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explorator 25.30 November 13, 2022
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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, Kris Curry, Rick Heli, Richard C. Griffiths, Frank MacKay, Bill Gephardt,
Don Buck, mata kimasitayo, 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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Footprints in Spain suggest a human presence 200 000 years earlier than previously thought:

https://phys.org/news/2022-11-footprints-human-presence-spain-middle.html

Paper on migrations of Homo erectus in southeast Asia some 1.8 million years bp:

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-23206-9

Study makes possible connections between bones found in Sussex and Neanderthal remains in Spain:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/nov/06/the-plot-thickens-new-study-reveals-complex-identity-of-ancient-britons

Pondering when early hominins first made use of fire:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/when-did-early-hominins-first-discover-fire

More on the Neanderthal diet:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/07/neanderthal-diet-archaeology-science/

More on the genetics of that Neanderthal family's remains in Siberia:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-10-19/ty-article/ancient-dna-provides-first-insights-into-neanderthal-family/00000183-f04b-d49a-a7bf-fb5b806f0000
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AFRICA
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Feature on Somali archaeologist Sada Mire:

https://www.sapiens.org/archaeology/sada-mire-somali-archaeologist/

More on 6000 years bp watermelon seeds from Libya:

https://www.livescience.com/watermelon-seeds-prehistoric-herders-sahara

More on humans and the demise of megafauna on Madagascar some 1000 years bp:

https://www.science.org/content/article/human-population-boom-may-have-doomed-madagascar-s-giant-animals
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10977-221111-madagascar-megafauna-extinction
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Tattoos on some women mummies from Deir el-Medina seem to have a 'protection in childbirth' function:

https://phys.org/news/2022-11-tattoos-ancient-egyptian-women-childbirth.html
https://www.livescience.com/ancient-egyptian-mothers-protective-tattoos-childbirth

cf: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/03075133221130089

Study suggests ancient Egyptians may have branded their slaves:

https://www.livescience.com/ancient-egypt-branding-irons-slaves

More on the tunnel found beneath Taposiria Magna (more in the Classics section on this too):

https://www.livescience.com/ancient-tunnel-found-under-egyptian-temple
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/archaeologist-find-vast-tunnel-beneath-egyptian-temple/
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/archaeology-tunnel-underneath-taposiris-magna-1234645721/
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/07/ancient-rock-cut-tunnel-discovered-beneath-taposiris-magna-in-egypt/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-discover-4300-foot-long-tunnel-under-ancient-egyptian-temple-180981099/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10972-221109-taposiris-magna-tunnel

More on the recent Tutankhamun-related finds associated with Teti (and others):

https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/2022-11-07/100-years-after-unearthing-king-tuts-tomb-archaeologists-make-new-discoveries
https://www.npr.org/2022/11/07/1134653074/100-years-king-tut-tomb-egypt-stolen-jewelry
https://www.wuft.org/nation-world/2022/11/07/100-years-after-unearthing-king-tuts-tomb-archaeologists-make-new-discoveries/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/king-teti-artifact-discoveries-king-tut-100-year-anniversary-2205785

More Tutankhamun centennial items:

https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/50/1207/479385/AlAhram-Weekly/Heritage/The-centennial-of-Tutankhamun.aspx
https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/50/1207/479387/AlAhram-Weekly/Heritage/The-untold-stories-of-Tutankhamun.aspx

... and you can visit the tomb 'virtually':

https://egyptindependent.com/photos-egypt-launches-first-virtual-visit-of-king-tutankhamuns-tomb-at-the-time-of-discovery/

Feature on how a 2600 years bp mummy ended up in Hull:

https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/story-how-2600-year-old-7806672

More on the reliefs found during restoration at Mosul's Mashki Gate:

https://www.inquirer.com/news/iraq-nineveh-mashki-gate-penn-archaeologist-20221104.html

... and now we read about the role of 'community ownership' in the find:

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/new-archaeological-discoveries-iraq-uncover-questions-community-ownership

A 3200 years bp trepanned skull from Turkiye's Van province:

https://arkeonews.net/a-3200-year-old-trepanned-skull-discovered-in-eastern-turkeys-van-province/

An Egyptian (inscribed in demotic) amulet/seal from Amastria (Turkiye):

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-722204
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65655
https://arkeonews.net/unique-ancient-egyptian-amulet-seal-discovered-during-archeological-excavations-in-northern-turkiye/

General feature on shipwrecks found off the coast of Antalya over the past few years:

https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/ancient-shipwrecks-in-turkiyes-antalya-excite-archaeologists/news

Overview of finds made over the years at Tell Himmah (Jordan):

https://menafn.com/1105140652/Archaeologists-Investigate-Early-Craftsmanship-At-Tell-Himmah

An ivory lice comb dating to 1700 BCE and inscribed with a Canaanite sentence from Lachish:

https://phys.org/news/2022-11-sentence-written-canaanite-language-plea.html
https://phys.org/news/2022-11-israeli-archeologists-ancient-full-sentence.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/11/221109085807.htm
https://www.timesofisrael.com/ivory-lice-comb-a-dating-head-scratcher-may-hold-earliest-canaanite-sentence/
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/09/science/ivory-comb-beard-lice.html
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/nov/09/oldest-known-written-sentence-discovered-on-a-head-lice-comb
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/nov/13/rather-comforting-weve-been-troubled-by-nits-for-millennia
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/nit-comb-helps-untangle-first-canaanite-sentence-mgp5pz6xd
https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/1151/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/1151/pub/1151/page/46/article/NaN
https://www.timesofisrael.com/ivory-lice-comb-a-dating-head-scratcher-may-hold-earliest-canaanite-sentence/
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-11-09/ty-article/israeli-archaeologists-find-first-whole-sentence-written-in-canaanite-on-a-lice-comb/00000184-56c1-dc83-a7fd-fef3777f0000
https://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/hebrew-u-archaeologists/2022/11/09/
https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/362532
https://english.alarabiya.net/life-style/art-and-culture/2022/11/09/Archaeologists-find-rare-Canaanite-inscription-on-ivory-tomb-in-southern-Israel
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-721863
https://www.israelhayom.com/2022/11/09/first-ever-inscription-in-canaanite-language-found-in-israel/
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20221109-rare-canaanite-inscription-found-on-ivory-comb-in-israel
https://www.algemeiner.com/2022/11/09/first-canaanite-sentence-found-in-israel-on-ancient-ivory-comb/
https://www.independent.ie/world-news/and-finally/archaeologists-find-oldest-known-full-sentence-in-canaanite-script-on-comb-42130650.html
https://www.npr.org/2022/11/10/1135718944/archaeologists-find-an-ivory-comb-from-1700-b-c
https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/08/world/lice-comb-discovery-earliest-sentence-alphabet-scn/index.html
https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/israeli-archeologists-find-ancient-comb-full-sentence-92969040
https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/israel-archaeologists-find-ancient-comb-with-full-sentence-178414
https://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202211/10/WS636c5613a3105ca1f2275269.html
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/worlds-oldest-alphabet-sentence-head-lice-warning-2208101
https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-artifacts/inscriptions/oldest_written_canaanite_sentence/?mqsc=E4148106&dk=ZE24N0ZF0
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/canaanite-comb-lice-israel-alphabet
https://www.sciencealert.com/this-ancient-inscription-is-the-oldest-sentence-in-the-worlds-first-alphabet
https://arkeonews.net/archaeologists-discover-rare-caanite-inscription-on-ancient-ivory-comb/
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/first-sentence-written-in-canaanite-language-discovered-on-ivory-comb/145168
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-translate-the-oldest-sentence-written-in-the-first-alphabet-180981101/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10973-221110-israel-lice-comb

cf:

https://jjar.huji.ac.il/sites/default/files/jjar/files/jjar2_art4_lachish_p76-119_2022-10-12_01.pdf

More on the purported identification of the name Hezekiah on a limestone fragment:

https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/history-ideas/2022/11/fifteen-years-after-its-discovery-researchers-have-deciphered-a-tablet-bearing-the-name-of-an-israelite-king/

cf: http://www.rollstonepigraphy.com/?p=972

More on the 1400 years bp Christian monastery from UAE:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/sands-of-time-christian-monastery-possibly-pre-dating-islam-found-in-uae-dunes/
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-721697
https://arkeonews.net/a-christian-monastery-possibly-pre-dating-islam-found-in-uae/

Early Bronze Age silver jewellery from a burial at Wilayat of Saham in Oman:

https://timesofoman.com/article/123177-new-archaeological-discovery-discovered-in-north-al-batinah-governorate
https://www.omanobserver.om/article/1128034/oman/tourism/5000-year-old-silver-jewelry-found-in-oman
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/article268470897.html
https://arkeonews.net/oman-has-recovered-an-exceptional-collection-of-silver-jewelry-from-a-prehistoric-grave/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10974-221110-oman-bronze-age

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Bones and pottery dating to 5800 years BCE (maybe) from Gozitan (Malta):

https://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/119637/bone_pottery_found_in_gozitan_construction_site_could_date_to_5800_bc#.Y3D3o-yvBhE

Remains of a 2200 years bp Greek bathhouse from Berenike:

https://www.livescience.com/ancient-greek-bathhouse-in-egypt
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/11/10/2200-year-old-greek-bathhouse-egypt/
https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/13/ancient-greek-bathhouse-unearthed-egypt/

Archaic finds from the Phalasarna Acropolis in Crete:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/12/ancient-greek-artifacts-unearthed-crete/

A significant find of 24 bronze Etruscan/Roman statues (2nd century BCE- 1st CE) from San Casciano dei Bagni:

https://phys.org/news/2022-11-discovery-bronzes-rewrites-italy-etruscan-roman.html
https://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2022/11/08/s.casciano-like-riace-24-bronzes-found-under-water_499d3aea-fdc5-439c-94d5-bf9ea8f2224a.html
https://cultura.gov.it/bronziscasciano
https://www.livescience.com/ancient-bronze-statues-gods-italy/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/08/exceptional-trove-of-24-ancient-statues-found-immersed-in-tuscan-spa
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/11/08/archeologists-italy-find-remarkable-hoard-ancient-bronze-statues/
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-63564404
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/by-the-gods-ancient-statues-rise-from-tuscan-mud-c5gz0jsn5
https://www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium/world/bronze-statues-tuscany-italy-b2220503.html
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11407383/Before-photos-Italys-bronze-statues-preserved-mud-2-000-years.html
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/exceptional-discovery-ancient-bronze-statues-emerge-tuscany-2022-11-08/
https://apnews.com/article/travel-europe-museums-821ea64144e67887773cb8ec2e95a147
https://www.euronews.com/next/2022/11/08/italy-archaeology
https://www.thelocal.it/20221108/treasure-trove-of-ancient-roman-statues-unearthed-in-tuscany
https://www.thenationalnews.com/world/europe/2022/11/08/archaeologists-find-exceptional-bronze-statues-in-italian-thermal-baths/
https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/italy-tuscany-bronze-statues-1.6644090
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/these-bronze-statues-may-rewrite-history-of-how-the-roman-empire-began
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-09/italy-exceptional-discovery-of-ancient-bronze-statues-tuscany/101631900
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/italy-ancient-etruscan-statues-history-pre-roman-bronze-tuscany-rcna56158
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/2000-year-old-pre-roman-statues-discovered-that-archaeologists-say-could-rewrite-history/
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/italy-bronze-statues-tuscany/index.html
https://www.wionews.com/photos/in-pics-italian-archaeologists-discover-24-beautifully-preserved-ancient-statues-in-tuscany-532542
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2022-11-08/discovery-bronzes-rewrites-italy-etruscan-roman-history
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/article268459332.html
https://www.trtworld.com/art-culture/exceptional-haul-of-ancient-bronze-statues-unearthed-in-italy-62358
https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/-exceptional--discovery-as-ancient-bronze-statues-emerge-in-tuscany/48039714
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20221108-italy-unearths-exceptional-haul-of-ancient-bronzes
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/11/09/italy-history-changing-statues/
https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/discovery-of-bronzes-rewrites-italys-etruscan-roman-history-178372
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/120540/Italian-archaeologists-discover-exceptional-bronze-statues-in-Tuscany
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/italy-archaeology-ancient-bronze-statues-tuscany-1234645921/
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/11/08/a-discovery-that-will-rewrite-history-24-exceptionally-well-preserved-bronzes-unearthed-by-archaeologists-in-tuscany
https://arkeonews.net/a-trove-of-exceptional-stunningly-preserved-bronze-statues-found-at-an-ancient-thermal-spa-in-tuscany-italy/
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65630
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/ornate-collection-of-ancient-bronze-statues-discovered-in-tuscany/145145
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/09/large-group-of-bronze-statues-found-in-italy/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/groundbreaking-ancient-roman-bronze-statues-discovered-in-tuscany-180981105/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10970-221109-tuscany-etruscan-bath

... and how the townsfolk are reacting:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/11/tuscan-town-savours-discovery-of-spa-trove-etruscan-roman-sanctuary

A previously-unknown major temple find near the Tempio Grande in Vulci:

https://phys.org/news/2022-11-previously-unknown-monumental-temple-tempio.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/971025
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/11/221111103037.htm
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-722208
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/sacred-monumental-building-of-the-etruscans-discovered-in-vulci/145163

A 2000 years bp Roman villa with plenty of kilns from a site in Wakefield:

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/heritage-and-retro/heritage/remains-of-roman-villa-and-kilns-found-during-archaeological-dig-in-yorkshire-village-3891463

An 1800 years bp wine press from a Roman fortress site in Georgia:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/1800-year-old-wine-press-uncovered-next-to-roman-fort/145151

Roman-era finds from a dig at St Albans Verulamium Park:

https://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/news/hertfordshire-news/st-albans-verulamium-park-archeological-7796020

Latest finds from the Roman city of Suel suggest it was a major trading site:

https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/mijas-fuengirola/roman-costa-del-sol-20221101094046-nt.html

Remains of 1st-4th century CE Roman structures from a development site in Deal:

https://premierconstructionnews.com/2022/11/11/roman-settlement-uncovered-in-archaeological-dig-in-deal/

A metal detectorist in Whetstone found a gold coin of Allectus:

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/metal-detectorist-finds-roman-coin-7809304

A late Roman mosaic from excavations in Athens' Theatrou Square:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/10/ancient-mosaic-unearthed-athens-greece/
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/11/11/ancient-foundations-unearthed-in-athens/
https://www.thenationalherald.com/late-roman-building-with-mosaic-floor-found-during-salvage-operations-in-athens/

A small rural necropolis site dating to the 5th century CE from Sante-Marie-aux-Chenes:

https://arkeonews.net/a-rural-necropolis-from-late-antiquity-discovered-in-northeastern-france/

Plenty of articles about the tunnel beneath Taposiris Magna were spinning a possible (not likely) connection to Cleopatra's tomb:

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/11/dominican-egyptian-mission-unearths-ancient-tunnel-egypt
https://egyptindependent.com/photos-newly-discovered-tunnel-may-lead-to-queen-cleopatras-tomb-soon/
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/11/08/cleopatras-tomb-could-mysterious-tunnel-says-archaeologist/
https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/1151/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/1151/pub/1151/page/60/article/NaN
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/egypt-temple-tunnel-cleopatras-tomb-b2220206.html
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11400503/Tunnel-temple-lead-tomb-Egypts-pharaoh-Cleopatra.html
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11402921/Ancient-tombs-remain-mystery-archaeologists-Cleopatras-resting-place.html
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/egypt-archaeology-cleopatra-lost-tomb-taposiris-magna-alexandria-tunnel-b1038308.html
https://www.timesofisrael.com/archeologists-hope-tunnel-under-egyptian-temple-leads-to-long-lost-tomb-of-cleopatra/
https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/362631
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-721670
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/egypt-temple-cleopatra-lost-tomb-scli-intl-scn/index.html
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/archaeologists-discover-tunnel-beneath-an-egyptian-temple-that-may-lead-to-cleopatras-lost-tomb/ar-AA140K0z
https://www.deseret.com/u-s-world/2022/11/11/23453330/tunnel-ancient-egyptian-temple-osiris
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/archaeologist-find-vast-tunnel-beneath-egyptian-temple/
https://www.newsweek.com/cleopatra-tomb-tunnel-possibly-discovered-egypt-1757829
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/11/09/egypt-amazing-photos-cleopatra/
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/11/06/kathleen-martinez-team-discovers-1305-meter-greco-roman-tunnel-in-alexandria/
https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/08/tunnel-leading-cleopatra-tomb-found/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/archaeologists-tunnel-cleopatra-tomb-2205456

... and a feature on the archaeologist, Kathleen Martinez:

https://www.grunge.com/1097117/who-is-kathleen-martinez-the-woman-whos-led-the-search-for-cleopatra-for-almost-20-years/

Excavations are just getting underway at a 4000 years bp site in Jumilla:

https://murciatoday.com/archaeological-dig-begins-4000_year_old-at-bronze-age-site-in-jumilla_1883086-a.html

Cyprus plans to digitize its ancient historical relics:

https://cyprus-mail.com/2022/11/07/digitisation-preserves-history-for-future-generations/

On some recent conservation efforts at Hadrian's Wall:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-63580902
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11416225/Hadrians-Wall-uneven-stop-Instagrammers-damaging-taking-selfies.html
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/11/10/hadrians-wall-gets-unattractive-makeover-turn-away-visitors/
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/hadrians-wall-faces-new-battle-with-hordes-of-selfie-hunters-3gwwj75sn
https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/sections-hadrians-wall-removed-at-25478255
https://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/articles/latest/2022/11/wallcaphar/

Not sure of the date of thise finds from Sannat (Malta):

https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/possible-archaeological-remains-found-sannat-square-works.992831

More on the Minoan bull sacrifice remains at Petras:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/sacrificial-minoan-bull/

More on the 2000 years bp Roman shipwreck in shallow waters off Croatia:

https://www.total-croatia-news.com/lifestyle/65859-roman-ship
https://www.croatiaweek.com/2000-year-old-roman-boat-discovered-in-sea-off-sukosan-in-croatia/
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-722150
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/ancient-roman-ship-croatia-archaeology-news-1234646226/
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65653
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/underwater-archaeologists-uncover-2000-year-old-roman-ship/145141

More on the Roman-era odeon remains found in Lissos:

https://www.livescience.com/ancient-odeon-discovered-crete
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10975-221111-crete-roman-odeon

More on the Roman watchtower find at Volubilis:

https://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C94125%2Cpolish-archaeologists-co-discover-unique-roman-military-tower.html
https://arkeonews.net/archaeologists-find-a-roman-military-watchtower-in-morocco-for-the-first-time/
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/07/polish-archaeologists-co-discover-unique-roman-military-tower/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10969-221108-morocco-roman-tower

More on the remains of a Byzantine business district at Ephesus:

https://the-past.com/news/new-discoveries-at-ephesus/

More on ancient Greek stone sphere gaming pieces:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/ancient-greece-stone-spheres-purpose-b2219263.html
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/11/08/mysterious-spheres-ancient-greek-board-game/
https://scitechdaily.com/what-was-the-purpose-of-the-mysterious-ancient-stone-spheres-scientists-finally-have-an-answer/

More on the 2000 years bp Roman villa with hypocaust from Kempten:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-722148

More on the palimpsest of Hipparchus' star catalogue:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/lost-ancient-star-catalog-found

More on Leonard Stern-associated Cycladic art going on display in Greece:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/greek-ap-athens-metropolitan-museum-of-art-cyclades-b2220819.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-greece-antiquities-20221108-pl6zsne73jgcvoyyeyydaadmya-story.html

Review of Stephanie McCarter's translation of Ovid's *Metamorphoses*:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/11/14/should-ovids-metamorphoses-have-a-trigger-warning

Review of Francine Prose, *Cleopatra*:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/cleopatra-her-history-her-myth-by-francine-prose-review-maneater-or-victim-r2pvlqp6m

Interview with Andrew F. Stewart:

https://www.archaeological.org/member-spotlight-andrew-f-stewart/

Applying the Iliad to assorted modern institutions:

https://neoskosmos.com/en/2022/11/08/dialogue/opinion/iliad-as-a-lesson-of-individual-v-33communal-need/

... and pondering Athenian democracy:

https://neoskosmos.com/en/2022/11/10/dialogue/opinion/athenian-democracy-makes-us-reflect-on-war-and-peace/

Feature on some 2700 years bp objects with Egyptian motifs in Salamanca:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2022-11-09/rompecabezas-arqueologico-en-salamanca-objetos-con-motivos-egipcios-reposan-bajo-el-casco-historico.html

Feature on Michael Ventris and Linear B:

https://www.greatbritishlife.co.uk/people/michael-ventris-deciphering-an-ancient-language-9356808

Public speaking tips from Cicero:

https://bigthink.com/the-past/cicero-public-speaking/

Feature on Hadrian's Wall:

https://smarthistory.org/hadrian-building-the-wall/

Feature on Vergina:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/08/vergina-tombs-macedonia-greek-origin/

Feature on the Battle of Issus:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/11/06/alexander-the-great-persian-empire-2/

Feature on Themistocles:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/09/themistocles-greek-general-saved-athens-persians/

Feature on Hannibal:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/11/hannibal-african-general-almost-conquered-rome/

Feature on 'Cyclopean' walls in Italy:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/07/mysterious-origin-italy-mycenaean-cyclopean-walls/

The Chair of the British Museum is rebuking calls to 'dismantle' the Parthenon Sculptures:

https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/british-museum-george-osborne-parthenon-marbles-1234646029/
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/11/08/british-museum-chair-george-osborne-defies-restitution-movement-in-speech

... and an OpEd on where the Sculptures belong:

https://neoskosmos.com/en/2022/11/11/dialogue/opinion/parthenon-sculptures-belong-in-the-acropolis-museum-not-in-london/

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Roman Archaeology Blog:

http://romanarc.blogspot.com/

Rogueclassicism:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A 172 years bp railway siding from Huddersfield:

https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/172-year-old-railway-siding-unearthed-in-huddersfield

More on the Mesolithic child burial (with fur and feathers) from Finland:

https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/969987
https://www.livescience.com/child-burial-stone-age-finland
https://hyperallergic.com/778179/child-who-lived-8000-years-ago-may-have-been-buried-with-a-wolf/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10968-221107-finland-burial-fibers

More on that Ogham inscription on a Pictish stone from Scotland:

https://arkeonews.net/a-rare-ogham-inscription-found-on-pictish-stone-in-scottish-kirkyard/
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65621

More on the 1000 years bp Viking jewellery from near Stockholm:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-unearth-trove-of-viking-age-jewelry-in-sweden-180981093/

Hopes of finding medieval remains in Shoreditch:

https://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/23109268.archaeologists-believe-16th-century-remains-shoreditch-streets/

13 sites in West Midlands have been added to the Heritage At Risk Register:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-63571442

Concerns relating to ruins of a 'lost' Sir Titus Salt Mansion in Yorkshire:

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/heritage-and-retro/heritage/archaeologists-raise-fears-that-ruins-of-lost-yorkshire-mansion-milner-field-near-saltaire-have-been-removed-without-permission-3910593

Feature on metal detectorists in Britain:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/11/13/britains-secret-army-metal-detectorists-who-outdoing-archaeologists/
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Archaeology in Europe News:

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

Medievalists.net:

https://www.medievalists.net/category/news/

Viking Archaeology Blog:

http://viking-archaeology-blog.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A 6000 years bp Neolithic site with assort small finds from Inner Mongolia:

http://www.china.org.cn/china/Off_the_Wire/2022-11/07/content_78506548.htm
http://en.people.cn/n3/2022/1107/c90000-10168238.html

Study suggests that 'purposeful water management' was adopted 4000 years bp in northern China in response to the introduction of new grain types:

https://source.wustl.edu/2022/11/thirsty-wheat-needed-new-water-management-strategy-in-ancient-china/
https://phys.org/news/2022-11-thirsty-wheat-strategy-ancient-china.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/11/thirsty-wheat-needed-new-water-management-strategy-in-ancient-china/

Northern Wei Dynasty figurines from Shanxi:

https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202211/10/WS636cd85da310491754328ffe.html
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65662
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10976-221111-china-tomb-figurines

Qing Dynasty royal architecture remains from Beijing's Old Summer Palace:

https://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202211/09/WS636aee61a3105ca1f2274d3f.html

Remains of rice fields razed in the 19th century at Beijing's Old Summer Palace:

https://www.ecns.cn/news/culture/2022-11-07/detail-ihcfsvky7638484.shtml

A study of oracle bone inscriptions from Yinxu:

https://news.cgtn.com/news/2022-11-10/China-shares-research-results-on-Yin-Ruins-oracle-bone-inscriptions-1eQwPsVqpLW/index.html

... and other items:

https://www.ecns.cn/hd/2022-11-11/detail-ihcfsvky7647073.shtml
http://t.m.china.org.cn/convert/c_l7WET8TT.html

Feature on Yangshao culture:

https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202211/1279266.shtml

A pair of lions removed from Angkor Wat in the 90s for restoration have been (finally) returned:

https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lions-angkor-wat-return-home-again-after-restoration

Concerns for Megalithic-era burials in Tirupati:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/tirupatis-megalithic-burial-sites-in-a-state-of-neglect/article65947330.ece

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AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
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Study suggests Maori settlers arrived in Aotearoa in the 13th century:

https://phys.org/news/2022-11-ancestral-mori-quickly-rapid-climate.html
https://www.stuff.co.nz/pou-tiaki/300733669/new-study-suggests-mori-settlers-arrived-in-aotearoa-as-early-as-13th-century
https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korihi/478269/new-study-suggests-maori-settlers-arrived-in-aotearoa-as-early-as-13th-century
https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/new-study-suggests-maori-settlers-arrived-in-aotearoa-as-early-as-13th-century/

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NORTH AMERICA
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Study suggests that some parrot remains from the American Southwest may have been 'local' and not imported from Mexico:

https://news.utexas.edu/2022/11/08/old-bone-links-lost-american-parrot-to-ancient-indigenous-bird-trade/
https://phys.org/news/2022-11-bone-links-lost-american-parrot.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/11/221108142929.htm
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/970678
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/09/old-bone-links-lost-american-parrot-to-ancient-indigenous-bird-trade/

A possible Native American village site found at a development site in Redding (California):

https://krcrtv.com/news/local/native-american-archaeological-village-found-at-redding-construction-site

A 600 years bp gold coin found in Newfoundland:

https://www.gov.nl.ca/releases/2022/tcar/1109n05/
https://www.cp24.com/lifestyle/human-interest/600-year-old-gold-coin-discovered-in-newfoundland-could-be-oldest-found-in-canada-1.6149270
https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/mobile/600-year-old-gold-coin-discovered-in-newfoundland-could-be-oldest-found-in-canada-1.6145827
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/600-year-old-coin-may-be-oldest-found-in-canada/145160

Burials of 14 soldiers from the Battle of Camden:

https://www.postandcourier.com/militarydigest/americas-first-veterans-archaeological-dig-at-camden-battlefield-turns-up-human-remains/article_17a09dc8-5f98-11ed-9c65-ab4e2774c010.html
https://www.abccolumbia.com/2022/11/11/remains-of-fourteen-revolutionary-war-soldiers-discovered-at-camden-battlefield/
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/archaeologists-unearth-soldiers-killed-in-battle-of-camden/145190?amp

Feature on a Native American site being excavated on Clement's Island:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2022/11/07/native-americans-st-clements-island/

Feature on William Howard Allen and his fight with pirates:

https://www.timesunion.com/hudsonvalley/culture/article/Naval-hero-from-Hudson-died-fighting-Caribbean-17568492.php

An historic home in Pennsylvania with plenty of history was demolished:

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2022/11/historic-central-pa-home-with-dramatic-religious-past-is-demolished.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=news_tab

Hurricane Nicole revealed at least six 200 years bp burials on a Florida Beach:

https://nypost.com/2022/11/10/skulls-and-bones-of-6-people-dating-back-over-200-years-unearthed-by-hurricane-nicole-in-florida/

... and this Native American burial on Chastain Beach:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/hurricane-nicole-unearths-suspected-native-american-burial-site-florid-rcna56673

During the search for burials of Tulsa Massacre victims, remains of a man with a gunshot wound were found:

https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/12/us/tulsa-massacre-burial-excavation-victim-gunshot-wound-reaj/index.html

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Feature on ancient chocolate use:

https://www.bbc.com/reel/playlist/rethinking-history?vpid=p0db7l7x

More on Inca sacrifice victims being given psychedlic plants:

https://www.salon.com/2022/11/07/archaeologists-find-a-trove-of-ancient-human-sacrifices-fed-psychedelic-plants-before/

A flood control tunnel associated with Tenochtitlan had to be reburied:

https://www.sciencealert.com/archaeologists-forced-to-rebury-unusual-discovery-in-old-aztec-capital

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Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://goo.gl/1VdeA

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas lecture channels on Youtube:

https://mikeruggerisyoutube.tumblr.com/

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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A (n ongoing) study of the 'academic genealogies' of scholars working in the Levant:

https://www.asor.org/anetoday/2022/11/preliminary-results-of-agnes

Not sure where to put this item on 2000 or so missing archaeological objects turning up in a monastery attic in Switzerland:

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/sci-tech/-treasure-trove--of-lost-artefacts-found-in-swiss-monastery/48031710

A restoration of an Artemisia Gentileschi:

https://apnews.com/article/europe-painting-italy-florence-cd6a720b301f7a4721751ab692525b11
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/11/10/artemisia-gentileschis-nude-for-michelangelos-museum-was-censoreda-new-restoration-project-will-reveal-the-original-work

Feature on Winston Churchill's paintings:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/08/arts/design/churchill-art-paintings-fans.html

Feature on Tudor beds:

https://www.historytoday.com/archive/history-matters/bed-tudors

Feature on the dancing plague of 1518:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/the-dancing-plague-of-1518/145156

Studying human proteins left on assorted ancient items:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/document-detectives-use-smudges-bloodstains-investigate-past-180980986/

Feature on reproducing historical scents:

https://phys.org/news/2022-11-scents-historical-fragrances.html

Applying handwriting analysis to assorted ancient documents:

https://english.elpais.com/science-tech/2022-11-07/dead-sea-scrolls-ancient-worlds-multicultural-secrets-revealed-by-handwriting-analysis.html
https://elpais.com/ciencia/2022-11-07/la-escritura-en-los-pergaminos-revela-secretos-multiculturales-de-la-antiguedad.html

There seems to be a sudden renewal of interest in Otzi, including the idea that more such mummies might be found:

https://sciencenorway.no/archaeology-stone-age/new-research-on-5300-year-old-otzi-suggests-there-could-be-more-ice-mummies-out-there/2105033
https://www.science.org/content/article/iceman-discovery-wasn-t-freak-event-more-frozen-mummies-may-await
https://www.sciencealert.com/the-iceman-was-unique-we-thought-but-others-could-follow
https://www.yahoo.com/news/stone-age-cold-case-tzi-184000443.html

... but the Otzi museum doesn't think so:

https://sciencenorway.no/archaeology-stone-age/otzi-museum-does-not-believe-there-are-so-many-more-ice-mummies-out-there/2107260

... a new study of Otzi's 'preservation' is sparking the interest:

https://phys.org/news/2022-11-tzi-iceman-story-series-miracles.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/the-true-story-behind-otzi-the-murdered-iceman-180981103/

Interesting 'hidden Buddha' picture:

https://www.livescience.com/magic-mirror-buddha-cincinnati-art-museum/

Big Ben's bells are back in working order:

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-politics-63600578

What we can learn from hunter-gatherers:

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/office-space/lessons-from-the-deep-history-of-work

Review of Christopher de Ballaigue, *The Lion House*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/08/books/review/the-lion-house-christopher-de-bellaigue.html
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CURRENT EVENTS:
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This week's 'gluing incidents' included Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup paintings:

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/art-industry-news-copycat-climate-protesters-glue-themselves-to-andy-warhols-campbells-soup-paintings-in-australia-other-stories-2207145

... and The Scream:

https://apnews.com/article/europe-business-painting-norway-6d5a139e7e1f037582dd524ce0bbde88
https://www.deseret.com/2022/11/11/23453746/climate-activists-target-the-scream

... a Goya:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/08/climate-activists-glued-their-hands-on-paintings-by-goya/

... and we're finally getting commentary on the fragility of the objects being targeted:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2022/nov/11/climate-activists-attacking-art-severely-underestimate-fragility-of-works-gallery-directors-warn
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/11/10/activists-severely-underestimate-the-fragility-of-objects-92-global-museum-directors-speak-out-against-climate-protests
https://advisor.museumsandheritage.com/news/92-major-museum-directors-condemn-recent-attacks-irreplaceable-objects/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2022/11/11/climate-change-protesters-art-museums/
https://www.euronews.com/culture/2022/11/11/climate-activists-underestimate-the-fragility-of-artworks-targeted-museum-directors-say
https://hyperallergic.com/779372/museum-directors-do-you-need-a-hug/

Background to Cologne's Carnival:

https://www.dw.com/en/ringing-in-carnival-a-2000-year-old-tradition/a-63707828
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ANIMAL AND PLANT DOMESTICATIONS
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Rethinking the arrival of 'domestic' cats in Europe:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-11-09/ty-article/cats-trash-theory-that-they-followed-first-farmers-to-europe/00000184-573f-dc83-a7fd-ff7fac710000
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/new-research-project-studies-ancient-feline-migration-into-europe/145197

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PHILOSOPHERS AND MATTERS PHILOSOPHICAL
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Feature on the Milesian School:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/07/ancient-greece-milesian-school/

Feature on Plato's Timaeus:

https://theimaginativeconservative.org/2022/11/plato-timaeus-will-order-peter-kalkavage.html
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Codice Maya de Mexico:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65615
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/07/getty-codice-maya-de-mexico-comes-to-los-angeles/

Chroma:

https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/chroma

Cubism:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/11/arts/design/cubism-met-museum-review.html

Enheduanna:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/09/arts/enheduanna-author-morgan.html
https://www.forbes.com/sites/margiegoldsmith/2022/11/01/the-worlds-first-author-was-a-woman-not-a-man/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/enheduanna-first-author-mesopotamian-women-morgan-library-2208775

Gathering Light (on tour)

https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/news/article/1292/the-collection-welcomes-3-000-year-old-sun-pendant-on-loan-from-the-british-museum

Golden Mummies of Egypt:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/nov/12/victorians-wrong-about-why-egyptians-mummified-the-dead-exhibition-reveals
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AUCTIONS AND SALES RELATED
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An Iron Age 'bull rider' found by a UK metal detectorist is coming to auction:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-63544380

A gold Celtic ring that's been sitting in someone's cupboard is coming to auction:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-63590575
https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/heritage-and-retro/heritage/jaw-dropping-iron-age-chieftains-ring-found-in-yorkshire-field-in-1994-and-kept-in-a-cupboard-ever-since-to-be-auctioned-for-the-first-time-3914973
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/30-000-celtic-ring-was-left-in-cupboard-tz2p0f62h

Big bucks for an ancient Roman medallion:

https://coinweek.com/auctions-news/ancient-roman-medallion-brings-312000-in-heritage-auction/
https://www.numismaticnews.net/world-coins/ancient-roman-medallion-brings-312000-sending-auction-over-5-6-million

Some hype and results from the auction of Paul Allen's collection:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/09/arts/design/paul-allen-auction-christies.html
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/georges-seurat-paul-allen-christies-record-sale-1234646173/
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/paul-allen-collection-christies-auction-record/index.html
https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/state/washington/article268427482.html

Concerns arising from a Shawnee museum's auction:

https://shawneemissionpost.com/2022/11/09/shawnee-medicine-museum-auction-concerns-186464/

An Apache scalp was seized from a Maine auction:

https://www.wmtw.com/article/apparent-apache-scalp-seized-maine-auctioneer/41925872

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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A project studying DNA from various Mesopotamian sites in Turkiye:

https://phys.org/news/2022-11-genetic-analysis-neolithic-people-mesopotamia.html
https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/ancient-dna-study-in-turkiye-sheds-light-on-mesopotamias-history/news

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THE TECHY SIDE
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Latest facial reconstruction is a 'mysterious lady' Egyptian mummy:

https://www.livescience.com/pregnant-mummy-facial-reconstruction/

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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Climate change concerns for sites across Africa:

https://thearabweekly.com/carthage-mount-kilimanjaro-africas-heritage-sites-imperilled-climate

... and Egypt:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/12/world/middleeast/climate-change-and-human-activity-erode-egypts-treasured-antiquities.html

Feature on various sites revealed (or rerevealed) because of drought conditions in various places:

https://www.newsweek.com/2022/11/18/see-amazing-lost-relics-uncovered-drought-water-levels-receded-1757329.html

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TOURISTY THINGS
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Termessos:

https://www.thenationalnews.com/mena/2022/11/09/termessos-the-ancient-city-that-alexander-the-great-failed-to-conquer-in-pictures/

Appian Way:

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/europe/italy/appian-way-rome-bike-italy-b2215922.html

Ikaria:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20221110-the-greek-island-homes-hidden-from-pirates

Pavlopetri:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/11/pavlopetri-greece-ancient-underwater-city/

Mount Nemrut:

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/among-gods-men-mount-nemrut-still-most-dazzling-spot-to-see-sunrise

Tel Gezer:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/tour-the-well-fortified-tel-gezer-the-biblical-canaanite-holdout-that-wouldnt-fall/
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PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC RELATED
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Chasing Waterfalls:

https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/3198814/worlds-first-artificial-intelligence-opera-review-chasing-waterfalls-blends-live-and-digital

A Couple:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/11/movies/frederick-wiseman-a-couple-tolstoy.html

Korngold:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/10/arts/music/korngold-symphony.html

Tar:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/08/style/tar-mahler-cate-blanchett.html

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CRIME BEAT
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Antiquities charges relating to some Louvre curators might be dropped:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/11/08/egyptian-antiquities-trafficking-charges-against-former-louvre-director-jean-luc-martinez-and-curator-jean-francois-charnier-could-be-dropped

Vandalism at a Native American petroglyph site in Nevada:

https://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article268367137.html
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/11/10/prison-time-vandals-nevada-petroglyphs-white-river-narrows

Authorities seized an antique Buddha sculpture at the Attari-Wagah border:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/amritsar/punjab-antique-stone-sculpture-of-buddha-seized-foreign-national-at-attari-border/articleshow/95455833.cms
https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/chandigarh-news/recovery-from-foreign-national-customs-seizes-antique-buddha-sculpture-at-attari-wagah-border-101668185466705.html
https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/amritsar/buddha-idol-seized-in-amritsar-may-have-origins-in-gandhara-school-of-art-asi-450032
https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/antique-buddha-sculpture-seized-from-attari-termed-rarest-of-rare-450075
https://menafn.com/1105169842/Buddha-Stone-Sculpture-From-23-CE-Seized-From-Foreign-National-At-Attari

Feature on the sale of probably looted Yemeni antiquities:

https://hyperallergic.com/773222/sale-of-possibly-looted-yemeni-objects-raises-red-flags/

More on the sentencing of Subhash Kapoor:

https://www.occrp.org/en/daily/16989-india-sentences-notorious-antiquities-trafficker-from-manhattan
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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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A stolen statue associated with Doris Wiener was returned to Cambodia:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/11/07/stolen-cambodia-statue-vishnu-repatriated

An American has returned 19 antiquities he inherited to four different countries after reading a Guardian article:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/nov/11/man-repatriates-19-antiquities-after-reading-guardian-article
https://www.dawn.com/news/1720329
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/11/12/american-stolen-greek-antiquities/

A Massachusetts museum returned 150 or so sacred artifacts from Wounded Knee to the Oglala Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/11/06/massachusetts-museum-sacred-artifacts-sioux-tribes-wounded-knee/8289799001/
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/massachusetts-museum-returns-sacred-items-sioux-tribes-rcna55924

Colgate University is returning 1500 artifacts to the Oneida Nation:

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/more-than-1500-artifacts-from-ancestral-remains-returned-to-oneida-indian-nation
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-11404383/University-returning-1-500-artifacts-Oneida-Indian-Nation.html

The Peabody will be retuning hundreds of Native American hair samples:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/10/us/harvard-museum-native-american-hair.html
https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/10/us/harvard-apology-native-american-hair-samples-peabody-museum-reaj/index.html

Questions arising from Indonesia's request for the return of Java Man:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/09/arts/design/naturalis-museum-java-man-indonesia.html

Maori items in British possession:

https://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/100-years-ago/maori-treasures-british-hands

Some slave descendents apparently want Benin Bronzes to stay in the US:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-63504438

... ahile a Benin Bronzes database is now online:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/10/digital-benin-reunites-thousands-of-objects-scattered-after-british-looting
https://www.dw.com/en/digital-benin-lists-looted-colonial-artifacts/a-63697371
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/digital-benin-markk-benin-bronzes-2205398
https://hyperallergic.com/777685/new-online-database-tracks-benin-bronzes/
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/11/07/benin-bronzes-online-database-goes-live-with-details-of-thousands-of-looted-artefacts
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2022/11/07/benin-bronzes-database-launches-shaping-future-art-restitution/7761667838554/

cf: https://digitalbenin.org/

More on the US returning Kapoor-related items to Pakistan:

https://www.dawn.com/news/1720516/us-returns-192-stolen-artefacts-worth-34m-to-pakistan
https://www.nation.com.pk/12-Nov-2022/us-returns-192-stolen-artifacts-to-pakistan
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/11/11/manhattan-district-attorney-subhash-kapoor-artefacts-returned-pakistan
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/subhash-kapoor-investigation-looted-antiquities-1234646461/
https://www.aa.com.tr/en/asia-pacific/us-returns-nearly-200-rare-artifacts-to-pakistan/2736521
https://english.alaraby.co.uk/news/us-returns-pakistan-artifacts-trafficked-ex-manhattan-dealer
https://www.trtworld.com/art-culture/pakistan-receives-trafficked-antiquities-thanks-to-us-prosecutors-62454

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NUMISMATICA
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In case you missed the 'first revolt shekel' being returned to Israel a while back:

https://www.numismaticnews.net/world-coins/smuggled-coin-returns-to-israel

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v25/club_nbs_esylum_v25n45.html

... and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v25/club_nbs_esylum_v25n46.html
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Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/

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OBITUARIES
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David Butler:

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/nov/09/father-of-modern-election-science-sir-david-butler-dies-at-98

Evelyn de Rothschild;

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/11/11/evelyn-de-rothschildbanker-collector-art-patron-and-philanthropistdies-aged-91

Elizabeth Stewart:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/09/arts/music/elizabeth-stewart-dead.html

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/audio-news/3217-audio-news-from-archaeologica-october-30th-through-november-5th-2022

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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/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Atlas Obscura:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/

Heritage Daily:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/

Sapiens Archaeology:

https://www.sapiens.org/category/archaeology/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

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