/0,10987,727208,00.html

Hobbyblog:

http://hobbyblog.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
================================================================
Assorted exhibitions in Italy:

http://tinyurl.com/z4dd9 (ANSA)

Venetian Artists:

http://travel2.nytimes.com/2006/07/07/arts/design/07vene.html

Dogs in Art:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/07/arts/design/07dogs.html

A terracotta army may soon be in the UK:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/5140414.stm

The American University in Beirut's museum is getting a facelift:

http://tinyurl.com/rhwqj (Daily Star)

Florence's Archaeological Museum has been renovated:

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

Interesting book auction in Edinburgh:

http://living.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=976602006

Assorted auction/antique news:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/07/arts/design/07anti.html

A Warhol Mao is coming up to auction:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/07/arts/design/07voge.html

Arguing over who owns a regiment's collection:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/06/nyregion/06regiment.html
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Beowulf(s):

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/04/books/04beow.html

Lysistrata:

http://tinyurl.com/ls58r

Macbeth:

http://www.newyorker.com/critics/theatre/articles/060710crth_theatre
================================================================
ON THE WEB
================================================================
Eyewitness to History:

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/

cf: http://tinyurl.com/p5j26 (USA Today)
http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0705/p25s01-stct.html

New Ancient Mesopotamia site from the Oriental Institute:

http://mesopotamia.lib.uchicago.edu/
================================================================
OBITUARIES
================================================================
Vern Leroy Bullough (History of Medicine/Sexuality):

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/03/us/03bullough.html
================================================================
DON'T EAT THAT ELMER (A.K.A. CVM GRANO SALIS)
================================================================
This week, hyphenated George is making press releases about
Poseidon and his connection with horses:

http://www.theworldforum.org/story/2006/7/7/19292/67045
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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
on-line news and magazine sources are scoured for news of the
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
charge!
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