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explorator 14.06

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explorator 14.06                                     May 29, 2011
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Editor's note: Most urls should be active for at least eight
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Don Buck, Joanne Conman,
Adrienne Mayor, Diana Wright,Donna Hurst, Patrick Swan,
Edward Rockstein, Rick Heli, Hernan Astudillo, Magnus Fiskesjö,
Kurt Theis, Feral Boy, 'M', John McMahon, Barnea Selavan,
Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Richard Campbell, 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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More on that Peking Man tooth from a Swedish museum:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110525214316.htm

More on those 'last Neanderthals' in the Caucasus:

http://www.pnas.org/content/108/21/8611.abstract?etoc
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Much coverage of the discovery (via a robot) of some 'hieroglyphic symbols'
inside a secret chamber of the Great Pyramid:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21028144.500-first-images-from-great-pyramids-chamber-of-secrets.html
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/pyramids-hieroglyphs-robot-mystery-110526.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/05/28/pyramid.markings/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-13522957
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1390843/Unseen-4-500-years-Pyramid-finally-reveals-hidden-secrets-robot-captures-images-ancient-markings.html
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21028144.500-first-images-from-great-pyramids-chamber-of-secrets.html

Six  tombs of New Kingdom officials at Saqqarah opened to the public this
week:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/12716/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/The-tombs-of-King-Tut%E2%80%99s-high-officials-open-today-.aspx
http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/448381
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/news_middleeast_africa/2011-05-24/six-egyptian-tombs-near-saqarra-pyramids-newly-open-to-public.html
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90782/7389089.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110523/wl_mideast_afp/egyptarchaeology_20110523145026
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/entertainment/a/-/entertainment/9501769/six-tutankhamun-era-tombs-open-to-view-near-cairo/

... or it might be seven:

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47657
http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/africa/can-a-tomb-bring-egyptian-tourism-back-to-life-2289114.html
http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=222010
http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/7-tombs-in-new-954928.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43140513/ns/technology_and_science-science/

On mummies, irrigation, and schistosomiasis:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110523124210.htm
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-05-mummies-history-modern-plague.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-05/eu-mth052311.php

General item on satellite technology being used to find sites in Egypt:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/may/25/satellites-uncover-ancient-past
http://www.uab.edu/news/latest/item/1287-uab-professor-discovers-lost-pyramids-other-antiquities-in-egypt

... others in the same vein focussed on the find of 17 pyramids/tombs being
found
in such a manner (connected to a BBC documentary):

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-05-satellites-lost-egyptian-pyramids.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-13522957
http://www.npr.org/2011/05/28/136718454/lost-egyptian-pyramids-discovered-from-space?ft=1&f=1001
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1390667/Seventeen-lost-pyramids-thousands-buried-Egyptian-settlements-pinpointed-infrared-satellite-images.html
http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpps/news/satellite-images-reveal-17-buried-pyramids-dpgonc-20110525-kh_13381151
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/pyramids-egypt-nasa-satellite-110526.html#mkcpgn=rssnws1
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/egypt/8535571/17-lost-pyramids-found-by-satellite.html
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2011/05/27/hi-tech-archaeology-spots-lost-pyramids-from-space-explores-great-pyramid-from-inside/
http://www.abc.es/20110526/ciencia/abci-piramides-satelite-201105252314.html

... but Zahi Hawass got mad at the BBC for reporting it:

http://bikyamasr.com/wordpress/?p=34030

... and apparently wasn't happy with the claim:

http://www.drhawass.com/blog/bbc-satellite-project
http://www.thenational.ae/news/worldwide/middle-east/see-the-pyramids-a-long-denial

Elsewhere on the technology front, 3d scanning techniques are being used to
replicate
cuneiform tablets:

http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/May11/cuneiformCollab.html

Last week I mentioned that three mounds had been destroyed in Iraq as a
result of road construction, but I gave the wrong link ... here's the
correct one:

http://www.azzaman.com/english/index.asp?fname=news\2011-05-14\kurd.htm

The Byzantine synagogue at Beit Alpha might be older than previously
thought:

http://www.thejewishweek.com/special_sections/text_context/unearthing_first_shuls

Interview with the IAA's Yuval Baruch:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Radio/News.aspx/3144

Feature on the Church of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/8536113/History-of-the-Church-of-the-Holy-Cross-in-Jerusalem.html

Harvesting Dead Sea salts? (I'm sure this is going to have some negative
effects):

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/211026

The Temple Mount Faithful want a full excavation report:

http://www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=222424

... while there are demands for the Mughrabi Gate bridge to be torn down
sooner
rather than later:

http://www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=221919

... and there is squabbling over ownership of sites going on elsewhere:

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Israel+and+Palestine%3A+who+owns+what%3F/23589

Review of A Hoffman and P Cole, *Sacred Trash - The Lost and Found
World of the Cairo Geniza*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/books/review/book-review-sacred-trash-the-lost-and-found-world-of-the-cairo-geniza-by-adina-hoffman-and-peter-cole.html

Egyptology News Blog:

http://egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

http://www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

http://blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

http://paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

http://persepolistablets.blogspot.com/

Archaeologist at Large:

http://spaces.msn.com/members/ArchaeologyinEgypt/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Interesting erotic Roman knife handle in the news:

http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/news/Erotic-Roman-knife-handle-takes-pride-place-Lincoln-museum/article-3604931-detail/article.html

They're getting ready to dig a Roman site at Maryort:

http://www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/other/volunteers-will-help-unearth-answers-to-maryort-roman-mysteries-1.841395?referrerPath=/t-s-news-feed-1.17079

Feature on the Getty Aphrodite:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ca-culture-exchange-20110529,0,6748034.story

Feature on Abai (Phocis):

http://www.worldcrunch.com/shining-treasures-greeces-dark-age-come-light/3130

Interesting project reading the Odyssey with veterans:

http://www.vnews.com/05282011/7833225.htm

What Richard Miles is up to:

http://sydney.edu.au/news/84.html?newsstoryid=6956

A profile of Princeton's Latin salutatorian:

http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S30/58/36G12/index.xml

The Acropolis has extended its opening hours:

http://ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite4_4139_24/05/2011_392053

Review of Bendan Connell, *The Life of Polycrates and Other Stories for
Antiquated Children*:

http://www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle/blogcritics/article/Book-Review-The-Life-of-Polycrates-and-Other-1393126.php

Review of Schiff's Cleopatra book:

http://www.timeslive.co.za/opinion/columnists/article1082792.ece/Cleopatra-the-astute-politician

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)
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Assorted items from a dig at a building site near Runcorn:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-13432196
http://www.24dash.com/news/housing/2011-05-23-Housing-excavation-uncovers-remains-of-medieval-village

Some burials at Stirling Castle suggest some very violent deaths
in the 13th-15th centuries:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-13569885

Some small finds by metal detectorists (these are all different):

http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/News/Silver-cap-badge-found-in-field-was-500-years-old-27052011.htm
http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/courts/Treasure-joyful-detectorist/article-3602058-detail/article.html

I think we mentioned this purported Richard III sarcophagus a few years ago:

http://www.forteantimes.com/features/articles/5371/homeless_bones.html

They're going to poke around the King's Knot:

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/scotland/Researchers-bid-to-unearth-Scotland39s.6767937.jp
http://www.stirlingobserver.co.uk/lifestyle/2011/05/18/king-arthur-s-table-or-knot-51226-28709791/

Mass spectrometry helps (sort of) to answer the problem of 16th-17th century
inflation in
Europe:

http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2011/05/coin-isotopes-unravel-400-year-old.html

More on that Bronze Age battle site in Germany:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/181203.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/search/news/bronze_age
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13469861
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/bronze-age-battle-warriors-110527.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1390036/Earliest-Bronze-Age-battle-site-containing-100-bodies-German-river-bank.html

Review of Leo Hollis, *The Stones of London*:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/8523463/The-Stones-of-London-a-History-in-Twelve-Buildings-by-Leo-Hollis-review.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

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

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Remains of a Dian culture settlement from Yunnan:

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90783/91324/7389957.html

An East Zhou dynasty site from Beijing:

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90783/7388347.html

Tang-dynasty-era inscriptions along an ancient road found in Henan:

http://en.ce.cn/National/culture/201105/23/t20110523_22435174.shtml

More for the Nan'ao One:

http://en.ce.cn/National/culture/201105/23/t20110523_22436229.shtml

Kiwi DNA is helping to track Maori feather trade:

http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110523/full/news.2011.309.html
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-05-dna-kiwi-cloaks-reveals-history.html

Relating colonization of Hawaii to the extinction of land crabs:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110516181327.htm

More on that 900 years b.p. Quran from Pakistan:

http://www.newkerala.com/news/world/fullnews-214369.html

East Asian Archaeology:

http://eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/east-asian-archaeology-cultural-heritage-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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They raised the anchor of the Queen Anne's Revenge:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47769
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13582537
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8542939/Blackbeards-anchor-recovered-off-US-coast.html
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2011/05/27/18203931.html

... cf some pre-raising reports if you like:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110527/ap_on_re_us/us_blackbeard_s_ship
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-05-blackbeard-anchor-recovered-nc-coast.html
http://www.sacbee.com/2011/05/27/3658512/blackbeards-anchor-to-be-recovered.html
http://www.enctoday.com/news/county-74056-kfpress-queen-revenge.html
http://www.jdnews.com/news/-91438--.html
http://www2.wnct.com/news/2011/may/24/weather-delays-retrieval-nc-pirate-ship-anchor-ar-1061166/

... another feature stresses finds which suggest that pirates were
"terrifying":

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2011/05/real-pirates-actually-terrifying-new-discovery-reveals/38262/

Leather Man remains a mystery:

http://www.lohud.com/article/20110526/NEWS02/105260404

Feature on the ongoing dig at Choccolocco (a Woodland site):

http://annistonstar.com/bookmark/13392832

A purported link between North America and early bronze age Ireland:

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/-Decorated-boulder-in-United-States-reveals-links-to-Early-Bronze-Age-Ireland-122578164.html

On street pronunciation problems in New York City:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/26/nyregion/van-wyck-expressway-also-snarls-pronunciation.html

Slideshow on restoration of Bannerman's Island Arsenal:

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/05/22/nyregion/20110522VISUALss.html

The Civil War as seen on TV:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/arts/television/civil-war-gettysburg-history-detectives.html

A New York City project has identified a pile of Civil War graves:

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2011/05/new_york_city_project_ids_more.html

... and presumably this is one of them:

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/22/confederate-general-buried-far-from-the-battlefield/

Some obituary revisionism:

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/23/getting-the-story-of-a-mans-life-right-at-last/

Review of David McCullough, *The Greater Journey*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/23/books/the-greater-journey-david-mcculloughs-latest-review.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/books/review/book-review-the-greater-journey-americans-in-paris-by-david-mccullough.html

Review of Joshua Kendall, *The Forgotten Founding Father*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/books/review/book-review-the-forgotten-founding-father-noah-websters-obsession-and-the-creation-of-an-american-culture-by-joshua-kendall.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
A Mayan funerary offering from a cave near Chichen Itza:

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47753
http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/entertainment/2011/05/25/mayan-funerary-offering-inside-mexican-sinkhole-cave/
http://www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/14-hallazgos/5048-hallan-ofrenda-mortuoria-en-cenote-de-chichen-itza

I think we've had this tunnel-under-the-temple-of-the-snake at Teotihuacan
story
already (?):

http://www.pressherald.com/r?19=961&43=606322&44=122758748&32=10367&7=617322&40=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pressherald.com%2Fnews%2Fnationworld%2Ftunnel-found-in-mexico-may-hold-ancient-rulers_2011-05-28.html

More on Inca success and llama droppings:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/peru/8530000/Inca-civilisation-founded-on-llama-dung.html
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-05-llama-dung-contributed-inca-success.html
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/2051807/incan_empire_spread_with_help_from_llama_dung/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/22/incas-llama-manure-crops
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/the-success-of-the-incas-has-been-attributed-to-llama-droppings/story-e6frg6so-1226060974661
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2011/05/the-secret-to-machu-picchus-success-llama-poop/

On Mayan yellow pigments:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-05-famous-maya-blue-indigo-compounds.html

On Cacao use and the Olmec:

http://www.pnas.org/content/108/21/8595.abstract?etoc

More on that iron oxide mine in Chile:

http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/notitas-de-noticias/details/oldest-mine-in-the-world-found-in-chile

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
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Good followup to the Mona Lisa 'exhumation' hype:

http://www.pasthorizons.com/index.php/archives/05/2011/the-skull-with-the-mona-lisa-smile

... cf the media side:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/05/is-this-the-skeleton-of-leonardo-da-vincis-mona-lisa.html

On the origins of the word 'syphilis':

http://www.sciencefriday.com/program/archives/201105273

They're back in court over the Black Swan:

http://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2011/05/25/ongoing-treasure-battle-between-us-and-spain-back-in-court/
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/05/24/ap/national/main20065880.shtml
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10727884
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5g3EBLaEJMU6vsu9yIOXEmJV9kU9g?docId=6938464

Pondering the fate of books:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304520804576344770618621998.html

Is curiosity a necessary prerequisite for philosophy?:

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/22/the-flight-of-curiosity/


I really have no idea where to put this ... Liqian (in China) is going to
spend a pile of money to restore its "Roman flavor":

http://en.ce.cn/National/Local/201105/27/t20110527_22446041.shtml
An explanation of C14 decay:

http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2011/may/carbon14

A British Museum report on items found by metal detectorists, being given a
'treasure finders paradise' spin:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47763
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43170721/ns/world_news-wonderful_world/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/may/25/metal-detector-ancient-england-maps
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1391119/Theres-medieval-gold-hills-The-stunning-array-artefacts-Britains-amateur-archaeologists.html

On what DNA tells us about shared ancestries:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110524153536.htm
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-05-population-genetics-reveals-ancestries.html

Are geometry skills innate?:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13469925
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/24/science/24obgeometry.html?ref=science

On game theory and a couple of famous military bluffs:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-05-bluff.html

On what we're learning from 300 years' worth of lists:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-05-years-list-making.html

On the unique identification of a 19th century portrait:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/may/24/huge-testicular-tumour-portrait

Interesting feature on a pair of Michelangelo Pieta depictions:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/arts/design/the-pieta-behind-the-couch.html

Haven't had something on the Voynich Manuscript for a while:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8532458/The-Voynich-Manuscript-will-we-ever-be-able-to-read-this-book.html

Slideshow on Shelley and Byron's Lake Geneva:

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/05/29/travel/20110529GENEVA.html

Review of Peter Toohey, *Boredom*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/books/review/book-review-boredom-a-lively-history-by-peter-toohey.html?ref=books

Review of Nevill Drury, *Stealing Fire from Heaven*:

http://www.thesmartset.com/article/article05241102.aspx
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TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Sicily:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2011/may/28/west-sicily-marsala-contessa-mozia

Santiago de Compstela:

http://elviajero.elpais.com/articulo/viajero/plata/moros/cristianos/elppor/20110526elpepuvia_1/Tes
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BLOGS
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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
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Argentinian officials foiled a smuggling attempt of a mummy and other
pre-Incan artifacts:

http://in.movies.yahoo.com/news/argentina-seizes-smuggled-pre-incan-mummy-skulls-232920766.html

Arrests have been made in those thefts at Elefsina which we mentioned a
month or so ago:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2011/05/27/antiquity-smugglers-arrested-in-sting-operation/
http://www.ana-mpa.gr/anaweb/user/showplain?maindoc=9985694&maindocimg=1614959&service=10

A14th century triptych stolen in the 70s was recovered by a Louisville
Museum:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47635

A spinoff from the Utah case:

http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top_stories/story/Widow-sues-over-suicide-in-artifacts-case/vzuXyLrgR0iRUs6aFUnJuw.cspx?rss=20
http://www.heraldextra.com/news/state-and-regional/utah/article_dcc6d25d-2287-5d37-bd51-04a53eb8ca95.html

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest eSylum newsletter:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n21.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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Indiana Jones:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jNKtzQdqPUom1JXL-pqbd1hugcxg?docId=6930008

Afghanistan:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/28/arts/28iht-melikian28.html

Illuminating Fashion:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47566
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/27/arts/design/illuminating-fashion-at-morgan-library-museum-review.html

Lost World of the Hittite Empire:

http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-news/regional-news/2011/05/27/-92534-28773119/

Faces From Roman Past:

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Home/Faces-from-Roman-past-of-the-Fens-25052011.htm

Across - The Cyclades and Western Anatolia:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=5000-year-old-cycladic-art-exhibit-opens-at-sabanci-museum-2011-05-24

Along the Yangzi River:

http://www.chinainstitute.org/gallery/exhibitions/current-exhibition/

cf: http://www.bonnmuller.com/2011/01/living-fossils/

Lost Egypt:

http://www.baylor.edu/pr/news.php?action=story&story=94699
http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/577255/?sc=rsln

La Dama del Armino:

http://www.elpais.com/articulo/cultura/primera/dama/Renacimiento/elpepicul/20110525elpepicul_1/Tes

Aesthetic Ambitions:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/27/arts/design/edward-lycett-designer-for-faience-company-brooklyn.html

Hype for Christie's upcoming antiquities auction:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47707
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/25/us-auction-sculpture-idUSTRE74O7R120110525

The Getty's curator of antiquities has decided to go to the Corning Museum
of Glass:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/23/getty-curator-of-antiquities-is-leaving-for-corning-museum-of-glass/
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/05/getty-museums-senior-antiquities-curator-leaving-for-corning-museum-of-glass.html
http://www.mediabistro.com/unbeige/curator-of-antiquities-karol-wight-leaves-getty-for-the-corning-museum-of-glass_b14166

The Pergamon Museum and Turkey have come to an  agreement about the Sphinx
of Hattusha:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47733
http://www.presstv.com/detail/182175.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/26/world/europe/26iht-M26C-TURKEY-RETURN.html

... and Turkey wants more:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/26/world/europe/26iht-M26C-TURKEY-RETURN.html

China is lending some never-before-out-of-China relics to the Louvre:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110527/wl_asia_afp/chinafranceartculturemuseum_20110527085302

An art dealer is 'teaming up' with the BM to purchase and repatriate an item
looted from
Afghanistan:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/may/29/buddha-kabul-museum-looted

The Speed Art Museum is returning a painting to Italy:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/24/an-italian-painting-in-kentucky-headed-home/

A feature on some items in Sotheby's upcoming antiquities sale:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/27/arts/design/sotheby-antiquities-auction-includes-sarcophagus-panels.html

On the role of nationalism in auctions involving Chinese antiquities:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/27/arts/27iht-rartmelik27.html

Reviews/Interviews about *Chasing Aphrodite*:

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/2011/May-25/Journalists-delve-into-shady-world-of-looted-antiquities.ashx

More coverage of that 'reunited' Chinese scroll (Dwelling in the Fuchun
Mountains):

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/tale-of-two-halves-reunited-after-a-360year-separation-2289608.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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Mitridate - King of Pontus:

http://www.arktur.ua/en/news/44-site-news/440-mozarts-opera-will-be-performed-on-mountin-mithridates-for-the-first-time.html

Sacred Music in a Sacred Space:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/27/arts/music/sacred-music-in-a-sacred-space-at-st-ignatius-loyola-review.html

Ottawa Bach Choir:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/25/arts/music/ottawa-bach-choir-has-debut-at-weill-hall-review.html

Traditional Moroccan Music:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/23/arts/music/master-gnaoua-musicians-in-morocco-festival-review.html

Cave of Forgotten Dreams:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2011/may/25/cave-paintings-human-nature-art

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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OBITUARIES
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Ernst Badian:

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/obituaries/articles/2011/05/23/ernst_badian_85_noted_scholar_on_ancient_rome
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HUMOUR
================================================================
Some folks might like the horrible pun in this one:

http://www.lab-initio.com/screen_res/nz094.jpg
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PODCASTS
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ArchaeoNews 191:

http://www.pasthorizons.com/index.php/archives/05/2011/archaeo-news-podcast-191

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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