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  • David Meadows
    ]|[============================================]|[ ]|[ EXPLORATOR ]|[ Watching the Web for News of the Ancient World ]|[ Volume 2, Issue 76 -- January 30, 2000
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      ]|[ EXPLORATOR
      ]|[ Watching the Web for News of the Ancient World
      ]|[ Volume 2, Issue 76 -- January 30, 2000
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      Editor's note: Depending on your mail software, some urls may wrap
      (especially those from the Telegraph) which will require you to rebuild the
      url at your end; if you get a 'file not
      found', check to see if the url wrapped on you. Most urls should be active
      for at least eight hours from the time of 'publicatio' .

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      Pardon the unannounced hiatus last week ... real life intruded into
      Explorator's regular publication schedule (it was a really quiet week then
      anyway ...)

      On the web this week:

      The Times of London has an interesting report by Nigel Hammond on how
      ancient cave dwellers actually 'processed' the colours they painted cave
      walls with (watch the wrap ... the Times urls are also somewhat strange
      this week; if you can't find the article, the date of issue is in the url):

      http://www.the-times.co.uk/news/pages/tim/2000/01/25/timcrtcrt01005.html?<<%U


      Eurekalert has notice of research from the Egyptian town of Mendes, which
      might shed light on the end of the Old Kingdom, according to Donald Redford:

      http://www.eurekalert.org:80/releases/penn-mfm012800.html

      Discovery.com has just put up a nice feature on animal mummies and the
      cults associated with them (thanks to Jane Stevens for the heads up):

      http://www.discovery.com/indep/newsfeatures/animalmummies/animalmummies.html


      ABCNews has a report (with RealMedia content) by science editor Michael
      Guillen on the antiquity of the 'great flood' tale:

      http://abcnews.go.com/sections/science/MichaelGuillen/Michael_Guillen.html

      The Telegraph reports on the discovery of a Roman harbour near Shrewsbury
      (watch the wrap):

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk:80/et?ac=000405944438668&rtmo=Q0xzHQSR&atmo=HHHHHH8L&pg=/et/00/1/18/nharb18.html

      Also on the Roman front is a Discovery.com newsbrief which points to
      evidence that a group of newly-discovered victims of Vesuvius died from
      thermal shock (i.e. not from toxic gas):

      http://www.discovery.com/news/briefs/brief2.html?ct=38941c11

      There's tons o' coverage of a Science magazine report on 'fingerprinting'
      emeralds to find their origins (of which some of the more famous aren't as
      ancient as claimed). Here's a pile of urls, all variations on the same theme:

      http://www.alphagalileo.org/fetchpn.asp?id=2963&accept_language=en
      http://www.eurekalert.org/releases/aaas-oat012200.html
      http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_622000/622018.stm
      http://abcnews.go.com/sections/science/DailyNews/emeralds000127.html


      The Christian Science Monitor has an interesting piece on research into
      Cahokia:

      http://csmonitor.com/durable/2000/01/10/p1s2.htm


      The L.A. Times has a brief piece announcing an expedition to search for the
      tomb of Genghis Khan:

      http://www.latimes.com/wires/whealth/20000126/tCB00V0085.html



      REPATRIATION IN THE NEWS AGAIN

      A nice example of repatriation is the return of a stolen bust of Neferteri
      to Egypt, after investigation by British Museum types (watch the wrap):

      http://www.the-times.co.uk/news/pages/tim/2000/01/22/timnwsnws02015.html?<<%U


      As the BBC tells us, the latest demand comes from a British MP, who is
      demanding that France return assorted artefacts associated with the Welsh
      hero Owain Glyndwr:

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/wales/newsid_526000/526247.stm


      AT THE NEWSSTANDS

      Military History Quarterly has a nice online feature on the Battle of
      Cannae, along with a sidebar on the use of elephants in ancient armies:

      http://www.thehistorynet.com/MilitaryHistory/articles/2000/02002_text.htm

      ALSO WORTH A LOOK

      The Canadian version of the Discovery Channel has a feature called "Mystic
      Places" which looks at Stonehenge, Nazca, etc. ... I'm not sure when it
      went up, but it's nicely done:

      http://www.exn.net/mysticplaces/index.cfm



      REGULAR FEATURES
      CTCWeb's Words of the Week
      http://ablemedia.com/ctcweb/myword.html
      <url:http://ablemedia.com/ctcweb/myword.html>

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

      English translation (probably delayed):
      http://www.cbc4kids.ca/general/whats-new/latin-news/mainlatin.html
      <url:http://www.cbc4kids.ca/general/whats-new/latin-news/mainlatin.html>

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      there's a lot going on) representing the fruits of the labours of 'media
      research division' of The Atrium. Various on-line news and magazine sources
      are scoured on a daily basis for news of the ancient world (broadly
      construed: practically anything relating to archaeology or history prior to
      about 1700 or so is
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