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explorator 14.39

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explorator 14.39                          January 15, 2012
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Editor's note: Most urls should be active for at least eight
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For your computer's protection, Explorator is sent in plain text
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon,David Critchley,Diana Wright,
Donna Hurst, Jennifer Cosham, Jack Keller, Feral Boy, Patrick Swan,
Edward Rockstein, Mary Reed, Adrienne Mayor, Rick Heli,
Hernan Astudillo, Kurt Theis, John McMahon, Barnea Selavan,
Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Richard Campbell, Richard C. Griffiths,
Bob Heuman, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week
(as always hoping I have left no one out).

... a rather slow week ...
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A 'bread stamp' with an image of a menorah found near Akko:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=52948
http://news.discovery.com/history/jewish-kosher-bread-stamp-discovered-1
20110.html
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4174477,00.html
http://www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=253004&R=R2
http://news.yahoo.com/ancient-menorah-stamp-marked-kosher-bread-15280439
0.html
http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/israeli-archaeologists-find-1-500-y
ear-old-kosher-bread-stamp-near-acre-1.406452
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45943477/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://www.antiquities.org.il/article_Item_eng.asp?sec_id=25&subj_id=240
&id=1895&module_id=#as

Interesting item on some of the 'behind the scenes' work at the Leon
Levy Ashkelon dig:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/10/science/archaeologists-use-modern-tool
s-to-reconstruct-ancient-life.html
http://scienceblogs.com/weizmann/2012/01/weizmann_and_max_planck_join_f.
php

Finds from various periods in Bosra:

http://www.sana.sy/eng/35/2012/01/08/393030.htm

Nice feature on conservation at Harvard's Semitic Museum:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-semitic-museum-thousands-ancient-cla
y.html

Evidence of the first domesticated camels:

http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/sharjahs-3-000-year-old-clue-to-
the-first-domesticated-camels

Paleolithic burials from Yemen (the dating seems somewhat vague):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-16477111

Those Jewish manuscripts found in Afghanistan include an unknown work
by Saadia Gaon:

http://www.thestar.com/article/1115485--medieval-jewish-manuscripts-disc
overed-in-afghanistan-include-an-unknown-work-by-saadia-gaon

The efforts to save all those damaged books from the Institute d'Egypte:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16534331

... and politics suggest things might get worse before they get better:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/31511/Egypt/Politics-/Naked
-images-of-Pharoahs-are-heresy,-says-Salafist.aspx

More on Babylonian slaves being just like us:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-slaves-babylonians.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/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Plenty of coverage of the restoration of the Hallaton helmet:

http://www.harboroughmail.co.uk/news/features/helmet_is_coming_home_afte
r_roman_restoration_1_3409918
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/2012/Jan-13/159678-uk-unveils-re
stored-rare-roman-helmet-mistaken-for-bucket.ashx
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/archaeology/9005994/Roman-h
elmet-turns-history-on-its-head.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16490215
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-16475224
http://www.news24.com/SciTech/News/Rusty-bucket-a-rare-Roman-helmet-2012
0110
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-16493657
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/1000piece-puzzle-m
ay-unlock-secrets-to-the-roman-conquest-of-britain-6287730.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2084686/Historians-piece-
2-000-year-old-Roman-cavalry-helmet-shedding-new-light-ancient-Britain.h
tml
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jan/10/unique-roman-helmet-pieced-toge
ther

Assorted mystery objects from the Roman dig at Caerleon:

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/blog/2012-01-06/Unearthing-more-mystery-
objects-from-a-soil-block-lifted-during-excavations-at-the-Roman-site-of
-Caerleon

A Roman villa find at Peterborough:

http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/local/city_s_past_rewritten_by_r
oman_discovery_1_3414573

A Roman-era relief from Santorini (that looks awfully clean to me):

http://www.athensnews.gr/portal/1/52193

Interesting Thracian horseman relief from Perperikon:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=135654
http://www.sofiaecho.com/2012/01/12/1743755_archaeology-ancient-image-of
-thracian-horseman-found-at-bulgarias-perperikon

On Medea's cauldron of rejuvenation:

http://www.wondersandmarvels.com/2012/01/medeas-cauldron-of-rejuvenation
.html

A classicist's dream home is on the market in Rome:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/9002790/Yours-for
-26million-an-Italian-palazzo-built-on-top-of-a-mini-Colosseum.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2084555/Palace-resembles-Colosse
um-sale-Rome-26million.html
http://www.theaustralianeye.com/news/yours-for-26m-the-colosseum-palace-
aoi35814900.html

A gold phallus for the Lynn Museum:

http://www.lynnnews.co.uk/lifestyle/lifestyle-and-leisure-news/lynn_muse
um_buys_gold_phallus_1_3416032

Interesting history of the Parthenon:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2012/01/14/the-parthenons-ever-changing-
veneer/

What Irene de Jong is up to:

http://www.hum.uva.nl/english-news/fgw_news.cfm/5272FEA0-0783-49AE-B8B62
9A10A7E7131

In the wake of that chunk falling off it, the Colosseum has become a
saga
... first we
hear of an investigation into the restoration work:

http://www.adnkronos.com/IGN/Aki/English/CultureAndMedia/Italy-Colosseum
-restoration-work-investigated_312848021126.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/11/rome-colosseum-restoration-i
nquiry?newsfeed=true
http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2012/01/tods-colosseum-plans-may-have-hit
-a-snag.html

... and that the damage won't be fixed:

http://www.agi.it/english-version/italy/elenco-notizie/201201091850-cro-
ren1081-pdl_mp_criticizes_decision_not_to_restore_colosseum

... and there is a suggestion that the damage was deliberate:

http://www.agi.it/english-version/italy/elenco-notizie/201201141449-cro-
ren1034-alemanno_colosseum_breakage_could_have_been_deliberate

... and the Tod shoe people are thinking of backing out of their
sponsorship:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/01/italys-colosseum-at-ce
nter-of-battle-over-restoration.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/13/uk-colosseum-italy-restoration
-idUSLNE80C01E20120113
http://www.adnkronos.com/IGN/Aki/English/CultureAndMedia/Italy-Tods-owne
r-wants-to-withdraw-from-Colosseum-restoration-deal_312849242010.html

Meanwhile, a Greek politician is suggesting the renting out of the
Parthenon and other
archaeological sites:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-10/greek-lawmaker-proposes-renting
-acropolis-in-athens-bild-says.html
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2012/01/09/ex-minister-says-acropolis-co
uld-be-leased/
http://english.cri.cn/6966/2012/01/10/2021s675401.htm

An illegal plaque on Hadrian's wall is getting attention:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-16467321

Feature on those panoramic views of ancient Rome in Dresden and Berlin:

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/01/13/world/europe/germany-dresden-panorama-
painting/index.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/01/13/world/europe/germany-dresden-panorama-
painting/?hpt=ieu_t2

Review of *How to Win an Election*:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/political-bookworm/post/ancient-advi
ce-literally-on-how-to-win-an-election/2012/01/11/gIQAHGsmwP_blog.html

On Malta and Odysseus:

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20120108/life-features/Malta-s
-encounter-with-Homer-s-greatest-hero.401536

More on trash in the tombs of Pompeii:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-ancient-pompeii-trash-tombs.html
http://news.in.msn.com/international/article.aspx?cp-documentid=5737382

(P)review of *Nine for the Devil*:

http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-59058-994-6

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)
================================================================
Possible medieval village find on Scotland's Western Islands:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-16514793

Latest 'ship recreation' will be a Bronze Age sewn plank boat:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2086712/Oceans-time-Academics-bu
ild-replica-Bronze-Age-boat-using-tools-methods-4-000-years-ago.html

Trying to establish the antiquity of a home at Potamia (Cyprus):

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/heritage/footsteps-queen/20120108

Repairs to a Whitchurch bridge might lead to 'threatened' status (?):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-16496168

A tool for dating ancient Irish texts:

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/0113/1224310195201.html

A good indication of how slow the news is this time of year:

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/archaeology/stylish-bins-archaeological-sites
/20120112

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

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

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
Actually digging a shipwreck site in Bunbury (Australia):

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-01-10/shipwrecks-found-in-carpark-featur
e/3765748/?site=southwestwa&section=news

Was Australia discovered by the Portuguese?:

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8401465/did-the-portuguese-discover-
australia

A Buddhist stupa site from Andhra Pradesh:

http://www.newkerala.com/news/2011/worldnews-144485.html

Chinese interpretations of dinosaur footprints:

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/dinosaur/2012/01/chinas-dinosaur-folklor
e/
http://qvcproject.blogspot.com/2012/01/sacred-birds-lucky-rhinos-and-vir
gin_07.html

More on fishing 40 000 years b.p.:

http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre80d0lk-us-fishing-artefacts/
http://news.yahoo.com/fishy-shows-humans-skilled-anglers-42-000-years-16
3528249.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
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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
Another candidate for oldest structure in San Antonio:

http://www.apnews.com/ap/db_6407/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=2d2nlZk2&
src=cat&detailindex=13

Pondering how long humans have lived in southwest Florida:

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20120109/ARTICLE/120109582

Feature on the Rhode Island furniture archive:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/06/arts/design/rhode-island-americana-mar
y-tillinghast-and-byrdcliffe-art.html

The 'unveiling' of the Hunley:

http://news.yahoo.com/complete-civil-war-submarine-unveiled-first-time-0
04714070.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45980970/ns/technology_and_science-science/

A peak inside the Jamestown Archaeology Lab:

http://www.c-span.org/Series/American-History-TV/

... and a feature on Jamestown archaeology in general:

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Archaeol

Vague item on a totem pole that washed up on shore in British Columbia:

http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Museum+curator+have+answer+Vancou
ver+Island+totem+pole+mystery/5979029/story.html

A Florida metal detectorist doesn't share his finds with archaeologists:

http://www.wdbo.com/ap/ap/florida/metal-detectorist-finds-rare-treasures
-under-sands/nGMpM/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
Earthworks and other evidence of human habitation in the Amazon
rain forest:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/15/world/americas/land-carvings-attest-to
-amazons-lost-world.html

A 2000 years b.p.+ jade necklace from Guatemala:

http://www.guatemala-times.com/archeology/takalik-abaj/2813-unique-disco
very-of-jade-necklace-from-ancient-mayan-ruler-at-takalik-abaj.html

Plenty of coverage for physical evidence that the Maya used tobacco:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-01/w-sct011012.php
http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-physical-evidence-tobacco-mayan.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120111113725.htm
http://news.discovery.com/history/house-of-tobacco-011112.html
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2012/01/12/Tobacco-use-by-ancient-Mayans
-confirmed/UPI-57481326417154/
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/found-first-solid-evidence-ancient-mayans-tobac
co-123629290.html
http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=115859&CultureCode=en

... here's the abstract of the paper:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/rcm.5339/abstract

... and a followup item on the vessel that was tested:

http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/584618/?sc=rssn

Something a bit different for us ... the Penn Museum has posted a series
of
videos on
YouTube relating to its Tikal project over the years:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXMJzLboEDs&feature=uploademail (1957)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuLAuJXmKVk&feature=uploademail (1958)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I3Vn9ypZlM&feature=uploademail (1959)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WsfiSEOyJ0&feature=uploademail (1959 pt
1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLIz6GwM7NQ&feature=uploademail (1959 pt
2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4eTot-Mf8A&feature=uploademail (1959 pt
3)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp8SuGqWy-M&feature=uploademail (1959 pt
4)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXgqFst8NII&feature=uploademail (1960)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEjVEIA09S0&feature=uploademail (1960 pt
1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2lCRn5J3Gs&feature=uploademail (1960 pt
2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO99P2g3bWU&feature=uploademail (1964)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLAQ7W_CiZ8&feature=uploademail (1967)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FtEWp7igmc&feature=uploademail (1967)

More on those cave paintings from Guanajuato:

http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/notitas-de-noticias/details/2000
-year-old-cave-paintings-found-in-guanajuato-mexico/13179/

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 (I think I've caught up):

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews1jan12.mp3
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews8jan12.mp3



Interesting series from In Our Time on the development of writing:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b018wfsc
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b018wy46
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b018xsmd
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b018xw60
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b018xy22

A letter from Beethoven found in Germany:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16510767
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/a-808302.html
http://www.elpais.com/articulo/cultura/Aparece/Alemania/carta/Beethoven/
1823/elpepucul/20120111elpepucul_9/Tes

I've seen a couple of reports on this sort of thing ... we'll start
sharing
them ... military rehabilitation via archaeology:

http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/PeopleInDefence/Archaeolog
yProjectAidsInjuredPersonnelRehabilitation.htm

Robert Hooke is getting a bit of a makeover:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-portrait-history.html

JSTOR seems to be becoming more accessible:

http://www.technologyreview.com/web/39448/?p1=A2

I think we mentioned this 'michelangelo-under-the-couch-in-Buffalo'
story a
few
years ago ... here's the followup:

http://www.buffalonews.com/entertainment/gusto/art/article704348.ece

More on medieval brucellosis:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/gallery_directory.cfm?photo_id=DC10C69
6-C276-063F-4A93612B04B0101B
http://www.statenews.com/index.php/article/2012/01/msu_team_identifies_a
ncient_disease

Nice feature on James Frazer:

http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/books/book-reviews/sir_james_george_fr
azer_an_author_of_many_destinies_1_2046957

... and one on Niall Ferguson:

http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/encounter/niall-ferguson-2011-12/

Something related to Darwin's tortoises:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16467397

Feature on the history of street lighting:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/opinion/sunday/as-streetlights-vanish-
a-return-to-a-darker-age.html

Arguing about the 'antiquity' of wordprocessing:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/10/who-word-processed-first-pr
ofessors-history-has-writers-staking-their-claim/

Remembering the Equitable fire disaster:

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/consumed-in-fire-cloaked-in
-ice-equitables-headquarters-fell-100-years-ago/

Feature on C.P.H. Gilbert:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/realestate/brooklyn-streetscapes-c-p-h
-gilbert-the-wild-years.html

Review of Dava Sobel, *A More Perfect Heaven*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/books/review/a-more-perfect-heaven-how
-copernicus-revolutionized-the-cosmos-by-dava-sobel-book-review.html

Review of Sara Levine, *Treasure Island*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/books/review/treasure-island-by-sara-l
evine-book-review.html

http://www.ancientdigger.com/
================================================================
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
================================================================
A medieval burial slab was stolen from a Herefordshire church:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-16497632

Some stolen icons are returning to Cyprus:

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/icons/stolen-icons-coming-home/20120112

Picasso (and others) theft from Greece's National Gallery:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=52908
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/09/thieves-steal-picasso-and-m
ondrian-paintings-in-athens/

Istanbul is a hub for Islamic art thefts:

http://www.eurasiareview.com/07012012-turkey-istanbul-a-hub-for-islamic-
art-theft/

A couple of 'diggers' destroyed some artifacts in their search for
'treasure' at
Beit Shemesh:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4173467,00.html

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

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

Safe Corner:

http://safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
================================================================
Nice price for a 4th century B.C. Cypriot coin:

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/archaeology/ancient-cypriot-coin-auctioned-ne
w-york/20120111

A Swiss court has ruled on a coin smuggled out of Greece:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_12/01/2012_422360
http://washingtonexaminer.com/entertainment/2012/01/greece-wins-swiss-co
urt-ruling-over-ancient-coin/2089381
http://worldradio.ch/wrs/news/wrsnews/court-allows-ancient-greek-coin-se
izure.shtml?28551

... and Greek coins was seized from a New York auction too:

http://www.numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp?ad=article&ArticleId=246
02

Latest edition of the eSylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n02.html

... and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n03.html

Latest eSylum newsletter:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v13n14.html


Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-16528450

A Day in Pompeii:

http://www.bu.edu/today/2012/still-devastating-2000-years-later/

The Multitool:

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/01/the-beauty-of-the-
multitool-swiss-army-knives-from-ancient-rome-to-the-consumer-electronic
s-show/251313/

The Renaissance Portrait:

http://calitreview.com/22943

Aphrodite and the Gods of Love:

http://www.bu.edu/today/2012/goddess-of-love-and-beauty-takes-center-sta
ge/

Emma Lazarus:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/04/arts/design/emma-lazarus-at-museum-of-
jewish-heritage-review.html

Divided Light and Color:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/nyregion/american-impressionists-findi
ng-beauty-in-land-review.html


The British Museum has put one of the oldest copies of the Quran on
display:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2012/01/13/one-of-world-s-oldes
t-copies-of-the-koran-goes-on-show-at-british-museum-115875-23697590/

I'm not sure if this is an official exhibition or not ... history of
Ireland in 100 objects:

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/weekend/2012/0114/1224310228113.html

Curators narrate an interactive tour of the renovated galleries at the
met:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/01/06/arts/design/20120106-met-a
merican-panos.html
http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/12/30/arts/design/20111230-FAVORIT
ES.html

cf:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/06/arts/design/metropolitan-museum-comple
tes-american-wing-renovation.html

Feature on the Museum of Jurassics Technology:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/10/arts/design/museum-of-jurrasic-technol
ogy-shows-its-wild-side-review.html

Nice endowment for the Smithosnian Galleries:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/11/sacklers-widow-gives-smiths
onian-galleries-5-million-endowment/


Review of *A History of the World in 100 Objects*:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/01/11/DDMG1MMSE6.D
TL

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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Windscape/Orion String Quartet:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/10/arts/music/windscape-and-orion-string-
quartet-at-town-hall-review.html

Suggestion for a Stratford 'flatpack' theatre in London:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/9004196/Royal-Shakespeare
-Company-could-build-flatpack-Stratford-replica-in-London.html

Selling a 300 year-old cello:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/15/magazine/bernard-greenhouse-cello.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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Wilfred Lambert:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/9005899/Professor-Wilfred-Lam
bert.html

John McWhinnie:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/12/books/john-mcwhinnie-an-expert-in-rare
-books-dies-at-43.html
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