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                                     EXPLORATOR
                  Watching the Web for News of the Ancient World
                      Volume 3, Issue 50 -- April 15, 2001

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Thanks to Sally Winchester, Bill Kennedy, and Isidoros for headses upses
this week (a.a.h.i.h.l.n.o.o.) ...

Season's greetings to the various religious groups observing festivals this
week!


OLD WORLD NEWS

The BBC reports on what might be the earliest example of dentistry:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid_1272000/1272010.stm
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,3-113385,00.html
http://www.msnbc.com/news/558022.asp

... while Gulf News offers an early example of trepanation:

http://www.gulf-news.com/Articles/news.asp?ArticleID=14375

... and the Egyptian State Information Service is making claims about the
earliest clock:

http://www.uk.sis.gov.eg/online/html4/o080421.htm

The season has brought the annual reports speculating on whether the Exodus
really did occur:

http://www.latimes.com/news/state/20010413/t000031433.html

... and the pagan roots of Christianity:

http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1002,53%257E21774,00.html
http://www.Jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/041501/met_5916718.html
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=1673261&BRD=1130&PAG=461&dept_id=9
9675&rfi=6

... and the historical aspects of the crucifixion:

http://www.abcnews.go.com/sections/2020/2020/010411_jesus.html

A vague report from the Turkish Cypriot press suggests a bronze age tomb
might have been found at Lapithos (maybe):

http://www.hri.org/news/cyprus/tcpr/2001/01-04-11.tcpr.html#05

The Teheran Times briefly reports on the discovery of an ancient citadel
near Tous:

http://www.tehrantimes.com/News.asp?Da=4/12/01&Cat=3&Num=0#003

Franck Goddio has updated the world on progress mapping the underwater bits
of Alexandria:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/04/0411_alexandria.html
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/science/story.jsp?story=66016
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=182466&thesection=news&th
esubsection=world
http://news.excite.com/news/r/010410/13/news-environment-city-dc

The Telegraph has a feature on ten newly-recognized images of Cleopatra:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk:80/et?ac=003100565149417&rtmo=lvknQPut&atmo=99999
999&pg=/et/01/4/11/ncleo11.html

cf. Guardian coverage of the BM's Cleopatra exhibition:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/saturday_review/story/0,3605,472925,00.html

More mummies from the Barhariya oasis:

http://www.uk.sis.gov.eg/online/html4/o100421c.htm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/middle_east/newsid_1270000/1270258.st
m
http://www.cnn.com/2001/TECH/science/04/09/egypt.mummies.ap/index.html

eKatherimini has a very nice feature on Augustus' monument at Nicopolis:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/news/content.asp?id=78998

The Egyptian State Information Service has a brief item on the discovery of
a Byzantine era camp:

http://www.uk.sis.gov.eg/online/html4/o080421L.htm

Athens News reports (briefly) on the apprehension of a small time
antiquities smuggler:

http://athensnews.dolnet.gr/athweb/nathens.print_unique?e=C&f=12905&m=A35&aa
=3&eidos=S

There are new suggestions about what the victims of Vesuvius actually died
from:

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,3-113355,00.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1272000/1272171.stm
http://news.excite.com/news/r/010411/17/health-heat

The Independent reports on the rediscovery of a film of archaeologists
excavating Sutton Hoo:

http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=66480

The Telegraph has a nice piece on the joys of going on an archaeological
dig:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk:80/et?ac=003100565149417&rtmo=QwOx0z9R&atmo=99999
999&pg=/et/01/4/14/toacti14.html

NEW WORLD NEWS

The folks at Jamestown appear to have been hit with some sort of epidemic:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/04/0406_jamestown.html
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/scitech/DailyNews/jamestown010409.html

A slave cemetery has been found outside Monticello:

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010410/sc/jefferson_slave_graves_1.html

Also on the founding fathers front, archaeologists have located George
Washington's ice house:

http://www.sunspot.net/news/local/carroll/bal-ca.ice00apr080.story?coll=bal%
2Dlocal%2Dcarroll

ON THE NEWSSTANDS

Discovering Archaeology has some new online content, including a piece on
the Alpaca Mummies which originally appeared in Discover magazine:

http://www.discoveringarchaeology.com/articles/040901-alpaca.htm

... and a short item on dendrochronology:

http://www.discoveringarchaeology.com/articles/031901-taleofttherings.htm

Egypt Revealed has some new stuff too, including something on ancient
Egyptian furniture:

http://www.egyptrevealed.com/041001-formandfunction.htm

... and something by Zahi Hawass called "Solving the Puzzles of Giza"":

http://www.egyptrevealed.com/040901-zahisolvingthepuzzles.htm

WEBSITES

The Bible and Interpretation site has some new items of interest, including
a feature on Tel  Tanninim:

http://www.bibleinterp.com/excavations/Tanninim_032901.htm

... and the location of Herod's Temple:

http://itp.lcc.whecn.edu/bibint2/commentary/crapo_032901.htm


CLASSICIST'S CORNER


An Irish newspaper has a feature on classics at the National University in
Maynooth:

http://www.irelandclick.com/news/details.cfm?id=4276

eKatherimini has reprised a story from 1969 (supposedly ... I'm beginning
to be skeptical about these '1969' dates) on the excavations at Koukounissi
(Lemnos):

http://www.ekathimerini.com/news/content.asp?id=78492

Athens News has a touristy piece on ancient Megara:

http://athensnews.dolnet.gr/athweb/nathens.print_unique?e=C&f=12905&m=A24&aa
=1&eidos=S

... and Plato's Academy:

http://athensnews.dolnet.gr/athweb/nathens.print_unique?e=C&f=12905&m=A39&aa
=2&eidos=S

The Miami Herald has a touristy piece on Ephesus:

http://www.miami.com/herald/content/features/travel/digdocs/108381.htm

EXHIBITIONS

The AP via Northern Light has a review of Troy: Myth and Reality currently
on in Stuttgart:

http://library.northernlight.com/EB20010411790000046.html?cb=0&dx=1006&sc=0#
doc

REVIEWS

The LA Times has a review of P. Jenkins, *Hidden Gospels: How the Search
for Jesus Lost its Way*:

http://www.latimes.com/news/state/20010414/t000031781.html

FOLLOWUPS

Amarna-era tomb:

http://news.24.com/News24/Africa/Features/0,1113,2-11-37_1010967,00.html

Bamiyan buddhas:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/science/archaeology/2001-03-22-afghan-buddhas.h
tm

Iron Age Queen burial:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk:80/et?ac=003100565149417&rtmo=QwOx0z9R&atmo=99999
999&pg=/et/01/4/12/ecncelt12.html

Karachi mummy:

http://www.timesofindia.com/090401/09hlth4.htm

Temple Mount:

http://www.jpost.com/Editions/2001/04/10/News/News.24345.html

OBITUARIES

Cyrus Gordon:

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/04/09/obituaries/09GORD.html


REGULAR FEATURES

CTCWeb's Words of the Week
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Radio Finland's Nuntii Latini
http://www.yle.fi/fbc/latini/trans.html
<url:http://www.yle.fi/fbc/latini/trans.html>

English translation (probably delayed ... hasn't been updated since August):
http://www.cbc4kids.ca/general/whats-new/latin-news/mainlatin.html
<url:http://www.cbc4kids.ca/general/whats-new/latin-news/mainlatin.htm
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