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explorator 10.19                              September 2, 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, Arne Halbakken,
Dave Sowdon,David Craig,David Critchley,Donna Hurst, Edward
Rockstein, Hernan Astudillo,John McMahon,Mike Ruggeri,Pat Wary,
Richard C. Griffiths,Bob Heuman, Ross W. Sargent,Steve Rankin,
W. Richard Frahm, Yitzhak Sapir,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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Another new theory about what killed the Iceman:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20495781/
http://tinyurl.com/2jned7 (IHT)
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AFRICA
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On climate change and 'out of Africa':

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/08/070828155004.htm
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Claims (I think we've heard this before) that there was a
second Sphinx:

http://tinyurl.com/38n5qd (Daily India)

Very interesting mass burials from Tell Brak:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6971289.stm
http://www.tercera.cl/medio/articulo/0,0,3255_5726_293931389,00.html

... and a rather different spin on what the site tells us:

http://tinyurl.com/3dfuc5 (SciAm)
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/08/070830150109.htm
http://tinyurl.com/38qr59 (LAT)
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-08/hu-nrc082807.php

Latest in the Temple Mount saga:

http://tinyurl.com/2amuth (JPost)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/6967457.stm
http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-29216520070829
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/08/30/africa/ME-GEN-Israel-Holy-Site.php
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/123525

... buried within that dispute are claims about the discovery of some
remains of the Second Temple:

http://www.culturalnews.it/Article.aspx?c=39&a=3743 (Italian)
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/899374.html
http://tinyurl.com/2lqmx7 (JPost)
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/123539
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/08/30/africa/ME-GEN-Israel-Holy-Site.php

... with some skepticism about same:

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iUzxureMd9FeVLdn7COA01N4HFBA

Remains of a fortress at Gezer:

http://www.star-telegram.com/religion/story/213475.html

I think we've mentioned this 'Second Great Wall' from Iran
find before:

http://tinyurl.com/2qboye

Zahi Hawass is 'on tour' again:

http://tinyurl.com/34zd9v (Inquirer)

Press release about a web-based cuneiform translator:

http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release.do?id=763333

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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A small selection of the massive coverage of the fires which
raged in Greece this week ... Olympia was saved:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070826/sc_afp/greecefires_070826174313
http://asia.news.yahoo.com/070827/3/36z79.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070827/ap_on_re_eu/greece_fires_69
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070826/ap_on_re_eu/greece_fires_61
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070826/ap_on_re_eu/greece_fires_56
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070826/wl_nm/greece_fires_dc_7
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=3525369
http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,22313496-5001028,00.html
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=13959793&ft=1&f=1001
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=13997895&ft=1&f=1004

... there were also several features on Olympia itself:

http://tinyurl.com/28f2jw (IHT)
http://tinyurl.com/2z6y9a (WPost)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070826/ap_on_re_eu/greece_ancient_olympia_glance_1
http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2007/08/27/ancient_olympia_at_a_glance/

... and tourists have begun to return to Olympia:

http://asia.news.yahoo.com/070901/3/37a3i.html
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L01586481.htm

Roman mosaics at Hasankeyf:

http://www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/detaylar.do?load=detay&link=120581

A Roman burial in Huntingdon:

http://tinyurl.com/37kk9j

Latest from the Roman Gask Project:

http://tinyurl.com/2xdwjc (AG)

The palace of Vercingetorix may have been found:

http://tinyurl.com/332x5y (Telegraph)

Some Roman baths in Malta are in a deplorable state:

http://www.maltastar.com/pages/msFullArt.asp?an=14651

This might be 'elmer' material, but an archaeologist is claiming to
have located some 'lost city' mentioned by Pytheas:

http://in.news.yahoo.com/070827/139/6jyi4.html
http://tinyurl.com/2jbgwu (Times of India)

A feature on garum:

http://tinyurl.com/248fuj

More coverage of that Roman footprint:

http://tinyurl.com/22dzhq (SD)
http://tinyurl.com/ypzpsd (UPI)
http://tinyurl.com/yvapsf

More coverage of that Etruscan tomb:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/08/070831-italy-tomb.html

Review of Andrew Dalby, *Rediscovering Homer*:

http://tinyurl.com/2w47kd (WPost)

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)
================================================================
An 'extension' of the Ferrybridge Henge has been found:

http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/nwh_gfx_en/ART50167.html

A 15th century ring has been declared treasure:

http://www.thisissalisbury.co.uk/display.var.1639463.0.ring_declared_treasure.php

Bulgarian archaeologists have found a medieval Christian
necropolis at Peperikon:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=84619

... and this puts an interesting spin on it:

http://tinyurl.com/253onl (Daily India)

Mass burial of plague victims on one of Venice's islands:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/08/070829-venice-plague.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://www.archaeology.eu.com/weblog/index.html
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
Muziris is threatened ... apparently due to lack of funding:

http://newspostindia.com/report-12676

An eighth century Hindu tomb from Kashmir:

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L01586481.htm

A 260 b.p. 'screen wall' from China's Hebei province:

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/6250864.html

Evidence that the Spanish or Portuguese may have beat Cook to
Australia:

http://tinyurl.com/33f59b (Telegraph)
http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,22345028-3102,00.html

A cellar with 1.5 tons of ancient coins from China:

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/6251751.html
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2007-08/31/content_6071511.htm
http://www.tercera.cl/medio/articulo/0,0,3255_5726_293813461,00.html

Sandstorms threaten China's Great Wall:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/china/story/0,,2158547,00.html
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/article2906342.ece

I think we've mentioned this change in Europeans' skull shape
before:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2007/aug/25/1?gusrc=rss&feed=science

More coverage of Angkor's size:

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/08/16/news/angkor.php?rsstravel

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
A Freemont burial in Utah:

http://www.heraldextra.com/content/view/235755/4/
http://www.sltrib.com/ci_6749403?source=rss

A follow-up piece on the Independence Mall dig:

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/magazine/20070829_Buried_treasure.html

A sort of 'state of the question' piece on the peopling of the
Americas:

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=35913

Interesting item on resident curators:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/30/garden/30curators.html

... with some exempla:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/30/garden/30delaware.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/30/garden/30massachusetts.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/30/garden/30maryland.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/30/garden/30cbox.html

Plans are afoot to search for John Paul Jones' boyhood home:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-08/uoo-ort083007.php
================================================================
CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
On Maya elite crafts:

http://insideuf.ufl.edu/2007/08/29/mayan-elite/

Hurricane Dean uncovered some eighteenth century cannons in
Mexico:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070829/sc_nm/mexico_cannons_dc

Plans are afoot to study some 'natural' mummies from Mexico:

http://www.tercera.cl/medio/articulo/0,0,3255_5726_293606333,00.html
================================================================
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
Completion of restoration of some frescoes by Raphael is almost
complete:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/thearts/2003853358_webraphael27.html

The BBC is putting together a drama based on archaeology:

http://tinyurl.com/2h7uj3

Did Beethoven's doctor kill him?:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070828/ap_en_mu/who_killed_beethoven

Interesting article on Freud's antiquities collection:

http://tinyurl.com/2kc8aq (Age)

Another stumbling archaeologist:

http://www.navanitarakeri.com/travel/2007/08/27/naturally-a-manuscript/

Assorted arts items of interest:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/28/arts/28arts.html (2nd, 3rd, 4th)

The key to saving the Titanic:

http://tinyurl.com/2ol6st (Telegraph)

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Lives of the Week:

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

Arts and Letters Daily:

http://aldaily.com/
================================================================
TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Quebec City:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/08/26/travel/26next.html
================================================================
GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
================================================================
About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeoblog:

http://archaeoblog.blogspot.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/
================================================================
CRIME BEAT
================================================================
Good article on the looting of Bulgarian sites:

http://tinyurl.com/2pxcy6 (Telegraph)

Vague item on what appears to be a major bust in Bulgaria:

http://www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n120886

A purloined Iron Age sword has returned to the UK after showing
up at an auction in Germany:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cambridgeshire/6968115.stm
http://tinyurl.com/2v2452

A possibly-stolen clay tablet:

http://www.fayobserver.com/article?id=271101

A couple of Ptolemaic maps were stolen from Spain's national
library:

http://news.independent.co.uk/europe/article2914407.ece
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NUMISMATICA
================================================================
A cellar with 1.5 tons of ancient coins from China:

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/6251751.html
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2007-08/31/content_6071511.htm

A bunch of gold coins from an English garden:

http://tinyurl.com/342yu6 (DI)

Interesting 'coin collector' story:

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0829/p20s01-woap.html?s=hns

Hobbyblog:

http://hobbyblog.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/
================================================================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
================================================================
River of Gold - Precolumbian Treasures:

http://www.museum.upenn.edu/new/exhibits/rog/index.shtml

Lucy arrives in the U.S.:

http://abcnews.go.com/WN/story?id=3542345&page=1

Assyrian sculpture at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/31/arts/design/31anti.html

Some acroliths have been returned to the Aidone Museum:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/01/arts/design/01rest.html

I genuinely can't believe they're still protesting at the Tut
exhibit:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=13992421
================================================================
PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Iphigenia 2.0:

http://theater2.nytimes.com/2007/08/27/theater/reviews/27iphi.html
================================================================
ON THE WEB
================================================================
Bad Archaeology:

http://www.badarchaeology.net/
================================================================
OBITUARIES
================================================================
Peggy Samuels (Biographer and Art Historian):

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/28/arts/design/28samuels.html

Edward Seidensticker (translator):

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/31/arts/31seidensticker.html
================================================================
DON'T EAT THAT ELMER (A.K.A. CVM GRANO SALIS)
================================================================
An Asian 'Atlantis' has been found off Japan (I think we've
heard this before):

http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSSP23797320070827
================================================================
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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