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explorator 13.31                               November 21, 2010
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, David Critchley, Alfred Kriman,
Diana Wright,Edward Rockstein, Hernan Astudillo, anastasis, Cressida
Ryan,
John Hall, Kurt Theis, Joanne Conman, Jennifer Cosham,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Richard
Campbell,
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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This seems related to last week's 'baby brain' story ... humans beat out
Neanderthals because
of 'slow growth':

http://www.npr.org/2010/11/15/131332388/growing-slowly-humans-outsmarted
-neanderthals
http://www.iol.co.za/news/science/neanderthal-kids-grew-up-faster-than-h
umans-1.832133
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1330550/Neanderthal-child
ren-grew-faster-modern-humans.html?ito=feeds-newsxml
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/evolution/8133982/Modern-man-outlived
-Neanderthals-due-to-live-slow-and-grow-old-strategy.html
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/neanderthals-aging-maturity-develo
pment.html
http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-11-analysis-teeth-modern-humans-mature.
html
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2010/11/16/did-neanderthals-ha
sty-growth-hamper-their-mental-development/

Arguing about afarensis butchery:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-11-anthropologist-lucys-butchery-tool.h
tml
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11756602
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefair/post/2010/11/cut-mar
k-controversey-commences/1
http://blogs.nature.com/news/thegreatbeyond/2010/11/row_erupts_over_earl
y_human_bu.html
http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=battle-erupts-over-cl
aims-for-ancie-2010-11-17
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/16/science/16obbone.html
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2010/11/15/butchered-
or-trampled-gloves-come-off-in-bone-mark-debate/

A brewing scandal involving a Harvard human evolution researcher:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/12/books/review/Schuessler-t.html

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
================================================================
A dozen more sphinxes from 'Sphinx Avenue', dating to Nectanebo I:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=42600
http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-11-sphinx-lined-road-unearthed-egypt.ht
ml
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/spinx-lined-road-found-in-egypt.ht
ml
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/11/photogalleries/101116-12
-new-sphinxes-luxor-egypt-science-photos-avenue-pictures/
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20101115/sc_afp/egyptarchaeologydiscovery_20
101115220243
http://www.irishexaminer.com/world/kfmhgbojqlcw/rss2/
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/11/15/internationa
l/i054433S12.DTL&tsp=1
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1329926/Archaeologists-discover-
sphinx-lined-road-Luxor-Egypt-4th-century.html
http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/CultureAndMedia/?id=3.1.1255560511
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/11/15/3067160.htm?section=justin
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/15/AR201011
1502038.html
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/12-more-sphinx-statues-uneart
hed-in-egypt-20101116-17uml.html
http://www.elpais.com/articulo/cultura/esfinges/Luxor/elpepucul/20101115
elpepucul_7/Tes
http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/CultureAndMedia/?id=3.1.1255560511
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/890787--egypt-archaeologists-d
iscover-12-more-sphinx-statues?bn=1
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101115/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_egypt_antiquities

A CT scan of the Anniston Museum's mummy:

http://www.annistonstar.com/view/full_story/10295689/article-Unwrapped--
Modern-CT-scans-reveal-the-secrets-of-Anniston%E2%80%99s-2-300-year-old-
mummy?instance=home_lifestyle

Feature on David and Solomon:

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/12/david-and-solomon/draper-text

A new method to 'sort' DSS fragments:

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/news/353531,sea-scrolls-feature.html
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/middleeast/features/article_15989
63.php

A sentence in the Raphael Golb case:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/international/u-s-lawyer-gets-jail-in-dead-s
ea-scrolls-case-1.325426
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gL88oB3kUUGltGmffjx3s-
uqN4JQ?docId=bfb7c00fbb6549d5bf9345889c0a49e6
http://www.mercurynews.com/nation-world/ci_16645387
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/18/dispute-over-dead-sea-scrol
ls-leads-to-a-jail-sentence/
http://robertcargill.com/2010/11/18/golb-gets-6-months-in-jail-5-years-p
robation/
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/top/all/7301399.html
http://www.cbc.ca/arts/story/2010/11/18/dead-sea-scrolls.html

There appears to be a documentary about the Gonur Tepe site:

http://blacksandsfilm.wordpress.com/
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)
================================================================
Remains of a Roman village at the Duke of Northumberland's estate in
London:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1330281/Roman-settlement-
unearthed-Syon-park-new-luxury-hotel-site-London.html
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/11/17/uk.roman.artifacts/index.html
?section=cnn_latest(nice
photos)
http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-news/2010/11/18/roma
n-village-found-at-duke-s-london-home-61634-27672939/
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2010/11/17/Roman-settlement-uncovered-in
-London/UPI-79331290042293/
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/history/roman-settlement-found-o
n-historic-estate-2136329.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/nov/17/roman-settlement-west-lond
on
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/nov/17/ancient-roman-village-park
land
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-11773202

... and some commentary by Harry Mount:

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/culture/harrymount/100048914/what-did-the-r
omans-ever-do-for-us-they-decided-where-we-live-today/

Some small Roman items found near Uttlesford have been declared
treasure:

http://www.dunmowbroadcast.co.uk/news/roman_artefacts_and_gold_finger_ri
ng_found_in_uttlesford_1_728437

A temple of Diana found in Maremma National Park (Tuscany):

http://sify.com/news/temple-dedicated-to-goddess-of-virgins-wild-animals
-discovered-news-international-klrqulecfch.html
http://www.topnews.in/law/italy-unearths-2000-year-old-temple-virgin-rom
an-goddess-237636
http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/CultureAndMedia/?id=3.1.1260280332

A Roman road 'junction' find on the Fen Causway road:

http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/roman_road_junction_discovered_at_netwo
rk_rail_site_1_731925


There's a new study to figure out why there are some 'western-looking'
folks
in
northwest China:

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90776/90883/7205177.html
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/culture/2010-11/19/c_13613758.htm

... but cf:

http://rogueclassicism.com/2010/11/20/crassus-lost-army-meet-elmer-dont-
eat-that/

I'm sure y'all have heard about Belusconi's restoration efforts:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/world-europe-11790744
http://www.newkerala.com/news/world/fullnews-87104.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/11/19/world/main7071173.shtml
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=12190948
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1330944/Berlusconi-builds-Mars-V
enus-statue-penis-fake-hands.html

... Harry Mount's comments:

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/culture/harrymount/100048978/berlusconis-sc
hoolboy-obsession-with-sex-extends-to-ancient-rome/

For those of you following the SUNY Albany situation:

http://genomebiology.com/2010/11/10/138

... and another defense of Classics by Bettany Hughes:

http://constantinakatsari.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/bettany-hughes-suppor
t-of-classics/

cf: http://www.classicsforall.org.uk/

This week's reviews of Schiff's Cleo book:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-11-19/cleopatra-outfoxed-her-brother-
husband-by-seducing-caesar-lewis-lapham.html(podcast)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/books/article-1330968/A-singular-woman-k
nown-single-CLEOPATRA-A-LIFE-BY-STACY-SCHIFF-Virgin-Books-20.html
http://www.slate.com/id/2275317/
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jt4dqdQWtz4
e0f5oXAKgxPFnCoxg?docId=5152513
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2029478,00.html

... and the first 'Classics' reaction I've seen:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/21/books/review/Letters-t-APOWERFULLIN_LE
TTERS.html

Some nice Greek and Roman temple photos:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/16/ancient-temples_n_784251.html

Review of Cynthia King, *Musonius Rufus*:

http://stkarnick.com/culture/2010/11/19/review-thoughts-of-an-underappre
ciated-stoic/

Review of Mary Beard, *Pompeii*:

http://www.pendletoday.co.uk/news/book_review_pompeii_the_life_of_a_roma
n_town_by_mary_beard_1_2768841

Review of JE Lendon, *Song of Wrath*:

http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/books/what-the-wars-between-athen
s-and-sparta-can-teach-us

More on the Fitzwilliam's 'swiss army knife':

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/2010/11/18/how-the-romans-invented-the
-amy-knife-1800-years-before-the-swisss-86908-22722728/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/8139891/Romans-invented-Swiss-arm
y-knife-2000-years-ago.html

More on heat killing the folks from Pompeii:

http://www.theage.com.au/national/education/heat-blast-from-vesuvius-bro
ught-instant-death-20101115-17u9l.html

... and the Pompeii donkey:

http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/news/dp/2010110302

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)
================================================================
7000 years b.p. (!) copper tools from Plocnik:

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSL0782181520071112
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/151553.html
http://www.hindustantimes.com/World-s-oldest-Copper-Age-settlement-found
/Article1-626425.aspx
http://www.deccanherald.com/content/112942/worlds-oldest-copper-age-sett
lement.html
http://terraeantiqvae.blogia.com/2007/111302-plocnik-serbia-.-la-edad-de
l-cobre-comenzo-en-europa-al-menos-500-anos-antes-de-.php

Suggestion that Stonehenge's bluestones were moved with the aid of ball
bearings:

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/history/stonehenge-mystery-could
-rest-on-ball-bearings-2137673.html

... while the 'visitor centre' saga may actually be coming to an end:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-11-stonehenge-millions-major-makeover.h
tml
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-11792484

A pre-Roman (maybe) 'hut circle' near Kirkintilloch:

http://www.kirkintilloch-herald.co.uk/news/Ancient-ruin-could-date-back.
6628282.jp

Some medieval graffiti from a German nunnery:

http://www.thelocal.de/sci-tech/20101116-31213.html

Vikings may have brought a Native American to Iceland some 1000 years
b.p.:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/nov/16/first-americans-europe-res
earch
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20101117/sc_afp/sciencebiologygeneticshistor
yusiceland_20101117170943
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2010/11/icelanders-descended-from
-native-americans/
http://www.elpais.com/articulo/sociedad/primer/contacto/genetico/europeo
s/americanos/produjo/siglos/Colon/elpepusoc/20101116elpepusoc_7/Tes
http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-11-vikings-brought-amerindian-iceland-y
ears.html
http://www.canada.com/technology/Vikings+brought+Amerindian+Iceland+year
s+Study/3842864/story.html

We're getting our first results from that project to produce a 3d record
of
Nottingham's caves:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/nottingham/hi/people_and_places/history/news
id_9172000/9172619.stm

Some Sutton Hoo 'snapshots' are on display:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-11803037

Interesting item on the 1832 epidemic in Paris:

http://www.english.rfi.fr/visiting-france/20101118-1832-epidemic-helped-
shape-todays-paris

Metal detecting starts at a young age in the UK:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/uk-england-essex-11776113
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2010/11/17/my-little-treasure-1
15875-22721312/
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/11/18/world/main7068579.shtml
http://www.batangastoday.com/16th-century-old-gold-pendant-treasure-foun
d-by-4-year-old-boy-james-hyatt/6084/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1330198/Boy-4-unearths-1m-treasu
re-trove-FIRST-metal-detecting-expedition.html

... while another detectorist has found something which has some sort of
'code' on it supposedly:

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/8636849.Mystery_treasure_could_be_
in_forgotten_medieval_code/

Some relics from Richard II's tomb turned up in London's National
Portrait
Gallery basement:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=42588
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/22/20101117/tot-uk-finearts-king-relics-4b7b872
.html
http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre6ag02p-us-finearts-king-relics/

Rethinking medieval torture:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,725629,00.html

Review of R Griffiths-Jones and D Park, *The Temple Church in London*:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/8144164/The-tomb-of-Jesus-in-central-
London.html

More on the wreck of the La Marquise de Tourny:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-11767666
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

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

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
Paleolithic sites from Henan:

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90782/7204765.html

A 3000 years b.p. 'fruit cellar' from Shaanxi:

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90782/7205830.html

Remains of a 3000 years b.p. musical instrument from Da Kai (Viet Nam):

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/fmt-english/world/world-news/13028-3000
-year-old-musical-instrument-unearthed-in-vietnam

A noodle dinner buried for 2500 years:

http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/ancient-chinese-dinner-archaeology
.html

More on that ancient temple v mine project in Afghanistan:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=42556
http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=399755
&version=1&template_id=41&parent_id=23
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/15/mining-threatens-afghanistan
-buddhist-treasures/print
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40181891/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asi
a/
http://www.iol.co.za/news/science/mine-threatens-ancient-find-1.810240
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/14/chinese-copper-mine-afghanistan
-mes-aynak-_n_783315.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11757639

cf:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2010/nov/20/afghanistan-b
uddhist-monastery-pre-islamic

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
================================================================
They found all sorts of things while digging at Canada's Supreme Court:

http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/11/18/16205611.html

The Penobscot Expedition isn't often mentioned (this is a book reviewish
sort of thing):

http://www.npr.org/2010/11/10/131220680/the-worst-u-s-naval-disaster-you
-ve-never-heard-of
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=131220680#130436100

Nice slideshow of Chaco Culture National Historical Park:

http://www.npca.org/explore_the_parks/safari/chaco_culture/

Review of Edmund Morris, *Colonel Roosevelt*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/18/books/18book.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/18/books/excerpt-colonel-roosevelt.html

Review of H.W. Brands, *American Colossus*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/19/books/19book.html

More on that pistol found during a CT scan of some shipwreck items
found near St Augustine:

http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2010-11-13/story/st-augustine-team-fi
nds-gun-amid-shipwreck
================================================================
CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
Acoustic archaeology at Chavin de Huantar:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40215802/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/acoustic-archaeology-chavin-mayan.
html


Also on the acoustic front, they played some pre-Inca conch 'trumpets':

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/65784/title/Ancient_trumpets_
played_eerie_notes
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/11/conch-trumpets-peru/
http://www.newkerala.com/news/world/fullnews-88892.html

Teotihuacan murals confirm a Tikal-Teotihuacan alliance:

http://arttrak.blogspot.com/2010/11/breaking-news-at-teotihuacan-nov-201
0.html

There appears to be a resolution to the Yale v Peru thing, although it
still
seems a bit
vague:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=42706
http://www.courant.com/news/breaking/hc-yale-peru-1121-20101120,0,543935
9.story
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-11-20/yale-to-return-incan-artifacts-
taken-a-century-ago-peru-s-president-says.html
http://www.peruviantimes.com/peru-to-receive-yale-delegation-to-discuss-
machu-picchu-artifacts/199875
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11804937
http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-11-peru-yale-inca-artifacts.html

cf:
http://paul-barford.blogspot.com/2010/11/yale-agrees-to-return-machu-pic
chu.html


More on sending robots into tunnels beneath Teotihuacan:

http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474978686032&grpId
=3659174697244816
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aev06ndAv2Y (video)
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
================================================================
They've dug up Tycho Brahe:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=42698
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=42561
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/20/world/europe/20iht-prague.html
http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-11-danish-astronomer-body-months.html
http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-11-danish-astronomer.html
http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-11-scientists-exhume-danish-astronomer.
html
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2013436437_apeu
czechdanishastronomer.html

Suggestion that Michelangelo's David is holding a 'secret weapon':

http://news.discovery.com/history/michelangelo-david-secret-weapon.html

Featurish thing on Simon Schama as the UK's 'history czar':

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/8148273/Simon-Schama-interview-histor
y-is-dangerous-teachers-need-to-be-brave.html

Feature on Blue Water Recoveries' use of robotic technology to locate
deep
shipwrecks:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/innovation/11/18/titanic.robots.shipwrecks/
index.html

Interesting technology lifts a 'spectral fingerprint' off archaeological
finds:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-11-technology-on-site-archaeology.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-11/du-ntg111710.php
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101117124641.htm

Not sure if this is related or not ... it also involves scanning of
archaeological finds:

http://www.jpost.com/HealthAndSci-Tech/Health/Article.aspx?id=196091

Some reaction to that 'no cancer in Ancient Egypt' story from a few
weeks
back:

http://www.archnews.co.uk/featured/3778-cancer-was-rare-but-it-did-occur
-in-ancient-egypt.html

On digital humanities:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/17/arts/17digital.html

I think we had something on the origins of 'Kumbaya' last summer:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/20/us/20religion.html

Filling a 'gap' in fish population data:

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/11/old-fish-populations/

Mark Twain's autobiography is flying off the shelves:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/20/books/20twain.html



They've popped the cork on that Baltic shipwreck champagne found last
summer:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/17/veuve-clicquot-champagne-_n_784
723.html?ir=Food
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/executive-lifestyle/shipwreck-champ
agne-thought-to-be-worlds-oldest-keeps-its-zest-tasters-in-finland-say/s
tory-e6frg9zo-1225955555695
http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2010/11/18/from_shipwre
cked_bounty_a_bubbly_sip/
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-11-17/world-s-oldest-champagne-surviv
es-icy-shipwreck-surfaces-for-wine-tasting.html
http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-11-world-oldest-champagne-uncorked.html
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/world/stories/DN-champa
gne_18int.ART.State.Edition1.e659dc.html
http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/11/18/5489139-shipwrecked-cham
pagne
http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/news-headlines/9820-baltic-shipwreck-find-
includes-19th-century-veuve-clicquot.html

... and I didn't know they had beer too:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5ikED9LELGOIJIThISF_LA
YPgfSlA?docId=CNG.6c1ce80f495890dd965a5a712f87dfef.1f1

... in case you missed the story:

http://www.calgaryherald.com/Facts+about+Finland+champagne+shipwreck/384
2061/story.html

The Crosby-Garrett helmet thing has brought a call for a review of the
Treasure Act:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=42715

How geography explains history:

http://www.historytoday.com/ian-morris/latitudes-not-attitudes-how-geogr
aphy-explains-history

Review of Alan Metcalf, *OK*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/21/books/review/Blount-t.html


More on Michelangelo's 'Last Judgement' inspiration:

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/artdesign/story/2010/11/14/michelangelo-judgment-
study.html
================================================================
TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
"Drowned Lands of Nubia"

http://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/sns-ap-ml-travel-trip-egypt-lake-na
sser,0,2205695.story

Luxor:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20100917-travel-with-children-the-nigh
t-train-to-luxor

Cambridge:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/11/21/travel/21cambridge-hours.html

Basilicata:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/11/21/travel/21basilicata-next.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/

================================================================
CRIME BEAT
================================================================
A pair of ancient statues stolen in Italy in the 1980s were spotted by
an
art squad
guy on vacation in New York:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=131440998
http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/world-europe-11800697
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/8147966/Zeus-stat
ue-returned-to-Italian-museum-after-30-years.html
http://www.cbs8.com/Global/story.asp?S=13535742
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/11/20/3071940.htm
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/world/view/20101119-304207/Ita
lian-policeman-in-New-York-finds-stolen-statue
http://www.heraldextra.com/entertainment/article_6fdde834-f8d7-5514-abe3
-dc951444c703.html
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i1ZfU8DYdoLjsmlQh4AE9n
dUX0hw?docId=6cfed47e4fe84286951ff66071537042
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/stolen-antiquities-are-re
turned-2139137.html
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/world/italian-policeman-spots-stolen-art
-on-us-holiday-20101120-181v1.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2010/nov/19/policeman-holiday-art
-treasure-gallery-window

A bust in Costa del Sol:

http://www.euroweeklynews.com/2010111984359/news/costa-del-sol/4-held-fo
r-pillaging-ancient-relics.html

... not sure if this is the same bust or not (it seems to be):

http://www.expatica.com/es/news/spanish-news/spanish-police-recover-reli
cs-from-roman-necropolis_111012.html

Seems those vandalized petroglyphs in Arizona weren't able to be totally
restored:

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2010/11/18/Petroglyph-graffiti-cleanup-le
aves-mark/UPI-28821290128276/
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/2010/11/18/20101
118northern-arizona-petroglyphs-graffiti-damage.html

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/
================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================
Feature on Donald Ariel:

http://www.brownalumnimagazine.com/content/view/2722/32/

Latest eSylum newsletter:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v13n46.html


Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Link:

http://www.coinlink.com/News/
================================================================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
================================================================
The Two Empires:

http://www.france24.com/en/20101119-exhibit-threads-chinese-roman-empire
s-with-silk
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iXUKRiJ4G2Q3HWDc-ShJX
fOkLGFw?docId=CNG.df2a4d2f00f0c5f1a1eb1fddae867df7.31

Bronzino:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/16/arts/16iht-conway.html

Mecca: A Dangerous Adventure:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/11/11/mecca.hajj.snouck/index.html?h
pt=C2

Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=42575

Haremhab:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=42625

Obsidian Mirror-Travels:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=42630

Ottoman Maps:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=ottoman-era-maps-go-to-vatican-
-2010-11-11

Fakes, Forgeries, and Mysteries:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/19/arts/design/19antiques.html

Ten Takes on Chinese Tradition:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/19/arts/design/19amerside.html

The Book of the Dead thing at the BM has an iPhone app:

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/book-of-the-dead/id403229794?mt=8

On China's 'nouveau riche' types buying up antiquities as a source of
national pride:

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/11/18/china.qing.vase/?hpt=C1

cf: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/20/arts/design/20realism.html

Neil MacGregor turned down a  knighthood, apparently:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/charlottehigginsblog/2010/nov/16/neil-
macgregor-order-of-merit

The Louvre is making an appeal to keep a painting in France:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11772592

The Art of the Americas wing at Boston's MFA has opened:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/19/arts/design/19americas.html

A hitherto unseen Rossetti is going on display:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11755966

On the paucity of art restoration experts in India:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/16/arts/16iht-rartrestorer.html

The Amarna Princess is part of that 'Fakes and Forgery' exhibition on
tour:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-11755646

More on the Met's returning of artifacts to Egyptian ownership:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=131309154

================================================================
PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Bacchae:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2010/nov/18/the-bacchae-manchester-revie
w
http://www.manchesterconfidential.co.uk/Entertainment/Theatre-and-Comedy
/The-Bacchae-Royal-Exchange-review_16073.asp
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/leisure/entertainment-news/2010/11/16/the-bac
chae-at-the-royal-exchange-theatre-manchester-55578-27665680/

Merchant of Venice:

http://theater.nytimes.com/2010/11/14/theater/reviews/14merchant.html

A Free Man of Color:

http://theater.nytimes.com/2010/11/19/theater/reviews/19free.htm

Incoronazione di Poppea:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/19/arts/music/19poppea.html

Beethoven's string trios:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/16/arts/music/16trio.html

Some previously unknown Vivaldi sonatas have been found hidden in a
manuscript
collection:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11790085

'A Cambridge Mass' is  performed for the first time:

http://www.youtube.com/cambridgeuniversity#p/u/0/5N0aJnYBV0c

The debut of theTully Hall Organ:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/18/arts/music/18jacobs.html
================================================================
ON THE WEB
================================================================
Image Library of Ritmeyer Archaeological Design:

http://www.ritmeyer.com/2010/11/13/the-image-library-is-online/
================================================================
OBITUARIES
================================================================
Frank Turner:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nhregister/obituary.aspx?n=frank-turner
&pid=146592619
http://dailybulletin.yale.edu/article.aspx?id=8011&utm_source=ytw&utm_me
dium=email&utm_campaign=11-12-10
================================================================
HUMOUR
================================================================
On the history of parties:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/guy-excited-about-party-studying-up-on-
history-of,18392/?utm_source=recentnews
================================================================
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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