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explorator 14.02

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explorator 14.02                                     May 1, 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
arrives otherwise!!!

... where did April go?
================================================================
================================================================
Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon,David Critchley,
Diana Wright,Dorothy Lobel King,Donna Hurst,
Edward Rockstein, Rick Heli, Hernan Astudillo,
John Hall, David Emery,Kurt Theis, Patrick Swan,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan,Joseph Lauer, Martin Conde,
Mike Ruggeri, Richard Campbell,Richard C. Griffiths,
Rochelle Altman, Rick Dunlap,Rick Pettigrew, 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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Pondering the genetic side of Neanderthal hybridization:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2011/04/neandertal-hybridization-
haldanes-rule/

An overviewish thing of human evolution:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/apr/25/evolution-human-history-ap
es

Cave men v cave bears:

http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/cavemen-bears-prehistoric-caves-11
0426.html
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21028093.900-bear-dna-is-clue-to-a
ge-of-chauvet-cave-art.html

Did Peking man have weapons?:

http://www.unreportedheritagenews.com/2011/04/did-peking-man-wield-spear
-new-research.html


More on Neanderthals being 'righties':

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/04/neanderthals-right-handed/
http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20110430/sc_livescience/ancienthuman
sweremostlyrighthandedtoo

More on brains and bipedalism:

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46760
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AFRICA
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Cave paintings depict Somali life possibly 5000 years b.p.:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-04-grotto-galleries-early-somali-life.h
tml
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/2035170/early_somali_life_depicted_
in_cave_paintings/

On assorted animals depicted in African rock art:

http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2011/04/great_bubalus_rock_art.p
hp
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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We're finally hearing of something actually archaeological from Egypt
...
the (re)discovery of a
colossal statue of Amenhotep III at Luxor (was this announced before?):

http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/colossal-statues-of-tuts-grandfath
er-resurface-110426.html
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46872
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-04-26/ancient-egyptian-king-s-colossa
l-statue-is-discovered-in-luxor.html
http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/discovery/statue-of-powerful-pharoa
h-unearthed-1.1062484
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/04/26/Statue-of-Egyptian-pharaoh-di
scovered/UPI-59181303853782/
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iggG4CWclhZRzH4sL-KsRY
3o5EDg?docId=ac0cbd2873ce46839df6d01399aa1794
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110426/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_egypt_antiquities
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/26/egypt-tutankhamun
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42764009/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Apr/27/Archaeologists-unearth-largest-statue
-of-Amenhotep-III.ashx

... and security has apparently been tightened around assorted sites:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/43/10840/Heritage/Islamic/Mo
re-security-measures-are-taken-at-archaeological.aspx
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Apr/20/Security-tightened-around-Egypts-anti
quities.ashx

Latest mummy CT scan is Lady Gautseshenu:

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Researchers-Peer-Into-Mummy-Coffin-
With-CAT-Scan-120886814.html

Egypt and Iraq are sharing knowledge about recovering purloined
antiquities:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/44/10951/Heritage/Museums/Eg
ypt-and-Iraq-find-ties-that-bind-in-their-treasu.aspx
http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/416284

Looking at mummy DNA is apparently more complicated than I thought:

http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110427/full/472404a.html

Bronze Age remains of a Caspian horse from northern Iran:

http://www.cais-soas.com/news/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&
id=361:the-oldest-remains-of-caspian-horse-discovered-in-north-of-iran-&
catid=59
http://news.discovery.com/animals/ancient-royal-horse-iran-110429.html

More on Jordan's giant archaeological database:

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46514

Speaking of Jordan, they announced the 'recovery' of some of those lead
codices
and will be subjecting them to assorted testing:

http://www.jordantimes.com/?news=36972
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2014877429_apmljordana
ntiquities.html?syndication=rss
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/04/26/jordanian-police-recover-7-ancie
nt-manuscripts/
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/jordan-police-recover-chri
stian-relics-said-smuggled-into-israel-1.358235

Israel Finkelstein on the political side of archaeology in Jerusalem:

http://www.forward.com/articles/137273/

... in regards to which, horizontal excavations in the Old City seem to
be a
good example of same:

http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/magazine/jerusalem-s-time-tunnels-1.35787
2

Feature on what the Israelites left in Egypt:

http://www.jpost.com/Features/MagazineFeatures/Article.aspx?id=217926

Very nice feature/recollection of Yigael Yadin:

http://www.jpost.com/Magazine/Features/Article.aspx?id=218262

Feature on Hagia Sophia:

http://www.todayszaman.com/news-242085-what-makes-aya-sofya-so-great.htm
l

Nice feature on the DAI in Turkey:

http://www.sundayszaman.com/sunday/newsDetail_getNewsById.action?newsId=
241878

Not sure if I had this Hawass article last week:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/egypt-archaeologist-zahi-h
awass-faces-criticisms-about-his-job-ties-to-mubarak/2011/04/15/AF9Hvf1D
_story.html

Review of Hoffman and Cole, *Sacred Trash*:

http://thejewishchronicle.net/view/full_story/12910931/article%E2%80%98S
acred%20Trash%E2%80%99%20an%20engaging%20read%20despite%20%E2%80%98desig
n%20quirks%E2%80%99

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)
================================================================
Very interesting Roman ship find from Ostia:

http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/roman-ship-rises-from-ancient-port
.html
http://www.newkerala.com/news/world/fullnews-199269.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110428/ap_on_re_eu/eu_italy_ancient_ship
http://www.sfexaminer.com/news/2011/04/ancient-ship-found-near-rome
http://www.adnkronos.com/IGN/Aki/English/CultureAndMedia/Italy-Ancient-s
hip-uncovered-near-Rome-coast_311957181612.html
http://www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubriche/english/2011/04/28/visualizza_ne
w.html_896719240.html
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2014898928_apeuitalyan
cientship.html?syndication=rss
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5hPl57b2MZdL
Ri7WRTXLXXvJiqqrA?docId=6696109
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46934
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/29/ancient-ship-rome_n_855360.html

... some Italian coverage:

http://www.beniculturali.it/mibac/export/MiBAC/sito-MiBAC/Contenuti/Miba
cUnif/Comunicati/visualizza_asset.html_774808096.html(photos)
http://roma.corriere.it/roma/notizie/cronaca/11_aprile_28/nave-romana-sc
operta-roma-fulloni-190527443056.shtml
http://roma.repubblica.it/cronaca/2011/04/28/news/scoperta_a_ostia_nave_
romana_lunga_11_metri_e_di_et_imperiale-15484962/
http://www.ilmessaggero.it/articolo.php?id=147303#
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/29/ancient-ship-rome_n_855360.html

Burial of a girl from Kent who (the hype says) was murdered by Roman
soldiers
2000 years b.p.:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-13211331
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/04/28/Remains-of-probable-ancient-h
omicide-found/UPI-19561304043858/

On the value of Latin:

http://live.psu.edu/story/53086
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-04-probing-latin-valuable-today-student
s.html

Stories based on those 'pills' from an ancient shipwreck keep coming
around:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13190376

An ovatio for Keely Lake:

http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/hotspringsstar/community/article_0a936cd
a-6f51-11e0-905d-001cc4c002e0.html

A Guggenheim for Monika Truemper:

http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/blog/2011/04/two-unc-professors-win-
guggenheim.html

Robin Lane Fox chooses his top ten classical myths:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-1381208/Oedipus-Helen-Tr
oy-Ten-greatest-classical-myths.html

What Jennifer Webb is up to:

http://www.isria.com/pages/30_April_2011_206.php

An upcoming Homerathon at UT Arlington:

http://www.theshorthorn.com/index.php/news/studentlife/27229-university-
classics-club-hosts-all-day-homerathon

I think we've had this story about Cyprus' antiquities database before:

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/archaeology/digital-archive-cyprus-antiquitie
s/20110428

One I missed ... a nice feature on sling bullets:

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Ancient_slingers_added_insult_to_injury_
researcher_says_999.html

Reviewish/interviewish thing of Jim Lacey, *The First Clash*:

http://www.npr.org/2011/04/25/135710868/the-clash-at-marathon-shaped-gre
ece-and-the-west

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)
================================================================
A cache of 5000 years b.p. 'bog butter' from County Offaly:

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Bog-butter-from-3000-BC--found-in-ancie
nt-underground-store-120950094.html
http://rss.feedsportal.com/c/851/f/10845/s/1477927a/l/0L0Sirishtimes0N0C
newspaper0Cireland0C20A110C0A4280C12242956211130Bhtml/story01.htm

Feature on Icelandic sagas:

http://historytoday.com/janina-ramirez/sagas-iceland-creating-terra-nova


Review of Margaret George, *Elizabeth I*:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/book-world-elizabeth-i
-by-margaret-george/2011/04/05/AFjgNoHF_story.html

More on that backyard jewellery hoard from Austria:

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=46767
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

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

================================================================
ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
They're recovering more artifacts from the Nan'ao 1:

http://www.china.org.cn/china/2011-04/25/content_22430869.htm

Looking for history of the Kazakhs from the genetic side of things:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-04-penn-anthropologists-delve-genetic-h
istory.html

More on unknown kingdom finds from Shaanxi:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/176970.html

More on brain surgery in Tibet:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/176518.html

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 Fremont culture bowl from southern Utah:

http://www.abc4.com/content/news/state/story/Ancient-Fremont-bowl-found-
in-southern-Utah/RPtID-foI0idTQLwMgP1vw.cspx?rss=1451

A 19th century shipwreck from Lake Michigan:

http://www.freep.com/article/20110331/NEWS05/103310478/19th-Century-wrec
k-found-Lake-Michigan

A partial copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle turned up in Utah:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46836
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110425/ap_on_re_us/us_old_book_utah

Interesting feature on Ben Franklin's sister:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/24/opinion/24lepore.html

The secret origins of New York:

http://www.elpais.com/articulo/portada/origen/secreto/Nueva/York/elpepuc
ulbab/20110430elpbabpor_25/Tes

Review of Gary Gallagher, *The Union War*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/01/books/review/book-review-the-union-war
-by-gary-w-gallagher.html
================================================================
CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
They've rediscovered the ancient Maya city of Holtun in the Guatemalan
rain
forest:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/04/110426-maya-lost-city-ho
ltun-science-guatemala-ancient/
http://in.news.yahoo.com/lost-mayan-city-discovered-under-guatemala-rain
-forest-081429660.html
http://gizmodo.com/5796404/lost-mayan-city-found-hidden-under-the-jungle

Feature on hieroglyphic stairways:

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2011/04/25/the-meaning-of-words-
new-evidence-of-ancient-maya-history/
http://www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/14-hallazgos/4997-descubren-e
scalinata-con-jeroglificos-mayas

Feature on gold plates in Mesoamerica (or not):

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705371752/Ancient-gold-plates-in-Meso
america.html?s_cid=rss-44

Pondering the 'mystery' of Easter Island again:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/has-the-mystery-of-easter-isla
nd-finally-been-solved-2274075.html

A QandA session on Maya archaeology:

http://scientistatwork.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/28/q-and-a-on-maya-arch
aeology/

More on that oldest Caribbean shipwreck (I think we mentioned this one
before?):

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1381334/Divers-unearth-treasure-
shipwreck-believed-oldest-Caribbean.html
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/shipwreck-treasure-millions-Caribbean/2
011/04/29/id/394546

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
================================================================
Honours for George Bass:

http://www.theeagle.com/am/Former-A-amp-amp-M-prof-honored

Apparently all those mummy scans we're always reading about
have modern applications:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46858
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-04-ct-scans-egyptian-mummy-vt.html
http://www.wsfa.com/Global/story.asp?S=14513185
http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20110427/NEWS02/104270308/100
7/CT-scan-Vermont-mummy-aids-investigators

In case you were wondering about the 'process' of sainthood:

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/04/26/sainthood-explained-understandi
ng-john-paul-iis-beatification/

Paul Brodeur is in an interesting battle with the New York Public
Library:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/24/nyregion/paul-brodeur-battles-new-york
-library-over-archives.html

They've identified the Titanic's 'unknown child':

http://news.discovery.com/history/titanic-unknown-child-identified-11042
6.html

Really a review of a book, but mostly a slideshow on the art of
bookplates:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/gallery/2011/apr/26/ex-libris-bookplates
-in-pictures

Feature on Harold Bloom:

http://chronicle.com/article/Harold-Bloom-by-the-Numbers/127211/?sid=wb&
utm_source=wb&utm_medium=en

IBM is a hundred years old!:

http://www.ibm.com/ibm100/us/en/

Another look at/review of Herzog's Chauvet Cave film:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/24/movies/werner-herzogs-cave-of-forgotte
n-dreams-filmed-in-chauvet-cave.html
http://movies.nytimes.com/2011/04/29/movies/werner-herzogs-cave-of-forgo
tten-dreams-review.html

On the political power (wedding-wise) of artists:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2011/apr/27/hol
bein-engineer-royal-wedding

On editing (the Bible)  as one of the world's oldest professions:

http://www.haaretz.com/culture/books/bible-studies-the-things-that-you-r
e-liable-to-read-in-the-bible-1.353823

On the 'endurance' of the KJV:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/24/weekinreview/24mcgrath.html

An artefact from the Mary Rose is going into space:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/8480176/Mary-Rose-artefact-to-b
e-sent-into-space-on-Endeavour.html

A bit of history in this interesting item on vision:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/26/health/research/26blind.html


More on shipwreck champagne coming to auction:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/26/uk-wine-auction-idUSLNE73P04M2
0110426

Review of Arthur Phillips, *The Tragedy of Arthur*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/01/books/review/book-review-the-tragedy-o
f-arthur-by-arthur-phillips.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/28/books/excerpt-the-tragedy-of-arthur-by
-arthur-phillips.html

Review of Professor X, *In the Basement of the Ivory Tower*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/01/books/review/book-review-in-the-baseme
nt-of-the-ivory-tower-by-professor-x.html

Reviewish thing of Michael Gotkin, *Artists' Handmade Houses*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/29/arts/design/michael-gotkins-book-artis
ts-handmade-houses.html
================================================================
TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Tyre:

http://arabnews.com/lifestyle/travel/article374642.ece

Tikal:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/meg-pier/on-the-road-to-tikal_b_819219.htm
l

Goa:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20110419-escape-from-goa-into-hampi-an
d-the-ruins-of-vijayangara
http://www.bbc.com/travel/gallery/20110419-hampi-and-the-beautiful-ruins
-of-vijayangara

An iTravelJerusalem video on scrolls found at Ketef Hinom:

http://www.jpost.com/VideoArticles/Video/Article.aspx?id=217946
================================================================
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/

================================================================
CRIME BEAT
================================================================
Brief item on some looting at the Elefsina site:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_2_29/04/2011_389059

A 17th century Bible box was stolen from a church in Worcestershire:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-13239991

Clumsy policemen came across a pile of antiquities during a routine
traffic
check in Cyprus:

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/police-stumble-antiquities-haul/201104
29

More guilty pleas in the Utah case:

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/51721284-78/artifacts-federal-smith-gu
ilty.html.csp

Mexico returned a smuggled artifact to Egypt:

http://www.zawya.com/story.cfm/sidANA20110428T082300ZJEW74/Mexico_return
s_smuggled_ancient_Egypt_artifact
http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/415365

Palestine returned a couple of items believed to be Egyptian this week
as
well:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/10980/Heritage/Ancient-Eg
ypt/Palestine-handed-over-to-Egypt-two-objects-thougt-.aspx

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/
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NUMISMATICA
================================================================
This one's a bit strange ... the Hackney hoard was judged NOT to be
treasure:

http://hackneycitizen.co.uk/2011/04/25/hackney-hoard-of-gold-coins-fails
-to-count-as-treasure-court-rules/

... while an Ipswich museum is trying to keep the Wickham Market Hoard
in
Suffolk:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-13208528

Latest eSylum newsletter:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n17.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
================================================================
Lod Mosaic:

http://www.sfexaminer.com/entertainment/fine-arts/2011/04/large-mosaic-u
nearthed-israel-view-legion-honor

Teotihuacan:

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=46433

Thomas Lawrence:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/24/nyregion/thomas-lawrence-regency-power
-and-brilliance-review.html

Human Connections:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/03/nyregion/03artct.html

Golden: Dutch and Flemish Masterworks:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/23/arts/23iht-melikian23.html


Iraq's ancient past:

http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v57/n31/iraq.html

Indiana Jones:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hERhIa9XeUF4KZY2TFjRZ
LD-nO8g?docId=CNG.613f6ac884f079ed97d36f6c79ef1eb5.51

Jan Gossaert's Renaissance:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/30/arts/30iht-melikian30.html

Gabriel Metsu:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/29/arts/design/gabriel-metsu-1629-1667-at
-national-gallery-review.html


National Civil War Museum:

http://www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org/index_1.php

Arguing over attribution at the Met:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/28/a-drama-of-art-attribution-
to-play-out-at-the-metropolitan-museum/

France returned a number of books to Korea:

http://www.ptinews.com/news/1551600_France-returns-another-batch-of-Kore
an-royal-books-

The Smithsonian is coming under more pressure in regards to its
"Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures ..."
exhibition:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/25/arts/design/smithsonian-sunken-treasur
e-show-poses-ethics-questions.html

... and a similar debate is brewing at the Sackler:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/arts-post/post/another-smithsonian-d
ebate-should-the-sackler-gallery-show-artifacts-from-a-commercially-exca
vated-shipwreck/2011/04/28/AFAfSP8E_blog.html


The Baghdad Museum is setting up a special hall just for recovered
artifacts:

http://www.azzaman.com/english/index.asp?fname=news%5C2011-04-25%5Ckurd.
htm

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization is slated to open in 2012:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/44/11054/Heritage/Museums/Na
tional-Museum-of-Egyptian-Civilisation-to-open-i.aspx

Remember that Qing Dynasty vase that some UK couple found in their attic
or
whatever and it brought a record price at auction? Seems the Chinese
buyer
has not paid (and denies involvement?):

http://blogs.wsj.com/wealth/2011/04/25/chinese-billionaire-hasnt-paid-fo
r-80-million-vase/

... another 'found' Chinese antique is valued at a rather more modest
price:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/apr/26/urn-chinese-antique-bradford

Big bucks for a Rubens, but a strange story attached to it (?):

http://www.kunstpedia.com/blogs/staggering-returns-on-16th-century-ruben
s-painting.html

Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Liederaband (Brahms and Schumann):

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/27/arts/music/brahms-and-schumann-in-germ
an-liederabend-review.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
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ON THE WEB
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TAC video news for April:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/

Archaeonews podcast 190:

http://www.pasthorizons.com/index.php/archives/04/2011/archaeo-news-podc
ast-190

The AJA has put up its latest whack of book reviews:

http://www.ajaonline.org/bookreviews
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OBITUARIES
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Richard Holmes:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13251220
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HUMOUR
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Royal wedding meets 300?

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/3081/ffgsparta.jpg
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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

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

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