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explorator 13.26                                October 10, 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!!!

n.b. I've replaced the 'Don't Eat That Elmer' section with
a 'Humour' section ...
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Donna Hurst, Eric Cline,
Feral Boy, Richard Campbell, Edward Rockstein, Joan Griffith,
Hernan Astudillo, Terrence Lockyer, Kurt Theis, John McMahon,
Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri,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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More on linking human evolution to climate change:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-10-link-climate-early-human-evolution.html

More on compassionate Neanderthals:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10680094&ref=rss
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/oct/10/bright-idea-neanderthals-evolution
http://www.newkerala.com/news/world/fullnews-60979.html
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/18/20101011/tsc-scientists-find-sign-cave-dwellers-t-c2ff8aa.html
http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-10-scientists-cave-dwellers-elderly.html

More on the volcanic demise of the Neanderthals:

http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?CALLER=EN_NEWS&ACTION=D&SESSION=&RCN=32634
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AFRICA
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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More hype for robotic probes of the Great Pyramid:

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/features/This-Life--Probing-the.6579896.jp

A tablet with a 2700 years b.p. loyalty oath from Tayinat (Turkey):

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/news/2700yearold-royal-loyalty-oath-discovered-in-turkey-2107830.html

Some photos of Herod's VIP box (in case you haven't seen them elsewhere):

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/10/photogalleries/101013-king-herod-royal-theater-box-vip-science-pictures/?now=2010-10-13-00:01

An 8th century carpet mosaic is on display in Jericho:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=41657
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11516299
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101010/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_palestinians_large_mosaic_3
http://www.canadaeast.com/rss/article/1256672
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=4&article_id=120275
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/10/AR2010101001610.html
http://www.haaretz.com/culture/massive-ancient-mosaic-unveiled-in-jericho-1.318261
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/11/mosaic-jericho-10000th-birthday

Elonei Mamre has hopened to the public:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/140026

cf:
http://www.ritmeyer.com/2010/10/12/mamre-and-the-temple-mount-in-jerusalem/

A possible 13th century C.E. observatory from Iran:

http://www.payvand.com/news/10/oct/1127.html

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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They're associating some finds near York with Cartimandua:

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/8448201.Hoard_of_treasure_found_near_York/

The Colosseum has opened the 'basement' to the public:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/8066492/Colosseum-to-open-gladiator-tunnels-to-public.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69D5IM20101014
http://www.news24.com/Entertainment/International/Colosseum-to-showcase-dungeons-20101014-2
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/15/colosseum-rennovations-opening-to-the-public/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/picture/2010/oct/15/italy-archaeology
http://www.vancouversun.com/travel/Rome+Colosseum+open+dungeons+public/3677624/story.html
http://www.vancouversun.com/travel/footsteps+gladiators/3678723/story.html

... while actions by workers closed the Acropolis for a few days this week:

http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2010/10/15/general-eu-greece-acropolis-blockade_8015663.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSLDE69D0GN20101014
http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2010/10/14/riot_police_protesters_clash_at_acropolis
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap_travel/20101015/ap_tr_ge/eu_travel_brief_greece_acropolis_blockade_1
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/10/14/riot-police-protesters-clash-acropolis/
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-world/greek-police-workers-clash-at-acropolis-20101014-16lhn.html

Some 'aftermath' coverage of the Crosby Garret helmet sale:

http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/cumbria-bid-to-buy-crosby-garrett-roman-helmet-fell-just-short-1.768837?referrerPath=news
http://www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/other/museum-tried-to-buy-roman-helmet-1.769131?referrerPath=news/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/oct/13/treasure-trove-crosby-garrett-helmet
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/10/photogalleries/101011-roman-helmet-sold-history-pictures/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/8054087/Landowners-fear-flood-of-treasure-hunters-after-2.3-million-Roman-helmet-sale.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/16/arts/16iht-mask.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-11510037

cf:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crosby_Garrett_Helmet

Bewailing the condition of Pompeii:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/8053829/Pompeii-a-symbol-of-Italys-sloppiness.html
http://gulfnews.com/news/world/other-world/delayed-pompeii-restoration-project-sparks-blame-game-among-politicians-1.695117
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/Pompeii+symbol+sloppiness/3653196/story.html

Allianoi continues to get press attention:

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/10/06/allianoi.flooding/
http://www.gadling.com/2010/10/15/roman-ruins-in-turkey-to-be-flooded-by-dam-project/

Why Classics matters:

http://www.bigissuescotland.com/features/view/379

They're 'hooked on Classics' at King Edward's School in Bath:

http://www.thisisbath.co.uk/politics/school-pupils-star-classics/article-2754884-detail/article.html

What Stephen Scully is up to:

http://media.www.udallasnews.com/media/storage/paper743/news/2010/10/12/News/Boston.University.Professor.To.Speak.Oct.22.On.Achilles.Shield.As.Microcosm.Of-3944455.shtml

What Denis Feeney is up to:

http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S28/71/13E03/index.xml?section=announcements

Interview with Stacey Schiff:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/17/magazine/17fob-q4-t.html

The San Diego Red Bull Chariot Races got some press coverage:

http://www.theusdvista.com/news/sd-universities-race-to-the-finish-roman-style-1.1688084

The adventures of a Greek/Latin teacher from Hunter College:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/10/sports/baseball/10cheer.html

Not sure if we mentioned this thing on mortality rates in ancient Rome
(based on
rather dated info):

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2010/10/ancient-rome-as-a-death-pit/

... see also two articles by Walter Scheidel:

http://www.princeton.edu/~pswpc/pdfs/scheidel/040901.pdf
http://www.princeton.edu/~pswpc/pdfs/scheidel/021003.pdf

Review of *The Classical Tradition*:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/13/AR2010101306220.html

Review of John Hale, *Lords of the Sea*:

http://bgdailynews.com/articles/2010/10/17/features/feat3.txt

Review of Catherine Johns, *The Hoxne Late Roman Treasure*:

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=4&article_id=120275

Review of Victor Davis Hanson, *Makers of Ancient Strategy*:

http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=21675
http://www.speroforum.com/site/article.asp?idCategory=31&idsub=113&id=41445&t=Makers+of+Ancient+Strategy%3A+book+review

Review of Bettany Hughes, *The Hemlock Cup*:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/8056764/Desperately-seeking-wise-old-Socrates.html

More on iPads at Pompeii:

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/ipad_at_pompeii_does_tech_really_revolutionize_how.php
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)
================================================================
I think we had some early hints of this in the past couple of weeks ... a
Russian archaeologist
is claiming to have found a 'Caucasian Stonehenge' in southern Russia:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=41758
http://www.physorg.com/news206030984.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101012/ap_on_re_eu/eu_russia_ancient_civilization_2
http://news.scotsman.com/world/Russian-version-of--Stonehenge.6578294.jp
http://www.kyivpost.com/news/guide/guidenews/detail/86063/
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/10/12/russian-claims-uncover-bronze-age-settlements/
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1929825/bronze_age_civilization_discovered_in_russia/index.html

A 'Bronze Age' cremation urn from Fortrose:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-11536596

Some ca. 500 B.C. "wooden constructions" from west Bohemia:

http://www.praguemonitor.com/2010/10/15/archaeologists-uncover-ancient-wooden-constructions

Claim that the White Horse of Uffington is actually a dog:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/oct/12/white-horse-uffington-dog
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-11531634

Plans to dig out a portal tomb near Maghera:

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/maghera-tomb-5000yearold-burial-site-to-give-up-secrets-14977234.html

Archaeologists have excavated the site where Admiral Nelson used to hang out
with his
mistress:

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2010/10/14/monmouth-trysting-place-of-admiral-nelson-and-his-mistress-unearthed-by-archaeologists-91466-27467387/

The cannons on the HMS Victory were 'special':

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-guernsey-11516163

On how milk drinkers conquered Europe in Neolithic times:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,723310,00.html

cf:
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2010/10/volkerwanderung-back-with-a-vengeance/

Archaeological finds halt water purification plant construction in
Turgovishte (Bulgaria):

http://www.sofiaecho.com/2010/10/12/975572_infrastructure-project-worth-16m-euro-halted-because-of-ancient-roman-village

Reburial legislation in the UK is "threatening archaeological research"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/oct/10/burial-grave-mike-pitts-stonehenge

... and badgers are messing up graves in England again/still:

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2010/10/13/Badgers-digging-up-ancient-English-graves/UPI-17941287013045/

Coverage of the annual reenactment of the Battle of Hastings:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/gallery/2010/oct/10/1

More on shipwrecks off Spain:

http://www.theleader.info/article/25429/spains-sea-treasure-not-up-for-grabs/

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

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

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
Using DNA to trace ancient humans' migration to Asia:

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90782/7163868.html

Pushing back the date of the first Chinese fired pottery:

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/7162328.html

Longshan culture sites from central China:

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90776/90882/7162592.html

Somewhat vague item on the Qi Kingdom:

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90782/90873/7163780.html

Remains of some 1300 years b.p. temples near Bhopal:

http://www.newkerala.com/news/world/fullnews-64120.html

China was to purchase the items found at a shipwreck site off Indonesia:

http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/SEAsia/Story/STIStory_590822.html
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5h0mUeajPaHxBs9vwMBvyEIiQ6DFg?docId=CNG.54816e33debe3117debb062e3859e7f7.921

Celebrating Hanoi's 1000th anniversary:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/10/world/asia/10hanoi.html

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
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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
Remains of a cannon site found at Cupids (Newfoundland):

http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Discovery+cannon+site+fires+historians/3675605/story.html

A 'mysterious mansion' in New York:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/10/realestate/10scapes.html

More on the excavations in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta:

http://juneauempire.com/stories/101010/sta_718502614.shtml

Review of Jones and Meyer, *The Pledge*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/17/books/review/Gage-t.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
Possible geoglyphs near Lake Titicaca:

http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/geoglyph-peru-andean.html
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/geoglyphs-peru-slide-show.html

Figuring out Maya military matters from murals:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=41782

Some Inca funerary sites from Cusco:

http://www.livinginperu.com/news/13341

A Copalita site from Oaxaca:

http://www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/7-zonas-arqueologicas/4641-continuaran-trabajos-arqueologicos-en-copalita

A salvage company is returning to the site of the Solo Dios Gloria:

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/10/14/2312963/marine-exploration-announces-recent.html

More on salt and the Maya:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-10/lsu-lrr100710.php
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
================================================================
There's a new archaeological research institute at George Washington
University:

http://gwtoday.gwu.edu/learningresearch/newarchaeologicalinstitutelaunched?utm_source=gwtodayemail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=gwtodayemail1011

Assorted folks define what makes a masterpiece:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/what-makes-a-masterpiece-2105840.html

The art of literary revenge:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/poison-pens-the-art-of-literary-revenge-2107142.html

Much coverage of a potentially-statistically-questionable study suggesting
cancer was
virtually unknown in the ancient world:

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/news/display/?id=6243
http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-10-scientists-cancer-purely-man-made.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8064554/Cancer-caused-by-modern-man-as-it-was-virtually-non-existent-in-ancient-world.html
http://pagingdrgupta.blogs.cnn.com/2010/10/14/how-the-ancient-world-dealt-with-cancer/
http://www.newkerala.com/news/world/fullnews-63193.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1320507/Cancer-purely-man-say-scientists-finding-trace-disease-Egyptian-mummies.html
http://www.nature.com/nrc/journal/v10/n10/abs/nrc2914.html

Things 'you should know' about Columbus:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/history/stuff-you-should-know-about-co.html

Not sure where to put this one ... an account of a student's ongoing search
for the origin of
a tile:

http://media.www.jhunewsletter.com/media/storage/paper932/news/2010/10/14/NewsFeatures/Woodrow.Wilson.Fellow.Lena.Denis.Searches.For.Origin.Of.Ancient.Artifact-3945861-page2.shtml

A somewhat romantic portrayal of archaeological digs:

http://theaggie.org/article/2010/10/13/column-buried-treasures

A 'lost' Michelangelo (maybe) has turned up behind some guy's couch:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news/8057148/300m-Michelangelo-painting-found-behind-sofa.html
http://www.aolnews.com/nation/article/lost-michelangelo-painting-discovered-behind-a-couch-in-ny-home/19672186
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2010/10/possible_michelangelo_painting.html

Suggestion that archaeology should be added to the curriculum:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/oct/12/archaeology-history-curriculum

Mona Lisa's remains are in a dump?:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/8056589/Mona-Lisas-remains-lie-in-Florence-rubbish-tip.html

To celebrate the canonization of Mary MacKillop, the Vatican put a pile of
its Aboriginal artifacts on
display:

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/ancient-treasures-emerge-from-vatican-vault-20101016-16oag.html
http://www.smh.com.au/national/ancient-treasures-emerge-from-vatican-vault-20101016-16oag.html

... some background on Mary MacKillup:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11550229

Classics and other humanities programs are threatened at SUNY Albany:

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/11/the-crisis-of-the-humanities-officially-arrives/
http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Critics-slam-UAlbany-over-humanities-cuts-705088.php

... and an OpEd piece which contrasts the situation in European
universities:

http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2010/10/14/edelstein

Societies evolve slowly:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-10-societies-evolve-slowly-biological-species.html

A 'new' language (Koro) discovered in India:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/12/science/12language.html
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130353817
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130242203
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1036
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=100876926

Newton the alchemist:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/12/science/12newton.html

A bloody gourd may contain Louis XVI's DNA:

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/10/king-louis-xvi-blood/

Making Tzitzit blue again:

http://www.forward.com/articles/132096/

On 'magic' numbers:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/17/opinion/17gilbert.html

More on navy records and weather data:

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/10/old-weather-records/
================================================================
TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Lycian Way:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/activityandadventure/walkingholidays/8066381/Turkey-Walking-ancient-paths-on-the-Lycian-Way.html

Lebanon:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-1319936/Lebanon-Wine-fine-food-original-land-milk-honey.html

Kyrenia:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-1319320/Cyprus-Sandra-Howards-autumn-tour-island-Turkish-controlled-Kyrenia.html

Kaliste:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/16/arts/16iht-trmahler.html

Ecuador:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/10/17/travel/17Ecuador.html

Silk Road:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/10/17/travel/17explorer.html
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BLOGS AND PODCASTS
================================================================
About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

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

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

http://planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

http://heatherpringle.wordpress.com/

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CRIME BEAT
================================================================
Last week it was the Oded Golan trial coming to an end of sorts; this week,
the Marion True trial reached the 'statute of limitations' limit:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=41753
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/14/arts/design/14true.html
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/13/case-involving-former-curator-marion-true-ends/
http://www.cbc.ca/arts/artdesign/story/2010/10/13/antiquities-looted-getty-true-marion.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/italy-exgetty-curators-trial-collapses-2106974.html
http://www.kansascity.com/2010/10/15/2317665/looting-matters-rome-trial-of.html
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2010/10/13/entertainment-eu-italy-looted-antiquities_8009930.html
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/10/13/ex-getty-curator-trafficking-trial-ends-italy/
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-getty-trial-20101014,0,2919292.story
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2010/10/monster-mash-trial-ends-for-ex-getty-curator-marion-true-lincoln-center-has-bedbugs.html
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/10/rome-judge-throws-out-charges-against-ex-getty-antiquities-curator.html

... and in case you missed the Oded Golan news:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20827824.400-fiveyear-jesus-box-trial-comes-to-an-end.html

Some Buddha smugglers received their comeuppance:

http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/four-500yearold-buddha-idols-worth-rs-5-cr-seized;-four-held/698237/
http://www.ptinews.com/news/1040216_Four-ancient-Buddha-idols-seized

The US is apparently going to return a number of smuggled sarcophagi to
Egypt:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=41757
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gmlqUI9TuQVibcJRjc95USQoWAwgD9IQNGU81?docId=D9IQNGU81
http://www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2010/10/13/egypt_us_to_return_smuggled_sarcophagi

Some Egyptian ministry officials have been jailed as a result of that Van
Gogh theft:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11529187
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/12/egyptians-sentenced-for-negligence-in-van-gogh-theft

A former university museum director has been jailed for stealing some
Egyptian artifacts:

http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=13332562
http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Former-NY-museum-director-gets-jail-for-theft-708423.php
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/li_museum_director_sentenced_for_m8ewK4q1OIOWlINeCC4BRN

... while a Greek police chief involved in cigarette smuggling has now been
implicated in
antiquities smuggling too:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_politics_100012_13/10/2010_120414

Egypt and China signed a protection of cultural property cooperation
agreement:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2010-10/13/c_13554084.htm

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/
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NUMISMATICA
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John Papadopoulos was lecturing on money as art:

http://www.theusdvista.com/news/ucla-prof-highlights-money-as-art-1.1688054

Latest eSylum newsletter:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v13n41.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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A History of the World (BM)

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



Lanuvium Marbles:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/leeds/hi/people_and_places/newsid_9079000/9079964.stm
http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/Roman-sculptures-come-home-to.6578677.jp
http://www.culture24.org.uk/history+%26+heritage/archaeology/ART309843

Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece:

http://en.ce.cn/National/pic-news/201010/15/t20101015_21892014.shtml

Heroes:

http://usa.greekreporter.com/2010/10/13/%C2%ABheroes-mortals-and-myths-in-ancient-greece%C2%BB-exhibition-in-ny-inaugurated-by-culture-minister/

Titian:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=41838
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/10/15/arts/AP-US-Titian-Exhibition.html

Visible Language:

http://www.finebooksmagazine.com/fine_books_blog/2010/10/invention-of-writing-exhibition.phtml

Cyprus: Crossroads of Civilizations:

http://www.montrealgazette.com/travel/Cypriot+artifacts+come+Washington/3680605/story.html

Chaos and Classicism:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/11/arts/design/11chaos.html

James Cook:

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/culture/Swiss_museum_rediscovers_James_Cook.html?cid=28488030

Goya:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/15/arts/design/15spanish.html

The last object of the History of the World in 100 Objects was put on
display at the BM:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/8057212/An-object-lesson-in-history-from-Radio-Four.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/extra/2010/oct/13/british-museum-art
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/fec22e5c-d7b9-11df-b478-00144feabdc0.html

That 'brawl' over the Panagyurishte Gold Treasure in Bulgaria continued:

http://www.novinite.com/newsletter/print.php?id=121001
http://www.sofiaecho.com/2010/10/11/974842_bulgarias-panagyurishte-treasure-causes-major-row-between-sofia-and-plovdiv
http://www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n232436

... and a settlement/compromise proposed:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=121046

Demi Moore rethinks her art collection:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/11/thats-so-19th-century-demi-moore-rethinks-her-art-collection

A New Zealand museum is suggesting that pregnant women stay away from an
exhibition of Maori artifacts:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/newzealand/8058243/New-Zealand-museum-tells-pregnant-women-to-stay-away.html

Celebrating the Frick's 75th:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/14/arts/music/14frick.html

More on deaccessioning ... specifically at Fisk University:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/11/fisk-university-in-new-bid-to-gain-approval-to-sell-art/

Assorted arts/antiques items of interest:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/15/arts/design/15antiques.html

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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/10/theater/10bloody.html

Vision:

http://movies.nytimes.com/2010/10/13/movies/13vision.html

Tracing the evolution of Baroque:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/13/arts/music/13ensemble.html

Vivaldi:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/16/arts/music/16concert.html
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ON THE WEB
================================================================
Petras excavations:

http://www.petras-excavations.gr/
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OBITUARIES
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Selma Al-Radi:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/15/world/15alradi.html
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HUMOUR
================================================================
In case you missed the 'Classical hoax' from the Onion last week:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/historians-admit-to-inventing-ancient-greeks%2C18209/

An art theft piece, also from the Onion:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/art-world-relieved-as-thieves-steal-pretty-terribl,18251

A couple of cartoons:

http://www.lab-initio.com/screen_res/nz145.jpg
http://www.lab-initio.com/screen_res/nz003.jpg
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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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