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explorator 10.6

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explorator 10.6                                 June 3, 2007
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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,  'cervus', Donna Hurst, Croman mac Nessa, 'Duke Jason', Edward Rockstein, Rick Heli, Hernan Astudillo, Joan Griffith, John Huizinga, John McMahon, Joseph Lauer, Lorraine Gardner, Rochelle Altman, Michael Oberndorf, Mike Ruggeri, Richard C. Griffiths, Rick Pettigrew, Ross W Sargent, Toke Lindegaard Knudsen, W. Richard Frahm, and Yonatan Nadelman for headses upses this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).

... I had a major hardware issue halfway through typing up this week's issue, resulting in a complete loss of everything I had done up to that point (including some from 'correspondents').
I *think* I've recovered everything that was sent in, but if I'm missing something or have neglected to acknowledge your contribution, apologies ...

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EARLY HUMANS
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There's some connection between walking upright and trees,
apparently:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070601/ap_on_sc/walking_in_trees_3
http://www.startribune.com/789/story/1220896.html
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10588656

La nina di Dikika:

http://tinyurl.com/2qe2ou (El Pais)
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A Dutch team has found the 3500 b.p. tomb of a priest:

http://english.people.com.cn/200706/02/eng20070602_380260.html

A Ptolemaic bowling alley:

http://tinyurl.com/2qy7m8 (El Masla)
http://tinyurl.com/2fv6ko (SIS)

Nice feature on the Gaza Field School:

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2007/847/he2.htm

An Old Persian text has been found among the Persepolis Fortification
Tablets:

http://www.cais-soas.com/News/2007/May2007/31-05-discovery.htm

That artificial eye from the Burnt City is in the news again:

http://www.payvand.com/news/07/may/1360.html

Work at a nearby mine threatens the Sassanid remains at Chahar Taqi-e Niasar:

http://tinyurl.com/ypwxx8 (Iranmania)

Nice feature on (my former professor) Krzysztof Grzymski and his
work:

http://www.thestar.com/News/article/219734

What they've figured out so far about Gihon Pool:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=864747

Latest in the Temple Mount saga:

http://www.israeltoday.co.il/default.aspx?tabid=178&nid=12881
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/864459.html
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/122581

... and this:

http://tinyurl.com/2kayxy (JPost)

William Dever is taking some potshots:

http://tinyurl.com/yvsb7k

Nice feature on Herod:

http://tinyurl.com/2lh4vn (LA Times)

Some interesting old photos from Iran have been found:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/30/arts/design/30phot.html

Egyptology News Blog:

http://egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

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

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

http://blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

http://paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

http://persepolistablets.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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Quite a few versions of this 'fast food in Pompeii' story:

http://www.livescience.com/history/070531_pompeii_life.html
http://tinyurl.com/yty6wt (ditto, via yahoo) http://in.news.yahoo.com/070601/139/6givn.html
http://tinyurl.com/2ag3hz
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18983078/
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,276852,00.html

Bulgaria's Valley of the Kings is more extensive than previously thought:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=81191

More coverage of things found during Rome's subway
construction:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10365638&ft=1&f=1004

Andrea Carandini believes the Temple of Quirinus sits under the Italian president's residence:

http://www.imedinews.ge/en/news_read/43030

Can't remember if we mentioned this story about wine presses being found on Thassos:

http://tinyurl.com/22mh3k (IOL)

Recreating Augustus' Horologium:

http://tinyurl.com/27jqln (Emerald)

A roman diploma at BYU:

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,660224800,00.html
cf: http://tinyurl.com/22ypw4 (Current Epigraphy)

Honours for Brad Inwood:

http://www.news.utoronto.ca/bin6/070530-3194.asp

All about the student delivering this year's Latin Commencement speech at Princeton:

http://tinyurl.com/yozyrr (Press Release)

Latin motto problems in New Britain:

http://tinyurl.com/ytr7yy (Courant)

OpEd piece on Latin Mass matters:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/30/opinion/30allen.html

Latin is alive and well at East Kentwood High:

http://tinyurl.com/2a6hjc

Recent reviews from BMCR:

http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/recent.html

Recent reviews from Scholia:

http://www.classics.und.ac.za/reviews/2007.htm

Visit our blog:

http://www.atrium-media.com/rogueclassicism

Blegen Library News:

http://blegen.blogspot.com/

Mediterranean Archaeology:

http://medarch.blogspot.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Ritual human sacrifice in Upper Paleolithic Europe?:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-05/uocp-efa052907.php

A medieval Jewish cemetery in the Czech Republic:

http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/102160.html

The aftermath of the Cutty Sark fire:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/6691665.stm

More on the yellowing of the White Tower:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18927182/

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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A 2100 b.p. melon from Japan:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070601/ap_on_fe_st/japan_oldest_melon
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/06/01/asia/AS-ODD-Japan-Oldest-Melon.php
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18980972/

An important Hawaiian site:

http://tinyurl.com/yp39l7 (Advertiser)

Remains of a 14th century observatory in India:

http://in.news.yahoo.com/070528/48/6gcww.html

Not sure what to make of this piece on the Hephthalites:

http://spotlightongames.com/variant/maharaja/eph.html
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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
Low levels of Lake Okeechobee are revealing sites:

http://tinyurl.com/24rotc (PB Post)
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/68265.html
http://www.miamiherald.com/569/story/123884.html

A talk on what's been found at the Popham Colony site:

http://tinyurl.com/youqkt (Times Record)

Fortifications from the War of 1812 site at Sackets Harbor have been found:

http://www.wstm.com/Global/story.asp?S=6586036&nav=menu133_2
http://www.wcax.com/global/story.asp?s=6586036

An interview with Bly Straube about Jamestown:

http://www.archaeology.org/0705/etc/conversation.html

... also on the Jamestown front, John Smith apparently was a skilled mapmaker:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18963823/

Mystery shipwreck near St. Augustine:

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/news-article.aspx?storyid=83100

A group has formed to discuss Clovis issues:

http://malibusurfsidenews.com/stories/200705/20070531001.html

More coverage of the site of the Battle of Mauvilla:

http://www.southalabamian.com/news/2007/0531/News/024.html

Restoring/remaking some Civil War grave markers:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/28/nyregion/28civil.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
Another Mayan tomb found near Copan, Honduras (I think this is different than ones we've mentioned before):

http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/530410/
http://tinyurl.com/ypm6hr (AScribe)
http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSN3042394320070531
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/05/070531103350.htm

... while those clumsy archaeologists have also stumbled upon some Mayan foundations at Aventura:

http://www.reporter.bz/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=2014&Itemid=2

Evidence for decapitation in Peru:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-05/uocp-dar052907.php
http://tinyurl.com/2ay27c (UPI)

More coverage of those Aztec 'lightning bolts':

http://tinyurl.com/2ax4vj (GNN)

On climate change and the development of agriculture in Mexico:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/06/070601173931.htm
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
The Book of Kells is the latest manuscript to get a high tech
look-over:

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/05/28/news/irish.php
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/28/world/europe/28kells.html

Normally I'd put these in their appropriate geographical categories, but there's a trend of sorts here ... first, sites in Scotland are threatened by rising sea levels:

http://it.moldova.org/stiri/eng/50181/
http://tinyurl.com/ytyeh4 (UPI)
http://news.scotsman.com/scitech.cfm?id=840532007

... as are sites in Jerusalem:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=865705

... and Beijing:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6709099.stm
http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0525/p06s01-woap.html?s=hns

Some guy is going to try to cross the Atlantic in a reed raft:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070529/ap_on_re_us/atlantic_vessel_crossing_2
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/28/nyregion/28sail.html

... while I suspect a Viking longship going across the North Sea will be more successful:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-Viking-Ship.html

No real 'news' in the Black Swan affair, but still coverage:

http://www.sptimes.com/2007/05/29/Worldandnation/Treasure_may_become_c.shtml
http://www.gibfocus.gi/details_todaysnews.php?id=2312

... although Spain has filed a lawsuit (we all saw that coming):

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070531/ap_on_re_eu/spain_treasure_ship
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18958738/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6705613.stm

A while back we mentioned the 'excavation' of a Ford Van ... that project is the latest feature at the Archaeology Channel:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/

Nice feature on someone going to work at an archaeological site in Spain:

http://www.daily-journal.com/archives/dj/display.php?id=396134

Promoting Early Music:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/31/arts/music/31earl.html

Latest on the British academic unions' attempts to boycott Israel:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/30/world/europe/30britain.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/31/world/europe/31britain.html

Quite a few Arts notes of interest:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/01/arts/design/01voge.html

Some very old colour (!) photos:

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article2573293.ece

Interesting job opportunity filled:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10589142

Review of three books about pirates and their ilk:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/03/books/review/Millard-t.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
================================================================
Richmond:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/06/01/travel/escapes/01American.html
================================================================
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
================================================================
Three NPR stories on the state of the illegal antiquities trade:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10416454
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10457558
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10588693


Some Iraqi smugglers have been arrested:

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/07/05/28/10128327.html

Latest in the Marion True trial:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/02/arts/02arts.html (4th)

================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================
Hobbyblog:

http://hobbyblog.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/01/arts/design/01afri.html

Tea, Wine and Poetry:Qing Dynasty Literati and Their Drinking Vessels

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/01/arts/design/01anti.html

More Napoleonic items are coming to auction:

http://tinyurl.com/2j8uep (El Pais)
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Fifth Empire:

http://movies2.nytimes.com/2007/06/01/movies/01fift.html

Ten Canoes:

http://movies2.nytimes.com/2007/06/01/movies/01cano.html

Plenty of coverage of the imminent move of sculptures etc. to the new Acropolis Museum:

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/artdesign/story/2007/05/29/acropolis-statues.html
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ent/4845116.html
http://tinyurl.com/yvd9ue (LA Times)
http://tinyurl.com/2lz9oo (WPost)
http://www.metimes.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20070530-041337-7231r
http://tinyurl.com/2d3v4d (Kathimerini)
http://tinyurl.com/2g9qfu (NC Times)
http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=840352007
http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSL2966573520070529

More coverage of the sale of Moshe Dayan's collection:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=863582
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OBITUARIES
================================================================
Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood (Classical Scholar):

http://books.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2091644,00.html
http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/article2606425.ece

W.K. Pritchett (Ancient Historian/Epigraphist):

http://classics.berkeley.edu/news/articles/story.php?id=16

James Beck (Art Historian):

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/29/arts/29beck.html
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DON'T EAT THAT ELMER (A.K.A. CVM GRANO SALIS) ================================================================
I think we've had this one from the Onion before, but it's still
good:

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/38680
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PODCASTS
================================================================
Nice Podcast on GIS and Archaeology featuring Pedar Foss:

http://tinyurl.com/2lkvuq (Intute)

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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