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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, David Critchley, A Landraeu
Diana Wright, Donna Hurst, Edward Rockstein, Rick Heli, Laval Hunsucker,
Hernan Astudillo, Kurt Theis, Wendy van Duivenvoorde,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Richard Campbell,
Richard C. Griffiths,Bob Heuman, and Ross W. Sargent for headses
upses this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).

Thanks to all for your patience in regards to not getting an
issue last week -- I came under a major virus (of the computer
variety) attack while 'on the road' and felt it better to shut
down than continue. My computer is (in theory) clean now, so
we present to you a double issue. I don't think any of the links
which would have been in last week's issue have expired yet, but
it's always a possiblity.

... and a special thanks to all the well-wishers who passed along
notes during these travails ...

... and last, but not least, Happy Passover and/or Happy Easter if
you are celebrating/have celebrated same this weekend.


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EARLY HUMANS
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Lucy had cousins in the neighbourhood it seems:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/12...cus-trees-evolution/
www.theregister.co.uk/2012/03/29/new_homninin_found/
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17533826
www.tgdaily.com/general-sciences-feature...iving-alongside-lucy
blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2012/0...d-to-lucys-neighbor/
www.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/science/afric...lived-with-lucy.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2121975...llion-years-ago.html
news.yahoo.com/foot-shows-prehuman-walke...-lucy-172512927.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-03/cmon-dof032812.php
www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-lucy-cousin...ery-foot-fossil.html
www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/mar/28/f...-trees?newsfeed=true
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46882487/ns/technol...and_science-science/

Hominids may have been using fire a million years ago:

www.thestar.com/news/world/article/11570...-a-million-years-ago
www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2...d-technology/255455/
blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2012/0...ple-of-hominid-fire/
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0403/Were...-a-million-years-ago
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17598738
www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/apr/02/s...n-evolution-question
www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-fire...0403,0,5516323.story
www.physorg.com/news/2012-04-human-ances...s-archaeologist.html
news.yahoo.com/study-ancestors-used-fire...s-ago-190741815.html
www.theregister.co.uk/2012/04/03/humans_...a_million_years_ago/
online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240527023...=WSJ_hp_mostpop_read

Interesting well-preserved woolly mammath carcass from Siberia shows both
animal predation and human use:

phys.org/news/2012-04-mammoth-siberia-early-lions.html
www.bbc.co.uk/nature/17525070
news.discovery.com/animals/woolly-mammoth-yuka-120404.html

How (why?) homo sapiens became so successful, evolution-wise:

www.npr.org/2012/04/06/150123937/how-hom...asters-of-the-planet

Feature on Piltdown Man:

blogs.scientificamerican.com/history-of-...ites-history-of-man/

More on Neanderthals being almost extinct in Europe by the
time humans arrived:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ng-DNA-evidence.html
news.discovery.com/history/neanderthals-...t-humans-120329.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46894761/ns/technol...and_science-science/
www.sott.net/articles/show/243543-Neande...efore-Humans-Arrived
phys.org/news/2012-03-european-neandertals-extinct-humans.html

More on the location of Peking Man:

english.peopledaily.com.cn/90782/7768484.html
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AFRICA
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The annual concern for heritage in Timbuktu:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-17596831
www.elpais.com/iphone/index.php?module=i...0403elpnepint_15.Tes

Suggestion that Europeans headed to Africa to weather out
the Ice Ages:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-genetic-unr...t-links-african.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...w-genetic-study.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A pink granite sarcophagus from Egypt:

www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Arts/Mar/16...t.ashx#axzz1qWMxEwz3

Plans to dig at Tel Achziv:

popular-archaeology.com/issue/march-2012...phoenician-port-city

El Hibeh continues to be an area of concern:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/37...ts-ElHibeh-site.aspx

A mummy in Albany will be getting the CT Scan thing:

www.benningtonbanner.com/local/ci_203045...ummies-rsquo-secrets
www.troyrecord.com/articles/2012/04/01/n...f610359162125808.txt

... and one from a Cornish museum got the treatment:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-17513748

UNESCO is worried about Syrian antiquities:

www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east...IQAUVZnlS_story.html
blogs.nature.com/news/2012/03/syrian-anc...es-under-threat.html

... and apparently for good reason:

www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/2012/Ap...gical-treasures.ashx

Cyprus and Israel are working on a database for archaeology:

www.financialmirror.com/news-details.php?nid=26059
famagusta-gazette.com/cyprus-and-israel-...eology-p14999-69.htm

Interesting Lod Mosaic followup:

www.haaretz.com/print-edition/features/1.422037


Politics and the City of David excavations:

www.haaretz.com/weekend/magazine/in-jeru...ever-absent-1.421448

cf: www.jpost.com/Travel/AroundIsrael/Article.aspx?id=264005

... and this week:

www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=264714
www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=263430

Studying ancient Egyptian cotton:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120402093938.htm
www.physorg.com/news/2012-04-ancient-egy...unveils-secrets.html

An unusually massive bit of coverage for the recovery of a pair of Egyptian
coffin lids in Israel:

www.haaretz.com/news/national/ahead-of-p...gypt-coffin-1.422344
www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=264615
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/154454
www.antiquities.org.il/about_eng.asp?Modul_id=14
www.timesofisrael.com/smuggled-ancient-e...salem-old-city-shop/
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/38...vers-seized-in-.aspx
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALe...48b095fd38ffaf98fb90

... and there was a recovery of Egyptian antiquities in Belgium as well:

weekly.ahram.org.eg/2012/1092/eg3.htm
bikyamasr.com/64658/egypt-restores-80-re...lowing-court-ruling/

Ronny Reich talks about the Oded Golan thing:

www.haaretz.com/weekend/magazine/faking-it-1.421463


Another interviewish thing with Oded Golan:

www.express.co.uk/features/view/313400/W...sus-s-brother%20?%3E

... and I can't remember if I mentioned this one:

www.haaretz.com/weekend/week-s-end/israe...s-acquittal-1.421645

Pondering ownership of Nefertiti and the Rosetta Stone:

weekly.ahram.org.eg/2012/1092/he1.htm

Pondering haggadah differences:

www.haaretz.com/weekend/anglo-file/1.421627

... and a feature on the Wolf Haggadah:

www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=3690

Zahi Hawass is facing more charges:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/38...s-faces-charges.aspx
www.galleristny.com/2012/04/zahi-hawass-...es-charges-in-egypt/


Hype for that upcoming Tabor/Jacobovici Talpiot tomb thing:

www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/e...AunhQyS_gallery.html
www.jta.org/news/article/2012/04/04/3092...ence-to-resurrection

... which sparked this:

www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2012/aprilw...logy-jesus-tomb.html

Moses was apparently a Muslim:

palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=6716

Review of Elaine Pagels *Revelations*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/04/08/books/review/...y-elaine-pagels.html
religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/31/four-b...on/comment-page-116/
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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The Romans had celebrity recruiters for their army, apparently:

news.discovery.com/history/roman-martial-arts-celeb-120330.html
www.livescience.com/19354-martial-artist...ient-roman-army.html

A sanctuary of Asklepios:

www.asianage.com/newsmakers/greeks-find-...ealing-sanctuary-492

A Hellenistic/Roman cemetery from Thessaloniki:

www.athensnews.gr/portal/1/54479

The first floor of the Stoa of Attalos has opened to the public:

ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite4_1_26/03/2012_434797

A big Juno is revealed in Boston:

bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/04/06/mfa-unv...jhMt9Pc6L/story.html

Ten best emperors?:

www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/apr/06/joh...an-ten-best-emperors

Some Roman-era finds from Sozopol:

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=138127

A Kore turned up in a goat pen in Greece:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=54454
www.thestate.com/2012/03/28/2211416/gree...ecovers-ancient.html
www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/28/gre...tatue-found-goat-pen
www.newser.com/article/d9tpim7g2/ancient...ooters-arrested.html
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...f39750504c09e57e.a21

... and later turned out to be a forgery:

www.boston.com/news/world/europe/article..._declared_a_forgery/
www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_w..._1_03/04/2012_436280
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17596144


Rome doesn't want those faux gladiators messing with tourists,
it seems:

www.npr.org/2012/03/30/149674933/rome-dr...hotogenic-gladiators
latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/...-rome-colosseum.html
news.discovery.com/history/gladiators-colosseum-120404.html

... that was last week; this week, the gladiators turned to protest:

www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/world...tors-climb-Colosseum
www.kansascity.com/2012/04/07/3541242/an...climb-colosseum.html
www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/10184132
www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/roma...IQAWFag1S_story.html

Archaeology is Greece's 'Achilles heel' right now, it seems:

www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_w..._1_05/04/2012_436567
www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/2012/Ap...stricken-greece.ashx
www.abs-cbnnews.com/business/04/06/12/am...reeces-achilles-heel

... and Pompeii is getting an infusion of cash:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17634115

... and Italy has plans for other sites:

www.nytimes.com/2012/04/06/world/europe/...rime-at-pompeii.html

Feature on sword and sandal flicks:

news.moviefone.com/jason-apuzzo/hail-cae...od-ba_b_1401721.html

... in a similar vein:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepictu...sical-mythology.html

Mary Beard's day:

www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Business/Workin...y-Beard-03042012.htm

... and she was playing with the Sortes Vergilianae:

timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/2012/0...tes-virgilianae.html

Are the Elgin Marbles special?:

www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/apr...n-marbles-so-special

... while Stephen Fry advocates for their return:

www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/apr...elgin-marbles-greece

The charioteer of Mozia is coming to London:

www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Divinel...omes-to-London/26280

Interview with Madeline Miller:

tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/06/s...a-t-madeline-miller/

What Robert Woolverton is up to:

nems360.com/pages/full_story/push?articl..._stories_left_column

Latest Ancient Art podcast is on te Apollo Sauroktonos:



Dalhousie's version of the Pythian Games:

www.dal.ca/news/2012/03/20/a-classical-e...e-pythian-games.html

Review of Jennifer T. Roberts, *Herodotus*:

www.tnr.com/book/review/herodotus-very-s...ion-jennifer-roberts

Review of *Song of Achilles*:

www.cbsnews.com/8301-504367_162-57406364...-by-madeline-miller/
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 bones of folks who sank with the Mary Rose are being examined:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-17536851

Finds dating back to the 12th century from a housing development site
in Eynsham:

www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/9631914.Villag...ory_revealed_in_dig/

Bones discovered a few years ago at a St John's College site might
belong to Viking raiders rather than massacred Danes:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-17595823

Summer wasn't the best time to be a Tudor, apparently:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-17601616

A Bronze Age gold torq from a Northern Ireland bog:

www.thestar.com/news/world/article/11543...-in-northern-ireland
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17561882

Possible remains of western Europe's oldest stringed
instrument from a cave on Skye:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-17537147
www.sott.net/articles/show/243534-Archae...nt-find-in-Skye-cave

Feature on assorted finds from assorted periods in Koln:

www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,824797,00.html

Bronze Age artifacts from Wiltshire are going on display:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-17553249

Theory (not new, surely) that Gardom Edge monolith was some sort of
calendrical device:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-evidence-st...ith-gardom-edge.html
www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/03/neolithic-monolith-sundial/
www.space.com/15050-ancient-monolith-astronomical-marker.html
news.discovery.com/history/monolith-astr....html#mkcpgn=rssnws1

Concerns for a collection of Wellington memorabilia:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/artsales...llington-legacy.html

Funds for Lincoln Castle:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-17541084

Some 18th century bone telescopes from Amsterdam:

news.yahoo.com/18th-century-bone-telesco...erdam-222407366.html

A possible Saxon church find:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/apr/05/y...haeology-saxon-finds

Beer and bling in Iron Age Europe:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120319163710.htm

I think we mentioned the recovery of these Byzantine frescoes from Cyprus:

www.cyprus-mail.com/byzantine-frescoes/s...ir-new-home/20120328

Hype for a television program about the merits of various antiquities
found in the UK:

www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/mar/26/tv-...-archaeological-find

France and Bulgaria are working together at Sozopol:

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=137865

Review(ish) of Richard Davies, *Wooden Churches - Travelling in the Russian
North*:

www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/alexande...oned-wooden-churches

Review of Peter McPhee, *Robespierre*:

www.tnr.com/book/review/robespierre-revo...ry-life-peter-mcphee
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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'Stone Age' remains on Taiwan may help understand the peopling
of the Pacific:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-04-taiwan-pacific-settlers.html
uk.news.yahoo.com/taiwan-may-throw-light...tlers-051712139.html

On the DNA front, Afghans are apparently genetically unique:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-afghans-uni...ic-heritage-dna.html

Searching for Black Jack:

au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/newshome/1...f-pirate-black-jack/

Remains of a 12th century shipwreck off Indonesia:

www.antaranews.com/en/news/80111/french-...th-century-shipwreck

Feature on Pitcairn Island:

newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/03...a-lost-civilization/

Buddhist antiquities from Peruvaje:

www.bellevision.com/belle/index.php?action=topnews&type=3711

Controversy over a Khmer statue at Sotheby's:

www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et...0406,0,7358592.story
artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/05/so...of-cambodian-statue/
www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la...0405,0,1254428.story
www.nytimes.com/2012/04/05/arts/design/a...d-from-sothebys.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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Rethinking the casualty count in the Civil War:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17604991

A 19th century shipwreck in Lake Michigan near Grand Haven:

www.detroitnews.com/article/20120406/MET...ner-near-Grand-Haven
www.npr.org/local/stories/Michigan-Radio/150143600
www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/local/ottawa_cou...und-near-grand-haven
www.washingtonpost.com/national/shipwrec...IQAuLZ1zS_story.html

Feature on three centuries of scandal in New York City:

nymag.com/news/features/scandals/

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Very old animal mounds from Peru:

www.livescience.com/19372-animal-mounds-peru-nazca.html
www.antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/benfer329/
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/article00239.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-03/uom-ram032912.php
www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-rare-animal...ped-mounds-peru.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120329112209.htm

Burials from Cholula with artifacts from various periods:

www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/247-...ula-de-hace-800-anos

A Moche altar from Peru:

latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2012...fices-found-in-peru/
elcomercio.pe/peru/1396516/noticia-descu...umanos-cultura-moche

Scientists have confirmed the source of Maya Blue (didn't we hear of
this a while ago?):

www.physorg.com/news/2012-04-discovery-e...an-sources-maya.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-04/fm-dot040212.php
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...lue-source-confirmed

Penn Museum posted a video of Loa Traxler's talk on Maya human
sacrifice:



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 the Archaeology Channel:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews25mar12.mp3 (last
week's)
www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews1apr12.mp3

A call for 'standards' when determining whether bones are marked by tools
or animals:

phys.org/news/2012-04-analytical-standards-pliocene-bones.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-04/iu-asn040412.php

More on that Napoleon theme park:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17397172

Newton's life as a KML thing (never seen one of these myself):

www.theregister.co.uk/2012/03/26/sir_isaac_newtown_kml/

'Interesting' eighteenth century map of northern Europe:

io9.com/5899754/a-1793-map-of-england-fi...revolutionary-france

Medieval warming was global, according to the latest study:

www.theregister.co.uk/2012/03/23/warm_pe...ttle_ice_age_global/

The genetics of Van Gogh's sunflowers:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-scientists-...tation-depicted.html
www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/03/sunflower-mutants-van-gogh/

The Louvre revealed its restoration of DaVinci's St Anne:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news...work-Saint-Anne.html
artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/28/co...n-major-louvre-show/

Pondering Botticelli's Birth of Venus:

www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathan...nus-ancient-religion

A study for Cezanne's Card Players series has turned up:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/27/arts/design/a...le-by-christies.html


They've confirmed Rembrandt's Old Rabbi is one of a pair:

www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/mar...inting-authenticated

If it's Easter, there has to be something on the Shroud in the news:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2121149...d-NOT-rise-dead.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/05/shroud...anity_n_1405565.html
www.livescience.com/19522-shroud-turin-spread-christianity.html

... but rather new to the season is the Vatican and Israel arguing over he
site of the
Last Supper:

www.npr.org/2012/04/05/150016572/vatican...ted-last-supper-site

The story of English in a hundred words (reviewish):

www.npr.org/2012/04/02/149849559/linguis...english-in-100-words

Pondering Macchiavelli (two parts):

www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/...ince-power-good-evil
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/...anism-history-prince

Did lead poisoning kill Handel?:

galvestondailynews.com/story/303958

Interesting study of Bedouin animal sacrifice rituals:

www.sbwire.com/press-releases/bedouin-an...l-remains-133733.htm

All cattle can be traced back -- dna wise -- to a herd in Iran some 10 500
years b.p.:

phys.org/news/2012-03-dna-cattle-small-herd-domesticated.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-03/ucl-dtc032712.php


On why temperature affects the taste of things for us humans:

www.livescience.com/19288-room-temperature-coffee-taste.html

Rethinking the Neolithic Revolution:

phys.org/news/2012-03-foraging-farming-year-revolution.html

High tech photography may have revealed Shakespeare's signature:

news.discovery.com/history/shakespeare-s...ure-tech-120403.html
arstechnica.com/science/news/2012/04/50-...speare-signature.ars

Feature on execution in the Ottoman Empire:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/history/2012/03...res-life-death-race/

The Earths' wobble may have ended the last Ice Age:

www.npr.org/2012/04/05/150000446/shake-i...y-have-ended-ice-age


Feature on finding sites with Google Earth:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...mains-from-my-office

... which seems related to this:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17436400

Ten 'most sacred' spots:

www.foxnews.com/travel/2012/04/08/10-mos...cred-spots-on-earth/

The National Archives found some Nazi loot:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/27/na...-looted-art-volumes/

Review of Paul B. Israel et al (eds.), *The Papers of Thomas A. Edison*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/25/books/review/...-edisons-papers.html

Review of Tom Holland, *In the Shadow of the Sword*:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/histor...-Holland-review.html
www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/mar/30/fal...an-empire-rise-islam
www.spectator.co.uk/books/blog/7765973/i...igins-of-islam.thtml

Review of Kathryn Harrison, *Enchantments*:

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/...03/25/RVTP1NNMT6.DTL

Review of Jennifer duBois, *A Partial History of Lost Causes* (fiction):

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/...03/25/RV131N66H2.DTL

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Semi-touristy thing on Empuries:

eu.greekreporter.com/2012/03/29/empuries...greek-town-of-spain/

Turkey:

www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2012/mar/23/tu...usual-tourist-sights
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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 Belgian art dealer convicted of smuggling has died while under
house arrest in Beijing:

www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacifi...IQAHLvlkS_story.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17561107

Major theft of some Chinese artifacts from Durham University's
Oriental Museum:

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/...i024255D32.DTL&tsp=1
www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/brit...IQAYSYM1S_story.html

China and Mexico are cooperating in regards to dealing with smuggling:

www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=488759&CategoryId=14091

A purloined sarcophagus from Turkey turns up in Switzerland:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/swiss-customs-...=16998&NewsCatID=375

Vandalism at Priddy Circles:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-17614600

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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Roman coins from Ripley:

www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/Treasure-hunt...08-detail/story.html

Roman coins from Bath:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-17480016
www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/27/hoard...ns-found-in-england/

Celtic hoard from Switzerland:

bazonline.ch/basel/gemeinden/Archaeologe...ry/24533898(Germany)

Latest eSylums:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n13.html (Mar 25)
www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n14.html (April 1)
www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n15.html (later today)

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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I think every local paper mentioned something about Google's Art Project, so
it's easier just to link to the project itself:

www.googleartproject.com/

Egyptian Antiquities at Dartmouth:

thedartmouth.com/2012/04/02/arts/egypt

Utopian Impulse:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/30/arts/design/r...rancisco-museum.html

Colorful Realm:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/30/arts/design/c...ational-gallery.html

Faux Real:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/30/pr...h-his-name-attached/

Aphrodite and the Gods of Love:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=54445
usa.greekreporter.com/2012/04/01/aphrodi...-getty-villa-museum/
latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/...the-getty-villa.html

Rembrandt at Work:

www.nytimes.com/2012/04/06/arts/design/r...opolitan-museum.html

Nuestra Senora de Begona:

www.theindychannel.com/news/30825272/detail.html

Zucker Holy Land Travel Manuscript (can't decide where to put this one):

sceti.library.upenn.edu/zucker/
sceti.library.upenn.edu/zucker/intro.cfm
sceti.library.upenn.edu/zucker/pages/ind...n=1&level=3&rotate=0 (online
version)

8000 years b.p. footprints:

www.todayszaman.com/news-276108-8000-yea...istanbul-museum.html
sceti.library.upenn.edu/zucker/mapplan.cfm (maps)

Turkey's asking a number of US museums to return things they believed
were illegally excavated:

www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et...0331,0,4673943.story
www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archi...m-of-arts-collection
artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/02/tu...ties-in-u-s-museums/

A judge has ruled the SLAM can keep its mummy mask:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=54592

Major stamp collection coming to auction:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/nyregion/frel...goes-to-auction.html

Drouot art sale:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/31/arts/31iht-melikian31.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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New season of Game of Thrones:

tv.nytimes.com/2012/03/30/arts/televisio...-thrones-on-hbo.html

Deidamia:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/28/arts/28iht-loomis28.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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Ross Kilpatrick:

www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/fr...ests/article2381034/

Hilton Kramer:

www.nytimes.com/2012/03/28/arts/design/h...nism-dies-at-84.html
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www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

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www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Diana Wright, Donna Hurst,
Edward Rockstein, Rick Heli, Hernan Astudillo, Ole A. Imsen,
Brad Leppert, George York, Kurt Theis, Adrian Murdoch, Bob Heuman,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Richard Campbell,
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week (as always hoping I have left no one out).

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EARLY HUMANS
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Still arguing about Mrs Ples:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2012/0...-an-identity-crisis/

Pondering the origins of music:

www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archiv...invent-music/255945/

Meat eating was apparently good for early humans:

phys.org/news/2012-04-meat-earlier-weaning-humans-globe.html

What chimpanzee ground nests tell us about early humans:

phys.org/news/2012-04-chimpanzee-ground-...cestors-descent.html
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AFRICA
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Austria returned some human remains to South Africa:

phys.org/news/2012-04-austria-safrican-indigenous-people.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A clumsy visiting Egyptologist found some missing bits
of the Book of the Dead in Australia:

www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/anci...-20120420-1xc5l.html
uk.news.yahoo.com/rare-egyptian-scrolls-...ction-065458457.html
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...8d41b90874111367.641
www.news.com.au/entertainment/books/its-...9412vp-1226334861179
phys.org/news/2012-04-rare-egyptian-scrolls-australian.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ml?ito=feeds-newsxml

Quarrying near Aswan threatens petroglyphs:

www.egyptindependent.com/news/quarrying-...paleolithic-rock-art

A scarab find in Jerusalem:

www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=3847

Recent finds at Gath:

gath.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/some-nice-...on-i-and-lb-pottery/

A preliminary report from Khirbat Qeiyafa (Elah Fortress):

www.hadashot-esi.org.il/report_detail_eng.asp?id=1989

Plans to restore La Description de l’Egypte:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/39...-to-be-restored.aspx

Qatar and the DAI have a new agreement:

www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.a...e_id=57&parent_id=56

The latest ‘turn’ in the ‘Jonah ossuary’ claim:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-04/uonc-hia041812.php
phys.org/news/2012-04-hebrew-inscription...ristian-ancient.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47117296/ns/technol...and_science-science/
www.livescience.com/19806-hebrew-inscription-jonah-ossuary.html

… and the reaction:

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47124510/ns/technol...and_science-science/
www.livescience.com/19830-christian-ossu...andom-squiggles.html

Studying Jewish DNA:

chronicle.com/article/The-Chosen-Genes/131481/

Feature on Adam Zertal and his work over the past decades:

www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=3848

OpEd on Turkey’s recent demand for item returns:

www.eurasianet.org/node/65272

Pondering the ‘demise’ of Biblical minimalism:

www.bib-arch.org/scholars-study/minimalist-response.asp

… and the Qeiyafa Ostracon:

www.bib-arch.org/bar/article.asp?PubID=B...=04&Page=1&UserID=0&

A bill currently in front of the Knesset would put ex soldiers on
archaeological
digs:

www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4216024,00.html

Feature (in French) on conservation efforts at Minet el Hosn:

libnanews.com/2012/04/02/les-archeologue...r-a-tout-prix-video/

Review(ish) thing of the latest volume of Eretz Israel:

www.jpost.com/Headlines/Article.aspx?id=264823

More coverage of the outcome of the Oded Golan trial:

www.jta.org/news/article/2012/04/20/3093...ptions-werent-forged
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Plenty of coverage over a claim of an identification of a statue as
being a female gladiator/gladiatrix:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/04...cience-ancient-rome/
www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/04/18/rare-...ss-female-gladiator/
www.livescience.com/19729-female-gladiator-statue-rome.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47088229/ns/technol...and_science-science/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...nt-defeated-foe.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/18/rare-b...f-top_n_1435121.html
news.yahoo.com/rare-ancient-statue-depic...iator-112408435.html

… but cf:

Very interesting find of what appears to be a statue of Cleopatra’s
twin kiddies:

news.discovery.com/history/cleopatras-twin-babies-120420.html
www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubriche/english...a-twins_6752091.html
www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...a-twins_6752119.html

Some more of the Palladion was unearthed in Athens:

greece.greekreporter.com/2012/04/17/anci...urt-found-in-athens/

Archaeologists are seeking a halt to church construction until
a Roman fort can be checked out in Yorkshire:

www.ilkleygazette.co.uk/news/news_local/...on_church_site_plan/

Moles are digging up Roman artifacts at Epiacum:

www.journallive.co.uk/north-east-news/to...oles-61634-30806040/

Confirmation (of sorts) of a tsunami hitting Potidaea in 479 B.C.:

phys.org/news/2012-04-ancient-greek-tsunami.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47107517/ns/technol...and_science-science/
www.ouramazingplanet.com/2787-ancient-wave-real-tsunami.html

Nice feature on a Roman military diploma at the
Israel Museum:

www.timesofisrael.com/in-a-bronze-inscri...nant-of-roman-might/

CWR University celebrated Vergil Week:

cwru-daily.com/news/?p=7017

There was a marathon reading of the Iliad at Bowdoin:
www.bowdoin.edu/news/archives/1bowdoincampus/009408.shtml

Honours for Judith Lynn Sebesta:

www.yankton.net/articles/2012/04/19/comm...110d4f4875774233.txt

Mary Beard had a big presence this week … being interviewed:

www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/apr/21/pro...d-saturday-interview

… writing about ‘pushy parents’ in ancient Rome:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17701080

… and Rome’s desperate housewives or lack thereof:

www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-21330...st-like-x-rated.html

… and her favourite parts of Rome:

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/...n-a-modern-city.html

… and there were reviews of her ‘Meet the Romans’:

www.shropshirestar.com/entertainment/tel...ary-beard-tv-review/
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/9...-BBC-Two-review.html

The Greek kiln at UA was fired up again:

www.tucsonsentinel.com/arts/report/04191...cient-greek-pottery/

I think we mentioned Daniel Mendelsohn and his father’s ‘odyssey’ trip last
week:

www.npr.org/2012/04/15/150629440/a-fathe...ast-odyssey-together

Some town in Turkey has actually trademarked Veni, Vidi, Vici:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/veni-vidi-vici...=18472&NewsCatID=341

*The Swerve* won a Pulitzer:

www.newsday.com/entertainment/books/puli...tion-award-1.3664641
www.pulitzer.org/citation/2012-General-Nonfiction
www.seattlepi.com/news/article/No-fictio...35-years-3485760.php
www.thecrimson.com/article/2012/4/17/pulitzer-greenblatt-2012/

Hype for the Homer Encyclopedia;

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-04/afot-fhe041712.php

We’re hearing about Roman theme parks again:

www.ottawacitizen.com/life/million+ancie...e/6488881/story.html
www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.a...e_id=36&parent_id=16

The Olympias won’t be at the Olympics (so far):

www.ft.com/cms/s/0/6d3c20c6-8980-11e1-85...a.html#axzz1sQPJjsGT

Feature on the Romosexuality conference:

www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp...storycode=419679&c=1

Review of Christian Cameron, *God of War* [novel]:

www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/books/...eron/article2403728/

Review of Susan Allen, *Classical Spies*:

www.athensnews.gr/issue/13491/54859

Review(ish) of Rebecca Jones, *Roman Camps in Scotland*:

www.scotsman.com/news/arts/a-new-book-ch...the-romans-1-2236252
www.berwickshirenews.co.uk/news/local-he...d-conquest-1-2227947

More on revolting gladiators:

www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/ap...n-arms?newsfeed=true

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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Arguing about Ale’s Stones (Sweden):

www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/04/19/swedi...ucture-spurs-debate/

Excavating one of the earliest farming sites in Europe (Albania):

phys.org/news/2012-04-uc-reveals-earliest-farming-sites.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120416113013.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-04/uoc-rro041612.php

The acoustics of Stonehenge:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-17754949

Time Team finds assorted items from assorted
periods at a site in Cardiff:

www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/20...4/21/91466-30804706/

They’re excavating the 16th century defenses of Leith:

www.scotsman.com/news/arts/ancient-defen...-unearthed-1-2245552

A medieval grave of an abbot at Furness Abbey turns out
to be rather more interesting than expected:

www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/apr/19/f...grave-medieval-abbot

A metal detectorist found a bronze age axe handle in
Flintshire:

www.dailypost.co.uk/news/need_to_read/20...ddyn-55578-30798988/
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-17767303
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...cumbria-7657875.html

Plans to put a 13th century shipwreck (or two) in a ‘metal cave’ to
protect it:

greece.greekreporter.com/2012/04/19/ship...-from-natural-decay/

Video feature on the Cornish Bronze Age Boat project
and the Nebra Sky disk:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-17775009

Neil MacGregor talks about Henry V’s armour:



A Bronze Age necklace has returned to Cornwall:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-17745523

The British Library has purchased the St Cuthbert Gospel:

www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/apr/17/bri...-library-buys-gospel
www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17732310

An Anglo-Saxon collection/’haul’ wins an award:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-17752500

Seeking to bring a Viking horde back to Furness:

www.nwemail.co.uk/news/appeal-launched-t...47?referrerPath=home

Britain destroyed records of assorted Colonial crimes, but
some survived:

www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/04/17/britain-d.../#.T47Dc-FO1Xo.email

Checking out the DNA of the Scots (spin is slightly different
in these):

www.scotsman.com/news/arts/scotland-s-dn...o-napoleon-1-2238030
www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/co...-Prince-Charlie.html

Italy is going the sponsorship route to save cultural treasures:

www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,828256,00.html

Damage to Priddy Stone Circle:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-17771005

More on the Trefael Stone:

phys.org/news/2012-04-archaeologists-rew...y-trefael-stone.html

More on Oxford Viking skeletons:

phys.org/news/2012-04-skeletons-oxford-1...-viking-raiders.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Harappan remains in Gujarat:

www.bernama.com/bernama/v6/newsindex.php?id=659549

4000 years b.p. ‘cliff drawings’ from China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous
Region:

news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2012-04/22/c_131543881.htm

Excavating some 9th century Buddhist artifacts from a village
in Cuttack district:

expressbuzz.com/states/orissa/historians...t-relics/384060.html

Arguing about surveying/investigating Adam’s Bridge have resumed:

www.telegraphindia.com/1120419/jsp/natio...818.jsp#.T5PsZtl52RJ

An 1800 years b.p. ‘tomb cluster’ from Jiangxi:

www.mysinchew.com/node/72603


I think we mentioned this 3000 Buddha find last week … here are
some photos:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/04...china-world-science/

More on Chinese surnames:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120413101115.htm

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 possible pre-Clovis site at Lamb Springs near Denver:

www.denverpost.com/entertainment/ci_2038...ewrite-human-history

Possible evidence of early ritual at the Crowfield site (near Strathroy):

www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science...te-early-ritual.html
ohio-archaeology.blogspot.ca/2012/04/pal...dian-ceremonies.html

Brown University has discovered a rare print by Paul Revere:

www.npr.org/2012/04/15/150630478/lost-an...e-print-rediscovered

Wondering whether a stovepipe hat really belonged to Lincoln:

www.suntimes.com/news/metro/11867891-418...ly-abe-lincolns.html

OpEddish thing on the ongoing question of ownership of Native American
bones:

www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=who-owns-the-past

Review of Richard Zacks, *Island of Vice*:

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/...04/08/RV061N885D.DTL
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Burial of a Sican princess at at the Chotuna-Chornancap site:

www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/notitas...found-in-peru/15191/

Pondering whether Naymlap was a real person:

today.ucla.edu/portal/ut/archaeologist-s...validate-230460.aspx

Feature on Haiti’s Sans-Souci Palace:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-17567230

Penn Museum video in which Dr Loa Traxler talks about
tunnels at Copan:



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 the Archaeology Channel:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews8apr12.mp3

Archaeonews podcast:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...aeo-news-podcast-209

This month’s video news from the Archaeology Channel:

www.archaeologychannel.org/

The fish that almost sank Isaac Newton:

phys.org/news/2012-04-revealed-fish-sank-isaac-newton.html
uk.news.yahoo.com/revealed-fish-nearly-s...ewton-220835477.html

Studying human tissue to figure out epidemics of the past:

www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-s...IQA2MCEMT_story.html

Looking at the dirt on medieval books:

uk.news.yahoo.com/technique-offers-window-past-113720092.html

Tracing one’s ancestry back to the Stone Age:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17527318

Feature on the guy-who-owns-Hobby-Lobby’s massive collection of
Bible-related artifacts:

www.foxnews.com/us/2012/04/13/hobby-shop...ion-bible-artifacts/

A Nazi-looted painting was returned to the heirs of its owner:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17765218

Nice Nature Video on DaVinci’s anatomical drawings in Windsor Castle:



The ‘Stuff You Missed in History Class’ folks ponder who the real
Indiana Jones was:

podcasts.howstuffworks.com/hsw/podcasts/...al-indiana-jones.mp3

More Pulitzer Prize stuff:

www.nytimes.com/2012/04/17/arts/2012-pul...drama-and-music.html

Latest on the did-Marco-Polo-really-go-to-China thing:

www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=119306&CultureCode=en

Review(ish) of Tom Holland, *In the Shadow of the Sword*:

blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/edwest/100151...-the-birth-of-islam/

Review of David Crystal, *The Story of English in 100 Words*:

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/...04/08/RV1N1NSPRJ.DTL

Review of Sadakat Kadri, *Heaven on Earth*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/04/17/books/heaven-...y-sadakat-kadri.html

More on Darwin’s daughter’s diary:

phys.org/news/2012-04-unpublished-journal-darwin-daughter.html

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Bettany Hughes’ Athens:

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/...-Hughess-Athens.html

Trier:

www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/tra...-trier-16145512.html

Dougga:

www.tunisia-live.net/2012/04/15/the-timeless-city-of-dougga/
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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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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 e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n16.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n17.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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Sanctuaries of Demeter and Persephone at Morgantina

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=54800

Joaquin Sorolla:

www.nytimes.com/2012/04/12/arts/12iht-sorolla12.html

Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb:

www.abc.net.au/news/2012-04-18/mummies-u...7826/?site=newcastle

Feature on the Vatican Museums:

www.voanews.com/learningenglish/home/art...t-Art-147834365.html

Iraq’s National Museum has partially reopened (didn’t we have this
already?):

news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-04/16/c_131530245.htm

Terracotta Warriors are coming to New York:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/16/ch...-coming-to-new-york/

Check out our Twitter hashtag for more ancient exhibition reviews:

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

www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2012/apr/16/cly...keover-gwyneth-lewis

Anthonello:

www.nytimes.com/2012/04/17/arts/music/an...john-the-divine.html

Fetih 1453:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/12/turkish-fetih-1453

Musica Sacra:

www.nytimes.com/2012/04/16/arts/music/or...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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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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Plenty of coverage of the discovery of red blood cells in Otzi:

rsif.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/.../rsif.2012.0174.full
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17909396
www.philly.com/philly/health/149914235.html?cmpid=132476848
www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57426197/ic...-oldest-blood-cells/
news.yahoo.com/iceman-mummy-holds-worlds...cells-230805449.html

… although at least one source seems to be concentrating on Otzi asa first
assassination victim:

gizmodo.com/5907165/the-first-assassinat...arrow-5300-years-ago

… and another that he survived for a while after being hit with an arrow:

phys.org/news/2012-05-iceman-oetzi-arrow-wound.html

Rethinking/redating modern humans’ arrival in Europe:

www.nature.com/news/archaeology-date-with-history-1.10573

How gene duplication helped our brains become ‘human’:

esciencenews.com/articles/2012/05/03/scr....brains.become.human
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...arated-man-apes.html
www.newscientist.com/article/dn21777-ear...g-with-one-gene.html

Modern humans had an edge in regards to navigation skills, perhaps:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2012/0...t-to-humans-success/

On the ‘separate’ evolution of blondes (not sure where to put this one):

www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-h...0503,0,2418895.story
news.yahoo.com/origin-mysterious-dark-sk...vered-181239858.html

… similarly, apparently humans are still undergoing natural selection:

www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/05/human-genetic-evolution/

This one’s mostly about Neanderthal-Sapiens interbreeding:

www.kansascity.com/2012/05/03/3592660/ca...ightly-laced-in.html
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AFRICA
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Islamists have attached a 16th century tomb in Timbuktu:

www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.a...ion=1&template_id=39
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Some temples in Luxor and Karnak are getting some restoration:

weekly.ahram.org.eg/2012/1096/heritage.htm

Remains of a First Temple period temple beneath an Israeli drain:

au.ibtimes.com/articles/336124/20120502/...nd-under-ancient.htm

An eighth century B.C.E. Netanyahu seal find connected to the above:

www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=4169
www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/History/Early+History...salem_1-May-2012.htm
news.discovery.com/history/netanyahu-seal-120501.html
www.cbn.com/cbnnews/insideisrael/2012/Ma...r-First-Temple-Seal/
www.timesofisrael.com/ancient-seal-found-in-jerusalem/

Beersheba’s big dig:

www.jpost.com/Metro/Features/Article.aspx?id=267547

Phoenician tombs found during sewer work in Lanarca:

www.cyprus-mail.com/sewerage-works/sewer...cient-tombs/20120501

Satellite images reveal the courses of ancient rivers in the Arabian
desert:

www.scientificcomputing.com/news-DS-Anci...n-Desert-050412.aspx

Latest on the Ilisu Dam project:

globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05...s-ilisu-dam-project/

Continuing concern for Syrian antiquities:

www.foxnews.com/world/2012/05/01/syria-c...est-uprising-victim/

Feature on those clay tablets which were in the World Trade Center:

news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/05/f...via-911-and-harvard/

Review of Joyce Tyldesley, *Tutankhamen*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/06/books/review/...joyce-tyldesley.html

Review of Janet Picton et al (eds.) , *Living Images*:

www.barnesandnoble.com/w/living-images-janet-picton/1008410365

More on mummies with rare diseases:

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47207778/ns/technol...and_science-science/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A 3000 years b.p. necropolis find during highway construction
in Bulgaria:

sofiaecho.com/2012/05/02/1818561_archaeo...rias-struma-motorway

A Byzantine settlement is being excavated in Pelion:

greece.greekreporter.com/2012/04/30/byza...d-in-central-greece/


An Italian court has upheld the decision on the Getty bronze:

www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/cultu...0504,0,2759444.story

On women and ‘microcredit’ in ancient Rome:

www.uji.es/UK/noticies/detall&id_a=28320248
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...d-the-banking-system

Ranking the deaths of Roman emperors:

www.theawl.com/2012/05/roman-emperor-deaths

Bizarre tribute to Trajan in Romania:

www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...30bd941cc0363871.6b1

Fears about Leda and the Swan:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news...estiality-fears.html

Brief item on Roman glassmaking:

phys.org/news/2012-05-roman-age-glassmaking.html

Nice outreach program at Emory:

news.emory.edu/stories/2012/05/oxford_%2...s_thrive/campus.html

Nice field trip for some Notre Dame grad students:

www.ndsmcobserver.com/news/grad-students...2865412#.T6Z4aFJ52RI

Peter Burian is now emeritus (sort of):

www.newsobserver.com/2012/04/29/2031425/...eaves-classroom.html

Restoring gardens on the Palatine:

www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...d68b08076948e78f.6d1

Feature on Talos:

www.wondersandmarvels.com/2012/03/the-wo...rst-robot-talos.html

Feature on the Kyrenia shipwreck:

www.cyprus-mail.com/kyrenia/ancient-ship-s-sos/20120506

Feature on the ancient Olympics:

sports.yahoo.com/news/events-ancient-oly...-204300910--oly.html

Interview with Madeline Miller:

www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/may/01/mad...ler-song-of-achilles

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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Pondering whether ancient Germans may have stolen ancient Egyptian
chair designs:

www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/a-830958.html

Evidence of Medieval defense works at Fyvie Castle:

news.stv.tv/scotland/98218-archaeologist...-of-historic-castle/

Brief feature on Maeshowe:

www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpsci...chamber-reveale.html

Plans to repaint the Westbury white horse:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-17967525

More on the spread of agriculture in Europe (with a northern
European focus):

phys.org/news/2012-04-glimpse-ancient-human-history.html

Fallout from the HMS Victory salvaging plans:

www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/may/06/hms-vi...k-odyssey-excavation

More on the Cutty Sark:

www.greenwich.co.uk/magazine/08116-cutty-sark-review/

More on efforts to acquire a Viking hoard for a Lancaster Museum:

www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/news/lancast...king-hoard-1-4486128

Review of Hilary Mantel, *Bringing Up the Bodies*:

www.tnr.com/book/review/hilary-mantel-bring-up-the-bodies

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A mystery object found in a tomb in China 35 years ago might be a gnomon:

www.sci-news.com/archaeology/article00292.html

In India, the ASI is threatening to tear down homes that are too close to
sites:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/201...omes-interactive-map

Feature on Qin’s tomb and environs:

www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/travel/2012...5/1224315528333.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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An important pre-Clovis find in Florida:

www.livescience.com/20088-early-floridia...moths-mastodons.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-05/uof-nus050312.php
phys.org/news/2012-05-early-north-americans-extinct-giant.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120503153929.htm

Nice feature on pre-Clovis evidence in general:

www.nature.com/news/ancient-migration-coming-to-america-1.10562

Plenty of coverage for what is apparently a ‘hidden map
of the Lost Colony:

phys.org/news/2012-05-clue-lost-colony.html
www.nytimes.com/2012/05/04/us/map-markin...-to-lost-colony.html
www.thestate.com/2012/05/06/2265183/at-l...ate-lead-to-the.html
www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/05/03/321...ish-researchers.html
www.newsobserver.com/2012/05/01/2041723/...ish-researchers.html
news.yahoo.com/researchers-clue-lost-colony-214550117.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2138832...p-North-America.html
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-brita...-colony-7707486.html


Definite and indefinite articles form the basis of an argument that the
English made it to North America before Columbus:

phys.org/news/2012-04-italian-merchants-...gland-discovery.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47288320/ns/technol...and_science-science/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...497-hints-first.html

Plans to excavate the USS Scorpion:

uppermarlboro.patch.com/articles/warship...-near-upper-marlboro

Remains of the CSS Georgia are in the way of waterway
deepening:

www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/05/civil-war-...overnment-653m-plan/
abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/civil-war-sh...ort-project-16285687

On medicine during the Civil War:

opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/27...medical-middle-ages/

An ancient Caddo people artifact turns up at Goodwill:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55159
au.ibtimes.com/articles/336986/20120504/...ill-caddo-indian.htm

Review of Albert Casterl, *Victors in Blue*:

www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/apr/30...ar-generals-clashed/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Traces of blood on obsidian knives provide the first definite evidence of
human sacrifice in Mexico some 2000 years b.p.:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55173
phys.org/news/2012-05-mexican-experts-ancient-blood-stone.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/centr...found-in-Mexico.html
www.newsday.com/news/nation/mexican-expe...one-knives-1.3695711

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/audnews29apr12.mp3


Archaeology is more than digging in the dirt:

asunews.asu.edu/20120430_Smithpaper
phys.org/news/2012-04-archaeology-tradit...-scope-sciences.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-04/asu-aeb043012.php

So you want to be an archaeologist:

www.archaeology.co.uk/advice/careers-in-...into-archaeology.htm

… and a reminder that it can be dangerous work:

philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/05/05/arc...er-in-mercer-county/


Feature on Dolce of Worms and her elegy:

www.jpost.com/Magazine/Judaism/Article.aspx?id=267586

The causes (maybe) of Lenin’s death:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/04/vladim...death_n_1477258.html

A teen caught a mistake with a map at the Met:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/04/teen-p...curat_n_1477094.html

Pondering the accuracy of DaVinci’s anatomy drawings:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17907305

Related … a pricey (but interesting) DaVinci-related iPad app:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55137

Interesting feature on how ‘unknown artists’ are identified:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55133

On linking names to activities/personalities (in this case, Godel):

opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/03...ts-in-a-name-part-3/

What we can learn from dental plaque:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120502184838.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-05/uonr-uon050212.php
phys.org/news/2012-05-plaque.html

Review of Steven Nadler, *A Book Forged in Hell*:

www.tnr.com/book/review/book-forged-hell...eatise-steven-nadler

Review of Faramerz Dabhoiwala , *The Origins of Sex*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/04/30/books/faramer...t-museum-of-sex.html

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Greece:

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/...the-Games-began.html

Rome:

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destination/i...ome-itineraries.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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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 issue of the e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n18.html

… and the one which will appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n19.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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Maya 2012:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55175
www.philly.com/philly/health/20120503_Th...html?cmpid=138896554
www.courierpostonline.com/article/201205...es-fact-from-fiction

Search for Immortality: Tomb Treasures of Han China:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-17910197
www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/the-search-f...asures-of-han-china/
news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2012-05/04/c_131569147.htm
www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/may/03/h...mortality-suits-show

Byzantium and Islam:

www.historytoday.com/blog/2012/05/slides...islam-age-transition

Antico:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55083

White Gold: Revealing the World’s Earliest Coins:

www.imj.org.il/exhibitions/presentation/...asp?id=794&term=%200

Terracotta Warriors:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55091

Burr and his Contemporaries:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/04/arts/design/a...he-grolier-club.html

Vuillard:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/04/arts/design/v...ewhouse-gallery.html


The Asmolean has acquired an important textile from Mohammed’s tomb:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55099

The Stobhall Castle auction exceeded expectations:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-17938207

The National Museum in Afghanistan has an exhibition about the Bamiyan
Buddhas:

www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...d497a7b1640016c6.a71

Job cuts at the Getty:

www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et...20501,0,182954.story

Pondering the recent auction of ‘The Scream’

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/03/arts/design/t...othebys-auction.html
artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/02/th...20-million-a-record/
www.nytimes.com/2012/05/04/arts/design/h...d-munchs-scream.html

Results of an Impressionist sale:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/02/arts/design/c...-for-17-million.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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Freiburg Baroque Orchestra:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/04/arts/music/fr...roque-orchestra.html

Book IV of Monteverdi’s Madrigals:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/02/arts/music/ar...erdis-madrigals.html

Macbeth:

theater.nytimes.com/2012/05/04/theater/r...47th-st-theater.html

Midsummer Night’s Dream:

theater.nytimes.com/2012/04/30/theater/r...c-stage-company.html

Merchant of Venice:

theater.nytimes.com/2012/04/26/theater/r...clurman-theater.html


Romeo and Juliet in Baghdad:

www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/world/middlee...hiite-and-sunni.html

Die Shopfung:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/03/arts/music/ha...holomews-church.html

The Bodleian has announced a crowd-sourced Victorian music project:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/02/bo...orian-music-project/

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

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... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

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Benzion Netanyahu:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/01/world/middlee...ahu-dies-at-102.html

John Wacher:

www.sal.org.uk/obituaries/johnwacher

Norman Fruman:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/02/books/norman-...olar-dies-at-88.html

Robert Miles Parker:

www.nytimes.com/2012/04/28/arts/design/r...preservationist.html
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Naked Archaeology Podcast:

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EARLY HUMANS
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The Taung fossil may give hints about human brain growth:

phys.org/news/2012-05-anthropologist-exp...brain-evolution.html
www.upi.com/Science_News/2012/05/07/Foss.../UPI-74001336436872/
www.guardian.co.uk/science/neurophilosophy/2012/may/07/1

Homo sapiens’ success might be tied to their ‘symbolic abilities’:

phys.org/news/2012-05-success-homo-sapiens-due-spatial.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Assorted controversial spins being put on finds at Khirbet Qeiyafa:

phys.org/news/2012-05-archaeologist-evid...cult-judah-king.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120508103803.htm
www.haaretz.com/news/national/archaeolog...d-s-kingdom-1.429087
www.haaretz.com/news/national/1.429087
news.discovery.com/history/shrine-king-david-cult-120510.html
www.livescience.com/20204-shrines-biblical-kings-excavated.html
www.yourjewishnews.com/Pages/19826.aspx
www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=4262
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/155579
www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=269164
zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com/2012/05...e-qeiyafa-discovery/

… and some reaction:

www.haaretz.com/weekend/magazine/the-key...the-kingdom-1.360222
gath.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/yossi-garfinkel-on-the-ark/
servingtheword.blogspot.ca/2012/05/khirb...ible-unintended.html

Plans to dig Abel Beth Maacah:

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/.../09/prweb9483985.DTL

An update on recent finds from Judea and Samaria:

www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/History/Early+History...Samaria_May_2012.htm

Evidence of a ‘lost language’ from Ziyaret Tepe:

www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/archaeologis...cover-lost-language/
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...-palace-7728894.html
www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpsci...nknown-language.html
m.phys.org/news/2012-05-archaeologists-lost-language.html

Feature on the dig at Tel Kedesh:

www.archaeology.org/1205/features/tel_ke..._galilee_israel.html

Feature on the Aleppo Codex:

www.timesofisrael.com/revealed-the-true-...-most-precious-book/
www.timesofisrael.com/breaking-the-codex/

Feature on the Royal Lion Hunt reliefs in the BM:

www.northcoastjournal.com/outdoors/2012/...nimal-rights-artist/

A possible sixth century church site in Jerusalem:

www.haaretz.com/news/national/1.429195

Neolithic finds from Qatar:

www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.a...e_id=57&parent_id=56

The IAA doesn’t want to return things to Oded Golan:

www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=269669

Smuggling is still a major concern in Egypt:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55328
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationwor..._egyptantique13.html
www.startribune.com/world/151239205.html
www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east...IQATrKRKU_story.html

… while they recovered a number of artifacts from Belgium:

allafrica.com/stories/201205071109.html

Not quite sure where to put this one … evidence of Freemasons in
Jerusalem:

www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=4105

Vandals have damaged the Monk’s Mill site in northern Israel:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/155491#.T6-ndlJr19s

A somewhat strange damaging-a-burial-site case in Tzippori:

www.haaretz.com/news/national/owner-of-i...burial-site-1.428592

The West Bank separation fence apparently threatens some (still in use)
Roman irrigation works:

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/...05/12/MNFL1OGNIH.DTL
www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2114581,00.html
www.timesofisrael.com/west-bank-separati...tens-roman-terraces/


The Qatna dig has a new website:

www.qatna.de/

A virtual 3d tour of Giza:

phys.org/news/2012-05-internet-virtual-giza-3d.html
news.discovery.com/history/egypt-gyza-pl...u-online-120511.html

The Google Doodle tribute to Howard Carter gained some news
attention:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/05...mb-king-tut-science/
www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/Horizons/20...-Indiana-Jones-video
www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/may/0...carter-google-doodle

The British Library is digitizing some Persian manuscripts:

www.iranheritage.org/BL_Project/default.htm



More on evidence of former rivers in the Great Nafud desert of
Saudi Arabia:

english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/05/10/213313.html
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Remains of a Roman temple in Bonn:

www.thelocal.de/national/20120504-42341.html
www.rhein-sieg-anzeiger.ksta.de/html/art.../1335978680795.shtml
www.general-anzeiger-bonn.de/lokales/bon...t-article753774.html


The Classics feel good story of the week:

www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/09/columbia-u...ars-part-time-study/

Nice feature on Dido:

www.tunisia-live.net/2012/05/09/dido-of-...isias-warrior-queen/

Some missing bits of the Cadeby hoard turned up:

www.thestar.co.uk/news/doncaster-roman-jewels-mystery-1-4527933

They’ve moved the Chichester Mosaic:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-17982339

Donation of a Thracian horseman statue:

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=139116

Comparing Olympics ancient and modern:

bostonglobe.com/ideas/2012/05/12/thereal...BbqPvBlWM/story.html

In a similar vein, but from a Classicist:

www.couriermail.com.au/ipad/paying-your-...6ck620-1226346184803

… and the usual commentary on the origins of the torch thing:

www.theatlantic.com/international/archiv...-flame-relay/257002/


A nice why-take-Classics piece:

www.usatodayeducate.com/staging/index.ph...ves-students-an-edge

Comparing London and ancient Rome:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-17956446

Interesting adaptation of the Birds:

www.walesonline.co.uk/showbiz-and-lifest...ales-91466-30942094/

Interesting ‘Warfare in the Ancient World’ class:

www.uml.edu/News/stories/2011-12/Battle-Demo.aspx

The Classical Timeline project looks interesting (and needs help!):

www.classicaltimeline.com/

Honours for Tim Winters:

www.theleafchronicle.com/article/20120508/NEWS01/305080055

What Reviel Netz is up to:

news.stanford.edu/news/2012/may/math-lit...ure-netz-050712.html

Feature on Bill Murray’s work on Roman naval warfare:

news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=4442&z=123

Latest classicist-turned-author:

www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/editors-choic...ight-86908-23850073/

Review of Mary Beard, *All in a Don’s Day*:

www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/may/11/all...ay-mary-beard-review

Review of a number of books about ancient walking around Rome:

www.the-tls.co.uk/tls/public/article1034506.ece

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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Chauvet Cave may house the oldest petroglyphs around:

phys.org/news/2012-05-analysis-france-cave-art-oldest.html
uk.news.yahoo.com/rock-analysis-suggests...ldest-180841034.html
iphone.france24.com/en/20120508-france-r...archeology-elaborate

Remains of Neolithic houses from a site in Prague:

www.ceskapozice.cz/en/news/society/archa...ne-age-houses-prague

They’re spinning this one as evidence of ‘stone age raves’:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/may/13/s...e-age-boom-festivals

Evidence of a Saxon glass industry at Glastonbury Abbey:

phys.org/news/2012-05-glastonbury-abbey-...ns-reveal-saxon.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-17989094

Evidence of medieval trepanning from Spain:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-ages-found-in-spain


Continuing the look at the Lopez-Villareal family’s travails in Inquisition
era Castile:

www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishFeatures/Article.aspx?id=269481

On the ‘metrosexual’ side of Oliver Cromwell:

www.telegraph.co.uk/history/9248773/Oliv...-skin-protector.html

Strange/ugly statue of undetermined date found in the waters near Sozopol:

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=139143

The effigy of Henry Stuart is going on display:

www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/may...-prince-henry-stuart


The maiden voyage of that Bronze Age boat recreation didn’t go so
well:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howa...e-boat-founders.html
www.kentonline.co.uk/east_kent_mercury/n...t_replica_fails.aspx

Interesting feature on English pirates who turned to Islam:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/926134...es-turning-Turk.html

A ‘mystery texts’ in Master’s House:

www.ledburyreporter.co.uk/news/9699566.W...n_Master___s_House_/

More on the fallout from the HMS Victory decision:

www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/may/06/hms-vi...k-odyssey-excavation

Looking at links between solar activity and climate change in history:

phys.org/news/2012-05-climatic-effects-solar-minimum.html

Review of David Pearson, *London 1000 Years*:

www.historytoday.com/blog/2012/05/london-1000-years

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Mystery burials/culture in Cambodia:

phys.org/news/2012-05-otago-delve-enigmatic-burial-rituals.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-05/uoo-nlo050812.php
phys.org/news/2012-05-coffins-glimpses-m...us-asian-people.html

Remains of a 1500 years b.p. Buddhist temple in the Talimakan Desert:

news.xinhuanet.com/english/culture/2012-05/07/c_131573268.htm

As part of a publicity thing, Ferrari damaged the walls of Nanjing
(not intentionally):

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-18006291

There’s been a major increase in pillaging of sites in Sri Lanka:

www.dailynews.lk/2012/05/10/sec01.asp

… possibly related:

www.ceylontoday.lk/16-6147-news-detail-3...-with-artifacts.html

Preserving a ‘dead’ language on Papua, New Guinea:

www.theregister.co.uk/2012/05/09/dead_papua_language_preserved/

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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Some seventh-graders on a field trip in New Mexico found a
900 years b.p. pot:

www.kcbd.com/story/18364177/nm-teens-fin...00-year-old-artifact

Interesting finds in Savage Neck Midden:

hamptonroads.com/2012/05/pottery-mystery-unfolds-chesapeake-bay

They’ve removed half of Fort Pocahontas to get to the original James Fort:

www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-s...IQAWfiC8T_story.html

A 270 year-old-book turned up in the Charleston Library Society vault:

www.greenvilleonline.com/viewart/2012050...-state-library-vault
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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As might be expected, plenty of coverage for the discovery of another
‘version’ of the Maya calendar at Xultun (and of course, it’s being spun in
various predictable ways):

www.sciencemag.org/content/336/6082/714
www.nytimes.com/2012/05/11/science/archa...alendar-writing.html
www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=xultun-mayan-calendar
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/05...nd-of-world-science/
news.discovery.com/history/mayan-calenda...doomsday-120511.html
phys.org/news/2012-05-ancient-maya-calendar.html
artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55294
www.timesunion.com/local/article/Team-wi...es-major-3549108.php
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0511/Maya...ight-not-end-in-2012
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0511/Olde...d-Dec.-12-2012-video
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18018343
www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/ancient-ma...hop-for-1435307.html
spacewatchtower.blogspot.com/2012/05/anc...for-astronomers.html
news.yahoo.com/earliest-mayan-calendar-s...d-end-185153809.html
www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-s...APic5FU_gallery.html


Latest in the search for the tomb of Atahualpa:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-17981616

Latest research into that well-known Mesoamerican ball game:

www.gwu.edu/explore/mediaroom/newsreleas...ymesoamericansociety
phys.org/news/2012-05-ancient-ballgame-r...ly-mesoamerican.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-05/gwu-gpr050812.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120508152131.htm

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/audnews6may12.mp3


On the DNA front, horses were domesticated first in the Ukraine, some
6000 years b.p.:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17943974
phys.org/news/2012-05-mystery-horse-domestication.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120507154107.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-05/uoc-mot050412.php

MicroCT scanning in archaeology:

phys.org/news/2012-05-redefining-archaeological.html

Interesting 19th century slide collection has been rediscovered:

phys.org/news/2012-05-exeter-biologist-r...-forgotten-19th.html

It’s that time of year when folks start yakking about recreating some lost
beer … this time it’s from an 1840s shipwreck:

www.nbcchicago.com/news/weird/NATL-Scien...wreck-151115415.html
www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/10/finla...dUSL5E8GA9OT20120510

Was Jack the Ripper a woman?:

news.discovery.com/history/jack-ripper-s...er-woman-120511.html

On eating corpses for medicinal purposes:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeolo...ses-as-Medicine.html


DaVinci had problems with the female reproductive system:

news.discovery.com/history/da-vinci-human-body-part-120508.html
www.livescience.com/20157-anatomy-drawin...onardo-da-vinci.html

The Guardian features one of Ben Jonson’s poems:

www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/may/07/poem-week-ben-jonson

The Graphic Canon looks interesting:

blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/05/09/when-...h-cartoons/?mod=e2tw

A cultural history (of sorts) of breasts:

www.salon.com/2012/05/10/on_the_rack_a_c..._history_of_breasts/

I think we mentioned this archaeology-as-social science thing
last week … here’s a link to the journal article abstract:

www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/04/25/1201714109.abstract

A loophole in the curse (note the source):

www.theonion.com/articles/loophole-in-cu...-off-the-hook,28124/

Review of Flannery and Marcus, *The Creation of Inequality*:

online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240527023...389944241796150.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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CRIME BEAT
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A New York antiquities dealer is suspected of smuggling Indian antiquities:

www.artmediaagency.com/en/42558/new-york...ficking-antiquities/

A Stradivarius scam:

www.spiegel.de/international/germany/the...achold-a-832274.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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The Israel Museum has a major exhibition of electrum coins:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55230

Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n19.html

.. and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n20.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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The Search for Immortality:

phys.org/news/2012-05-immortality-tomb-treasures-han-china.html
artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55201

DSS:

www.yorkdispatch.com/penn/ci_20602596/de...-life-philly-exhibit
www.nj.com/gloucester-county/towns/index...ute_displays_de.html
www.philly.com/philly/news/religion/20120510_.html

Breaking Ground: 75 Years of Pioneering Archaeology:

www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/calendar/articles/20120510

Golden Age of Renaissance Bronze:

www.ft.com/cms/s/2/b512b220-98ee-11e1-9da3-00144feabdc0.html

Maya 2012:

www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/2012...html?cmpid=138887484

Connecting Cultures:

www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/connecting_cultures/

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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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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Crawford Greenwalt:

newscenter.berkeley.edu/2012/05/10/archa...ford-greenwalt-dies/

Peter Connolly:

www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/community/commun...orian-dies-1-3826414
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PODCASTS
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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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Latest theory on why homo sapiens beat out neanderthalis is connected
to dog domestication:

www.telegraph.co.uk/science/evolution/92...th-Neanderthals.html
www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2...neanderthals/257145/

More (tv hype) connected to Turkana boy:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/15/turkan...rkana_n_1518517.html
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AFRICA
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Petroglyphs from Madagascar offer an insight into Dutch
trade in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries:

phys.org/news/2012-05-flinders-clues-early-dutch-postal.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A possible “mummy switcheroo”:

news.discovery.com/history/ankhpakhered-tomb-120515.html

The ancient Egyptians apparently observed a ‘variable star’:

phys.org/news/2012-05-astronomers-ancien...n-variable-star.html

Oil v. antiquities in Iraq:

www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...92e949c6c4024b328.41
www.naharnet.com/stories/en/40466-iraq-b...-against-antiquities

A 1400 years b.p. olive press from Modi’in;

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/239888

Thoughts on that Qeiyafa ostracon:

asorblog.org/?p=2402

Feature/reviewish on the Aleppo Codex:

www.salon.com/2012/05/13/the_aleppo_code...ious_book/singleton/

Israel’s National Library has acquired the first Arabic translation of the
Babylonian
Talmud:

www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/1.430702

A cuneiform seminar:

www.yale.edu/graduateschool/publications...-communications.html

Feature on Turkey’s latest repatriation efforts:

www.economist.com/node/21555531

Review of *The Jesus Discovery*:

forward.com/articles/156373/jesus-father-husband-family-man/

More on the ongoing threat to antiquities in Egypt:

www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/discovery/...-treasures-1.1296815
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Some lorica segmentata was/were found in Spain:

www.diariodeleon.es/noticias/cultura/des...del-ccan_690236.html

Socrates is going on trial again this week:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...he-dock_6884087.html
greece.greekreporter.com/2012/05/11/mock...ld-2500-years-later/

More hype for the amazing ORBIS site:

news.stanford.edu/news/2012/may/orbis-roman-empire-051512.html
arstechnica.com/business/2012/05/how-acr...eal-time-with-orbis/

They’re featuring the Discobolus at the Olympics:

www.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9721000/9721860.stm

Mary Beard on the Discobolus:

timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/2012/0...gets-dressed-up.html

Neil Faulkner on the ancient Olympics:

online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240527023...410431487946516.html

Latest oped for repatriating the marbles:

www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/ma...te-parthenon-marbles

Interview with Stephen Greenblatt:

www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,15951963,00.html

The Brill Font may be of interest:

www.brill.nl/author-gateway/brill-fonts

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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Plenty of coverage (for reasons which will become clear) of what
was depicted on the earliest petroglyphs at Abri Castanet (France):

news.discovery.com/history/early-wall-art-europe-120514.html
news.discovery.com/history/oldest-animal...-120514.html(photos)
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120514152952.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-05/nyu-ade051012.php
phys.org/news/2012-05-years-earliest-wall-art.html

… with some comparanda:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2012/0...-oldest-work-of-art/

… while some petroglyphs from Sweden and Russia are
being dubbed the Bronze Age Facebook:

www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Home/Bronze-Age-Facebook-18052012.htm
news.discovery.com/history/bronze-age-facebook-120518.html

Possible evidence for a written language of the Iron Age Picts in Scotland:

news.discovery.com/history/ancient-scotl...ritten-language.html

A cursing stone from Canna:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-18130259
www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/rare...nd-a-curse-1-2306186


Some metal detectorist finds from West Norfolk:

www.lynnnews.co.uk/news/latest-news/west...sure-finds-1-3843448

They’re finding interesting things in a Wakefield Cathedral dig:

www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/late...cient-past-1-4559444

The Wenlock Jug was stolen:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-18056773

… and a stone statue of a knight was stolen from a Ledbury church:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-18122457

Feature on the Canongate cannon ball:

www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/pictures/read...cannonball-1-2305141

Some olive trees in Spain are old, but not as old as folks
thought they were:

phys.org/news/2012-05-millennium-old-oli...erian-peninsula.html

The Festival of British Archaeology is just getting under way:

festival.britarch.ac.uk/


Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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Evidence of early hominids at the Danjiangkou Reservoir:

phys.org/news/2012-05-stone-artifacts-ha...ngkou-reservoir.html

… and three new Paleolithic sites in Liuhuaishan:

phys.org/news/2012-05-paleolithic-liuhua...site-bose-basin.html

They’ve created a Tamil Nadu Heritage Commission to deal with heritage
issues:

www.thehindu.com/news/states/tamil-nadu/article3419255.ece

… and in passing, we should note the revival of sculpture in the Bamiyan
Valley:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/16/sto...vers-taliban-bamiyan

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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On the DNA front, they’re looking at the genetic links between assorted
circumarctic people to track migration to North America:

phys.org/news/2012-05-scientists-illumin...ry-circumarctic.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120517193137.htm


A Fremont pit house is among the things being dug up during road work
in Nine Mile Canyon:

www.deseretnews.com/article/865556086/Ro...eological-finds.html

Remains of a 500 years b.p. Native American village on the banks of the
Catawba River:

www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/05/18/324...llage-unearthed.html

Haven’t had a Walmart v. archaeology site thing for a while:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/16/us/alabama-sl...s-hidden-hurdle.html

Archaeologists think they’re close to finding remains of a 1662 chapel in
Newtowne Neck (Maryland):

www.somdnews.com/article/20120427/NEWS/7...ate=southernMaryland


Searching for evidence of Empire’s (Michigan) early lumber industry:

www.upnorthlive.com/news/story.aspx?list...=755648#.T7jZclKwXPg

Fire destroyed an historic home in Virginia:

www.wcyb.com/news/31081377/detail.html

Pondering climate change and megafires:

blog.smu.edu/research/2012/05/15/ancient...afires-are-atypical/

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I’m not quite sure where to put this one about an historic ship find
in the Gulf of Mexico (mid 19th century?):

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55462
www.livescience.com/20377-shipwreck-gulf-mexico.html
news.discovery.com/history/shipwreck-gulf-120517.html
www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/05/18/200-y...ound-in-gulf-mexico/
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/17/19th-c...r-old_n_1525084.html
news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/17/shipwreck-...e-thousands-watched/


Ecuador is seeking to recover a pile of Manteno artifacts from a
Washington museum:

www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/notitas...ington-museum/15890/
latino.foxnews.com/latino/entertainment/...t-washington-museum/

Feature on the Easter Island Statue project:

www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/05/16/easte...-up-islands-secrets/

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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Archaeonews podcast 210:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...aeo-news-podcast-210

Archaeologica audio news:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews13may12.mp3


Censoring Erasmus:

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47430304/ns/technol...and_science-science/

Is there a hidden Titian self portrait in the Martyrdom of St Lawrence?:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...-of-St-Lawrence.html

Dealing with sulphur and iron compounds in old shipwrecks:

phys.org/news/2012-05-sulphur-iron-compo...mmon-shipwrecks.html

On the utility of studying archaeology:

www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science...ducated-society.html
ohio-archaeology.blogspot.com/2012/05/re...s-useful-or-not.html


Very interesting panoramic photo of the Sistine Chapel (you can move
around):

www.vatican.va/various/cappelle/sistina_vr/index.html

Not sure if we mentioned this ‘plant repropagation’ (32000 years b.p.!)
thing a few
months ago:

www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-20/32-000...in-siberian-ice.html

The Victorinator looks like an interesting iPhone app:

phys.org/news/2012-05-19th-century-iphone-app.html

Jason Ur talks about satellite archaeology:

wamc.org/post/dr-jason-ur-harvard-univer...atellite-archaeology

Pondering assorted dictators in history:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17990615
Parenting lessons from assorted ancient cultures:

news.discovery.com/history/parenting-tip...nt-world-120513.html

Latest (and presumably last) in the Odyssey Marine thing:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/north...ppeal-dismissed.html

Dramatizing Caroline Herschel’s astonomical life:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2012/may...er-caroline-herschel

More on Leonardo’s anatomy drawings:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/may/13/l...nci-anatomy-drawings

On the cultural history of ‘fat’:

phys.org/news/2012-05-today-loathing-fat-bodies-rooted.html

Doug’s latest review of archaeology blogs:

dougsarchaeology.wordpress.com/2012/05/1...blogs-to-look-at-vi/

Review(ish) of Emmet Scott, *Mohammed and Charlemagne Revisited*:

frontpagemag.com/2012/05/18/how-islam-ki...-roman-civilization/

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Sicily (Voyages to Antiquity):

www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-21468...round-education.html

Izmir:

www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-21468...gs-Izmir-Turkey.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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Vandals damaged some Roman stonework at a Scarborough castle:

www.guardian.co.uk/uk/the-northerner/201...dalism-statue-belsen

Christian monuments are threatened in Iran, apparently:

www.mohabatnews.com/index.php?option=com...hristians&Itemid=279

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

www.savingantiquities.org/blog/
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NUMISMATICA
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A major Roman hoard from the environs of Stoke-on-Trent is getting some
attention:

www.thisisstaffordshire.co.uk/Hundreds-R...89-detail/story.html
www.expressandstar.com/news/2012/05/16/roman-coins-haul-dug-up/

Some metal detectorists found some Roman siliquae:

www.lynnnews.co.uk/news/latest-news/meth...oman-coins-1-3843399

Nice feature on some decadrachms from Syracuse:

www.coinweek.com/news/featured-news/ngc-...kimon-and-euainetos/

Latest issue of the e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n20.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n21.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/
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The Bardo Museum in Tunis has reopened after renovations:

213.158.162.45/~egyptian/index.php?actio...s%20after%20facelift

There’s a new director at the Smithsonian:

www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALe...4aee897a136572c8bff2

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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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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Peter Connolly:

www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/community/commun...orian-dies-1-3826414

Crawford Greenewalt Jr.:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/20/world/europe/...rdis-dies-at-74.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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I think we first had hints of this one a few weeks ago
and I wasn’t sure whether it was a new discovery; apparently
it is: what appear to be the earliest flutes (40 000+ years b.p.)
have been found in a cave in Germany:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18196349
uk.news.yahoo.com/man-played-music-40-00...s-ago-125254891.html
content.usatoday.com/communities/science...2000-year-old-cave/1
phys.org/news/2012-05-oldest-art-older.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120524092226.htm

Evidence of early hominid sophistication in hunting in east
Asia:

phys.org/news/2012-05-zooarchaeological-...ated-techniques.html

Nice feature on early humans in Iraq:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2012/0...discoveries-in-iraq/

More on the Taung fossil thing:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...-key-childbirth.html

Richard Leakey weighs in on the evolution debate:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55639
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They’re pumping water out from beneath the Sphinx:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/42...g-out-drainage-.aspx

Some artifacts purloined last year during (?) the uprising have been
recovered:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/42...stolen-in-wake-.aspx

A trove of ancient jewellery from Megiddo (with a focus on
one earring):

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55618
www.aftau.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=16577
phys.org/news/2012-05-unique-gold-earrin...riguing-ancient.html
www.globalscientia.com/article/asia-midd...g-collection-ancient
news.yahoo.com/israeli-archaeologists-ra...welry-172650054.html
www.thejournal.ie/archaeologists-unearth...site-464051-May2012/
themedialine.org/news/news_detail.asp?NewsID=35193

Plenty of coverage of a bulla which might be the earliest mention of
Bethlehem:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18182507
artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55575
www.antiquities.org.il/article_Item_eng....d=1938&module_id=#as
www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=4444
phys.org/news/2012-05-ancient-bethlehem-...rthed-jerusalem.html
news.yahoo.com/ancient-bethlehem-seal-un...salem-092659029.html
www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/may/23...unearthed-jerusalem/
au.ibtimes.com/articles/344663/20120524/...red-israel-jesus.htm
www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/...0523,0,7760839.story
www.foxnews.com/world/2012/05/23/archaeo...ient-bethlehem-seal/
www.antiquities.org.il/about_eng.asp?Modul_id=14 [high res photo]

Vandalism at an archaeological site in Yavne:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/240662#.T8IrHFKwVhw
www.antiquities.org.il/images/press/IAA_120523.zip (high res photos)

Latest on efforts to preserve the walls of Babylon:

www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2012...ent-walls-of-Babylon

Plans to reread/assess the Bistoun inscriptions:

www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/982...bisotun-inscriptions

Article on marriage and citizenship in First Period Judah:

www.jhsonline.org/JHS/Articles/article_168.pdf

LandMinds interview with Aharon Demsky about literacy in Ancient Israel:

www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/page32/page32.html
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A new (early Christian) dig is commencing at Kourion:

www.cyprus-mail.com/kourion/kourion-exca...yprus-first/20120527

Oldest Jewish archaeological evidence on the Iberian peninsula:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-05/fj-oja052512.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120525103750.htm
phys.org/news/2012-05-oldest-jewish-arch...vidence-iberian.html
idw-online.de/de/news479729

Nice feature on the Duke Papyri collection:

blogs.library.duke.edu/rubenstein/2012/0...d-early-manuscripts/

A Roman skeleton which inspired Sylvia Plath is going on display:

www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/may/23/rom...lvia-plath-cambridge

Latest from Arbeia Roman Fort:

www.jarrowandhebburngazette.com/lifestyl...-new-finds-1-4586451

Some Roman coins from India:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mysore/...cleshow/13547519.cms

Looking for evidence of the earthquake which is said to have coincided
with Jesus’ crucifixion:

news.discovery.com/history/jesus-crucifixion-120524.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47555983/ns/technol...cience/#.T7-YPbCJc3E

cf:
rogueclassicism.com/2012/05/26/a-pandect...access-and-outreach/

As often, Socrates was acquitted when retried:

www.rt.com/news/socrates-mock-trial-greece-295/
www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspape...t-death-trial-re-run

Interviewish with Stephen Greenblatt:

www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/entertainment/ja...12/swerve_05-25.html

Feature on Princeton’s Latin salutatorian:

www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S33/76/30M58/index.xml

On the ‘romanness’ of the Olympics:

timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/2012/0...re-the-olympics.html

The Getty gets some relief:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=55574

The Bologna curse tablets:

www.livescience.com/20483-black-magic-ancient-curses.html

A new TV series based on the Odyssey?:

www.c21media.net/archives/82159

The Elgin Marbles kerfuffle seems to be heating up again:

greece.greekreporter.com/2012/05/25/opus...f-parthenon-marbles/

A nice painting of Odysseus and Polyphemus is coming to auction:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55583

More coverage of the ORBIS project:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...-road-sea--mule.html
www.economist.com/blogs/gulliver/2012/05...el-romans?fsrc=gn_ep

Review of Matthew Dennison, *The Twelve Caesars*:

www.express.co.uk/posts/view/322385/The-Twelve-Caesars

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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Plans to dig up the burial beneath the Trefael Stone:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-18172598

Evidence of a 5500 B.C. settlement in Prague:

www.radio.cz/en/section/curraffrs/prague...f-5500-bc-settlement

Plans to study a pre-settlement hut at Hafnir (Iceland):

www.icelandreview.com/icelandreview/dail...d_0_390135.news.aspx

A reward has been offered for the return of the (stolen) Wenlock Jug:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-18219703

A ‘mystery shipwreck’ in the Solent has been identified:

www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/mysterious-shi...esearchers-1-3881540
www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/archaeologists-...shipwreck-44506.aspx

Plans to move the ‘Gresham Ship’ for touristy reasons:

www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/Elizabeth...62-detail/story.html

Feature on five queens of Navarre:

www.historytoday.com/elena-woodacre/she-wolves-navarre

OpEddish (?) sort of thing on the First Crusade:

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/opinion/sunda...e-first-crusade.html

Hype for a Michael Woods documentary about Dark Age Britain:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18159752

What’s next for that Dover Bronze Age boat:

www.thisiskent.co.uk/Boatbuilders-vow-se...48-detail/story.html

More on that ‘cursing stone’ from Canna:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-18130259

More on that ‘Bronze Age Facebook’:

news.discovery.com/history/bronze-age-facebook-120518.html

Review of Hilary Mantel, *Bring Up the Bodies*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/books/review/...y-hilary-mantel.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Some Roman coins from India:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mysore/...cleshow/13547519.cms

OpEddish thing on threats to cultural heritage in Sri Lanka:

www.dailynews.lk/2012/05/25/fea03.asp

A Hindu Virtual Museum of Images and Sound:

www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/article3455134.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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Fremont artifacts found during road construction in Utah:

www.abc4.com/content/news/top_stories/st...L1k-Qby2jk9jB0w.cspx

Potential threat to archaeology due to cuts at Parks Canada:

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/201...a-cuts-staffing.html
www.sha.org/blog/index.php/2012/05/parks-canada-cuts/

Some burial mounds in Illinois were looted:

www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaki...0525,0,4673057.story

Interesting ‘shipwreck seminar’ plans:

www.keysnet.com/2012/05/23/449293/semina...ipwreck-secrets.html

About Ben Franklin’s fire department:

www.history.com/news/2012/05/23/roster-f...re-department-found/

On nuns in early North America:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/16/opinion/nuns-on-the-frontier.html


Using DNA to track the origins of Melungeons:

hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_MELUN...OME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Review of Guy Gugliotta, *Freedom’s Cap*:

www.tnr.com/book/review/freedoms-cap-uni...apitol-guy-gugliotta

Review of James Wright, *Those Who Have Borne the Battle*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/books/review/...by-james-wright.html

Review of Michael Lind, *Land of Promise*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/books/review/...-lind.html?ref=books

More on Walmart and slave burials in Alabama:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/16/us/alabama-sl...s-hidden-hurdle.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Mummies and infant burials from Pachacama (Peru):

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120522114643.htm
news.discovery.com/history/mummies-peru-burial-120524.html
www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/...20524,0,452983.story
www.ksee24.com/news/local/Scientists-Fin...fants-154194835.html

An Olmec altar and stele from Chalcatzingo:

latino.foxnews.com/latino/entertainment/...2500-year-old-altar/
www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/14-h...halcatzingo(Spanish)

On the connection between trade patterns and the collapse of
the Maya:

phys.org/news/2012-05-reveals-patterns-c...l-substance-key.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-05/fm-srt052312.php

Digging Cara Blanca:

scientistatwork.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/0...me-of-many-droughts/

More on that shipwreck in the Gulf of Mexico (still not sure
whether we should classify this as North America):

www.statesman.com/news/nation/200-year-o...gulf-of-2364183.html
abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/200-year-shi...gulf-mexico-16379004
www.nydailynews.com/news/national/thousa...co-article-1.1080628
www.cnn.com/2012/05/16/world/americas/sh...discovery/index.html
today.msnbc.msn.com/id/47461215/ns/today...bottles-guns-plates/

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/

Latest audio news from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp


Op Ed on the American fascination with powerful/celebrity jerks:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/opinion/sunday/nasty-like-us.html

Ten scandalous authors:

www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/05/17/scan...thors_n_1524300.html

Queen Victoria’s diaries have been put online:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyal...-the-first-time.html
artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/24/qu...ies-released-online/

Interesting profile of forensic guy Philippe Charlier’s work:

phys.org/news/2012-05-forensic-sleuth-probes-fate-royal.html
uk.news.yahoo.com/forensic-sleuth-probes...earts-050655008.html
www.calgaryherald.com/news/world/Scienti...s/6674727/story.html

Nice radio programme on archaeology and the media (this one
is really good):

www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/sp...gy-and-media/4017372

Suggestion that Columbus was ‘secretly’ Jewish:

www.cnn.com/2012/05/20/opinion/garcia-co...us-jewish/index.html

Suggestion that the genetic roots of domestic dogs needs more investigation:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/22/science/dogs-...-remain-obscure.html
phys.org/news/2012-05-modern-dog-genetic...nnected-ancient.html
www.sunderlandecho.com/news/education/dogs-1-4581709

On Jewish medical pioneers:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/15/health/exhibi...ical-innovators.html


On the far periphery of our purview, but potentially interesting are
plans to do DNA tests on a collection of items purportedly associated
with Yeti:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18160673
www.tgdaily.com/general-sciences-feature...y-looks-for-yeti-dna
phys.org/news/2012-05-yeti-dna.html

Figuring out why/how copper turns green:

cen.acs.org/articles/90/web/2012/05/Copper-Green-Patina.html

Pondering Albrecht Durer:

www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Why-D%C3%BCrer-endures/26371


Feature on the Amarna Princess:

lalettredelaphotographie.com/entries/688...-and-forgers-history

Something about Shakespeare:

www.abc.net.au/unleashed/4024132.html

Photo feature on the Trevi Fountain:

news.discovery.com/history/trevi-fountain-120522.html

An SAA unit on Archaeology for Educators:

www.saa.org/publicftp/PUBLIC/educators/index.html

Last week we had that virtual Sistine Chapel thing … the same folks
have done some other sites as well:

www.metafilter.com/99196/Siteseeing-in-Virtual-Rome

Review of Tom Koch, *Disease Maps*:

www.tnr.com/book/review/tom-koch-disease-maps

Review of Roland Chamers, *The Last Englishman*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/books/review/...roland-chambers.html

What Drew Gilpin Faust has been reading:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/books/review/...ust-by-the-book.html

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Dresden:

travel.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/travel/36-...dresden-germany.html

Lisbon:

travel.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/travel/how-i-fell-for-lisbon.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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Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

www.savingantiquities.org/blog/
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NUMISMATICA
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The Beau Street Hoard of Roman coins is starting to get
some press coverage:

www.numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp...icle&ArticleId=25248

Latest issue of the e--Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n21.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n22.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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Heaven, Hell, and Dying Well:

www.presstelegram.com/lifestyle/ci_20719...-images-death-middle

Tutankhamun:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55630

Cleopatra:

www.dailynews.com/ci_20703150/new-califo...lores-life-cleopatra
www.ladowntownnews.com/arts_and_entertai...fe-0019bb2963f4.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/23/cleopa...enter_n_1539626.html
www.nbclosangeles.com/the-scene/events/C...ition-152770825.html

Aphrodite and the Gods of Love:

www.vcstar.com/news/2012/may/24/getty-vi...turies-long-staying/

Lod Mosaic:

www.dispatch.com/content/stories/life_an...-will-floor-you.html


Maya - Secrets of Their Ancient World:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55488

William Prior:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/25/arts/design/w...-queen-victoria.html

Klimt:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/25/arts/design/c...0th-anniversary.html

Beer Here:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/25/arts/design/b...torical-society.html

Heinrich Kuehn:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/25/arts/design/h...tz-and-steichen.html

Persistence of Pollock:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/20/nyregion/the-...k-krasner-house.html

The Diary:

www.nytimes.com/2011/01/22/arts/design/22diary.html

The Cleveland Museum of Art isn’t giving much credence to Turkey’s latest
claims:

www.cleveland.com/arts/index.ssf/2012/05..._into_22_treasu.html

Feature on the Roman-Germanic Museum in Cologne:

www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,15978326,00.html

A 9000 years b.p. Neolithic mask from the Judean desert is coming to
auction:

www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/23/us-au...dUSBRE84M1AV20120523

The Boston MFA has received a major donation of photos and other
items:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/22/mu...phs-and-other-works/

Hype for the new Parrish Art Museum:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/21/pa...uilding-in-november/

Discussion of a bill focussing on ‘borrowed art’:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/22/arts/design/d...lent-to-museums.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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Sergey Khachatryan:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/25/arts/music/se...lice-tully-hall.html

Bach’s Mass:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/22/arts/music/ca...t-jean-baptiste.html


An Evening of Holst:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/14/arts/music/an...ter-of-new-york.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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Paul Fussell:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/24/books/paul-fu...c-is-dead-at-88.html

Thomas O’Connor:

news.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view...home&position=recent
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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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On dental plaque (mostly) and Neanderthal diet:

phys.org/news/2012-05-dental-calculus-clues-ancient-human.html
www.insidescience.org/?q=content/tartar-recall/622

Not sure where to put this Neanderthal teeth ‘forgery’ defense
story:

www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20120...was-no-forger.422000
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A First Intermediate Period tomb from Deir al-Barsha:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/43...ian-funerary-ri.aspx
www.adnkronos.com/IGN/Aki/English/Cultur...pt_313348482645.html
www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/06/02/244261/...-unearthed-in-egypt/

A possible new head of Nefertiti has been identified:

judithweingarten.blogspot.ca/2012/06/rar...ad-of-nefertiti.html

Some pharaonic items purloined from Giza were recovered:

www.egyptindependent.com/news/stolen-pha...e-pieces-seized-giza

A pair of Egyptian statues may be reunited in Brussels (for a while):

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/.../31/prweb9559618.DTL
www.prweb.com/releases/2012/5/prweb9559618.htm

Latest mummy CT scan/reconstruction effort:

www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpsci...he-face-of-a-wo.html


40 sites from various periods from Iraq:

english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/05/28/217097.html

… while Christian heritage sites in Iraq are neglected:

www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...97870a81fbbd4ef3.511


A bilingual boundary stone from Tel Gezer:

www.jewishpress.com/news/archaeology-new...el-gezer/2012/05/31/

A Umayyad inscription from Jordan:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55730


Vandals damaged a 1600 years b.p. mosaic in a Tiberias synagogue:

www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_new=55713&int_sec=2
www.stuff.co.nz/world/middle-east/701373...1600-year-old-mosaic
www.cbsnews.com/8301-501713_162-57443129...i-synagogue-damaged/
www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/vanda...ect-haredim-1.433220
www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=271844
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/240662

Oded Golan was sentenced this week:

www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=272106

… some pre-sentencing hype:

www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=271871


Trying to depoliticize archaeology in Israel:

www.haaretz.com/news/national/archaeolog...ut-conquest-1.433229


A very nice live webcam from Petra:

www.petralivecam.com/

More on that ‘lost language’ discovered at Ziyaret Tepe:

www.todayszaman.com/news-281581-lost-lan...atened-richness.html

More on that jewellery from Megiddo:

www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112543208...ered-in-megiddo-dig/

… and there are still spaces available if you want to dig with the Megiddo
Expedition:

sites.google.com/site/megiddoexpedition/

More on that Bethlehem seal:

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationwor...raelancientseal.html

More on Egyptian observations of a variable star:

www.livescience.com/20575-ancient-egypti...ndar-demon-star.html

More on the pipeline that threatens Babylon:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/29/iraq-heritage
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Plenty of sources picked up the AP coverage of some deepwater
Roman shipwrecks off Corfu:

www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2012/06/gree...ind_roman_shipw.html
www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/2012/Ju...maritime-theory.ashx
www.cbsnews.com/8301-505245_162-57443474...-nearly-a-mile-deep/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...nturous-thought.html
www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_new=55711&int_sec=2
news.yahoo.com/greek-experts-roman-wreck...-deep-210340288.html
greece.greekreporter.com/2012/05/31/thre...ea-off-corfu-island/
www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/discovery/...nal-theory-1.1308762
artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55711
phys.org/news/2012-05-greek-experts-roman-mile-deep.html

An interesting mosaic find from Montalbano:

www.lanazione.it/empoli/cronaca/2012/05/...saico-scoperto.shtml

Conservation work has begun on a couple of Mithraic altars from Musselburgh:

www.aocarchaeology.com/lewisvale-roman-altars/

A major bust by Italian police (and three hitherto unknown sites):

www.france24.com/en/20120530-italian-pol...-excavated-artifacts

One of Caesar’s battlefields has possibly been found:

rambambashi.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/caesar/

Possible Roman finds from Pattanam?:

articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/201...ation-kerala-council

Will Noel has a TedTalk on the Archimedes palimpsest:

www.ted.com/talks/william_noel_revealing...x_of_archimedes.html

On the looting of Sardis:

www.athensnews.gr/issue/13497/55742

Very nice feature on a Roman painted tomb in Beirut:

www.kaftoun.com/lebanon/103-Lebanon/413-the-roman-tomb-of-tyre

Perhaps we’ll soon get another exciting palimpsest find:

emelibrary.org/projects.htm

Another mapping project from Harvard:

darmc.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k40...ageid=icb.page188865

Ernst Pernicka and crew have left Troy:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/german-team-le...=21959&NewsCatID=375

Somewhat out-of-the-way source for the Hagia-Sophia-should-be-a-mosque-again
thing:

www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/259633/pin...e-turned-into-mosque

Much coverage -- from various angles -- of Madeline Miller’s *Song of
Achilles* winning the Orange Prize:

www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jun/03/mad...ller-achilles-orange
www.foxnews.com/world/2012/05/30/madelei...e-prize-for-fiction/
www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jun/02/mad...range-prize-achilles
www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jun/01/mad...er-orange-prize-2012
www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/may/30/mad...ange-prize-2012-mood
www.guardian.co.uk/books/audio/2012/may/...line-miller-podcastt
www.montrealgazette.com/news/Madeline+Mi...e/6707814/story.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2152457...ns-Orange-award.html
www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-30/miller...e-fiction-prize.html
uk.reuters.com/article/2012/05/30/uk-boo...dUKBRE84T19C20120530

… and MM’s response:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/930276...Homeric-odyssey.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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Evidence of ‘neolithic hereditary inequality’ from a number of sites
across Europe:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-18235130
www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/may/28/d...d-wealth-agriculture
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-05/uob-idb052512.php

Interesting burial of 4th-2nd century B.C. twins from the Iberian
peninsula:

phys.org/news/2012-05-prehistoric-iberian-twins.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-05/f-sf-tfp053112.php
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...wins-have-been-found
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120530133624.htm

Remains of a ‘lost Pict/Briton kingdom’ in Scotland (I’m confused a bit by
some of the dates in this one):

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...E-Picts-Britons.html
www.newkerala.com/news/newsplus/worldnew...67.html#.T8qPQ1KwVhw

Very interesting dig finds long-term occupation of a site at Terrenova
(Sicily):

phys.org/news/2012-05-ages-proof-thousand-years-sicilian.html
www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_new=55699&int_sec=2

A ‘late antiquity’ church from Sarafovo:

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=139750

On the ‘myth’ of the Tudor period:

phys.org/news/2012-05-tudor-england-myth.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...tudor-england-a-myth

A 17th century shipwreck near Stockholm:

www.windsorstar.com/17th+century+shipwre...d/6711913/story.html

The Gresham shipwreck has moved:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-18232752

More on those flutes from Germany:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/29/science/oldes...n-first-thought.html
phys.org/news/2012-05-germany-birthplace...opean-music-art.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Some Sui/Tang kilns from Xingtai:

news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2012-06/02/c_131626935.htm
www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-06/02/content_15455977.htm

Brief item on finds from various periods in Azerbaijan:

www.today.az/news/society/108032.html

They’re excavating another balanghai (boat) in Butuan:

www.mindanews.com/top-stories/2012/05/31...balanghai-in-butuan/

Climate change apparently led to the demise of Harrapan civilization:

www.livescience.com/20614-collapse-mythi...er-civilization.html
news.yahoo.com/huge-ancient-civilization...ained-123449804.html
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2...story_1-6-2012_pg1_7
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-05/whoi-ccl052312.php

An English brick in a Sri Lankan shipwreck:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-18192764

A 16th century Korean mummy apparently shows signs of having the Hep B
virus:

phys.org/news/2012-05-16th-century-korea...-clue-hepatitis.html

Humans are linked to megafaunal extinctions in Tasmania:

phys.org/news/2012-05-prehistoric-cold-case-links-humans.html

Reassembling a 5th century Chinese tomb for display:

www.berkshireeagle.com/ci_20756515/pieci...gether-past-at-clark

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 wind turbine project in southern Ontario is turning up finds
from various periods:

www.lfpress.com/news/london/2012/05/29/19813656.html

They’re digging at Cahokia Mounds again:

www.bnd.com/2012/06/01/2194708/digging-u...s.html#storylink=rss

That ‘mystery shipwreck’ in the Gulf of Mexico is apparently more
of a North American thing than South/Central America … here’s more
coverage:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/05...tury-nation-science/

A 1600 years b.p. pot from along the Squamish River:

www.piquenewsmagazine.com/whistler/squam.../Content?oid=2304405

Students digging a War of 1812 site near Barrie:

www.simcoe.com/news/news/article/1363813

A purloined Civil War headstone was recovered:

www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2012/05/...eadstone_stolen.html

Confirmation of Sierra Nevada megadroughts (we may have
had this already):

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120601120622.htm
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Remains of a 19th century whaling ship from Argentina:

www.eastbayri.com/news/2012/may/29/warre...eck-found-argentina/

Jamaica is trying to get heritage status for the sunken bits
of Port Royal:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/centr...nken-Port-Royal.html

More on trade patterns and the collapse of the Maya:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/27/maya-h...lapse_n_1542842.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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Audio news from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews27may12.mp3


A different sort of Nazi loot case:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2153707...s-German-museum.html
www.timesofisrael.com/holocaust-survivor...ct-to-berlin-museum/

Latest in the search for Amelia Earhart:

news.discovery.com/history/amelia-earhar...reme-jar-120530.html
www.csmonitor.com/USA/2012/0602/Amelia-E...-Pacific-atoll-video
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2152931...s-disappearance.html

Another 350 year-old math problem solved:

phys.org/news/2012-05-teenager-reportedl...ution-year-math.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/27/shourr...r-old_n_1549172.html

Feature on Livingstone’s diary:

chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/archive-...n-living-color/36457

A pile of sports research has been released (not sure how much is of
historical interest):

www.theregister.co.uk/2012/05/30/450_yea...d_football_research/

On the role of speculation in science:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/29/science/dogs-...ion-and-science.html

On flyswatters:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/magazine/who-...tter.html?ref=design


Google’s latest project: World Wonders:

www.google.com/culturalinstitute/worldwonders/

Harvard’s World Map thing might be of interest:

worldmap.harvard.edu/

A brief look at bloodletting through the ages:

www.history.com/news/2012/05/30/a-brief-...ory-of-bloodletting/

Interesting essay on Rubens:

www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-maidman/wh...great_b_1553004.html


Excellent radio interview about the media and its handling of
sensational archaeological claims:

www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/sp...gy-and-media/4017372

The ADS/DA Guides to Good Practice:

guides.archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/

Weird deaths of ancient rulers (‘ancient’ rather broadly construed):

io9.com/5907578/10-weirdest-ways-that-ancient-rulers-died

Turning the literary canon into graphic novels:

www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archiv...-into-comics/257908/

In case you’re wondering what all the fuss about the transit of Venus is
about:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/29/science/space...last-until-2117.html

Turning a Renaissance theatre in Florence into a home:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/greathomesand...century-palazzo.html

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Pompeii:

www.vancouversun.com/travel/Pompeii+Roma...e/6693415/story.html

Antipatris:

www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblic...-off-my-bucket-list/

A couple of ‘Biblical’ sites in Jerusalem:

www.jpost.com/Travel/AroundIsrael/Article.aspx?id=271708
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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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Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

www.savingantiquities.org/blog/
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NUMISMATICA
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They’ve started cleaning the Beau Street Hoard:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-18280324

A metal detectorist found a silver islamic dirham near Horncastle:

www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/British-Mus...02-detail/story.html

Latest issue of the e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n22.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n23.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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Antico:

online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240527023...408100879031544.html
www.nytimes.com/2012/06/01/arts/design/a...rick-collection.html

Posters of Paris:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55791
www.jsonline.com/entertainment/arts/post...5jbcf-156318105.html

Heinrich Kuehn:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/25/arts/design/h...tz-and-steichen.html

William Matthew Prior:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/25/arts/design/w...-queen-victoria.html


Dead Sea Scrolls:

weeklypress.com/in-the-beginning-the-dea...stitute-p3133-95.htm

Gongora:

cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2012/05/29/ac...38295224_794892.html

Renaissance Venice:

www.nytimes.com/2012/06/01/arts/design/r...-library-museum.html

Theater, Life, and Afterlife:

www.nytimes.com/2012/06/01/arts/design/t...china-institute.html


Recent finds from northern China:

www.theartnewspaper.com/whatson/event/Un...rthern-China/1122796


Cambodia wants a couple of statues back from the Met:

www.nytimes.com/2012/06/02/arts/design/c...century-statues.html
www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2012/06/...-statues-museum.html

The Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has reopened:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-18204197
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/...just-discovered.html

We mentioned this Sotheby’s auction of a Bocklin painting before, I think:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55583

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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Almira:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/arts/music/op...-gershwin-hotel.html

Hound of the Baskervilles:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/nyregion/a-re...-in-stony-point.html

Tempest:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/nyregion/a-re...-hartford-stage.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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On purported animation effects (!) in cave art:

news.discovery.com/history/prehistoric-movies-120608.html

Spanish scientists are accused of misdating bones:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jun/10/f...ow-sima-huesos-spain

More voices for the ‘Out of Asia’ theory:

phys.org/news/2012-06-evidence-asia-africa-source-earliest.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ame-Asia-Africa.html
news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/06/a...or-human-ancest.html

On infectious disease and human origins:

phys.org/news/2012-06-infectious-disease-human.html

They’ve figured out how tall Homo heidelbergensis was:

www.sci-news.com/othersciences/anthropology/article00369.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-06/f-sf-hhw060612.php
phys.org/news/2012-06-homo-heidelbergens...ler-neanderthal.html

Why humans beat out the Neanderthal types:

news.discovery.com/history/humans-neanderthals-120605.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47692301/ns/technol...and_science-science/

Not sure if we mentioned this feature on the Shanidar caves:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2012/0...discoveries-in-iraq/
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AFRICA
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Kenya plans to build some underwater museums:

allafrica.com/stories/201206010068.html
www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/may/...ca-underwater-museum
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Looking at the recent finds from Deir al-Barsha:

weekly.ahram.org.eg/2012/1101/he1.htm

see also:
www.dayralbarsha.com/sites/drupal.arts.k...20Press%20Report.pdf

A foiled theft attempt from near Aswan:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/44...-safe-after-the.aspx
www.egyptindependent.com/news/attempt-st...wan-foiled-culture-2

A pile of Egyptian relics have gone on display at Swansea
University:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-18337395

Excavating some of the sewage system at Persepolis:

www.payvand.com/news/12/jun/1056.html

Searching for shipwrecks off the coast of Qatar:

www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.a...e_id=57&parent_id=56

Lots of attention for a hoard associated somehow (maybe) with the
Bar Kokhba revolt:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55686
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47691089/ns/technol...and_science-science/
www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/archa...-kiryat-gat-1.434633
www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/History/Early+History...vered_5-Jun-2012.htm
www.ynetnews.com/articles/1,7340,L-4238447,00.html
www.antiquities.org.il/about_eng.asp?Modul_id=14
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/156552
www.jpost.com/Headlines/Article.aspx?id=272725
www.livescience.com/20750-israel-antiqui...oman-jewish-war.html

Interesting study on determining the volume of various jugs:

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10....journal.pone.0033895
phys.org/news/2012-06-ancient-jugs-secre...matics-biblical.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-06/afot-ajh060412.php
www.aftau.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=16712

Vandals damaged a 1600 years b.p. mosaic at Hamat Tiberias:

articles.boston.com/2012-05-29/news/3188...osaic-archaeologists

… and the Haredim rioted at another site:

www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4238256,00.html

A sort of overview of archaeology finds from Israel for the
month of May:

www.bibleinterp.com/articles/rep368008.shtml

A German prof has translated the oldest known chunk of Hebrew:

m.thelocal.de/sci-tech/20120606-42969.html

Iraq wants a pile of ancient (Jewish) documents back from the U.S.:

www.timesofisrael.com/iraqi-government-t...n-our-torah-scrolls/

Discussing the ‘James the brother of Jesus’ thing:

blogs.jpost.com/content/qa-%E2%80%98jame...olls%E2%80%99-part-2

Hershel Shanks comments on the James Ossuary decision:

www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=272689

The Ashkelon dig blog is live again:

digashkelon.com/blog/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A fair bit of attention for a study of a Punic War era ship’s ram
which was found a few years ago:

www.livescience.com/20844-ancient-warship-ram-degrading.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-06/acs-nsf060612.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120606132414.htm
phys.org/news/2012-06-secrets-bay-pirates-warship-sunk.html
www.sci-news.com/othersciences/chemistry/article00372.html


A Classicist comments on the Greek debt crisis:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18255039

… and then Greek Reporter interviewed him:

greece.greekreporter.com/2012/06/10/what...an-expert-weighs-in/

A few Olympics-related items this week … first, one about
those who cheated in the ancient games:

online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240527023...d=lifestyle_newsreel

… and why the Greeks have already ‘won’:

www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathan...mpics-british-museum

They’ll be debating the Elgin/Parthenon Marbles on Monday (and
it will be live streamed):

eu.greekreporter.com/2012/06/08/debate-o...n-marbles-in-the-uk/

Nice feature on the Marsiliana d’Albegna project (not sure when this one
came out):

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-etruscan-settlement


Matthew Dennison gossips about the 12 Caesars:

www.express.co.uk/posts/view/325418/Emperors-of-excess

Some Latin Week results:

www.thereporteronline.com/article/201206...udents-seize-the-day

More on converting Hagia Sophia to a mosque again:

uk.reuters.com/article/2012/05/26/uk-tur...dUKBRE84P0FV20120526

In case you haven’t seen the ‘misheard Carmina Burana’ thing yet:



The Arch of Titus Digital Restoration Project:

yu.edu/cis/activities/arch-of-titus/

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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They’ve restored Ghiberti’s Porta del Paradiso:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55235
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...rpiece-restored.html
www.newsday.com/news/nation/now-clean-do...aly-museum-1.3767277

Plenty of press attention for the discovery of the remains
of the Curtain Theatre (associated with Shakespeare, of course):

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18351007
phys.org/news/2012-06-shakespeare-curtain-theatre.html
www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/06/us-br...dUSBRE8550LH20120606
www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/jun/06/s...oreditch-east-lonfon

… but more for some purported ‘vampire burials’ from Bulgaria:

en.ria.ru/strange/20120606/173884146.html
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/ju...s-skeletons-bulgaria
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...on-for-Bulgaria.html
cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/06...s-dug-up-in-bulgaria
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18334106
news.discovery.com/history/vampire-skeletons-120606.html
phys.org/news/2012-06-bulgaria-skeletons-vampirism.html

… and some clumsy archaeologists were involved:

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=139940


A 9000 years b.p. fish trap from off the coast of Sweden:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18331340

On the diet of Mary Rose sailors:

www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/ar...-analysis-shows.html

They might have found the ship of the ‘Pirate King of Scilly’:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2154279...ings-ship-found.html
www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Wreck-pirate-sh...33-detail/story.html
Trying to preserve some Viking artifacts from Oseberg:

phys.org/news/2012-06-monumental-effort-...iking-treasures.html


Evidence of cold storage in Scotland 4000 years b.p.:

www.scotsman.com/news/scottish-news/top-...ht-of-cool-1-2335347


Plenty of folks have checked out the Loftus Anglo-Saxon Treasure:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-18346034

Plans to turn a Victorian fort off Pembrokeshire into a tourist
attraction:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-18262972

Heritage issues in Germany:

www.spiegel.de/international/germany/nor...ritage-a-837536.html

An apparently unknown/neglected Romanesque Cloister site in Spain in
prompting
discussion:

cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2012/06/04/ac...38839166_403833.html

… with some followups:

cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2012/06/05/ac...38924407_138332.html
cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2012/06/05/ac...38920086_986826.html
cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2012/06/06/ac...38995068_311540.html
elpais.com/cultura/2012/06/08/actualidad/1339149057_734965.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Latest terracotta warriors find:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2012/jun/...unveiled-china-video
www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2012/...oted%2Band%2Bburned/

A pre Buddhism statue of Prince Siddharta:

www.livescience.com/20799-ancient-statue...s-prince-buddha.html

The Great Wall of China is twice as long (!) as originally
thought:

news.discovery.com/history/great-wall-china-long-120607.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-18337039


Treasure hunterish coverage of the search for a 19th
century shipwreck near Auckland:

www.stuff.co.nz/national/7073622/Treasur...180-year-old-mystery

Plans to retrieve a pile of Ming porcelain from a shipwreck off
Indonesia (not sure which one):

www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-...0529,0,1004793.story

OpEd on whether some Cambodian ‘blood antiquities’ should be returned:

www.cnn.com/2012/06/07/opinion/vlasic-davis-cambodia-art/

China is giving a bunch of 2000 years b.p. skeletons a DNA test:

news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2012-06/08/c_123251626.htm

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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Ceramics tell the tale of a migration in the Four Corners area some 800
years b.p.:

phys.org/news/2012-06-ceramics-story-anc...hwest-migration.html


The report of the first doctor to reach Abraham Lincoln after he was
shot has been found:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/05/dr-cha...eport_n_1572153.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/north...-was-shot-found.html

A 19th century tombstone washed ashore on a San Francisco beach:

www.sfbayareaobserver.com/2012/06/myster...rns-up-at-ocean.html

Excavating a War of 1812 shipwreck near Washington D.C.:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/06...itish-navy-cultures/

That strange Mayan city of Yupaha story keeps coming back:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2157023...orgia-mountains.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Lidar has possibly helped locate the ‘lost’ city of Ciudad Blanca
in Honduras:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120606092719.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-06/uoh-urt060512.php
www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/06/08/laser...00s/?intcmp=features

cf:
blogs.berkeley.edu/2012/06/07/good-scien...ype-bad-archaeology/

Not sure whether we mentioned this huge Peruvian burial fully of
mummified babies at Pachacamac yet:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/06...-pachacamac-science/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...d-Peruvian-tomb.html

They’ve preserved some Maya sites found beneath a highway in
Oxkintok:

www.tajikistannews.net/story/206382504

More on that ‘updated’ Mayan calendar:

www.ksl.com/?sid=20542295&nid=1012

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 Archaenews Podcast:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...aeo-news-podcast-211

Audio news from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Isaac Newton as next action hero?:

www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/jun/08/isaa...ollywood-action-hero

On the role of speculation in science (with a dog domestication
connection sort of thing):

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/29/science/dogs-...ion-and-science.html

Richard Leakey talks climate change:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/23/nyregion/afri...-climate-change.html

They’ve looked at the pollen remains in the Shroud of Turin:

vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/homepage/i...-torino-turin-15330/

Some of that shipwreck champagne we mentioned a while ago
fetched a decent price at auction:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/08/shipwr...ioned_n_1580697.html

Arguing for the primacy of manakish over pizza:

uk.news.yahoo.com/pizza-or-manakish--so-...irst---20120524.html

Antiquity handed out some scholars awards:

content.usatoday.com/communities/science...ones-and-seafarers/1

Pondering lost art:

www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathan...iteread-lucian-freud

On the first mention of Leukemia:

www.nytimes.com/2012/06/05/health/histor...gainst-leukemia.html

James Cook and the transit of Venus:

phys.org/news/2012-06-james-cook-transit-venus.html

… and the Maya viewpoint:

www.csmonitor.com/World/Americas/Latin-A...yas-did-before-video

About 1200 years b.p., earth was hit with a radiation blast of some sort
which is seen in (affects?) C14 dates:

www.theregister.co.uk/2012/06/05/mysterious_energy_blast/


Cyprus isn’t happy with the Biblical Archaeology Society:

www.incyprus.com.cy/en-gb/Blogs/4324/28144/visit-condemned

Feature on fireworks/firecracker ephemera:

www.nytimes.com/2012/06/08/arts/design/v...ages-at-auction.html

Review of Andrew Dalbanco, *College: What it Was. What it Should Be*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/06/10/books/review/...andrew-delbanco.html

Scholars aren’t happy with an NYPL plan:

www.nytimes.com/2012/06/10/nyregion/scho...-expansion-plan.html

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Appian Way:

www.timescolonist.com/travel/Time+travel...y/6757156/story.html
www.chicagotribune.com/travel/sns-201206...0605,0,3561414.story

Egypt:

www.foxnews.com/travel/2012/06/09/advent...nders-ancient-egypt/

Rome:

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travel-advice...le-for-children.html

Turkish mosques:

travel.nytimes.com/2012/06/10/travel/tra...rst-starchitect.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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Plenty of coverage of the arrest of a couple of guys found with
a gold wreath and other items from a Macedonian style burial:

www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2012/...-gold-wreath-armband
www.salon.com/2012/06/08/greece_2_caught...h_armband/singleton/
www.scotsman.com/news/international/pair...-smuggling-1-2346107
www.salon.com/2012/06/08/greece_2_caught...gold_wreath_armband/
www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/2-ar...JQAijagNV_story.html

OpEd sort of thing at the ASOR blog about looting:

asorblog.org/?p=2333&utm_source=rss&utm_...-what-are-your-ideas

… and one about trafficking in antiquities during wars:

www.eurasiareview.com/08062012-trafficki...ime-of-war-analysis/

Some press attention for the WikiLoot project:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jun/06/w...ing-stolen-artifacts
Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

www.savingantiquities.org/blog/
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NUMISMATICA
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The e-Sylum is having technical difficulties this week, so this (early)
edition is probably all that will come today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n23.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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Heaven, Hell, and Dying Well:

www.kansascity.com/2012/06/09/3649922/la...lustrates-death.html

Lost Egypt:

www.milforddailynews.com/news/x465789617...ns-Museum-of-Science

Churchill: The Power of Words:

www.nytimes.com/2012/06/09/arts/design/c...-morgan-library.html

Tomb Treasure of Han China:

www.nytimes.com/2012/06/09/arts/09iht-melikian09.html

Picasso’s Parade:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/04/pi...s-on-view-in-france/

Rembrandt’s Etchings:

www.star-telegram.com/2012/06/07/4016650...laimed-etchings.html

Klimt:

www.nytimes.com/2012/06/05/arts/05iht-klimt05.html


Looking at Caravaggio’s ‘Denial of St Peter’:

www.nytimes.com/2012/06/08/arts/design/c...of-art.html?ref=arts

Chinese museums are becoming more ‘outward looking’:

www.nytimes.com/2012/06/09/arts/09iht-rartholden09.html

Interesting item on Philip Mould, who looks for fake art:

www.nytimes.com/2012/06/09/arts/09iht-rartmould09.html

Feature on the Russian Museum of Private Collections:

www.nytimes.com/2012/06/09/arts/09iht-rartmoscow09.html

Sotheby’s is contesting the seizure of a Cambodian statue:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/06/au...ts-seizure-of-statue


Haven’t had a news followup to this auction of a 9000 years b.p. limestone
mask:

www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/cultu...0523,0,2594457.story

A Napoleonic letter coming to auction:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18335017

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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Merchant of Venice:

www.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/arts/30iht-lon30.html

Ballo Delle Ingrate:

www.nytimes.com/2012/06/05/arts/music/mo...-different-spin.html

Medieval Play:

theater.nytimes.com/2012/06/08/theater/r...ay-at-signature.html

A document associated with Chopin is coming to auction:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55909

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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Barry Unsworth:

www.nytimes.com/2012/06/08/books/barry-u...list-dies-at-81.html
www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/...JQA04JkQV_story.html

Philip Tobias:

www.timeslive.co.za/local/2012/06/07/pro...-tobias-dies-aged-86
www.businessday.co.za/articles/Content.aspx?id=173689
www.iol.co.za/the-star/some-of-the-profe...hievements-1.1314366
www.iol.co.za/pretoria-news/famed-academ...obias-dies-1.1315027
latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/...lip-tobias-dies.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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EARLY HUMANS
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Cave paintings in Spain are associated with the Neanderthals now:

www.npr.org/2012/06/15/155110484/neander...oldest-cave-painters
www.npr.org/2012/06/15/155009945/famous-...t-not-be-from-humans
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/06...-spain-science-pike/
www.latimes.com/news/opinion/opinion-la/...0614,0,4292014.story
www.news24.com/SciTech/News/Neanderthals...ave-artists-20120614
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0614/Did-...first-cave-paintings
news.discovery.com/history/oldest-cave-a...derthals-120614.html
www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jun/14/n...reate-cave-paintings
www.france24.com/en/20120614-neanderthal...inting-artists-study
www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/06...aintings-europe.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-06/uob-udr060612.php
news.yahoo.com/spanish-cave-paintings-sh...world-180821995.html
artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55800
www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/3414..._cave_art_gets_older
phys.org/news/2012-06-iberian-europe-oldest-cave-art.html
www.nytimes.com/2012/06/15/science/new-d...of-neanderthals.html
www.sci-tech-today.com/news/Spanish-Cave...tory_id=0330039XH0NF
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-06/uob-udr060612.php

On homo heidelbergensis being an ‘early’ Neanderthal:

phys.org/news/2012-06-largest-group-foss...ns-neanderthals.html

What the bonobo genome says about chimps, humans, and bonobos:

www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpsci...hints-at-common.html
www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurr...ull/nature11128.html

Feature on Louis Leakey:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2012/0...-of-hominid-hunting/

Theory about a plague wiping out almost every human/protohuman
(not sure about this one):

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...at-Neanderthals.html

More on dogs and early human success v. Neanderthals:

www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2...neanderthals/257145/

… and more on cave paintings as early versions of
cartoons:

www.npr.org/2012/06/16/155169614/a-flick...ave-drawings-to-life
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AFRICA
================================================================
I think we mentioned this Madagascar ‘postal system’ a few weeks
ago:

news.discovery.com/history/17th-century-...l-system-120615.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Security guards foiled an attempt to steal a panel depicting
Merenptah from a quarry:

www.egyptindependent.com/news/attempt-st...wan-foiled-culture-2

… and heavy sentences for folks caught after breaking into
a German storage facility in Luxor:

www.egyptindependent.com/news/luxor-cour...stealing-antiquities

An interesting find associated with the Gezer water system:

www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=38051

Some thieves were caught ‘red handed’ in Modi’in:

www.timesofisrael.com/antiquities-thieves-arrested-near-modiin/
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/242238#.T927iJFQBqM

A summary of the damage that has been done to
Syria’s cultural heritage in the ongoing conflict:

globalheritagenetwork.ning.com/profiles/...-s-cultural-heritage

A 7500 years b.p. pearl from the UAE:

www.indianexpress.com/news/oldest-pearl-...d-in-the-uae/960530/

Nice feature on Turkey’s first underwater archaeology
department:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/underwater-arc...=23262&NewsCatID=375

Latest in the Mugrahbi bridge thing:

www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=273899

More on Turkey’s demand for artifacts to be returned from
various places:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-demands...=23273&NewsCatID=375
www.artmediaagency.com/en/45036/turkey-embargoes-antique-works/
www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Turkey-...oreign-museums/26607

Plenty going on at the official Gath Excavations blog:

gath.wordpress.com/

… and Tel Burna:

telburna.wordpress.com/

Twitter in ancient Egypt:

www.historytoday.com/blog/2012/06/cartoo...witter-ancient-egypt


More James ossuary business:

www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/...0613,0,6215574.story


** just so folks know, it appears that Ha’aretz has suddenly put things
behind a paywall
(perhaps just for those outside of Israel) … I only link to Ha’aretz
articles (and any
articles, for that matter) which I can access without difficulty (or
paying).
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Latest threatened department seems to be the Institute of Archaeology
and Antiquity at Birmingham:

saveiaa.wordpress.com/

… and the petition:

www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-the-iaa/

A Bronze Age necropolis from Serbia:

news.xinhuanet.com/english/sci/2012-06/17/c_131657981.htm
www.b92.net/eng/news/society-article.php...6&dd=16&nav_id=80796

Theophrastus’ observations have apparently inspired
some sort of heating device:

phys.org/news/2012-06-ancient-effect-harnessed-electricity.html

Finds from various periods off Skiathos:

greece.greekreporter.com/2012/06/11/anci...ter-skiathos-island/

Illegal digs are on the rise in Greece, alas:

www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_w..._1_15/06/2012_447341

… and austerity measures threaten antiquities in general:

www.nytimes.com/2012/06/12/arts/design/a...ed-by-austerity.html

The folks at Intelligence Squared hosted a much-publicized debate on
what should be done with the Elgin/Parthenon Marbles:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18373312
www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/greek-el...henon-marbles-greece
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/...rieze-to-Greece.html
eu.greekreporter.com/2012/06/12/motion-t...ajority-in-a-debate/

Feature on Trajan’s Market:

www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...be910bc2c57b2630.531

A Greek text of Origen’s homilies on the Psalms has turned up:

www.roger-pearse.com/weblog/?p=8758
www.bsb-muenchen.de/Einzeldarstellung.402+M53f1166a989.0.html

So that’s how Palmyra survived in the ‘desert’:

phys.org/news/2012-06-roman-empire-historical-mystery.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...e-mystery-of-palmyra

This feature on the Antikythera Mechanism keeps turning up
in my newsfeeds for some reason (nothing new, really):

phys.org/news/2012-06-antikythera-machine.html

Roman Maryport didn’t get funding:

www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/other/roman-...5?referrerPath=news/

Review of Matthew Dennison, *Twelve Caesars*:

www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment...ennison-7851422.html

Yet another (forced) analogy involving the Melian Dialogue:

blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check...rones-and-cyber-war/

A movie about Augustine?:



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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Last year about this time we heard about a ‘John the Baptist’ bones
discovery near Sozopol … now we get the tv-program-associated
followup:

news.discovery.com/history/john-baptist-bones-120615.html
www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/...0615,0,6509901.story
in.reuters.com/article/2012/06/15/us-bri...dINBRE85E0U220120615
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALe...4806bf5ed044ef2768df
phys.org/news/2012-06-bones-bulgaria-john-baptist.html
news.yahoo.com/mysterious-bones-may-belo...ptist-230719990.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47822985/ns/technol...and_science-science/
www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2012/0616/1224318057078.html
www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n280594
www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/15/us-br...dUSBRE85E0U220120615

An intact British skeleton from Waterloo:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2158303...all-felled-ribs.html

Remains of a large prehistoric building in Monmouth:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-18423528

Some of the Lewis Chessmen are returning to Scotland:

www.agencebretagnepresse.com/fetch.php?i...rned%20to%20Scotland
www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journ...ned-to-western-isles
www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/at-l...ish-musuem-1-2352524
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-18429790

The Trevi Fountain is falling apart:

travel.usatoday.com/destinations/dispatc...s-crumbling/714657/1
www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/11/rom...ing-lack-maintenance

… and Venice continues to struggle against water:

www.spiegel.de/international/europe/veni...-water-a-838713.html

An interesting followup to those Bulgarian ‘vampire’ burials:

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=140315

Finds from various periods at Olympic Park:

news.discovery.com/history/artifacts-olympic-park-120611.html

Soldiers in WWI France made some very interesting cave
‘carvings’:

www.spiegel.de/international/europe/fren...-war-i-a-838414.html

That Napoleonic letter we mentioned last week fetched big bucks at
auction:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55927
www.france24.com/en/20120611-rare-napole...ture-french-homework
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/10/napole...ction_n_1584670.html

They’ve done some restoration of Santa Maria Antiqua in Rome:

www.nytimes.com/2012/06/15/arts/design/r...a-maria-antiqua.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Digging a major trading centre in Tamil Nadu dating to 2300 years b.p.:

business-standard.com/india/news/ancient...oreign-trade/476749/

Researching how south east Asia went from hunter-gatherer to
farming:

phys.org/news/2012-06-southeast-asia-evo...-hunter-farming.html

… and a feature on stone age tools from India:

www.thehindu.com/arts/history-and-culture/article3516451.ece

… and one on some Mauryan finds made back in the early part of the
previous century:

articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/201...llars-mauryan-empire

A Bronze Age burial from West Kazahkstan:

caspionet.kz/eng/general/Archeological_e...gion_1339387866.html

Erotic Pala era sculptures from Bihar:

articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/201...mple-kaimur-district

Archaeologists have found a stack of Japan’s oldest census records:

www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v6/newsworld.php?id=672693

More on those recent Terracotta Warriors finds:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/11/chi...y-soldiers-unearthed
www.china.org.cn/china/2012-06/10/content_25612238.htm

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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Archaeologists uncover evidence of a long-forgotten Annapolis immigration
conflict:

phys.org/news/2012-06-archaeologists-unc...lis-immigration.html
www.capitalgazette.com/news/annapolis/ar...2f-75824f886769.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120611122633.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-06/uom-fai061112.php

Trying to figure out the identities of some people in Civil War photos:

news.yahoo.com/civil-war-photos-help-sou...stery-092732336.html

Search for remains of an 18th century school which educated free and
slave children in Virginia:

www.wm.edu/news/stories/2012/archaeologi...y-bray-school123.php

Excavating a Fremont village in Goshen:

www.heraldextra.com/news/local/south/gos...4e-3e0d06907e2e.html

More fallout from cuts at Parks Canada:

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story...nst-ottawa-plan.html

More on Lincoln’s doctor:

news.discovery.com/history/abraham-linco...t-doctor-120611.html

More on plans to raise/excavate a War of 1812 shipwreck near
Washington D.C.:

www.wtop.com/41/2903654/Archeologists-to...dates-to-War-of-1812
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Feature on Easter Island:

ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/07/easter-island/bloch-text

On Pre-Columbian human habitation in Amazonia:

phys.org/news/2012-06-amazon-landscape-e...eans-scientists.html
phys.org/news/2012-06-scientists-dispel-...s-insight-human.html
www.sciencemag.org/content/336/6087/1429

More o LiDAR in Honduras:

www.uh.edu/news-events/stories/2012/june/0605LiDARHonduras.php
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-forests-of-honduras

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/audnews10jun12.mp3

Interesting news item on the Vatican’s need for a new
librarian:



Volume 11 (2011) of the online (?) journal Saguntum is
available, with all sorts of papers about charcoal as heritage:

ojs.uv.es/index.php/saguntumextra/issue/view/108/showToc

It might be a painting of a young Jane Austen after all:

news.discovery.com/history/jane-austen-portrait-120613.html

Some Welsh guy claims to have found the original recipe
for Jack Daniels:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/16/wel...-recipe-jack-daniels

A pile of Victorian criminal records are now online:

uk.news.yahoo.com/historic-criminal-reco...nline-230559439.html

This week’s theory about humans’ role in mammoth extinction:

phys.org/news/2012-06-climate-habitat-hu...ahoots-mammoths.html

… or maybe there was an asteroid:

phys.org/news/2012-06-evidence-theory-ex...restrial-impact.html

On the rise of capital letters (sort of):

www.startribune.com/business/158205095.html

Seven great underwater finds:

www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/06/shipw...d=3914&pageid=115178

On countries’ shapes and their cultural diversity:

phys.org/news/2012-06-countries-impact-cultural-diversity.html

This week, we are told the Shroud of Turin is one of 40 fakes:

www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/discovery/...f-40-fakes-1.1315981
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2157217...TER-crucifixion.html

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Greece wants the tourists to keep coming:

rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/15/...ourists-keep-coming/

Oaxaca:

www.nytimes.com/2012/06/16/arts/design/o...ory-unvarnished.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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More on the arrests associated with that Macedonian burial:

www.kansascity.com/2012/06/08/3648176/gr...th-ancient-gold.html
artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55934

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

www.savingantiquities.org/blog/
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NUMISMATICA
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A metal detectorist turned up a Roman coin near Burnham-on-Sea:

www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2012/treasure-find-13-06-12.php

Review of D. Hendin, *The Coins of Herod*:

www.biblicalarchaeology.org/reviews/the-...-die-classification/

*** not sure what's happened with the e-Sylum newsletter this week ***

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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Cleopatra:

947thewave.radio.com/2012/06/12/cleopatr...ell-worth-your-time/

Rodin:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=55611

War of 1812:

blogs.ottawacitizen.com/2012/06/16/canad...war-of-1812-exhibit/

Thracian treasures are coming to the “Louver”:

paper.standartnews.com/en/article.php?d=...-06-16&article=39347

DaVinci:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-18449474
www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/articl...0279881339668973646A

Cerveteri:

www.artmediaagency.com/en/44622/the-louv...ry-of-etruscan-city/

Heaven, Hell and Dying Well:

www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/2012/Ju...pes-middle-ages.ashx
phys.org/news/2012-06-la-getty-museum-death-middle.html

Medicine and the Olympic Games of Antiquity:

www.culture24.org.uk/science%20%26%20nature/medicine/art389357

The Bible Lands Museum celebrates its 20th anniversary:

www.themedialine.org/news/news_detail.asp?NewsID=35352

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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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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David Ridgway:

www.heraldscotland.com/comment/obituarie...vid-ridgway.17866097

Philip Tobias:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jun/14/phillip-tobias
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/9323008/Phillip-Tobias.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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EARLY HUMANS
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Something about a major volcanic eruption that somehow
affected Neanderthals:

phys.org/news/2012-06-italian-super-erup...-larger-thought.html
www.ouramazingplanet.com/3067-ancient-su...eruption-larger.html

Theory that Homo erectus lived in ‘baboon-like’ societies:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2012/0...lived-like-a-baboon/

More on Neanderthal cave paintings in Spain:

news.sky.com/home/article/16247537
www.sciencemag.org/content/336/6087/1409
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AFRICA
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On the DNA front, they’ve found evidence of African/non-African genetic
mixing some 3000 years ago (not sure how serious they are about the
Queen of Sheba connection):

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47907675/ns/technol...and_science-science/
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18526428
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-06/wtsi-gaa061912.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120621130645.htm
www.livescience.com/21093-queen-sheba-ethiopian-genetics.html

They were ‘dairying’ in North Africa some 7000 years b.p.:

www.bris.ac.uk/news/2012/8566.html
www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/3416...th_Africans_got_milk
news.discovery.com/history/milk-ancient-africans-120620.html
phys.org/news/2012-06-chemical-analysis-...eveals-dairying.html
www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episo...n-millennia-12-06-20
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A 7000 years b.p. natural pearl from Saudi Arabia:

news.discovery.com/history/oldest-pearl-arabia-120618.html

Interesting Bes talisman find:

news.yahoo.com/talisman-ancient-googly-e...vered-154851461.html

Feature on the Great Pyramid:

uk.news.yahoo.com/secrets-of-the-great-p...f-giza-20120523.html

Feature on the Tomb of the Chantress:

www.archaeology.org/1207/features/valley...hantress_coffin.html

Another bust in Giza:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/45...-illegal-posses.aspx

A find of what might possibly be the earliest known synagogue:

www.news-sentinel.com/apps/pbcs.dll/arti.../120629945/-1/LIVING

Hopes of being able to excavate some mysterious tombs (?)
near Deir Mar Musa:

news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/06/desert-mystery/

Concerns for the Dead Sea Scrolls (!?):

cenblog.org/artful-science/2012/06/22/de...of-sacred-documents/

… and plans to use technology to read the ‘unopenable’ ones:

uknow.uky.edu/content/computer-science-p...e-cultural-institute
www.lanereport.com/7452/2012/06/computer...-cultural-institute/

On ‘sensationalizing’ archaeological finds in the ANE:

chronicle.com/article/Raiders-of-the-Lost-Relics/132247/

A replica of an ancient Egyptian synagogue has arrived at TAU:

www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-worl...aviv-museum-1.439895

Marking the 30th anniversary of the excavations of the ancient city of
Jerash:

jordantimes.com/a-chance-romance-in-jera...es-history-literally

The Tel es-Safi/Gath excavation blog continues to be updated:

gath.wordpress.com/

Interesting medieval will of an Egyptian woman:

www.jpost.com/Magazine/Judaism/Article.aspx?id=274733

More on antiquities theft in Modi’in:

www.timesofisrael.com/tomb-robbers-ancie...-to-a-sleepy-suburb/

Review of Geoffrey Hartman, *The Third Pillar*:

www.tnr.com/book/review/third-pillar-geo...112&utm_medium=email

Review of Andrew Robinson, *Cracking the Egyptian Code*:

online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240527023...l?mod=googlenews_wsj

More on the James Ossuary verdict:
www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2012/junewe...ossuary-verdict.html
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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How Classics strengthen schools and society:

www.aft.org/pdfs/americaneducator/summer2012/dodington.pdf

The Capitoline she-wolf has been dated to the 12th century:

www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.a...e_id=39&parent_id=21

Roman glass in a Japanese tomb:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/23/japane...ifact_n_1621090.html
www.thesundaily.my/news/414525
mg.co.za/article/2012-06-22-les-found-in-ancient-japanese-tomb/

They’re back digging at Roman Maryport:

www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/other/roman-...8?referrerPath=news/

… and about to dig at a potentially major Roman site in South Devon:

www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk/Roman-coins-p...66-detail/story.html


Concerns for assorted ancient sites during Struma highway construction:

www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=f2930
www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=140613

Interesting robotic investigation of the Cloaca Maxima:

www.futureoftech.msnbc.msn.com/technolog...ancient-roman-841736

A Greek (maybe) coin hoard from Sozopol:

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=140509
paper.standartnews.com/en/article.php?d=...-06-21&article=39387

The Roman fort at Ruse is to be restored:

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=140503


They’ve found evidence of the original colour of the menorah on the
Arch of Titus:

yu.edu/cis/activities/arch-of-titus/


Mary Beard on the ‘romanization’ of the Olympic Games:

www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jun/22/oly...modern?newsfeed=true

In case you missed the Greece v German (philosophers) match last
week:

www.csmonitor.com/World/Backchannels/201...r-footballing-greats

Supposedly the best Roman baby names:

www.huffingtonpost.com/pamela-redmond-sa...an-ba_b_1619829.html

Latest in the Elgin/Parthenon Marbles thing:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18522165

Jeff Koons’ ancient inspirations:

www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/j...europe-a-839828.html

The Nemean Games are about to start:

greece.greekreporter.com/2012/06/20/5th-...n-games-to-commence/

Donald Kagan’s lectures on Ancient Greece on iTunes:

itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/ancient-gre...ry-video/id341652005

More on that Bronze Age necropolis from Serbia:

www.upi.com/Science_News/2012/06/18/Bron...058282/?spt=hs&or=sn

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 very interesting 3300 years b.p. trove of gold from Germany is causing
a pile of discussion:

www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/a...-trove-a-839989.html


Latest claim has Stonehenge being the site for a ‘neolithic Christmas’ or
maybe it was a symbol of unity … or something:

www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/93461...e-Age-Christmas.html
news.discovery.com/history/stonehenge-unify-britain-120622.html
www.shef.ac.uk/news/nr/stonehenge-monume...ion-britain-1.188608
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-06/uos-rfs062212.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120622163722.htm
phys.org/news259581262.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-18550513


Archaeologists have found a large, mysterious structure in Wales which
may have once been a bridge leading to an artificial island:

news.yahoo.com/mysterious-structure-may-...sland-203925472.html
news.discovery.com/history/mysterious-st...re-wales-120622.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47926991/ns/technol...and_science-science/

Possible find of some of Cromwell’s men’s heads:

www.kilkennypeople.ie/news/local/cromwel...ames-green-1-3955049

On the DNA front, the Welsh and Cornish are apparently the ‘purest
Britons’:

www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news...cientists-claim.html

Some exhumed monks were reburied:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-18551431

They’re surveying Bristol’s College Green:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-18491117


A hairpin which once belonged to Catherine de Medici turned up in a
toilet:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/queens-hair-pi...nd--in-a-toilet.aspx

More on that Viking shipwreck find off Sweden:

www.thelocal.se/41510/20120618/
www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions...-old-shipwreck-found
www.foxnews.com/world/2012/06/18/viking-...d-off-swedish-coast/

More on purported John the Baptist remains:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120618151228.htm
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/06...aria-science-higham/
www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/bone...b64oi6-1226396299326

More on the restoration of Santa Maria Antiqua:

www.nytimes.com/2012/06/15/arts/design/r...a-maria-antiqua.html

… and of course they’re still talking about Bulgarian vampires:

www.thesundaily.my/news/409855

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A 37 000 years b.p. (or thereabouts) burial from Sri Lanka:

www.sundayobserver.lk/2012/06/24/new33.asp

Oldest petroglyphs in Australia:

news.yahoo.com/archaeologist-finds-oldes...ralia-134339160.html
www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/18/rock-australia-art
artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=56029#.T-b-nJFQBqM

Doubts about a claimed 3500 years b.p. toilet find in Viet Nam:

english.vietnamnet.vn/en/science-technol...oilet-discovery.html

cf (this article is really a couple years old I think):

vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/Life-Style/2...und-in-viet-nam.html

More on that new trove of Terra Cotta warriors:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/11/ne...-unearthed-in-china/

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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Feature on the War of 1812:

www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/backissue...the-war-of-1812.html

They’ve uncovered the foundations of Maryland’s first state house:

www.washingtonpost.com/local/archaeologi...JQAZe3hsV_story.html

Looking for the original Fort Boonesborough:

www.kentucky.com/2012/06/20/2232089/arch...-to-find-traces.html

Big bucks for George Washington’s personal copy of the
Constitution:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18559880
artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=56083#.T-b5h5FQBqM

Oregon and California are arguing over where Drake landed:

www.npr.org/2012/06/17/155194143/states-...ancis-drakes-landing


Possible evidence of an earlier migration of folks across the
Bering Strait (or at least earlier opportunity):

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-06/osu-ndd061912.php
phys.org/news/2012-06-deglaciation-door-...icans-migration.html

A Penn Museum lecture by Robert Schuyler on the fort at Jamestown:



Review(ish) of Jim Downs, *Sick From Freedom*:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/16/sla...starvation-civil-war

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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New theory how the Easter Island moai were ‘walked’:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/06...lipo-science-rocked/
cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/19...lands-statues-walked
www.lbpost.com/news/2000000530-csulb-arc...-national-geographic
www.nydailynews.com/news/world/mystery-e...ed-article-1.1101299
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/21/easter...heory_n_1615990.html
www.slashgear.com/easter-island-statues-...rom-natgeo-22235313/

… and as long as we’re talking about the Moai, here’s a nice APOD of the
Milky Way above a group of them:

apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120618.html

A pre-Inca cinnabar mine from Trujillo:

www.peruviantimes.com/22/pre-inca-cinnab...d-in-trujillo/16097/

More on pre-Columbian human presence in the Amazon basin:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-06/nsf-srp061812.php

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/

Commentary on new methods of ‘digging’ in archaeology:

www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science...lace-excavation.html
ohio-archaeology.blogspot.com/2012/06/ar...re-than-digging.html

A possible musical inspiration for Puccini:

www.nytimes.com/2012/06/17/arts/music/pu...e-morris-museum.html

The restored version of Caravaggio’s Lazarus is back on display:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18463219

… and people still flock to the Madonna di Loreto:

www.nytimes.com/2012/06/14/arts/design/c...kons-hoi-polloi.html


In case you didn’t get the news about the ‘disturbing’ penguins they
saw during Captain Scott’s Antarctic expedition:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18370797

Thermal Quasi-Reflectography appears to be another
imaging technique which will be useful:

phys.org/news/2012-06-infrared-unveils-n...een-renaissance.html

Composing music by ‘natural selection’:

phys.org/news/2012-06-music-natural.html

A possible ‘new’ Indo European language has been discovered:

phys.org/news/2012-06-code-european-language.html


Clues as to who bankrolled John Cabot:

www.nytimes.com/2012/06/19/science/john-...d-the-new-world.html

Feature on the hunt for various ‘lost cities’:

news.discovery.com/earth/lost-cities-120618.html

The Oxford Index might be of interest to some folks:



Some objects associated with Shakespeare are going on
display:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/will...-British-Museum.html

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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‘Caligula’s Playground’:

www.smh.com.au/travel/activity/cruises/i...-20120621-20q6h.html

Oaxaca:

www.nytimes.com/2012/06/16/arts/design/o...ory-unvarnished.html

Polish Palaces:

travel.nytimes.com/2012/06/17/travel/pal...pping-in-poland.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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How (apparently) they pillage sites in Uzekistan:

www.uznews.net/news_single.php?lng=en&sub=&cid=4&nid=20172

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

www.savingantiquities.org/blog/
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NUMISMATICA
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A major Greek and Roman collection is coming to auction:

www.coinweek.com/auctions-news/morton-ed...e-seaver-collection/

… to be followed by another major Greek and Roman collection:

www.coinweek.com/auctions-news/numismati...efit-british-museum/

… and the e-Sylum is back … here’s the latest:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n25.html

… and the one which will likely show up later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n26.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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Glimpses into the Life of Hasidic Jews:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=56031#.T-cA9ZFQBqM

Cleopatra:

www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/cultu...0620,0,1701782.story

Dawn of Egyptian Art:

www.nytimes.com/2012/06/16/arts/16iht-melikian16.html

Landmarks of New York:

www.nytimes.com/2012/06/17/nyregion/the-...rish-art-museum.html


The Toledo Museum of Art will be returning a 2500 years b.p.
kalpis to Italy:

www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_208...ient-water-jug-italy
www.ydr.com/living/ci_20899804/ohio-muse...ient-water-jug-italy
www.washingtonpost.com/national/ohio-mus...JQAVs3iqV_story.html
usa.greekreporter.com/2012/06/21/ohio-mu...d-dionysos-to-italy/
www.dispatch.com/content/stories/life_an...g-back-to-italy.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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Song of Songs:

www.nytimes.com/2012/06/15/arts/music/bl...tioch.html?ref=music

Henry IV.i:

www.nytimes.com/2012/06/17/nyregion/a-re...r-of-new-jersey.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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Philip Tobias:

blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/...-v-tobias-1925-2012/
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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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