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explorator 14.31                            November 20, 2011
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, David Critchley, Diana Wright,
Donna Hurst, Jennifer Cosham, Angie Telepenko, Edward Rockstein,
Rick Heli, Hernan Astudillo, Michael Caputo, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri,
Richard Campbell, Richard C. Griffiths,Bob Heuman, Rick Pettigrew,
'Feral Boy', Joanne Conman, 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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I'm dizzy from all the spins being put on this one .... that whole
human-neanderthal
interbreeding thing is now being suggested as the reason for Neanderthal
demise (along
with climate change):

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_19362149
http://news.discovery.com/history/neanderthals-adapt-climate-change-111118.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2062696/Neanderthals-clever-interbred-impressed-humans-say-experts.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2063895/Climate-change-accelerated-human-evolution.html
... how it was spun into 'globalisation' is beyond me:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5hNWCUj57Xl0VoAciQ5St2uU00JTw?docId=N0713371321540641793A
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/science-and-technology/2011/11/17/new-theory-claims-neanderthals-were-lost-to-globalisation-during-stone-age-86908-23569142/

Lots of hype for the Natural History Museum's acquisition of
a couple of replica skeletons of sediba:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51864
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15749367

...  which apparently have skin on them?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2062842/2m-year-old-Natural-History-Museum-skeletons-skin-them.html

... or (more likely) is it the original fossils which may have skin:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21179-skeleton-of-ancient-human-relative-may-yield-skin.html

In any event, you know they've also done a facial reconstruction:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2062514/Revealed-The-face-missing-link-ape-man.html

Interesting feature on how they dated the sediba remains:

http://www.sciencealert.com.au/features/20111311-22832.html

Meanwhile, a group is studying the effects of climate change on
evolution/development of hominins:

http://asunews.asu.edu/20111117_humanecology
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-archeologists-ice-age-hominins-climate.html

... and in case you were confused (as I was a while back) about the shift
from hominid to hominin:

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2011/11/whats-in-a-name-hominid-versus-hominin/

Something about Neanderthal neuroscience:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/loom/2011/11/14/neanderthal-neuroscience/
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AFRICA
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They've finally reliably (maybe) dated the images known as
'Lascaux-on-the-Nile':

http://www.canada.com/technology/Long+forgotten+Canadian+find+shakes+understanding+ancient+humans/5728755/story.html
http://www.canada.com/technology/Gallery+Cave+paintings+discovered+Canadian+archeologist+shake+understanding+ancient/5732591/story.html(photos)
http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Long+forgotten+Canadian+find+shakes+understanding+ancient+humans/5728755/story.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Feature on animal mummies:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15780427

Archaeologists are digging at the Museum of Tolerance site again:

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/archaeologists-resume-work-at-contentious-worksite-of-jerusalem-museum-1.395417

High tech mapping of graves in the Mount of Olives necropolis:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51829
http://www.jacksonsun.com/article/20111118/NEWS01/111180315/1002/rss
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/11/17/israelis-mapping-every-grave-in-3000-year-old-mount-olives-necropolis/
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5glp00A-tA8R9avK0eEjLkG4pARtA?docId=aa9a2edff34346f78f16df3d532fcf05
http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/World/20111117/israelis-mapping-ancient-cemetery-111117/

Plenty of coverage of the translation of an Arabic Crusader inscription:

http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/History/Early+History+-+Archaeology/Crusader_inscription_Arabic_14-Nov-2011.htm
http://news.discovery.com/history/inscription-crusader-king-frederick-111115.html
http://www.livescience.com/17027-crusader-arabic-inscription-translated.html
http://www.themedialine.org/news/news_detail.asp?NewsID=33705
http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/israeli-experts-decode-only-arabic-crusader-inscription-ever-found-1.395556
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51794

OpEd on Temple Mount:

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=246012

Feature/insert on the Safed site:

http://www.livnot.com/documents/JPost-Nov112011.pdf

Another feature on Eilat Mazar:

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2011/november/archaeology-rebel.html

Feature on Tyre (not quite touristy):

http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/old-city-tyre-tale-two-quarters

Overviewish thing on the dig season at Kutahya:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=excavation-season-breaks-new-record-2011-11-17

A project to mark Abraham's route:

http://www.haaretz.com/culture/arts-leisure/in-the-footsteps-and-spirit-of-abraham-1.395851

Remember that Noah's Ark thing a while back? There's a press release about
it (hmmm):

http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/sbwire-114562.htm

More protests at the SCA:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/26444/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/New-protests-against-the-head-of-Egypts-Supreme-Co.aspx

More on that mummy with prostate cancer:

http://www.theportugalnews.com/cgi-bin/article.pl?id=1139-15

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 burials found at Cirencester:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-15759443

A Roman bath from Izmir:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=roman-bath-revealed-in-izmir-2011-11-16

Earliest Minoan hieroglyph on a jasper sealstone (we
first heard of this last August):

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2011/11/17/earliest-sample-of-minoan-hieroglyphics-found-in-western-crete/

A major commercial site at Selinunte:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-excavation.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-11/uob-aei111411.php
http://presstv.com/detail/210317.html

Pondering Cleo's beauty yet again:

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/egypt-pyramids-and-revolution/2011/nov/18/questioning-beauty-cleopatra/

The Roman Theatre in Ankara is going to reopen:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=ccenturies-old-roman-theater-to-again-welcome-public-in-capital-2011-11-14

What Kathleen Coleman is up to:

http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2012/nov/coleman-gladiators-111411.html

What Alison Futrell is up to:

http://oregon.salem-news.com/2011/11/willamette-lecture-address-roman-britains-barbarian-queen-boudica/

I think we mentioned Hublot's recreation of the Antikythera Mechanism as a
watch
before:

http://www.gizmag.com/hublot-antikythera-mechanism-first-computer-watch/20517/

More on the Roman DNA project:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/11/2011/roman-dna-project-gives-voice-to-the-silent-majority
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2011/11/roman-dna-project-funded/

Review of *The Swerve*:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ca-book-greenblatt-20111120,0,4824470.story

Reviewish sort of thing of Mitchell's Iliad:

http://thevarsity.ca/articles/49650

More on Hagia Sophia becoming a mosque:

http://vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/homepage/blog-san-pietro-e-dintorni-en/detail/articolo/middle-east-9889/
http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2011/11/hagia-sophia-in-nicaea-becomes-mosque.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)
================================================================
A Bronze Age hoard from Wiltshire:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-15781460

Some Bronze Age items were also found in a peat mound in Dartmoor:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/nov/16/bronze-age-relics-found-dartmoor
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-15727960

The Assynt Broch apparently was undisturbed since the Iron Age:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-15719750

Excavations at Rhynie suggest is was once a seat of Pictish 'royal'
power:

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/news/details-10926.php
http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/historic-sites/archaeologists_find_village_fit_for_pictish_kings_1_1968963

English Civil War bullets from Newbury:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-15746372

Mass burial -- possibly of Napoleonic soldiers -- from Poland:

http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/58737,Napoleonic-soldiers-remains-found-in-northern-Poland

Swedish divers have found the wreck of the Svardet:

http://news.discovery.com/history/battle-of-%C3%B6land-111117.html
http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2011/11/16/17th_century_shipwreck_found_off_swedish_coast/
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hoEdgjtGdvuG6bPC-GV6FZc3sjVQ?docId=c968b12ec3b34f408d15fd1fa658ea45
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/research-team-finds-shipwreck-off-swedens-coast-believed-to-be-famous-17th-century-warship/2011/11/16/gIQAHgo5QN_story.html
http://www.wstcwnlk.com/ap/ap/top-news/17th-century-shipwreck-found-off-swedish-coast/nFfWx/

Interesting 'pyramid of mummies' found in a Roccapelago church:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/11/2011/a-pyramid-of-mummies

Review of Robert Massie, *Catherine the Great*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/20/books/review/catherine-the-great-portrait-of-a-woman-by-robert-k-massie-book-review.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/10/books/robert-k-massies-latest-subject-is-catherine-the-great.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

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

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
Strange patterns in the Chinese desert:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/miles-mysterious-striped-network-grids-discovered-chinese-desert-171915802.html

Concerns for monuments associated with Alexander the Great in
Pakistan:

http://nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Regional/Lahore/17-Nov-2011/Alexanderera-monuments--in-a-shambles

... and for a Ganga dynasty-era temple in Bhubaneswar:

http://in.news.yahoo.com/temple-turns-storehouse-000000847.html

Latest coverage of that dig in Afghanistan connected to that Chinese
copper mine:

http://www.scotsman.com/news/international/afghanistan_s_ancient_jewels_finally_see_the_light_of_day_1_1973845

More on that 14th century timepiece:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/16/fourteenth_century_clock_in_queensland/

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
================================================================
Feature on an Aleutian coastline dig:

http://www.adn.com/2011/11/09/2167934/uaa-anthropologists-discoveries.html

Remains of oldest Protestant church in US at Jamestown?:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/14/us/ruins-of-oldest-us-protestant-church-may-be-at-jamestown.html

Cannons revealed from a shipwreck site off St Augustine:

http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2011-11-18/cannons-reveal-clue-about-centuries-old-shipwreck-site
http://staugustine.com/police-report/2011-11-15/rare-inscribed-cannon-be-unveiled-friday

They've done DNA tests on purported conjoined twins found at
Angel Mounds some seventy years ago:

http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/20395.html
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-dna-year-mystery-conjoined-twins.html

Mystery bronze object  (buckle?) from a site in Alaska:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51830
http://www.colorado.edu/news/r/988dd111ad289f567bd293f531dc88a5.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2062458/Archeologists-mystified-1-400-year-old-bronze-buckle-Alaska-time.html
http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/ancient-bronze-buckle-asia-unearthed-alaska
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111114112314.htm
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-ancient-bronze-artifact-east-asia.html

Some interesting US Thanksgiving-related items:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/11/20/travel/on-the-pilgrims-path-through-england-and-the-netherlands.html
http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/11/20/travel/thanksgiving-re-enacted-around-the-country.html
================================================================
CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
One of the featured artifacts at the ROM's Maya exhibit is a limestone
(not crystal!) skull:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2063204/Indiana-Jones-missed-REAL-Mayan-skull--crystal-shaped-like-monkey.html
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/11/18/monkey-shaped-skull-was-sports-gear-for-mayan-afterlife-expert-says/
http://www.livescience.com/17083-monkey-shaped-skull-mayan-afterlife.html

Latest find from Kabah:

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/americas/news/article_1675903.php/Over-1-000-year-old-Maya-royal-kitchen-found-in-south-east-Mexico
http://www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/17-arqueologia/5360-descubren-la-cocina-real-de-kabah

Kellogg and the Maya Archaeology Initiative have settled their logo dispute:

http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/article/20111116/NEWS01/111160312/1002/NEWS01

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
================================================================
Audio news from the Archaeology Channel:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/

Feature on daguerreotypes:

http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/Horizons/2011/1118/Louis-Daguerre-Why-people-never-smile-in-old-photographs

Shakespeare was 'undoubtedly' Catholic:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/8899367/Few-doubts-William-Shakespeare-was-Catholic-Vatican-claims.html

Was Jane Austen poisoned?:

http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/crime-novelist-claims-jane-austen-died-arsenic-poisoning-173146375.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/nov/14/jane-austen-arsenic-poisoning
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2060743/Im-convinced-Jane-Austen-poisoned-arsenic-A-startling-revelation-Britains-leading-novelists.html

Feature on Artemisia Gentileschi:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/19/arts/19iht-Conway19.html

Domestication of soybeans appears to have happened in many cultures
at various times:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111117154645.htm
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-soybean-early-cultures-archaeologists.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-11/uoo-sac111711.php

They're trying to save Przewalski's horse:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-przewalski-wild-horses-gallop-life.html

Interesting feature about apples:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/qi/8895820/QI-Quite-interesting-facts-about-apples.html

The National Book Award winners:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/16/celebratory-night-for-the-book-world/
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-17/harvard-professor-greenblatt-wins-10-000-national-book-award-for-swerve-.html

Marking the anniversary of the King James Bible:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Latest-News-Wires/2011/1117/King-James-Bible-anniversary-marked-by-Queen

France's National Library has put the original Casanova manuscript on
display:

http://www.elpais.com/articulo/cultura/Casanova/pasion/libertad/elpepicul/20111115elpepicul_1/Tes

Review of Umberto Eco, *The Prague Cemetery*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/20/books/review/the-prague-cemetery-by-umberto-eco-book-review.html

Review of Niall Ferguson, *Civilization*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/15/books/niall-fergusons-empire-traces-wests-decline-review.html

http://www.ancientdigger.com/
================================================================
TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Siwa:

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2011/1072/special.htm

Argolis:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2060995/Greece-Discover-Argolis-myth-legend-ancient-historical-sites-weave-bewitching-tapestry.html

Rennes:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/11/20/travel/in-rennes-away-from-the-crowds.html
================================================================
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
================================================================
Iraqi police stopped a smuggling operation:

http://www.azzaman.com/english/index.asp?fname=news%5C2011-11-16%5Ckurd.htm

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

http://safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================
The Bredon Hill Hoard has been declared treasure:

http://www.birminghampost.net/news/west-midlands-news/2011/11/17/binman-discovers-hoard-of-silver-coins-in-midland-field-65233-29791492/
http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/9369791.Roman_coin_discovery_is__treasure_/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-15743456

Feature on the Hackney Hoard:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2062304/Hackney-Hoard-auction-Rare-gold-coins-hidden-Nazis-Blitz-expected-fetch-80k.html

More on that Chinese coin from the Yukon:

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/Rare+coin+suggests+China+traded+with+Yukon+17th+century/5636468/story.html

Latest eSylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n46.html

... and the issue which will come out later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n47.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/================================================================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
================================================================
Maya:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51884
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2011/11/17/maya-rom-cmc-exhibit-debut.html

... and the ROM uploaded some more video hype:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MD1IaCuDj4&feature=uploademai

Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia:

http://bigpondnews.com/articles/Travel/2011/11/16/Mesopotamia_expo_to_open_in_Melbourne.html

Archimedes Palimpsest:

http://www.jhunewsletter.com/news-features/walters-art-museum-and-hopkins-bring-archimedes-to-life-1.2705072

Mummy Secrets of the Tomb:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51875

Royal Manuscripts:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/reviews/royal-manuscripts-the-genius-of-illumination-british-library-london-infinitas-gracias-mexican-miracle-paintings-wellcome-collection-london-6264812.html

Handwritten:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/the-hands-that-betray-the-men-of-ideas/story-e6frg8n6-1226200516158

Modern Antiquity:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/edward-goldman/in-these-gods-we-trust_b_1085397.html

Lewis Chessmen:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51787
http://culture.wnyc.org/articles/features/2011/nov/14/lewis-chessmen-arrive-cloisters/
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/18/arts/design/the-game-of-kings-medieval-ivory-chessmen-from-the-isle-of-lewis-at-the-cloisters.html

Diego Rivera murals:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/18/arts/design/diego-rivera-murals-at-museum-of-modern-art-review.html

Matisse and the Model:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/18/arts/design/matisse-and-the-model.html

Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/20/rembrandt-face-of-jesus-dia-opening_n_1102813.html

DaVinci:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/11/leonardo-da-vinci-gets-his-first-museum-show-of-paintings.html

Big bucks expected for a long-lost Victorian painting found in a New
England beach
house:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/15/the-derby-day-william-powell-frith_n_1094387.html

Some hype for Christie's December antiquities auction:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51853

... and coverage of the medieval art sale there:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/19/arts/19iht-Melikian19.html

The Getty apparently isn't trying to acquire daVinci's 'Christ as Salvator
Mundi':

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/11/getty-museum-denies-interest-in-leonardo-da-vinci-painting.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CultureMonster+%28Culture+Monster%29

Plans for a Bible museum in Jerusalem:

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/new-bible-museum-to-be-built-in-jerusalem-1.395418

Feature/book-reviewish thin on Marie Zimmermann:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/18/arts/design/new-study-of-marie-zimmermann-metalsmith.html

Interesting piece on what museums should do with unprovenanced antiquities:

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/What-should-we-do-with-%E2%80%9Cour%E2%80%9D-antiquities?/25018

... semi-related opEd about the aftermath (for museums) of the Marion True
trial:

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Has-peace-broken-out-after-the-trial-of-Marion-True?/24988

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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Harmonia Mundi:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/20/arts/music/rene-jacobss-harmonia-mundi-cds-and-dvds.html

Handel Arias:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/17/arts/music/theater-of-early-music-daniel-taylor-deborah-york-review.html

Rumours of Angelina Starring in a Ridley Scott-directed biopic about
Gertrude Bell:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/angelina-jolie-eyes-iraq-pioneer-263168

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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Rene Morel:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/20/nyregion/rene-a-morel-master-restorer-of-rare-violins-dies-at-79.html

Morris Philipson:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/11/books/morris-philipson-who-led-the-university-of-chicago-press-dies-at-85.html
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The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

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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