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explorator 13.38

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explorator 13.38                               January 9, 2011
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Editor's note: Most urls should be active for at least eight
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For your computer's protection, Explorator is sent in plain text
and NEVER has attachments. Be suspicious of any Explorator which
arrives otherwise!!!

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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Diana Wright, Edward Rockstein,
Rick Heli, Hernan Astudillo, Kurt Theis, John McMahon, Barnea Selavan,
Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Richard Campbell,Richard C. Griffiths,
Bob Heuman, 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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Homo floresiensis is getting a DNA check:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1344771/Scientists-overco
me-teething-troubles-drill-history-hobbit-relative-humans.html
http://www.dailyindia.com/show/417639.php
http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110105/full/news.2011.702.html

Theory that the size of our babies brought us out of trees:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=did-big-babies-help-b
ring-human-anc-2011-01-03

Lice DNA suggests we started wearing clothes roughly 170 000 years b.p.:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-lice-dna-humans-wore-years.html
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefair/post/2011/01/we-were
-all-naked-until-170000-years-ago/
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110106164616.htm

Pondering the Neanderthal face:

http://www.sify.com/news/neanderthal-face-is-not-a-result-of-adaptation-
to-extreme-cold-study-news-international-lbdmEcjcfff.html

... and how Neanderthals hunted:

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/science/stories/2011/01/09/hunting-
with-neanderthals.html?sid=101

On Toumai and sabretooth felines:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11979934

A variation on the Neanderthals-ate-their-veggies story:

http://www.zmescience.com/research/studies/neanderthal-extinction-not-ca
used-by-diet-teeth-show-05012011/
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101230113723.htm
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AFRICA
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Petroglyphs, burials, and other items from the north-eastern Sudan:

http://www.polishmarket.com.pl/document/:24357?p=%2FEconomic+Monitor%2F
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Some missing pieces of a colossal double statue of Amenhotep III and
Tiye
have been
found in Luxor:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/09/AR201101
0901426.html

Zahi Hawass predicts what will be found this year:

http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/king-tuts-wifes-tomb-may-emerge-in
-2011.html
http://www.elpais.com/articulo/cultura/Zahi/Hawass/anuncia/cerrara/tumba
/Tutankamon/elpepucul/20110107elpepucul_1/Tes

Feature on Thutmosis III:

http://www.elpais.com/articulo/cultura/enigma/eterno/Tutmosis/III/elpepi
cul/20110106elpepicul_2/Tes

On the difficulties saving 'everything' in Babylon (spins vary in this
coverage):

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/03/arts/03babylon.html
http://video.nytimes.com/video/2011/01/02/arts/1248069440724/babylon-anc
ient-site-modern-problems.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/world-middle-east-12120009
http://www.smh.com.au/world/breathing-life-into-babylons-ruins-20110103-
19ds6.html
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/158543.html

Remains of some sort of 5000 years b.p. civilization with Jiroft
connections
from
southern Iran:

http://www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=233635
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/158821.html
http://www.mehrnews.com/en/newsdetail.aspx?NewsID=1225101

Finds from various periods at Medinet al-Far (Syria):

http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/201101058547/Related-news-from-
Syria/archaeologists-head-statue-mosque-walls-islamic-coins-discovered-i
n-syria.html

All sorts of translation/transcription problems with this Byzantine (?)
mosaic (?) find from
Kfamboda, Hama (Syria):

http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/201101068555/Related-news-from-
Syria/archaeologists-unearthed-byzantine-mosaic-painting-in-syria.html

Marble 'pillars' from Gaza:

http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=347876

Archaeology has resumed in Iraq:

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/01/03/Archaeology-resumes-in-war-ra
vaged-Iraq/UPI-23721294098039/

What they've done with the Old City Ottoman barracks:

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/old-city-ottoman-barracks-rein
vented-as-cultural-center-1.334856

More on Welsh efforts to restore/repair Djoser's pyramid:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-12131830

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)
================================================================
Brief item on some Roman and Byzantine tombs being found at Sweida
(Syria):

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/01/03/Ancient-tomb-sites-uncovered-
in-Syria/UPI-34231294079010/
http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/201101028499/Travel/archaeologi
sts-byzantine-and-roman-tombs-unearthed-in-south-of-syria.html

Evidence of a Roman legionary settlement of some sort from Balaklava:

http://www.thenews.pl/international/artykul146739_polish-archeologists-d
iscover-roman-fort-in-ukraine.html

An update of sorts from one of the digs in Paphos:

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/features/house-expected-reveal-hidden-secrets
-ancient-city/20110109

Possible Roman burial from Epsom:

http://www.epsomguardian.co.uk/news/8774591.Bones_found_by_workmen/

A large complex from the Roman period found during excavations at Vlou
(Cyprus):

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/history/large-ancient-dwelling-uncovered-anog
yra/20110107
http://www.mcw.gov.cy/mcw/da/da.nsf/All/CB740A26E2D59C534225780A003818BB
?OpenDocument

Feature on the Villa dei Quintili:

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2011/0103/1224286668742.html

The Romeyka dialect seems to be a survival of Pontic Greek:

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/history/jason-and-the-argot-land
-where-greeks-ancient-language-survives-2174669.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/leading-articles/leading-article-no
t-such-a-dead-language-2174681.html
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/01/04/Modern-dialect-linked-to-anci
ent-Greek/UPI-58711294187312/
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_politics_100010_05/01/2011
_122140
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-endangered-language-window-video.htm
l

Identifying the owner of a New Testament papyrus that dates to the time
of
Constantine:

http://www.unreportedheritagenews.com/2011/01/flax-merchant-from-egypt-o
wner-of-4th.html

Reviewing the year in archaeology in Bulgaria:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=123905

Claims of finding Alexander's tomb ... in Illinois (really is Elmer
material):

http://www.carmitimes.com/area_news/x1728384742/Does-Alexander-the-Great
-rest-in-southern-Illinois

... and claims about Achilles' grave are likely in the same category:

http://www.todayszaman.com/news-231953-mythological-warrior-achilles-to-
have-his-trojan-horse-back.html

Interesting theory that the vallum that runs along Hadrian's Wall was
originally intended
to be a road:

http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk/news/news-at-a-glance/archaeologist-claim
s-vallum-was-abandoned-roman-road-1.795685?referrerPath=/courant-news-an
d-sport-1.257779
cf:
http://structuralarchaeology.blogspot.com/2010/11/40-reverse-engineering
-vallum.html

Nice hype for Kathryn Gutzwiller's mosaic paper at the APA:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-mosaics-pieces-popular-ancient.html
http://www.uc.edu/profiles/profile.asp?id=12911

... and Kathleen Lynch's sympotic evolution paper at the AIA:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-toast-history-years-wine-drinking-cu
ps.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110103110327.htm
http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=ancient-greek-s
ymposium-featured-dr-11-01-03
http://www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=12888

Ross Kilpatrick sees some Horace (and Petrarch) allusions in the Mona
Lisa:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-professor-hidden-literary-mona-lisa.
html
http://www.deccanherald.com/content/127134/professor-uncovers-hidden-lit
erary-references.html
http://www.sify.com/news/professor-uncovers-hidden-literary-references-i
n-mona-lisa-news-international-lbhsahgeihf.html
http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/hidden-literary-code-f
ound-in-da-vincis-masterpiece
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110106153123.htm
http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Entertainment/20110107/professor-probes-mona-l
isa-secrets-110109/

What Umit Dhuga is up to:

http://www.calvin.edu/news/detail.html?id=f5ed48de-e671-46ef-b376-c1074d
a9dfdb

Cartledge and Romm continue to talk about Alexander:

http://blogs.forbes.com/booked/2011/01/03/two-great-historians-talk-alex
ander-the-great-part-4/

A new 'preservation plan' for Rome:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/culture/2011-01/05/c_13676620.htm

Some Cleopatra movie gossip/observations:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/jan/09/cleopatra-paul-greengrass-an
gelina-jolie

An interview with Stephen Dando-Collins about his *Legions of Rome*:

http://www.newstatesman.com/books/2011/01/roman-legions-interview

... and one with Philip Matyszak about his *Legionary: The Roman
Soldier's
(Unofficial) Manual*:

http://www.boston.com/ae/books/articles/2009/05/31/an_interview_with_phi
lip_matyszak_on_legionary/

The Antikythera Mechanism is the APOD:

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110109.html

A Sri Lankan Classicist is also a national hero:

http://www.dailynews.lk/2011/01/03/fea01.asp

Folks might be interested in checking out Adrian Murdoch's podcasts on
Roman
emperors which will be appearing every Monday:

http://adrianmurdoch.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/01/emperors-of-rome-augu
stus.html

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)
================================================================
I'm sure we had this Cretan 'ancient seafarers' story last year at this
time:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=43897
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/world/evidence-of-ancient-seafarers-u
ncovered/story-e6frea8l-1225981456510?from=public_rss
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gzp4AmePeBlQBkOz7lm4E
fCnSdWQ?docId=CNG.bd44f850cc70eb5825857f15629d21fa.c1
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/18/20110103/tsc-early-humans-could-navigate-evi
dence-c2ff8aa.html
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-cretan-tools-year-old-sea.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/03/cretan-tools-130000-years-sea-t
ravel_n_803626.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/9434289
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/9433723
http://www.newkerala.com/news/world/fullnews-118335.html

cf (e.g.):

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/court_and_social/article
6991643.ece

The spread of agriculture in Europe was very fast, apparently:

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/68493/title/Ancient_farmers_s
wiftly_spread_westward

Remains of a 7000 years b.p. wooden structure beneath MI6's Thames
headquarters:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/jan/06/ancient-timbers-mi6-headqu
arters

There's a big dig going on at Bath Abbey:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/bristol/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_
9348000/9348628.stm

Boudicca tops oa list of 'greatest British women':

http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/home/moslive/article-1342795/Jane-Austen-E
lizabeth-I-Ten-greatest-British-women.html

More on that Celtic tomb from Germany:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,736942,00.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

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

================================================================
ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
Remains of a 6000 years b.p. civilization from Jiangxi:

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90782/90873/7253967.html

Tombs spanning three dynasties from Chengdu:

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90782/7251183.html

East Polynesia was colonized faster and more recently than previously
thought (didn't we have something similar a while ago?):

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-east-polynesia-colonized-faster-prev
iously.html
http://www.hawaii.edu/news/article.php?aId=4097

Pakistan in pondering jumping on the archaeotourism bandwagon:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/100758/cultural-riches-preserve-heritage-sit
es-to-woo-tourists/

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
================================================================
A pile of personalized pipes for a patron from Jamestown:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=43898

Remains of a 'boozy village' under downtown San Francisco:

http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/development/2011/01/remnants-boozy-villa
ge-found

They may have found the remains of the USS Revenge:

http://www.sure-start.com/uss-revenge-shipwreck-discovered-off-coast-of-
rhode-island/3673285/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/08/uss-revenge-shipwreck-fro_n_806
177.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8247087/Diver
s-claim-to-have-discovered-USS-Revenge.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12139773

A possible Civil War era shipwreck emerged from a Hilton Head Island
beach:

http://www.islandpacket.com/2011/01/06/1501674/a-boat-possibly-civil-war
-era.html

Nice feature on the Mann Hopewell site from Indiana:

http://www.npr.org/2011/01/03/132412112/the-prehistoric-treasure-in-the-
fields-of-indiana

A dispute over development of a building associated with the Underground
Railroad
in Manhattan:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/06/arts/design/06saved.html

'Everyday' crafts of American slaves:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/07/arts/design/07antiques.html

Review of Jessica Harris, *High on the Hog*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/09/books/review/Grimes-t.html
================================================================
CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
Using 3d imaging technology in a prehispanic shaft tomb in Zacatecas:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=44014
An update on the explorations of underwater Maya ruins at Cara Blanca
(Belize):

http://tucsoncitizen.com/usa-today-news/2011/01/02/maya-pool-depths-defy
-divers/

An account of the ongoing exploratation of Tepoztlan (Morelos):

http://www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/14-hallazgos/4807-hallazgos-r
evelan-ocupacion-mas-antigua-en-tepoztlan

Not sure if we've mentioned this Maya king's tomb from Guatemala yet:

http://www.newkerala.com/news/world/fullnews-117157.html

More on Zapotec thighbones and the decline of empire:

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/01/zapotec-thighbones/

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
================================================================
Irish giants may have some genetic mutation lurking behind the myths:

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/0107/1224286964433.html
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=1069826
2&ref=rss
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/06/health/06giant.html

Interesting feature on Ibn al-Haytham;s work with optics:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110106144254.htm
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-mad-egyptian-scholar-aristotle-wrong
.html

A Renaissance score written/hidden on the facade of a church in Naples?:

http://news.discovery.com/history/renaissance-score-engraved-in-churchs-
exterior.html

Feature on the use of infrared spectroscopy (I think we've had a
variation
on this
before):

http://www.speroforum.com/a/46294/New-technology-gives-onsite-assessment
s-in-archaeology?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed
%3A+speroforum%2Fnroq+%28Spero+News%29

More 'Wise Men' items for Epiphany:

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=13909007
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705364024/Ancient-manuscript-tells-of
-journey-of-the-3-wise-men-text-has-ideas-Mormons-will-relate-to-BYU.htm
l

I'm sure everyone's already heard about the Huckleberry Finn brouhaha:

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2011/01/05/does-one-word-change-huc
kleberry-finn
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/05/books/05huck.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/07/books/07huck.html
http://www.npr.org/2011/01/08/132759360/huck-finns-inner-conflicts-refle
ct-our-own

Wikileaks and Odyssey Marine are back in the news:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=43971
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/07/us/07treasure.html

Illuminating manuscripts in modern times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/02/nyregion/02artsli.html

Pondering who wrote the first detective novel:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/09/books/review/Collins-t.html
http://www.npr.org/2011/01/08/132760328/Who-Wrote-The-First-Detective-No
vel

The attitude toward Tolstoy in Russia is somewhat perplexing:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/04/books/04tolstoy.html

More on Glenn Beck's promotion of DVDs of questionable
historical/archaeological merit:

http://ohio-archaeology.blogspot.com/2010/12/new-documentary-explores-my
stery-of.html
http://ohio-archaeology.blogspot.com/2010/12/commentary-on-lost-civiliza
tions-of.html
http://michiganrelics.com/

Feature on a mysterious painting which might have something to do
with baseball in early America:

http://www.wshu.org/news/story.php?ID=8438

Review of R. and E. Kaplan, *Hidden Harmonies: the Lives and
Times of the Pythagorean Theorem*:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870403480457602568385851857
2.html

Review of H. Dreyfus and Sean Kelly, *All Things Shining*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/04/books/04book.html

Review of Cathy and Gabriella Rubin, *The Real Alice in Wonderland*:

http://www.wshu.org/news/story.php?ID=8424
================================================================
TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Siwa:

http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/magazine/a-perfect-place-for-hallucinatin
g-1.334516

Petra:

http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/201101048531/Travel/petra-of-sy
ria-moatarem-castle-archaeological-masterpiece.html
================================================================
BLOGS
================================================================
Folks might want to check out the new 'Paperless Archaeology' blog:

http://paperlessarchaeology.wordpress.com/

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

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

Time Machine:

http://heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
================================================================
CRIME BEAT
================================================================
Marion True talks about her trial:

http://theartnewspaper.com/articles/%E2%80%9CNeither+condemned+nor+vindi
cated%E2%80%9D/22163
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/06/trial-over-former-getty-cur
ator-speaks-out/
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/01/getty-antiquities
-marion-true-speaks-out-about-her-five-year-43-session-trial-in-italy.ht
ml

... while Paolo Ferri talks about the problems of making a case when it
involves clandestine
digging:

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/%E2%80%9CClandestine+excavation+
is+a+crime+that+is+hard+to+prove%E2%80%9D/22164

Charges in that Nevada petroglyph-graffitiing incident:

http://www.lvrj.com/news/teenager-nicknamed-pee-wee-faces-federal-charge
s-in-tagging-113127244.html

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/
================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================
A huge hoard of coins (actually two of them) from the excavations at
'Pistillus' workshop' in Autun:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=43979

We've had this 'two tons of ancient coins from Zhejiang' story before:

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90782/90873/7253849.html

Latest eSylum newsletter:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n01.html

... and here are the contents of eSylum for all of 2010:

http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_toc.html#2010

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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Faces of Divinity: Greenstone Maya Mosaics:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=43928

Imagining the Past in France:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-morrison/a-getty-curator-discuss
es_b_804497.html

Dawn of History:

http://www.wam.org.ae/servlet/Satellite?c=WamLocEnews&cid=1293604578521&
p=1135099400124&pagename=WAM%2FWamLocEnews%2FW-T-LEN-FullNews

Nevil Maskelyne Bicentenary:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/jan/03/nevil-maskelyne-astronomer
-royal-bicentenary

Zahi Hawass is threatening to take back 'Cleopatra's Needle' if New York
doesn't
take better care of it:

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=44003
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/needle_jab_at_bloomy_hDwCnG
KlCDlHdvx3dmBy5I
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/2/3407/Egypt/Society/Hawass-fe
ars-for-Cleopatras-Needle.aspx
http://www.livescience.com/culture/Egypt-threatens-removal-central-park-
obelisk-11106.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40966318/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20110107/sc_livescience/egyptthreate
nsremovalofancientcentralparkobelisk
http://www.drhawass.com/blog/obelisk-central-park?utm_source=feedburner&
utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Drhawasscom-New+%28DrHawass.com+-+
What%27s+new%3F+Feed%29
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110109/stage_nm/us_egypt_usa_obelisk_1

The Cyrus Cylinder will remain in Iran for a while longer:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/159213.html
http://www.cais-soas.com/news/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&
id=331:cyrus-cylinder-will-stay-in-iran-for-another-three-months&catid=5
0
http://www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=233771
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-01-04/iran-to-keep-british-museum-s-a
ncient-cyrus-cylinder-for-three-more-months.html
http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Cyrus+Cylinder+to+remain+in+Iran
+until+Spring/22167

... or maybe not:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/158786.html

... but they did ask:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/158353.html

Zahi Hawass on the National Museum of Damascus:

http://aawsat.com/english/news.asp?section=7&id=23624

Plans for an archaeology museum in Azerbaijan:

http://www.news.az/articles/society/29488

The Corcoran Gallery of Art is trying to deal with financial woes:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/05/corcoran-gallery-looking-fo
r-way-out-of-financial-troubles/

Interview with Beate Salje, director of Berlin's Museum of the ANE:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=43985

The ROM made some good money from the Terracotta Warriors:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=44015

================================================================
PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Season of the Witch:

http://movies.nytimes.com/2011/01/07/movies/07season.html

Trying to pick the top ten composers of Classical music:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/09/arts/music/09composers.html
================================================================
OBITUARIES
================================================================
Andrew Berube:

http://www.nj.com/bayonne/index.ssf/2011/01/beloved_teacher_at_bayonnes_
ho.html

Gene Smith:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/books-obit
uaries/8246945/Gene-Smith.html
================================================================
PODCASTS
================================================================
ArchaeoNews Podcast 183:

http://www.pasthorizons.com/index.php/archives/01/2011/archaeo-news-podc
ast-183

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

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

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