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explorator 12.25

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explorator 12.25                                October 11, 2009
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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, Dave Sowdon, Donna Hurst,Rick Heli,
Edward Rockstein, Hernan Astudillo, John McMahon, Joseph Lauer,
Mata Kimasitayo, Mike Ruggeri,Bob Heuman, Kurt Theis,
Rochelle Altman, John Hall,

Richard C. Griffiths,

R.M. Howe,


Rick Pettigrew,

Tony Jackson,
W. Richard Frahm,
and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week (as always
hoping I have left no one out).


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EARLY HUMANS
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Hype for a television show about Ardi:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/10/arts/television/10ardi.html

More about Ardi:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091008113341.htm
http://www.miamistudent.net/news/2009/10/09/Campus/Mu.Geologists.Help.Find.ardi-3798804.shtml
http://www.forbes.com/2009/10/06/new-human-ancestor-ardi-ethiopia-opinions-contributors-lionel-tiger.html
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AFRICA
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Zahi Hawass writes about his early 'captivation' with Cleopatra:

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2009/966/he2.htm

... and he's apparently 'under fire' from various constituencies
in the Egyptological community:

http://bikyamasr.com/?p=4683

The Siwa Oasis is in danger (apparently) of drying up:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8289532.stm

Latest from KV-63:

http://www.kv-63.com/

A lecture on Christian mummification in Egypt:

http://www.turnto23.com/southwest_county/21209385/detail.html

[Egypt is much in the news in our Museums section below]

Feature on the 'Four Species' in various contexts:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=1119794

Not sure if this synagogue find in Turkey is the one we mentioned
a few weeks ago or not:

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1254756250229&pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull

Latest in the Temple Mount saga (various):

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1254756248116&pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/289242,jews-forbidden-to-go-to-flashpoint-jerusalem-site-top-rabbi.html
http://www.news24.com/Content/World/News/1073/71e7ebbda06e44b384252d557cfa7000/07-10-2009-07-08/Israel_will_guard_holy_places
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1254827721520&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull
(OpEd)

... while the controversy over digging in Palestine continues too:

http://english.wafa.ps/?action=detail&id=13184

Opeddish sort of thing on 'fast archaeology' in Jerusalem:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=1119641

Cyrus the Great's palace continues to be in danger of destruction:

http://www.cais-soas.com/news/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=86:cyrus-the-great-palace-faces-total-destruction-&catid=36

Interesting Byzantine-era burials from Palmyra:

http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/200910093076/Culture/archaeological-discoveries-first-of-their-kind-tombs-unearthed-in-palmyra.html

More on Dr. Granville's mummy autopsy:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/06/science/06obmummy.html
http://www.medgadget.com/archives/2009/10/one_of_the_oldest_medical_mysteries_may_have_been_solved.html
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Interesting frescoed Roman cave tomb (enough adjectives for you?)
find from Tyre:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hLMxQJu88jzRBk0pSP9iW6rmsh6Q
http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking%2BNews/Tech%2Band%2BScience/Story/STIStory_438492.html
http://nowlebanon.com/NewsArticleDetails.aspx?ID=117991

Much coverage of a paper suggesting that Roman coin hoards are evidence
of population decline:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091005161122.htm
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1765275/buried_coins_key_to_roman_mystery/index.html?source=r_science
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2009-10/nsf-bck100509.php
<http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2009-10/nsf-bcm100209.php
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/21/20091005/tsc-roman-coin-hoards-hint-at-turmoil-4b158bc.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20091005/sc_livescience/ancientromesrealpopulationrevealed
http://www.physorg.com/news173975496.html
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2009/10/06/for-ancient-rome-buried-treasure-means-an-empire-in-crisis/
http://blogs.discovery.com/news_archaeorama/2009/10/buried-coins-speak-of-population-declines-in-ancient-rome.html
http://dailynews.muzi.com/news/ll/english/10094145.shtml
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/10/roman-coin-hoards/>
http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2009/1005/3


A brief item on graffiti in Pompeii is making the rounds:

http://www.newkerala.com/nkfullnews-1-128849.html
http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/health/pompeii-residents-were-extraordinary-graffiti-artists_100259012.html

Making the rounds this week was a youtube video thing recreating
the Oxyrhynchus Hymn:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLYfLEZW3bc

A rare find in the Parthenon (but not the one you're thinking of):

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20091010/NEWS01/910100314/1002
http://www.wsmv.com/news/21239006/detail.html

If there are tsunamis in the world, you know there will be an
article about the Atlantis story being inspired by one:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33243284/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://www.livescience.com/history/091009-atlantis-tsunami.html

UNL's Classical language program has survived, despite challenges:

http://www.dailynebraskan.com/news/unl-s-classical-language-program-remains-despite-challenges-1.1939934

Folks might appreciate the satire in this piece about Nero from
the Motley Fool:

http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/ViewPost.aspx?bpid=273843&t=01007422989251003253

Interview with Michael Cosmopoulos:

http://media.www.thecurrentonline.com/media/storage/paper304/news/2009/10/05/Science/UmSt-Louis.Professor.Discovers.Ancient.Greek.Palace-3793112.shtml

Interviews with Robert Harris:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/interviews/robert-harris-a-writer-close-to-the-power-elite-1799682.html
http://www.metro.co.uk/metrolife/books/article.html?Robert_Harris_is_no_stranger_to_power_play&in_article_id=749204&in_page_id=28
>
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/book_reviews/article6857686.ece

Reviews of Lustrum:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/oct/11/lustrum-robert-harris

Review of Michael Scott, *From Democrats to Kings* (this one is
being presented in very different ways):

http://www.physorg.com/news173955504.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1218082/How-Alexander-mummys-boy.html?ITO=1490

Latest reviews from Scholia: http://www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR: http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

More on Nero's dining room:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jKeOkAV87ATNn1cjzOuZo6Fam0XQ
http://www.euronews.net/2009/10/05/nero-s-rotating-dining-room/

More on the amphitheatre find at Portus:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2009/oct/01/italy-archaeology-rome
(photos)
http://www.newspostonline.com/science/discovery-of-ancient-roman-amphitheatre-as-significant-as-stonehenge-2009100570451

More on the Roman taste for French wine:

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/health/romans-had-a-taste-for-french-wine_100256236.html
http://www.cyprus-mail.com/news/main.php?id=48152&cat_id=1
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
================================================================
Some 20 000 years b.p. cave paintings from Gipuzkoa:

http://www.eitb.com/news/technology/detail/263003/cave-paintings-more-than-20000-years-old-found-in-deba-gipuzkoa/

A 6000 years b.p. axe head from South Kilkenny:

http://www.kilkennypeople.ie/news/Man-digging-potatoes-finds-axe.5708395.jp

Some 5000 years b.p. tombs from Malta are being studied:

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20091010/local/5000-year-old-tombs-found-at-kercem

Recent tests suggest a body unearthed in Gloucester back in the 70s
was a Goth warrior:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/gloucestershire/8298825.stm
http://www.newkerala.com/nkfullnews-1-128833.html

Another witch's bottle ... this time from Stafford:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/6256841/Archaeologists-unearth-17th-century-bottle-used-to-scare-off-witches.html
http://www.birminghammail.net/news/staffordshire-news/2009/10/10/rare-17th-century-bellarmine-jar-discovered-in-excavation-of-land-beneath-the-former-turk-s-head-inn-stafford-97319-24894745/

A restored Royal Charter:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/tayside_and_central/8296400.stm

A Bishop's Palace has emerged at the Wisbech Castle dig:

http://www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/news/Castle-dig-unearth-Bishop39s-Palace.5700212.jp

A helmet from the Battle of Stamford Bridge has turned up in an
antiques shop:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article6861130.ece

Concerns for shipwrecks in the English Channel:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125503519791274253.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_sections_world

They've confirmed that the blood disorder which afflicted the British
royal family for the past century or so was a form of hemophilia:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8297467.stm
http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2009/1008/2

The Stonehenge site is going to get a 'facelift':

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-1218201/Stonehenge-site-25-million-facelift.html

Followup on the Staffordshire hoard:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/west_midlands/8291818.stm

More on Bluestonehenge:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/10/07/stonehenge.discovery/
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/10/091005-mini-stonehenge-bluestonehenge-bluehenge.html
http://www.elpais.com/articulo/cultura/Localizado/segundo/Stonehenge/cerca/original/elpepucul/20091007elpepucul_2/Tes
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/wiltshire/8288567.stm
http://www.physorg.com/news174035874.html
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/environment/la-sci-stone-henge6-2009oct06,0,5985835.story?track=rss

Review of Dan Cruickshank, *The Secret History of Georgian London*:

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/non-fiction/article6857574.ece

Review of Peter Heather, *Empires and Barbarians*:

http://www.tribunemagazine.co.uk/2009/10/08/books-how-the-barbarians-turned-the-western-world-upside-down/

Review of Hilary Mantel, *Wolf Hall*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/05/books/05maslin.html

... for which she won the Booker:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/06/hilary-mantel-wins-the-mann-booker-prize/
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/07/books/07booker.html

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
A neolithic axe from Kerala:

http://www.ptinews.com/news/325577_Neolithic-axe-unearthed-from-Ambukutty-hills

Latest Indus Script theories:

http://beta.thehindu.com/news/article31700.ece
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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
Conducting a survey of Paleoindian points in Montana:

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20091009/LIFESTYLE/910090319

Feature on the Newark Earthworks:

http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/hopewell/

Michelle Obama's ancestry was in the news this week:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/08/us/politics/08genealogy.html
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113627049

cf:

http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/08/one-familys-roots-a-nations-history/

Efforts to get a whaling captain's house historical designation:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/04/us/04chappaquiddick.html

The top floors of the Corn Exchange in Harlem are to be demolished:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/06/nyregion/06corn.html
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/05/harlem-landmark-may-lose-two-floors/

Kind of slow for this section this week, so we'll mention the demise
of a 600 b.p. tree in Queens:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/06/nyregion/06tree.html
================================================================
CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
Some pre-Columbian burials from Cuzco:

http://www.andina.com.pe/Ingles/Noticia.aspx?id=RF3ATCcodGg=
http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=345371&CategoryId=14095

A Toltec Temple from Hidalgo:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/2009/10/ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates-2009.html

Interesting frieze from the Vichama archaeological complex:

http://elcomercio.pe/impresa/notas/friso-tendria000-anos-antiguedad/20091007/351825
http://www.livinginperu.com/news/10316 (photo)

The Maya have no one to blame but themselves, apparently:

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2009/06oct_maya.htm?list9569
http://www.newkerala.com/nkfullnews-1-127140.html
http://www.physorg.com/news174152911.html
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1766096/the_fall_of_the_maya/>

Tourists are messing up Easter Island:

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/easter-island----tourists-destroying-perfect-place-63835042.html
================================================================
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
The World Monuments Fund has released its list of threatened sites:

http://www.wmf.org/watch/project-map?list=1
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/6267197/Machu-Picchu-and-Gaudi-church-among-world-heritage-sites-at-risk.html
http://features.csmonitor.com/environment/2009/10/07/world-monuments-2010-list-ranges-from-dockyards-to-cave-art/
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap_travel/20091007/ap_tr_ge/us_travel_brief_endangered_monuments
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/oct/07/us-school-perus-ancient-ruins-top-list-of-at-risk-/
http://www.thebostonchannel.com/travelgetaways/21214629/detail.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aeqaG_mJa8s4

Plenty of coverage of an Italian scientist's recreation of the Shroud
of Turin:

http://www.physorg.com/news173977462.html
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/10/07/italy.turin.shroud/
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/station/as-seen-on/A_Shroud_Over_The_Truth__Los_Angeles.html
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iEpbatbYlTMk7i4ydVWEnJ0SU4OAD9B556IG0
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/europe/8291948.stm
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2009/10/06/2009-10-06_shroud_of_turin_replicated_by_italian_scientist_using_ancient_techniques_may_pro.html
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hitISYixOv_DC0ABZeYzc6dg2BDAD9B56VUO0
http://www.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUSTRE5943HL20091005

cf.:

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=17323

Ships' logs as a source of weather information:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/09/opinion/09fri4.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8291267.stm

Very interesting item on the continuing search for a lost DaVinci:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/06/science/06tier.html

A history of blackmail:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/04/weekinreview/04schwartz.html

The Book of Genesis ... illustrated by R. Crumb:

http://www.forward.com/articles/116232/

Edgar Allen Poe's funeral is getting a do-over today:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/10/06/us/AP-US-Poe-Funeral.html

They're going to rebuild the Cooke telescope:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/8291201.stm

Defending Google Books:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/09/opinion/09brin.html

Not really in our purview, but this baby woolly mammath (frozen)
is really interesting:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/science/biology_evolution/article6860975.ece#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=797093

Review of Michael Slater, *Charles Dickens*:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/oct/10/charles-dickens-michael-slater-review
================================================================
DIG DIARIES/BLOGS
================================================================
Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

http://planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

I think most of these are dormant now:

Culver Archaeological Project:

http://www.culverproject.com/indexfirefox.htm

Skagafjordur Archaeological Settlement Survey:

http://blogs.umb.edu/sass/

SHARP weblog (dig concluded):

http://ccgi.sedgeford.plus.com/blog/

Apollonia Arsuf (Israel):

http://apollonia-arsuf.blogspot.com/

Dhiban (Jordan):

http://dhiban.wordpress.com/

Whitehall Roman Villa (dig just concluded):

http://www.whitehallvilla.co.uk/

Mount Lykaion:

http://mountlykaion.wordpress.com/

Roman Binchester:

http://binchester.blogspot.com/

Gabii Project:

http://lapisgabinus.blogspot.com/

Tel Kabri:

http://digkabri.wordpress.com/2009-dig-blog/

Pyla-Koutsopetria (three blogs in one! twitter too!):

http://www.und.nodak.edu/instruct/wcaraher/PKAPBlogAggregator.html

Grand Pre:

http://grandpre2009.wordpress.com/

Norton Community Archaeological Group:

http://nortoncommarch.wordpress.com/

Tel Dan:

http://teldan.wordpress.com/

Hopkins in Egypt Today:

http://www.jhu.edu/egypttoday/index.html
================================================================
TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Paris in the Fall:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2009/10/11/travel/11footsteps.html

Southern Sicily:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2009/oct/10/sicily-trapani-beach-villas-remote

Mykonos and Delos:

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2009/oct/06/travel-greek-islands-mykonos-and-delos/
================================================================
CRIME BEAT
================================================================
A former US soldier has returned a couple of texts he took during
WWII:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8293953.stm

A Nabatean site at Avdat National Park was vandalized:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=1119364
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=1118973
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1254756247973&pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1254827719355&pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull
http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-3785941,00.html
http://www.news24.com/Content/World/News/1073/cad77a7fc9be435089a8ce0a88c079d7/05-10-2009%2006-16/Israeli_heritage_site_defaced
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/705519

Some stolen artifacts are back on display in Afghanistan:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/oct/06/looted-artefacts-returned-afghanistan-museum
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/07/world/asia/07afghan.html?hp
================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================
A Roman coin find 'from the past':

http://www.sidmouthherald.co.uk/sidmouthherald/news/story.aspx?brand=SMHOnline&category=news&tBrand=devon24&tCategory=newssmh&itemid=DEED07%20Oct%202009%2009%3A12%3A27%3A857

I think we've mentioned this purported Joseph coin find:

http://www.sbcbaptistpress.org/BPnews.asp?ID=31388
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
================================================================
Portraits of Excellence:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/09/arts/design/09antiques.html

West African Gold from the Ivory Coast:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/04/nyregion/04artct.html

Ancient Ivories of Bering Strait:

http://antiquesandthearts.com/Antiques/TradeTalk/2009-10-06__12-02-02.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/11/nyregion/11artsnj.html

The Sacred Made Real:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/oct/10/spanish-painting-zurbaran-james-hall

Lincoln and New York:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/09/arts/design/09lincoln.html?em

City of Gods:

http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/mexicos-mystery-city-of-gods-teotihuacan-comes-to-paris-1798867.html
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/entertainment/a/-/entertainment/6149239/mexicos-mystery-city-of-gods-comes-to-paris/

Eccentric Visions:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/09/arts/design/09visions.html

Style of the Czar:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/10/arts/10iht-conway.html

Cezanne and American Modernism:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/09/arts/design/09cezanne.html

Moctezuma:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/10/arts/10iht-melik10.html

Okay ... finally we get to the big news of the week ... at the
beginning of the week, Egypt was going to cut ties with the Louvre because
of a dispute over some stolen murals:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/10/07/world/AP-ML-Egypt-Louvre.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/08/world/middleeast/08egypt.html
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2009/10/egypt-antiquities-council-cuts-ties-with-louvre.html
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/oct/08/egypt-france-row-brews-over-trove/
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/10/07/world/main5369507.shtml
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601104&sid=aJJFRQZNYkDQ
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3786893,00.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=acuVpLdPY_TQ
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j1xfZf3oPoqQ8J0ScKRYb58ZX5dQD9B68EFG0
http://www.france24.com/en/20091007-egypt-cairo-suspends-cooperation-with-louvre-museum-france-stolen-antiquities
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hrVBBVaEjMygrxeydpYQlFEqHmzA

... with some explanation:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/10/08/world/AP-ML-Egypt-Louvre.html
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j1xfZf3oPoqQ8J0ScKRYb58ZX5dQD9B6ULPO0
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=108179&sectionid=351020206
http://www.torontosun.com/news/world/2009/10/08/11342606.html

... and the Louvre rather quickly (it seems) capitulated:

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/artdesign/story/2009/10/10/louvre-egypt-mural.html
http://www.france24.com/en/20091009-culture-archaeology-egypt-france-museum-louvre-luxor-five-relics-stolen-valley-king-restore-ties
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/09/egypt-france-resolve-differences-over-disputed-artifacts-in-louvre/
http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre5983ym-us-france-egypt-murals/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/2/hi/europe/8299495.stm
http://www.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUSTRE5983YM20091009?feedType=RSS&feedName=scienceNews
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jpLywtqz8lcis86949ZMltxw9DAg
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j2u7Dk8PM-3lPmVBdf0JlcBL7WMQD9B7KOFG0
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=8773682
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20091007/sc_nm/us_france_egypt_louvre_1
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/10/08/2707920.htm


... and now Egypt is asking the British Museum for the Rosetta Stone:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/egypt/6285859/Egypt-asks-British-Museum-for-the-Rosetta-Stone-after-Louvre-victory.html

Meanwhile, the British Museum has cancelled its planned loan of
the Cyrus Cylinder to Iran:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=108326&sectionid=351020105

... so Iran, of course, threatened to cut ties:

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aZmy0YWB2aKo
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=108148&sectionid=351020105


... and the US is trying to get an Egyptian sarcophagus returned as
well:

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2009/10/09/us_sues_to_return_stolen_egyptian_artifact/

The Louvre stuff totally eclipsed the news that they were putting a
McDonald's therein ... still it sparked this 'loosening up' piece:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/11/arts/design/11voge.html

Nefertiti has a new home:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/10/05/arts/AP-EU-Germany-Nefertiti.html
http://www.cbc.ca/arts/artdesign/story/2009/10/05/queen-nefertiti.html?ref=rss
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/people/royalwatch/news/article_1505329.php/Queen-Nerfertiti-s-bust-moved
>
http://www.elpais.com/articulo/cultura/Nefertiti/muda/elpepucul/20091005elpepucul_6/Tes
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/288779,queen-nefertiti-moves-back-to-previous-museum-home.html

No one bid on that Hitler-Lenin chess match thing:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/06/arts/design/06arts-HITLERLENINE_BRF.html

Interesting story of a Carracci and a British Museum director:

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Secret-scandal-of-British-Museum-director-s-masterpiece/19364

The Young Archer is visiting the Met:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/10/05/arts/AP-US-Met-Marble-Statue.html

A new home for the Barnes in the works:

http://nytimes.com/2009/10/07/arts/design/07barnes.html

Assorted arts items of interest:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/09/arts/design/09vogel.html

A fun museum piece from the Onion:

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/98317
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Hamlet:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/07/AR2009100701118.html?hpid=moreheadlines

The Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center is now open:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/04/nyregion/04theaterct.html
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Hugh Lloyd-Jones:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/books-obituaries/6263156/Professor-Sir-Hugh-Lloyd-Jones.html

James P. Johnson:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/06/arts/music/06rent.html
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