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explorator 13.18                                 August 15, 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,Diana Wright, Donna Hurst,
Edward Rockstein, Rick Heli,Hernan Astudillo, Kurt Theis, Nick Cahill,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan,Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri,
Richard C. Griffiths,Dawson Lewis, Duke Jason,Bob Heuman,
Rochelle Altman,Rick Pettigrew,and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses
this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).

... still in my low-bandwidth milieu ... this issue was somewhat
hastily put together ...

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EARLY HUMANS
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Lucy the butcher?

http://www.physorg.com/news200736968.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/aug/11/bones-stone-tools-meat-eating
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/7939243/Hail-Lucy-the-new-Queen-of-the-Stone-Age.html
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=ancient-cutmarks-reveal-butchery
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2009968,00.html?xid=rss-topstories
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/12/science/12tools.html
http://archaeology.about.com/b/2010/08/11/stone-tools-and-afarensis.htm
http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100811/full/news.2010.399.html
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/08/100811-lucy-human-tools-meat-eating-nature-science/
http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/08/12/ancestors.ate.meat/
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100811/ap_on_sc/us_sci_earliest_tools
http://www.cyprusweekly.com.cy/main/78,1,258,0,11244-.aspx
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-10938453
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1302184/Scientists-discover-ancient-ancestor-Lucy-used-stone-tools-butcher-animals-3-4million-years-ago.html?ITO=1490
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2012594083_apussciearliesttools.html
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/lucy-species-used-stone-tools-20100812-120t1.html
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129180191
http://www.latercera.com/noticia/tendencias/ciencia-tecnologia/2010/08/739-283335-9-cientificos-encuentran-evidencia-mas-antigua-del-uso-de-herramientas.shtml
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-10938453

More on Otzi's dna:

http://www.livescience.com/history/ice-man-genome-sequenced-100804.html

More on the Neanderthal 'bedroom' (and other things):

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=138022&sectionid=3510212
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AFRICA
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The Phoenician city of Auza may have been somewhere else (according to John
Boardman):

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38675025/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20100812/sc_livescience/ancientphoeniciancityrelocated
http://www.livescience.com/history/auza-phoenician-ancient-city-100811.html
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/08/12/historys-mysteries-ancient-phoenician-city-relocated/
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Looks like they're ready to send another robot up the shafts of the Great
Pyramid:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38696014/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/robot-to-explore-mysterious-tunnels-in-great-pyramid-2046506.html
http://www.metro.co.uk/tech/837502-robot-to-explore-tunnels-of-great-pyramid-in-giza
http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/Leeds-expert-may-unlock-secrets.6465700.jp
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2010/0813/Robot-to-explore-Great-Pyramid?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+feeds%2Fscience+%28Christian+Science+Monitor+%7C+Science%29
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20013217-1.html

There seems to be some second thoughts hovering around claims of Cyrus
Cylinder extracts
on some horse bones from China:

http://www.payvand.com/news/10/aug/1078.html
http://www.mehrnews.com/en/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=1130332

Phoenician burial ground from Amrit:

http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/201008086827/Culture/syrian-archaeologists-discovery-of-cemetery-building-casts-light-on-phoenician-religious-traditions.html

Median remains from Nakhjavan:

http://www.cais-soas.com/news/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=134:archaeological-expedition-team-in-nakhjavan-discovers-irans-median-dynastic-architectural-remains&catid=43

Interview with  Israel Finkelstein on assorted matters archaeological:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Radio/News.aspx/2446

Interview with Shahr Poni on conservation issues in Jerusalem:

http://www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/page73/files/Aug11Landminds3-lr.mp3
http://www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/page73/files/Aug11Landminds4-lr.mp3

Feature on recent finds in Sidon:

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=1&article_id=117736

Feature on the Burnt City:

http://www.payvand.com/news/10/aug/1084.html

Feature on Dura Europos:

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

Feature/reviewish thing on Don Ryan:

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/08/08/1293915/dynasty-detective-plu-professors.html

Feature on the Tel Beth Shemesh dig (same as last week, but with the right
url this time!):

http://www.yorknewstimes.com/articles/2010/08/05/news/doc4c5a0b8779d9c381138275.txt

Followups to that fake tombstone story:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/139095
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/138949
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/138966
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2010-08/07/c_13434674.htm
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/138998
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=305219
http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=184762
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/14/world/middleeast/14israel.html

... and the Temple Mount saga/accusations continue:

http://www.thejc.com/news/israel-news/36758/islamic-movement-tried-remove-evidence-jewish-jerusalem

More on the Tut excavation archive going online:

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/8329326.Tutankhamun_excavation_archive_goes_online/

Egyptology News Blog:

http://egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

http://www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

http://blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

http://paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

http://persepolistablets.blogspot.com/

Archaeologist at Large:

http://spaces.msn.com/members/ArchaeologyinEgypt/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A Thracian temple in western Turkey (?!):

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=0804133943030-2010-08-04

A Roman-era ring found near Newbury has been classified as treasure:

http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/News/Article.aspx?articleID=14178

A possible Roman villa site beneath a church in Melton (?):

http://www.meltontimes.co.uk/news/Roman-villa-uncovered-beneath-old.6462166.jp

Marking the 1600th anniversary of the end of the Roman occupation of Britain
at Cardiff University:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-10665360

Rethinking Roman occupation matters after a fortress find at Caerleon:

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=39945
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2010/08/12/rethink-of-roman-occupation-after-new-fortress-find-91466-27046347/
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2010/08/12/discovery-sheds-new-light-on-roman-activities-at-caerleon-91466-27046348/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/aug/12/caerleon-roman-archaeology-students-geophysics-buildings
http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/uk-wales-10937007
http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/gwentnews/8327396.Lost_Roman_city_found_in_Caerleon/
http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/caerleondiscovery/index.html (video)

... and evidence of a Roman fort in Monmouth:

http://www.freepressseries.co.uk/news/8328604.Roman_fort_unearthed_in_Monmouth/

Unpredicted finds from a Roman site dig in Lower Saxony:

http://www.thelocal.de/national/20100812-29123.html

A 2300 y.b.p. shipwreck full of olives off Cyprus:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38677194/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE67B3SG20100812
http://www.canadaeast.com/rss/article/1173366
http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/4021006/Ancient-mariners-diet-revealed
http://www.isria.com/pages/13_August_2010_126.php

They've reopened the Greek theatre at Limnos:

http://www.ana.gr/anaweb/user/showplain?maindoc=8999278&maindocimg=3198730&service=144
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2010/08/12/hephaistiaancient-theatre-on-limnos-island-opened-after-2500-years/

Chasing looters in Turkey reveals the possible tomb of Hecatomnus:

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=39934
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gW3NXMpqaEDIu9Hu5YaCREYuwxeAD9HIJI5O0
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gW3NXMpqaEDIu9Hu5YaCREYuwxeAD9HIK7V00
http://www.canadaeast.com/rss/article/1174857
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-world/turkey-finds-ancient-underground-tomb-20100814-123is.html
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/international/europe/view.bg?articleid=1274475&srvc=rss
http://www.aolnews.com/world/article/ancient-underground-tomb-discovered-in-turkey/19592648
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=11392471
http://www.radikal.com.tr/Radikal.aspx?aType=RadikalGaleriHaber&ArticleID=1012523&PAGE=1&Date=15.08.2010(photos)
http://www.milliyet.com.tr/Yasam/SonDakika.aspx?aType=SonDakika&amp;KategoriID=15&amp;ArticleID=1275716&amp;PAGE=1
http://www.haberler.com/bakan-gunay-lahiti-inceledi-2190232-haberi/

... but see Dorothy King's coverage of this developing story:


http://phdiva.blogspot.com/2010/08/hecatomnus-tomb-found.html
http://phdiva.blogspot.com/2010/08/hecatomnus-tomb-update.html
http://phdiva.blogspot.com/2010/08/hecatomnus-tomb-iii.html

A Byzantine monastery-type thing from Istanbul:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=kucukyali-hosts-the-only-surviving-byzantine-monastic-complex-from-the-9th-century-2010-08-13

As a followup to those purported John the Baptist relic finds in Bulgaria,
the government
is drafting a 'national strategy' for cultural tourism:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=118954
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2010/0808/Rome-s-Colosseum-opens-labyrinthine-tunnels-to-tourists

... and Norway funded the dig that found the relics:

http://www.novinite.com/newsletter/print.php?id=118980

... and the jury's still out on the identification, despite the hype:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=119026

... and the 'scandal' continues to develop:

http://www.novinite.com/newsletter/print.php?id=118993
http://www.novinite.com/newsletter/print.php?id=119092
http://www.novinite.com/newsletter/print.php?id=119062

... but they're committing more money to archaeology:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=119082
http://www.balkantravellers.com/en/read/article/2194
http://www.novinite.com/newsletter/print.php?id=119049

... and the story hits more 'mainstream' press:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/08/12/bulgaria.john.baptist.relics/

Zahi Hawass on Cleopatra:

http://aawsat.com/english/news.asp?section=7&id=21941

Mental Floss on Cleopatra:


http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/63537

On the wealth of Rome's charioteers:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/7942699/Wealth-of-todays-sports-stars-is-no-match-for-the-fortunes-of-Romes-chariot-racers.html
http://www.newkerala.com/news2/fullnews-20664.html

Chatty sort of thing on the workers who help excavate Metropolis:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=villagers-become-amateur-archaeologists-at-dig-near-izmir-2010-08-13

Feature on Butleigh Roman Villa:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/somerset/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8908000/8908994.stm

More on the Colosseum opening at night:

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=39817
http://www.newsday.com/travel/rome-to-open-colosseum-after-dark-1.2203940
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-1301546/Rome-Colosseum-open-doors-rare-nighttime-visits.html

Repeat of that 'what-really-killed-the-pompeiians' story:

http://www.minnpost.com/globalpost/2010/08/10/20378/scientists_question_accepted_wisdom_on_what_killed_pompeiians_when_mt_vesuvius_erupted

Review of Adrian Goldsworthy, *Antony and Cleopatra*:

http://www.spectator.co.uk/books/6186873/raining-on-their-parade.thtml

Review of Carl Richard, *Why We're All Romans*:

http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/reviews/books/4274-book-review-qwhy-were-all-romansq

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/
================================================================
EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
================================================================
Britain's oldest dwelling:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-10929343
http://www.physorg.com/news200655475.html
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2010/08/10/Britains-oldest-dwelling-uncovered/UPI-25311281473759/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/aug/10/britains-oldest-home
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/7937240/Oldest-house-in-Britain-discovered-to-be-11500-years-old.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100811/ap_on_sc/eu_britain_s_oldest_house
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/news/display/?id=6009
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100811/lf_nm_life/us_britain_house_1
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129125455&ft=1&f=1001
They're investigating the total destruction of a pair of ring forts in
Ireland:

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/kfcwqlmheysn/rss2/

Arguing about the meaning of Pictish carvings/engravings:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-10924743

The London Guildhall was the 'cradel' of English Literature in the late
Middle
Ages:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100809094533.htm

Remains of some Saxon homes at Lincoln Castle:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-10908481

Mary Queen of Scots' hubby's murder scene:

http://news.scotsman.com/news/Crime-scene-where-Mary-Queen.6473103.jp
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-10951977

Latest account of the Stonehenge visitors' centre saga:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/12/business/global/12stonehenge.html

Latest video at the Archaeology Channel is about Tigranakert:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/

Interesting 'aftermath' of Domesday Book study:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2010/aug/09/norman-conquest-domesday-database-baxter

Review of Andrew Pettegree, *The Book in the Renaissance*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/15/books/review/Pinsky-t.html

Review of Richard Toye, *Churchill's Empire*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/15/books/review/Hari-t.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/15/books/review/excerpt-churchills-empire.html

'Thor's Hammer' in a Viking grave (different spin on something we've seen):

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/08/100810-thor-thors-hammer-viking-graves-thunderstones-science/

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

================================================================
ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
Some Iron Age burials from Tamil Nadu:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Iron-Age-burial-sites-found-in-Tamil-Nadu/Article1-586067.aspx

East Asian Archaeology:

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

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
================================================================
NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
A major bison kill site from Montana:

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=39836
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100808/ap_on_re_us/us_bison_kill_site
http://www.ktvq.com/news/ancient-bison-kill-site-uncovered-in-montana/
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/08/08/archaeologists-working-american-indian-reservation-mont-uncover-ancient-bison/
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20100809/NEWS02/708099858/1008/SPORTS02
http://www.newkerala.com/news2/fullnews-17778.html

Digging a site a Babine Lake (BC):

http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_north/lakesdistrictnews/news/100305584.html

'Pioneer-age' burials from Fort Erie:

http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/08/13/15020086.html

Haven't heard about the Hunley for quite a while so ...:

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-08-06/confederate-sub-has-clues-last-mission

A shipwreck found in the York River might be from the siege at Yorktown:

http://www.vagazette.com/articles/2010/08/12/news/doc4c642f45ac1a5042679025.txt

They're starting to look at that WTC shipwreck:

http://www.boston.com/news/science/articles/2010/08/15/researchers_eager_to_study_wtc_ship/

Podcast about alchemy in the Plymouth colony:

http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi2624.htm

The Brooklyn Botanical Garden celebrates a centennial:

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/13/nocturnalist-croquet-and-cocktails-circa-1910/


Review of Ilyon Woo, *The Great Divorce*:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129162937

Review of Connie Wooldridge, *The Brave Escape of Edith Wharton*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/15/books/review/Roiphe-t.html

Winslow Homer gets the 'stamp' of approval (couldn't resist ... sorry):

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/08/11/us/politics/AP-US-Winslow-Homer-Stamp.html

Some houses get all sorts of landmark statuses:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/08/realestate/08habitat.html

Feature on the Ebell Club:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/10/us/10ebell.html

================================================================
CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
What the 'common' Maya were up to:

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/university-illinois/2010-08-12/ui-profs-maya-research-aims-illuminate-commoners.html

At Teotihuacan, bones of dead folk were fashioned into housewares:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/08/100810-science-archaeology-ancient-mexico-human-bones-teotihuacan/

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
================================================================
Not sure how this works ... they've turned Beethoven's genetic code into a
musical composition:

http://www.newkerala.com/news2/fullnews-16401.html

In case you were wondering how that world heritage status thing worked:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/uk-10894625

The Vatican Library is reopening next month:

http://www.romereports.com/palio/Vatican-Library-will-reopen-September-20-with-a-new-security-system-english-2493.html

That Antarctic scotch story keeps going and going ...:

http://www.physorg.com/news200915021.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100813/ap_on_fe_st/as_odd_new_zealand_antarctic_whisky

On efforts to save a dying Inuit language:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/08/13/greenland.inuit.language/index.html?section=cnn_latest
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/aug/13/inuit-language-culture-threatened

Some Friday the 13th stuff:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/08/100813-friday-the-13th-superstitions-triskaidekaphobia/

Feature on netsuke:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/13/arts/design/13antiques.html

Folks might be interested in Michael A Bellsiles' recent history:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/04/books/04bellisles.html

Google figured out how many book titles there are in the world:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129160859

I don't think I mentioned this Ansel Adams story (a bit recent) but it's
semi interesting:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/14/arts/design/14photos.html

Nice APOD of a Perseid over the ruins of some Church of St Andrew in
Hungary:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/1008/perseid_100808_ladanyi_v1.jpg

Review of assorted non-fiction titles of interest:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/15/books/review/Sussman-t.html
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TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Rhodes:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20100811-mini-guide-to-rhodes,-greece

Upper St Regis Lake:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/08/13/travel/13regis.html

Feature on Colonnade Row:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/08/realestate/08scapes.html

Al Azem Palace:

http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/201008096849/Travel/azem-palace-in-syria-archaeological-architectural-style-dating-back-to-1740.html

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BLOGS AND PODCASTS
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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 (now 'The Last Word on Nothing):

http://www.lastwordonnothing.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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A bust in Athens:

http://www.ana.gr/anaweb/user/showplain?maindoc=8996235&service=142
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2010/08/11/antiquities-smugglers-and-burglars-arrested/

Haven't heard about this one in a while ... that lawsuit by descendents of
Geronimo over his
skull has been dismissed:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/7937280/Judge-dismisses-Geronimo-lawsuit.html

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/
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NUMISMATICA
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A coin of Ptolemy V from Israel:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=39906
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/139066
http://www.antiquities.org.il/about_eng.asp?Modul_id=14
http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/israeli-archaeologists-discover-rare-2-200-year-old-gold-coin-1.307401
http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=184495
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/08/12/israel.rare.coin/?hpt=C2
http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/israel-finds-rare-2-589808.html
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5izQrG_KQ9SKdjlc9m6WHQTcaZiCAD9HHDEO81
http://www.popfi.com/2010/08/12/2200-year-old-coin-uncovered-in-israel/
http://www.jta.org/news/article/2010/08/12/2740459/rare-coin-discovered-in-israel
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100811/wl_mideast_afp/israelarchaeologycoin
http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/insideisrael/2010/August/Rare-2200-Year-Old-Coin-Found-in-Israel/
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90777/90854/7101665.html

Ayyubid coins from Syria:

http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/201008106852/Related-news-from-Syria/archaeologists-islamic-coins-unearthed-in-syria-dating-back-to-ayyubid-era.html

A strange eBay auction involving a 1933 penny:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1302005/Mystery-1933-penny-Coin-valued-80-000-offered-eBay-suddenly-withdrawn.html

A major hoard of Tang Dynasty coins from China's Hebei province:

http://en.ce.cn/National/culture/201008/14/t20100814_21722003.shtml

Latest eSylum newsletter:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v13n32.html

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
================================================================
Roman Days: The Age of Conquest:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/14/arts/14iht-roman.html?_r=1

Art of Sumatra:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/05/arts/05iht-sumatra.html

Pre-Islamic Saudi Arabia:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2010/aug/10/louvre-saudi-arabia-exhibition

An Iron Age figure which was 'sent' to the British Museum more than twenty
years ago as been returned to Yorkshire:

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/Back-home-Iron-Age-figure.6462598.jp

More on the renovations at the Israel Museum:

http://www.jewishtimes.com/index.php/jewishtimes/news/jt/israel_news/100_million_facelift_transforms_israel_museum/20070

The Smithsonian has returned a number of items to the Yurok people:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129182536

The American Folk Art Museum is having more financial problems:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/09/arts/design/09folk.html

... and the Brooklyn Museum has different (but related) problems:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/08/arts/design/08museum.html

A NY bill which would have prevented the sale of certain artworks appears to
be dead:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/11/arts/design/11selloff.html

Here's a nice museum director perk:

https://mail.google.com/mail/#label/4explorator/12a5cd1f19f765a9

Assorted museum items of interest:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/06/arts/design/06met.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/06/arts/design/06antiques.html

A History of the World (BM)

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

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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Duchess of Malfi:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/15/theater/15american.html

Oregon Shakespeare Festival:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/15/theater/15american.html

Feature on Georgian Chants (in Georgia):

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/08/arts/music/08georgian.html
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OBITUARIES
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David Wolper:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/12/arts/12wolper.html

John Pairman Brown:

http://www.augsburgfortress.org/store/itemcontributor.jsp?contributorcode=4083
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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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