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explorator 10.23                              September 30, 2007
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Bill Kennedy, Dave Sowdon, Donna Hurst,
Edward Rockstein, Eric Cline, Erica Stewart, Rick Heli,
Hernan Astudillo, John McMahon, Joseph Lauer, Mata Kimasitayo,
Marice E. Rose, Mike Ruggeri, Richard C. Griffiths, Bob Heuman,
Toke Lindegaard Knudsen,and W. Richard Frahm for headses upses
this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).
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AFRICA
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Interesting semi-touristy thing on Lalibela's rock-hewn churches:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070927/lf_nm/ethiopia_tourism_dc_1

Review of Tim Jeal, *Stanley*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/30/books/review/Theroux-t.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Interesting new (!) finds from Tut's tomb:

http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_7009272
http://africa.reuters.com/wire/news/usnL24428432.html
http://tinyurl.com/2s3c5f (AFP via Yahoo)
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5j7PwdB3jIye5ggAVG3SwOhM2JqUA
http://www.metimes.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20070925-045035-7519r

Zahi Hawass is also on record that Tut was not black:

http://www.metimes.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20070925-115047-2690r
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iB6u3XEMp9IrJfl-kH6FHNgZCg_A
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070925/wl_africa_afp/egyptarchaeologytutankhamunrace

Plenty of coverage of the discovery of the quarry used to build
the Second Temple:

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5glGujsIFl1M38VZe4Zng-VZgtoFg
http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1524412007
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070923/wl_nm/israel_temple_dc_1
http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5g5_ue2qL2NedhbxPYz7ga_vKF2pQ
http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/104294.html
http://www.metimes.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20070923-105435-5277r
http://tinyurl.com/2ju263 (JPost)
http://tinyurl.com/3ypztl (JPost)
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3453394,00.html
http://tinyurl.com/2salt7 (AFP via Yahoo)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070924/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_temple_stones

Interesting controversy brewing over Nadia Abu El-Haj's tome on
archaeology in Israel:

http://www.columbiaspectator.com/?q=node/26830

Nice article on 'Biblical Archaeology'(with a sidebar):

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/ideas/articles/2007/09/30/raiders_of_the_faux_ark/
http://www.boston.com/news/globe/ideas/articles/2007/09/30/true_treasures_of_the_holy_land/

On the Ramel Rahat excavations:

http://tinyurl.com/39br69 (JPost)

Plans are afoot to excavate at Karkamis:

http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=84139

Workers restoring a mosque in Luxor have come across remains of
a temple to Ramses II:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/09/070927-egypt-temple.html

Sites from various periods identified near a dam in western Iran:

http://www.newkerala.com/oct.php?action=fullnews&id=6073
http://www.payvand.com/news/07/sep/1301.html

3000 b.p. burials near Galabar dam:

http://tinyurl.com/yta979 (Iranmania)

Buying land to protect Gohar Tepe:

http://www.chnpress.com/news/?section=2&id=7316

Excavations at Cyrus' palace have resumed:

http://www.chnpress.com/news/?section=2&id=7317

I think we've already mentioned this very long wall found in Iran:

http://www.physorg.com/news109958500.html

On paint remains on royal tombs in Iran's Fars province:

http://www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=153876

The Tel Dor shipwreck may provide evidence of 'fire fishing' in
antiquity:

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2007/09/25/firefishing_arc.html

An interview with Gabriel Barkai on the damage being done to
Temple Mount:

http://tinyurl.com/2zq568 (infolive)

... not sure whether this is a 'twist' in the saga or not:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=906483

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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Evidence of a settlement near a Roman fort at Perthshire:

http://tinyurl.com/2r4u2x

Teaching Latin is a good thing:

http://www.register-mail.com/stories/092607/EDU_BED8NJDE.GID.shtml

On Cabernet Sauvignon's (possible) Greek routes:

http://www.decanter.com/news/145560.html

All about Classical Christian education:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/30/magazine/30Christian-t.html

An old (but good) OpEd piece by Zeus in the Onion:

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/33684

More 'colorization' efforts:

http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2007/09.27/01-gods.html

More coverage of that shipwreck found off the coast of Albania:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20912743/
http://www.freenewmexican.com/news/69047.html

More on that Roman bath house that's for sale:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/sussex/7016636.stm

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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3500 b.p. child burial near Peterborough:

http://www.thelondonnews.net/story/285294

1000 b.p. 'portable altar' from Sweden:

http://www.thelocal.se/8628/20070927/
http://tinyurl.com/2atno9 (DI)

A pile of medieval burials from Russia:

http://www.russia-ic.com/news/show/4827/

More coverage of the find of probable Romanov remains:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7018503.stm

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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Ice Age Australians lived in caves:

http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/stories/2007/2039661.htm

Rice was being cultivated in China 7700 years b.p.:

http://tinyurl.com/35ttbk (LAT)

Ziying's tomb has been located:

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/6273747.html
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-09/28/content_6807842.htm

Some ancient statuary from Vietnam:

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/lifestyle/2007/09/745787/

... and ancient gongs too:

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/lifestyle/2007/09/744513/

The Hawaii-Tahiti connection has been proven:

http://www.nature.com/news/2007/070924/full/070924-9.html

Gotland and Easter Island try to preserve their heritage:

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/09/10/arts/trgotland.php

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
Still looking for the 'lost colony':

http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5ig4Sl_hoqgKBpJ8WwaqEPljh3zJw
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20912608/

PreColumbian canoes in Lake Trafford:

http://www.news-press.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070927/NEWS01/70927015/1075

Mapping Mannahatta:

http://www.newyorker.com/online/2007/10/01/slideshow_071001_maps

A mystery cannon from Virginia:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070925/ap_on_sc/mystery_cannon
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20968916/

Interesting remains at Toronto's Don Jail:

http://tinyurl.com/2lnocf (CTV)
http://www.canadaeast.com/news/article/82778
http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/CityandRegion/2007/09/27/4529632-sun.html

Nice feature on the House of the Seven Gables:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/28/arts/design/28anti.html

Assorted theories on the peopling of the Americas:

http://www.helenair.com/articles/2007/09/23/helena_life/c010923_02.txt

Searching for Indiana's past:

http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007709240431

Problems for 18th century intellectuals when they went to Big Bone
Lick:

http://news.cincypost.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070928/LIFE/709280348/1005
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
More 'Cloud Warriors' found in a Peruvian fort:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/09/070926-peru-bodies.html

The demise of the Maya in Belize:

http://www.co2science.org/scripts/CO2ScienceB2C/articles/V10/N39/C3.jsp
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
A copy of the Magna Carta is heading to the auction block:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/25/nyregion/25magna.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7014220.stm
http://tinyurl.com/2m8upa (El Pais)
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article2998921.ece

On the 'Golden Ratio':

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2007/864/heritage.htm

Some items marking Rumi's 800th birthday:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=14775838
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7016090.stm

The Wedding at Cana has returned home ... sort of (interesting
implications with this one, no?):

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/29/arts/design/29pain.html

Some guy just completed a trek in the footsteps of Genghis Khan:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7009390.stm
http://tinyurl.com/36gtud (El Pais)

This year's MacArthur Grant recipients:

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jUT7ZrlEI7rJJvUd1SNhR1Xiqdiw
http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.2913817/k.3EC5/2007_Overview.htm

That comet/Ice Age theory is back in the news:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-09/nau-rts092407.php

Assorted Arts notes of interest:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/29/arts/29arts.html

Review of Janine Burke, *The Sphinx on the Table*:

http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/164/10/1620

Review of Laurel Ulrich, *Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/30/books/review/harrison.html

Review of Jay Winik, *The Great Upheaval*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/30/books/review/Ellis-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
================================================================
Queens:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/25/nyregion/25ink.html
================================================================
GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
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Interesting story about American Digger magazine:

http://tinyurl.com/22r45p (AJC)

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeoblog:

http://archaeoblog.blogspot.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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On the smuggling of Chinese antiquities:

http://tinyurl.com/2vq35u
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gCn5DQcVBN_yPLOfkoGyJuyNnDpA

Latest claimants for some art looted during WWII:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/26/arts/design/26clai.html
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NUMISMATICA
================================================================
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
================================================================
The Creative Photograph in Archaeology:

http://www.fairfield.edu/art_ex_photogarch.html

Painted With Words:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/28/arts/design/28vinc.html

Roman Art from the Louvre:

http://cms.ibj.com/ASPXPages/6iframes/FrontEndArticlesDetailPage.aspx?ArticleID=05003&NoFrame=1
http://www.therepublic.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=111&ArticleID=113099&TM=14217.71

Piranesi as Designer:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/28/arts/design/28pira.html

The 'official' Getty returns story:

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/09/26/europe/getty.php
http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2007/09/getty-museum-signs-agreement-to-return.php
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=a9tEWjbT88WA&refer=muse
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7013471.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/26/arts/design/26gett.html

... and the civil case against Marion True has been dropped:

http://tinyurl.com/yu49lx (LAT)

The latest call for the Parthenon/Elgin marbles' return:

http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=31&art_id=nw20070924142725200C892174

... and the schedule for opening the museum to house them:

http://www.ana.gr/anaweb/user/showplain?maindoc=5726043&maindocimg=5725562&service=6

The Vatican has opened a Numismatic (and Philatalic) Museum:

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=10438

A new art museum is trolling among cash-strapped schools:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=14829457

A floating art market/museum:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/30/nyregion/nyregionspecial2/30Ryacht.html
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Misanthrope:

http://theater2.nytimes.com/2007/09/25/theater/reviews/25bran.html
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ON THE WEB
================================================================
British Academy Lectures:

http://britac.studyserve.com/home/default.asp
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OBITUARIES
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Albert Fuller (Early Music):

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/25/arts/25fuller.html

James Noble:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/29/arts/29noble.html

Norman Cohn:

http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/article3010167.ece
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PODCASTS
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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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