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explorator 13.46                                   March 6, 2011
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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
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon,Diana Wright,
Dorothy Lobel King,Donna Hurst, Edward Rockstein, Rick Heli,
Hernan Astudillo, Bill Johnson, Kurt Theis, Trevor Ogden,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri,
Richard Campbell, Richard C. Griffiths, Bob Heuman, Joos Postma,
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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Early humans apparently liked living in earthquake areas:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-03/uoy-oal030311.php
http://www.news24.com/SciTech/News/Ancient-ape-men-lived-near-quake-regi
ons-20110304

In case you'd like to see a 3d Neanderthal walk around your desk:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-3d-neanderthal-screen.html
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/about-us/news/2011/february/3d-neanderthal-comes-to
-a-screen-near-you94923.html

Review of Schiff's *Cleopatra*:

http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2011/03/column_cl
eopatra_a_life_gives.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Okay ... the big news in Egypt this week was Zahi Hawass threatening to
resign in
the wake of looting and vandalism of ancient sites:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=45469
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/03/04/egypt.antiquities/
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/01/egypt-antiquities-chief-say
s-he-may-quit/
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/03/egyptian-antiquities-chief-
resigns/
http://english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/6919/Heritage/Ancient-Egy
pt/Egyptian-antiquities-attacked-and-under-threat.aspx
http://www.haaretz.com/news/international/egypt-s-antiquities-can-no-lon
ger-be-protected-from-looting-1.347151
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/egypts-indiana-jones-to-q
uit-over-looting-of-ancient-sites-2232961.html
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/03/04/Resignation-threatened-over-E
gypt-looting/UPI-80501299277306/
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700115388/Egypts-top-archaeologist-wa
rns-of-looting.html

cf:
http://www.drhawass.com/blog/status-egyptian-antiquities-today-3-march-2
011
http://english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/6837/Heritage/Ancient-Egy
pt/Egypts-archaeological-sites-are-still-being-looted.aspx
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-01/thieves-break-into-antiquities-
warehouses-in-egypt-mena-reports.html

... then he did:
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/03/egyptian-antiquities-chief-
resigns/?hp
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/04/world/middleeast/04antiquities.html
http://blogs.nature.com/news/thegreatbeyond/2011/03/egypt_gets_reformist
_pm_zahi_h.html
http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=c26f95ec8ca0fb2620b3a92af27bb943
http://www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2011/03/04/top_egyp
t_archaeologist_says_hes_leaving_cabinet

... or maybe he didn't (I'm still not really sure and you can't really
tell when anything is happening from the dating of the stories):

http://www.artsjournal.com/culturegrrl/2011/03/cnn_report_casts_doubt_on
_hawa.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/03/04/egypt.antiquities/

... but then this a.m. it seems he did:

http://www.drhawass.com/blog/why-dr-hawass-resigned
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefair/post/2011/03/zahi-ha
wass-resigns/1

cf: (in case it didn't come up for you last week):

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/7/6138/Egypt/Crime/Accusation-
against-minister-of-antiquities-referre.aspx

... and this a.m. we are seeing calls for him to stay on:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/7069/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt
/Hawass-loyalists-call-for-him-to-stay-on.aspx

Looting seems to still be a problem:

http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE72502Q20110306

There was concern for antiquities in other places around the Arab world,
especially Libya:

http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110302/full/news.2011.132.html
http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/03/04/6191311-antiquities-at-r
isk-in-arab-world
http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-205_162-10006925.html
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=libyas-archaeology-thre
at

... although we were reading that sites in Libya were safe too:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/167709.html
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=45340

Potential sites in Sidon:

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=1&article_
id=125574

Restoration of a Byzantine pottery "coffin" (really?):

http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/2011030210052/Related-news-from
-Syria/archaeologists-byzantine-pottery-coffin-restored-in-syria.html

Interesting work with tekhelet:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/28/world/middleeast/28blue.html
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11059/1128631-82.stm?cmpid=nationworld.xm
l
http://scienceblogs.com/deanscorner/2011/02/how_a_snail_can_bridge_scien
ce.php
http://www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishNews/Article.aspx?id=210753

Did Yahweh have a wife?:

http://www.newkerala.com/news/world/fullnews-161906.html

Is Hagia Sophia threatened by humidity?:

http://eu.greekreporter.com/2011/02/26/japanese-scientists-claim-st-soph
ia-is-damaged-by-humidity/

Summary of a conference on the Sea Peoples:

http://gath.wordpress.com/2011/03/03/debating-the-sea-peoples-at-hu/

Nice feature on the Brooklyn Museum's radiocarbon testing of a copy of
the
Book of the Dead:

http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/community/blogosphere/2011/03/03/radiocarb
on-carbon-14-dating-of-book-of-the-dead-of-sobekmose/

Plans for a Huqoq Excavation Project:

http://www.goupstate.com/article/20110227/ARTICLES/102271031/

Some interesting/controversial 'metal books' from  West London
Synagogue:

http://www.thejc.com/judaism/judaism-features/46028/heavy-metal-secrets-
a-mid-east-cave

Latest in the Mugrahbi Bridge saga:

http://www.jpost.com/Headlines/Article.aspx?id=210531

Latest IAA conservation centre (Citta di Roma):

http://www.antiquities.org.il/article_Item_eng.asp?sec_id=25&subj_id=240
&id=1701&module_id=#as

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)
================================================================
Five long-lost friezes from the Parthenon have been rediscovered
(maybe):

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/travel/Long+lost+marble+pieces+found+Acro
polis+walls/4382421/story.html
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/news/370240,long-lost-marble-friezes-
acropolis.html
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/europe/news/article_1623660.php/G
reek-archaeologists-discover-long-lost-marble-friezes-in-Acropolis
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jZT2yPxr-06fnvIDfNgpJ
mMHBwRA?docId=CNG.3c4dcf9b911963e30a1f3a73453a499f.361

Roman remains under the Stadio Flaminio:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/feb/27/six-nations-2011-stadio-flam
inio

A dig at Knightstone Campus which has found Roman remains has been
called off for some reason:

http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/business/college_pulls_plug_on_ar
chaeology_study_1_817406

Heavy rains exposed a partial Roman inscription at a Wigton farm:

http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/roman-find-on-cumbrian-farm-stuns-visi
ting-archaeologist-1.813523?referrerPath=news

A stone from Diocletian's tomb?:

http://www.croatiantimes.com/news/General_News/2011-02-21/17331/A_stone_
from_Roman_emperor_Diocletian%B4s_tomb_found
cf:
http://phdiva.blogspot.com/2011/02/porphyry-and-diocletians-tomb.html

The first installment of the Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/Palestinae is
out:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=45406
http://www.huji.ac.il/cgi-bin/dovrut/dovrut_search_eng.pl?mesge129897531
432688760

I'm sure I'm not the only one who didn't know about C.S. Lewis' Aeneid
translation:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/rescued-from-
the-bonfire-the-lost-work-of-c-s-lewis-2231809.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/leading-articles/leading-article-lo
st-and-found-2231622.html

What Mary Beard was up to this week:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2011/mar/01/taught-latin-jamies-d
ream-school

.... besides pondering the toga:

http://timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/2011/02/when-did-the-toga-go-ou
t-of-fashion.html

What Lindsay Allason-Jones is up to:

http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-news/2011/03/04/acad
emic-helps-ensure-roman-film-is-correct-61634-28277082/

What Nicholas Rauh is up to:

http://thedartmouth.com/2011/02/23/news/prostitution

Walter Blanco has an interesting story:

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/bronx/2011/03/03/2011-03-03_its_all_
greek_to_lehman_lit_professor.html

Mary Beard on ancient public speaking:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/feb/26/kings-speech-oscars-mary-bea
rd

While everyone was wondering about Zahi Hawass' resignation, Saando
Bondi
resigned as culture minister in Italy:

http://www.adnkronos.com/IGN/Aki/English/CultureAndMedia/Italy-Embattled
-culture-minister-to-resign-over-lack-of-support-from-allies_31174397894
6.html

Remember that roof collapse at Santorini years ago? The trial is finally
starting:

http://ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_3834_03/03/2011_381339

Review of S. Price and P. Thonemann, *The Birth of Classical Europe*:

http://www.salon.com/books/history/?story=/books/feature/2011/03/03/the_
birth_of_classical_europe_simon_price_peter_thonemann

Review of Brent MacLaine, *Athena Becomes a Swallow*:

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Books/1231658.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/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
================================================================
Bronze Age finds by a clumsy metal detectorist in Nottinghamshire:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/nottingham/hi/people_and_places/history/news
id_9409000/9409647.stm

Bits of a gold ring found by some detectorists in Gosberton:

http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/crime/courts/300_year_old_ring_found
_in_gosberton_field_1_2464621

Archaeologists have found remains of Stirling Castle's 16th century
defenses:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-12620099

Pondering (via movie hype) why King John always gets bad press:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12603356

A rare King James Bible turns up in a Wiltshire village church:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-12647043

Interesting 'loyalty map' from the English Civil War:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-english-civil-war.html

Might Henry VIII's blood group have been responsible for much of his
behaviour?:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-puzzle-henry-viii.html

Protection for an historical garden in Watford:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-12636325

More on attempts to recreate a 19th-century beer found in a shipwreck:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hYsYjzjBg4bjAOKe66FKwN
NelY-A?docId=60fc00688f7c46faae0d84829aef8ef5

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

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

================================================================
ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
A 7000 years b.p. dog burial from Siberia:

http://news.discovery.com/animals/ancient-dog-burial-siberia-110228.html

A fourth-century 'haniwa' figurine from Nara Prefecture:

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/arts/news/20110225p2a00m0na009000c.html

Road workers came across a Ming-Dynasty-era mummy in Taizhou:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1362957/700-year-old-mummy-road-
workers-east-China-excellent-condition.html

... they found more too:

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90776/90882/7310040.html

Interesting defleshed burials from the Himalayas (1500 years b.p.):

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/03/110301-himalayas-caves-d
efleshed-skeletons-science-nepal-mustang/
http://www.myrepublica.com/portal/index.php?action=news_details&news_id=
28666

A burial from Lake Cargelligo (Australia), although undated, is causing
comparisons with 'Mungo
Man':

http://www.areanews.com.au/news/local/news/general/ancient-human-remains
-found/2094046.aspx?src=rss

Still wondering what to do with the Bamiyan Buddhas:

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/entertainment/a/-/entertainment/8955298
/impasse-over-bamiyan-buddhas-10-years-on/

... and it might be possible to reconstruct one of them:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/28/AR201102
2803105_pf.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/28/buddha-statues-bamiyan-afgha
nistan

... and I think we mentioned evidence for their being coloured:

http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20110303/buddha-future-paris-confer
ence-110305/

Feature on Jaffna:

http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&artid=33611

In the wake of the Christchurch earthquake ... a time capsule find:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gP1YF0IevMeVX4W8kvbzW
b-myBXw?docId=CNG.9a526f024928171d5495752e60ea262c.2b1

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
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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
Interesting Paleoindian finds from the Channel Islands (California):

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-03/uoo-cig022411.php
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-california-islands-evidence-early-se
afaring.html
http://www.livescience.com/13066-channel-island-seafood-buffet-uncovered
.html
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/03/03/Calif-find-points-to-ancient-
seafarers/UPI-17061299201259/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12646364
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/03/04/MNJ71I0NPH.D
TL&tsp=1
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/18/20110303/tsc-relics-of-early-american-seafar
ing-l-e123fef.html

They're excavating a 1000 years b.p. canoe found near Tampa Bay:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1362138/The-1-000-year-ol
d-canoe-excavated-10-years-discovery-amateur-archaeologist.html?ITO=1490
http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpp/news/local/pinellas/weedon-island-canoe
-030111
http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/historic-canoe-unearthed-from
-weedon-island-preserve/1154538
http://www2.tbo.com/content/2011/mar/01/011956/archaeologists-excavate-w
eedon-island-prehistoric-/news-breaking/
http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=177884&catid=250
http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/archaeologists-plan-to-excava
te-1000-year-old-canoe-from-weedon-island-muck/1154424

Probing Lake Huron for evidence of prehistoric caribou hunters:

http://www.montrealgazette.com/technology/Scientists+probe+Lake+Huron+si
gns+historic+caribou+hunters/4367823/story.html

A mysterious 17th century shipwreck washed ashore in North Carolina:

http://www.wesh.com/video/27060247/detail.html

This one's really interesting ... they've found some 100+ years b.p.
recordings
on a Klondike shipwreck:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2011/03/01/klondike-aj-goddard-music.h
tml

Latest video from the Archaeology Channel is about a Springfield,
Missouri
cave with
plenty of evidence of human habitation:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/

Bones found last fall in a Florida back yard turn out to be 2400 years
old:

http://www.aolnews.com/2011/03/05/human-bones-found-in-florida-yard-date
-back-2-400-years/?icid=rtb|1|human-bones-found-in-florida-yard-date-bac
k-2-400-years

Plans to exhume 'Leather Man':

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/03/nyregion/03towns.html

Remembering the Triangle factory fire:

http://tv.nytimes.com/2011/02/28/arts/television/28triangle.html

Feature on Lockwood de Forest (furniture designer):

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/04/arts/design/04antiques.html

Expectation of archaeological finds during road work in Gettysburg:

http://www.gettysburgtimes.com/news/article_4087fba4-46d8-11e0-b5d9-001c
c4c03286.html

Rhodes College has acquired Shelby Foote's library and personal papers:

http://www.rhodes.edu/news/20373.asp

More on that 11 500 years b.p. child burial from Alaska:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/01/science/01obchild.html
================================================================
CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
Important prehistoric finds made from mother of pearl in an Espititu
Santos
cave
in Baja (I can never figure out where to classify Baja):

http://www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/14-hallazgos/4898-descubren-a
nzuelos-de-primeros-pescadores-de-bcs

Possible cannons from the ships of Henry Morgan found in Panama:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=45419
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-cannons-panama-believed-sir-henry.ht
ml
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2014403186_cannon06.ht
ml
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-sci-morgans-guns-201103
01,0,558911.story
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/01/cannons-could-have-belonged-
to-henry-morgan

Olympic construction in Rio has exposed remains of a slave-trading port:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/04/archaeologists-find-slave-po
rt

This dig-bloggish thing from the New York Times from that dig at Ceibal
is
quickly
emerging as a good model for dig blogs, I think:

http://scientistatwork.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/28/in-maya-burials-unse
ttling-clues/?ref=science
http://scientistatwork.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/01/maya-axes-and-moles-
under-the-pyramid/?partner=rss&emc=rss

More on those Wari burials from Peru's Cuzco province:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-12576603
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/2003284/archaeologists_unearth_anci
ent_peruvian_tombs/index.html

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
================================================================
A possible drought at the end of the last ice age?:

http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/523322.h
tml

Slideshow of psy-ops through the centuries:

http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-205_162-10006852-2.html

Pondering the need for historical accuracy in movies etc.:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2011/feb/28/art
ists-accurate-history-robin-hood

Was Hamlet actually Irish?:

http://news.discovery.com/history/hamlet-irish-shakespeare-110304.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/mar/03/great-dane-irish-hamlet
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-thousand-year-irish-hamlet-mystery.h
tml

Is it time to 'let go' of the King James version of the Bible?:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/mar/01/king-james-bible-lan
guage

... maybe in favour of a C.S. Lewis version:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/05/us/05beliefs.html
http://www.newkerala.com/news/world/fullnews-161534.html

Purported Amelia Earhart bone DNA tests proved inconclusive:

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/03/03/earhart.dna.research/index.html

Feature on the history of vaccination:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/01/health/01smallpox.html

Sciencey stuff to study materials of various types ... pretty much lost
in
technical
terms:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-multi-faceted-method-benefit-materia
ls-batteries.html

Plans to resurrect Nalanda University:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20110225204643928

Using pages of old books to track atmospheric pollution:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110208101318.htm

... and the latest climate change study:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110224145649.htm

Reviewish sort of thing of Sheril Kirshenbaum, *The Science of Kissing*:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20110303/us-fea-lifestyles-orig
ins-of-kissing/

Reviewish sort of thing of a couple of scholarly editions of Virginia
Woolf:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/thoroughl
y-modern-virginia-2233417.html

Review of Rosalind Miles and Robin Cross, *Warrior Women*:

http://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/lifestyle/book_review_warrior_women_b
y_rosalind_miles_and_robin_cross_1_3121439

Review of some children's books with an historical bent:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/01/books/review/01childrens-review.html
================================================================
TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Abdera:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite4_1_27/01/2011_375478
================================================================
BLOGS
================================================================
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/
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CRIME BEAT
================================================================
Some Chinese antiquities were recovered from shipping containers
at Port Newark:

http://www.seattlepi.com/national/1110ap_us_chinese_art_seized.html
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870330090457617880426871006
0.html
http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/03/03/new.jersey.artifacts.seized/

... and some Afghanistan artifacts were also returned (coinciding with
the
opening of
the exhibition at the BM):

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/03/02/black.market.afghan.artefacts
/index.html

A Loyola University (Chicago) prof pleaded guilty to theft of some
artifacts
from New Mexico:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-loyola-guilty-0302-20110
301,0,7965373.story

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/
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NUMISMATICA
================================================================
The North Suffolk Hoard is expected to bring some big bucks to its
finders:

http://www.coinweek.com/news/ancient-coins/roman-coins/windfall-expected
-from-the-north-suffork-hoard-of-roman-silver-coins/

Latest eSylum newsletter:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n09.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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Pompeii:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap_travel/20110304/ap_tr_ge/us_travel_brief_pomp
eii_exhibition_1
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=13054641
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pompeii-the-exhibit-life-and-dea
th-in-the-shadow-of-vesuvius-world-premiere-opening-today-at-discovery-t
imes-square-117394488.html
http://travel.usatoday.com/destinations/dispatches/post/2011/03/times-sq
uare-exhibit-shows-life---and-violent-death---in-pompeii/146199/1
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=13054334
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=134254664
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/04/arts/design/04vesuvius.html
http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2011/03/exhibit_looks_at_the_v
ibrant_l.html

Apollo From Pompeii:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870352900457616031349298639
4.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Antiquity Revived:

http://www.dallasartnews.com/2011/03/antiquity-revived-neoclassical-art-
in-the-eighteenth-century-opens-at-the-museum-of-fine-arts-houston/

Photography and the Classical Nude:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/the-way-of-all-flash/story-e6f
rg8n6-1226013616265

Secrets of the Silk Road:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/02/AR201103
0206520.html
http://www.philly.com/inquirer/columnists/20110227_Art__The_mummies_at_t
he_Penn_Museum_say_a_lot_about_humanity_s_spread.html
http://thedp.com/article/panel-demystifies-mummies

Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Ancient World:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/9c397504-45e3-11e0-acd8-00144feab49a.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/feb/27/afghanistan-crossroads-bri
tish-museum
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1362168/British-Museum-display-m
illennia-old-looted-treasures-Afghanistan-recovered-London-art-dealer.ht
ml
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700114417/Recovered-Afghan-treasures-
visit-British-Museum.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110304/ap_en_ot/us_pompeii_exhibition_4
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/reviews/afghanistan-
crossroads-of-the-ancient-world-british-museum-london-2233415.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-reviews/8361958/Afghanistan-a
t-British-Museum-Seven-magazine-review.html
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870393340457617056194863752
4.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

cf: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12599726

Oetzi:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110228/sc_afp/italyaustriaarchaeologyoetzi
_20110228172107
http://www.theage.com.au/world/the-new-iceman-cometh-20110301-1bd4s.html
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-iceman-bolzano-museum.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12599162

Tibetan Art:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/27/nyregion/27spotnj.html

Germany says it has no plans to return a sphinx to Turkey:

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=4&article
_id=125354

... or does it?:

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/europe/news/article_1623973.php/M
erkel-aide-hints-at-return-of-Sphinx-of-Hattusa-to-Turkey

Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
================================================================
PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Timon of Athens:

http://theater.nytimes.com/2011/03/02/theater/reviews/02timon.html

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
================================================================
DON'T EAT THAT ELMER
================================================================
Well if Bosnia has pyramids, why not Dubrovnik?:

http://www.croatiantimes.com/news/General_News/2011-02-28/17540/Dubrovni
k_may_have_pyramids

Haven't had an Atlantis claim for a while:

http://www.westhartfordnews.com/articles/2011/03/05/news/doc4d729a228371
3577527864.txt?viewmode=fullstory

They've cracked a Maya Code and expect to find tons of treasure:

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/03/01/cracked-mayan-code-uncover-8-t
ons-lost-treasure/?test=faces
================================================================
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

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

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