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explorator 13.24

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explorator 13.24                                October 3, 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, Donna Hurst, Edward Rockstein,
Rick Heli,Hernan Astudillo, Kurt Theis, Cressida Ryan,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri,Joanne Conman,
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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Neanderthals were wiped out by volcanoes, apparently:

http://www.physorg.com/news205059829.html
http://www.sci-tech-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=13000CWJXTBO

... but they did develop their tools independently (I think we've had
this
already):

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/28/science/28obneanderthal.html
http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Study_More_credit_due_to_Neanderthals_
999.html

Latest theory has homo floresiensis as an 'iodine deficient human':

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/09/100928025514.htm
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/09/29/3024900.htm
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2010/09/the-hobbits-were-cretins-
perhaps-or-perhaps-not/

Feature on Morris Sutton and remains of early hominids from South
Africa:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-south-africa-fossils
-20100927,0,773828.story
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
================================================================
A statue of Amenhotep III has been unearthed in Luxor:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-egypt-statue,0,1
699887.story
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101002/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_egypt_antiquities
http://www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2010/10/02/egypt_un
earths_3400_year_old_granite_statues
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gmlqUI9TuQVibcJRjc95US
QoWAwgD9IJK77G3?docId=D9IJK77G3
http://www.physorg.com/news205253514.html
http://www.drhawass.com/blog/new-statue-amenhotep-iii-uncovered
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5glWDvGIR3BHuBsoNe1My0
JdLiLwA?docId=CNG.7bb3329fbab3923d23b175eda2b0410f.ec1

Feature on Tut's mask:

http://artmuseumjournal.com/gold_mask_of_tutankhamun.aspx

Audio of folks reading ancient Babylonian/Assyrian poetry is online:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2010/10/01/130263525/talk-like-a-bab
ylonian
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/today/hi/today/newsid_9046000/90
46686.stm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1316136/Ancient-Babylonia
n-poems-online-Readings-heard-time-2k-years.html?ITO=1490
http://www.physorg.com/news205059195.html

cf:

http://people.pwf.cam.ac.uk/mjw65/BAPLAR/Homepage

Helena of Adiabene's sarcophagus is back in Jerusalem:

http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/week-s-end/a-royal-return-1.316609

The trial of Raphael Golb proceeded this week:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/09/30/ny-jurors-id-theft-case-tied-ancien
t-texts/
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/dead_sea_scrolls_cyber_bully_admits_W
SU4kShKSPrLlzQaGo8mPN?CMP=OTC-rss&FEEDNAME=
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100927/ap_on_re_us/us_dead_sea_scrolls_2
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gznCOrQo0Iw8H1s_BUyqyD
XHcO8AD9IH6SRG2?docId=D9IH6SRG2

... and in case you missed the verdict:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=41371
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/10/01/2010-10-01_dead_sea_troll
_is_convicted_for_impersonating_nyu_prof.html
http://nyulocal.com/on-campus/2010/09/29/academic-crusader-charged-for-i
mpersonating-nyu-professor/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8036634/NY-la
wyer-convicted-in-Dead-Sea-Scrolls-case.html

Wired marked the anniversary of the decipherment of the Rosetta Stone:

http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2010/09/0927rosetta-stone-decipher-an
nounced/

More on that Samaritan synagogue from near Beit Shean:

http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/59429/ancient-synagogue-found-in-jor
dan-valley

More on the latest how-they-built-the-pyramids theory:

http://www.newkerala.com/news/world/fullnews-49886.html

More on that 'lost city' from the Kharga Oasis:

http://opa.yale.edu/news/article.aspx?id=7708

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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An interesting 7th-century B.C. burial from Eleftherna:

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/news/346584,archaic-era-woman-found-c
rete.html
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_politics_100010_30/09/2010
_120097
http://www.perthnow.com.au/grave-yields-gold-covered-skeleton/story-e6fr
fku0-1225931481340?from=public_rss
http://www.news24.com/SciTech/News/Greeks-find-gold-covered-skeleton-201
00928
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5gX5SVZzbhOK
VnPCa5pNoCvFIePew?docId=4661350
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39399336/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/144532.html
http://news.scotsman.com/world/Golden-shroud-of-ancient-skeleton.6555616
.jp
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5gX5SVZzbhOK
VnPCa5pNoCvFIePew?docId=4661350

cf: http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/eleutherna/ (pre
discovery)

A rather nondescript mosaic from a bath being excavated in Apamea:

http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/201009257373/Travel/syrian-arch
aeologists-unique-mosaic-dating-back-to-1st-century-ad-found-in-apamea.h
tml

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/09/27/british-library-posts-greek-ma
nuscripts-web/

A mithraeum from France (I think we mentioned this ages ago):

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/news/ancient-sanct
uary-dedicated-to-mithras-discovered-in-france-2092850.html

The British Library has put a pile of Greek manuscripts online:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=41241
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/09/27/british-library-posts-greek-ma
nuscripts-web/
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/22/20100927/tot-uk-books-greek-manuscripts-4b7b
872.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/27/AR201009
2701651.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100927/ap_on_re_eu/eu_britain_greek_manuscr
ipts_5
http://www.theage.com.au/world/new-life-for-ancient-texts-as-archive-goe
s-online-20100927-15u2a.html
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE68Q2B120100927
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/144540.html
http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2010/09/26/british_libr
ary_posts_greek_manuscripts_to_web

Feature on Roman glass (arising from a research article):

http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=824

Evidence of a Roman settlement at Newnham College:

http://www.varsity.co.uk/news/2417

Remains of a Roman road in Kent:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-11418185

No Roman history centre for Perthshire:

http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1944841?UserKey=

... and they're arguing about the planned visitor centre in Colchester:

http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/8424580.Roman_circus_fundraiser_brand
s_plan____a_betrayal___/

A Roman mosaic at Fishbourne Roman Palace has been saved from a water
leak:

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/8428373.Roman_mosaic_saved_from_water_lea
k/

We're starting to read more about Allianoi (again):

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Why+the+Roman+spa+town+of+Allian
oi+must+be+saved/21561
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20101001/sc_afp/turkeyarchaeologyhistory_201
01001160143
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5g9eQOkPh9OmIDR15g5LDE
1e65JXw?docId=CNG.c41a43301a2a0ba462c063759615c08e.101
http://www.france24.com/en/20101001-ancient-roman-spa-awaits-flooding-tu
rkey
http://www.physorg.com/news205157911.html
There's a Classicist in charge of MI5:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/charlottehigginsblog/2010/sep/28/mi5-e
vans-suetonius-juvenal-aristophanes

Druidism was recognized as a legitimate religion this week:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11457795
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/europe/new-vadility-for-an-anc
ient-practice/article1739782/?cmpid=rss1
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130288313&ft=1&f=10
01

... with the usual background feature:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/8037258/Druids-Worsh
ippers-of-nature-who-were-said-to-sacrifice-humans.html

An app for touring Roman Caerleon:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/southeastwales/hi/people_and_places/history/
newsid_9040000/9040613.stm

Mary Beard on emperors' first speeches:

http://timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/2010/09/emperors-first-speeches
-nero-to-miliband.html

Feature on a visit to see those recently-re-revealed angels at Hagia
Sophia:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherhowse/8026330/S
acred-Mysteries-An-appointment-with-an-angel-at-Hagia-Sophia.html

An interesting Ptolemaic mapping project is being hyped as 'cracking the
Ptolemy Code':

http://freeinternetpress.com/story.php?sid=27197A2nd
http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,720513,00.html

They're still talking about that 'Crosby Garrett Roman helmet':

http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/crosby-garrett-roman-helmet-one-of-gre
at-treasures-of-world-cumbrian-mp-1.763714?referrerPath=news
http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/mystery-man-pledges-50-000-to-help-buy
-cumbrian-roman-helmet-1.762750?referrerPath=news
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/fight-to-save-rare-roman-
treasure-2091309.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2010/sep/27/roman-cavalry-helmet-cumbr
ia-campaign
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-11416543
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-11420846
Plans to restore the Odeon at Hersonissos:

http://www.ana.gr/anaweb/user/showplain?maindoc=9159981&maindocimg=41845
52&service=102

That what-really-killed-folks-at-pompeii story is still kicking around:

http://www.miller-mccune.com/science/csi-pompeii-19951/

Looks like Classics at UAlbany will be the victim of cuts:

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/UAlbany-shedding-jobs-5-programs
-683996.php

Reviewish thing on Goldsworthy's *Antony and Cleopatra*:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130190252

Review of Anne Carson, *Nox*;

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/entertainment/books/20101003__quot_Nox_qu
ot__is_a_moving_book_-_and_an_art_object.html

Interview with Annabel Lyon (Golden Mean):

http://www.boston.com/ae/books/articles/2010/10/03/when_aristotle_taught
_alexander/

More on Herod's theatre box:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130021748

More on plans to restore the Lyceum:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/144084.html
http://www.dp-news.com/pages/detail.aspx?l=2&articleId=55792

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)
================================================================
Strontium analysis of those two burials from Stonehenge suggest they had
come
from quite a distance to visit the site:

http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/stonehenge-drew-prehistoric-touris
ts.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39440606/ns/world_news-europe/
http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Latest-News-Wires/2010/0930/Stonehenge
-skeleton-Ancient-traveler-died-near-the-famous-monument
http://www.boston.com/news/science/articles/2010/09/29/body_buried_at_st
onehenge_came_from_mediterranean
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11421593
http://www.physorg.com/news204969559.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100929/ap_on_sc/eu_britain_stonehenge_buria
l

Burials of unspecified date ("ancient") from downtown Moscow:

http://en.rian.ru/russia/20101002/160805048.html

Folks aren't happy with billboards in Venice:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/03/venice-violated-billboards-n
orman-foster

A pile of Royal Navy records were made public by the National Archives
this
week ... some fun stuff:

http://www.physorg.com/news205061511.html

The Langstone Logboat is going on display:

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/newshome/Museum-place-for-Langstone-Logboat.
6552116.jp

An idiot driver has destroyed an archway at Scone Palace:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-11422478

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

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

================================================================
ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
Artifacts at a 'disputed' site in Ayodhya suggest/prove it was a sacred
site:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/There-were-enough-artefacts-to-
prove-site-a-scared-place/articleshow/6669027.cms


Evidence of high-level settlement in Papua New Guinea some 50 000 years
b.p.:

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/63888/description/Ancient_New
_Guinea_settlers_headed_for_the_hills
http://www.physorg.com/news205093371.html

Water raiding is now the latest threat to Angkor's temples:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/sep/27/water-raiding-threatens-angk
or-wat

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
================================================================
There is no evidence to support the 'Clovis comet catastrophe' theory:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-09/uocp-nef092910.php
http://www.physorg.com/news204991757.html
http://uanews.org/node/34499
http://www.newkerala.com/news/world/fullnews-52733.html

Not sure about this Native-American-artifacts-from-a-backyard claim:

http://arkansasmatters.com/news-weirdnews-fulltext?nxd_id=354795

A 9000 years b.p. First Nations site along the Fraser River might be
paved
over:

http://www2.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=6b7b9f6f-2fe2-40d9
-ab1e-a605af9549be

Rethinking Colonial sewing:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/01/arts/design/01antiques.html

Review of Ron Chernow, *Washington: A Life*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/28/books/28book.html

Review of Eric Foner, *The Fiery Trial*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/03/books/review/Reynolds-t.html

================================================================
CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
The Totonaca murals at El Tajin have been restored:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=41429
http://www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/12-restauracion/4609-murales-
totonacos-recobran-colorido-y-simbolismo

They're poking around a possible observatory site in Tabasco:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=41374
http://www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/8-investigaciones-y-estudios-
historicos/4603-exploran-observatorio-prehispanico-en-tabasco

Are Andean mummy tattoos actually evidence of acupuncture?:

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefair/post/2010/10/mummy-t
attoos-hint-at-ancient-andean-acupuncture/1

I think we've mentioned these Amazonian 'geoglyphs' before:

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/09/amazon-road-workers-find-ancient
-earth-carvings.php

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
================================================================
DaVinci seems to have had some sort of theory of evolution of his own:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20827801.400-fossil-secrets-of-the
-da-vinci-codex.html

On iPads and archaeology:

http://www.apple.com/ipad/pompeii/


I'm sure most of us could handle a retirement here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/29/greathomesanddestinations/29gh-househu
nting.html?_r=1

What we can learn from our hunter-gatherer forebears:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cif-green/2010/sep/30/hunter-gat
herer-ancestors

Hyping a new history series with Michael Wood:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1317069/TV-historian-Michael-Woo
d-talks-English-history-new-BBC-series-Story-England.html

Google Streetview has been 'documenting' some ancient sites:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-1316788/Google-Streetview-film
s-Stonehenge-Pompeii.html
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2010/10/01/google-street-view-i
mages-from-world-s-remotest-places-115875-22599400/

Feature on a '12 foot man' buried in country Mayo:

http://www.irishcentral.com/story/roots/emeraldextracts/12-foot-man-buri
ed-in-county-mayo-104040559.html

Spending cuts can inform history, apparently:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/11452575

Not many historical types on the MacArthur genius list this year:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/chi-100927macarthur-genius-2
-story,0,5701987.story
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/28/arts/28macarthur.html
http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.6239749/k.1427/Meet_the_201
0_Fellows.htm

Review of Alfried Wieczorek and Wilfried Rosendahl, *Mummies of the
World*:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=recommendations-oct-201
0

More on water buffalo and goats' tramplings affecting dating of sites:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/09/100923162408.htm
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1922582/water_buffalo_goats_can_dis
tort_stone_age_sites/index.html
http://www.physorg.com/news204474806.html
http://esciencenews.com/articles/2010/09/23/taking.a.new.look.old.digs.t
rampling.animals.may.alter.stone.age.sites
http://www.labspaces.net/106577/Taking_a_new_look_at_old_digs__Trampling
_animals_may_alter_Stone_Age_sites
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/09/100929-trampling-stone-a
ge-artifacts-dating-goats-science/

Review of Maria Tatar (ed.) *The Grimm Reader*:

http://www.tnr.com/book/review/the-storytellers?utm_source=ESP+Integrate
d+List&utm_campaign=96b56b699a-TNR_BA_093010&utm_medium=email

Review of Lydia Davis (tr, obviously), *Madame Bovary*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/03/books/review/Harrison-t.html
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TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Israel:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/10/03/travel/03Israel.html

Paris:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/10/03/travel/03Atget.html

Carrrara:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/10/03/travel/03overnighter.html

Old Shanghai (Duolun Lu):

http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/10/03/travel/03headsup.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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GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
================================================================
American Journal of Archaeology 114.4:

http://www.ajaonline.org/index.php?ptype=toc

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CRIME BEAT
================================================================
A statue of Hathor was stolen from a museum in South Sinai:

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/middleeast/news/article_1588166.p
hp/Egypt-investigates-theft-of-ancient-statue-in-Sinai

Larissa wants some Nazi-purloined antiquities back:

http://www.ana-mpa.gr/anaweb/user/showplain?maindoc=9152224&maindocimg=4
422801&service=102

... while a Flintshire family has returned an item purloined during WWII
to
Florence:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-11423067

... while a German court has ordered the return of some Cypriot
antiquities:

http://famagusta-gazette.com/german-court-orders-cypriot-treasures-retur
n-p10853-69.htm
http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus-problem/german-court-order-return-stol
en-cypriot-treasures/20100928

Latest in the Utah case:

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/50364305-76/crites-artifacts-deal-deal
er.html.csp

Petroglyphs in Arizona are being repeatedly hit with vandalism:

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/10/03/20101003arizona-petrog
lyph-vandalism.html

An Egyptian official vocalizes what I suspect we were all thinking in
regards to that Van Gogh theft:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/27/egyptian-official-suspects-
inside-job-in-van-gogh-theft

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/
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NUMISMATICA
================================================================
A 2000 years b.p shekel from ... Manchester?:

http://www.salemnews.com/local/x124780264/Salem-man-finds-2-000-year-old
-shekel-on-the-shore

A metal detectorist from Chichester has come across a Caligula denarius:

http://www.chichester.co.uk/chichester/Historic-find-in-Chichester.65455
04.jp

A major coin collector in Israel sold his collection this week:

http://www.jpost.com/LocalIsrael/TelAvivAndCenter/Article.aspx?id=188820

Latest eSylum newsletter:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v13n39.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
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Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=41395

Lod Mosaic:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870465400457551827156333641
4.html
http://www.artinfo.com/galleryguide/19639/6185/125911/the-metropolitan-m
useum-of-art-new-york/exhibition/the-roman-mosaic-from-lod-israel/

World of Khubilai Khan:

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/michigan/news.newsmain/article/2/0/170
5535/U.S./The.glories.of.Khubilai.Khan.on.display.in.New.York
http://culture.wnyc.org/articles/features/2010/sep/29/met-museum-explore
s-world-khubilai-khan/
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/01/arts/design/01khan.html
http://www.metmuseum.org/special/khubilai-khan.aspx

Divine Comedy (very interesting):

http://www.sothebys.com/divinecomedy/?cmp=email_ny_Divinecomedy_Divineco
medy_cat_fall2010#overview

Gauguin:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/02/arts/02iht-MELIK2.html

Cyprus: Crossroads of Civilizations:

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/heritage/historic-cyprus-exhibition-opens-smi
thsonian/20100930

Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=41367

Counter Space:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/27/arts/27iht-design27.html

Ricci:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/28/arts/28iht-melvin.html

Some changes (not really) to the Terracotta Warriors' Canadian tour:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=41403
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/todays-paper/Terracotta+Army+last+co
nquest+Canada+will+Montreal/3614260/story.html

Some very interesting (and expensive) books are on display at one of the
auction houses:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/worlds-most-expens
ive-book-on-display-2096275.html

(p)Review of Norman Jacobs, *Behind the Colonnade*:

http://www.lovereading.co.uk/news/800005296/bone-of-contention-skeletons
-abound-as-author-opens-british-museum-closet.html

Latest salvo in the Yale v Peru dispute:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/peru/8030230/Peru
-president-accuses-Yale-of-Inca-robbery.html

Feature on various museums' ipod apps:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/02/arts/design/02apps.html

The Morgan Library's McKim, Mead and White building is soon to reopen:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/29/morgan-library-building-to-
reopen-next-month

A History of the World (BM)

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

================================================================
PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Office Hours:

http://theater.nytimes.com/2010/10/01/theater/reviews/01office.html

Now Circa Then:

http://theater.nytimes.com/2010/09/30/theater/reviews/30now.html


An archive account of a performance back in 1905 of Mrs Warren's
Profession:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/01/from-the-archive-the-ruckus
-over-mrs-warren
================================================================
ON THE WEB
================================================================
Ancient Canal Builders:

http://www.ancientcanalbuilders.com/
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OBITUARIES
================================================================
Ralph T. Coe:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/26/arts/design/26coe.html
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DON'T EAT THAT ELMER (A.K.A. CVM GRANO SALIS)
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MORE 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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