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explorator 12.41

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explorator 12.41                            January 31, 2010
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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, Daniel P. Diffendale
Diana Wright, Donna Hurst, Duke Jason, Edward Rockstein,
Rick Heli, Virginia Knight, Hernan Astudillo,Donna Hurst,
Kurt Theis, Richard Price, John McMahon, Joseph Lauer,Randolph Bragg
Mike Ruggeri,Sue Day,Joos Postma, Bob Heuman, Rochelle Altman,
Murali Menon, Rick Pettigrew,Diana C. Briscoe 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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Trying to explain homo floresiensis' tiny brain:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100126220325.htm
http://www.newkerala.com/news/fullnews-38919.html
http://www.physorg.com/news183808783.html


Last of the Neanderthals: 37 000 b.p.?:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100126220321.htm
http://www.physorg.com/news183793078.html

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AFRICA
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Nice feature on San petroglyphs in Matobo National Park:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704281204575003441739599812.html?mod=WSJ_LifeStyle_LeadStoryNA

A major cache of Anglo-Boer weaponry has brought a construction
project in King William's Town to a halt:

http://www.dispatch.co.za/article.aspx?id=375303

BBC series on the Lost Kingdoms of Africa (access to videos
limited):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00pv1m4
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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They're starting to hype DNA test results on Tut:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/31/AR2010013100756.html

Plans to restore the 'avenue of the sphinxes':

http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=588&art_id=nw20100129010733701C521010
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=9649483

Feature on Egyptian lifestyle:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/features/lifestyles-of-the-rich-and-famous-egyptians-1878609.html

Feature on the excavations at Tel Kabri:

http://www.gwu.edu/explore/gwtoday/aroundtheworld/uncoveringanancientcivilization

Overviewish thing on recent work in Syria:

http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/201001304589/Travel/archaeological-findings-highlight-syria-role-in-human-civilization.html

Feature on the political side of archaeology in Israel:

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1957350,00.html

Brief feature on Ottoman Umm Qais:

http://www.zawya.com/Story.cfm/sidZAWYA20100129090301/Ottoman-era%20village%20reflects%20Jordan%27s%20layers%20of%20enduring%20history

Lengthy feature on Lycia:

http://www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/news-199728-116-digging-up-turkeys-past-tomb-raider-charles-fellows-in-lycia.html

Feature on the oldest cylinder seal found on the Arabian peninsula:

http://www.sas.upenn.edu/home/SASFrontiers/pittman2010.html

Paul Sussman shares his views on his work:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/jan/30/i-discovered-pharaoh-gold

A lecture by Sara Orel:

http://media.www.trumanindex.com/media/storage/paper607/news/2010/01/28/Trulife/Lecture.Reveals.History.Behind.Ancient.Egyptian.Pottery-3859280.shtml

More on the Archaic Mark as forgery:

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Early-copy-of-the-Gospel-of-Mark-is-a-forgery%20/20134

More on the Berenike Temple:

http://www.projo.com/art/content/artsun-tomb-found_01-24-10_8NH5OSE_v7.1b8adb4.html

More on Iraq's erasing Hebrew connections to Ezekiel's tomb:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1144711.html

Review of David O'Connor, *Abydos*:

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2010/983/heritage.htm

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 big news this week might be the discovery of what appears to be
the source of the Aqua Traiana:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/news/british-filmmakers-uncover-trajans-hidden-roman-aquaduct-1879540.html
http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_14287435
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jan/24/roman-aqua-traiana-film-makers
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/7067184/Two-thousand-year-old-Roman-aqueduct-discovered.html
http://eternallycool.net/2010/01/source-of-trajans-aqueduct-discovered/
http://www.wtxx.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-eu-italy-ancient-aqueduct,0,1833225.story
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8486518.stm
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE60S4LK20100129
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/roman-aqueduct-emperor.html
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/22/20100129/tod-oukoe-uk-italy-archaeologists-life-fdde6d8.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100129/sc_afp/italybritainarchaeologyaqueduct_20100129221346
http://www.physorg.com/news184010018.html
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/01/28/world/AP-EU-Italy-Ancient-Aqueduct.html
http://rogueclassicism.com/2010/01/25/source-of-the-aqua-traiana-found/
http://rogueclassicism.com/2010/01/29/more-on-the-aqua-traiana/

... or the big news this week might be the discovery of what appears
to be fragments of the Codex Gregorianus:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/1001/10012702
http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/News/Podcasts/Pages/lostromanlaw.aspx
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/history2/volterra/texts/fla.htm
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100126220329.htm
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/jan/28/gregorian-text-roman-law-found
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-01/ucl-lrl012610.php
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/news/cracking-the-codex-long-lost-roman-legal-document-discovered-1881769.html
http://www.physorg.com/news183800845.html
http://rogueclassicism.com/2010/01/27/codex-gregorianus-found/

The reopening of the Fitzwilliam's Greek and Roman collection is
garnering some coverage:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/arts_and_culture/8485654.stm
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/charlottehigginsblog/2010/jan/27/art-archaeology
http://www.culture24.org.uk/history+%2526+heritage/art75434
http://rogueclassicism.com/2010/01/28/the-fitzwilliam-has-some-interesting-stuff/

... and especially interesting is a feature on a Roman Army Knife:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1247230/The-Roman-Army-Knife-Or-ingenuity-Swiss-beaten-1-800-years.html
http://rogueclassicism.com/2010/01/30/the-roman-swiss-army-knife/

Interesting burial of an Asian found in a Roman context at Vagnari:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/news/embassador-or-slave-east-asian-skeleton-discovered-in-vagnari-roman-cemetery-1879551.html
http://www.thespec.com/News/Local/article/714884
http://rogueclassicism.com/2010/01/29/asian-burial-at-vagnari/

Trying to figure out what to do with Guernsey's Roman shipwreck:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/guernsey/8482552.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/guernsey/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8481000/8481475.stm
http://rogueclassicism.com/2010/01/28/guernseys-roman-shipwreck/P
Not sure why, but that 'Vespasian's birthplace' find from last August
is making the rounds again:

http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/CultureAndMedia/?id=3.0.4244627106
http://www.littleabout.com/news/63077,2000-year-birthplace-roman-emperor-vespasian.html
http://news.oneindia.in/2010/01/28/2000year-old-birthplace-of-roman-emperor-vespasianfound.html
http://rogueclassicism.com/2010/01/30/vespasians-birthplace-redux/

A Roman temple find during excavations in the chancel of a church
in Spain:

http://www.barcelonareporter.com/index.php?/news/comments/an_ancient_roman_temple_discovered_in_the_chancel_of_the_church_of_sant_fel/3101100247am

Feature on Ulpiana:

http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/main/life_and_style/25109/

Interesting bit of Thracian gold on display for the first time:

http://paper.standartnews.com/en/article.php?d=2010-01-29&article=32002

Mary Beard will be chatting on Desert Island Discs some time today:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00q0dbx

What the Iliad still tells us about war:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/jan/30/iliad-war-charlotte-higgins

How to be a gladiator:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,583784,00.html

Barbara Gold's Valentine's Day opinions are circulating again:

http://www.newkerala.com/news/fullnews-37669.html

Medical case histories on Mount Olympus:

http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2005/5/9stallard.html

Palaeography is threatened at King's College:

http://rogueclassicism.com/2010/01/28/cuts-at-kings-college-london/

Feature on Auden's 'Shield of Achilles':

http://pacificfreepress.com/news/1/5470-shield-of-achilles.html

Review of Kagan's *Thucydides*:

http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2010/jan/28/thucydides-a-flawed-analysis-of-flawed-history/

Review of Zachary Mason, *Lost Books of the Odyssey*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/28/books/28book.html


Latest reviews from Scholia:

http://www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Pondering the implications of evidence of a Neolithic amputation
found in the environs of Paris:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article7000810.ece
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/7072726/Stone-Age-amputee-proves-Neolithic-medics-more-advanced-than-previously-thought.html

Remains of an Iron Age settlement in Kent:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/kent/8488871.stm

Another item from the Staffordshire Hoard has gone on display:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/staffordshire/8479047.stm

Remains of a Viking settlement in Dublin:

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/0127/1224263210796.html

Recent finds from Veliko Tarnovo (a bit vague):

http://www.balkantravellers.com/en/read/article/1714

Feature on Eliseg's Pillar (Wales):

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/84291/historic-welsh-pillar-that-s-shrouded-in-mystery.aspx

More on Mel Gibson's Viking project:

http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/entertainment/6711747/mel-gibson-eyeing-viking-epic/
http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/entertainment/6718397/gibson-to-make-viking-epic/

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://www.archaeology.eu.com/weblog/index.html
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
A high-ranking Han Dynasty burial from Shaanxi:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/culture/2010-01/29/c_13156192.htm
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/90873/6883157.html

An Iron Age (?) burial from Laos:

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/305145,iron-age-discovery-uncovers-prehistoric-burial-customs-in-laos.html

A Warring States period tomb with some bamboo strips:

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-01/23/content_9365954.htm

I thought they had done DNA tests on the remains of Cao Cao's tomb;
maybe I missed something:

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/90873/6878182.html
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/90874/6879963.html
http://www.physorg.com/news183726069.html

Latest 'Great Wall' news:

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/life/2010-01/29/content_9397217.htm
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/90873/6882691.html

An Amman idol and assorted other items from construction sites
near Mannargudi:

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/chennai/amman-idol-copper-coins-unearthed-near-mannargudi-458

Latest video on the Archaeology Channel is about India:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org).

Vietnam has reburied the mummified corpse of a Le Dynasty king
which was accidentally dug up fifty years ago:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100125/lf_afp/vietnamroyalsmummy_20100125172948
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest+News/Asia/Story/A1Story20100125-194364.html

Nice Astronomy pic of the day of an annular eclipse over Myanmar:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap100126.html

More on evidence for a lost Spanish colony in the Solomons:

http://www.solomonstarnews.com/viewpoint/private-view/2054-lost-spanish-colony-may-be-found

More on humans and Australian megafauna:

http://www.physorg.com/news183924703.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
================================================================
Remains of a 700 b.p. village in Richmond:

http://www.richmondregister.com/localnews/local_story_029201854.html

An archaeologist has changed his mind about the origins of of
the Oxford mound:

http://www.whnt.com/news/sns-ap-al--indianmounddispute,0,7500104.story
http://annistonstar.com/bookmark/5681193
http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20100128/NEWS02/1280325/1009/rss04

Interesting feature on some finds from Hilton Head:

http://www.npaper-wehaa.com/bluffton-today/2010/01/26/#?article=739277

Lecture (video) all abaout Tammany Hall:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGVy702gf84&feature=player_profilepage

Feature on the African Burial Ground in Manhattan:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/27/arts/design/27sankofa.html

Review of a couple of books about executive power in the US:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/24/books/review/Isaacson-t.html

More on caves and climate change in the Southwest:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100120161243.htm
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A tomb from Tonina (Mexico) may shed light on the Maya collapse:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5gHzRAPQqxE5hM1_7NrVtYaSpiNnQ
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100129/sc_afp/mexicoarchaeology
http://www.whnt.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-lt-mexico-mayan-tomb,0,2410373.story
http://www.canadaeast.com/rss/article/935713
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/ancient-tomb-could-explain-maya-collaspe.html
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5i9HQiCmYdmSW0sqbvUjfCYY0Msog
http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2010/01/26/index.php?section=cultura&article=a05n2cul
http://dti.inah.gob.mx/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogsection&id=39&Itemid=150
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/28/AR2010012800587.html?sub=AR
http://www.physorg.com/news183905797.html

A big Mayan sculptured head from Guatemala:

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/01/26/huge-mayan-head-points-ancient-metropolis/
http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,26637318-663,00.html?from=public_rss
http://www.thinkspain.com/news-spain/17577/valencian-archaeologists-find-mayan-figurehead-in-guatemala
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/huge-head-discovered-in-ancient-mayan-city-in-guatemala/story-e6frf7lf-1225823642795
http://www.thinkspain.com/news-spain/17577/valencian-archaeologists-find-mayan-figurehead-in-guatemala
http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre60o5rc-us-guatemala-archeology/

Followuppish stuff on that pre-Inca 'mythical' temple from Peru:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/01/photogalleries/100129-peru-temple-mythical-naylamp-pictures/?now=2010-01-29-00:01#025755_600x450.jpg(photos!)

Plenty of cultural damage in Haiti:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/24/world/americas/24heritage.html?hp

More Mochica/Lambayeque finds (semi-repeat):

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=35886 (shaman)
http://enperublog.com/2010/01/23/tomb-of-800-year-old-shaman-discovered/

Rains/flooding are stranding tourists at Machu Picchu:

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/6723477/peru-mudslides-strand-2000-tourists/
http://www.usforacle.com/rains-strand-2-000-tourists-at-machu-picchu-ruins-1.2149157
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/national_world&id=7240202&rss=rss-wabc-article-7240202
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N27200263.htm
http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/6726511/peru-mudslides-strand-machu-picchu-tourists-5-dead/

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
================================================================
I'm not sure whether we've mentioned this DNA story before, but
the results seem to be putting Indo-Europeans in East Asia some
2000 years b.p.:

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/55811/title/Skeleton_of_Western_man_found_in_ancient_Mongolian_tomb

Nice feature on Shelley's Ozymandias:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2010/jan/28/percy-bysshe-shelley-poetry

The man behind Coleridge's ancient mariner:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/jan/31/man-behind-coleridges-ancient-mariner

Interesting interviewish thing with Robert M. Edsel:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/26/business/26flier.html

Celebrating Chekhov:

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2010/01/29/arts/entertainment-us-russia-chekhov-anniversary.html

Britain's Academy of Sciences is 350 years old:

http://www.physorg.com/news184127779.html

The evolution of evolution:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20527441.500-horizontal-and-vertical-the-evolution-of-evolution.html?full=true

Was the Mona Lisa a self portrait (this one's weird):

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100129/ap_on_re_eu/eu_leonardo_s_mysteries
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=35932
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news/7069335/Leonardo-Da-Vincis-remains-to-be-exhumed-amid-Mona-Lisa-self-portrait-mystery.html
http://www.physorg.com/news183667169.html


A page from the Voynich Manuscript was Astronomy pic of the day:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap100131.html

The Two Ronnies take on archaeology:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFLOHu8Ozm8

Not sure if we mentioned this Sherlock Holmes copyright thing:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/24/opinion/24sun4.html

On rising and falling sea levels over the past 2500 years:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-01/uoh-tsl012610.php
http://www.physorg.com/news183723896.html


Nice feature on an archaeology student's presentation at the AIA:

http://www.physorg.com/news183740408.html

Assorted Valentine's Day stuff of varying quality:

http://www.gklife.com/arts-and-culture/why-was-valentines-day-invented250110
http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/feature/a-tale-of-st-valentines-day_100309781.html
http://www.pr-inside.com/happy-valentines-day-hotsaleoutlet-com-r1686126.htm

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TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Trebizond (not sure if this is really touristy or not):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8488238.stm

Aleppo:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/01/24/travel/24next.html

David's Tomb:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3830412,00.html
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BLOGS AND PODCASTS
================================================================
About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

http://planet.atlantides.org/taygete/
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CRIME BEAT
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Cyprus police busted a major smuggling ring:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8478886.stm
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2010886033_apeucyprusantiquitiestheft.html?syndication=rss
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/ancient-artifacts-theft-smuggling.html
http://www.cyprusweekly.com.cy/main/92,1,283,0,5342-.aspx
http://news.scotsman.com/world/Police-smash-ring-of-antiques.6012514.jp
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=a8FH1zUeQT6I
http://www.canadaeast.com/rss/article/935718
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/25/AR2010012500429.html

Italian police have sealed off a number of looted sites in Puglia:

http://www.littleabout.com/news/62101,stolen-art-treasures-recovered-italy.html

Semi-related to our purview ... interesting report that one of the
9/11 hijackers tried to fund his flying lessons with antiquities
from Afghanistan:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/20100128/ts_ynews/ynews_ts1086

Oped piece on protecting antiquities in India:

http://beta.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/article96475.ece

Concerns for antiquities traffic and tourism in Nigeria:

http://allafrica.com/stories/201001290733.html

Tomb raiders bulldozed a site in Jiangsu:

http://china.globaltimes.cn/society/2010-01/501682.html

Germany has returned some items to Iraq:

http://www.isria.com/pages/30_January_2010_5.php

Latest update from the Utah case:

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14289840

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/
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NUMISMATICA
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A coin from a long-known hoard from the UK turns out to be the
oldest Roman coin in Britain:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/leicestershire/8487870.stm
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/7101973/Oldest-Roman-coin-in-Britain-discovered-on-museum-shelf.html
http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/news/Roman-coin-oldest-Britain/article-1780460-detail/article.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1247092/Silver-coin-dating-211BC-oldest-piece-Roman-money-Britain.html

Latest E-Sylum newsletter:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v13n04.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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1001 Inventions:

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/01/29/muslim.inventions/

Rome After Raphael:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/29/arts/design/29raphael.html

Eros: From Hesiod's Theogeny ... :

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/love-sex/desire/the-joy-of-sex--an-ancient-guide-1879995.html

The Author's Portrait:

http://blog.seattlepi.com/bookpatrol/archives/192113.asp?from=blog_last3

Master Drawings New York:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/29/arts/design/29masters.html

Temples, Tombs and Tumis:

http://www.umaine.edu/hudsonmuseum/Exhibits.html#Temple

Mary Webb, Neglected Genius:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/29/arts/design/29antiques.html

Vision of Dance:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/26/arts/26iht-diag.html

Klencke Atlas:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/jan/26/klencke-atlas-british-library-exhibition

Tracing the sources of UPenn Museum's gold:

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/yb/140683559

Nice price for a disputed daVinci:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=35938

More on Egypt's claims to Nefertiti:

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-01-26/egypt-relics-chief-pulls-in-revenue-as-he-fights-for-nefertiti.html

... and the Rosetta Stone:

http://aawsat.com/english/news.asp?section=7&id=19656

... and Egyptian antiquities laws:

http://aawsat.com/english/news.asp?section=7&id=19656

The BM v Iran thing continues:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/jan/24/cyrus-cylinder-iran-museum-row

... with the BM apparently needing six months to study the 'new'
fragments:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=117211&sectionid=351020105

How museums bet on the Super Bowl:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/29/super-bowl-wager-provokes-art-museum-trash-talk/

Woman v Picasso ... Picasso loses:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/24/woman-collides-with-a-picasso
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/01/24/arts/AP-US-Picasso-Damaged.html

Pedestal collapse at the Met isn't a good thing:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/02/arts/design/01cnd-sculpture.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/10/09/arts/met-s-15th-century-adam-shatters-as-pedestal-collapses.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/28/arts/design/28statues.html

... leading, of course, to a feature on 'art catastrophes':

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/27/nyregion/27about.html

Feature on the 'keeper of Moscow's architectural conscience':

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/28/arts/design/28appraisal.html

The Huntington has acquired a pile of Charles Dickens' letters:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=35899

A couple's 'umbrella stand' has turned out to be a nicely-priced
Chinese vase:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20100129/tuk-couple-s-umbrella-stand-is-lost-chin-45dbed5.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/dorset/8487181.stm

Old Masters were fetching nice prices:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/30/arts/30iht-melik30.html

More hype for the terracotta warriors coming to the ROM:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/culture/2010-01/29/c_13155901.htm
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=35905
================================================================
PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Lucretia:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10028/1031412-388.stm?cmpid=entertainment.xml

Feature on Chopin and Schumann:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/24/arts/music/24schumann.html

Europa Galante:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/26/arts/music/26europa.html

Le Poeme Harmonique:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/26/arts/music/26roundup.html

As You Like It:

http://theater.nytimes.com/2010/01/27/theater/reviews/27like.html
================================================================
OBITUARIES
================================================================
Birthe Kj°lbye-Biddle
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article7002095.ece
Howard Zinn:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/29/us/29zinn.html

Paul R Jones:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/01/28/arts/AP-US-Obit-Art-Collector.html
================================================================
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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