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explorator 10.26                                October 21, 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, Ales Bukovsky, David
Critchley, Donna Hurst, Dorothy King, 'Duke Jason',
Edward Rockstein, Erica Stewart, Rick Heli, Gene Barkley,
John Hall, John McMahon, Joseph Lauer, Richard C. Griffiths,
Bob Heuman, Rochelle Altman, Ross W. Sargent, Steve Rankin,
Susan Jaslow, Tim Parkin, Toke Lindegaard Knudsen, and
W. Richard Frahm, 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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Prehistoric humans ate seafood and painted themselves:

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,22606509-5005961,00.html
http://in.news.yahoo.com/071018/139/6m3e8.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/18/science/18beach.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7049597.stm
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071017/sc_nm/humans_shellfish_dc_2
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/10/17/national/a100210D97.DTL
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071018/ap_on_sc/early_seafood
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/10/071017-cave-coasts.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/10/071017145252.htm

Neanderthals had one of the genetic markers for speech:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/19/science/19speech-web.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/18/science/19speech.html
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2007/10/19/MNM6SS9C6.DTL
http://tinyurl.com/3ypwjy (LS via Yahoo)
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Interesting find at Aswan Obelisk quarry (not really a 'find';
more of a theory):

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-10/ps-aoq101607.php
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/10/071016131326.htm

Latest theory on the construction of the pyramids:

http://www.comics.com/creators/rubes/archive/images/rubes2002444471017.gif

The Temple Mount dig is on hold for now:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/912712.html
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hUExQu9SgiXPZuWb9EIVNX7Scsfg
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=912425
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/134646
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=912712
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/134646

... or is it?:

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/10/14/africa/ME-GEN-Israel-Holy-Site.php
http://tinyurl.com/2rr6tm (JPost)

... but the Mughrabi bridge plan is tentatively approved:

http://tinyurl.com/2e3y5o (JPost)

Touristy plans for Foca:

http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=85868

Trying to save some Afghan minarets:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071018/sc_nm/afghan_minarets_dc_1

Politics of archaeology in the Middle East:

http://www.forward.com/articles/11840/

Halle Berry as Nefertiti?:

http://tinyurl.com/yqky6r

More on that 'embracing burial' from Turkey:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/10/071017-turkey-lovers.html

More on that 'overdue earthquake' (some interesting info in this one):

http://tinyurl.com/35sutz (JPost)

More on the Temple Mount stones quarry:

http://tinyurl.com/3ckds5 (IAA)

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 major Roman villa found in Macerata:

http://www.bymarche.it/notizia.asp?id=12684  (Italian)

A trickle of reports about finds in Varna:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=86435
http://international.ibox.bg/news/id_1786222044

Short feature on the Pantheon:

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/article.asp?id=6296

The Greeks and Romans liked spooky stories:

http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/534410/?sc=rsln
http://www.physorg.com/news111859786.html

Trajan's Market is open to the public again:

http://tinyurl.com/28csbk (ANSA)

Even more coverage of the Greeks' lack of math:

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=3738174&page=1

Review of Charlotte Higgins, *Latin Love Lessons*:

http://books.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,,2194962,00.html

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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Interesting 7000 b.p. statue from the Czech Republic:

http://in.news.yahoo.com/071020/139/6m6wa.html
http://tinyurl.com/38sbm9 (photos)
http://tinyurl.com/2wmn8q (photos)
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-10/19/content_6904651.htm

Some Saxon burials:

http://tinyurl.com/2gb6yd

Latest in the Tara v. motorway dispute:

http://tinyurl.com/2yurj2 (Echo)

Review of Piers Brendon, *The Decline and Fall of the British
Empire 1781-1997*:

http://tinyurl.com/2ezdv3

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://www.archaeology.eu.com/weblog/index.html
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
They're digging Patlipura:

http://in.news.yahoo.com/071018/43/6m3xk.html
http://www.bihartimes.com/news07/Oct/18ten10.html

Some villagers in Northern India have found a 'treasure trove':

http://tinyurl.com/ysbr59 (Daily Times)
http://www.newkerala.com/oct.php?action=fullnews&id=11516

Interesting under water finds from Korea:

http://tinyurl.com/25qbw5 (DC)

A Ly Dynasty site in Hanoi:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/16/science/16dig.html
http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/10/16/healthscience/snviet.php

Did a major tsunami hit New Zealand 500 years ago?:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/4238301a1861.html

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
Some Tlingit remains from Alaska are to be returned:

http://www.physorg.com/news112105152.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071020/ap_on_sc/tlingit_remains

Interesting use of technology to trace Native American trade
routes:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071015/ap_on_sc/radiation_artifacts

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
Pondering the implications of some Huastec finds:

http://tinyurl.com/35bdsl (MySA)
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
Now they're using DNA to figure out things about ancient
shipwrecks:

http://www.world-science.net/exclusives/071015_amphorae.htm

The 'Fifty Key Dates from World History' should give rise to
some discussion by the coffee pot:

http://tinyurl.com/2syre9 (Times)

Latest development in portraits of Shakespeare:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/19/arts/19arts-TESTFAVORSSH_BRF.html

More stuff happening in the Odyssey saga:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7054809.stm
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article2673731.ece
http://www.guardian.co.uk/spain/article/0,,2192773,00.html
http://abcnews.go.com/International/WireStory?id=3737075&page=1

... and a nice oped piece on the business of treasure hunting:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7037192.stm

Some interesting stuff on the (updated) AIA education page:

http://www.archaeological.org/webinfo.php?page=10413

25 'secrets' of the Mona Lisa:

http://tinyurl.com/2a2lht (LS via Yahoo)

More coverage of the 'absolution' of the Knights Templar:

http://www.indcatholicnews.com/templ437.html
http://www.nbc5.com/slideshow/news/14341307/detail.html (photos)

Review of A.J. Jacobs, *The Year of Living Biblically*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/18/books/18masl.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
================================================================
More on Libya's plans to boost tourism:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/16/science/16liby.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
================================================================
Smuggling is still a problem in Yemen:

http://yementimes.com/article.shtml?i=1095&p=front&a=1

The guy who stole those maps from Spain's National Library was
found in Argentina:

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/125722.html
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/125795.html
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/126416.html

Thefts from historic houses:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/df631bca-7e9d-11dc-8fac-0000779fd2ac.html

An elderly British couple has been making fake Egyptian stuff
and trying to sell it to museums:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/10/20/2065133.htm
http://tinyurl.com/2v4kny (JPost)
================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================
Hobbyblog:

http://hobbyblog.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

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

http://tinyurl.com/2dqzwm (ANSA)

Bernini's Paintings:

http://tinyurl.com/yux693 (ANSA)

Canova:

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

Caravaggio:

http://www.independent.com.mt/news.asp?newsitemid=58974

Tapestry in the Baroque:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/19/arts/design/19baro.html

Medieval Art:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/19/arts/design/19blum.html

River of Gold:

http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071014/LIFE02/710140321

Seduced (potentially offensive):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7045772.stm

The Hunt:

http://info.artline.ro/2_585_The_Hunt__Myth_and_Reality_13339.html

Impressed by Light:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/16/arts/design/16ligh.html

Alfred Dreyfus:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/17/arts/design/17drey.html

The moving-to-the-new-Acropolis-Museum hype continued unabated
this week (this is just a very small sampling):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/7044576.stm (photos)
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_politics_100002_15/10/2007_88950
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/124006.html
http://tinyurl.com/yqh9uu (ANA)
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/5D49EF87-E636-4022-B31D-2A28BB19643A.htm
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071014/wl_nm/greece_acropolis_dc_1
http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5iAtwMffhNRV8KMp7wmZfWG1kA__w
http://tinyurl.com/2hoypc (AFP via Yahoo)
http://news.independent.co.uk/europe/article3061142.ece
http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1643912007
http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,2191241,00.html
http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/1016/p07s02-woeu.html
http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,511552,00.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7044407.stm

... and the OpEds resume:

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/art/heritage/story/0,,2192129,00.html
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_columns_100022_16/10/2007_88983
http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/art/2007/10/should_london_finally_lose_the.html
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=15&entry_id=21285

A major antiques dealer in Paris is going out of business with
a bang:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/19/arts/design/19anti.html

The Salander-O'Reilly Gallery is afflicted with plenty of lawsuits:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/19/nyregion/19gallery.html

Some guy used the Terracotta Warriors exhibit to protest
something:

http://tinyurl.com/33laqz (Daily Mail)
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Antigone:

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/theatre/drama/reviews/story/0,,2193300,00.html

Seneca's Oedipus:

http://cornellsun.com/node/25294

Iphigenia in Tauris:

http://seattleweekly.com/2007-10-17/arts/opera-review-iphigenia-in-tauris.php
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OBITUARIES
================================================================
Deno Geanakoplos:

http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=50255
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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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