Explorator 21.27 ~ October 28, 2018

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley,
Richard Miller, Don Buck, Bill Kennedy, Bill Gephardt, Richard C. Griffiths, and
Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Reproducing knapping at Olduvai:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-experimental-knapping-olduvai.html

More on Neanderthals’ viral genetic legacy:

https://www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2016/02/13/a-parthian-shot
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AFRICA
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Ongoing concerns for sites in Libya:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/59409/Vandalism-and-neglect-haunt-Libya-s-ancient-heritage-sites

Feature on a slave ship find at a beach in Cape Town:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/gallery/20181022-cape-towns-slave-ship-secret
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Remains of a “booth” (shrine? latrine?) belonging to Rameses II from Matariya:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/315098/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Excavation-of-King-Ramses-II-shrine-in-Matariya-co.aspx
https://phys.org/news/2018-10-egyptian-archaeologists-pharaoh-booth.html
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/26/c_137558508.htm
https://www.newsweek.com/ancient-egypt-archaeologists-uncover-ramses-great-booth-1189535
https://www.starherald.com/news/nation_world/egyptian-archaeologists-find-parts-of-pharaoh-s-booth/article_025ecdd3-34bc-55f6-ae31-c5a330293425.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7096-181025-cairo-rameses-ii-shrine

Folks gathered at Abu Simbel for the solar alignment:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/313840/Egypt/Politics-/Visitors-gather-to-watch-sunrise-illuminate-inner-.aspx
http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/59326/2-000-tourists-witness-solar-illumination-of-King-Ramses-II
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/313821/Egypt/Politics-/Ministers,-ambassadors-visit-Abu-Simbel-Temple-ahe.aspx

… and a feature on the temples themselves:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/315101/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/-years-on-Temples-still-shining-at-Abu-Simbel-.aspx

A nice followup piece to the ‘Jerusalem’ inscription:

https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/2018/10/some-notable-first-century-bce-palestinian-jews-with-greek-names/

… more coverage in case you missed it:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/found-ancient-stone-inscription-unusual-spelling-jerusalem-180970513/

Questioning the numbers in the antiquities smuggling in Egypt mentioned in the last week or so:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/59429/ABC-News-fabricates-story-using-suspected-false-study

More on that sock investigation:

http://chronicle.gi/2018/10/local-scientist-makes-breakthrough-in-study-of-ancient-egyptian-footwear/

More on that tattooed mummy from Deir el Medina:

https://www.sciencealert.com/egypt-council-of-antiquities-announces-deir-el-madina-tattooed-religious-women-hathor
http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/59149/3-000-year-old-tattooed-mummy-uncovered-in-Luxor-belongs

Feature on Aramaic poetry:

http://www.asor.org/anetoday/2018/10/Aramaic-Poetry

Feature on Ashurbanipal’s library:

https://blog.britishmuseum.org/a-library-fit-for-a-king/

More on restoration of Petra papyri:

http://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/petra-papyri-brought-back-full-glory-after-quarter-century

More on Brian Rose’s work with Midas:

https://badgerherald.com/artsetc/2018/10/17/from-tale-to-truth-golden-touch-of-king-midas-is-uncovered/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Plenty of coverage of the find of an intact 2400 years bp Greek shipwreck in the Black Sea:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-world-oldest-intact-shipwreck-black.html
https://www.livescience.com/63899-oldest-intact-shipwreck-found.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45951132
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/oct/23/oldest-intact-shipwreck-thought-to-be-ancient-greek-discovered-at-bottom-of-black-sea
https://www.theguardian.com/science/video/2018/oct/23/worlds-oldest-intact-shipwreck-discovered-in-black-sea-video
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/23/worlds-oldest-intact-shipwreck-discovered-black-sea/
http://www.ekathimerini.com/233954/gallery/ekathimerini/in-images/worlds-oldest-intact-shipwreck-thought-to-be-greek
https://eu.greekreporter.com/2018/10/23/2400-year-old-odysseus-greek-vessel-discovered-intact-at-the-bottom-of-the-black-sea/
https://news.gtp.gr/2018/10/24/worlds-oldest-intact-shipwreck-ever-discovered-may-be-greek/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2018/10/23/worlds-oldest-shipwreck-more-than-years-ago-found-bottom-black-sea/
https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/world-s-oldest-intact-shipwreck-discovered-far-down-black-sea-ncna923426
https://www.npr.org/2018/10/23/659808976/oldest-intact-shipwreck-known-to-mankind-found-in-depths-of-black-sea
https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/2169753/worlds-oldest-shipwreck-discovered-black-sea
https://www.yahoo.com/news/archaeologists-deem-black-sea-shipwreck-165022610.html
https://www.firstpost.com/tech/science/oldest-shipwreck-in-the-world-found-intact-under-the-black-sea-by-archeologists-5429751.html
http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/10/23/2400-year-old-ancient-greek-ship-from-bulgarias-black-sea-zone-declared-worlds-oldest-intact-shipwreck/
https://www.independent.ie/videos/world-news/watch-worlds-oldest-intact-shipwreck-discovered-in-the-black-sea-37449044.html
https://www.newsweek.com/archaeologists-have-found-oldest-intact-shipwreck-known-mankind-1184163
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture-exploration/2018/10/black-sea-shipwreck-archaeology-map/
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/the-worlds-oldest-intact-shipwreck-discovered-in-black-sea/
https://www.apollo-magazine.com/ancient-shipwreck-discovered-intact-at-bottom-of-black-sea/
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/10/this-ancient-greek-ship-is-the-oldest-intact-shipwreck-ever-discovered/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oldest-intact-shipwreck-discovered-black-sea-180970622/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7089-181023-black-sea-shipwreck

… and some commentary:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/25/the-guardian-view-on-black-sea-shipwrecks-discovering-our-past
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/27/i-can-see-odysseus-lashed-to-the-mast-of-this-ship-sirens-song (Natalie Haynes)

The Regio V dig at Pompeii this week revealed five skeletons:

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2018/10/24/5-skeletons-found-at-pompeii_2ec4dfdd-3205-4a88-8a23-cc053e3e1de3.html
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/25/pompeii-dig-finds-intact-skeletons-two-women-three-children/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_em
https://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/pompeii-5-skeletons-of-women-kids-found/news-story/724f80ce1ba541d9a47b40e12aa3e89c
https://phys.org/news/2018-10-italy-pompeii-volcanic-site-yields.html
https://www.euronews.com/2018/10/25/archaeologists-uncover-5-undisturbed-skeletons-at-pompeii-the-cube
https://www.yahoo.com/news/preserved-skeletons-women-children-unearthed-183528783.html
https://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/final-moments-of-five-pompeii-skeletons-pieced-together-37460317.html
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/remarkably-preserved-skeleton-family-discovered-in-pompeii-ruins/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7094-181024-pompeii-human-remains

… and some useful commentary:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2018/10/25/new-skeletons-from-pompeii-shed-light-on-humans-response-to-disaster/

An interesting ‘Roman mouth plaque’ has been identified:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/gold-plate-york-station-yorkshire-museum-roman-mouth-plaque-a8598451.html

Doesn’t seem to be many ancient items left on the wreck of the Mentor:

http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/33044-excavation-of-lord-elgin-s-shipwrecked-brig-mentor-yields-more-passenger-items.html
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/10/25/new-findings-from-1802-shipwreck-which-carried-acropolis-antiquities/

Excellent piece on the (non) whiteness of Classical sculpture:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/29/the-myth-of-whiteness-in-classical-sculpture

Feature on that 5000 years bp wine from Sicily mentioned a while ago:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/prehistoric-wine-reveals-missing-pieces-ancient-sicilian-culture-180970597/

Feature on the ‘bacchanalian affair’:

https://www.jotdown.es/2018/10/nonas-de-octubre-el-dia-que-roma-prohibio-las-bacanales/

An archaeological course looking at links between Tunis and Pompeii:

http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/culture/2018/10/24/tunis-opens-archaeology-course-based-on-pompeii-project_4cac4469-fe9e-44fb-95ab-96865c7fa336.html
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Latest reviews from BMCR:

http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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6000 years bp tools made from deer antler from the Highlands:

https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/6-000-year-old-tools-made-of-deer-antler-found-in-highlands-1-4818329
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-45963734
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7092-181024-scotland-antler-tools

Hazelnut shells from a Mesolithic site on Skye:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-34604576

Evidence of 5000 years bp social inequality from a site near Lake Zurich:

https://www.livescience.com/63944-ancient-waterlogged-village-zurich.html

A barrow site in Salisbury has revealed some 3000 years bp cremation urns:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-45986069
https://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/17007128.new-forest-excavation-reveals-buried-treasures/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7099-181026-england-cremation-urns

I think we mentioned these Celtic artifacts from near Lucerne:

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/society/rare-find_archaeologists-uncover-rare-celtic-remains/44478032

New dating of some Pictish sites suggest they developed a writing system earlier than previously thought:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-dating-pictish-sites-reveals-early.html
https://www.livescience.com/63933-picts-developed-written-language.html
https://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/leader-comment-a-glimpse-of-the-mysterious-picts-1-4820677

A 900 years bp amulet shaped like Thor’s hammer (maybe) from Iceland:

https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/vikingage-thor-hammer-unearthed-in-iceland/
https://now.guidetoiceland.is/2018/10/22/news/extraordinary-viking-age-thors-hammer-amulet-discovered-in-iceland/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7087-181022-iceland-thor-hammer

Remains of a 13th century ship from Sweden:

https://www.thelocal.se/20181024/archaeologists-find-medieval-ship-and-german-ceramics-in-enkping
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7095-181025-sweden-medieval-ship

Some sort of apotropaic ‘cauldron’ of items (and more) from Dedham:

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/dedham-essex-east-of-england-co-op-ram-raid-colchester-archaeological-trust-discovery-1-5752562
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-45977135
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7098-181026-england-tudor-building

… and as long as we’re talking about apotropaic things:

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/scotland/739064/deliverance-from-evil-how-satan-fearing-scots-used-apotropaic-marks-to-ward-off-evil-spirits-in-the-home/

17th century remains of Henley-on-Thames:

https://www.henleystandard.co.uk/news/henley-on-thames/132034/evidence-of-towns-roots-found-at-new-development.html

The archaeological work prior to construction of the HS2 rail link between London and Birmingham has commenced:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/oct/26/story-of-a-nation-hs2-rail-archaeological-dig-begins-in-uks-biggest-excavation
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-45971226
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-45988254/hs2-construction-moving-the-remains-of-40000-people
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/10/26/londons-earliest-settlers-uncovered-britains-biggest-archaeological/
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hs2-begins-archaeology-work-exploring-over-10000-years-of-british-history
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/work-begins-to-excavate-45000-skeletons-from-hs2-site-at-london-euston-a3972926.html

Studying the teeth of some Irish famine victims suggest smoking was an issue:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-irish-famine-victims-heavy-dental.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181024085903.htm

What metro construction in Amsterdam revealed:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/24/arts/amsterdam-trash.html

Feature on the Grianan of Aileach:

https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/grianan-aileach-fort-ptolemy-map-ireland

In search of Bill Richmond’s burial site in London:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/25/world/europe/bill-richmond-boxing-grave-britain.html

Interesting celebration of Stonehenge:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/oct/25/jeremy-deller-creates-monumental-party-for-stonehenge-centenary

cf: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-45953712

Some ship figureheads have been restored in anticipation of an exhibition:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/figureheads-shipshape-and-ready-to-set-sail

Major funding to study the birth of agriculture in Europe:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/uob-6me102318.php

… this seems to be a related feature:

http://discovermagazine.com/2018/nov/the-farmer-and-the-forager

The earthquake in Zakynthos damaged the Strofades monastery:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45988853

Feature on the ‘haunted streets of Dublin’:

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/colm-t%C3%B3ib%C3%ADn-walks-the-intense-haunted-streets-of-dublin-1.3671510

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Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A very interesting 1000 years bp mural tomb from Shanxi:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/22/c_137550561.htm

Japanese scholars are helping to preserve Vietnamese antiquities:

https://en.vietnamplus.vn/japanese-experts-help-preserve-vietnamese-antiquities/140851.vnp

More on climate stress at Angkor:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/10/climate-stress-likely-contributed-to-fall-of-angkor-in-15th-century/

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Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

https://us14.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=ddab09cab5362c9613318bd92&id=b917a20ae5
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NORTH AMERICA
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Those pre-Clovis ‘weapons’ from near Austin Texas are causing excitement because of their migration implications:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-team-oldest-weapons-north-america.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/aaft-npp102218.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181024145552.htm
https://www.livescience.com/63926-oldest-north-american-weapons.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2018/10/24/continents-oldest-spear-points-provide-new-clues-about-first-americans/
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/10/25/15500-year-old-weapon-oldest-found-north-america-study/1759678002/
https://www.newsweek.com/texas-ancient-weapons-pre-dating-clovis-people-discovered-buttermilk-creek-1185767
http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/10/eaat4505
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ancient-clovis-people-may-have-taken-tool-cues-earlier-americans?tgt=nr
https://www.kwtx.com/content/news/Spear-points-found-in-Central-Texas-oldest-ever-found-in-N-America-498586261.html
https://gizmodo.com/discovery-of-ancient-spearpoints-in-texas-has-some-arch-1829970738
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/deadthings/?p=2983
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jenniferraff/2018/10/26/15000-year-old-spearpoints-reveal-details-about-the-peopling-of-the-americas/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7097-181025-texas-spear-point

Coverage of the Texas Archaeological Society’s annual meeting:

https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Texas-archaeologists-to-spotlight-San-Antonio-s-13336432.php

The Arizona Parks Department appears to have had a hand in ‘flattening’ a Native American site in Lake Havasu State Park:

https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/archaeologist-claims-arizona-parks-leveled-native-artifacts-10955824
https://www.havasunews.com/news/archaeologist-says-state-parks-destroyed-havasu-antiquity-sites/article_fa9ea3ae-d8e7-11e8-b317-eb8e56e095b7.html

Followup to those slave burials recently revealed in Texas:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/27/opinion/sugar-land-texas-graves-slavery.html

Concerns for the preservation of archaeological data in the US:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2018/10/24/archaeological-data-lost-every-year/#.W9W3MnpKhn4

Interesting ‘rebel newspaper’ find from a Goodwill store:

https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Goodwill-workers-find-original-1774-US-rebel-13336686.php
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2018/10/26/discovered-rare-revolutionary-war-era-newspaper-new-jersey-goodwill/

On grave-robbing by medical students in 19th century Baltimore:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/in-need-cadavers-19th-century-medical-students-raided-baltimores-graves-180970629/

Feature on maize:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/ancient-maize-thousands-years-civilization-america-180970543/

Review of Patricia Miller, *Bringing Down the Colonel*:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/court-case-inspired-gilded-age-me-too-movement-180970538/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A 3000 years bp pair of sites at Cusco:

https://perureports.com/pair-of-3000-year-old-sites-dug-up-in-peru/8619/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7100-181026-peru-marcavalle-burial

Some 750 years bp statues from Chan Chan:

https://www.livescience.com/63940-wooden-idols-peru-archaeology.html
https://perureports.com/pre-columbian-statues-found-in-the-chan-chan-ruins/8615/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7090-181023-peru-wooden-figurines

Explaining some ‘mysterious circle’ geoglyphs in Peru:

https://www.livescience.com/63931-photos-circular-geoglyphs-peru.html
https://www.livescience.com/63932-mysterious-peru-circles-explalined.html

Beach erosion from Hurricane Maria has revealed a 17th century site on Dominica:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-artifacts-exposed-hurricane-maria-archeological.html

Studying cacao domestication:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181024122416.htm

More on Easter Island and water:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/10/easter-islands-statue-builders-sort-of-drank-from-the-sea/
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Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Rethinking birth canals:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/27/health/birth-canals-evolution.html

Some Romanov revisionism:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/five-myths/five-myths-about-the-romanovs/2018/10/26/9e7a6d30-d868-11e8-83a2-d1c3da28d6b6_story.html

The obligatory Hallowe’en origins items:

http://digital.vpr.net/post/why-do-we-celebrate-halloween

… on the popularity of ghost stories:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/22/books/review/ghost-stories.html

… related:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/28/nyregion/halloween-ghost-stories.html

On the history of the bidet:

https://www.jotdown.es/2018/10/el-bide-salvara-el-mundo/

Feature on van Gogh and his manager:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/man-who-fired-vincent-van-gogh-his-only-steady-art-world-job-180970604/

On the Orthodox Church:

https://www.dw.com/en/what-is-the-orthodox-church/a-45973747

Very interesting item on the concept of ‘mana’:

https://aeon.co/essays/on-mana-why-we-bestow-certain-objects-with-unearthly-powers

On some ‘long lost’ illustrations of 1001 Nights:

https://www.npr.org/sections/pictureshow/2018/10/22/653642391/long-lost-watercolors-of-1001-nights-bring-new-life-to-age-old-tales

On the implications of human remains found on Antarctica:

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20181019-the-bones-that-could-shape-antarcticas-future

Interesting ‘twist’ in the dog domestication story:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-farmers-brought-their-doggos-them-europe-180970603/

The story behind Michelin stars:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20181024-the-ingenious-story-behind-michelin-stars

On divination via Hafez poetry:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20181023-irans-fascinating-way-to-tell-fortunes

On who Granny Smith was:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45434973

Marking Frankenstein’s bicentennial:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/25/arts/frankenstein-at-200.html

Another feature on the Renaissance nude:

http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/sex-power-and-violence-in-the-renaissance-nude/

Feature on the restoration of the Fuente de la Gracia:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2018/10/22/actualidad/1540228726_911003.html

Interesting feature on the invention of the ‘signature book’ as a means to prevent graffiti at the Alhambra:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2018/10/22/actualidad/1540194745_920832.html

Marking the centennial of the 1918 flu epidemic:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/22/well/family/a-centennial-of-death-the-great-influenza-pandemic-of-1918.html

Magdalen College has acquired some TE Lawrence related research material:

https://www.finebooksmagazine.com/press/2018/10/research-collections-of-te-lawrences-biographer-acquired-by-magdalen-college.phtml

Review of a number of books about Mark Twain:

https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/never-shall-meet-mark-twain/

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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Reverent Beauty:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/25/arts/design/armenia-exhibition-review-metropolitan-museum-of-art.html
https://metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2018/armenia

Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit:

https://matisse.heard.org/

Anglo Saxon Kingdoms:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/oct/21/anglo-saxon-kingdoms-review-barbaric-splendour-and-fierce-vision

Edward Burne-Jones:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/oct/22/edward-burne-jones-review-pre-raphaelite-tate-britain

Catal Hoyuk:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/catalhoyuk-excavations-in-london-gallery-138110

The Inventions of Ancient Greece:

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/wine-pouring-robot-among-ancient-102329733.html

Titian and Richter:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/18/arts/design/titian-gerhard-richter-palazzo-te.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fdesign

Horace Walpole’s collection:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/horace-walpoles-curious-collection-historic-oddities-goes-view-his-former-home-180970589/

Tut:

https://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Arts/2018/1023/King-Tut-on-exhibit-as-views-of-antiquities-evolve

Marc and Macke:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/24/arts/design/franz-marc-august-macke-neue-galerie.html
https://www.neuegalerie.org/franz-marc-and-august-macke-1909-1914

War:

https://www.dw.com/en/new-exhibit-traces-wars-long-and-brutal-evolution/a-45992838

To hardly anyone’s surprise, at lease five of the Museum of the Bible’s DSS fragments have been demonstrated to be fake:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45948986
https://www.livescience.com/63895-dead-sea-scroll-fakes.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/23/arts/design/bible-museum-fake-scrolls-dead-sea.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/22/museum-of-the-bible-dead-sea-scrolls-fragments-forgeries-fake
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/dead-sea-scrolls-face-museum-of-the-bible-washington-artefacts-a8596636.html
https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/22/us/bible-museum-fake-scrolls/index.html
https://www.npr.org/2018/10/23/659741484/museum-of-the-bible-says-5-of-its-most-famed-artifacts-are-fake
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/five-museum-bibles-treasured-dead-sea-scrolls-are-forgeries-180970617/
https://www.dw.com/en/fake-dead-sea-scrolls-fragments-found-by-german-researchers/a-45993014
https://www.jpost.com/International/DC-Bible-Museum-pulls-fake-Dead-Sea-scrolls-570041
https://www.timesofisrael.com/five-proven-dead-sea-scroll-forgeries-only-the-tip-of-the-iceberg-says-scholar/
https://hyperallergic.com/467318/dead-sea-scrolls-at-the-museum-of-the-bible-revealed-as-forgeries/
https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-artifacts/dead-sea-scrolls/museum-of-the-bible-dead-sea-scrolls-fake/

… and it’s thought to be just the ‘tip of the iceberg’:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/five-proven-dead-sea-scroll-forgeries-only-the-tip-of-the-iceberg-says-scholar/

Feature on the Jewish museum in Berlin:

https://www.jpost.com/International/Remarkable-Jewish-museum-in-Berlin-is-reinventing-itself-569862

The Norwich Museum is putting the huge flage from Le Genereux on display:

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/huge-flag-captured-french-battle-9824839

More on the find of Luzia’s remains in the Brazil museum ashes:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/19/brazil-national-museum-fire-luzia-human-fossil-found
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/21/world/americas/brazil-museum-luzia-fossil.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/10/ancient-skull-found-among-debris-in-burned-brazilian-museum/
https://www.sciencealert.com/the-precious-skull-of-early-human-luzia-has-survived-the-national-museum-of-brazil-fire
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7093-181024-brazil-fire-luzia

More on the British Museum’s Islamic galleries:

https://www.middleeasteye.net/in-depth/features/The-British-museum-s-new-gallery-a-history-of-Islam-in-over-a-thousand-objects-60763878
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AT THE AUCTIONS
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Feature on the Tefaf Fair:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/25/arts/design/tefaf-park-avenue-armory.html?action=click&module=Features&pgtype=Homepage
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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On the politics of DNA in the US vs Australia:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-dna-indigenous-heritage-australia.html

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/

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PERFORMANCES
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Measure for Measure:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/17/theater/review-measure-for-measure-pushkin-theater-moscow-cheek-by-jowl.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Ftheater

Apologia:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/theater/review-apologia-stockard-channing-roundabout.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Ftheater
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CRIME BEAT
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Someone tried to steal the Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/uk-magna-carta-crime-church-tourist-1.4881285
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/26/arts/magna-carta-arrest-uk.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts
https://www.npr.org/2018/10/26/660896833/police-say-man-tried-to-steal-magna-carta-800-year-old-symbol-of-the-law
https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/26/uk/magna-carta-thief-arrested-uk-intl/index.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/man-arrested-trying-steal-rare-copy-magna-carta-180970640/

A raid on a house in Mosul:

http://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iraq/211020181

Arrest of a smuggler in Rhodes:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2018/10/24/police-arrest-antiquities-smuggler-in-rhodes/

A man is accused of looting a site in the Sierra National Forest:

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-madera-county-man-charged-20181023-story.html

More on the damage by a pair of looters with a bulldozer at Dovrat:

https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5372364,00.html
https://www.algemeiner.com/2018/10/22/arab-looters-damage-ancient-jewish-archaeological-site/

conflict antiquities:

http://conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

http://paul-barford.blogspot.ca/

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

http://www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

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REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
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Some major museums are going to ‘loan’ Nigeria some looted artifacts:

https://www.ft.com/content/4c583380-d3df-11e8-a9f2-7574db66bcd5
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/major-european-institutions-will-loan-looted-artifacts-new-nigerian-museum-180970619/

… and there are plans for a new museum:

http://theartnewspaper.com/news/nigeria-plans-museum-for-art-looted-from-benin

Bowling Green is returning some Zeugma mosaics:

https://www.bgfalconmedia.com/campus/university-mosaics-returning-to-turkey/article_5dd385a2-d64a-11e8-af8c-db9e2e6f1153.html

More on the Rapa Nui offering to trade a replica Moai for the one in the BM:

https://hyperallergic.com/466966/easter-islanders-ask-british-museum-to-return-sacred-statue-offering-replica-in-return/
https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/369197/rapa-nui-propose-carving-replica-of-moai-to-swap-with-british-museum
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n42.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n43.html

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Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/

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OBITUARIES
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Wen C. Fong:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/22/obituaries/wen-c-fong-dead.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts

Annapurna Devi:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/24/obituaries/annapurna-devi-dead.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fmusic

Cicely Berry:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/26/obituaries/cicely-berry-dead.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Ftheater

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/2786-audio-news-from-archaeologica-14-october-20-october-2018
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CONFERENCES
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CBA Wessex 60th Anniversary Conference (November 2018):

http://cba-wessex.org.uk/cba-events/annual-conference-2018/

Jews and the Americas (February 2019):

https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/1932330/jews-and-americas-68th-annual-conference-center-latin-american

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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

http://www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

http://www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

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

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

http://planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

http://heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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PODCASTS/VODCASTS
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Archaeosoup:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Archaeos0up?feature=watch

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/

The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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