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explorator 13.22                             September 19, 2010
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Diana Wright,Donna Hurst,
Edward Rockstein, Rick Heli,Hernan Astudillo, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri,
Bob Heuman, Rochelle Altman, Toke Lindegaard Knudsen,
and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week (as always
hoping I have left no one out).

... sorry this one took so long folks ... kids kept asking me
questions about homework this a.m. ...
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EARLY HUMANS
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Feature on Piltdown Man:

http://www.dchieftain.com/dc/index.php/news/2121-fraud-in-science-piltdo
wn-the-man-who-never-was.html

On the importance of empathy in human evolution:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/sep/19/evolution-frans-de-waal
-primatologist

An interesting method for determining the diet of early hominids:

http://www.physorg.com/news203854387.html
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AFRICA
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An update of sorts on the search for Chinese shipwrecks off Kenya:

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/kenya/100910/seeking-proof-chinas-anc
ient-trade-africa

... related:

http://www.nation.co.ke/News/regional/National%20Museums%20defends%20the
%20digging%20up%20of%20ancient%20kingdom%20%20/-/1070/1010264/-/8wt57hz/
-/

Petroglyphs of varying ages at 100 or so sites from Somaliland:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/sep/17/cave-paintings-found-in-soma
liland
http://freeinternetpress.com/story.php?sid=27019

More on Nubian beer:

http://www.jhunewsletter.com/news/2010/09/16/ScienceTech/Ancient.Nubians
.Cured.Selves.With.Beer-3933258.shtml
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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The burial chamber of Karahamun has been located within his
recently-rediscovered
tomb:

http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/astrological-scene-found-on-egypti
an-tomb-ceiling.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39233479/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/9/15/apworld/20100915193
130&sec=apworld
http://www.drhawass.com/blog/press-release-tomb-karakhamun-found-egyptia
n-american-team

We heard of that CT scan of Nefertiti's bust a while back ... now we get
the
spins:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/nefertiti-recipient-of-th
e-worlds-first-successful-facelift-2083297.html

There's an Egyptologist at Harvard again!:

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2010/9/15/manuelian-der-course-egypt/

From the Tall Harmal excavations comes evidence of an 'ancient
university'
sort of thing:

http://www.aknews.com/en/aknews/1/180358/

There are plenty of sites in Iraqi Kurdistan, apparently:

http://www.aknews.com/en/aknews/1/180780/

They've found Herod's theatre box at Herodium:

http://www.jpost.com/LocalIsrael/AroundIsrael/Article.aspx?id=188111
http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=188399
http://www.huji.ac.il/dovrut/HerodiumRoyalBox.doc
http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/insideisrael/2010/September/King-Herods-Royal
-Box-Uncovered/
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/xinhua/2010-09-14/content_868756.html
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2306788/posts

A sculpture of a hawk that dates back to the tenth milliennium
B.C./B.C.E.
from Syria:

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/health/oldest-sculpture-of-hawk-disc
overed-in-syria_100429013.html
http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/201009147240/Related-news-from-
Syria/french-archaeologists-the-oldest-sculpture-of-hawk-in-the-world-di
scovered-in-syria.html
http://www.sana.sy/eng/35/2010/09/15/307421.htm

A 4th century B.C./B.C.E. statue of Melkart from Kadmous (Syria):

http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/201009177271/Related-news-from-
Syria/archaeologists-4th-century-bc-statue-unearthed-in-syria.html
http://www.sana.sy/eng/35/2010/09/16/307840.htm

Some 8500 years b.p. burials from Bursa:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=ancient-bodies-found-in-turkey-
2010-09-16

Review of Toby Wilkinson, *The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt*:

http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/leisure/8393163.Rise_and_Fall_of_Ancient_Eg
ypt/

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 Roman cavalry helmet find by a metal detectorist:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39150821/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2010/09/13/ancient_roma
n_helmet_to_be_auctioned_in_britain
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2010/sep/13/roman-helmet-metal-detecto
r-cumbria
http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/8391068.Rare_Roman_helmet_fo
und_near_Appleby/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/uk-england-cumbria-11287093
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/8000018/Rare-Roman-helmet-and-fac
e-mask-discovered.html
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/culture/harrymount/100046849/the-cumbrian-h
elmet-that-shows-what-sophisticated-artists-the-romans-were/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/entertainment-arts-11289935
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=40775
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1311690/Roman-helmet-unea
rthed-metal-detector-expected-fetch-300-000-auction.html

... and a campaign to keep it where it was found:

http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/8391068.Campaign_to_keep_rar
e_Roman_helmet_found_in_Cumbria/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-11326171
http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/carlisle-museum-launches-public-appeal-to-b
uy-crosby-garrett-roman-helmet-1.759082?referrerPath=home
http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/carlisle-museum-raises-20-000-in-four-
days-to-buy-crosby-garrett-roman-helmet-1.759365?referrerPath=news
http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/appeal-launched-to-keep-rare-roman-hel
met-in-cumbria-1.757603?referrerPath=news

... and a suit of Roman armour from Wales:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/uk-wales-11288684
http://www.physorg.com/news203770586.html
http://www.torontosun.com/news/world/2010/09/15/15363666.html
http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/8399961.Caerleon_dig_sheds_light_o
n_time_when_Romans_left/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-11292227

Evidence of Roman military success in northern Germany:

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/news/344294,germany-battle-feature.ht
ml
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/europe/features/article_1584567.p
hp/New-finds-suggest-Romans-won-big-North-Germany-battle-Feature
http://www.sci-tech-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=0330039XAXO3

Tying the Romans' love of shellfish to an environmental project:

http://www.northumberlandgazette.co.uk/news/Those-Romans-really-were-a.6
534856.jp

A mysterious child burial inside Vindolanda Roman fort:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-11324607
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/sep/15/roman-child-murder-vindola
nda
http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-news/2010/09/15/rema
ins-of-a-child-found-at-vindolanda-roman-fort-61634-27268934/
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/durham/8394422.Roman_era_mur
der_victim___s_bones_found/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1312338/Murder-mystery-1-
800-year-old-girl-buried-ancient-Roman-barracks.html?ITO=1490

An Iron Age and/or early Roman farming settlement found during school
construction in London:

http://www.torontosun.com/travel/europe/2010/09/16/15370176-reuters.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE68F2WW20100916
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5jOrCJpXglAovpLnVQ
EV4Y6ar0qkA
http://www.suttonguardian.co.uk/news/8394764.EXCLUSIVE__Roman_remains_up
rooted/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1312564/Iron-Age-human-sa
crificial-animal-remains-site-new-school.html

Remains of a Roman villa in Sofia:

http://www.sofiaecho.com/2010/09/17/961963_archaeology-roman-villa-excav
ated-in-sofia-borough

This facial reconstruction of a 5th century Athenian girl has finally
made
it to the English press:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/world-europe-11309510
http://www.3news.co.nz/Scientists-give-a-face-to-ancient-Greek-girl/tabi
d/1160/articleID/175967/Default.aspx

Very interesting sixth century B.C. (or thereabouts) burials from Pella:

http://www.physorg.com/news203869974.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100916/sc_afp/greecearchaelogy_20100916190
042

A depiction of Tyche from a fresco at Sussita:

http://www.physorg.com/news203852084.html
http://www.science20.com/news_articles/greek_gods_land_jesus
http://newmedia-eng.haifa.ac.il/?p=3593
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/09/100916100503.htm
http://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/25636.php?from=168794

A virtual fire at the Colosseum:

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE68G34F20100917

Roman beauty secrets:

http://www.inloughborough.com/news/098597/Revolting%20Roman%20beauty%20s
ecrets%20revealed

Feature on the Forma Urbis:

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/09/ancient-jigsaw-puzzle-shattered-ro
man-artifact-bedevils-experts/

An update on the Rosia Montana gold mine saga:

http://uk.biz.yahoo.com/18092010/323/romanians-seek-halt-canadian-gold-p
roject.html

On the Aeneid and Halo:

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/09/14/halo-reach-is-like-classical-lite
rature-professor-says/

On comparing modern Israel to ancient Greek city states:

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=188090

On reading Plato at Columbia:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/megan-doherty/reading-plato-with-columb_b_
715212.html

What Michael Gagarian is up to:

http://www.wabash.edu/news/displaystory.cfm?news_ID=8309

There's going to be an I, Claudius radio serial:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/14/arts/14arts-BRINGYOUROWN_BRF.html
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/13/roman-holiday-new-i-claudiu
s-with-derek-jacobi-coming-to-british-radio/?ref=arts

More on who is buried (or not) in a Vergina tomb:

http://www.newkerala.com/news2/fullnews-42536.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20100916/sc_livescience/tombtwisters
keletonmaybealexanderthegreatsfather
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39211698/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://www.livescience.com/culture/ancient-greece-tomb-alexander-great-p
hilip-ii-100915.html

More Marathon anniversary coverage:

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/greek-city-of-marathon-marks-
anniversary-20100912-1575c.html

... and a Pheidippides FAQ:

http://rwdaily.runnersworld.com/2010/09/a-pheidippides-f-a-q.html

More on the Greeks and Halley's Comet:

http://www.physorg.com/news203573928.html
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/ancient-greeks-spotted-halleys-com
et-100914.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39173498/ns/technology_and_science-space/
http://news.discovery.com/space/did-the-greeks-spot-halleys-comet-first.
html
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2010/0915/Did-the-ancient-Greeks-spot-H
alley-s-Comet

More on those restored cave paintings from  Petra:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39151076/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://www.redorbit.com/news/space/1915613/greeks_first_to_spot_halleys_
comet/index.html?source=r_space
http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/international/4132968/Ancient-Petra-painti
ngs-rescued
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE68C1TQ20100913
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/08/photogalleries/100902-pe
tra-wine-cult-cave-art-restored-world-science-pictures/#/cave-paintings-
little-petra-face_25506_600x450.jpg

More on identifying ancient pills:

http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/roman-ship-medical-kit.html
http://www.thedailymaverick.co.za/article/2010-09-13-ancient-greek-pills
-give-modern-scientists-a-new-high

More on Athena Nike:

http://www.ana.gr/anaweb/user/showplain?maindoc=9110858&maindocimg=91091
92&service=144&showLink=true

That charioteer story just won't go away:

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/magazine/20100913_Charioteer_was_in_the_c
hips.html

More on potential threats to Libyan sites by BP:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/news/bp-well-threa
tens-ancient-libyan-sites-2077153.html

Review of Steven Saylor, *Empire*:

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/ebx/watching-rome-burn-with-steven-saylor/
Content?oid=2058442

Review of Adrienne Mayor, *Poison King*:

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/657189

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)
================================================================
Somewhat indirect report of the discovery of an Iron Age/Celtic
necropolis
in Spain:

http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/Limerick-student-Carol-helps-discover.
6535675.jp

Bronze Age burials from an Asda supermarket construction site:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-11316583

Saxon finds from a side near Aldeburgh:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/suffolk/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_
9001000/9001249.stm

An Iron Age settlement from Bengeworth is opening to the public:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/herefordandworcester/hi/people_and_places/hi
story/newsid_8987000/8987925.stm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-11296608

I think we've mentioned this Bronze Age 'cold case' before:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/isleofman/hi/people_and_places/newsid_900200
0/9002556.stm

Shropshire Iron Age history from the air:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/shropshire/hi/people_and_places/history/news
id_8995000/8995891.stm

Funding for a site associated with Owain Glyndwr:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-11328116

Bronze Age gold bracelets from Kent:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-11277386
cf: http://eastkent.owarch.co.uk/

A 1500 b.p. ring from Funen (Danish):

http://kpn.dk/article2180703.ece

Brief bit of hype about medieval remains from Stirling Castle:

http://news.scotsman.com/news/Some-light-on-old-bones.6532562.jp

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

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

================================================================
ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
Neolithic artifacts from a cave in Viet Nam's Na Hang district:

http://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/Life-Style/203619/Neolithic-era-cave-
was-home-to-early-humans-.html

A very interesting coffin of an empress from Shaanxi province:

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90782/90873/7140112.html

 Han and Qin dynasty earthenware cooking items from the Ningxia Hui
region:

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90782/7143685.html

A huge grinding stone from Pallavaram:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Road-workers-stumble-upo
n-ancient-grinding-stone-in-Pallavaram-/articleshow/6581764.cms

Australian Aborigines are claimed to be the first astronomers:

http://www.physorg.com/news203921332.html
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/health-science/aborigines-worlds-fi
rst-astronomers-study/story-e6frg8y6-1225925472832?from=public_rss

Trying to save Afghanistan's Buddhist history:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870464440457548225195578504
6.html

East Asian Archaeology:

http://eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/east-asian-archaeology-cult
ural-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
================================================================
An update of sorts on the North Creek Shelter site:

http://universe.byu.edu/node/10632

9500 years b.p. artifacts from a 'Game Creek' site (Wyoming ... not sure
if it's actually called that):

http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=6462

Account of a talk about the Pawnee National Grasslands area:

http://www.fortmorgantimes.com/fort-morgan-local-news/ci_16101980?source
=rss

Arguing over the nachleben of a recently-discovered War of 1812 era
shipwreck:

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Fate+1812+shipwreck+playing+courts/3513
772/story.html
================================================================
CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
Some recent discoveries at Xochicalco:

http://www.inah.gob.mx/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4559
:exploran-milenaria-calzada-en-xochicalco&catid=8:investigaciones-y-estu
dios-historicos&Itemid=35

A Chachapoyan site from Peru:

http://enperublog.com/2010/09/14/new-chachapoyan-archaeological-site-dis
covered/

Marking the Mexican bicentennial:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/13/world/americas/13bicentennial.html

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
================================================================
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
Came across this item on the "Fool's Cap Map of the World":

http://bigthink.com/ideas/24015

On the DNA front, it appears that a couple of Columbus' shipmates were
the
first
Africans in the New World:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19455-graveyard-dna-rewrites-afric
an-american-history.html

Comic 'Divine Comedy' (sort of):

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129834929

Folks will probably be interested in Werner Herzog's *Cave of Forgotten
Dreams*,
which premiered at the TIFF this week:

http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2010/09/shadows_on_the_walls_of_our_ca.h
tml

... and as long as we're on the subject, there are some
previously-unpublished photos
from Lascaux making the rounds:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/12/inside-lascaux-the-versai_n_712
645.html

... and concern for it in general:

http://www.lemonde.fr/culture/article/2010/09/11/lascaux-un-patrimoine-f
ragilise_1409935_3246.html
">http://www.lemonde.fr/culture/ article/2010/09/11/lascaux-un-
patrimoine-fragilise_1409935_ 3246.html

... and Sarkozy seems to have access to things we folk don't:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/closed-to-the-public-but-
sarkozy-gains-access-to-threatened-cave-art-2077575.html

Interesting evidence that Hillard may have been the artist of a couple
of
portraits of
Elizabeth II:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11277451
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2010/sep/13/queen-elizabeth-portr
aits

On glacial retreat and archaeological finds:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100914/lf_nm_life/us_climate_vikings_1
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE68D1L120100914

A semi-reviewish thing has some interesting things to say about
Victorian
'freakshow' performers:

http://www.physorg.com/news203875580.html

Humans are off the hook for driving a 'mythical' fly to extinction:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9008000/9008585.stm

More on the reopening of the Vatican Library:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=40791
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1311945/Stunning-Vatic
an-library-reopening-years-7-5m-restoration.html?ITO=1490
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/Vatican-to-Open-High-Tech-Library-fo
r-Ancient-Volumes-102782169.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11288225

Some Koraniana of interest:

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/14/the-meaning-of-the-koran
/

Reviewish sort of thing of Ian Morris, *Why the West Rules -- For Now*:

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2010/september/morris-west-rules-091410.ht
ml

Review of Robert Gottlieb, *Sarh: the Life of Sarah Bernhardt*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/books/review/Brockes-t.html

Review of Ilyon Woo, *The Great Divorce*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/books/review/Norton-t.html
================================================================
TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Athens:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/greece/athens/7999
404/Athens-Greece-cultural-city-guide.html

Hadrian's Wall:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/uk/8008399/Hadrian
s-Wall-Another-world-beyond-the-wall.html

Twain's Nicaragua:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/travel/19footsteps.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
================================================================
The Golb trial has started:

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2010/09/14/dead_sea_scrolls_d
ebate_spurs_ny_criminal_trial
http://www.courierpress.com/news/2010/sep/14/dead-sea-scrolls-debate-spu
rs-criminal-trial/?partner=yahoo_headlines
http://www.baylor.edu/lariat/news.php?action=story&story=79632
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8009475/Dead-
Sea-Scrolls-dispute-comes-to-New-York-court.html
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/scholar_says_he_never_ripped_off_8CNm
9lpVrM9cUQOVMnBjbK
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100914/ap_on_re_us/us_dead_sea_scrolls
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gznCOrQo0Iw8H1s_BUyqyD
XHcO8AD9I7T9380

Some items stolen from an Egyptian necropolis a decade ago have been
found
in Spain:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/world-europe-11312729
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/egyptian-relics-found-in-span
ish-shop-20100916-15dwz.html
http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=41361
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20100915/world-news/pieces-of-
ancient-egyptian-necropolis-found-in-spain

Some artifacts which were recovered by customs and being stored in the
WTC
have been restored and
returned to Iraq:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/16/arts/design/16tablets.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/relics-kept-in-the-twin
-towers-sent-back-to-iraq-2081650.html

The British Library is returning a Beneventan Missal to Italy because it
was
looted
during WWII:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11312092

Followup to that 'strange painting theft' case we mentioned a few weeks
ago:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/16/nyregion/16painting.html

Some Caddo Indian pottery is missing from Southern Arkansas University:

http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/WireHeadlines/2010/09/14/caddo-indi
an-pottery-missing-from-campus-1.php

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/
================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================

Latest eSylum newsletter:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v13n37.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
================================================================
A History of the World (BM)

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

Pre-Raphaelites and Italy:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/oxford/hi/things_to_do/newsid_8993000/899383
6.stm

The Immortal Alexander the Great:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=40972

Heroes: Mortals and Myths:

http://usa.greekreporter.com/2010/09/13/new-york-%E2%80%93-art-exhibitio
n-%E2%80%9Cheroes-mortals-and-myths-in-ancient-greece%E2%80%9D-at-onassi
s-cultural-center-2/

Salvator Rosa:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2010/sep/14/dul
wich-picture-gallery-gothic-birth

Art and Myth in Ancient Peru:

http://as.americas-society.org/areas.php?k=current_exhibition

Ballplayers, Gods, and Rainmaker Kings:

http://www.artic.edu/aic/exhibitions/exhibition/Ballplayers

Nueva York:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/17/arts/design/17nueva.html

Mark Twain:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/18/books/18twain.html

Epic of the Persian Kings:

http://www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=226947

Italy's Palazzo Barberini is getting some hype:

http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/35804/a-roman-louvre-italy-opens-its-c
ollection-of-masterpieces-in-palazzo-barberini/

The Vatican has lent the Victoria and Albert some interesting
tapestries:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11345872

A Chinese emperor's seal is expected to fetch a major price at Bonham's:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=40814


Some Nisga'a items were repatriated:

http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_north/terracestandard/news/102753914.html

That 'deaccessioning' injunction in New York State has come to an end:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/14/board-of-regents-to-allow-s
pecial-rules-on-museums-sales-of-art-to-expire/


More on the BM and the Cyrus Cylinder:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/sep/15/iran-cyrus-cylinderbritish-m
useum
http://www.paltelegraph.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id
=6989:british-museum-loosens-grip-on-cyrus-cylinder&catid=72:arts&Itemid
=157

... with calls for expansion of ties with Iran's National Museum:

http://www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=226636

On the Paris Bennale:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/18/arts/18iht-melik18.html

More on that big donation to the BM:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/sep/12/lord-sainsbury-philanthro
pic-lead
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE68B0IO20100912
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/7997358/Lord-Sainsbury-gi
ves-25m-to-British-Museum.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1311384/Tory-peer-gives-25m-dona
tion-British-Museum.html?ITO=1490

================================================================
PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Elektra:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/arts/la-cm-elektra-getty-villa
-sl,0,4538583.storylink?track=rss

A Baroque Pastiche:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/15/arts/music/15opera.html

Buxtehude and Bach:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/14/arts/music/14sacred.html

Connecting Brahms and Schoenberg:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/17/arts/music/17shai.html
================================================================
OBITUARIES
================================================================
George Rich:

http://www.sacbee.com/2010/09/12/3022913/obituary-george-rich-noted-csus
.html

William H. Goetzmann:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/12/arts/12goetzmann.html

Colin Austin:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/professor-colin-austin-2077
447.html

Bernard Knox:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/books-obit
uaries/8007546/Professor-Bernard-Knox.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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