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EARLY HUMANS
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Studying Jersey Neanderthal hunting methods:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-16726900

Evidence of earlier use of red ochre by Neanderthals than previously
thought:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-team-eviden...re-neanderthals.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...viously-thought.html

Genetic analysis suggests first modern humans settled in Arabia:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120126123705.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-01/cp-ftf012012.php

Reverse engineering flint axes used by various hominins:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-neanderthal...ies-stone-tools.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...egant-engineers.html

Feature on Mitochondrial Eve:
io9.com/5878996/how-mitochondrial-eve-co...rote-human-evolution
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AFRICA
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Czech archaeologists have located a long-lost Meroe-era temple in the
Sudan:

praguemonitor.com/2012/01/27/czech-archa...ng-lost-temple-sudan
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Plenty of coverage of the translation of a cuneiforum tablet with some
bad jokes/riddles:

www.livescience.com/18147-ancient-riddle...ded-mesopotamia.html
in.news.yahoo.com/ancient-mesopotamians-...itics-101226303.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...biblical-Exodus.html

Interesting study of animal mummies suggests the animals were 'fed' prior to
mummification:

news.discovery.com/history/ancient-egypt...-mummies-120127.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46164406/ns/technol...and_science-science/
www.canada.com/technology/Egyptian+birds...y/6050746/story.html

Pondering whether the Merneptah Stele mentions Israel:

www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblic...t-mention-of-israel/

Recent finds from Istanbul (various periods):

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/science/istan...ncient-bathonea.html
www.post-gazette.com/pg/12025/1205819-115-0.stm

Feature on ancient wine:

www.jpost.com/ArtsAndCulture/FoodAndWine/Article.aspx?id=255308

LandMinds interviews Steve Weiner:

foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/page32/files/LM-15Jan12a.mp3

Feature on Masada:

www.jpost.com/Magazine/Opinion/Article.aspx?id=254663

Nice feature on Fayum mummy portraits:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeolo...rnist-Paintings.html

OpEd on who should be looking after Egypt's archives:

www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/0...121132641226409.html

More on that female singer tomb from the Valley of the Kings:

www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=53079

More on those Jewish scrolls from Afghanistan:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120123152528.htm
www.jta.org/news/article/2012/01/24/3091...vered-in-afghanistan
news.yahoo.com/ancient-jewish-scrolls-fo...istan-144850424.html
www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/23/us-af...dUSTRE80M18W20120123
www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/2012/Ja...-in-afghanistan.ashx

Egyptology News Blog:

egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

persepolistablets.blogspot.com/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A mysterious Roman structure from Venta Icenorum:

www.livescience.com/18055-mysterious-win...re-ancient-rome.html
www.edp24.co.uk/news/latest_building_fou..._spaceship_1_1187593
news.yahoo.com/mysterious-winged-structu...vered-143605645.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...olk-Roman-ruins.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46102508/ns/technol...and_science-science/

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-16739777

Latest in the search for Cleopatra's tomb:

www.dominicantoday.com/dr/world/2012/1/2...-quest-for-Cleopatra

Latest in the fight to restore the Colosseum:

www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2012/01/.../UPI-99641327668136/

Feature on Pheidippides:

www.stridenation.com/2012/1/25/2723397/p...n-the-first-marathon

What Simeon Ehrlich is up to:

communications.uwo.ca/western_news/stori...lassics_honours.html

Robert Cowan comments on a Thyestes production:

asiancorrespondent.com/74764/sydney-festival-thyestes/

The Hallaton Helmet has officially gone on display:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-16772026
www.inloughborough.com/news/100639/2,000...asure%20Comes%20Home

Feature on the search for Aegean (and hopefully, Minoan) shipwrecks:

www.nature.com/news/underwater-archaeolo...cient-mariner-1.9880

Vandals hit some Samnite tombs in (old) Capua:

corrieredelmezzogiorno.corriere.it/napol...-1903023202580.shtml

What Robert Garland is up to:

blogs.colgate.edu/2012/01/preaching-the-humanities-onlin.html

Philip Freeman on matters electoral:

www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-freem...-topofthetimes-12612

Robert Graves turned down a CBE:

www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/a...or-more-6295375.html

That illegal plaque on Hadrian's wall was removed without damage:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-16701305

Review of Colin McEvedy, *Cities of the Classical World*:

www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jan/27/cit...colin-mcevedy-review

Review of Andrew Feldherr, *Playing Gods*:

www.the-tls.co.uk/tls/public/article861914.ece

Review of Robin Waterfield, *The Greek Myths*:

www.driffieldtoday.co.uk/lifestyle/enter...waterfield_1_4163604

Review of all those recent Iliad translations:

chronicle.com/article/Siege-of-the-Iliad/130381/

Review of Jo Marchant, *Decoding the Heavens*:

www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/01/...ecoding-the-heavens/

More on sites in Greece:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/world/europe/...-sites-for-cash.html

More on the return of that Domitilla head to Libya:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=53170

More on botanists dumping Latin:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/23/opinion/plants-in-plain-english.html

Latest reviews from Scholia:

www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Some 7500 years b.p. fish traps from Russia:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-year-old-fish-russia.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-01/ccsd-mt7012412.php

Archaeological time capsuals (sic) from the Outer Hebrides:

www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/articl...0064161327250498262A

Remember that mass Viking grave from Dorset a few years back? Latest
theory suggests they were mercenaries:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/9035958/Mass-gr...ing-mercenaries.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-16708401
www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-viking-mass...ve-linked-elite.html

Some Royal portraits are going on display:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/the_quee...ntings-revealed.html

Feature on York University's archaeology program:

www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/features/an...f_the_past_1_4175931

The original statue of Our Lady of Lepanto is undergoing restoration in
Spain:

www.abc.es/20120125/cultura/abcp-virgen-lepanto-20120125.html
cf:
wdtprs.com/blog/2012/01/statue-of-our-la...anto-comes-to-light/

More hype about the HMS Victoria:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middl...orian-shipwreck.html
www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jan/22/first-hms-victory-raise-us
www.metro.co.uk/news/888110-hms-victory-...-years-after-it-sank
www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-...e-raised-from-sea.do
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-guernsey-16686628

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Pondering the origin of a jade tool found in New Guinea:

www.livescience.com/18153-ancient-jade-tool-mystery.html

Plans to excavate Chandraketugarh:

popular-archaeology.com/issue/december-2...ent-center-in-bengal

Possible clarification of the link between Asians and early Native
Americans:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-genetic-footprints-africa.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-01/uop-pac011912.php
popular-archaeology.com/issue/december-2...and-southern-siberia

They keep telling us about drought and Ankor Wat for some reason:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-ancient-lessons-modern.html

The remains of the Royal Charlotte has been found off the Gladstone Coast:

blogs.abc.net.au/queensland/2012/01/roya...gladstone-coast.html

France has returned a number of Maori heads to New Zealand:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/austr...-to-New-Zealand.html

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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The Huntington Library has acquired a pile of Lincoln-related documents:

www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et...20126,0,615291.story

Bones found during house construction in Delray Beach (Fla) may be remains
some members
of the Jeaga people:

www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/01/24/Archa.../UPI-32711327426419/

A 4000 years b.p. spear point turns up in a 'school dig' in Redding (Conn.):

www.acorn-online.com/joomla15/theredding...tifact-is-found.html

Plans to use genotyping to figure out what happened to Lost Colony settlers:

the-scientist.com/2012/01/01/lost-colony-dna/

Feature on the La Brea Tar Pits:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/science/at-la...before-freeways.html

More on the effect of European conquest on the Native American population:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-european-co...ative-americans.html

Review of Matthew Bowman, *The Mormon People*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/25/books/the-mor...-history-review.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A Zapotec kiln from Oaxaca:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=53258

Maya artifacts turn up during street repairs in Belize:

belizean.com/construction-workers-find-m...reet-in-belize-1001/

Some recent finds from Teotihuacan:

www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/17-a...elan-clases-sociales

A stalagmite study suggests climate change affected ancient Mesoamericans:

www.sacbee.com/2012/01/25/4213455/blame-...rain-scientists.html

Somewhat vague item on an exhibition associated with the Aztec
Calmecac:

www.3news.co.nz/Mexican-archaeologists-r.../240949/Default.aspx

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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ArchaeoNews podcast:

dl.dropbox.com/u/11606578/archaeo-news-2012-01-20.mp3

Audio news from the Archaeology Channel:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews22jan12.mp3

Not sure where to put this thing on 'stone age social networks' that's
making the rounds:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-hunter-gath...ion-cooperation.html
www.physorg.com/news246709685.html
www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/01/stone-age-social-networking/
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120125132610.htm
www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/27028

On the domestication-of-the-dog front, the latest find suggests modern dogs
may be
descended from multiple ancestors:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120123152528.htm
www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-dog-skull-dates-years.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/science/9037270/Dogs...33000-years-ago.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...single-ancestor.html
earthsky.org/biodiversity/ancient-dog-sk...dogs-for-33000-years

Alan Strahler talks remote sensing:

www.huffingtonpost.com/zoe-p-strassfield...nd-th_b_1220311.html

On dating silk:

www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/How-...t-Silk-Artifact.html

Feature on ASU's Center for Digital Antiquity:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-01/asu-ace012612.php

Feature on the inspiration for Indiana Jones (maybe):

blogs.scientificamerican.com/history-of-...e-cretaceous-skulls/

Interesting feature on poetry editors:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/902519...o-John-Burnside.html

I think we mentioned these Voltaire letters:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-voltaire-en...nmasked-letters.html

Review of a couple of books relating to Gertrude Stein:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/books/review/...-gertrude-stein.html

Review of Cullen Murphy, *God's Jury*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/books/review/...phy-book-review.html

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Ptolemais:

www.dawn.com/2012/01/28/the-ancient-city...mais.html(slideshow)

Egypt:

www.montrealgazette.com/technology/Cruis...hs/938311/story.html

Istanbul/Aegean Coast:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/27/istanb...ast_0_n_1237041.html

Segovia:

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/...ural-city-guide.html
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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A somewhat vague item on the arrest of a Greek priest who was
caught treasure hunting in his own church:

www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-27/greek-...g-in-own-church.html

A routine pullover near Ankara turned up some antiquities in the process of
being
smuggled:

www.todayszaman.com/news-269334-authorit...outine-pullover.html

Fraud charges for a New York art dealer:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/ma...ed-on-fraud-charges/

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
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The Wrexham Hoard is on display in its home town:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-16689099

The Maundown Hoard is now at the British Museum:

www.numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp...icle&ArticleId=24669

The PAS Roman coins guide:

finds.org.uk/romancoins

Latest eSylum newsletter:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n04.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n05.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

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

www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/jan...ritish-museum-review
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/ja...i-cultural-vandalism
www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment...-london-6296070.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-revi...magazine-review.html
blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2012/01/26/...muslims-and-muslims/
www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16750633
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2092056...ml?ito=feeds-newsxml

Gold of the Incas:

www.smvk.se/smvk/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=266&l=en_US

Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/arts/design/s...ffersons-slaves.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/25/smiths...slave_n_1231138.html
hnn.us/articles/new-exhibit-explores-jef...%99s-slave-ownership

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/arts/design/f...opolitan-museum.html

Marble Sculpture from 350 B.C. to Last Week:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/arts/design/p...erone-westwater.html

Jubilation/Rumination:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/arts/design/j...folk-art-museum.html

Roads of Arabia:

arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article568270.ece

A private Kurdish archaeological museum:

www.kurdishglobe.net/display-article.htm...0ED74E610674DE952DC1

Princeton University Art Museum is returning items to Italy:

www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S32/75/13K74/index.xml
planetprinceton.com/2012/princeton-unive...eturns-art-to-italy/
www.trentonian.com/articles/2012/01/26/n...662663c521673580.txt

Girl With a Pearl Earring is going on tour:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/arts/design/v...t-frick-in-2013.html


Feature on the Naples National Archaeological Museum:

www.stripes.com/travel/europe-travel/qui...t-artifacts-1.166571

The Seaport Museum has reopened:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/arts/design/s...fter-a-makeover.html

Heritage Lottery cash to help the construction of the BM's world
conservation
and exhibitions centre:

www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/jan/27/l...-conservation-centre


Abu Dhabi has big museum plans:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/25/world/middlee...lan-for-museums.html

Some auctions at Christie's this week with an Asian focus:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/28/arts/28iht-melikian28.html

... and their Old Masters sale:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/arts/27iht-melikian27.html

Feature on all those auction type shows on television:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/arts/design/a...s-on-television.html

Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Spartacus: Vengeance (TV):

tv.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/arts/televisio...o-starz-channel.html

Verdi's Attila:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/arts/music/be...seattles-attila.html

A couple of John Ford plays:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/theater/john-...ty-shes-a-whore.html

Canterbury Tales:

theater.nytimes.com/2011/12/17/theater/r...layhouse-review.html

History of the World:

theater.nytimes.com/2012/01/25/theater/r...-living-theater.html

Leakey's Ladies (!):

theater.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/theater/r...-at-dixon-place.html

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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OBITUARIES
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Helen North:

www.delconewsnetwork.com/articles/2012/0...9a02a5f768476304.txt
www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/138175209.html

Ronald Butler:

www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/9497110.Tribute...to_York_historian/r/

Emmet Bennett:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/cult.../Emmett-Bennett.html

James Arnold:

www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/jan/23/tp-u...pert-helped-develop/

Mary Henderson:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/23/theater/mary-...ater-dies-at-83.html

Elizabeth Brumfiel:

www.post-gazette.com/pg/12023/1205386-122.stm
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PODCASTS
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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon,David Critchley,
Diana Wright, Donna Hurst, Edward Rockstein, Joan Griffith,
Rick Heli, Kurt Theis, Jeff Emanuel, Antony Cowey,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri,
Richard Campbell, Richard C. Griffiths, Bob Heuman,
Rochelle Altman, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week (as always
hoping I have left no one out).

... kind of a slow week ...
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EARLY HUMANS
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Feature on Piltdown Man:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/feb/05/p...ologys-greatest-hoax

Sort of a 'state-of-the-question' piece on DNA and human
migrations, the Denisovans and all that:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/31/science/gains...o-human-origins.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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The Ramat Rachel dig has found the earliest evidence for the
cultivation of etrogs:

www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/jerus...n-of-etrogs-1.410505

Controversy over plans (maybe) to rebuild Herod's tomb:

www.haaretz.com/news/national/top-archeo...ncient-tomb-1.409779
www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/archa...erod-s-tomb-1.409916

Nice feature on Aren Maeir:

israel21c.org/people/constant-surprises-...sor-digging-for-more

Abstract of an AJA article (with photo gallery) about the Umm El-
Marra Project:

www.ajaonline.org/node/1065

Ongoing concerns for archaeological sites in Iraq:

local.cincinnati.com/community/Story.asp...129/SPT01/301290032/

Not sure why, but that mummy with evidence of prostate cancer is
making the news rounds again (I don't think this is a different
one):

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-cancer-ancient-egyptian-mummy.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/30/resear...mummy_n_1240756.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...prostate-cancer.html
news.yahoo.com/researchers-cancer-ancien...mummy-150628424.html
www.twincities.com/news/ci_19849430

More on that index to the Talmud:

www.npr.org/2012/01/27/145985303/a-lawye...creates-talmud-index

More on Bathonea:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/science/istan...ncient-bathonea.html

More on Babylonian humour in written form:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/30/babylo...-joke_n_1242617.html

Egyptology News Blog:

egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

persepolistablets.blogspot.com/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Greg Crane was on WAMC's 'Academic Minute':

www.publicbroadcasting.net/wamc/news.new...e&ARTICLE_ID=1898239

Interesting spin on Roman numerals, Super Bowl style:

online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240529702...197312698087518.html

Might as well put this Atlantis/Santorini thing here:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-atlantis-vo...-mega-eruptions.html

More on that 'mysterious winged structure' in Norfolk:

www.physorg.com/news247393325.html

More on the Hallaton Helmet:

www.harboroughmail.co.uk/the_romans_return_1_3479517
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-16870763

Review of *The Swerve*:

www.weeklystandard.com/articles/turning-point_620941.html

Latest reviews from Scholia:

www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Is a cow shed the oldest house in Wales?:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-16851385

Plans to turn a 16th century estate in Denbighshire into a
'care village':

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-16795922

A Yorkshire museum raised enough money to keep a gold torq:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-16831708

Pondering the historic significance of the Brodgar complex:

www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/...gans-brodgar-complex

English Heritage has purchased a medieval barn in Harmondsworth:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-16776801
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2093598...istorical-sites.html

Interesting sediment study from a lake in Spain:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-02/f-sf-sft020312.php

The US National Archives has restored its copy of the Magna Carta:

news.yahoo.com/us-archives-unveils-magna...pairs-183756050.html

More hype for raising that other Nelson shipwreck:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middl...orian-shipwreck.html

Reliving Iron Age Estonia:

in.news.yahoo.com/estonian-students-iron...-cold-175721047.html

Vikings returned to Shetland this week:

www.guardian.co.uk/uk/gallery/2012/feb/0...gs-shetland-pictures

... and they may have been growing grain in Greenland (!):

www.icenews.is/index.php/2012/01/28/evid...-in-south-greenland/

I'm starting to think of bumping the cutoff date for this newsletter
to the end of WWII ... here's a significant shipwreck find, e.g.:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2095042...orth-160MILLION.html
www.nbcsandiego.com/news/weird/NATL-Trea...reck--138554474.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Coffins of indeterminate age from central Laos:

ph.news.yahoo.com/ancient-coffins-discov...-laos-073007516.html

Bones found in Napier (NZ) are at least a couple hundred years
old, apparently:

www.nzherald.co.nz/indigenous-peoples/news/article.cfm
www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/6360327/U...hed-bones-from-1800s

A 12th century 'ogre pot' from Nara Prefecture:

english.peopledaily.com.cn/202936/7719196.html

Researching past earthquakes around Tokyo:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-geological-...es-tokyo-region.html

More on the Asian origins of North Americans:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-genetic-footprints-africa.html
www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/penn-anthrop...rly-native-americans

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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A 140 years b.p. shipwreck is exposed on the shores of Lake
Michigan:

www.upnorthlive.com/news/story.aspx?id=715186#.Ty5_p4E8euI
www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-mi-sh...ment,0,5939932.story

Feature on Castle Rock/Canyons of the Ancients:

www.durangoherald.com/article/20120205/N...-1/news01&source=RSS

More on the Hunley:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/01...rine-science-nation/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A trio of Aztatlan urns from Sinaloa:

www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/247-...lato-revela-hallazgo

Not really within our purview, but here's info on the latest
'uncontacted tribe' ... this time, from Peru:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16816816

Video report on that Calmecac exhibition in Mexico City:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16762217

More on Maya tobacco use:

www.buffalonews.com/life/article722949.ece

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Archaeo News Podcast 207:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...aeo-news-podcast-207

Archaeology Channel Audio News (Jan 22-28)

Thomas Edison's recordings of Otto von Bismarck have been
brought 'back to life':

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/31/science/bisma...ison-recordings.html
io9.com/5881146/the-only-known-recording...-has-been-discovered
abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/02/...f-otto-von-bismarck/

Some British papers are commenting on the Seven Wonders:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2096657...es-longer-exist.html

Dickens' character names were apparently derived from real people:

www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/feb/01/cha...real-character-names

Shakespeare's talent was more in the grammar he used than the
words, we are told:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-shakespeare...l-grammar-words.html

Latest on the Odyssey Marine dispute with Spain over the Black
Swan:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/01/tre...lleon-returned-spain
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2095279...-returned-Spain.html

Funding for a 'DNA data matrix' of ancient domestic animals:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-02/tcd-gre020312.php

... while all modern horses trace back, apparently, to a single
ancestor:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-mtdna-moder...-ancestor-years.html

A volcanic origin for the Little Ice Age:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16797075
www.livescience.com/18205-ice-age-volcanoes-sea-ice.html
www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-enigmatic-ice-age.html


... and how climate change has affected cultures in history:

blogs.scientificamerican.com/observation...bring-down-cultures/

A copy of the Mona Lisa in Spain turns out to be possibly the
earliest copy therof:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16847737
news.yahoo.com/real-time-copy-mona-lisa-...nardo-185500837.html
www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Earlies...found-in-Prado/25514
www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/feb/01/new-mona-lisa-prado
news.discovery.com/history/copy-mona-lisa-prado-120202.htmlj

Review of Toby Lester, *DaVinci's Ghost*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/05/books/review/...t-famous-images.html


... which has led to news reports about the Vitruvian Man, of
course:

news.yahoo.com/did-leonardo-da-vinci-cop...n-man-145205550.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2094647...sance-architect.html

Review of *Kama Sutra*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/01/books/the-kam...ewly-translated.html

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Sicily:

www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/travel/ait...lassical-Europe.html

Rome:

www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/travel/ait...ural-city-break.html

Acrocorinth:

www.gadling.com/2012/02/01/athens-day-tr...es-greatest-castles/

Qingdao:

www.huffingtonpost.com/fathom/chinas-bav...h-tow_b_1231003.html

Benin:

travel.nytimes.com/2012/02/05/travel/on-...-trail-in-benin.html

Neve Tzedek:

www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012/02/03/travel/05forage.html

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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/

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GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
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Latest CSA Newsletter:

csanet.org/newsletter/#winter12
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CRIME BEAT
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Treasure hunters have plundered a couple of Byzantine sites
in Istanbul:

www.todayszaman.com/news-270002-treasure...ery-in-istanbul.html

The Hope Cross capstone disappeared a few weeks ago:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-16782092

A 16th century tome was stolen from a Buckland church:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-16790769

The self-styled 'Jewish Indiana Jones' has admitted fraud in
regards to his rescuing Torahs:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16866019
www.nytimes.com/2012/02/03/nyregion/rabb...t-saving-torahs.html

Religious strife in Macedonia threatened some icons:

www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/articl...0241471328012725291A

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
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A metal detectorist finds a horde of medieval coins in Caithness:

www.johnogroat-journal.co.uk/News/Ancien...ithness-02022012.htm

Latest eSylum newsletter:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n05.html

... and the one which should show up later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n06.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/=======================...====================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Roads of Arabia:

english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/01/31/191704.html
www.forimmediaterelease.net/pm/6152.html

Van Gogh Up Close:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/03/arts/design/v...a-museum-of-art.html

Eye Miniatures:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/03/arts/design/l...d-loving-cereal.html

Tiepolo:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=53347

Fu Baoshi:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/arts/design/f...opolitan-museum.html

St Vitus Treasures:

intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/01/s...ay-at-prague-castle/

Germany returned a looted pre-Islamic sculpture to Afghanistan:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16811062
www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/31/us-af...dUSTRE80U0BN20120131

Plans for an English Civil War museum in Newark proceed:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-16808781

Cuts to museums in Finland:

www.yle.fi/uutiset/news/2012/02/museums_...layoffs_3223947.html

Feature on the Egyptian Museum of Modern Art:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/02/world/middlee...02-egypt-museum.html

The Girl With a Pearl Earring is coming to the Frick:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/arts/design/v...t-frick-in-2013.html

Coverage of Christie's Old Masters sale:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/04/arts/04iht-melikian04.html


Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Oberto:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/29/oberto...opera_n_1239940.html

Rienzi:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/01/arts/music/wa...ery-fisher-hall.html

These Seven Sicknesses:

theater.nytimes.com/2012/02/04/theater/r...at-flea-theater.html

Europa Galante:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/04/arts/music/eu...-at-zankel-hall.html

Richard II:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/03/lo...l-of-a-fragile-king/

Review of three books relating to the *Downtown Abbey* series:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/05/books/review/...f-downton-abbey.html

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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Cave paintings in Spain may have been made by Neanderthals:

www.newscientist.com/article/dn21458-fir...overed-in-spain.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ls-Spanish-cave.html

On the Denisovan genome:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-entire-geno...t-human-decoded.html
www.zmescience.com/medicine/genetic/high...uence-online-414335/
scienceblog.com/52000/entire-genome-of-c...decoded-from-fossil/
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/08/genome...apped_n_1262985.html

... and Neanderthals' genetic legacy:

www.upi.com/Science_News/2012/02/08/Stud.../UPI-83181328744289/

The latest theory on Neanderthal demise:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-neanderthal...se-due-cultural.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-02/asu-rnd020612.php

Another feature on Peking Man:

www.newscientist.com/article/mg21328502....king-mans-bones.html

Penn Museum posted a video of Thomas Tartaron's talk on Otzi:



Learning from Laetoli footprints:

planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/features/story.aspx?id=1095
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AFRICA
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A possible clue to the Queen of Sheba's gold wealth:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/feb/12/a...-for-sheba-goldmines

Leptis Magna is apparently a 'ghost town':

www.aljazeera.com/video/africa/2012/02/20122105011366224.html

On humans' role in the decline of African rainforests some
3000 years b.p.:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-humans-decl...inforests-years.html
popular-archaeology.com/issue/december-2...-african-rainforests
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Plenty of coverage that the 'Hill of Jonah' was inhabited some
3000 years b.p.:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=53483
www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/History/Early+History...Jonah_6-Feb-2012.htm
www.antiquities.org.il/about_eng.asp?Modul_id=14
www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=256717
www.livescience.com/18327-fortress-hill-jonah-prophet.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ied-dates-800BC.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46294237/ns/technol...and_science-science/

Mount Scopus National Park seems to be the latest site of archaeological
controversy in
Israel:

www.haaretz.com/watch-israel-nature-auth...tional-park-1.411431

Feature on a dig at the acropolis of Kinik Hoyuk (and environs):

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/nations...w.html_77413658.html

What Irving Finkel is up to:

www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/artic...20206/NEWS/202060333

A new approach to the Nag Hammadi codices:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...nterpretive-approach

The Spanish mission has returned to dig in Egypt:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/nations...w.html_75538782.html

Egyptology News Blog:

egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

persepolistablets.blogspot.com/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Some mosaics are BGSU appear to have questionable origins:

www.toledoblade.com/local/2012/02/07/Ori...at-BGSU-suspect.html

A hurricane in Bulgaria revealed a hitherto unknown Roman/Byzantine village:

paper.standartnews.com/en/article.php?d=...-02-10&article=38388
www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=136503

... and a sarcophagus:

paper.standartnews.com/en/article.php?d=...-02-11&article=38398

More Roman remains turn up in Potters Bar:

www.whtimes.co.uk/news/ancient_roman_rui...otters_bar_1_1205886

Some 2000 years b.p. cremations from Cawston ... described as 'Iron Age'
(but there
seems to be something Roman going on too?):

www.therugbyobserver.co.uk/2012/02/08/ne...in-field--29456.html

Evidence of the Romans using camels ... in Belgium:

www.newser.com/story/139357/romans-beasts-of-burden-camels.html
content.usatoday.com/communities/science...l-power/1?csp=34news

Those pills from that Greek shipwreck are in the news again for some reason:

usa.greekreporter.com/2012/02/05/ancient...-in-greek-shipwreck/

... as is the UMinn's involvement in the Ancient Lives project:

www.mndaily.com/2012/02/09/excavators-fi...-egyptian-trash-heap


The Pergamon Altar is closed for three years for renovations:

eu.greekreporter.com/2012/02/08/pergamon...-due-to-renovations/

A Classics prof comments on (modern) Greek matters:

newscenter.berkeley.edu/2012/02/10/profe...is-homelands-future/

International Mother Language Day is coming:

www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=617..._cid=tesmagazinehome

A 'Gladiator Latin' program sounds interesting:

www.wanderer.com/?p=1379

... as does Retelling the Ancient Story:

www.jhunewsletter.com/arts-entertainment...2766721#.TzesMFE8euI

A team working at Pavlopetri have earned honours in an Extreme Imaging
competition:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-images-life-submerged-city.html
www.canberratimes.com.au/news/national/n...secrets/2450647.aspx

Michael Scott talks about life in ancient Greece:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-life-ancient-world.html

Interview with Philip Freeman about his electioneering book:

www.npr.org/2012/02/07/146541242/ancient...on-winning-elections

Review of Dorothea Wender's translation of *Theognis*:

www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle/blogcritics/...anslated-3084188.php

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A 13th century Jewish tombstone from Effurt:

www.vosizneias.com/100623/2012/02/08/eff...d-intact-in-germany/

A WWI trench turns up 21 German soldiers 'perfectly preserved' a la Pompeii,
supposedly:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2099187...-94-years-later.html

The gardens at Dalapre Abbey have been restored:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-16944043

A Viking axe head is likely an 18th century woodworking tool:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-16907224

Feature on the good side of Attila the Hun:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/history/2012/02...bout-attila-the-hun/

Pondering Napoleon's failure in Russia:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16929522

Latest theory on the origin of Robin Hood:

www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Robin-Hood-re...52-detail/story.html

Interesting application of Google Earth and Stonehenge:

www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/feb/06...dels-google-software

More on those Viking mercenaries in the guise of tv hype:

scienceblog.com/51992/viking-apocalypse-...-the-medieval-world/

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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House construction in Dharmapuri turned up some idols of Lord
Ranganathar and Hanuman:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/coimbat...cleshow/11855059.cms

Excavation of a stupa in Bihar is about to commence:

www.newkerala.com/news/2011/worldnews-157494.html

An Indus seal from Cholistan:

www.dawn.com/2012/02/07/rare-indus-seal-...ed-in-cholistan.html

Sunet is apparently an archaeological goldmine, but the ASI isn't doing
anything
about it:

www.indianexpress.com/news/sunet-sits-on...-slumbers-on/910176/
www.ludhianadistrict.com/landmarks/sunet-village-ludhiana.php

More on Hue antiquities becoming national treasures:

english.vietnamnet.vn/en/arts-entertainm...ional-treasures.html

WWII archaeology in Malaysia:

www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...e7abda316c4b8389.531

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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An archaeological 'treasure trove' in a ditch near San Gabriel Mission
in/near Los Angeles:

www.latimes.com/news/science/la-me-artif...0206,0,1801757.story

Hopes of confirming a shipwreck off Rhode Island is the USS Revenge:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/north...nd-off-US-coast.html
www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-probe-year-old-shipwreck-ri.html
www.stltoday.com/news/science/researcher...2c-1b0a32155bb5.html
www.sci-tech-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=0220026MAKWE

Hmmm ... Fort William Henry's skeletons weren't buried after all:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=53471
www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2012/02/...last_of_the_moh.html

Honouring Yale's earliest women PhDs:

www.yale.edu/graduateschool/publications...yale-women-phds.html

More on that Magna Carta restoration completion:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-charter-encasing-magna-carta.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Remains of pre-Aztec housing from Amecameca:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-mexican-experts-ancient-home.html
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=53534
www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/10086922
www.dispatch.com/content/stories/nationa...d-ancient-ruins.html
www.miamiherald.com/2012/02/08/2632353/m...excited-to-find.html

cf: www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-mexico-road.html

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Time Team appears to be falling apart:

www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-20...s-TVs-Time-Team.html
www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/news/a365015/tim...hota-leave-show.html

Marking Dickens' 200th birthday:

news.discovery.com/history/dickens-anniv...y-bigpic-120207.html

... and we might as well mention this Dickens theme park:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/magazine/dickens-world.html

Interesting 'monastical' class at UPenn:

www.thestate.com/2012/02/11/2149091/penn...es-students-how.html

All about paleofeces:

io9.com/5883873/paleofeces-inside-the-archaeology-of-poop

I'm sure I'm not the only one who didn't know the 'Ponytail Shape Equation'
was
a 'thing':

www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre81918v-us-hair-rapunzel/

Germany has returned to Prague a Gregor Mendel manuscript:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-prague-mode...-founder-mendel.html

A seventeenth century pastoral novel:

scienceblogs.com/aardvarchaeology/2012/0...y_pastoral_novel.php

Interesting potential for poking around Antarctica (read last paragraph):

articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/201...lake-subglacial-lake

Some 'historical' Barbies:

www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-20987...es-Barbie-dolls.html

www.ancientdigger.com/
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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Vandals did a pile of damage at Aztec Ruins:

www.daily-times.com/farmington-news/ci_19934608

Brief notice of a 'red list' of stolen antiquities (Egyptian? ) being
published:

allafrica.com/stories/201202060331.html

A wine steward has admitted some art thefts in New York:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/nyregion/wine...-york-art-theft.html

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
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Can't remember if we mentioned this huge hoard of bronze Roman coins found
by
a metal detectorist:

www.coinworld.com/articles/metal-detecto...nd-of-lifetime-with/

Latest eSylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n06.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n07.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/=======================...====================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Fascinating Mummies:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-16990344

Renoir:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/10/arts/design/r...rick-collection.html

Migrations:

www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathan...sure-dome-peter-lely

Carambolo:

www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2012/02/...n-exhibit-for-spain/

DSS:

www.njherald.com/story/16685706/nycs-dea...t-has-10-new-scrolls

The Bison:

www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/feb/02/story-of-survival/

The Milwaukee Public Museum isn't making money from that Cleopatra
exhibition:

www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/cleopatr...43oka-138904724.html

Russia returned a pile of Byzantine artifacts to Germany:

www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...8ad4580183554bcc.271
rt.com/art-and-culture/news/lost-antique...useum-detective-717/

UNESCO isn't happy about the closure of the Wedgewood Museum:

www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/feb/05/w...ure-condemned-unesco

More plans for the Met:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/arts/design/o...th-avenue-plaza.html

Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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The Convert:

theater.nytimes.com/2012/02/07/theater/r...by-danai-gurira.html

Some early Rossini Operas:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/06/arts/music/ro...-lincoln-center.html

Refracted Bach:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/arts/music/de...aul-the-apostle.html

Armide:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/05/arts/music/te...ks-at-juilliard.html

The Changeling:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/07/lo...eanly-staged-comedy/

Macbeth:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/05/nyregion/macb...-theater-review.html

Seven Sicknesses:

theater.nytimes.com/2012/02/04/theater/r...at-flea-theater.html

The Philanderer:

theater.nytimes.com/2012/02/01/theater/r...theater-company.html

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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ON THE WEB
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The AIA has a page with resources for students:

www.ajaonline.org/students
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OBITUARIES
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William Danker:

www.stltoday.com/news/local/obituaries/r...6d-be43d44cacde.html

Robert Hecht:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/cult...90/Robert-Hecht.html
www.nytimes.com/2012/02/10/arts/design/r...aler-dies-at-92.html
www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-ro...0209,0,3127431.story
latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/...e-getty-is-dead.html
www.galleristny.com/2012/02/robert-e-hec...jects-is-dead-at-92/
www.kansascity.com/2012/02/08/3418199/ro...r-controversial.html
www.thestate.com/2012/02/08/2145959/robe...r-controversial.html

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HUMOUR
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Mayan 'calendar' worries?

www.gocomics.com/theargylesweater/2012/02/07
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Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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Edward Rockstein, Rick Heli, Kurt Theis, Wendy van Duivenvoorde,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan,Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri,
Richard C. Griffiths,Bob Heuman, Rick Pettigrew,
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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Linking human evolution and climate change:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-02/sfu-2am_2021712.php
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AFRICA
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Some backstepping in a theory from last year that languages can be
traced to West Africa:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-africa-language.html

More on the Queen of Sheba's gold:

news.discovery.com/history/sheba-queen-gold-121502.html
www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/02/15/queen...rchaeologist-claims/
www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/feb/12/a...-for-sheba-goldmines
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A wooden sarcophagus finde from Qubbet el-Hawa (finally we're getting some
real news from Egypt!):

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...-Qubbet-el-Hawa.html

They're still working on that second Khufu solar boat:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/34...t-to-begin-Mond.aspx

Feature on animal mummies and other things from Abydos apparently
recently-found:

news.discovery.com/history/ancient-egypt...ial-site-120214.html
www.livescience.com/18462-animal-mummies-ancient-egypt.html
www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/02/14/anima...cient-egyptian-site/
Studying pollen from Ramat Rahel:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120216134112.htm

Interesting feature on a Judeo-Arabic translation of Maimonides:

www.jpost.com/Magazine/Judaism/Article.aspx?id=258141

A small model of Temple Mount has returned to Jerusalem, after being
in Switzerland for quite a while:

www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/1.412909

Latest in the search for an IAA chair:

www.haaretz.com/academics-bow-out-of-sea...-leadership-1.412056

Jerusalem has approved construction of a visitors' centre in Sliwan:

www.haaretz.com/1.412700

Feature on Himyar:

www.hs.ias.edu/files/Bowersock_RiseAndFall.pdf
www.ias.edu/about/publications/ias-lette...ish-arabia-bowersock

More on that fortress from the Hill of Jonah:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=53483
www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/digge...e-in-ashdod-1.412740

Egyptology News Blog:

egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

persepolistablets.blogspot.com/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A pile of Sardinian 'stone guardians' found almost a decade ago
have been pretty much restored:

www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...he-dust-6988952.html

A Bronze Age hut from Lipari:

www.upi.com/Science_News/2012/02/17/Bron.../UPI-29761329502118/

A Roman necropolis from Tunisia:

allafrica.com/stories/201202151008.html
www.tunisia-live.net/2012/02/14/discover...-cemetery-in-djerba/

Possible Roman human remains from a Dorset garden:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-17016523

Roman pottery from a site near Plymouth:

www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/Roman-pottery-d...07-detail/story.html

Penn Museum has put up a video of Felix Pirson's talk on the DAI's
excavations at Pergamon:



On ancient dog food:

www.wondersandmarvels.com/2012/02/ancien...lassical-greece.html

Feature on Greek Fire and Damascus Steel:

io9.com/5881149/technologies-that-weve-l...t-to-find-them-again

Snow has apparently damaged the Colosseum (and other monuments in Italy):

www.cnn.com/2012/02/15/world/europe/ital...colosseum-monuments/
www.news24.com/World/News/Snow-damages-Colosseum-20120214
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2101889...monument-strain.html

Barbara Gold on love in ancient Rome:

www.publicbroadcasting.net/wamc/news.new...e&ARTICLE_ID=1903141

Classics threatened at Oxford?:

www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-educatio...frgcjx-1226269649667

What Diane Rayor is up to:

www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ss...to_host_lecture.html

What Hilary Becker is up to:

thedmonline.com/article/professor-shares...-kinship-and-warfare

Birds in the Iliad:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-02/uog-tbi021312.php
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...trengthened-warriors

Glossing 'Age of Bronze':

www.yaledailynews.com/news/2012/feb/15/n...cs-teach-trojan-war/

I think we mentioned that the Altar of Pergamon is closed for renovations:

www.france24.com/en/20120207-berlins-per...ar-close-renovations

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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The latest theory about Stonehenge ... sound inspiration?:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-effects-stonehenge-scientist.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17073206
www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/feb/16/s...al-auditory-illusion
www.interaksyon.com/article/24737/sound-...nehenge-us-scientist
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/16/stoneh...usion_n_1283464.html

A Neolithic 'High Street' found by underwater archaeologists near Bouldnor:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-17060174

A number of sites have been found prior to construction of Bulgaria's
Nabucco gas pipeline project:

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=136619

Pondering the origins of the Buxton Mermaid:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-17038668

Nottingham's City of Caves has reopened:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-16984845

Fiddler's Hill has been taken over by the Norfolk
Archaeological Trust:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-17079072

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Earliest (?) image of a mother goddess in Andhra Pradesh (I'm
greatly abbreviating the location):

www.thehindu.com/news/national/article2897216.ece

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Petroglyphs from a possible paleo-Indian solstice site in Virginia:

www.clarkedailynews.com/archaeologist-sa...leoindian-site/29289

They're still digging at Monticello:

www.nbc29.com/story/16964715/excavating-...on-left-off-his-maps

A project to locate and identify 13 British transport ships that sank in
Newport Harbor
in the 18th century:

www.jamestownpress.com/news/2012-02-16/F...ewport_archaeol.html

They're restoring/restored the Bluenose II:

www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/in...-sea/article2338710/

More on that 'rich' WWII shipwreck (S.S. Port Nicholson) off Boston:

www.foxnews.com/us/2012/02/08/modern-tre...nken-ship-off-boston
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Acoustic studies aren't confined to Stonehenge this week ... Chavin de
Huantar is
also in the news therefor:

popular-archaeology.com/issue/december-2...nt-chavin-de-huantar
cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/16...revive-sacred-sounds

Aztec tablets found near the Templo Mayor:

latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2012...ec-temple-in-mexico/
www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/17-a...rente-a-templo-mayor

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Latest video news from the Archaeology Channel:

www.archaeologychannel.org/

Archaeo News Podcast 208:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...aeo-news-podcast-208

A pile of Newton's theological texts are going online:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-israeli-lib...ton-theological.html
news.yahoo.com/israeli-library-uploads-n...texts-181458861.html

... as have letters from Elizabeth Barrett-Browning:

web.wellesley.edu/web/Dept/LT/Collections/SpecColl/Browning

National Geographic has a lengthy feature on the Apostles:

ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/03/apostles/todhunter-text

A Mary Lincoln painting turns out to be a fake:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/arts/design/p...s-deemed-a-hoax.html

Scientists unlock the ancient secrets of Chang Shan:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-scientists-...ear-old-chinese.html

More on Leonardo and his Vitruvian Man:

www.huffingtonpost.com/toby-lester/vitru...898&title=Zodiac_man

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Mycenae:

www.qt.com.au/story/2012/02/17/fortress-...ped-ancient-horrors/

Voyage to Antiquity:

www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-21027...-voyage-history.html

Roman London:

www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/in-the-kno...of-roman-london.html

Skara Brae:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-eas...ey-shetland-17013307
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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Tons of coverage of a robbery at one of the museums at Olympia; for a
synopsis:

rogueclassicism.com/2012/02/18/theft-at-olympia/

... otherwise:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17071934
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...-Olympia-museum.html
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/...-greeks-7079783.html
www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2012/02/2012217185116930823.html
www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_w..._7_17/02/2012_428579
www.cnn.com/2012/02/17/world/europe/gree...m-robbery/index.html
www.channel4.com/news/armed-robbers-loot-ancient-greek-museum
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2102623...-Greek-antiques.html
worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/17...um-in-olympia-greece
artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/17/gu...eum-theft-this-year/
www.scotsman.com/news/international/gree..._is_raided_1_2124656
www.itv.com/news/greek-relics-raid43071/
www.heraldnet.com/article/20120218/NEWS02/702189925
www.thespec.com/news/world/article/67329...es-from-greek-museum
www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2012/02/a...cient-olympia/48831/
www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/02/17/gr...-museum-robbery.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/17/ancien...useum_n_1284130.html
news.yahoo.com/greek-culture-minister-qu...theft-084708203.html
latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/...om-greek-museum.html
www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-17/ancien...reek-police-say.html
www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/17/thi...cient-olympia-museum

A Faberge egg was stolen:

www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/9535124...from_Worcester_Park/

Muslim rioters at the Maldives' National Museum smashed some Buddhist
statuary:

www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...79e9deb594bd393e.481
www.nytimes.com/2012/02/14/world/asia/po...res-in-maldives.html

Not sure where to classify this one ... a major grant to study the illegal
antiquities
trade:

www.guardian.co.uk/uk/scotland-blog/2012...trade-in-antiquities

More on that theft from the Montreal MoFA:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=53647
www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/two-va...seum/article2338297/

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
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Those Roman coins found in Suffolk a few months ago have been
declared treasure:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-17030532

A William the Conqueror penny from Gloucester:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-17027300
www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/Rare-coi...47-detail/story.html

Latest eSylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n07.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n08.html

More on the court-ordered return of a pile of Spanish coins by Odyssey
Marine:

www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/18/us-us...dUSTRE81H00I20120218

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/=======================...====================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Rembrandt in America:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=53692

Opening the Vaults: Mummies:

www.suntimes.com/10663478-418/from-the-v...out-the-mummies.html
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=53658
chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/02/15/field-mu...are-look-at-mummies/

Fascinating Mummies:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...gyptian-corpses.html
www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/15/uk-ex...dUSLNE81E03P20120215
www.ibtimes.com/articles/299219/20120215...-modern-scotland.htm
www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre81e1gg-us-e...n-mummies-edinburgh/

Mystery of the Mayan Medallion:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/nyregion/the-...hildrens-museum.html

Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas:

www.kwes.com/story/16938134/art-of-the-a...-americas-on-display

Hajj:

www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/marium-abdulsat...hajj-_b_1272904.html

Delphic Letters:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/nations...w.html_71875540.html

Romance of the Middle Ages:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-romantic-lessons-middle-ages.html

There's a new director at the Getty:

www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/arts/...0215,0,3180266.story
baytownsun.com/texas_ap/article_6e6479f2...91-cc144f7670f6.html
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALe...45d18d71b4fc50b1ec1c


The next repatriation issue for the British Museum appears to be a bronze
head of Anahit:

news.am/eng/news/93338.html

More on Princeton returns to Italy:

www.dailyprincetonian.com/2012/02/16/29976/

Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

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OBITUARIES
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Tristram P. Coffin:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/14/books/tristra...rist-dies-at-89.html

David Switzer:

www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com/?menuitem=330...=2&obituaryid=115111

Berhard Kapitan:

wedigboats.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/obit...-kapitan-in-english/

Robert Hecht:

www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/139196319.html
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Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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EARLY HUMANS
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European Neanderthals were in trouble even before modern
humans arrived, apparently:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120225110942.htm

Nice feature on the impact of the discovery of homo floresiensis:

www.telegraph.co.uk/science/evolution/90...ind-our-origins.html
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AFRICA
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MSU students are studying Nubian bone material:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-bones.html
news.msu.edu/story/10361/
www.news-medical.net/news/20120224/MSU-s...-and-lifestyles.aspx

More on language origin and Africa:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120215143001.htm
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A 12th Dynasty tomb from Qubbet el-Hawa:

www.euroweeklynews.com/news/spain/91428-...e-egyptian-discovery

A different sort of mummy scan looks promising:

finance.yahoo.com/news/mummys-secrets-no...under-170100181.html

Jordan's earliest buildings:

www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/archaeologis...-earliest-buildings/
www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-archaeologi...jordan-earliest.html
www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/3386...rs_date_to_Stone_Age

Evidence of a massacre in Bronze Age Titris Hoyuk:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...in-bronze-age-turkey

Feature on archaeology in Aelia Capitolina:

www.haaretz.com/print-edition/features/a...ack-to-life-1.413874

LandMinds interview with Tom Levy about Hirbet
en-Nahas and other things:

www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/page...iles/LM-31Jan12a.mp3
www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/page...iles/LM-31Jan12b.mp3
www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/page...iles/LM-31Jan12c.mp3



The next phase of the Khufu solar boat project is about to begin (I think we
mentioned this last week):

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/34...t-to-begin-Mond.aspx
www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle-east...DhmUPR_stor%20y.html
news.yahoo.com/egypt-begins-restoring-an...amids-134101248.html
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=53744

The Israeli version of Wikipedia is arguing with the Israel Museum about
photographs:

www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/wikip...photography-1.412739

Funding to preserve Tel Shiloh:

www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/1.413665

A history of Persian carpets:

www.payvand.com/news/12/feb/1229.html

Egypt has recovered a pile of artifacts from Israel:

allafrica.com/stories/201202211274.html

Neil MacGregor did a TED talk on the Cyrus Cylinder:

www.ted.com/talks/neil_macgregor_2600_ye...y_in_one_object.html


Latest in the Temple Mount saga (these vary in main topic):

www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4194585,00.html
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/153101

Reviewish of Shmuley Boteach, *Kosher Jesus*:

www.jewishjournal.com/books/article/is_j...lly_kosher_20120224/

Egyptology News Blog:

egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

persepolistablets.blogspot.com/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Four shipwrecks off the Bay of Irakleio:

www.athensnews.gr/portal/41/53466

Alepotrypa Cave keeps popping up in the news:

www.usatoday.com/tech/science/columnist/...ave-Hades/53237894/1

Feature on the digs going on at Sussita:

popular-archaeology.com/issue/december-2...ity-of-the-decapolis

Feature on Dryden's translation of Lucretius:

www.spectator.co.uk/books/blog/7662333/d...n-of-lucretius.thtml

The Google Ancient Places/Pelasgios project is very interesting:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-google-fund...y-ancient-world.html

Plans to 'upgrade' Paphos archaeological sites:

www.cyprus-mail.com/paphos/paphos-archae...be-upgraded/20120224

What M.D. Usher is up to:

www.7dvt.com/2012uvm-prof-revises-golden-ass-new-age

What Eric Adler is up to:

www.conncoll.edu/news/7712.cfm

How the USC Trojans got their name:

www.latimes.com/sports/college/usc/la-sp...224,0,6997305.column

AIRC has a nice series of videos on Ostia:

romanculture.org/page/ostia-antica-videos

George O'Connor, *Olympians: Hades, Lord of the Dead*:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/24/gr...nnor-on-greek-myths/

More on those shipwrecks off Zannone:

www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/2010/Ju...l-protect-cargo.ashx

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A shipwreck dating to 900 years B.C. of the coast of Devon:

www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/ar...g-in-Bronze-Age.html

A 500 years b.p. locket from Wragby is garnering interest:

www.marketrasenmail.co.uk/news/local/bri...asure_find_1_3550861

A Bronze Age hoard from near Kidwelly has been declared treasure:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-17156629

Plans/agreement to restore the Apostolos Andreas Monastery in Cyprus:

www.incyprus.com.cy/en-gb/Cyprus/4170/26019/monastery-agreement
www.cyprus-mail.com/archbishop-chrysosto...los-andreas/20120221

Pondering the sinking of the Vasa:

www.pri.org/stories/science/swedish-pres...iling-ship-8606.html

What we can learn from the Vikings about climate change:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-vikings-global.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...pt-to-global-changes

Queen Victoria's Faberge notebook is going on display:

www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/feb/23/queen-...ria-faberge-notebook

Questions about the Coventry Charterhouse sale:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-17111188

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Studying the social structure of ancient Eurasian nomads:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-rethinking-...eurasian-nomads.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-02/uocp-rts022412.php

Excavating China's 'Atlantis':

news.xinhuanet.com/english/sci/2012-02/23/c_131426806.htm
www.upi.com/Science_News/2012/02/23/Chin.../UPI-82561330039594/
www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2012-02/22/content_14662968.htm

Assorted shipwrecks found beneath the carpar on Koombana Bay (Australia):

au.ibtimes.com/articles/301708/20120221/shipwreck-ship.htm

Somewhat bizarre 'treasure hunt' story from India:

www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/article2913783.ece

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Latest from that Provo Tabernacle dig:

www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=19257263&autostart=y

What the Mimbres culture can teach us about climate change:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-southwest-p...-modern-climate.html

They've finally finished the Dictionary of American Regional English:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/25/books/diction...hes-last-volume.html

What $650 000 buys you these days, heritage house-wise:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/23/greathomesand...tate-for-650000.html

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Oldest petroglyph in the Americas found in Brazil (10 000 years b.p.):

www.livescience.com/18602-horny-man-rock...g-giant-phallus.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/south...rld-was-settled.html
www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Techan...STIStory_770228.html
news.discovery.com/history/little-horny-....html#mkcpgn=rssnws1
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46488427/ns/technol...and_science-science/
www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-ancient-art-brazil.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-02/plos-ara022112.php

Drought as the cause of the collapse of the Maya again in
the news:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-17149812
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120223142455.htm
www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-maya-civili...modest-rainfall.html
www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/02/24/colla...raced-to-dry-spells/
news.discovery.com/history/mayan-civilaz...-drought-122402.html
www.sciencemag.org/content/335/6071/956
... and some apparently unrelated (?) water management/climate change/Maya
studies:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-02/uoc-rrw022112.php

Reviving a new species of yeast from a pre-Incan tomb:

www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?i...-ancient-andean-tomb

A Patolli game board find from Dzibilnocac:

www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/16-a...nico-en-el-area-maya

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Audio News from Archaeologica (a couple weeks' worth):

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews12feb12.mp3
www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews19feb12.mp3

Nice oped on why the world has to save the cultural assets of Egypt and
Greece:

www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathan...reece-egypt-eurozone

Folks might be interested in signing an online petition aimed at protesting
Spike TV's 'American Diggers' program, which pretty much glorifies the
looting of sites:

www.change.org/petitions/stop-spike-tv-f...-our-collective-past

Caravaggio's Medusa is definitely by Caravaggio:

www.france24.com/en/20120224-x-ray-scien...-caravaggio-painting

... the reasons for which authentication are somewhat confusing considering
the Prado's copy of the Mona Lisa seems to have the 'same' technique(?):

www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Mona-Li...crets-revealed/25699

Quite a bit of coverage of the transfer of gold from Odyssey Marine to
Spain:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17158436
www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-...-treasure/53244192/1
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALe...443d83c7960018379ea8
www.nydailynews.com/news/world/spain-sen...re-article-1.1025824
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...pwreck-treasure.html

Feature on dendrochronology:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-tree-ring-science-modern-age.html

Latest (interesting) art forgery case:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/26/arts/design/a...s-goes-to-court.html

The Ghent Altarpiece is now the subject of an interactive website:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/24/re...nteractive-web-site/

Interesting essay on fact checking:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/26/books/review/...-and-jim-fingal.html


Folks might want a heads up on this claim of a 1st century fragment of the
Gospel of Mark (much skepticism amongst scholars, but you know how the
press loves these things):

global.christianpost.com/news/bible-scho...ent-discovery-70231/

Some coverage of International Mother Language Day:

www.aina.org/ata/20120221140507.htm
www.bianet.org/konu/anadil-gunu-2012

A history of organ transplants:

www.history.com/news/2012/02/21/organ-tr...nts-a-brief-history/

Russian scientists have grown an arctic plant from a 32 000 years b.p.
fruit:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/21/science/new-l...32000-years-ago.html
www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-russians-re...-ice-age-frozen.html
blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/tomchiverssci...ans-and-doesnt-mean/

Another mathematical explanation for something not immediately thought of
as mathematical:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-classical-m...ns-adhere-power.html
www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Petra:

www.indystar.com/article/20120226/LIVING...ddle-East-quite-find

Bruges:

travel.nytimes.com/2012/02/26/travel/a-w...medieval-canals.html
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/

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GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
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Biblical Archaeology Review March/April 2012:

www.bib-arch.org/bar/

Atiqot 55:

www.atiqot.org.il/ArticleList.aspx?id=14

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CRIME BEAT
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Greek police have detained someone in connection with the robbery at
Olympia:

www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_w..._1_24/02/2012_429679

... while reports were coming that more was stolen than initially thought:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/20/ancien...theft_n_1289565.html

... and an official list of what was taken was posted (click on the second
'word' icon):

www.yppo.gr/2/g22.jsp?obj_id=49452


... and perhaps not surprisingly, Greek museums plan to increase security
now:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=53802
articles.boston.com/2012-02-23/news/3109...acts-review-security
The Vatican has asked to look at a Bible that Turkish police recovered
from smugglers some 12 years ago:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/vatican-eyes-1...turkish-capital.aspx
euronews.net.feedsportal.com/c/32800/f/5...turkey0C/story01.htm

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest eSylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n08.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n09.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/=======================...====================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Pharoah: King of Egypt:

www.wakefieldexpress.co.uk/lifestyle/wal...n_egyptian_1_4283400

Shakespeare's Sisters:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/24/arts/design/s...espeare-library.html

A Passion for Drawings:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/24/arts/design/a...equest-at-frick.html

Rembrandt and Degas:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/24/arts/design/r...n-museum-of-art.html

Ti-Ameny-Net: An Ancient Mummy:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=53819

A Day in Pompeii:

news.cincinnati.com/article/20120225/ENT...m-hosts-day-Pompeii-
www.kypost.com/dpps/news/local_news/new-...he-tri-state_7225689

Gods, Myths, and Mortals:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/23/gods-m...rtals_n_1297268.html

Genghis Khan:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=53836

The Renaissance Portrait:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/25/arts/25iht-melikian25.html

Armenia:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/24/arts/24iht-conway24.html

Playing House:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/24/arts/design/a...brooklyn-museum.html


Prado Mona Lisa:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17114645
www.cnn.com/2012/02/21/world/europe/spain-mona-lisa/index.html

The copy of 'The Scream' in Munich is going on sale:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17114751

Pondering the Getty's ancient acquisitions policies from different
perspectives:

www.canada.com/travel/Getty+leaders+anci...s/6199082/story.html

The latest 'repatriation issue' seems to be a head of Anahit in the BM:

hetq.am/eng/news/10924/california-armeni...bust-to-armenia.html
www.laobserved.com/archive/2012/02/incom...getty_director_n.php

Coverage of the opening of the Asia Society's Hong King Centre:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/23/arts/23iht-asiasociety23.html

Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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Muzsikas/Bartok:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/24/arts/music/an...t-carnegie-hall.html

Galileo:

theater.nytimes.com/2012/02/24/theater/r...c-stage-company.html


An anonymous donor has given a big cheque to the Globe:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17154354

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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OBITUARIES
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A. Trevor Hodge:

www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Carleton+prof...e/6210371/story.html

Brian Shefton:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/feb/22/brian-shefton-obituary
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PODCASTS
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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

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Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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EARLY HUMANS
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Interesting info from Oetzi's genome (interesting how different media
sources
stress different aspects of the same study):

www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-genetic-ana...als-otzi-iceman.html
www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/29/iceman_genome/
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17191398
news.yahoo.com/dna-data-helps-flesh-otzi...ceman-161516817.html
news.discovery.com/history/iceman-mummy-...-disease-120228.html

A hominin-human timeline sort of thing:

thevarsity.ca/2012/02/27/hominins-to-humans/

On the origins of blue eyes (not sure where to put this one):

content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadl...dent-8000-years-ago/

Neanderthals were apparently using boats long before modern humans:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-evidence-ne...s-modern-humans.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...-say-scientists.html
www.deccanherald.com/content/231282/nean...ats-much-modern.html
www.newscientist.com/article/mg21328544.800

More on Neanderthals being on the verge of extinction before
humans arrived:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17179608
www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-european-ne...tinction-modern.html
www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=224326
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AFRICA
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More on Nubian skeletons:

www.statenews.com/index.php/article/2012...ets_of_ancient_times
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Garbage dumping and archaeological looting at Abu Sir:

www.egyptindependent.com/node/681041

The Patio Tomb coverage:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-tomb-explor...ogical-evidence.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-02/uonc-ter022712.php
cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/28...-the-jesus-discovery
www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/naked...s-disciples-1.415231
www.heraldextra.com/lifestyles/faith-and...ce-0019bb2963f4.html
cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/28...ives-jesus-tomb-flap
www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/02/28/tomb-...t-tomb-jesus-claims/
content.usatoday.com/communities/science...jesus-tomb-ossuary/1
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middl...ains-discovered.html
news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/investigat...salem-231736336.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ing-place-Jesus.html
www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-tomb-explor...ogical-evidence.html

... folks genuinely interested in this should read the various discussions
at the ASOR blog (there are
quite a few reactions in the blogosphere in general):

asorblog.org/

... if you want a classicist's perspective (i.e. mine):

rogueclassicism.com/2012/02/29/the-patio...lassics-perspective/

James Tabor's article on same is up at Bible and Interpretation:

www.bibleinterp.com/articles/tab368028.shtml

cf the original (especially the 'fish'):

www.bobcargill.com/Docs/Tabor2_ORIGINAL_VERSION.pdf


... but we should note that recently some of the photos have been
changed (hmmm):

Recent finds from Tel Megiddo:

sites.google.com/site/megiddoexpedition/...rmation/area_h_hoard

A Phoenician fortress from Cyprus:

www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Arts/Jun/24...vered-in-Cyprus.ashx


Finds from Horbat Midras:

www.sci-news.com/archaeology/article00200.html


Gospel of Mark fragments:

www.forbes.com/sites/johnfarrell/2012/02...date-to-1st-century/
global.christianpost.com/news/bible-scho...ent-discovery-70231/

Feature on that mummy of Nehemes-Bastet:

www.swissinfo.ch/eng/culture/Mummy_disco...s_.html?cid=32194158

Latest on Temple Mount:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/153152

More on the solar boat:

weekly.ahram.org.eg/2012/1086/eg72.htm
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/35...ing-King-Khufus.aspx

Egyptology News Blog:

egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

persepolistablets.blogspot.com/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Plenty of coverage of Greek reburial of sites due to lack of funds:

greece.greekreporter.com/2012/03/02/gree...d-for-lack-of-funds/
www.france24.com/en/20120302-greek-antiq...-reburied-lack-funds
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...e956e375ece52394.561
www.theprovince.com/news/Greek+antiquiti...t/6240554/story.html

Water works near Kirkton have revealed assorted Roman remains:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-17237825

A very nice gilt bronze Greek helmet from Haifa Bay:

world.greekreporter.com/2012/03/02/myste...-found-in-haifa-bay/
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46574945/ns/technol...and_science-science/
news.discovery.com/history/ancient-greek-helmet-120229.html
news.yahoo.com/found-ancient-warriors-he...known-141401836.html
www.livescience.com/18700-ancient-helmet-greek-warrior.html

Feature on Alepotrypa Cave:

www.usatoday.com/tech/science/columnist/...ave-Hades/53237894/1

Traces of paint on the Medici Venus:

news.discovery.com/history/medici-venus-120203.html

That 'Julius Caesar' bust found at Arles is going on display at the Louvre:

www.theartnewspaper.com/whatson/event/Ar...ons-in-Rhone/1122243

Baylor's Latin Day:

baylorlariat.com/2012/03/02/roman-resurr...lassics-become-cool/

Latin is 'lingering' in Rochester:

www.campustimes.org/2012/03/01/latin-lingers-on/

Nice feature on chariot racing:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/history/2012/03...he-byzantine-empire/

The Classics Confidential people were chatting with Edith Hall:



There was an Ovid Marathon reading at St Olaf:

www.stolaf.edu/news/index.cfm?fuseaction=NewsDetails&id=5253

What Donald McGuire is up to:

www.ubspectrum.com/life/mcguire-scoots-t...2797172#.T1NlOHnN2uI

Feature about Heron of Alexandria:

jalopnik.com/5888188/the-greeks-had-the-...build-a-car-in-60-ad

Interesting Julius Caesar page:

www.biography.com/people/julius-caesar-9192504

Roman advice for political candidates (semi-reviewish?):

www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2012/0...012_candidates_.html

Review(ish) of the Swerve:

www.algemeiner.com/2012/02/27/loss-and-r...the-swerve%E2%80%9D/
www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012/02/26/f-vp-handler-swerve.html

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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The refurbishment of Roch Castle is complete:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-17238208

... as is Kinver Rock House:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-17208140

The public is helping to dig at Flag Fen:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17211285

A Charles II 'wanted' poster fetched an okay price at auction:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-17244677

Thomas Hobbes appears to have had a cunning plan in regards
to the English Civil War:

www.livescience.com/18648-thomas-hobbes-...gland-civil-war.html

There's a new railway archive online in the UK:

www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/feb/28/railwa...e-engineering-giants

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Feature on those Jewish manuscripts found in Afghanistan (not sure if
there's
anything new here):

www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-cultur...ks/92443/war-papers/

Arguing over a Khmer statue saved from auction in New York:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/29/arts/design/s...ambodian-statue.html

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Solutrean discovery of America (definitely have to watch this one):

www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-european-st...stone-tools-age.html
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/america...america-7447152.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howa...n-North-America.html
www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-s...IQA4mriiR_print.html

Very semi-related ... fwiw and mixed in with some Elmer material:

borderzine.com/2012/03/did-europeans-set...s-sailed-to-america/

Feature on Jefferson's slaves at Poplar Forest:

www2.newsadvance.com/news/2012/feb/26/sl...adiction-ar-1713406/

On ancient American pilgrimage centres:

www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science...a-costly-signal.html
ohio-archaeology.blogspot.com/2012/03/an...mage-communitas.html

The site of the Battle of Medina may have been found:

www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/art...ist-says-3374995.php

Humans in Ohio were scavenging/hunting earlier that previously thought:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-reveals-evi...istoric-ohioans.html
news.yahoo.com/research-reveals-first-ev...ioans-162015355.html

Haven't had a facial reconstruction in a while ... this time, its sailors
from the Monitor:

www.washingtonpost.com/national/faces-of...IQAAldxoR_story.html

What Whitney Battle-Baptiste is up to:

www.truth-out.org/archaeologist-author-b...yday-people/13304412
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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The tomb of Atahualpa has possibly been found:

www.news24.com/SciTech/News/Clue-to-Inca...-tomb-found-20120229
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/south...a-emperors-tomb.html

Women were important in pre-colonial Maya society:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-women-centr...al-maya-society.html
ucrtoday.ucr.edu/3632

A 16th century shipwreck off Brazil:

latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2012...ered-by-brazil-team/

Interesting photo from Chichen Itza which, of course, is being given all
sorts of spins:

www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/02/mayan...ds-or-iphone-glitch/

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Audio news from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews26feb12.mp3

The Herschel family papers are now available for research purposes:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-newly-science-materials.html

Some Spain v Odyssey marine aftermath:

www.scotsman.com/news/international/sunk...p_in_spain_1_2141830
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...pwreck-treasure.html
www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/spai...IQAFFcfdR_story.html

and:

www.chronicle.gi/headlines_details.php?id=24195

Video report on the Vatican's 'other' Secret Archives:



On climate change as seen through Arabic manuscripts:

dmmsclick.wiley.com/view.asp?m=7wc8369be...dtss7&u=18736418&f=h
www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-ancient-ara...s-piece-climate.html
wattsupwiththat.com/2012/02/27/ancient-i...-present-on-climate/
in.news.yahoo.com/ancient-arabic-writing...imate-060306808.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120226225956.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-02/w-aaw022312.php

An interesting application of 3d printing technology:

mashable.com/2012/02/24/smithsonian-uses-3d-printing/

Foot bones can be used to identify the sex of skeletons:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-foot-bones-sex-skeletal.html

Some coverage of the American Digger thing:

news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2012/...test-glamorizan.html

One of the nuttiest claims I've seen in ages:

www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/nort...reeks-got-here-first

... and coming a close second are claims that that Bible in Turkey we
mentioned last week includes mention
that Jesus foretold the coming of Mohammed:

www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/jesus-fore...ancient-bible-414563
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2105714...nearthed-Turkey.html

... and stories of Victoria's 'secret daughter' is probably in the same
category:

www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-21062...pirited-America.html

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Assorted 'guided walks':

www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2012/feb/27/re...el-tips-guided-walks
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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Thieves stole St Laurence O'Toole's heart from Dublin's
Christ Church Cathedral:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17248394
www.timesunion.com/news/article/Saint-s-...athedral-3380594.php

Another antiquities bust in Thessaloniki:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17248637
www.nbc29.com/story/17071944/35-arrested...h-stolen-antiquities
www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n272372
www.sacbee.com/2012/03/03/4308655/35-arr...ece-with-stolen.html

A pair of British tourists were arrested on suspicion of smuggling artifacts
from Egypt, but it turned to they were imitations:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/91...ts-out-of-Egypt.html
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/...t-fakes-7447085.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/201202...l-egypt-antiquities/
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...e976efe113d96c98.9c1

On the scope of antiquities theft in Israel:

www.timesofisrael.com/hundreds-of-antiqu...-per-year-in-israel/

More on those thieves who were using the Copper Scroll as a treasure map:

www.antiquities.org.il/article_Item_ido....d=1901&module_id=#as
www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-antiquitie...ves-in-ancient-cave/

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
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Today's issue of the e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n10.htmlA

Some Syracusan dekadrachms are coming to auction:

www.coinweek.com/news/auctions-news/mort...-the-5th-century-bc/

... as is the Shoshana collection of ancient Judean coins:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=53917
coins.ha.com/common/auction/catalog.php?...hana-althome4-021412
www.ha.com/c/press-release.zx?releaseId=2166

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Lux in Arcana:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=54002
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...e-Swedish-queen.html



Aphrodite and the Gods of Love:

www.monstersandcritics.com/arts/news/art...8-at-The-Getty-Villa

A Day in Pompeii:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-pompeian-life-vesuvius-wrath.html

Becoming the Volunteer State:

www.therepublic.com/view/story/26d64f853...-Museum-War-of-1812/

Genghis Khan:

www.dailyherald.com/article/20120226/entlife/702269993/

Titian's Diana and Callisto will remain in the UK:

www.seattlepi.com/news/article/British-g...terpiece-3373131.php

The Andhra Pradesh Archeological Museum is set to reopen:

ibnlive.in.com/news/ap-archaeological-mu...n/233975-62-131.html


Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

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PODCASTS
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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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EARLY HUMANS
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More on Otzi's genetics:

www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/the-t...meth/article2360955/
www.nytimes.com/2012/03/06/science/icema...tose-intolerant.html
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AFRICA
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Interesting feature about a slave burial ground on St Helena:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-archaeologi...e-burial-ground.html
www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/08/sla...ves-st-helena-island
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...cavated-on-st-helena
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Archaeologists have discovered the name of a previously-unknown
17th dynasty pharaoh:

news.discovery.com/history/new-king-120307.html
www.egyptindependent.com/node/694016

We're starting to get hype for that Chinese dentists' plans to
send a robot into the Great pyramid (and Zahi Hawass is involved):

www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/08/us-ho...dUSBRE82707K20120308
www.newsdaily.com/stories/bre82707k-us-hongkong-dentist-egypt/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...e-Great-Pyramid.html

Feature on the folks illegally digging up antiquities in Egypt:

213.158.162.45/~egyptian/index.php?actio...ggers%20defy%20death

The Penn Museum put up a nice video of Josef Wegner's talk abot
his work at Abydos this year:



... and another Wegner was giving a talk about love in the ancient
world (along with Ralph Rosen):



Feature on Alexandria:

weekly.ahram.org.eg/2012/1087/he2.htm

Nice feature on the Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/Palestinae
project:

www.aftau.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=16117
www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-ancient-graffiti-life-common.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120306131640.htm
www.haaretz.com/weekend/week-s-end/1.417504
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-03/afot-au030612.php

There was a report this week that the Syrian army was attacking
Palmyra's Roman (Nabatean) ruins:

globalheritagefund.org/onthewire/blog/palmyras_ruins

A verdict in the James Ossuary case will be coming this week:

www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblic...rdict/?mqsc=E3066328
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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The Getty returned some items to Greece:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=54098
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/entertain...ettyantiquities.html
hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_GREEC...OME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
www.sacbee.com/2012/03/09/4324381/las-ge...rns-antiquities.html
ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_09/03/2012_432138
www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/j-pa...IQAoAFE1R_story.html

A section of the Via Egnatia was uncovered in Thessaloniki:

www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/discovery/...-in-greece-1.1248617

I doubt anyone is surprised to hear that the Medici Venus once had
colour:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/9124246/...nce-far-gaudier.html

Feature on recent research about Alexander in Egypt:

weekly.ahram.org.eg/2012/1087/he1.htm

A new (to me) podcast worth checking out ... this installment is
onthe Fasces:

www.ancientartpodcast.org/SCARABsolution...7__Roman_Fasces.html

Another piece on cutbacks in Greece and the threat to antiquities:

keranews.org/post/cutbacks-greeks-say-antiquities-are-risk

I think we had mention of this Ladino translation of the Iliad a
while ago:

www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/holoc...-greek-epic-1.417423

There was a report this week that the Syrian army was attacking
Palmyra's Roman (Nabatean) ruins:

globalheritagefund.org/onthewire/blog/palmyras_ruins
popular-archaeology.com/issue/march-2012...palmyras-roman-ruins

Brief item on the Meduproject:

eu.greekreporter.com/2012/03/09/greece-a...-marine-antiquities/

Interesting feature on recreating Caerleon's Roman amphitheatre:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-17231530

What Anne Carson is up to:

thechronicleherald.ca/books/72354-classi...eliver-byrne-lecture

Interview with Madeline Miller:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/11/opinion/sunda...sseus-lies-here.html

Some guy goes to Cephalonia, so he writes an OpEd on the Bittlestone
theory about Ithaca:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/11/opinion/sunda...sseus-lies-here.html

Feature on walking tours of Roman sites in London:

www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/in-the-kno...n-history-guide.html

Marking International Women's Day in the Colosseum:

www.thejakartaglobe.com/lifeandtimes/rom...tory-of-women/503447


Review of Song of Achilles:

www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/boo...IQAW7satR_story.html

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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I think we've mention this Dover Bronze Age Boat project before:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...1500BC.html?ITO=1490

A Bronze Age gold ring from Furness:

www.nwemail.co.uk/news/bronze-age-golden...35?referrerPath=home

... while another Bronze Age ring was declared treasure:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-17289513

Latest CT scan treatment goes to Worsley Man:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-17300084
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...human-sacrifice.html

Scots and English universities are going to be talking Vikings:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-17277318

A letter of Henry VIII was found at Dunham Massey:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-17258508

Hunting down some seventeenth century regicides:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16303861

Here's a followup to a story we reported some fifteen years ago (!)
... that warrior (with horse, sword, and shield) burial found on
the RAF Lakenheath site in 1997 is going to the Mildenhall Museum:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-17269289

Doing the DNA thing to find Basque roots:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120306181210.htm

Inn Stowe visitor centre reconstruction is complete:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-17312410

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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Some 2000 (!) Buddha statues turn up in a dig in China's Hebei
province:

malaysiandigest.com/world/40915-thousand...-in-north-china.html

Big bucks expected for a Northern Song Dynasty bowl coming to
auction:

my.news.yahoo.com/ancient-chinese-bowl-a...n-h-k-220531099.html

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Digging up the Modern Greece:

www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/03/08/307...reck-yields-its.html
www.stripes.com/news/artifact-recoveries...anniversary-1.171094

Honours for William Kelso:

hamptonroads.com/node/632551

Tracking Hopewell people migration through dental clues:

ohio-archaeology.blogspot.com/2012/03/in...well-population.html

Not sure if this is a review of a book, an auction preview, or
what but it's all about William Scagel's knife making activities:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/02/arts/design/k...ksmith-for-sale.html

More on the facial reconstruction of USS Monitor folks:

news.discovery.com/history/uss-monitor-f...truction-120306.html
news.discovery.com/history/uss-monitor-f...-120306.html(photos)
www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2012...ek_in_the_civil_war/

Review of Natalie Dykstra, *Clover Adams*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/04/books/review/...of-clover-adams.html

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On Maya women leaders:

news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=202656
www.sott.net/articles/show/242682-New-re...ere-powerful-leaders

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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Feature on the use of LiDAR in archaeology:

arstechnica.com/science/news/2012/03/ind...izes-archaeology.ars

Comparing human and gorilla genomes:

www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/07/us-go...dUSTRE8261VA20120307
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-03/wtsi-whw030512.php

... and I guess we'll mention what appears to be our earliest
ancestor (?):

www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-human-worm-fossil-canada.html

The oldest film based on Dickens has been located:

www.newsdaily.com/stories/bre82800k-us-dickens-film/

Darwin is off the hook for 'deceiving' Alfred Wallace:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-darwin-wallace-mystery.html

They've mapped the full site of the Titanic:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-full-titanic-site-1st.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-17273596
news.yahoo.com/apnewsbreak-full-titanic-...-time-174336818.html

... and supposedly the moon played a role in her demise:

www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre82519n-us-titanic-research-moon/
news.discovery.com/space/moon-titanic-120306.html
www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-icebergs-ac...ce-moon-titanic.html

An asteroid is now being blamed for the death of assorted megafauna
in the Americas:

www.theregister.co.uk/2012/03/07/evidence_for_mammoth_asteroid/

... but both man and climate change are being blamed for megafauna
demise elsewhere:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-demise-large-animals-climate.html

Slideshow on the history of prosthetics:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-16599006

Potentially useful: an aerial archaeology archive:

www.humanities.uwa.edu.au/research/cah/aerial-archaeology

Pondering the subject of Picasso's 'Woman Ironing':

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/02/arts/design/l...picasso-subject.html

More on the origins of blue eyes:

content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadl...s-ago/1#.T1PcwXmR4TY

Review of Kwasi Kwarteng, *Ghosts of Empire*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/04/books/review/...-kwasi-kwarteng.html

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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Another antiquities bust in Greece, this time in Athens (I think):

sg.news.yahoo.com/greek-police-arrest-su...sures-031130190.html
www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/2012/Ma...ies-trafficking.ashx
www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/44-arreste...-greece-1372361.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...ies-trafficking.html
hosted.ap.org/dynamic/external/search.ho...SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALe...4f1fab2700c7292ca58a

...this one in Chalcidiki seems to be another one:

greece.greekreporter.com/2012/03/06/coun...ntiquities-complete/

... or maybe it isn't (the coverage is confusing):

www.athensnews.gr/portal/1/53786

Police have recovered a number of paintings stolen from Rome forty
years ago:

www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/mar...tings-rome-art-heist

This link to a video was sent to me to draw attention to looting
by assorted gangs at El Hibbeh (and elsewhere) in Egypt:

www.alqaheraalyoum.net/videos/playvideo.php?vid=0164108b3

A pile of Lord Nelson's personal artifacts were stolen:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2110581...-Norwich-Castle.html

Some looted Cambodian artifacts were recovered from Sotheby's:

www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Cambod...ities-141610743.html

More on Laurence O'Toole's stolen heart:

worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/05...aint-laurence-otoole

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
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Big bucks for a year one silver shekel:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=54100
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...5a92b13164d02a18.111
www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/fo...tm_content=Manhattan

Today's issue of the e-Sylum (should be out later today):

www.coinbooks.com/club_nbs_esylum_v15n11.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Picturing the Past: Imaging and Imagining the Ancient Middle
East:

www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-...307,0,4621998.column

The Steins Collect:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/02/arts/design/t...-met.html?ref=design

Lux in Arcana:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ret-archive-revealed

Islamic Art:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/03/arts/03iht-melikian03.html

Turkey is banning loans to US and British Museums:

www.ibtimes.com/articles/308999/20120305...-exhibition-ertu.htm

The Corning Museum of Glass has launched a new website:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=54026


Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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Otello:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/03/arts/music/ce...ouse.html?ref=design

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal

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OBITUARIES
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The New York Times reprised the obit of Howard Carter this week:

www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0509.html
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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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Mike Ruggeri, Richard Campbell, Richard C. Griffiths,
and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week (as always
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EARLY HUMANS
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Plenty of coverage of a potential new ancestor (for now, referred
to as the Red Deer Cave people):

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/mar/14/r...people-species-human
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17370170
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0314/Poss...s-unearthed-in-China
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0314/New-...could-redefine-human
www.theage.com.au/national/scientists-st...-20120314-1v3m0.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/14/new-hu...-cave_n_1345216.html
www.livescience.com/19039-human-species-china-cave.html
www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-mystery-hum...spotlight-china.html

... a gallery of human ancestors:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/gallery/2012/...thropology-evolution
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/meet-...cestors-7570380.html

On climate change and human evolution:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-human-evolution-climate.html

Postulating an earlier form of writing included with petroglyphs? (not
sure where to put this one):

www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/03/14/did-stone...ch-other-in-symbols/

More on Otzi's genetics:

www.physorg.com/news250761066.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A Canadian team has found what might be a statue of Hatshepsut:

www.artsci.utoronto.ca/main/newsitems/st...s-found-egypt-u-of-t
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-03/uot-sca031212.php
www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-statue-chap...l-mummies-egypt.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120312140250.htm
www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpsci...pharoah-found-i.html
www.leaderpost.com/technology/Canadian+a...h/6296272/story.html
www.history.com/news/2012/03/13/egypt-di...e-hatshepsut-statue/

On the return of archaeologists to Iraq:

www.usatoday.com/tech/science/columnist/...s-to-iraq/53449318/1
Latest from Gobekli Tepe:

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46759542/ns/technol...and_science-science/

LandMinds interview with Norma Franklin about Jezreel:

foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/page32/files/LM-13March12a.mp3
foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/page32/files/LM-13March12b.mp3

cf: www.jezreel-expedition.com/

In case you missed it, there was a verdict in the Oded Golan trial (n.b.,
the
judge did not rule the James Ossuary is authentic ... that doesn't come
through in all the press coverage):

life.nationalpost.com/2012/03/16/antiqui...suarys-authenticity/
www.usatoday.com/tech/science/columnist/...ary-jesus/53578490/1
www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/03/14/2436...ities-collector.html
chronicle.com/article/Jerusalem-Court-Acquits/131164/
latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/...mystery-remains.html
www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Israeli-c...-era-box-3405158.php
www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east...IQAhCqQBS_story.html
www.timesofisrael.com/oded-golan-is-not-...es-ossuary-for-real/
www.thestar.com/news/world/article/11459...n-of-forgery-charges
www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/14/us-is...dUSBRE82D0XO20120314
www.timesofisrael.com/oded-golan-is-not-...es-ossuary-for-real/
hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_ISRAE...OME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/news/verdict-not-guilty/
www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/03/14/os...acquitted-golan.html
www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/antiq...case/article2368752/
english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/03/14/200624.html

... some responses from Golan and Deutsch:

www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblic...rgery-trial-verdict/
www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblic...-deutsch-to-sue-iaa/

The ROM has no plans to 'remount' the James Ossuary exhibit:

www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/toron...says/article2369672/

Nice overview of recent finds from Israel:

www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/IsraelExperience/Grea...rael-15-Mar-2012.htm

An up-and-comer in the ANE field?:

www.palisadespost.com/lifestyles/content.php?id=7359

Feature on the excavations at Kh. el-Maqatir:

www.bibleinterp.com/articles/woo368016.shtml



Not sure if I mentioned this Maimonides series last week ... here
are the first two parts:

www.jpost.com/ArtsAndCulture/Arts/Article.aspx?id=260088
www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishFeatures/Article.aspx?id=262162

Latest from Temple Mount (varies):

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/234867
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/153721


A clarification/correction on that "previously-unknown" pharaoh find last
week (it's actually first documented evidence of an already-know
pharaoh):

www.cfeetk.cnrs.fr/uk/index.php?page=senakhtenre

Egyptology News Blog:

egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

persepolistablets.blogspot.com/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Assorted finds from a dairy construction site in Arla:

www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/local-news/ro...nd-at-arla-1-3637070

Latest on that Temple of Demeter find at Taman:

eu.greekreporter.com/2012/03/12/the-secr...eek-ruins-in-russia/

A Roman kiln site found during primary school expansion in North
Yorkshire:

www.maltonmercury.co.uk/lifestyle/entert...tes-school-1-4347393

Plans to give some Roman burial urns the CT scan treatment:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-17366284

Pompeii's Stabian baths have reopened:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2112356...s-1m-renovation.html

Greek archaeologists are appealing to Europeans to help defend/fund its
cultural heritage:

www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-12/greek-...-amid-austerity.html

Possible threat to Paphos antiquities from a proposed seaplane
landing site:

www.news.cyprus-property-buyers.com/2012...nder-fire/id=0010945

Archaeology mag has a feature on the Aqua Traiana:

www.archaeology.org/1203/features/rome_a...ueduct_carestia.html

Classics Confidential talks with Helen King:



Trailer for Andrew Irvine's production of Socrates on Trial (link to full
video
there as well):



What Jeff Tatum is up to:

www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED1203/S00061/in...n-biculturalism.htm\
nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/entertainment/1315...roman-biculturalism/

Feature on the Ides of March:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/03...n-shakespeare-quote/

A 'visualization' of character relationships in the Iliad:

www.vizworld.com/2012/03/character-relationships-iliad/

Harry Mount on the new editions of the OCD and OLD:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/914992...es-to-stay-dead.html

Review of a number of books dealing with (inter alia) the Homeric
Question:

www.the-tls.co.uk/tls/public/article993731.ece

Review of Madeline Miller, *Song of Achilles*:

books.usatoday.com/book/madeline-miller-...-of-achilles/r646129

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A seventh century teen found buried in her bed (possibly
the first Christian burial in England according to
some reports):

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=54220
www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/fina...IQAspAFES_story.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/16/uk-exp...entur_n_1351636.html
www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-skeleton-ca...hristian-burial.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-17378845
www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/discovery/...ied-in-bed-1.1258071

... and an item focussing on the cross that was pinned to her
cloak:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/mar/16/c...ed-anglo-saxon-grave


A couple 13th century frescoes returned to their
home in Cyprus 30+ years after they had been removed
during the invasion:

www.cyprus-mail.com/byzantine-frescoes/l...arrive-home/20120317

Weather exposes a 19th century shipwreck near Norfolk:

www.eveningnews24.co.uk/what-s-on/days-o...by_weather_1_1235263

Feature on the Flag Fen dig:

popular-archaeology.com/issue/march-2012...-age-site-in-england

Neolithic pottery from Inverness:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-17397694

Finds from various periods in various places near Sheffield:

www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/local/...discovered-1-4339119

Interesting feature on an Elizabethan Vizard:

tywkiwdbi.blogspot.ca/2012/03/elizabethan-vizard.html

I think we mentioned this Ipswich Museum bones story last
week:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-17342869

Feature on Princess Charlotee:

www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/mar/13/b...n-princess-charlotte

Review of Jerry White, *London in the Eighteenth Century*:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/histor...ry-White-review.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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On monsoons and shifts in Indian civilizations:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-links-monso...r-shifts-indian.html

Plenty of finds from various periods on Australia's Salisbury Island:

au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/1...recious-time-capsule
East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Someone is claiming to know the site of the wreck of the San Agustin:

www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_201...ws-site-400-year-old

A house within a house find from Quogue:

westhampton-hamptonbays.patch.com/articl...e-found-in-antiquity

A Confederate flagpole in a grave in Elizabethton:

www.starhq.com/2012/03/15/archaeologists...e-flagpole-in-grave/

Feature/exhibit on early women PhDs from Yale:

www.yale.edu/graduateschool/publications...yale-women-phds.html

Getting Howard's collections in order:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/15/arts/a-plan-f...spingarn-center.html

Review of James F. Brown, *Freedom's Gardener*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/18/books/review/...eedoms-gardener.html

Review of Julia Siler, *Lost Kingdom*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/11/books/review/...story-of-hawaii.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A mass grave in Chiapas turns out to be a 1300 years b.p. burial ground:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-17335586
www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost...00-year-old-cemetery

A 'mystery crown' among items on display marking the Diamond Jubilee:

icdumfries.icnetwork.co.uk/othernews/new...77296-name_page.html
Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Archaeology News from the Archaeology Channel (last week's):

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews11mar12.mp3

Not sure where to classify this revisionism in regards to ancient nomads:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/science/from-...nt-nomads-speak.html
www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012/03/13/science/20120313-NOMA.html

As might be expected, there were several features on St Patrick this
week:

www.cnn.com/2012/03/17/world/europe/saint-patrick-study/
news.discovery.com/history/who-was-st-patrick.html
communities.washingtontimes.com/neighbor...o-was-saint-patrick/
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2116153...lector-turned-slave-
www.rte.ie/news/2012/0317/stpatrick.html
uk.reuters.com/article/2012/03/17/oukoe-...dUKBRE82G00G20120317

This is kind of strange ... a political party in Armenia is runningon a
platform that the BM should return a statue of Anahit:

www.theatlantic.com/international/archiv...nal-election/254652/
www.eurasianet.org/node/65135

They think they've found traces of Leonardo's 'Battle of Anghiari' (maybe):

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=54130
news.yahoo.com/art-sleuths-believe-long-...found-151434869.html
news.yahoo.com/long-lost-da-vinci-master...found-032403876.html
news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/lost-leona...ehind-195958025.html
www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-theory-lost-leonardo-da-vinci.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-03/uoc--dst031312.php

Canada and Norway ended their arguing over Amundsen's shipwreck:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-arctic-explorer-ship-norway.html
www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-norway-arct...ndsen-ship.html(pre)

Encyclopedia Britannica ends its print version:

www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/mar/13/enc...ts-print-publication
www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/03/14...ica-define-outdated/

Did a woman teach Christopher Wren?:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/09/arts/design/t...itish-architect.html

Interesting hieroglyphics story:

www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-hier...20314,0,553203.story

Totally out of our purview, but it's interesting to note that looters have
already
hit that Italian shipwreck that ran aground a month or so ago:

www.calgarysun.com/2012/03/16/thieves-ev...-nab-shipwrecks-bell

Santorini might be in store for another big blow up:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-santorini-ground-paradise.html

This year's Bancroft Prize winner(s):

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/14/ba...s-to-three-scholars/

Another feature on LIDAR:

blogs.scientificamerican.com/cocktail-pa...3/12/l-is-for-lidar/

Why treasure hunting (the underwater variety) is big bucks (op ed):

edition.cnn.com/2012/03/13/business/sunk...-business/index.html

Reviewish of Ted Bishop, *Social Life of Ink*:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-social-life-ink.html

Review of Kathryn Harrison, *Enchantments*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/11/books/review/...ns-enchantments.html

Review of Anne Sebba, *That Woman*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/11/books/review/...n-by-anne-sebba.html

Review of Eyal Press, *Beautiful Souls*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/11/books/review/...s-by-eyal-press.html
www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Assorted sites in Turkey:

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/...ities-of-Turkey.html

Interview with Peter Whitfield about his *Travel: A Literary History*:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/14/pe...f-travel-literature/
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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Some would-be looters in Egypt were killed when their 'site'
caved in on them:

straitstimes.com.feedsportal.com/c/32792...660Bhtml/story01.htm
213.158.162.45/~egyptian/index.php?actio...ggers%20defy%20death
english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/03/12/200177.html

Spain returned some items purloined from Egypt:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/36...home-from-Spain.aspx
latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2012...ck-to-time-pharaohs/

Perhaps not surprisingly, Syrian antiquities are being "eyed":

english.al-akhbar.com/node/5043/

A bust in Mexico:

www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=478658&CategoryId=14091

More on the looting at El Hibeh:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ng-at-el-hibeh-egypt
www.eloquentpeasant.com/2012/03/09/looting-in-el-hibeh/#101

More on those looters guided by the Copper Scroll:

www.haaretz.com/weekend/week-s-end/no-go...-them-hills-1.417506

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
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Big bucks for a 'year one' shekel:

www.jta.org/news/article/2012/03/11/3092...1-million-at-auction
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=54100

... here's a different spin:

palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=6541

The High Weald hoard of Roman coins is on display:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-17378763

Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n11.html

... and the one which will probably be out by the time I finish
this week's explorator (It's taking forever!):

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n12.html


Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/=======================...====================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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A Day in Pompeii:

www.dispatch.com/content/stories/travel/...ut-of-the-ashes.html

Antikythera Shipwreck:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section....html_128211190.html
greece.greekreporter.com/2012/03/06/nati...tikythera-shipwreck/

Inca Empire:

www.japantimes.co.jp/rss/fa20120315t1.html

Etruscans:

visnews-en.blogspot.ca/2012/03/vatican-m...s-contribute-to.html

Weimar Classicism:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=54224

Verbum Domini:



Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/09/arts/design/p...at-asia-society.html

Degas:

www.ajc.com/travel/degas-impressionism-s...ed-bare-1386540.html

Byzantium and Islam:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/arts/design/b...tion-at-the-met.html

Alexander the Great:

nine-to-five.whereilive.com.au/lifestyle...-to-sydney-museum-1/
www.abc.net.au/news/2012-03-09/alexander...9368/?site=newcastle
www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/sydney-ns...freuzi-1226295072363

The Getty returned a couple items to Greece:

usa.greekreporter.com/2012/03/11/getty-m...artifacts-to-greece/

The Deutsches Historisches Museum has to return some Nazi looted posters:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/ge...ers-seized-by-nazis/

Some interesting coverage of items available at the Maastricht thing:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/17/arts/17iht-melikian17.html

Some Old Masters auction 'advice':

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/arts/16iht-rartmelikian16.html

Assorted antiques/auction items of interest:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/arts/design/f...litiamans-sword.html

Coverage of Asia Week:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/arts/design/a...e-than-40-shows.html

Profile of one of the more prolific auction patrons:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/arts/16iht-rartjessop16.html

Plenty of museum items of interest:

www.nytimes.com/pages/arts/artsspecial/

Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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L'Apeggiata:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/arts/music/la...-at-zankel-hall.html

Francois Cuperin:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/12/arts/music/te...essons-for-lent.html

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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EARLY HUMANS
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Why our ancestors started walking around on two feet:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-reveals-anc...s-bipedal-power.html
uk.news.yahoo.com/team-sheds-light-uprig...lking-000212560.html

The importance of sediba:

www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=first-of-our-kind
io9.com/5894866/why-australopithecus-sed...evolutionary-history

They might know where the original Peking Man fossils are:

blogs.scientificamerican.com/observation...-peking-man-fossils/
newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/03...arking-lot-in-china/
www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/discovery/...r-car-park-1.1262480

Top ten hominid fantasy finds:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2012/0...minid-fantasy-finds/

Cooking turned humans into an invasive species?:

io9.com/5895119/how-cooking-turned-human...-an-invasive-species
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AFRICA
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On the DNA front, Madagascar was apparently founded by women (not
sure that's an accurate headline):

news.discovery.com/history/madagascar-women-120320.html
www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-indonesian-...adagascar-years.html
uk.news.yahoo.com/indonesian-eves-coloni...s-ago-004901696.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Combining assorted satellite methods has revealed a pile of sites in Syria:

www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?i...rs-lost-civilization
www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-archaeologi...ges-early-human.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17436400
www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/20/satel...t-human-settlements/
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0320/Sate...nt-human-settlements
www.sott.net/articles/show/243160-Satell...nt-human-settlements
www.livescience.com/19153-ancient-settle...ellites-surveys.html
www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/03/12/1115472109

A proposed redating of the Meidum cemetery:

en.naukawpolsce.pl/palio/html.run?_Insta...CheckSum=-1851997953

Plans to open six tombs on the Giza Plateau:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/37...at-Giza-Plateau.aspx

Earliest known horse bit turns up at Tel-Haror:

horsetalk.co.nz/2012/03/20/archaeologist...est-known-metal-bit/

The Israel MFA ponders Israel's greatest archaeological finds:

www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/IsraelExperience/Grea...rael-15-Mar-2012.htm

A reporter spent a week digging at KhirbetQeiyafa:

www.freep.com/article/20120318/FEATURES07/203180306/

Archaeologists return to Iraq:

www.npr.org/2012/03/23/149231682/-archaeologists-revisit-iraq
popular-archaeology.com/issue/march-2012...ourism-industry-grow

Pondering the purpose of some ancient figurines from Israel:

www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblic...dren%E2%80%99s-toys/

Pondering the question of the existence of Israel in ancient times:

www.salem-news.com/articles/march172012/ancient-israel-ae.php

Followup to Harvard's revival of an Egyptology program:

www.thecrimson.com/article/2012/3/23/egyptologist-manuelian/

A Bethesda woman returned a number of objects (prehistoric) to Saudi
Arabia:

www.gazette.net/article/20120321/NEWS/70...cts&template=gazette

Some followup opinions to the Oded Golan trial:

www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/...0325,0,2491331.story
www.bibleinterp.com/articles/fle368021.shtml
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-...x-relic-7567034.html

Latest TAU microarchaeology lab newsletter:

www.tau.ac.il/humanities/archaeology/LCM%20Mar%2012.pdf

Review of Joyce Tyldesley, *Tutankhamen*:

www.nj.com/entertainment/arts/index.ssf/...e_search_for_an.html

Review of Elaine Pagels, *Revelations*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/21/books/revelat...y-elaine-pagels.html

More on Gobelki Tepe as 'cosmopolitan centre':

www.livescience.com/19085-world-oldest-t...ools-pilgrimage.html

Egyptology News Blog:

egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

persepolistablets.blogspot.com/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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That diet-of-gladiators is making the rounds again from some
reason:

www.algemeiner.com/2012/03/23/did-gladia...e-kosher-laws-video/

Bronze Age settlement from Thasos (article in Greek):

www.tovima.gr/culture/article/?aid=449532#.T2r65p2iYpg.email

Back in the day, Greece apparently pondered buying back the
Elgin Marbles:

www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...e2437a64149a8832f.41

A fly-though of the latest version of Rome Reborn:

vimeo.com/32038695

Some photos from Hadrian's Villa:

www.huffingtonpost.com/erica-firpo/postc...riana_b_1363853.html

Boris Johnson spins the Olympic Torch origins story:

www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/91536...c-flame-history.html

James Romm ponders Alexander the Great's death:

www.historytoday.com/james-romm/who-killed-alexander-great

The Boston MFA acquires a huge statue of Juno:

online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240527023...279650134903754.html

More on returns to Greece from the Getty:

www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=54098

Review of A.M. Juster (trans), *The Elegies of Tibullus*:

www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/mar/25/tibullus-elegies-review

I think we mentioned these Roman burial urns from near
St Albans:

www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/9600246....red_in_Chippenham/r/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A survey reveals a cluster of cairns and sites in Caithness:

www.johnogroat-journal.co.uk/News/Survey...-cairns-20032012.htm
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-17463275

A 14th century silver seal found by a metal detectorist is garnering some
interest:

www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/Silver-Linc...05-detail/story.html

The Cutty Sark has reopened five years after that fire:

www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/mar/21/cutty-...n-silver-figureheads

Archaeologists have started excavating a mass grave which dates to
the Thirty Years' War near Lutzen:

www.thelocal.de/sci-tech/20120324-41541.html

Chemical analysis of some of Nelson's sailor's has been used
to reconstruct their diet:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-archaeologi...iet-nelson-navy.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-03/w-ard032312.php

On traditions helping folks in Medieval Iceland:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-conservatis...and-catastrophe.html
planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=1186

Plans to save the ruins of Quarr Abbey:

iwcp.co.uk/news/news/abbey-launches-community-plan-43587.aspx

Remains of some Franciscan monks (maybe) found during road
construction at St Andrews:

news.stv.tv/scotland/tayside/301295-fran...d-at-roadworks-site/

Venice is apparently still sinking:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120321172208.htm
www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-venice-hasnt.html
www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57401506/ci...-sinking-study-says/

The Viking Mice invasion:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-viking-journey-mice-men.html
www.slate.com/blogs/trending/2012/03/20/..._like_crazy_too.html

More on that early-Christian-buried-in-her-bed find:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/03...old-cross-cambridge/

Another 'sound effects' study, this time on a very old stone structure
from Malta:

popular-archaeology.com/issue/march-2012...mind-say-researchers

What lies beneath the Mound of Down:

www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-na...f-down-16132883.html

Building a monastery medieval-style:

www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,822375,00.html

Review of Ian Mortimer, *The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan
England*:

www.historytoday.com/blog/2012/03/time-t...-elizabethan-england

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Australia's megafauna were hunted to extinction according to
fecal evidence:

www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-austra...frea83-1226307827470
telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/5683...na0Bhtml/story01.htm
www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-hunters-cli...beasts-yearsago.html

A Buddha statue is the latest thing to get a CAT scan:

www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-innov...IQADq96TS_story.html

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Earliest trace of human presence in Ohio:

www.montrealgazette.com/technology/Butch...n/6332457/story.html
www.canada.com/Butchered+sloth+bone+lend...t/6332336/story.html

Settling the dispute over Drake's 1579 landfall in California:

www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_202...lorers-landing-place

Assorted interesting finds from Dritt Mansion:

www.ydr.com/history/ci_20215927/archeolo...nds-at-dritt-mansion

Finds from various periods from a dig at Luke Air Force
Base (Arizona):

www.dcmilitary.com/article/20120323/NEWS...rtifacts-at-luke-afb

Monitor v Virginia:

articles.boston.com/2012-03-11/metro/311...ace-of-naval-warfare

Some old trolley tracks turn up in Hendersonville:

www.blueridgenow.com/article/20120318/ARTICLES/120319790
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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That gold crown given to Queen Victoria might not have been
made by the Incas after all:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=54289

Latest theory on the demise of the Mayans:

news.yahoo.com/did-belief-gods-lead-mayan-demise-223407714.html
news.discovery.com/history/mayans-gods-120322.html

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Latest video news from the Archaeology Channel:

www.archaeologychannel.org/

The latest Shroud of Turin claim, just in time for Easter:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/916245...ction-of-Christ.html

One of my alma maters just acquired an interesting bit of equipment which
will be useful for archaeological research, I suspect:

www.thespec.com/news/local/article/69253...s-new-archeology-lab

A previously-unknown Mozart composition turns up in Austria:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17490070
www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/03/24/lost-mozart-work-found/

Latest in the Odyssey Marine thing (I thought this was already done):

cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2012/03/21/ac...32354607_623738.html

Famous sunken ancient cities:

www.ibtimes.com/articles/318530/20120323...ean-world-around.htm

Prominent French families are hurling accusations about a missing Monet:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/20/arts/design/p...a-missing-monet.html

Plans to resume the search for Amelia Earhart:

au.ibtimes.com/articles/316862/20120321/...-hillary-clinton.htm
news.discovery.com/history/amelia-earhar...-resumes-120320.html
news.discovery.com/history/a-small-broke...e-that-was-beat.html

More on the possible find of the Battle of Anghiari:

www.france24.com/en/20120312-art-experts...rence-italy-leonardo

Ancient folk apparently knew how to sustain a fishery:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-ancient-civ...-ways-fisheries.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-03/su-acr031612.php

On 'runner's high' and the evolution of exercise:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-runner-high-evolution.html

A (free) GIS webinar is coming up next week:

www.gisuser.com/content/view/26233/2/

Review of *The Papers of Thomas A. Edison*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/25/books/review/...-edisons-papers.html

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Belize:

www.thespec.com/living/travel/article/69...lone-with-prehistory

Arqua:

www.travelagentcentral.com/newscred?guid...5e433975619a24981dad

Jerusalem:

www.jpost.com/Travel/AroundIsrael/Article.aspx?id=262962

Baghdad:

edition.cnn.com/2012/03/20/world/meast/b...hitecture/index.html

Volubilis:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=54310
www.vcstar.com/news/2012/mar/20/bc-ml--t...remains-of-rome1462/
www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Morocco-s...tourists-3420978.php
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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Warnings of organized looting to come in Syria:

popular-archaeology.com/issue/march-2012...zed-looting-in-syria

Another antiquities dealer gets his comeuppance:

agourahills.patch.com/articles/antiquiti...-in-indian-artifacts

A pair of diggers arrested for digging into some Native American mounds:

www.sunherald.com/2012/03/19/3827306/2-a...ing-into-indian.html

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
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A huge Roman hoard from Bath:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/...covered-in-Bath.html
www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/318404/201203...tain-beau-street.htm
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-17480016
news.discovery.com/history/roman-coins-120323.html
au.ibtimes.com/articles/318404/20120323/...tain-beau-street.htm
content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadl...-work-site-in-bath/1
www.upi.com/Science_News/2012/03/23/Hoar.../UPI-80201332520356/

Big bucks for an Augustus Aureus:

news.coinupdate.com/gold-aureus-of-famed...peror-augustus-1277/

A hoard of 300 years b.p. Indian gold coins from near Sandur:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/300-ye...cleshow/12396234.cms

More on that 'Year One' shekel sale:

www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=54100

Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n12.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n13.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/

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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Hajj:

www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathan...ilgrimage-propaganda

Alexander the Great:

wentworth-courier.whereilive.com.au/life...he-great-exhibition/

Klimt:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/23/arts/design/n...klimts-birthday.html

The Louvre has put DaVinci's Saint Anne on display:

www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/03/23/louvre-un...is-last-masterpiece/

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/18/nyregion/a-re...yale-university.html

A couple of interesting exhibitions at Yale:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/23/arts/design/m...espeare-at-yale.html

Top ten (by attendance) museums:

www.agi.it/english-version/people/elenco...m_in_world_s_top_ten

Some observations from the European Fine Art Fair:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/24/arts/24iht-melikian24.html

Goings-ons at the Motown Historical Museum:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/23/arts/design/m...lm-on-lynd-ward.html

Economy problems are affecting all sorts of arts-related programs in Europe:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/25/world/europe/...groups.html?ref=arts

Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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The Thomanerchor of Leipzig celebrates its 800th birthday:

www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/mar/21/old...800-year-anniversary
www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/03/21/worlds-ol...-singing-in-harmony/

Notre Dame:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/21/arts/music/no...t-carnegie-hall.html

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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OBITUARIES
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Brian Shefton:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/cult...r-Brian-Shefton.html
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PODCASTS
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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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