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explorator 10.24                                 October 7, 2007
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Editor's note: Most urls should be active for at least eight
hours from the time of publication.

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and NEVER has attachments. Be suspicious of any Explorator which
arrives otherwise!!!
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================================================================
Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Bill Kennedy, Dave Sowdon, David Critchley,
Donna Hurst, 'Duke Jason', Edward Rockstein, Erica Stewart,
Hernan Astudillo, John McMahon, Joseph Lauer, Mata Kimasitayo,
Richard C. Griffiths, Rick Pettigrew, Ross W. Sargent,
Shelley Wachsmann, Sally Winchester, Patrick Swan,
Steve Rankin, and W. Richard Frahm, for headses upses this week
(as always hoping I have left no one out).

n.b. ... in transitioning from my laptop-based version of
Thunderbird to a USB portable apps version, I think I lost/deleted
some items. Apologies if your contribution was not included.
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EARLY HUMANS
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Neanderthals were more geographically widespread than
previously thought:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21090350/
http://tinyurl.com/2wermx
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/02/science/02nean.html

You can now 'walk in' ancient human footprints from Italy:

http://www.thewest.com.au/aapstory.aspx?StoryName=425106
http://nz.news.yahoo.com/071006/9/1ye0.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071006/sc_nm/science_italy_footsteps_dc_1

Reviewish sort of thing on CroMagnon art:

http://tinyurl.com/3exr4h (SciAm)
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Three mummies are getting the full 'forensic' treatment:

http://tinyurl.com/2evu5f (Age)

The Nile is going to be surveyed for sunken antiquities:

http://tinyurl.com/2r3g2f (DI)

... while Anubis floated down the Thames this week:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071001/ap_en_ot/art_anubis

Dakhla Oasis petroglyphs were apparently made by shepherds:

http://www.newkerala.com/oct.php?action=fullnews&id=8886

Finds from Taaleb Khaan hill:

http://www.chnpress.com/news/?section=2&id=7331

Some significant discoveries at Ebla:

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/6277024.html

A Parthian fort in Malayer:

http://www.cais-soas.com/News/2007/October2007/05-10.htm

Ancient documents portend a major earthquake, apparently:

http://tinyurl.com/2o6pkk (UPI)

Now Cyrus' tomb is threatened:

http://www.moscowtimes.ru/stories/2007/10/05/255.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21107456/
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071003/lf_nm/iran_cyrus_dam_dc_2

The Sanhedrin at Sepphoris:

http://tinyurl.com/2lx8jf (JPost)

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)
================================================================
This piece on the ancient Greeks building wonderful things
without fully understanding the math involved is being picked
up in a lot of places:

http://tinyurl.com/yqmqsq
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/10/071002144301.htm
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-10/hu-ewm100207.php

The Archimedes Palimpsest is in the news again (although I don't
see anything 'new'):

http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20071006/mathtrek.asp

A Roman mosaic was found during renovations on a private structure
in Arezzo (but all the coverage is in Italian, so far):

http://tinyurl.com/2z57zf (photos)
http://tinyurl.com/yrfqee

The Fanum Voltumnae has been found:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7028330.stm

A Roman centurion burial:

http://www.midlands-housing.co.uk/mnews/matrix-meets-the-romans-1070-20.html

Touristy thing full of ClassCon on Delphi:

http://www.kentucky.com/507/story/195777.html

More finds at Peperikon:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=85983

Italy is apparently having a telethon to support endangered
antiquities:

http://www.pr-inside.com/italy-s-tv-marathon-to-rescue-threatened-r234517.htm

'300' is still being analyzed for meaning:

http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php?/site/article/3918

... while Mary Beard is commenting on what it got right and
wrong:

http://timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/2007/10/10-things-the-m.html

They'll be excavating Ephesus for a long time:

http://www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/detaylar.do?load=detay&link=123445

WSJ has a piece on Vicipaedia:

http://tinyurl.com/2xofqu

Some Catullus in the Guardian:

http://books.guardian.co.uk/poetry/features/0,,2184599,00.html

What Susan Alcock is up to:

http://tinyurl.com/2u74sq (BDH)

John Boardman honoured:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_civ_82127_06/10/2007_88651

Bad things happening at a site in Malta:

http://www.maltastar.com/pages/msFullArt.asp?an=15391

More coverage of Rome Reborn:

http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/the_web/article2583317.ece

Review of Joan Breton Connelly, *Portrait of a Priestess*:

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls/article2581303.ece

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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Bronze Age remains in Edinburgh:

http://www.andhranews.net/Intl/2007/September/30/4000-year-Bronze-pits-17500.asp

Scotland's earliest settlement:

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=1589142007

Viking remains in Norwich:

http://tinyurl.com/22c7td (EN)

A mysterious face in a tapestry depicting the Battle of Culloden:

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=1596772007

A runestone which was built into a Norwegian church has been
deciphered:

http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article2033018.ece

... related:

http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article2030287.ece

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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More on the antiquity of rice cultivation in China:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21096855/
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/article3007152.ece

More on the Ziying tomb find:

http://www.indiaenews.com/asia/20070929/72684.htm

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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A bunch of Confederate documents were auctioned off this week:

http://www.kentucky.com/216/story/190111.html

Port Angeles has hired a staff archaeologist:

http://www.theolympian.com/northwest/story/233667.html
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20071004/NEWS/710040304

More coverage of those canoes found in Lake Trafford:

http://www.winknews.com/news/local/10289722.html (video)

Latest video at the Archaeology Channel is about the Queen Anne's
Revenge:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
Plenty of coverage of this story of Inca children being
"fattened up" for sacrifice:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-10/wt-sui100107.php
http://www.tercera.cl/medio/articulo/0,0,3255_5726_302034262,00.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071001/ap_on_sc/inca_sacrifices
http://tinyurl.com/29xaxc (Telegraph)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21089132/
http://tinyurl.com/26mc5z (LAT)
http://tinyurl.com/2hpbhp (Reuters)
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/10/071003-inca-sacrifice.html
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
Nice pair of essays on Islam, the Greeks, and the Scientific
Revolution:

http://globalpolitician.com/articledes.asp?ID=3559&cid=3&sid=9
http://globalpolitician.com/articledes.asp?ID=3568&cid=3&sid=9

Technology is helping to recover lost gravestone text:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/technology/7024672.stm

More 'culture cards' for US troops in Iraq:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119145397259448308.html

Antispam technology is helping to preserve old books:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7023627.stm

The Vatican is about to release an important document about the
Templars:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/10/05/wvatican105.xml
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7029513.stm

Buying books in bulk:

http://www.newyorker.com/talk/2007/10/01/071001ta_talk_kelley

Erosion and rising sea levels threaten sites:

http://environment.independent.co.uk/article3015288.ece

On historical revisionism:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,2185468,00.html

On the length of the PhD:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/03/education/03education.html

cf:

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics.php?f=921

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Lives of the Week:

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

Arts and Letters Daily:

http://aldaily.com/
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GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
================================================================
American Journal of Archaeology 111.4:

http://www.ajaonline.org/index.php?ptype=toc

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeoblog:

http://archaeoblog.blogspot.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/
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CRIME BEAT
================================================================
Another bust in Cyprus:

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/news/main.php?id=35133&cat_id=1
http://tinyurl.com/2xmgl4 (IHT)
http://tinyurl.com/278hyu (IOL)

... and items recovered near Piazza Armerina:

http://tinyurl.com/23brk2 (Italian)

Italy has also arrested a 'priestly thief':

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/4222991a4560.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071001/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_italy_books_thief_1

Nice feature on Francesco Rutelli:

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1668858,00.html

... and Donny George is still on the lecture circuit:

http://tinyurl.com/2e9u82 (LAT)

Police in Australia have recovered some previously-stolen maps:

http://www.expatica.com/actual/article.asp?subchannel_id=81&story_id=44652

A stolen DaVinci has been recovered:

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/article3028722.ece
http://www.newsdaily.com/TopNews/UPI-1-20071005-00191200-bc-scotland-leonardo.xml

Another Buddha has been blown up:

http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=10395
================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================
Armenian Numismatic Society:

http://www.armnumsoc.org/

Numismaster:

http://www.numismaster.com/ta/numis.jsp

Nice blog post on a recently-found Viking horde from Sweden:

http://floydssecrets.blogspot.com/2007/09/viking-treasure-trove-discovered-in.html

Hobbyblog:

http://hobbyblog.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/05/arts/design/05afri.html

Gods in Color:

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=519866

The Grand Atelier:

http://news.independent.co.uk/europe/article3024744.ece

Renoir Landscapes:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/05/arts/design/05reno.html

African Burial Ground:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21150548/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7031142.stm

Tut's mummy is going to be on display:

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/6277261.html
http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,22523967-912,00.html
http://nz.news.yahoo.com/071002/9/1wj3.html

A sort of 'state of the protest' piece on the Elgin/Parthenon
Marbles:

http://tinyurl.com/273yh3 (WPost)

... and the campaign will likely be stepping up in the near
future:

http://tinyurl.com/2z6jmu (IHT)

Meanwhile, statuary is moving to the new Acropolis Museum:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6968924,00.html
http://www.currentargus.com/ci_7076264
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_7076055
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i67NIiqRczu4bMznU5Q5-OuHEZXAD8S1V6GG0
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071003/ap_on_re_eu/greece_acropolis_museum_1
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21116615/
http://tinyurl.com/2f7jxm (ANA)

Greece is also planning a museum devoted to Alexander the Great:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/10/01/2047752.htm

The Getty has begun sending items back to Italy:

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/artdesign/story/2007/10/03/getty-italy-return.html

Germany has agreed to lend a statue to Egypt for display:

http://tinyurl.com/29jtv7 (IOL)
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/116945.html

Assorted arts/museum items of interest:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/03/arts/03arts.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/05/arts/design/05voge.html
================================================================
PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
In Scaena:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-10/04/content_6830044.htm

This year's Cambridge Greek Play is ...

http://tinyurl.com/29424c (CEN)
================================================================
ON THE WEB
================================================================
Ostia: Topographical Dictionary:

http://www.ostia-antica.org/dict.htm

Danaos Project (deepwater archaeology in the Aegean):

http://ina.tamu.edu/danaos/
================================================================
OBITUARIES
================================================================
Joseph V. Noble:

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

Frederick Burkhardt:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/05/us/05burkhardt.html
================================================================
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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