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explorator 25.19 August 28, 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,
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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A study of tools from an Aurignacian site in Romania:

https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/news/2022/08/archaeological-excavations-in-romania-show-life-of-earliest-modern-humans-in-europe
https://phys.org/news/2022-08-archaeological-excavations-romania-life-earliest.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10791-220826-romania-modern-human

cf: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-15544-5

Study suggests that much of the Neanderthal-Sapiens interbreeding took place in the Near East:

https://phys.org/news/2022-08-ancient-skulls-human-interbreeding-neandertals.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/08/220823115636.htm
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10787-220824-neanderthals-modern-humans

cf: https://www.mdpi.com/2079-7737/11/8/1163

A study of Sahelanthropus (apparently the oldest representative of humanity now) suggests they were bipedal:

https://phys.org/news/2022-08-sahelanthropus-oldest-humanity-bipedal.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/08/220824120832.htm
https://www.livescience.com/when-human-ancestors-first-walked-upright/
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/aug/24/our-oldest-known-ancestor-could-probably-walk-say-researchers
https://elpais.com/ciencia/2022-08-24/un-polemico-femur-sugiere-que-la-familia-humana-ya-caminaba-sobre-dos-patas-hace-siete-millones-de-anos.html
https://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/ancient-bones-confirm-earliest-known-human-ancestor-walked-upright-rcna44187
https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/24/world/bipedalism-walking-7-million-years-scn/index.html
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-08-24/ty-article/early-hominin-was-walking-7-million-years-ago-study-confirms/00000182-ced5-dfe5-adbb-dff59a290000
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-oldest-known-early-human-walked-upright-7-million-years-ago-180980628/

cf: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04901-z

Trying to figure out when humans evolved the capacity to sweat:

https://www.npr.org/2022/08/25/1119373338/when-did-human-bodies-evolve-to-sweat-we-dont-know-exactly-when
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AFRICA
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A multinational group will be studying the life and historical artifacts on the Skerki Bank between Tunisia and Sicily:

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/08/mediterranean-countries-take-archaeology-project-tunisian-coast
https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2022/08/350999/morocco-participates-in-underwater-archaeological-research
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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The restoration of the Amun Ra shrine in the Temple of Seti I at Abydos is complete:

https://www.egyptindependent.com/egypt-completes-restoration-of-amun-re-chapel-at-the-temple-of-seti-i-in-abydos/
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/118557/Restoration-of-Amun-Ra%E2%80%99s-shrine-in-Temple-of-Seti-I
https://english.aawsat.com/home/article/3830746/egypt-completes-work-restoration-amun-ra-shrine-temple-seti-i

... as is restoration of a statue of Thutmose II at Karnak:

https://dailynewsegypt.com/2022/08/22/restoration-of-king-thutmose-ii-statue-in-karnak-temples-completed/
https://www.thenationalnews.com/mena/2022/08/22/egypt-completes-restoration-of-thutmose-iis-statue-at-karnak-temple/

... and the transverse hall in the Dendera Temple:

https://dailynewsegypt.com/2022/08/24/restoration-of-transverse-hall-in-front-of-holy-of-holies-in-dendera-temple-completed/

... while restoration has resumed at the Great Hypostyle Hall at Karnak:

https://egyptindependent.com/restoration-works-resumes-on-the-great-hypostyle-hall-at-karnak/

In case you missed Zahi Hawass' call for the British Museum to return the Rosetta Stone:

https://www.egyptindependent.com/zahi-hawass-calls-on-british-museum-to-return-rosetta-stone/
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/118581/Prominent-Egyptologist-Zahi-Hawass-launches-petition-to-repatriate-Egyptian-artifacts
https://cairoscene.com/Buzz/Dr-Zahi-Hawass-Launches-Petition-to-Return-Rosetta-Stone-to-Egypt
https://english.alaraby.co.uk/news/egypt-archaeologist-wants-rosetta-stone-returned-uk
https://www.thenationalnews.com/opinion/editorial/2022/08/22/the-rosetta-stone-should-return-to-egypt/
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/08/23/egyptian-archaeologist-urges-british-museum-to-return-rosetta-stone/
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/08/22/return-rosetta-stone-to-egypt-demands-countrys-leading-archaeologist-zahi-hawass
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/archaeologist-calling-for-return-rosetta-stone-2164013

Feature on the Book of the Dead:

https://www.livescience.com/ancient-egypt-book-of-the-dead/

More on Howard Carter's taking artifacts from Tutankhamun's tomb:

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/08/new-evidence-emerges-looting-tutankhamuns-tomb
http://www.archaeology.org/issues/482-2209/digs/10771-digs-egypt-tut-collar-mystery

Artifacts dating to 6200 BCE from the Susa site:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/475900/Archaeological-findings-may-push-back-Susa-s-history-by-millennia

More on the decipherment of Elamite script:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/476079/Archaeologists-report-deciphering-Elamite-script-discovered-in

This one's confusing ... find of a dwelling in Sialk (Iran) that is either 5000 years bp or 4th century BCE or?:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/476123/Archaeologists-have-excavated-5-000-year-old-home-in-heart-of

Feature on the Ziggurat of Ur:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20220822-the-ziggurat-of-ur-iraqs-answer-to-the-pyramids

Feature on Mesopotamian beer:

https://bigthink.com/the-past/brewing-ancient-beer/

Possible evidence of a permanent settlement dating to 9300 years bp from Turkiye's Sircalitepe Mound:

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/traces-of-9300-year-old-settlement-unearthed-near-volcanic-cappadocia
https://www.trtworld.com/art-culture/traces-of-settlement-dating-back-over-9-000-years-discovered-in-t%C3%BCrkiye-60187

An 8000 years bp ceramic workshop from Izmir's Ulucak Mound (including a fingerprint):

https://arkeonews.net/8000-years-old-fingerprint-and-ceramic-production-workshop-found-in-izmir-ulucak-mound/

A late Neolithic (!) seal from the Domuztepe excavations:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/64974
https://arkeonews.net/a-rare-late-neolithic-period-seal-found-in-domuztepe-mound/

4200 years bp finds from Tavsanli Mound suggest (among other things) connections to the site of Troy:

https://arkeonews.net/findings-showing-the-connection-between-troy-and-tavsanli-hoyuk-have-been-reached/

A 1600 years bp writing kit from Bathonea:

https://arkeonews.net/a-1600-year-old-writing-set-was-unearthed-in-the-city-of-bathonea-which-has-the-oldest-ancient-port-in-istanbul/

Feature on Hamzeh Mahasneh's work on Neolthic board games:

https://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/jordanian-scholar-works-put-pieces-together-neolithic-board-games

Greek archaeologists are expressing concerns for Hagia Sophia:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1191674/greek-archaeologists-express-concerns-to-unesco-over-hagia-sophia/
https://www.thenationalherald.com/greek-archaeologists-fret-over-more-aghia-sophia-vandalism/
https://greekherald.com.au/news/greek-archaeologists-call-on-unesco-to-save-hagia-sophia/
https://www.thedailybeast.com/archaeologists-plead-for-help-protecting-iconic-turkish-mosque-hagia-sophia
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/unesco-called-to-save-the-hagia-sophia-by-greek-archaeologists-1234637362/

Latest survey of a Bar Kokhba Revolt Roman garrison (maybe) site dubbed Kfar Lakitia:

https://www.allisrael.com/israeli-archaeologist-uncovers-second-temple-era-fortified-village

In case you missed it, researchers have figured out the season and year of the Hasmonean destruction of the Greek site of Tl Iztabba:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-715203
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-08-21/ty-article/the-chicken-and-the-destruction-of-beit-shean/00000182-c0c8-d087-a1ef-c9ec77b40000

A 1200 years bp 'rural estate' revealed at Rahat:

https://phys.org/news/2022-08-luxurious-year-old-mansion-southern-israel.html
https://www.timesofisrael.com/luxury-digs-sprawling-1200-year-old-mansion-found-in-israels-negev-desert/
https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/358603
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-715371
https://www.ynetnews.com/travel/article/h1nm00gz1j
https://www.israelhayom.com/2022/08/23/1200-year-old-mansion-unearthed-at-negev-bedouin-town/
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-08-23/ty-article-magazine/early-islamic-mansion-with-unique-subterranean-complex-discovered-in-israel/00000182-ca2b-df45-a7b3-da6bbdff0000
https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/israel-unveils-1200-year-old-luxurious-mansion-from-early-islamic-period/news
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2022-08-23/luxurious-1-200-year-old-mansion-found-in-southern-israel
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/1200-year-old-mansion-unearthed-negev-israel/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/luxurious-1200-year-old-mansion-found-in-southern-israel/2022/08/23/161ba12a-22f1-11ed-a72f-1e7149072fbc_story.html
https://www.newsweek.com/palatial-1200-year-old-estate-ancient-cooling-system-found-israel-1736465
https://www.dw.com/en/vaulted-rooms-and-frescoes-rural-estate-found-in-israel/g-58291898
https://www.algemeiner.com/2022/08/23/israeli-archaeologists-discover-luxurious-1200-year-old-mansion-with-underground-vaults-in-negev-desert/
https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/middle-east/300669238/luxurious-1200yearold-mansion-found-in-southern-israel
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/08/archaeologists-uncover-luxury-estate-from-islamic-period/144547

Feature on the recently-excavated Usha site (2000 years bp):

https://www.timesofisrael.com/explore-the-nearly-2000-year-old-jewish-metropolis-of-usha-in-the-western-galilee/

More on the possible identification of the site of the Bethsaida associated with Peter:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-715404
https://www.newsweek.com/st-peters-birthplace-possibly-discovered-archaeologists-1736497
https://iflscience.com/archaeological-discovery-claims-to-mark-saint-peters-birthplace-64996

More on mosaics from Huqoq depicting biblical heroines:

https://phys.org/news/2022-08-depictions-biblical-heroines-uncovered-ancient.html
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A study of stone tools from Bronze Age Crete and the implications for Minoan civilization:

https://phys.org/news/2022-08-analysis-everyday-tools-long-held-ideas.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/08/220823162709.htm
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/962626
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/08/study-challenges-views-on-what-drove-major-changes-in-ancient-greek-society-on-crete/144529
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10789-220825-crete-bronze-age

Scythian/Bronze Age finds from the Kotelva II settlement site (Ukraine!):

https://menafn.com/1104731783/Archaeologists-Discover-40-Objects-Of-Scythian-Period-And-Bronze-Age-Dwelling-In-Poltava-Region
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/08/23/ancient-greek-scythian-ukraine/
https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-society/3555302-archaeologists-discover-40-objects-of-scythian-period-and-bronze-age-dwelling-in-poltava-region.html

A 2350 years bp statue of Cybele from Antandrus:

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/2350-year-old-cybele-statue-found-in-turkiyes-antandrus

Statue heads, including one of Apollo, from Prusias ad Hypium (looks 1st/2nd century CE):

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/experts-discover-statue-of-apollo-in-turkiyes-prusias-ad-hypium

A Hellenistic 'votive pot' from the Troy site:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/64978
https://arkeonews.net/a-tiny-2300-year-old-votive-vessel-presented-to-the-gods-by-the-poor-was-found-in-the-ancient-city-of-troy/

Another 'ram' from a Roman ship raised from the sea at Levanzo:

https://palermo.repubblica.it/cronaca/2022/08/24/news/archeologia_il_mare_delle_egadi_restituisce_un_rostro_in_bronzo_di_epoca_romana-362763313/
https://www.iltabloid.it/2022/08/24/levanzo-recuperato-dai-carabinieri-tutela-patrimonio-artistrico-un-rostro-in-bronzo-di-eta-romana.html
https://www.ilgiornaleditalia.it/news/cultura/398254/egadi-rostro-bronzo-bronzo-nave-romana-trapani.html
https://www.ragusanews.com/attualita-battaglie-egadi-recuperato-rostro-bronzo-nave-romana-163469/

A much decorated 2000 years bp Roman temple from Cupra Marttima:

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/italy-cupra-temple-interior-discovery-scn/index.html
https://www.centropagina.it/ascoli/cupra-marittima-come-pompei-emergono-rarissime-pitture-sindaco/
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/roman-temple-frescos-recovered-cupra-italy-1234637376/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10788-220825-italy-temple-frescoes

Remains of a Roman aqueduct from Caistor St Edmund:

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/roman-aqueduct-found-at-caistor-st-edmund-9231042

An 'early Christian' ampulla/pilgrim's bottle from Pergamon:

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/bottle-of-pilgrims-enlightens-christian-history-in-turkiyes-pergamon

Roman finds from a dig near Norton (Evesham):

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/archaeology-dig-m5-unearths-roman-24843901

Latest depiction of a (rather large) Roman phallus comes from excavations in Cordoba:

https://english.elpais.com/culture/2022-08-25/archaeologists-discover-one-of-the-largest-phallic-sculptures-of-ancient-rome.html
https://metro.co.uk/2022/08/26/graffiti-of-average-sized-penis-shows-romans-were-as-immature-as-us-17248335/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11145125/Unusually-large-penis-carving-uncovered-Roman-tower-excavations-southern-Spain.html
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-715689
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/08/giant-phallic-carving-from-roman-period-found-during-excavations-in-cordoba/144522
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/massive-roman-era-phallus-relief-carving-uncovered-el-higueron-spain-1234637558/

One of three related DNA studies this week suggests the Griffin Warrior was from the city 'he would one day rule':

https://www.uc.edu/news/articles/2022/08/n21110363.html
https://phys.org/news/2022-08-dna-analysis-griffin-warrior-greek.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/08/220825163957.htm
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/08/dna-analysis-shows-griffin-warrior-ruled-his-greek-homeland/144544

Plans for 'strategic preservation' of the walls of the Athenian Acropolis:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/08/28/athens-acropolis-walls-preservation/

Plans for restoration of statues of Greek gods in Claros:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/statues-of-greek-gods-to-regain-former-look-in-turkiyes-claros/news

Feature/study of Roman funerary banquets:

https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/962094
https://english.elpais.com/culture/2022-08-28/a-roman-funerary-banquet-pigs-for-the-rich-chicken-for-the-poor-and-oats-for-the-women.html
https://elpais.com/cultura/2022-08-24/el-menu-de-vivos-y-muertos-en-los-banquetes-funerarios-romanos-cerdo-para-los-ricos-y-pollo-para-los-pobres.html
https://www.inverse.com/science/ancient-roman-diets-foxes-afterlife

Nighthawking concerns at the Roman fort at Caenarfon:

https://nation.cymru/news/police-warn-that-night-hawkers-are-digging-up-roman-fort-in-caernarfon/

More on the 'mega monument' at Laona (Cyprus):

https://www.livescience.com/mega-monument-burial-mound-cyprus
https://greekreporter.com/2022/08/26/ancient-fortress-discovered-under-burial-mound-in-cyprus/

More on the cache of astragali from Maresha-Bet Guvrin National Park:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/israel-ancient-dice-astragali-maresha-180980610/

More on the Roman military sanctuary in the Netherlands:

http://www.archaeology.org/feed/482-issue/2209/digs/10767-digs-netherlands-roman-sanctuary

Joel Christensen on ancient Greek myth and climate change:

https://neoskosmos.com/en/2022/08/22/dialogue/opinion/a-burden-on-the-earth-greek-myth-and-climate-change/

Ashley Clements in a similar vein:

https://blog.oup.com/2022/08/disappearing-animals-disappearing-us-what-can-classics-teach-us-about-the-climate-crisis/

Danielle Vander Horst on Pompeii gardens and disasters in antiquity:

https://www.artandobject.com/news/gardens-pompeii-natural-disasters-antiquity

Feature on Rome's wild beast shows:

https://elpais.com/babelia/2022-08-24/a-los-leones-roma-demostro-su-poder-y-su-brutalidad-a-traves-de-los-animales-exoticos.html

Feature on seven Roman superstitions:

https://www.livescience.com/ancient-roman-superstitions

Feature on Hellenistic art:

https://smarthistory.org/reframing-art-history/empire-art-hellenistic-world/

Feature on Pliny's letter about the destruction of Pompeii:

https://www.openculture.com/2022/08/the-only-written-eye-witness-account-of-pompeiis-destruction.html

Feature on gladiators:

https://bigthink.com/the-past/gladiator-empire-war-sport/

Feature on Roman dictators:

https://bigthink.com/the-past/roman-dictator-emperor/

Feature on the Risan Roman mosaics:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/risan-roman-mosaics

Feature on the Derveni papyrus:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/08/25/derveni-papyrus-oldest-surviving-book-europe/

Feature on the site of Orraon:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/08/24/orraon-ancient-greeces-best-preserved-settlement/

Feature on the Diolkos:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/08/19/stone-road-ships-ionian-aegean/

Feature on ancient Greek werewolves:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/08/22/ancient-greek-origins-werewolves/

Feature on ancient Greek taxation:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/08/23/how-rich-greeks-once-paid-taxes-back-in-ancient-times/

Interesting feature on a 'homeric' epigram written about Stalin:

https://neoskosmos.com/en/2022/08/23/dialogue/diatribe-when-homer-serenaded-stalin/

Repeat of a feature on Demetrius the Besieger:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-demetrius-the-besieger-was-one-of-historys-most-outrageous-kings-180980530/


More on robot-created copies of Parthenon sculptures:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/08/22/elgin-marbles-british-museum-greece/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11130735/A-horses-head-carved-robot-bid-make-replicas-Elgin-sculptures.html
https://www.thenationalherald.com/resistance-is-futile-british-museum-wont-take-robot-marbles/
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/08/23/robotic-sculptor-stallion-parthenon/

... related OpEds:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/digitally-made-replicas-could-help-us-return-elgin-marbles-9hp338vdk
https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/a-great-historical-wrong-may-soon-be-rectified-20220821-p5bbis.html

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https://pastsimperfect.substack.com/p/pasts-imperfect-82522

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Evidence of 4000 years bp beer production at the 'German Stonehenge' site:

https://www.newsweek.com/people-produced-beer-german-stonehenge-over-4000-years-ago-1737086

Bronze Age burials near Sarajevo reveal some hitherto unknown forms of jewellery:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/64960
https://arkeonews.net/new-fibula-types-discovered-at-prehistoric-kopilo-graves-in-bosnia/

I think we mentioned the race to excavate at the 2500 years bp Lulworth hillfort site threatened by coastal erosion:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/archaeologists-working-to-learn-more-before-2500-year-old-lulworth-hill-fort-is-lost-to-the-sea

Overviewish piece on a dig at an Anglo Saxon burial ground near Netheravon:

https://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/20798325.archaeological-dig-anglo-saxon-burial-ground-near-netheravon/

A 1200 years bp Viking cremation burial from Sweden:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/64949
https://arkeonews.net/first-female-viking-grave-discovered-in-swedish-mountains/

Overviewish piece on the excavations at a medieval 'trading hub' on the banks of the Thames in Berkshire:

https://www.reading.ac.uk/news/2022/Research-News/Anglo-Saxon-monastery-was-important-trade-hub
https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/berkshire-history/excavation-anglo-saxon-monastery-berkshire-24862389
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-berkshire-62675992

Remains of a possible medieval ale house from East Yorkshire:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/aug/28/suspected-medieval-alehouse-unearthed-east-yorkshire
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-humber-62631475
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/medieval-pub-found-england-1234637174/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10785-220823-england-medieval-pub

A medieval double burial within a circular ditch from southern Germany:

https://arkeonews.net/medieval-double-grave-discovered-with-majestic-objects-inside-the-circular-ditch/

Pool construction revealed remains of a medieval wall in Kenilworth:

https://leamingtonobserver.co.uk/news/ancient-wall-found-on-new-swimming-pool-site-in-kenilworth/
https://www.warwickshireworld.com/news/people/ancient-medieval-wall-unearthed-in-kenilworth-during-preparation-work-for-new-multi-million-pound-swimming-centre-3815225

A long-rumoured water tunnel was found near Hyde Abbey:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-62632403

The bones of Saint Ladislaus (king of Hungary in the 11th century) have been identified in an ossuary:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/64955

More on a major concentration of megaliths found in Spain:

https://english.elpais.com/culture/2022-08-21/one-of-the-worlds-largest-megalithic-concentrations-discovered-in-spain.html
https://www.zmescience.com/science/spain-large-megalithic-complex-8235341/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/archeologists-spain-megalithic-complex-stones-2164747

More on medieval monks being 'riddled' with parasites:

https://phys.org/news/2022-08-filthy-habits-medieval-monks-worms.html
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/08/monks-were-riddled-with-worms-during-medieval-period/144486
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10745-220822-cambridge-medieval-parasites

Excavations at an Iron Age site at Swartigill have resumed:

https://www.northern-times.co.uk/news/pictures-covers-off-for-start-of-fresh-dig-at-swartigill-ir-285289/

Protection for the Edge Hill Engine Station site in Liverpool:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-merseyside-62689400

Remains of a famous Sami woman were identified in a Swedish collection being studied for repatriation purposes:

https://phys.org/news/2022-08-unexpected-historical-discovery-famous-sami.html

Reflecting on the excavations of Richard III ten years ago (already?):

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leicestershire-62605305

Amsterdam's oldest houseboat is being removed from the canal:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/26/amsterdam-oldest-houseboat-dogger-to-be-removed-from-canal
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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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Latest interesting 'bronze beast' from the Sanxingdui excavations:

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3190196/chinese-archaeologists-unearth-biggest-bronze-beast-sanxingdui

A Han/Jin Dynasty ironware production and processing site from Hunan:

https://english.news.cn/20220828/6c435d6d5ba1442e942b8444dc95b4bc/c.html

A Goturk-era monument complex from Mongolia:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/first-inscription-that-reads-turk-found-in-mongolia-176402
https://www.trtworld.com/art-culture/t%C3%BCrkiye-welcomes-gokturk-era-archaeological-discovery-in-mongolia-60129

Feature on efforts to protect Afghan heritage:

http://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202208/23/WS63041da2a310fd2b29e73a98.html

Feature on Naggar Castle's earthquake-resistant design:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20220825-kath-kuni-the-himalayas-ancient-earthquake-defying-design

A trio of 7500-12000 years bp burials from Indonesia's Alor Island:

https://phys.org/news/2022-08-dead-burials-earliest-humans-indonesia.html
https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/ancient-burials-bring-indonesian-life-to-light
https://www.sciencealert.com/3-ancient-burials-hint-at-multiple-migrations-of-ancient-humans-through-southeast-asia

cf: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0267635

Concerns for a number of Megalithic burials near Mahbubnagar:

https://telanganatoday.com/megalithic-burial-cluster-under-threat-in-mahbubnagar
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AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
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A study of the origins of Australia's rabbit problem:

https://phys.org/news/2022-08-dna-profiling-australian-rabbit-plague.html

cf:

https://www.pnas.org/doi/full/10.1073/pnas.2122734119
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NORTH AMERICA
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This week's finds from Colonial Michilimackinac include a sugar bowl and pocket knife, among other things:

https://www.mackinacislandnews.com/articles/archaeologists-unearth-more-interesting-artifacts/
https://www.mlive.com/news/2022/08/archaeologists-unearth-sugar-bowl-pocketknife-at-historic-michigan-fort.html

Overview of WestConn's dig at Lake Waramaug (more about the dig than any finds):

https://www.newstimes.com/newmilford/article/WestConn-students-uncover-treasures-from-Native-17393151.php?t=b584f377d2
https://www.ctinsider.com/newmilford/article/WestConn-students-uncover-treasures-from-Native-17393151.php

Overview of finds from a dig at the Sioux City Railroad Museum:

https://siouxlandnews.com/news/local/archaeologists-unveil-artifacts-found-during-dig-at-sioux-city-railroad-museum
https://siouxcityjournal.com/business/transportation/sioux-city-railroad-museum-works-with-university-of-iowa-archaeologists-to-learn-more-about-local/article_5832f2ec-6f79-53ff-b5b1-141a5c5328c4.html
https://www.siouxlandproud.com/news/local-news/archaeologists-showcase-siouxland-railroad-history/

Excavations at the burial ground of the First Baptist Church at Colonial Williamsburg are underway:

https://richmondfreepress.com/news/2022/aug/25/excavation-graves-begins-site-colonial-black-churc/

Study suggests the LSU Campus Mounds are the oldes known human-made structures in North America:

https://phys.org/news/2022-08-campus-mounds-oldest-human-made-north.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/962497
https://arkeonews.net/11000-year-old-lsu-campus-mounds-are-oldest-known-human-made-structures-in-north-america/
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/08/mounds-identified-as-oldest-man-made-structures-in-north-america/144506
https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2022/08/big-mound-on-lsu-campus-is-the-oldest-known-human-made-structure-in-the-americas-scientists-say/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10786-220823-louisiana-earthen-mound

cf: https://www.ajsonline.org/content/322/6/795

An interesting Jewish mural hidden in a Vermont apartment:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/synagogue-mural-restoration-vermont-apartment-180980614/

Feature on the Timbucto Archaeology Project:

https://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/46360/20220826/north-country-at-work-archaeology-makes-history-come-alive-for-suny-potsdam-professor

Feature on Ticonderoga:

https://www.adirondackexplorer.org/stories/lachute-river-walk

Review of Jay Gould, *American Rascal*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/27/books/review/american-rascal-greg-steinmetz.html

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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3800 years bp items from burials and structures at Peru's Vichama Archaeological Complex:

https://andina.pe/ingles/noticia-peru-funerary-complexes-objects-discovered-in-vichama-906412.aspx
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10784-220823-peru-vichama-burials

3000 years bp items from the Cahultepec Forest in Mexico City:

https://www.newsweek.com/archaeologists-find-artifacts-popular-tourist-site-1736211

A 1500 years bp (?) stone disk with an image of the Maya maize divinity from the Temple of the Sun at Tonina:

https://www.newsweek.com/mayan-ruler-reincarnated-god-corn-new-discovery-1736900

An 850-1000 years bp canoe burial of a woman from Patagonia:

https://phys.org/news/2022-08-woman-years-canoe-northwest-patagonia.html
https://www.livescience.com/indigenous-canoe-burial-argentina
https://www.biobiochile.cl/noticias/ciencia-y-tecnologia/ciencia/2022/08/25/encuentran-tumba-en-canoa-de-mujer-prehispanica-sepultada-hace-880-anos-en-la-patagonia-argentina.shtml
https://arkeonews.net/a-woman-was-buried-in-a-canoe-on-her-way-to-the-destination-of-souls-800-years-ago/
https://gizmodo.com/900-year-old-canoe-burial-woman-argentina-1849451126
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10792-220826-mapuche-canoe-burial

cf: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0272833

... while a shipwreck off the coast of Patagonia is identified as an 1850's Rhode Island whaling vessel:

https://phys.org/news/2022-08-scientists-shipwreck-patagonia-long-lost-1850s.html
https://gizmodo.com/shipwreck-dolphin-tree-rings-argentina-1849463062

cf: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1125786522000601

19th century photos of the Plaza de Armas in Santiago:

https://www.latercera.com/que-pasa/noticia/guardadas-en-un-album-familiar-desde-1888-revelan-ineditas-fotos-de-plaza-de-armas-de-santiago/ERS5DJBRONAULDCQHA5QXEU22I/

More on drought and the decline of Mayapan:

https://www.albany.edu/news-center/news/2022-study-collapse-ancient-mayan-capital-linked-drought
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10744-220822-mexico-mayapan-drought

A somewhat bizarre item on the heart of Brazil's first emperor returning to Portugal sore a 'state visit':

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/22/heart-of-brazils-first-emperor-returns-after-nearly-200-years-for-state-visit
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-62561928
https://elpais.com/cultura/2022-08-22/el-corazon-del-primer-emperador-regresa-de-portugal-a-brasil-para-servir-a-bolsonaro.html
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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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Feature on some 'durable' ancient writing systems:

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20220818-how-to-write-a-message-to-the-future

Feature on the 'roots' of the Lord of the Rings:

https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20220824-the-ancient-roots-of-the-lord-of-the-rings

Feature on why the Spanish Armada failed:

https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p0cwdfy8/the-reason-why-the-spanish-armada-failed

Feature on modern-day 'treasure hunters':

https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/treasure-hunters-england-places-to-go-findings-shipwrecks-1808449

Feature on the 'London Monster':

https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p0ctd635/the-monster-that-terrified-georgian-london

Feature on 'crypto-Jews':

https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/article-715350

A lost Vorticist painting beneath another painting:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lost-vorticist-masterpiece-found-hidden-beneath-another-painting-180980630/

... and some Modigliani sketches beneath one of his paintings:

https://www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium/world/israel-museum-modigliani-painting-sketches-b2122121.html

A study of the paint used in The Night Watch:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2022/aug/24/rembrandts-night-watch-paint-recipe-offers-clues-to-the-perfect-wall-filler

Remembering the botched 'restoration' of Borja's Ecce Homo:

https://www.latercera.com/culto/2022/08/26/el-ecce-homo-de-borja-historia-de-un-desastre-que-se-volvio-icono/

On the origins of dragon mythology:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/08/the-origins-of-dragons/144532

... also on the appeal of dragons:

https://theconversation.com/terrifying-dragons-have-long-been-a-part-of-many-religions-and-there-is-a-reason-for-their-appeal-184419

On the history of the swastika:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2022/08/28/swastika-hate-symbol-link-dharmic-faiths/10342050002/

On the role of writing in the conquest of the Americas:

https://agencia.fapesp.br/escrita-alfabetica-teve-papel-central-na-colonizacao-da-america/39403/

A study of oyster exploitation in various times and places:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-of-natural-history/2022/08/25/when-was-the-world-our-oyster-we-asked-the-anthropologist-investigating-sustainable-oyster-practices-through-history/

On the 'scandalous' origins of Disneyland:

https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20220818-the-surprisingly-scandalous-origins-of-disneyland

Shakespeare's poor acting abilities apparently led to Othello being written:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/aug/27/shakespeare-inspired-to-write-othello-after-being-booed-off-stage

Paywalled, so I'm not sure where to put this item on water being poured on Urartian paintings 'to get better pictures':

https://www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium/world/turkey-ancient-urartian-temple-damage-b2133174.html

On the role of enslaved people in the production of Bourbon:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20220824-the-untold-history-of-black-bourbon

More on that Galileo manuscript which is now believed to be a forgery:

https://www.livescience.com/galileo-document-fake/
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/23/galileo-manuscript-fake-university-of-michigan
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/galileo-manuscript-michigan-university-forgery-scn/index.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/historian-discovers-a-prized-galileo-manuscript-was-forged-180980615/

cf: https://www.lib.umich.edu/collections/collecting-areas/special-collections-and-archives/history-astronomy-and-mathematics/galileo-manuscript

More on the digitization of medieval medical manuscripts at Cambridge:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/64942
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CURRENT EVENTS:
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Feature on ancient debt relief:

https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2972/hesperia.86.4.0607

Items on 'gluing' protests:

https://apnews.com/article/germany-painting-climate-and-environment-4173545ff32525e4ee8e77cc4fcb4042
https://www.dw.com/en/iconic-artworks-weaponized-by-climate-activists/a-62927968

Honouring Bett with a statue:

https://apnews.com/article/education-massachusetts-slavery-ce2ccde7f1c82b3b0c5b17f85cb47c08

Feature on 21 of the deadliest pandemics:

https://www.livescience.com/worst-epidemics-and-pandemics-in-history.html/
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PHILOSOPHERS AND MATTERS PHILOSOPHICAL
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Aristotle's thoughts on wealth:

https://bigthink.com/thinking/aristotle-telos-money/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Ramses the Great:

https://www.cbsnews.com/sanfrancisco/news/ramses-the-great-egypt-exhibit-opens-de-young-museum/
https://el-observador.com/2022/08/26/new-ramses-the-great-exhibit-brings-splendors-of-ancient-egypt-to-san-francisco/

Tutankhamun:

https://www.thenationalnews.com/weekend/2022/08/26/beyond-king-tut-national-geographic-marks-100th-anniversary-of-tomb-discovery/

Tota Italia:

https://english.news.cn/20220823/d4494a65d5cd4283bff0393e0cfd9786/c.html
http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2022-08/23/content_78384495.htm
https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202208/1273649.shtml

Matisse:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/26/arts/design/matisse-red-studio-painting-analysis.html

Rembrandt:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-62617897

Lora Webb Nichols photos:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2022/aug/24/a-new-world-small-town-life-in-early-20th-century-america-in-pictures

Sohag's Forgotten Treasures:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/118619/%E2%80%98Sohag-s-Forgotten-Treasures%E2%80%99-Coptic-exhibition-launches-at-Sohag-National

Connections Across the Coral Sea:

https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/exhibit-shows-voyages-of-ancient-cultures-around-the-coral-sea/101377340

Chroma:

https://www.metmuseum.org/perspectives/articles/2022/8/new-research-greek-sphinx

Restored glassware from the Beirut explosion:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/aug/27/ancient-glass-vessels-restored-after-beirut-blast-go-on-display-at-british-museum
https://www.euronews.com/culture/2022/08/26/shattered-glass-of-beirut-restored-vessels-once-destroyed-by-port-blast-go-on-display-in-l
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/beiruts-shattered-ancient-glass-shines-on-tjflsr2sh
https://www.arabnews.com/node/2147686/lifestyle
https://www.timesofisrael.com/british-museum-unveils-reconstructed-ancient-vessels-smashed-in-beirut-blast/

related: https://blog.britishmuseum.org/conserving-beiruts-shattered-glass/

A Tehran museum has closed after an insect was spotted crawling on the artwork:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/118612/Tehran-Museum-closed-after-bug-spotted-crawling-through-artwork

New York museums now have to acknowledge if art was Nazi loot:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/new-york-museums-required-acknowledge-art-stolen-nazis-rcna44116

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AUCTIONS AND SALES RELATED
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Plenty of excitement over the auction of the contents of a Paris mansion:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/21/marie-antoinette-candelabras-paris-hotel-lambert-auction

... and Paul Allen is selling off his collection:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-62684488
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/25/arts/design/christies-auction-paul-allen-art-collection.html
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Overview coverage of three DNA studies shedding light on IndoEuropean origins, and migrations of ancient Greeks and Romans:

https://phys.org/news/2022-08-vast-paleogenetic-reveals-insights-migration.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/08/220825164029.htm
https://www.science.org/content/article/phenomenal-ancient-dna-data-set-provides-clues-origin-farming-early-languages

... and with a 'first farmers' focus:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-08-25/ty-article/genetic-study-detects-unexpected-origin-of-worlds-first-farmers/00000182-cf26-d35f-a9ea-cf26bf8b0000

.. and with a Southern Europe/West Asia genetics focus:

https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abq0755

Study on using DNA from lice found on mummies:

https://www.the-scientist.com/sponsored-article/ancient-mummies-lousy-view-of-the-past-70418

DNA reveals a 1000 years bp example of Klinefelter syndrome:

https://phys.org/news/2022-08-oldest-case-rare-genetic-condition.html
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THE TECHY SIDE
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An AI-based method for dating archaeological remains:

https://phys.org/news/2022-08-ai-based-method-dating-archaeological.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/08/220823162730.htm
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-715696
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Seems like this is the place to gather all the reports (some repeats) of sites exposed by drought in various parts of the world ... from the Danube come WWII warships:

https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/23/europe/danube-wwii-nazi-germany-ships-serbia-climate-intl/index.html

... the 'Spanish Stonehenge':

https://www.euronews.com/green/2022/08/19/spanish-stonehenge-dating-back-to-5000-bc-has-emerged-from-a-drought-hit-dam
https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/08/spanish-stonehenge-emerges-from-watery-grave-for-second-time-in-last-3-years/

... Nero's bridge from the Tiber:

https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2022/08/italys-drought-uncovers-ancient-imperial-bridge-photos.html
https://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Italy-s-drought-exposes-ancient-imperial-bridge-17397383.php
https://apnews.com/86882350f7a5b79e64b378a8e7235352
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/italys-drought-exposes-ancient-imperial-bridge-over-tiber/J5WF272DQWGISV7V74NPQ64DMM/

... a medieval village in Yorkshire:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-62677584

... the Roman military camp in Spain:

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/article264947409.html

... sites from the Tigris and Euphrates:

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/08/falling-waters-euphrates-tigris-rivers-reveal-submerged-archaeological-sites

... Buddhist statues from the Yangtze:

https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/yangtze-river-buddha-statues-revealed-1234637284/

... hunger stones:

https://bigthink.com/strange-maps/hunger-stones-europe/

... and the 'overview' pieces:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-62619397
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2022/08/24/artifacts-resurface-drought-affects-water-levels-world-photos/7866053001/
https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/26/app-news-section/drought-reveals-votw-082622/index.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2022/08/26/drought-dinosaur-tracks-nazi-warship/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/europe-drought-is-revealing-historic-artifacts-180980640/
https://www.npr.org/2022/08/26/1119724404/buddhist-statues-and-roman-bridges-droughts-reveal-history-in-the-worlds-waterwa
https://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/2022-08-26/buddhist-statues-and-roman-bridges-droughts-reveal-history-in-the-worlds-waterways

... and we might as well mention the 1500 years bp arrow found in melting ice in Norway too:

https://sciencenorway.no/archaeology-viking-age-vikings/the-last-person-who-touched-this-three-bladed-arrowhead-was-a-viking/2069302
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/arrow-from-1-500-years-ago-found-in-melting-ice-kjkz2rnq2
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11133589/1-500-year-old-pre-Viking-arrow-awesome-state-preservation.html
https://www.newsweek.com/arrow-older-vikings-discovered-ice-norway-1735657

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TOURISTY THINGS
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Aphrodisias:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/city-of-aphrodite-takes-visitors-on-historical-journey-in-turkiye/news
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PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC RELATED
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Archaeologists aren't happy about their portrayal in a film about Richard III:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/aug/28/royal-row-erupts-over-steve-coogan-film-about-richard-iii

Oberammergau:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/24/theater/oberammergau-passion-play.html

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CRIME BEAT
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US agents in Memphis (Tenn.) seized a 3000 years bp (maybe) Egyptian artifact being brought to the US from Europe:

https://phys.org/news/2022-08-agents-memphis-seize-shipped-ancient.html
https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/memphis-seizes-ancient-egyptian-artifact
https://apnews.com/article/science-memphis-archaeology-8f978ccc03d278e160bb90152607ab92
https://www.localmemphis.com/article/news/crime/egyptian-artifact-intercepted-in-memphis-customs-border-protection-archaeological-item-cultural-property-canopic-imsety-egypt-archaeology-research/522-d1dad9d0-4225-43d6-89c6-6d7667f56f4b
https://www.nbc29.com/2022/08/26/us-agents-seize-antique-egyptian-artifact-that-could-potentially-be-3000-years-old/
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article264947974.html
https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/27/us/memphis-tennessee-customs-egyptian-artifact-trnd/index.html
https://www.jpost.com/omg/article-715728
https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-agents-seize-potentially-3000-year-old-egyptian-artifact-shipped-from-europe/

An iconic portrait of Winston Churchill appears to have been stolen:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/24/world/canada/churchill-portrait-stolen-canada.html

Labourers working on the demolition of a house in Madhya Pradesh allegedly stole 86 gold coins they found in the process:

https://www.devdiscourse.com/article/law-order/2158374-8-labourers-steal-86-gold-coins-of-archaeological-importance-found-while-digging-house-in-mp-arrested
https://theprint.in/india/8-labourers-steal-86-gold-coins-of-archaeological-importance-found-while-digging-house-in-mp-arrested/1104439/
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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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The Museum of the Bible has returned a looted Bible to the Greek Monastery whence it was taken:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/23/arts/design/museum-of-the-bible-looted-gospel.html
https://politpost.com/2022/08/23/museum-of-the-bible-returns-ancient-gospel-looted-from-greek-monastery/
https://www.ekathimerini.com/nytimes/1191802/museum-of-the-bible-returns-ancient-gospel-looted-from-greek-monastery/
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/museum-of-the-bible-returned-looted-gospel-to-greek-monastery-1234637275/

The US is returning a 14th century sculpture to Nepal:

https://observer.com/2022/08/a-looted-14th-century-sculpture-is-returned-to-nepal-by-the-manhattan-district-attorney/
https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/united-states-to-return-durga-sculpture-to-nepal

Not sure if we've mentioned these seven items being returned from Scotland to India:

https://currentaffairs.adda247.com/scotlands-national-museum-decides-to-return-seven-antiquities-artefacts-back-to-india/

Indigenous groups in British Columbia are seeking repatriation of various items from various places:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/toronto/article-indigenous-communities-in-bc-join-global-movement-to-repatriate-lost/

Indigenous South American groups are seeking repatriation of Captain Cook-related items in the British Museum:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11152533/Indigenous-South-Americans-look-returning-Captain-Cooks-artefacts-stored-n-British-museum.html
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/descendants-arrive-mission-reclaim-captain-cook-swag-chile-british-museum-jjc3n37tp

Thailand is seeking the return of items from the Denver Art Museum:

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2376348/govt-seeks-looted-antiques
https://www.pattayamail.com/thailandnews/thailand-working-to-retrieve-antiquity-objects-from-museums-in-foreign-countries-408079

More on Berlin returning items to Nigeria:

https://apnews.com/07a4bacb2d2820b1518631c69c720a2f
https://www.dw.com/en/berlin-transfers-ownership-of-looted-benin-bronzes-to-nigeria/a-62930286

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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on coins depicting Zeus:

https://coinweek.com/ancient-coins/ancient-greek-coins-zeus-at-olympia/

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v25/club_nbs_esylum_v25n34.html

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

http://www.coinbooks.org/v25/club_nbs_esylum_v25n35.html
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Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/

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OBITUARIES
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Richard Freund:

https://www.liherald.com/stories/richard-freund-renowned-scholar-and-archeologist-dies,143305

Radovan Kraguly:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2022/aug/25/radovan-kraguly-obituary

Audrey Stanley:

https://news.ucsc.edu/2022/08/in-memoriam-audrey-stanley.html

John Cooper:

https://www.princeton.edu/news/2022/08/26/john-cooper-renowned-interpreter-ancient-greek-and-roman-philosophy-and-incredibly

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/audio-news/3202-audio-news-from-archaeologica-august-14th-through-the-20th-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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