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explorator 11.25                                October 12, 2008
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Editor's note: Most urls should be active for at least eight
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon,  Rick Heli, John McMahon,
Joseph Lauer, Les Skeates, Mata Kimasitayo, Mike Ruggeri,
Richard C. Griffiths, Rochelle Altman, Ross W. Sargent,
Bob Heuman, Barnea Selavan, 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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EARLY HUMANS
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The 'fossil trail' suggests early humans left Africa 1.8 million
years ago:

http://www.newkerala.com/fs/f/a-6594.htm
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Interesting priestly family sarcophagus from near Jerusalem:

http://www.antiquities.org.il/about_eng.asp?Modul_id=14
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1027267.html
http://www.france24.com/en/20081006-sarcophagus-fragment-found-near-jerusalem
http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/110681.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081006/wl_mideast_afp/israelarchaeologyreligion
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/Page/VideoPlayer&cid=1194419829128&videoId=1222017491590

Feature on Gobekli Tepe:

http://www.archaeology.org/0811/abstracts/turkey.html

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is in danger of collapsing:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=1027042

More coverage of that recently-found Ramses statue:

http://travelvideo.tv/news/more.php?id=15729_0_1_0_M

More coverage of the shopping-mall-near-the-Mount-of-Olives
dispute:

http://thenational.ae/article/20080925/FOREIGN/930431059

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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The Roman stadium at Pozzuoli is open to the public:

http://politicom.moldova.org/stiri/eng/156442/
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2008/10/10/Ancient_Roman_stadium_opens/UPI-74831223677328/

Brief item on some recent finds in an Ephesus necropolis:

http://www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/detaylar.do?load=detay&link=155539&bolum=101

A Roman villa from Budapest:

http://www.zeenews.com/articles.asp?aid=474744&sid=FTP
http://www.caboodle.hu/nc/news/news_archive/single_page/article/11/roman_villa/?cHash=3a0dd74595
http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/india-news/one-of-the-earliest-roman-villas-unearthed-in-hungary_100104449.html

Pondering where an ancient shipwreck was headed:

http://www.cyprusweekly.com.cy/default.aspx?articleID=7857&heading=Features

The New York Times covers the 'rise of Latin':

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/07/nyregion/07latin.html

Mary Beard reveals her educational background:

http://tinyurl.com/4nna9w (Independent)

The Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri is expanding online:

http://www.dukenews.duke.edu/2008/10/papyrus.html

Nice feature on the URI Classics Society:

http://tinyurl.com/4svj3g

There's a new professorship of Greek Culture at Cambridge:

http://www.cambridgenetwork.co.uk/news/article/default.aspx?objid=52189

Your annual Spartathlon coverage:

http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre49804j-us-witness-ultramarathon/

Interesting Hannibal comic:

http://newsok.com/hannibals-epic-campaign-comes-to-web-based-comic/article/3309191

Didn't we have something on this Greek 'sacred soil' story a
while back?:

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/10/07/greek-temple-soil.html

Athens has a graffiti problem:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_politics_100013_07/10/2008_101073
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081006/lf_afp/lifestylegreeceartgraffiti_081006162104
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5jnCSLPXWftUy9s2w2YKmuHwMeKuw

Big bucks for Vindolanda:

http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-news/2008/10/06/roman-treasures-are-coming-home-61634-21970504/

Learning Greek at an Oxford estate:

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/headlines/3736030.Speak_Greek/

Review of Charlotte Higgins, *It's All Greek to Me*:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2008/10/11/bohig111.xml

Recent reviews from BMCR:

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

Recent reviews from Scholia:

http://www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/2008.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 war dead from a peat bog in Germany:

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24477743-663,00.html
http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24477743-5012749,00.html

... and an 'Alpine Pompeii' site:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,583452,00.html

Now the reaction to recent Stonehenge reports ... it was a
cremation centre:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/wiltshire/7660860.stm
http://www.newkerala.com/fs/f/a-6588.htm

A Newport shipwreck restoration update:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_east/7651410.stm

Plans are afoot to restore the 'time ball':

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/7662138.stm

Review of David Starkey, *Henry: Virtuous Prince*:

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/book_reviews/article4875057.ece

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://www.archaeology.eu.com/weblog/index.html
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
Tantalizingly brief item on wig-wearing musicians being found
in a burial near Xi'an:

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2008-10/08/content_7087153.htm

Virtual Forbidden City tour?:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081010/od_nm/us_china_forbiddencity

The origins of Chinese Chess?:

http://babelstone.blogspot.com/2008/07/tangut-chess.html

More coverage of that Australian petroglyph story:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/australian-history-rewritten-in-rock-art-951828.html
http://www.newkerala.com/topstory-fullnews-29933.html

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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A 7000 b.p. site from Maine:

http://www.timesrecord.com/website/main.nsf/news.nsf/0/31B22D9C80EBCC2E852574DE005E8628?Opendocument

What they've found at the Port Joli (Nova Scotia) dig:

http://www.novanewsnow.com/article-257455-Scientists-digging-for-history-in-Port-Joli.html

On the DNA front (sort of), they're tracking down George Washington's kin:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27075856/

An 'angry Abe' letter:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27050783/

The geology connection to the Civil War:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/10/081001145032.htm

Trying to get 'official recognition' of some Pequot battle
sites:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/nyregion/connecticut/12pequotct.html

Review of Jacqueline Jones, *Saving Savannah*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/books/review/Boyle-t.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Interesting finds and plans for Xtampak:

http://dti.inah.gob.mx/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2398&Itemid=150

A pile of 'white roads' have been found at Chichen Itza:

http://dti.inah.gob.mx/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogsection&id=39&Itemid=150

New technique for sourcing Maya pottery:

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/37338/title/Origins_of_Maya_pottery_material_remain_mysterious

More coverage of that pyramid in Peru located by satellite
technology:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27010998/

More coverage of the search for the Franklin Expedition:

http://nnsl.com/northern-news-services/stories/papers/oct6_08sh.html

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
A piece (a sidebar?) on ancient math:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/05/AR2008100502043.html

They've figured out what affliction the Ugly Duchess had:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2008/oct/11/art-painting

Studying death:

http://www.livescience.com/history/081008-death-ways.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/10/081008151328.htm

Nice feature on Hebrew illuminated manuscripts:

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1222017482672&pagename=JPArticle/ShowFull

Whither Cardinal Newman's body?:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/libby_purves/article4887190.ece

Check out this guy's library:

http://www.wired.com/techbiz/people/magazine/16-10/ff_walker?currentPage=all

Robert Fulford was writing about archaeology for some reason:

http://www.nationalpost.com/arts/story.html?id=864004

Review of some Audobon drawing books:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/07/science/07bird.html

Review of Edward Kritzler, *Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean*:

http://www.forward.com/articles/14339/

Review of Tom Holland, *Millennium*:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/millennium-by-tom-holland-956431.html

Nice slideshow of satellite photos of assorted sites:

http://www.geoeye.com/CorpSite/gallery/default.aspx?gid=10

I think we've mentioned this cave-painting-dating story before:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/bristol/7656338.stm
http://judithweingarten.blogspot.com/2008/10/caves-werent-painted-in-day.html

Review of John Demos, *The Enemy Within*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/books/review/Greer-t.html

Review of a couple of tomes about Rimbaud:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/books/review/Hell-t.html

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Lives of the Week:

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

Arts and Letters Daily:

http://aldaily.com/

Past Preservers:

http://pastpreservers.blogspot.com/
================================================================
TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Greek Islands:

http://www.powerboat-world.com/The-Greek-Island-Odyssey/49692/arc
http://www.sail-world.com/USA/The-Greek-Island-Odyssey/49692

Rome:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/citybreaks/3172776/Rome-Eternal-love.html

Roman Gardens:

http://travel.latimes.com/articles/la-tr-gardens12-2008oct12

Ventotene:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/TRAVEL/getaways/10/06/ventotene.italy/index.html
================================================================
DIG DIARIES/BLOGS
================================================================
[please send in suggestions! current digs only please!]

Norton Community Archaeological Group:

http://nortoncommarch.wordpress.com/

Tel Kadesh:

http://sitemaker.umich.edu/kelseymuseum.digdiary/read_our_blog

Tel Dan:

http://teldan.wordpress.com/

Hopkins in Egypt Today:

http://www.jhu.edu/egypttoday/index.html

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GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
================================================================
About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeorama:

http://blogs.discovery.com/news_archaeorama/

Archaeoblog:

http://archaeoblog.blogspot.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/
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CRIME BEAT
================================================================
Another antiquities dealer in the spotlight:

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iRZDkUknxHM_OIUR8L2-UiRA73FgD93OBRJ00
http://www.kansascity.com/451/story/836757.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081011/ap_on_re_eu/eu_antiquities_dealer
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/10/12/europe/EU-FEA-Germany-Antiquities-Dealer.php 


Vandals are damaging historic buildings all over the UK:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article4887933.ece

Not a crime within our purview per se, but this bandit's 'off-duty'
reading material is interesting:

http://www.ansa.it/site/notizie/awnplus/english/news/2008-10-10_110272237.html

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/
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NUMISMATICA
================================================================
A visit to Rome's National Museum's Coin Museum (awk):

http://coinarchaeology.blogspot.com/2008/09/coin-collection-at-museo-nazionale.html

The Iron Lady on an Iron Age coin?:

http://tinyurl.com/4at3nk

Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

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

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=26585

Treasures from Assyria:

http://www.rep-am.com/articles/2008/10/12/lifestyle/371608.txt

John Milton:

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=26551

A Day in Pompeii:

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24457377-2862,00.html

Ruins and Rebirth of Art in Italy:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/08/arts/design/08heri.html

Traces of the Calligrapher:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/10/arts/design/10trac.html

Paths to Impressionism:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/12/nyregion/new-jersey/12artsnj.html

Native Women's Dress:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/08/arts/design/08iden.html

The Essential Art of African Textiles:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/10/arts/design/10text.html

Dead Sea Scrolls (lots of complaints about this review):

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/07/arts/design/07scrol.html

Tut:

http://www.suite101.com/blog/bootsphd/tutankhamun_and_the_golden_age_of_the_pharaohs_to_visit_mh_de_young_museum

Palladio:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/artsandculture/3152760/Andrea-Palladio-500-years-of-architectural-wonders.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/3157982/The-best-of-Andrea-Palladio.html

Monet to Dali:

http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081008/ENT05/810080397

Venice:

http://www.ansa.it/site/notizie/awnplus/english/news/2008-10-07_107271022.html

Italy (or rather, ex minister Rutelli) is pressuring Bonham's to
remove some antiquities from an upcoming auction:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/visual_arts/article4916686.ece
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/11/arts/design/11arts-ITALYQUESTIO_BRF.html
http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/28916/italian-politician-tries-to-block-bonhams-antiquities-sale/

Arguing over some tribal art from New Guinea:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/06/arts/design/06gift.html

I think we mentioned this crystal ewer when it was coming
to auction:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/3153856/Crystal-jug-valued-at-100-sells-for-3.2-million.html

The Coleridge Collar is coming to auction:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article4887698.ece
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7653348.stm

Latest opEd piece on the Elgin/Parthenon Marbles kerfuffle:

http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/45552,opinion,greece-has-won-the-debate-over-elgin-marbles

The BM bought a Rubens:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/09/DDHF13EE2C.DTL

A brief state-of-the-Iraqi-returns piece:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/arts/la-et-iraq8-2008oct08,0,2413479.story

Auctions seem to be feeling the pinch:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/09/arts/design/09arts-SALESUNDERWH_BRF.html
================================================================
ON THE WEB
================================================================
Digital Karnak:

http://dlib.etc.ucla.edu/projects/Karnak/

Virtual cemetery G2100 at Giza:

http://people.fas.harvard.edu/~tjchamb/G_2100_Exhibit/Home.html
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OBITUARIES
================================================================
Avraham Biran:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/06/world/middleeast/06biran.html
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-obit-biranoct07,0,190042.story
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2008/10/06/Noted_archaeologist_Biran_dead_at_98/UPI-59821223307306/

William Murphy:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/09/books/09murphy.html
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PODCASTS
================================================================
The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

The Dig:

http://www.thedigradio.com/

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

http://news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp
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