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explorator 13.05

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explorator 13.05                                    May 23, 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,  David Critchley,
Diana Wright,Donna Hurst,  Edward Rockstein, Joan Griffith,
Joos Postma, Rick Heli, Eoin C. Bairéad, Hernan Astudillo,
Barnea Selavan, Kurt Theis, John McMahon, Joseph Lauer,
Mata Kimasitayo,Mike Ruggeri, Richard C. Griffiths,
Rochelle Altman,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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A roundup of recent proto-human finds:

http://news.discovery.com/human/get-ready-for-more-proto-humans.html

... but the focus is homo gautengensis:

http://www.physorg.com/news193578492.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36177857/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Skull-reveals-new-human-ancestor-light-short/articleshow/5960055.cms

... and DNA from that Siberian finger bone we mentioned a while
back:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100325100848.htm

Feature on Neandertals:

http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Neandertals/24171/
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A large statue of Thoth was unearthed in Luxor (and may indicate
where the 'avenue of the Colossi is':

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/323896,statue-of-ancient-deity-found-in-egypt.html
http://www.news24.com/SciTech/News/Egypt-Red-granite-Thoth-found-20100516
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/90851/6987015.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/news/colossal-statue-of-thoth-discovered-at-temple-of-amenhotep-iii-in-luxor-1975371.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37191881/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/avenue-of-colossi-may-be-buried-at-temple-of-tuts-grandfather.html
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90777/90855/6986808.html

What they're learning from some of Tut's leftover bandages:

http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/king-tut-bandages-mummification.html

Synchrotron analysis of some Egyptian beads:

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/05/18/2902688.htm

57 18th dynasty tombs from Lahoun:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/23/AR2010052301822.html

Feature on the Denderah Zodiac:

http://eands.caltech.edu/articles/lxvi4/buchwald.html

More on that brouhaha over hospital expansion in Ashkelon:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/2/hi/middle_east/8685657.stm
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100516/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_israel_ancient_graves_9
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/israel-graves-in-ashkelon-er-row-are-byzantine-not-jewish-1.290547
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100520/wl_mideast_afp/israelreligionjudaismarchaeology_20100520152513
http://news.scotsman.com/world/Ancient-cemetery-39is-not-Jewish39.6309972.jp
http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=175732
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/haredim-riot-in-jerusalem-after-bones-removed-from-barzilai-hospital-site-1.290735

... and a recent pagan altar find is supporting archaeologists'
identification of the site as 'pagan':

http://www.antiquities.org.il/about_eng.asp?Modul_id=14
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3892222,00.html
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3890540,00.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/05/20/world/main6503009.shtml
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2011911585_apmlisraelancientgraves.html?syndication=rss
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37258852/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jbo2HzQY1D88-2NM1xvIP6-4xZuQ
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/20/AR2010052002509.html

... related:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ikJf2Yoq4wB9rpWUcKIO7UojiAtwD9FPCLCO2

The state of archaeological sites in Israel:

http://www.globalpost.com/print/5543866

A project to preserve heritage on the West Bank:

http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=76403&CultureCode=en

Feature on Meroe:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/22/arts/22iht-melik22.html

A project to figure out the original Torah text:

http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=176056

Not sure if we've mentioned this incipient saga of burials at the
Museum of Tolerance yet:

http://palestinenote.com/cs/blogs/news/archive/2010/05/18/museum-of-tolerance-unearths-thousands-of-skeletons.aspx

Review of Itamar Singer, *The Hittites and Their Civilization*:

http://www.haaretz.com/culture/arts-leisure/ancient-history-the-hittites-thousand-gods-1.7388

More on that aqueduct/bridge associated with the Sultan's Pool:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3889581,00.html

Review of Hayim Tawil (et al), *Crown of Aleppo*:

http://www.forward.com/articles/128121/

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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Plenty of coverage of the recovery of some Archaic kouroi from
Greece:

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=38133
http://www.cbc.ca/arts/artdesign/story/2010/05/19/greece-statues-recovered-looting-smuggling.html
http://www.ana.gr/anaweb/user/showplain?maindoc=8730333&maindocimg=8730478&service=144
http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2010/05/18/greek_police_seize_2_statues_from_2_farmers
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/18/AR2010051801728.html
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hHCJhzzjaMqj_hEm55ClrPFKUCXAD9FPBD1O0
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_politics_100004_19/05/2010_117154
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126906852
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/wire/sns-ap-eu-greece-archaeology-twin-statues,0,1612376.story
http://ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_politics_100004_19/05/2010_117154

Hellenistic/Roman burials from Protaras ... and possibly another one; the
two Art Daily pieces seem to be writing about different things:

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=38148
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=38211
http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/four-sarcophagi-found-protaras-tomb/20100519
http://www.kansascity.com/2010/05/19/1955652/cyprus-crews-stumble-on-2-millenia.html
http://www.statesman.com/news/nation/cyprus-crews-stumble-on-2-millennia-old-coffins-696277.html
http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/cyprus-crews-stumble-on-530432.html
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20100519/world-news/workmen-unearth-ancient-coffins
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jxW2v4b9cDiWFJt0vOgPuDFErwoQD9FPSUP80
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jxW2v4b9cDiWFJt0vOgPuDFErwoQD9FPQPOO0
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=10677360

Not sure if we've mentioned these finds from Strumica or not:

http://www.balkantravellers.com/en/read/article/1963

Adrienne Mayor tells us her five favourite books on enemies of Rome:

http://fivebooks.com/interviews/adrienne-mayor-on-enemies-ancient-rome


Marking the anniversary of the discovery of the Antikythera
Mechanism:

http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2010/05/0517antikythera-discovered/

Richard Billows on the impact of Marathon:

http://thedartmouth.com/2010/05/18/news/billows

A couple of opeds about the state of preservation of Rome's monuments:

http://www.newsweek.com/id/238183?from=rss
http://www.aolnews.com/world/article/is-romes-ancient-heritage-crumbling/19477846

A Latin student of the year (and a teacher too):

http://www.midlothianexchange.com/index.php/news/article/midlothian-latin-student-and-teacher-win-top-state-awards/22760/

Interview with a recent Classics grad:

http://www.livearts-fringe.org/blog/index.cfm/2010/5/19/Whats-so-funny-about-Plautus-Lets-ask-Mara-Miller

They're still hyping purported finds of tombs ascribed to Tony
and Cleo:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/05/100519-science-ancient-egypt-cleopatra-tomb-marc-antony/
http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2010/999/cu11.htm

... and we've been blogging about it, of course:

http://rogueclassicism.com/2010/05/20/more-cleopatra-tomb-stuff/
http://rogueclassicism.com/2010/05/21/the-curse-of-cleopatra/

Review of *Lost Books of the Odyssey*:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/0a82442c-5ecd-11df-af86-00144feab49a.html

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2010/999/cu11.htm

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)
================================================================
Latest C14 dating puts Stonehenge at 3400 years b.p.:

http://feeds.wired.com/~r/wired/index/~3/U8nj9-cSP7Y/

Not sure if this 5th-century swastika on a Bulgarian pot is a
recent find or not:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=116358

Interesting (pregnant) burial on an Iron Age battle site in
Derbyshire:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/derbyshire/8691348.stm

Finds from various periods from a site at Wilberforce College:

http://www.thisishullandeastriding.co.uk/news/Archaeological-finds-dating-1-000-years-unearthed-Wilberforce-College/article-2200960-detail/article.html

... while remains of an Anglo-Saxon settlement have been found
at All Saints' Academy in Cheltenham:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/gloucestershire/8691565.stm

... and they're digging at Berkeley Castle again:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/bristol/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8689000/8689231.stm

This week's facial reconstruction is of that 'knight' found during
Stirling Castle renovations:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/tayside_and_central/8687199.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/10138060.stm
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/7736059/Face-of-medieval-knight-reconstructed-by-computers.html

Latest on the HMS Victory:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/guernsey/8687441.stm

More on Egyptian Blue in a Romanesque altar:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100505102557.htm

More on Nottingham caves:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/18/science/18obcaves.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/
================================================================
ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================

Evidence of human sacrifice 3300 years b.p. at Huanbei:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/news/human-sacrifices-discovered-at-torched-shang-dynasty-city-huanbei-1975492.html

Feature on the excavation of Cao Xiu's tomb:

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/photo/2010-05/18/content_9863318.htm

In case you missed it last week, those recently-found terracotta
warriors still have traces of their original paint:

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-05/19/content_9865396.htm
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/291958

Some copper furnaces from north of Ha Noi:

http://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/Life-Style/Antiques-Relics/199808/Archaeologists-unearth-Metal-Age-furnaces.html

Some 'panchaloka' idols have been found:

http://www.ptinews.com/news/661953_Ancient--panchaloka--idols-unearthed

... as have some Chola icons and copper plates:

http://beta.thehindu.com/news/states/tamil-nadu/article434818.ece

A couple of Harappan sites from Surendranagar:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Two-Harappan-sites-unearthed-in-Surendranagar/620640

A Brahmi stone inscription from Guwahati:

http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/detailsnew.asp?id=may2210/at096

Brief feature on Pattanam (nothing new, I don't think):

http://www.thehindu.com/2010/05/16/stories/2010051654382600.htm

East Asian Archaeology:

http://eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/east-asian-archaeology-cultural-heritage-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Using pigs, dogs, and chickens to track human migration in the
South Pacific:

http://bigpondnews.com/articles/OddSpot/2010/05/18/Ancient_pigs_help_colonisation_study_463181.html

I think we mentioned a few weeks ago that highway construction
in China's Yunnan province had damaged a city wall; the city
officials involved have been punished:

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90776/90882/6988700.html

Feature(s) on the Grand Trunk Road:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127024473

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
They're still poking around Port Angeles:

http://www.seattlepi.com/local/6420ap_wa_port_angeles_settlements.html

Erosion threatens artifacts on Alaska's coast:

http://www.anchoragepress.com/articles/2010/05/19/news/doc4bf46dd8b550c180204696.txt

What they're finding at the Rankin House dig (Ohio):

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20100519/NEWS01/5200326/Rankin+house++puzzle+pieces++unearthed

They're poking around (sort of) the Great Circle Earthworks:

http://www.newarkadvocate.com/article/20100519/NEWS01/5190309

The endangered historic places list:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100519/lf_nm_life/us_usa_endangered

Still looking for traces of deSoto (and other things):

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/21/arts/design/21antiques.html

Nice APOD of the Milky Way over the Great Gallery on the walls of
Horseshoe Canyon:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap100519.html

Review of Nick Bunker, *Making Haste from Babylon*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/23/books/review/Shorto-t.html

Review of Barbara Kerley, *The Extraordinary Mark Twain*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/16/books/review/Cohen-t.html
================================================================
CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
Remember those footprints found in Mexican volcanic ash a few
years ago? Here's an interesting turn:

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/columnist/vergano/2010-05-16-footprints_N.htm

Possible oldest pyramid burial in Mexico (Chiapas):

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/05/100518-oldest-pyramid-tomb-zoque-mexico-science/
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=38119
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/18/science/18tomb.html (JNW)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/2/hi/americas/8689046.stm
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/may/18/archaeology-pyramid-tomb-mexico-olmec
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10138/1059004-115.stm?cmpid=healthscience.xml
http://www.3news.co.nz/Ancient-pyramid-tomb-discovered-in-Mexico/tabid/1160/articleID/156347/Default.aspx?ArticleID=156347
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20100518/world-news/archaeologists-unearth-ancient-tomb
http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/3710349/Ancient-tomb-unearthed-in-Mexico
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15129548?source=rss
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100518/ap_on_sc/lt_mexico_pyramid_tomb
http://www.physorg.com/news193379449.html
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2010/05/17/science-lt-mexico-pyramid-tomb_7613160.html?boxes=financechannelAP

... nice follow up:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/18/science/18tomb.html?ref=todayspaper

... and a slideshow:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/05/photogalleries/100518-oldest-pyramid-tomb-zoque-mexico-science-pictures/?now=2010-05-18-00:01#mexico-tomb-jade-bachand-closer-aerial_20360_600x450.jpg

... and a Moche pyramid from Peru connected with the copper industry:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/news/new-pyramid-discovered-in-peru-linked-to-ancient-copper-industry-1979529.html

Chimu tombs from Peru:

http://www.andina.com.pe/Ingles/Noticia.aspx?id=j29ydN+VqNM=

The largest known monotlith of Tlatecuhtli is going on display:

http://www.physorg.com/news193465685.html
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/18/20100519/tsc-giant-aztec-earth-goddess-to-show-in-c2ff8aa.html

White explorers to the Caribbean apparently had problems identifying
smiles:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/7732776/White-explorers-couldnt-recognise-a-smile-on-native-symbols.html

Nice photos of that LiDAR-related find we've been talking about
for the past couple of weeks:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/05/photogalleries/100520-ancient-maya-city-belize-science-pictures/?now=2010-05-20-00:01

... and claims arising therefrom that the Mayans were 'green' builders:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-20004775-54.html

... and more on the LiDAR thing in general:

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2010/05/18/Space-technology-used-to-study-the-Maya/UPI-17281274194585/

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
================================================================
Potato history:

http://www.dailyadvance.com/news/baked-fried-or-boiled-potatoes-make-great-story-23025

Celebrating Byron's swimming of the Hellespont:

http://www.metro.co.uk/lifestyle/travel/827135-swimming-the-dardanelles-in-the-wake-of-lord-byron

On the history of the portolan chart/medieval map making:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2011931718_maps23.htmlel

... and a related conference at the LOC:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/21/AR2010052104713.html

Interesting forgery detective story type thing:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=38209

... and an interesting Nazi art/loot story:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/19/arts/design/19abroad.html

Simon Critchley defines philosopher:

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/16/what-is-a-philosopher

The British Library plans to digitize an awful lot of newspapers:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/7736936/British-Library-to-digitise-40-million-pages-of-archived-newspapers.html

Copernicus' remains were reburied in a Polish cathedral:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/05/22/world/AP-EU-Poland-Copernicus-Reburied.html
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/18/20100522/tsc-copernicus-s-remains-reburied-in-pol-c2ff8aa.html

More on geographic models in archaeology:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100514094838.htm
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TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Greece:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/05/23/travel/23foraging.html
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2010/05/22/rickstevesrickstevestmsarticlecfmid218.DTL

Greece (n the footsteps of Herodotus):

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/4c48e028-63aa-11df-a32b-00144feab49a.html

Santa Fe:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/05/23/travel/23hours.html

'Ecolodging' in Italy:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/05/23/travel/23journeys.html
================================================================
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/

Time Machine:

http://heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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In case you missed the big art theft in France this week:

http://www.news24.com/World/News/New-art-theft-in-France-20100522
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/21/world/europe/21theft.html
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127006718
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/22/world/europe/22iht-paris.html

Some previously-purloined artifacts were returned to Peru:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8693776.stm

More on execution of tomb robbers in China:

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/90872/6987639.html

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/
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NUMISMATICA
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An old French coin from Israel (!):

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90777/90854/6986780.html
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/news.aspx/137550
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3890004,00.html

Latest eSylum newsletter:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v13n20.html

More on the ancient coin legal dispute:

http://www.numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp?ad=article&ArticleId=10631

Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Link:

http://www.coinlink.com/News/
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Birth of Impressionism:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=38183

Angels and Demons:

http://www.forward.com/articles/128111/

Charles Le Brun:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=38114

Heroes:

http://www.delmartimes.net/entertainment/269766-ancient-greek-heroes-take-center-stage-in-new-exhibit

Magna Carta:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/22/arts/design/22magna.html

A Day in Pompeii:

http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2010/05/20/2904572.htm

A History of the World (BM)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/explorerflash/

Lewis Chessmen going on tour and sparking some features:

http://news.scotsman.com/viewarticle.aspx?sectionid=7074&articleid=6312657
http://news.stv.tv/scotland/east-central/178691-lewis-chessmen-begin-scottish-tour/
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5jKdO1Y5AR0Y6rBn4s7IDULLCBguA

Latest in the attempt to reclaim Nefertiti:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hnsbuppIOEG2JqHdZ98-sZOHj-4wD9FS40KO0
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/324483,nefertiti-staying-in-berlin-says-german-culture-minister.html

... and India seems to be getting on the repatriation bandwagon:

http://accra-mail.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15946:india-in-global-bid-to-get-back-treasures&catid=66:world&Itemid=215

Big bucks for a Chinese Jade bell:

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=abDbnhDqLkhE

... and some Art Deco pieces:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/21/arts/21iht-acajdeco.html

On collecting Shang Dynasty bronzes (scroll down):

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/21/arts/design/21vogel.html

Catholic Museum has financial difficulties:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/18/arts/design/18catholic.html

More on the Cleveland Museum of Art's renovated antiquities section:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=38070

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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Agora:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/23/movies/23agora.html

Different versions of Robin Hood:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/23/movies/homevideo/23kehr.html

Prince of Persia:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/23/movies/23persia.html

African Dance:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/23/arts/dance/23african.html
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OBITUARIES
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Moshe Greenberg:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/20/arts/20greenberg.html
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g8s90vfsTs96D5kftFwvqaklKqIgD9FOKSCG0
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PODCASTS
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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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