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      explorator 6.17 August 24, 2003
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      Joseph I. Lauer, Kris Curry, Louis A. Okin, Leanne Archer,
      Paul Cowie, Richard Heli, R.M. Howe, Steve Rankin, Mike Ruggeri,
      W. Richard Frahm, and Yonatan Nadelman for headses upses this
      week (as always hoping I have left no one out)

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      AFRICA, EUROPE, AND ASIA
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      The New York Times has a somewhat late report on that discovery
      of petroglyphs in Australia a few months ago (but at least they
      have a photo!):

      http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/22/international/asia/22AUST.html
      http://www.iht.com/articles/107442.html

      A 7000 B.P. terracotta of a male (just the lower half) has been
      found during pipeline construction in Germany:

      http://tinyurl.com/l0f6 (Yahoo)
      http://tinyurl.com/l0hj (Telegraph)

      Al-Ahram has a lengthy piece on the antiquity of Ethiopia:

      http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2003/652/heritage.htm

      BBC Radio had a thing on the diseases suffered by ancient Egyptians;
      article and a link to the audio at:

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/unearthingmysteries_20030812.shtml

      A Bronze Age village and a first-century A.D./C.E. Jewish farmhouse
      have been excavated in Israel:

      http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=330859
      http://tinyurl.com/l0e8 (Jerusalem Post)
      http://tinyurl.com/l0dj (Newsday)

      The submerged ancient port of Agrigento (possibly with a temple)
      has been found:

      http://tinyurl.com/l0ed (AGI)

      There is much concern that the new museum being built to house
      the Elgin/Parthenon Marbles is doing quite a bit of damage to
      ancient sites:

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3160203.stm

      An excavation at the Duke of Westminster's Eaton estate had
      revealed some nine millennia of occupation:

      http://tinyurl.com/l0hz (Daily Post)

      The largest painted Roman wall ever found north of the alps has
      been excavated in Salzburg (hopefully we'll hear more of this):

      http://salzburg.orf.at/oesterreich.orf?read=detail&channel=5&id=276009
      (article in German with some photos)

      This may be a repeat, but I can't find it if it is ... the so-
      called 'Portland Vase', usually considered to be a product of
      the first century B.C., is possibly a product of the
      Renaissance:

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3169929.stm

      The Cramond Lioness is returning to the Roman ruins whence it
      was found:

      http://www.edinburghnews.com/index.cfm?id=920942003

      A ninth-century A.D./C.E. church has been found in Bulgaria
      (I think something was lost in the translation of this one):

      http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=25365

      Ayodhya update:

      http://tinyurl.com/l0f0 (Yahoo)

      A recently-discovered letter sheds some light on the pope's
      involvement in Galileo's 'case':

      http://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=39885

      It appears St. Andrews sits atop a medieval cemetery:

      http://www.sundayherald.com/36229

      As promised, archaeologists had a major announcement about the
      Mary Rose ... they've found the front section:

      http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_810185.html
      http://www.thescotsman.co.uk/index.cfm?id=910102003
      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hampshire/dorset/3159301.stm
      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hampshire/dorset/3157767.stm
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      THE AMERICAS
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      The Meadowcroft Rock Shelter site is still causing debate:

      http://www.msnbc.com/news/956001.asp

      A 1500 B.P. tomb has been found in Oaxaca, Mexico:

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/08/030819072927.htm
      http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2003-08/fm-fma081403.php

      Ground penetrating radar has been used to locate what might be
      a campsite associated with the Donner Party:

      http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/20/national/20BRFS1.html
      http://tinyurl.com/l0da (Reno Gazette-Journal)

      A number of buffalo-hide shields have been returned to the
      Navajo Nation:

      http://www.sltrib.com/2003/Aug/08182003/utah/84915.asp (Photo)

      Human remains have been found beneath Ben Franklin's house:

      http://dsc.discovery.com/news/briefs/20030811/franklin.html

      The Titanic is deteriorating much quicker than expected:

      http://www.msnbc.com/news/955061.asp

      You know it's a slow news week when one of the longest articles
      to read is about problems New York is having finding a home for
      a statue of one of its early mayors:

      http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/22/nyregion/22STAT.html
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      ALSO OF INTEREST
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      Another indication of a slow news week: extended coverage on why
      humans lost most of their body hair:

      http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/19/science/19HAIR.html

      ... and how lice reveal when they (humans) began to wear clothing
      (interesting span of time between the previous event and this one):

      http://tinyurl.com/l0eh (SF Chronicle)
      http://www.msnbc.com/news/954058.asp
      http://www.iht.com/articles/107093.html
      http://tinyurl.com/kf11 (Yahoo)

      Japan Times has a lengthy feature on prehistoric art and what it
      tells us about human behaviour:

      http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?fl20030817a1.htm

      Medieval babies apparently thrived because of extended breast-
      feeding:

      http://tinyurl.com/l0cq (Telegraph)

      Venice has sunk roughly two feet over the past three centuries:

      http://dsc.discovery.com/news/briefs/20030818/venice.html

      The public can once again bathe at Bath:

      http://tinyurl.com/l0iy (Telegraph)

      A rather lengthy piece on Saddam Hussein's project to rebuild
      ancient Babylon:

      http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/19/international/worldspecial/19BABY.html

      ... and an interesting editorial which mentions it in the
      context of 'manipulating history':

      http://www.dailystar.com.lb/opinion/22_08_03_b.asp

      A sort of overview piece on what's happening in art museums in
      Washington, D.C.:

      http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/22/arts/design/22SMIT.html
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      MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
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      Archaeology 56.5 (Sept./Oct. 2003):

      http://www.archaeology.org/magazine.php?page=curiss/index
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      ON THE WEB
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      Sergei V. Rjabchikov, "On Some Scythian and Sarmatian Symbols" (pdf)

      http://anthro-globe.com/docs/articles/47.pdf

      Charles David Isabell, "'History' and 'Writing'" [on whether
      writers of scripture thought they were writing history]:

      http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/Isabell_history.htm

      Dana Huntley, "The Coming of Rome" (from British Heritage)

      http://www.historynet.com/bh/blcomingofrome/

      All about Colliery Checks (no, I didn't know what they were
      either):

      http://freespace.virgin.net/mark.smith30/PitchecksanIntroduction.htm

      Potentially useful is an online catalog/database/compendium of
      catalogs of German medieval manuscripts (i.e. manscripts from
      Germany, not necessarily in German):

      http://www.manuscripta-mediaevalia.de/
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      NEW ONLINE BOOKS
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      J.Th. Bakker, *Living and Working with the Gods. Studies of
      Evidence for Private Religion and its Material Environment
      in the City of Ostia*

      http://www.ostia-antica.org/privrel/privrel.htm

      Daphnis and Chloe (trans. Thornley):

      http://www.efn.org/~callen/Daphnis%20and%20Chloe,%201657.txt
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      BOOK REVIEWS
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      Robert Harris, *Pompeii* (fiction):

      http://books.guardian.co.uk/reviews/generalfiction/0,6121,1028237,00.htm
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      Tom Holland, *Rubicon: Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic*:

      http://books.guardian.co.uk/reviews/history/0,6121,1028233,00.html

      Daniel Farber, *Lincoln's Constitution*:

      http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/24/books/review/24POSNERT.html

      Jack Wasserman, *Michelangelo's Florence Pieta*
      Matthew Battles,*Library: an Unquiet History*

      http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/24/books/review/0824br-briefs.html
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      PERFORMANCES
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      Duchess of Malfi:

      http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/22/arts/theater/22MALF.html
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      DON'T EAT THAT ELMER (A.K.A. CVM GRANO SALIS)
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      A good example (maybe?) of how art can change someone's life:

      http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/20/arts/20ARTS.html

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      EXHIBITIONS
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      Fakes, Forgeries, and Facsimiles (Shakespearean):

      http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/19/arts/theater/19FAKE.html (photo)
      http://www.iht.com/articles/107289.html

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      CLASSICIST'S CORNER
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      A Latin teacher has been charged with murder:

      http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/20/nyregion/20LATI.html

      Some NJCL coverage (all different):

      http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wxxi/news.newsmain?action=article&ARTI
      CLE_ID=534201
      http://66.220.130.210/cgi-bin/LiveIQue.acgi$rec=106898?news
      http://www.thevictoriaadvocate.com/local/local/story/1275443p-1518108c.h
      tml

      Another sport with Greek origins:

      http://www.dailynewstranscript.com/news/local_regional/dedh_horseshoes08
      212003.htm

      Well, this is is definitely different ... stalking someone by means
      of ancient Greek?:

      http://tinyurl.com/l0jo (Telegraph)
      http://tinyurl.com/l0jj (Daily Record)

      Peter Jones:

      http://www.spectator.co.uk/article.php3?table=old§ion=current&issue=
      2003-08-23&id=3441

      Perfess'r Harris:

      http://www.realchangenews.org/issue/current/classics/classics_corner.htm
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      Akropolis News in Classical Greek:
      http://www.akwn.net/

      Radio Finland's Nuntii Latini
      http://www.yle.fi/fbc/latini/trans.html

      Radio Bremen's Der Monatsr├╝ckblick - auf Latein
      http://www.radiobremen.de/online/latein/

      U.S. Weather in Latin:
      http://latin.wunderground.com/
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      REPEATS
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      Drake's 'Secret Voyage':

      http://tinyurl.com/k9oa

      German 'Stonehenge':

      http://tinyurl.com/l0cx

      NC's Bill of Rights Copy:

      http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/22/opinion/22MORG.html

      SS Republic Discovery:

      http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/08/0821_030821_republic.htm
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      http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=434763
      http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/6552068.htm
      http://www.msnbc.com/news/953482.asp
      http://tinyurl.com/l0cr (Telegraph)

      Viking Burial in Dublin:

      http://www.ptd.net/webnews/wed/bs/Qireland-history.RkSr_DaC.html
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      OTHER SOURCES OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL NEWS
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      About.com Ancient History (blog):

      http://ancienthistory.about.com/

      About.com Archaeology (blog):

      http://archaeology.about.com/mbody.htm

      Ancient World Web Breaking News Page:

      http://julen.net/ancient/breaking.html

      Archaeologica:

      http://www.archaeologica.org/NewsPage.htm

      Archaeology Magazine's Newsbriefs:

      http://www.archaeology.org/magazine.php?page=0305/newsbriefs/index

      Bible and Interpretation Breaking News:

      http://www.bibleinterp.com/news.htm

      CBA Newsfeed:

      http://www.britarch.ac.uk/newsfeed/index.html

      CBA Archaeoblog:

      http://www.britarch.ac.uk/archaeoblog/

      Classics in Contemporary Culture (blog):

      http://www.people.memphis.edu/~mhooker/ccc.html

      Cronaca (blog):

      http://www.cronaca.com/

      Francis Deblauwe's 'Iraq War and Archaeology' site:

      http://cctr.umkc.edu/user/fdeblauwe/iraq.html

      Maritime Underwater Archaeological News:

      http://www.munarchaeology.com/munarchaeology/news/main.htm

      Michael Ruggeri's Ancient America and Mesoamerica News:

      http://community-2.webtv.net/@HH!35!F6!26C030D734B7/Topiltzin-2091/Ancie
      ntAmericaand/

      Mirabilis.ca (blog):

      http://www.mirabilis.ca

      Paleojudaica (blog):

      http://paleojudaica.blogspot.com

      Phluzein (blog):

      http://www.binref.com/phluzein/

      Stone Pages Archaeo News:

      http://www.stonepages.com/news/

      Texas A&M Anthropology News Site:

      http://www.tamu.edu/anthropology/news.html

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