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explorator 14.48 March 18, 2012

explorator 14.48 March 18, 2012
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Doug Weller, 'Inarsj',
A. Landreau, George Somsel, Glenn Meyer, Diana Wright,
Donna Hurst, Jennifer Cosham, Edward Rockstein, Rick Heli,
Kurt Theis, John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer,
Mike Ruggeri, Richard Campbell, 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 HUMANS
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Plenty of coverage of a potential new ancestor (for now, referred
to as the Red Deer Cave people):

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/mar/14/red-deer-cave-people-species-human
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17370170
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0314/Possible-new-human-species-unearthed-\
in-China

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0314/New-human-species-discovered-How-Chin\
a-fossils-could-redefine-human

http://www.theage.com.au/national/scientists-stumped-by-prehistoric-human-whose-\
face-doesnt-fit-20120314-1v3m0.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/14/new-human-species-red-deer-cave_n_13452\
16.html

http://www.livescience.com/19039-human-species-china-cave.html
http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-mystery-human-fossils-spotlight-china.html

... a gallery of human ancestors:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/gallery/2012/mar/14/anthropology-evolution
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/meet-the-other-ancestors-7570380.html

On climate change and human evolution:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-human-evolution-climate.html

Postulating an earlier form of writing included with petroglyphs? (not
sure where to put this one):

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/03/14/did-stone-age-cavemen-talk-to-each-other-i\
n-symbols/


More on Otzi's genetics:

http://www.physorg.com/news250761066.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A Canadian team has found what might be a statue of Hatshepsut:

http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/main/newsitems/statue-chapels-animal-mummies-found\
-egypt-u-of-t

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-03/uot-sca031212.php
http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-statue-chapels-animal-mummies-egypt.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120312140250.htm
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2012/03/cross-dressing-pharo\
ah-found-i.html

http://www.leaderpost.com/technology/Canadian+archeologists+unearth+rare+wooden+\
statue+pharaoh/6296272/story.html

http://www.history.com/news/2012/03/13/egypt-dig-reveals-animal-mummies-and-poss\
ible-hatshepsut-statue/


On the return of archaeologists to Iraq:

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/columnist/vergano/story/2012-03-10/archaeol\
ogy-returns-to-iraq/53449318/1

Latest from Gobekli Tepe:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46759542/ns/technology_and_science-science/

LandMinds interview with Norma Franklin about Jezreel:

http://foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/page32/files/LM-13March12a.mp3
http://foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/page32/files/LM-13March12b.mp3

cf: http://www.jezreel-expedition.com/

In case you missed it, there was a verdict in the Oded Golan trial (n.b.,
the
judge did not rule the James Ossuary is authentic ... that doesn't come
through in all the press coverage):

http://life.nationalpost.com/2012/03/16/antiquities-fraud-trial-ends-but-not-que\
stions-about-ossuarys-authenticity/

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/columnist/vergano/story/2012-03-17/james-os\
suary-jesus/53578490/1

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/03/14/2436962/israeli-antiquities-collector\
.html

http://chronicle.com/article/Jerusalem-Court-Acquits/131164/
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/03/israeli-antiquities-collectors\
-acquitted-but-archaeological-mystery-remains.html

http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Israeli-court-clears-2-of-faking-Jesus-era\
-box-3405158.php

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/israeli-court-acquits-2-men-accu\
sed-of-forging-bible-era-relics/2012/03/14/gIQAhCqQBS_story.html

http://www.timesofisrael.com/oded-golan-is-not-guilty-of-forgery-so-is-the-james\
-ossuary-for-real/

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1145906--james-ossuary-trial-acquits-i\
sraeli-man-of-forgery-charges

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/14/us-israel-archaeology-idUSBRE82D0XO201\
20314

http://www.timesofisrael.com/oded-golan-is-not-guilty-of-forgery-so-is-the-james\
-ossuary-for-real/

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_ISRAEL_ANTIQUITIES_ACQUITTAL?SITE=AP&S\
ECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/news/verdict-not-guilty/
http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/03/14/ossuary-james-acquitted-golan.html
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/antiquities-collector-acquitted-of-for\
gery-charges-in-james-ossuary-case/article2368752/

http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/03/14/200624.html

... some responses from Golan and Deutsch:

http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-topics/biblical-archaeology-to\
pics/oded-golan-speaks-out-on-forgery-trial-verdict/

http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-topics/biblical-archaeology-to\
pics/robert-deutsch-to-sue-iaa/


The ROM has no plans to 'remount' the James Ossuary exhibit:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/toronto-museum-wouldnt-remount-james-o\
ssuary-display-vice-president-says/article2369672/


Nice overview of recent finds from Israel:

http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/IsraelExperience/Greatest-archeological-finds-in-Israe\
l-15-Mar-2012.htm


An up-and-comer in the ANE field?:

http://www.palisadespost.com/lifestyles/content.php?id=7359

Feature on the excavations at Kh. el-Maqatir:

http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/woo368016.shtml



Not sure if I mentioned this Maimonides series last week ... here
are the first two parts:

http://www.jpost.com/ArtsAndCulture/Arts/Article.aspx?id=260088
http://www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishFeatures/Article.aspx?id=262162

Latest from Temple Mount (varies):

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/234867
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/153721


A clarification/correction on that "previously-unknown" pharaoh find last
week (it's actually first documented evidence of an already-know
pharaoh):

http://www.cfeetk.cnrs.fr/uk/index.php?page=senakhtenre

Egyptology News Blog:

http://egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

http://www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

http://blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

http://paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

http://persepolistablets.blogspot.com/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Assorted finds from a dairy construction site in Arla:

http://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/local-news/roman-remains-found-at-arla-1-36370\
70


Latest on that Temple of Demeter find at Taman:

http://eu.greekreporter.com/2012/03/12/the-secrets-of-the-temple-of-demeter-foun\
d-in-ancient-greek-ruins-in-russia/


A Roman kiln site found during primary school expansion in North
Yorkshire:

http://www.maltonmercury.co.uk/lifestyle/entertainment/roman-kiln-find-excites-s\
chool-1-4347393


Plans to give some Roman burial urns the CT scan treatment:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-17366284

Pompeii's Stabian baths have reopened:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2112356/Pompeiis-Stabian-Baths-reopens-1\
m-renovation.html


Greek archaeologists are appealing to Europeans to help defend/fund its
cultural heritage:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-12/greek-archaeologists-plead-for-help-to-\
protect-heritage-amid-austerity.html


Possible threat to Paphos antiquities from a proposed seaplane
landing site:

http://www.news.cyprus-property-buyers.com/2012/03/11/paphos-seaplane-project-co\
mes-under-fire/id=0010945


Archaeology mag has a feature on the Aqua Traiana:

http://www.archaeology.org/1203/features/rome_aqua_traiana_aqueduct_carestia.htm\
l


Classics Confidential talks with Helen King:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkMILds1Gg4&feature=uploademail

Trailer for Andrew Irvine's production of Socrates on Trial (link to full
video
there as well):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yn1xSa7z00&feature=uploademail

What Jeff Tatum is up to:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED1203/S00061/inaugural-lecture-plutarch-and-grec\
o-roman-biculturalism.htm\
http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/entertainment/13151494/being-greek-under-rome-pluta\
rch-and-greco-roman-biculturalism/


Feature on the Ides of March:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/03/120315-ides-of-march-beware-caes\
ar-what-when-shakespeare-quote/


A 'visualization' of character relationships in the Iliad:

http://www.vizworld.com/2012/03/character-relationships-iliad/

Harry Mount on the new editions of the OCD and OLD:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/9149925/The-classical-world-just-refuse\
s-to-stay-dead.html


Review of a number of books dealing with (inter alia) the Homeric
Question:

http://www.the-tls.co.uk/tls/public/article993731.ece

Review of Madeline Miller, *Song of Achilles*:

http://books.usatoday.com/book/madeline-miller-the-song-of-achilles/r646129

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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A seventh century teen found buried in her bed (possibly
the first Christian burial in England according to
some reports):

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=54220
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/final-resting-place-british-archaeolo\
gists-discover-7th-century-teenager-buried-in-her-bed/2012/03/15/gIQAspAFES_stor\
y.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/16/uk-experts-find-7thcentur_n_1351636.htm\
l

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-skeleton-cambridge-evidence-christian-burial\
.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-17378845
http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/discovery/experts-find-7th-century-teen-bur\
ied-in-bed-1.1258071


... and an item focussing on the cross that was pinned to her
cloak:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/mar/16/cross-bed-anglo-saxon-grave


A couple 13th century frescoes returned to their
home in Cyprus 30+ years after they had been removed
during the invasion:

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/byzantine-frescoes/long-lost-frescoes-arrive-home/201\
20317


Weather exposes a 19th century shipwreck near Norfolk:

http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/what-s-on/days-out/norfolk_s_submerged_treasures_\
exposed_by_weather_1_1235263


Feature on the Flag Fen dig:

http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/march-2012/article/archaeologists-return-to\
-excavate-major-3-300-year-old-bronze-age-site-in-england


Neolithic pottery from Inverness:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-17397694

Finds from various periods in various places near Sheffield:

http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/local/prehistoric-and-roman-remains-are\
-discovered-1-4339119


Interesting feature on an Elizabethan Vizard:

http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.ca/2012/03/elizabethan-vizard.html

I think we mentioned this Ipswich Museum bones story last
week:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-17342869

Feature on Princess Charlotee:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/mar/13/brighton-royal-pavilion-princess-c\
harlotte


Review of Jerry White, *London in the Eighteenth Century*:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/historybookreviews/9133345/London-in-th\
e-Eighteenth-Century-by-Jerry-White-review.html


Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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On monsoons and shifts in Indian civilizations:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-links-monsoon-major-shifts-indian.html

Plenty of finds from various periods on Australia's Salisbury Island:

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/13172311/island-a-precious-time-ca\
psule

East Asian Archaeology:

http://eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/east-asian-archaeology-cultural-her\
itage-%E2%80%93-2052010/


Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Someone is claiming to know the site of the wreck of the San Agustin:

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_20167593/researcher-says-he-knows-si\
te-400-year-old


A house within a house find from Quogue:

http://westhampton-hamptonbays.patch.com/articles/historical-surprise-found-in-a\
ntiquity


A Confederate flagpole in a grave in Elizabethton:

http://www.starhq.com/2012/03/15/archaeologists-survey-discovers-confederate-fla\
gpole-in-grave/


Feature/exhibit on early women PhDs from Yale:

http://www.yale.edu/graduateschool/publications/news/201202/first-yale-women-phd\
s.html


Getting Howard's collections in order:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/15/arts/a-plan-for-howard-universitys-moorland-sp\
ingarn-center.html


Review of James F. Brown, *Freedom's Gardener*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/18/books/review/myra-b-young-armsteads-freedoms-g\
ardener.html


Review of Julia Siler, *Lost Kingdom*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/11/books/review/lost-kingdom-a-history-of-hawaii.\
html

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A mass grave in Chiapas turns out to be a 1300 years b.p. burial ground:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-17335586
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/mexicos-mas\
s-grave-1300-year-old-cemetery


A 'mystery crown' among items on display marking the Diamond Jubilee:

http://icdumfries.icnetwork.co.uk/othernews/news//tm_headline=mystery-crown-amon\
g-royal-treasures%26method=full%26objectid=30522571%26siteid=77296-name_page.htm\
l

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Archaeology News from the Archaeology Channel (last week's):

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews11mar12.mp3

Not sure where to classify this revisionism in regards to ancient nomads:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/science/from-their-graves-ancient-nomads-speak\
.html

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012/03/13/science/20120313-NOMA.html

As might be expected, there were several features on St Patrick this
week:

http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/17/world/europe/saint-patrick-study/
http://news.discovery.com/history/who-was-st-patrick.html
http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/history-purpose/2012/mar/17/\
who-was-saint-patrick/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2116153/St-Patricks-Day-legend-just-bit-\
blarney-He-runaway-tax-collector-turned-slave-

http://www.rte.ie/news/2012/0317/stpatrick.html
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/03/17/oukoe-uk-stpatrick-history-idUKBRE82G00\
G20120317


This is kind of strange ... a political party in Armenia is runningon a
platform that the BM should return a statue of Anahit:

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/how-a-mythical-fertilit\
y-goddess-could-help-steer-armenias-national-election/254652/

http://www.eurasianet.org/node/65135

They think they've found traces of Leonardo's 'Battle of Anghiari' (maybe):

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=54130
http://news.yahoo.com/art-sleuths-believe-long-lost-da-vinci-found-151434869.htm\
l

http://news.yahoo.com/long-lost-da-vinci-masterpiece-possibly-found-032403876.ht\
ml

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/lost-leonardo-da-vinci-masterpiece-thought-\
found-behind-195958025.html

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-theory-lost-leonardo-da-vinci.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-03/uoc--dst031312.php

Canada and Norway ended their arguing over Amundsen's shipwreck:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-arctic-explorer-ship-norway.html
http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-norway-arctic-explorer-amundsen-ship.html(pr\
e)

Encyclopedia Britannica ends its print version:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/mar/13/encyclopedia-britannica-halts-print-\
publication

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/03/14/britannica-define-outdated/

Did a woman teach Christopher Wren?:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/09/arts/design/the-case-for-a-17th-century-female\
-british-architect.html


Interesting hieroglyphics story:

http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-hieroglyphics-prisoner-20120314,0,553\
203.story


Totally out of our purview, but it's interesting to note that looters have
already
hit that Italian shipwreck that ran aground a month or so ago:

http://www.calgarysun.com/2012/03/16/thieves-evade-lasers-to-nab-shipwrecks-bell

Santorini might be in store for another big blow up:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-santorini-ground-paradise.html

This year's Bancroft Prize winner(s):

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/14/bancroft-prize-for-history-goes-to-\
three-scholars/


Another feature on LIDAR:

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cocktail-party-physics/2012/03/12/l-is-for-l\
idar/


Why treasure hunting (the underwater variety) is big bucks (op ed):

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/03/13/business/sunken-treasure-business/index.html

Reviewish of Ted Bishop, *Social Life of Ink*:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-03-social-life-ink.html

Review of Kathryn Harrison, *Enchantments*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/11/books/review/kathryn-harrisons-enchantments.ht\
ml


Review of Anne Sebba, *That Woman*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/11/books/review/that-woman-by-anne-sebba.html

Review of Eyal Press, *Beautiful Souls*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/11/books/review/beautiful-souls-by-eyal-press.htm\
l

http://www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Assorted sites in Turkey:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/turkey/9137950/Away-from-t\
he-desk-Benedict-Brogans-crash-course-in-the-antiquities-of-Turkey.html


Interview with Peter Whitfield about his *Travel: A Literary History*:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/14/peter-whitfield-talks-about-the-his\
tory-of-travel-literature/

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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

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

Time Machine:

http://heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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Some would-be looters in Egypt were killed when their 'site'
caved in on them:

http://straitstimes.com.feedsportal.com/c/32792/f/524621/s/1d5b7133/l/0L0Sstrait\
stimes0N0CBreakingNews0CWorld0CStory0CSTIStory0I7767660Bhtml/story01.htm

http://213.158.162.45/~egyptian/index.php?action=news&id=23395&title=Deluded%20d\
iggers%20defy%20death

http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/03/12/200177.html

Spain returned some items purloined from Egypt:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/36583/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Nine-l\
imestone-reliefs-are-back-home-from-Spain.aspx

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2012/03/12/spain-to-return-antiquitie\
s-to-egypt-dating-back-to-time-pharaohs/


Perhaps not surprisingly, Syrian antiquities are being "eyed":

http://english.al-akhbar.com/node/5043/

A bust in Mexico:

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=478658&CategoryId=14091

More on the looting at El Hibeh:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/03/2012/massive-looting-at-el-h\
ibeh-egypt

http://www.eloquentpeasant.com/2012/03/09/looting-in-el-hibeh/#101

More on those looters guided by the Copper Scroll:

http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/week-s-end/no-gold-in-them-hills-1.417506

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

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

Safe Corner:

http://safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
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Big bucks for a 'year one' shekel:

http://www.jta.org/news/article/2012/03/11/3092076/ancient-judean-shekel-nets-11\
-million-at-auction

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=54100

... here's a different spin:

http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=6541

The High Weald hoard of Roman coins is on display:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-17378763

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n11.html

... and the one which will probably be out by the time I finish
this week's explorator (It's taking forever!):

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n12.html


Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/========================================================\
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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A Day in Pompeii:

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/travel/2012/03/18/1-out-of-the-ashes.htm\
l


Antikythera Shipwreck:

http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/culture/2012/03/06/visualizza_n\
ew.html_128211190.html

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2012/03/06/national-archaeological-museum-to-pre\
sent-temporary-exhibition-of-the-antikythera-shipwreck/


Inca Empire:

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/rss/fa20120315t1.html

Etruscans:

http://visnews-en.blogspot.ca/2012/03/vatican-museums-contribute-to.html

Weimar Classicism:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=54224

Verbum Domini:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7grozBoF9Y&feature=uploademail

Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/09/arts/design/princes-and-painters-in-mughal-del\
hi-at-asia-society.html


Degas:

http://www.ajc.com/travel/degas-impressionism-stripped-bare-1386540.html

Byzantium and Islam:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/arts/design/byzantium-and-islam-age-of-transit\
ion-at-the-met.html


Alexander the Great:

http://nine-to-five.whereilive.com.au/lifestyle/story/alexander-the-great-comes-\
to-sydney-museum-1/

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-03-09/alexander-the-great-exhibition/3879368/?si\
te=newcastle

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/sydney-nsw/alexander-the-great-exhibition-\
rides-into-the-australian-museum-in-sydney/story-e6freuzi-1226295072363


The Getty returned a couple items to Greece:

http://usa.greekreporter.com/2012/03/11/getty-museum-returns-two-ancient-artifac\
ts-to-greece/


The Deutsches Historisches Museum has to return some Nazi looted posters:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/german-museum-ordered-to-return-col\
lection-of-posters-seized-by-nazis/


Some interesting coverage of items available at the Maastricht thing:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/17/arts/17iht-melikian17.html

Some Old Masters auction 'advice':

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/arts/16iht-rartmelikian16.html

Assorted antiques/auction items of interest:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/arts/design/fern-history-fry-glass-and-a-milit\
iamans-sword.html


Coverage of Asia Week:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/arts/design/asia-week-in-new-york-includes-mor\
e-than-40-shows.html


Profile of one of the more prolific auction patrons:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/arts/16iht-rartjessop16.html

Plenty of museum items of interest:

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/arts/artsspecial/

Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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L'Apeggiata:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/arts/music/larpeggiatas-period-instruments-at-\
zankel-hall.html


Francois Cuperin:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/12/arts/music/tenet-performs-couperins-lessons-fo\
r-lent.html


Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

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

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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PODCASTS
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The Book and the Spade:

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

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

http://news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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