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Subject:

Explorator 2.44

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David Meadows <[log in to unmask]>

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David Meadows <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Wed, 18 Aug 1999 08:19:50 -0400

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I haven't posted this here for a while, so here's the latest issue:


]|[============================================]|[

]|[  ]|[  EXPLORATOR
]|[  ]|[  Watching the Web for News of the Ancient World
]|[  ]|[  Volume 2, Issue 44 -- August 18, 1999 

]|[============================================]|[

Editor's note: Depending on your mail software, some urls may wrap which
will require you to rebuild the url at your end; if you get a 'file not
found', check to see if the url wrapped on you. Most urls should be active
for at least eight hours from the time of 'publicatio' .

]|[============================================]|[

Plenty of news for 'hump day':

The big news of the day appears to be the discovery of a bronze age grave
in Northern Ireland; here's the coverage from the Belfast Telegraph (thanks
to David Girling for the heads up):

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/today/aug17/News/find.ncml
<url:http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/today/aug17/News/find.ncml>


In case the Belfast Telegraph piece expires, here's the BBC coverage:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/northern_ireland/newsid_422000/422862.stm
<url:http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/northern_ireland/newsid_422000/4228
62.stm>


Il Messaggero reports on the discovery of a Roman villa at Tivoli, dating
from the last century B.C./B.C.E to the first century A.D./C.E.:

http://www.ilmessaggero.it/hermes/19990818/01_NAZIONALE/32/SCOPE.htm
<url:http://www.ilmessaggero.it/hermes/19990818/01_NAZIONALE/32/SCOPE.htm>


Il Messaggero also reports on the restoration of a 12th century Byzantine
wall painting:

http://www.ilmessaggero.it/hermes/19990817/01_NAZIONALE/35/MAGLIANO.htm
<url:http://www.ilmessaggero.it/hermes/19990817/01_NAZIONALE/35/MAGLIANO.htm>


The Times of London has a report on how the changing course of the Thames
river is revealing all sorts of potential archaeological sites:

http://www.sunday-times.co.uk:80/news/pages/Times/timcrtcrt01006.html?2177977
<url:http://www.sunday-times.co.uk:80/news/pages/Times/timcrtcrt01006.html?2
177977>


And now (as N.S. Gill correctly surmised!) we find out why various
newspapers repeated the story on the discovery of thousands of mummies at
the Barrihya Oasis ... Dr. Zahi Hawass spoke on the discovery the other
day, as revealed by the Sacramento Bee (there are some details here that
are of interest, of course): 

http://www.sacbee.com/news/calreport/calrep_story.cgi?N35.HTML
<url:http://www.sacbee.com/news/calreport/calrep_story.cgi?N35.HTML>


The Detroit Free Press is reporting on the theory (which I believe has
already been reported by Explorator, but what the heck) that the fall of
great empires can be tied to comet activity:

http://www.freep.com/news/nw/qfall17.htm
<url:http://www.freep.com/news/nw/qfall17.htm>


THE GRAPEVINE

Hector Williams of the University of British Columbia was kind enough to
send along this "exclusive" for Explorator readers:

UBC excavations at ancient Stymphalos have uncovered a rare example of an
intact iron sword still in the remains of its sheath from a possible
earthquake destruction level of the first half of the first century A.C.
The weapon was found on the floor of a Hellenistic building that had been
reused by the early Roman period resettlement; with it were found marble
neo-Attic griffin feet from a table and much complete tho' shattered
pottery. Among other noteworthy finds this summer was a formal dog burial
of the
5th c. A.C. in a small early Christian cemetery on the acropolis of the
ancient city.


[editor's note: if you have a similarly (brief) item about a dig you're
involved in, please feel free to pass it along]

]|[============================================]|[

EXPLORATOR is an irregular newletter (posted every two-three days)
representing the fruits of the labours of 'media research division' of The
Atrium. Various on-line news and magazine sources are scoured on a  daily
basis for news of the ancient world (broadly construed: practically
anything relating to archaeology or history prior to about 1700 or so  is
fair game) and when a sufficient number of urls are gathered (usually a
minimum of three stories), they are delivered to your mailbox free of
charge! Those articles that don't expire, plus supplementary links
eventually find a home at:

Commentarium (news articles)

http://web.idirect.com/~atrium/commentarium.html

The Rostra (audio files)

http://web.idirect.com/~atrium/rostra.html

A media archive of links of files that have previously appeared in
Commentarium or at the Rostra is currently under construction.

]|[============================================]|[

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