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explorator 24.19 August 29, 2021
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You can read explorator online at:

https://exploratornews.wordpress.com/


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, Ian Tompkins,
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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Remains of a 76 000 years bp Neanderthal hunting camp near Madrid:

https://phys.org/news/2021-08-neanderthal-center-iberian-peninsula.html

cf: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0277379121003498

A study of a 41 000 years bp or so Neanderthal tooth found in western Iran:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/464420/New-study-sheds-light-on-second-Neanderthal-tooth-discovered

A study of the 'bite' of homo floresiensis:

https://today.duke.edu/2021/08/hobbits-bite-gets-stress-test
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/08/210823110323.htm
http://www.sci-news.com/othersciences/anthropology/chewing-biomechanics-homo-floresiensis-09997.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9959-210826-floresiensis-chewing-force

Study of Neanderthal fires and the earth's magnetic field:

https://thedailyguardian.net/the-latest-science-an-essential-piece-to-know-the-past-of-neanderthals/

Connecting 'shifting' climate to 'Out of Africa':

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/24/science/archaeology-africa-climate-sapiens.html

What we can learn from Neanderthals (I think):

https://elpais.com/babelia/2021-08-19/las-lecciones-de-humildad-de-la-prehistoria.html
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AFRICA
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Feature on the women warriors of Dahomey/Benin:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/08/26/amazons-dahomey-benin/

Feature on the petroglyphs and activities which happened inside Kakapel Cave (Uganda):

https://newszetu.com/inside-kakapel-cave-where-a-dog-sacrifice-unified-the-bukusu-teso/

Rebels in Ethiopia continue to occupy the Lalibela rock church sites:

https://www-thesouthafrican-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.thesouthafrican.com/news/africa/ethiopias-famous-world-heritage-site-occupied-by-rebels/amp
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Remains of a 2300 years bp Greco-Roman residential and commercial 'suburb' outside the ancient walls of Alexandria:

https://english.ahram.org.eg/News/421930.aspx
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/107280/Egypt-uncovers-remains-of-residential-commercial-suburb-at-Al-Shatbi
https://dailynewsegypt.com/2021/08/29/egypt-unearths-remains-of-suburb-from-greek-roman-eras-in-alexandria/
https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/egyptian-archaeologists-uncover-2300-year-old-settlement
https://newsaf.cgtn.com/news/2021-08-28/Egypt-unearths-remains-of-Greco-Roman-town-in-Alexandria-134WemTtrQQ/index.html

Plenty of 'renovations' to monuments in Luxor:

https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202108/1232551.shtml

Feature on using a tambora to raise a sarcophagus in Saqqara:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/a-coffin-is-unearthed-using-ancient-egyptian/

Assessing the tales of 'the mummy's curse':

https://www.livescience.com/ancient-egyptian-mummy-curse.html

Recently-found stone tools and the like are shedding light on early human presence in Iran (not sure if Neanderthals are involved here):

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/464146/Archaeological-evidence-sheds-new-light-on-early-human-presence

A new study of an 8500 years bp textile from Catal Huyuk identifies it as oak fibre, not flax:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/oldest-flax-not-so-fast-prehistoric-turkish-textile-was-made-of-oak-fiber-1.10143525

Feature on the Akkadians:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/the-rise-of-the-akkadians

5500 years bp burials and structures from Arslantepe:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/5500-year-old-houses-tombs-found-in-turkeys-arslantepe/news

5000 years bp pithos burials (including children) from Kulluoba:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/child-skeletons-found-in-5000-year-old-pithos-graves-in-kulluoba/news

A 3500 years bp kiln from Turkey's Tepecik Mound:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/3500-year-old-ceramic-oven-found-in-turkeys-tepecik-mound/news

The (mostly Seljuk-era) gate of Gevale Castle was located:

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/turkey/historic-castle-gate-unearthed-in-central-turkey/2344884

A 3d reconstruction of the skull of the world's 'first brain surgery' (from Asikli Hoyuk):

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/skull-of-first-brain-surgery-patient-reconstructed-in-asikli-hoyuk/news

A study of evidence for social changes in Neolithic Jordan:

http://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/scholar-traces-social-changes-jordans-prehistoric-period

Concerns for sites in Jordan arising from a copper mine project at Wadi Feynan (Jordan):

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/08/environmentalists-object-copper-mine-jordanian-nature-reserve
https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/economy/story/Wadi_Feynan_copper_mining_will_pose_grave_threat_to_archaeological_environmental_treasures__scholar-SNG_236371462/

Suggestion that Qumran may have been a sort of 'pilgrimage site':

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-site-of-dead-sea-scrolls-may-have-been-a-pilgrimage-site-new-study-says-1.10155326

Feature on the excavations at the 9th century BCE temple at Motza:

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/TIMELINE-in-photos-excavating-the-great-temple-at-motza-near-jerusalem-1.10145848

Feature on evidence of writing in ancient Israel:

https://www.asor.org/anetoday/2021/08/writing-in-ancient-israel

Those date palms grown from 2000 years bp seeds found ages ago have produced fruit again:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/kibbutz-harvests-previously-extinct-dates-eaten-in-judea-2000-years-ago-677583

More on that Byzantine-era winepress and gold coin from Ramat Hasharon:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/byzantine-era-wine-press-gold-coin-found-near-tel-aviv-180978501/

More on evidence of changes to the earth's magnetic field from stone tools from Jordan:

https://www.aftau.org/news_item/burnt-archaeological-flints-reveal-fluctuations-in-earths-magnetic-field/

Review of Bruce Chilton, *The Herods*:

https://religionnews.com/2021/08/17/new-book-plumbs-the-role-of-the-herods-in-shaping-judaism-and-christianity/

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This Week in the Ancient Near East Podcast:

https://thisweekintheancientneareast.podbean.com/

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Not sure of this news of the find of a statue of Alexander the Great in the al-Shatby excavations mentioned in the ANE section:

https://www.argophilia.com/news/new-archaeological-finds-stir-interest-in-alexander-the-great-tomb/229677/
https://greekreporter.com/2021/08/29/2200-year-old-sculpture-alexander-great-discovered/

A Hellenistic-era necropolis from Karabakh (Armenia):

https://www.panarmenian.net/eng/news/295160/Hellenisticera_Necropolis_discovered_in_Karabakh

A 1st century CE Roman fibula from Newport:

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/environment/2021/08/28/roman-treasure-from-ad60-100-found-by-newport-history-society-member/

Two more rostras (sorry) dating to the Battle of the Aegades Islands (Italian):

https://qds.it/archeologia-recuperati-due-rostri-a-largo-delle-egadi/
https://www.ilfattonisseno.it/2021/08/sicilia-archeologia-egadi-restituiscono-altri-2-rostri-cartaginesi/%22

Maintenance work along a canal in Latisana revealed remains of a Roman structure (Italian):

https://www.ansa.it/friuliveneziagiulia/notizie/2021/08/27/archeologia-resti-edificio-epoca-romana-rivenuti-a-latisana_22204522-1484-4160-b27f-8ba163e55f31.html

Remains of the first Roman fort ever found in Devon:

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/national-trust-unearths-first-roman-5837566

Plenty of interesting finds from the DAI's dig at Pergamon:

https://www.dainst.blog/transpergmikro/pergamon-2021-campaign/
https://www.dainst.blog/transpergmikro/pergamon-2021-kampagne/

... including some figurines of Cybele:

https://www.trtworld.com/life/figurines-of-ancient-fertility-goddess-found-in-turkey-49485

The furnace of the Roman baths at Arce have been excavated (Italian):

http://www.corrierelocride.it/aranzadi-scopre-la-struttura-del-forno-delle-terme-romane-ad-arce/

An isotope study of a small sample of victims from Herculaneum suggests men had a more fish-based diet than women:

https://phys.org/news/2021-08-men-women-roman-herculaneum-diets.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/08/210825143108.htm
https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/researchers-unearth-ancient-roman-diets-in-sister-town-of-pompeii/news
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-in-herculaneum-men-ate-fish-women-ate-dairy-and-eggs-1.10150529
http://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/704/reader/reader.html?social#!preferred/0/package/704/pub/704/page/40/article/211381
https://popular-archaeology.com/article/clues-in-vesuvius-eruption-victims-remains-suggest-different-diets-for-ancient-roman-men-and-women/
https://www.sciencealert.com/vesuvius-bones-reveal-an-unexpected-difference-between-men-and-women-at-herculaneum
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/08/ancient-roman-vacationers-consumed-gobs-olive-oil-and-fish-volcano-victims-reveal
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/men-and-women-ate-different-diets-ancient-roman-town-180978532/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9960-210827-herculaneum-fish-oil

cf: https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/7/35/eabg5791

A Roman (?) anchor found off the short of Ricadi (Italian):

https://www.ansa.it/calabria/notizie/2021/08/26/archeologiamanufatto-antico-ritrovato-nel-mare-di-ricadi_19c561c8-98a7-44fd-bed8-68c7480e0019.html

Spanish archaeologists have reconstructed a Roman 'chandelier':

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9934763/Last-remaining-Roman-chandelier-reconstructed-Spanish-archaeologists.html
https://english.elpais.com/culture/2021-08-27/the-roman-empires-largest-oil-lamp.html
https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/08/28/last-roman-chandelier/
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/repaired-roman-chandelier-shines-again-v298mtn7p

Digging is under way at Perinthos:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/2600-year-old-ancient-city-of-perinthos-to-be-revealed-in-nw-turkey/news

... and at the site of the theater at Savatra (Turkey):

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/excavations-begin-to-unearth-theater-at-turkeys-ancient-savatra/news

Roman baths at Ghajn Tuffieha (Malta) have been reburied:

https://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/111686/roman_baths_backfilled_to_prevent_further_damage_
http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2021-08-27/local-news/Layers-of-protective-material-shield-Ghajn-Tuffieha-Roman-Baths-from-further-deterioration-6736236249

A head of Augustus has been returned to Centuripe (where it was found 80+ years ago ... Italian):

https://enna.gds.it/articoli/cultura/2021/08/24/il-ritratto-in-marmo-dellimperatore-augusto-torna-a-centuripe-dopo-83-anni-0ad6f7e5-9a1b-4f63-a48c-4fddb2d0a87f/
https://www.guidasicilia.it/rubrica/l-imperatore-augusto-torna-a-casa/3013927

More on the statue of Hygieia from Aizanoi:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/statue-of-mythological-goddess-hygieia-found-in-turkeys-aizanoi/news
https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/statue-of-greek-health-goddess-hygieia-unearthed-167210
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9950-210823-turkey-health-goddess

More on the relief from Daskyleion depicting some Greco-Persian conflict:

https://www.trtworld.com/life/reliefs-found-in-daskyleion-in-northwest-turkey-depict-greco-persian-wars-49404

More on that section of Hadrian's Wall revealed in Newcastle:

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/newcastle-hadrians-wall-scli-intl-gbr-scn/index.html

Reviews of Natalie Haynes, *A Thousand Ships*:

https://okcfriday.com/book-review-a-thousand-ships-is-not-the-average-retelling-of-homeric-epi-p16370-249.htm

Reviews of Pat Barker, *The Women of Troy*:

https://www.npr.org/2021/08/28/1031693140/pat-barker-women-of-troy-review
https://www.capradio.org/news/npr/story?storyid=1031693140&__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=pmd_Y.rwys6ue3SRKPhh3F8vFcBlFgWcZHo7a8yR_HjVlrI-1630171689-0-gqNtZGzNAjujcnBszQlR

Madeline Miller reflects on the impact of her *Song of Achilles*:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/aug/27/madeline-miller-on-the-song-of-achilles-it-helped-people-come-out-to-their-parents

Guy MIddleton on the destruction of Helike:

https://aeon.co/essays/how-a-vanished-ancient-greek-city-helps-us-think-about-disasters

Bettany Hughes on how knowledge of the ancient world can help us through the pandemic:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2021/08/27/bettany-hughes-ancient-past-can-help-us-make-sense-pandemic/

Victor Davis Hanson on everything he thinks is wrong with Classics:

https://newcriterion.com/issues/2021/9/classical-patricide

Reviewish of the new Cambridge ancient Greek Dictionary:

https://publishingperspectives.com/2021/08/cambridges-new-herculean-look-at-ancient-greek-a-23-year-project/

Howard did go through with the cutting of the Classics department:

https://thehilltoponline.com/2021/08/23/classics-department-cut-despite-outcry-from-thousands/

On Epictetus and the current 'revival' of Stoicism:

https://theconversation.com/when-life-gives-you-lemons-4-stoic-tips-for-getting-through-lockdown-from-epictetus-166487

... and one on various 'useful' ancient philosophies:

https://psyche.co/ideas/sprinkle-a-little-ancient-philosophy-into-your-daily-routines

What Pythagoras and Sappho thought about music:

https://www.brainpickings.org/2021/03/02/pythagoras-sappho-music/

Feature on arrowheads from various periods excavated at Daskyleion over the past 35 years:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/arrowheads-in-dascylium-shed-light-on-war-hunting-history-167312

Feature on ancient Roman ideas about 'invisibility':

https://daily.jstor.org/latin-literatures-problem-with-invisibility/

Feature on the Cave of the Sibyl:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/08/the-cave-of-the-sibyl/140020

Feature on the Ploutonion at Eleusis:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/08/the-eleusis-ploutonion-the-gateway-to-hell/141130

Feature on fires in ancient Greece:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/08/23/fires-shaped-landscape-ancient-greece/

Feature on the origins of gladiatorial battles:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ancient-funeral-rites-gave-rise-to-the-gladiators-say-italian-archaeologists-lhlfmdgdw

Feature on Pliny's response to Christians:

https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/08/plinys-problem-with-christianity-and-ours/

Feature on slavery and manumission in the Roman Empire:

https://www.eurasiareview.com/23082021-lingering-peculiarities-slavery-and-manumission-in-the-roman-empire-oped/
https://intpolicydigest.org/lingering-peculiarities-slavery-and-manumission-in-the-roman-empire/

Feature on Locusta:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/08/locusta-the-notorious-roman-poisoner/139958

Feature on some of the lesser known siblings in ancient mythology:

https://www.thelondonmagazine.org/essay-in-praise-of-the-lesser-known-siblings-of-mythology-by-philip-womack/

Feature on how Hercules went from hero to Disney cartoon:

https://www.thenationalherald.com/opinions_columnists/arthro/the_transformation_of_hercules_from_ancient_greek_hero_to_disney_cartoon-3117113/

Feature on the Venus de Milo's arms:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/08/26/venus-de-milo-arms-statue/

Feature on the so-called 'ring of king Minos':

https://greekreporter.com/2021/08/22/the-ring-of-legendary-king-minos-a-tale-of-intrigue-and-deception/

Feature on ancient Greek comedies:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/08/27/the-best-ancient-greece-comedies-still-funny-today/

Feature on Greek funeral customs:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/08/27/greek-funeral-customs-from-ancient-times-to-today/

On the paucity of Roman emperors who died of natural causes:

https://agencia.fapesp.br/de-cada-quatro-imperadores-romanos-do-ocidente-apenas-um-morreu-de-causas-naturais/36643/

Latest installment in the series on the history of the Parthenon Marbles and attempts at their recovery:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/08/28/parthenon-report-the-hammer-and-the-nail-part-2/

Cambridge U's archaeology museum is adding labels to dispel the misleading nature of its white plaster cast collection:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9917625/Cambridge-University-notes-misleadingly-white-Roman-Greek-plaster-cast-sculptures.html

... and there's reaction, of course:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/08/23/woke-war-classical-past-lazy-wrong-headed1/
http://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/701/reader/reader.html?social#!preferred/0/package/701/pub/701/page/25/article/210737
https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/08/24/the-woke-crusade-against-western-civilisation/
https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/what-colour-are-plaster-casts-blog-post-mary-beard/ (Mary Beard)
https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/cambridge-whiteness-and-the-politicisation-of-classics

In case you've missed the Classical Reception in Lizzo and Cardi B's 'Rumors':

https://theconversation.com/in-rumors-lizzo-and-cardi-b-pull-from-the-ancient-greeks-putting-a-new-twist-on-an-old-tradition-166318
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http://romanarc.blogspot.com/

Rogueclassicism:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A 6000 years bp burial ground from Transylvania:

https://universul.net/video-6000-year-old-cemetery-found-in-transylvania/
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/107253/Researches-in-Romania-unearth-Neolithic-tomb-spanning-back-6-000

A 3400 years bp (maybe) burial from the Baltic region of Russia featuring plenty of amber:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/08/discovery-of-unique-burial-containing-140-pieces-of-amber-jewellery/140442
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62083

English coverage of the find of a pair of 3000 years bp pots full of jewellery and weapons from a site in France:

https://www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/Bronze-Age-jewellery-discovered-intact-at-prehistoric-site-in-France
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62064
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9955-210825-france-bronze-age

Not sure where to put this one ... Egyptian amulets dating to 1000 BCE from a dig in Salamanca:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/107184/Recent-excavations-in-Spain%E2%80%99s-Salamanca-uncovers-amulets-belonging-to-Egyptian

Overviewish piece on this years dig at a Late Bronze Age site near Beja (Portugal):

https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2021-08-28/dig-near-beja-unearths-bronze-age-wall/62066

A pair of Bronze Age hoards from Poland (we may have mentioned these):

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62055

... I think we did mention this Unetice culture one:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/08/farmer-finds-rare-treasures-from-unetice-culture/139942

2000 years bp burials of a pair of women with spinning equipment:

https://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C88866%2Carchaeologists-find-remains-master-spinner-notec-forests.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9952-210824-poland-spinning-tools

An Iron Age warrior burial (featuring spurs!) from Sweden:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62077

A dig is revealing remains of Roman and Medieval Genoa (Italian):

https://telenord.it/i-resti-della-genova-antica-emergono-dalla-loggia-di-banchi-ogni-pietra-racconta-un-epoca/

Finds from various periods (Roman-17th century) from a construction site dig in Brentford:

https://www.mylondon.news/news/west-london-news/ancient-roman-artefacts-uncovered-west-21400937

Finds from various periods from a dig at Norwich Castle:

https://www.edp24.co.uk/lifestyle/heritage/norwich-castle-restored-to-royal-palace-8275264

Finds from various periods (it appears?) from a dig in Bennachie:

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeenshire/3420292/bennachie-archaeological-dig-unearths-1000-year-old-relics-and-mysterious-engraving/

Finds from various periods from various sites in Bedford:

https://www.bedfordtoday.co.uk/news/people/prehistoric-flint-arrowheads-among-archaeological-findings-at-black-cat-roundabout-as-well-as-other-sites-in-bedford-3356576

A couple of walls from a medieval farm house from Puca (Spain):

https://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2021/08/22/walls-of-ancient-farmhouse-are-discovered-at-archaeological-dig-on-spains-costa-blanca/

An 18th century burial ground full of plague victims from northern Poland:

https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/mass-grave-of-18th-century-plague-victims-uncovered-at-site-of-new-apartment-build-24080
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/workers-unearth-remains-18th-century-grave-plague-victims-180978510/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9951-210823-poland-plague-cemetery

Remains associated with Ediburgh's 19th century tram network were found during extension work:

https://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/edinburgh-tram-cable-wheel-unearthed-nearly-100-years-after-last-used-3353950
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9956-210825-scotland-edinburgh-tram

I think we mentioned this identification of a 400 years bp Dutch 'fluyt' shipwreck in the Baltic:

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/divers-solve-mystery-400-year-24855430

Plenty of finds from the site of a synagogue destroyed by the Nazis in Vilnius, including an ark, and mikvehs:

https://www.lrt.lt/en/news-in-english/19/1476760/vilnius-uncovers-new-fragments-of-the-great-synagogue
https://www.jpost.com/judaism/mikvahs-unearthed-at-vilnius-synagogue-destroyed-by-nazis-677866
https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/312516
https://www.timesofisrael.com/archaeologists-expose-torah-ark-of-vilna-synagogue-destroyed-by-nazis-soviets/

More on the dating of 'Arthur's Stone':

https://www.livescience.com/king-arthur-stone-older-than-stonehenge.html

More on remains of victims of a Nazi massacre in Poland's 'Death Valley':

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-unearth-mass-grave-polands-death-valley-180978505/

Feature on the finding of the Peebles Hoard in Scotland:

https://www.popsci.com/science/scottish-treasure-found-metal-detector/

The Duke of Wellington monument has reopened to the public after repairs:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/aug/27/duke-of-wellington-monument-to-reopen-to-visitors-after-repairs

Canterbuy's World Heritage Status is at risk:

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/world/rome-of-britain-risks-losing-unesco-world-heritage-status-302333

Reviewish piece on Sean Kilroy, *The Book of Irish Graffiti*:

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/the-book-of-irish-graffiti-lots-of-latrinalia-and-quite-an-amount-of-folk-epigraphy-1.4626871
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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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Shu civilization tombs, structures, and 'ash pits' from a Western Zhou/Spring and Autumn Period site in Sichuan:

https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-08-27/Ruins-of-ancient-Shu-civilization-excavated-in-China-s-Chengdu-1343pZdOx4A/index.html
http://t.m.china.org.cn/convert/c_nHkCM9j0.html

More on that embracing couple burial from Shaanxi:

https://www.livescience.com/buried-lovers-embrace-china.html
https://www.wionews.com/world/eternal-love-locked-in-an-embrace-1500-year-old-remains-of-a-chinese-couple-discovered-408273
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/chinese-lover-skeletons-2001766
https://www.sciencealert.com/1-500-year-old-lovers-uncovered-in-china-locked-in-an-eternal-embrace
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/1500-year-old-chinese-skeletons-found-locked-embrace-180978509/

cf: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/oa.3009

More on what melting Mongolian ice is revealing for archaeologists:

https://www.inverse.com/innovation/melting-mongolian-ice-archaeology

A Late Neolithic site from Yen Bai (Viet Nam):

https://en.vietnamplus.vn/new-prehistoric-archaeological-site-discovered-in-yen-bai/206851.vnp

Neolithic burials and other items from the Lalatapa site in Azerbaijan:

https://en.trend.az/azerbaijan/society/3472885.html

Feature on the Lore Lindu megaliths:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/08/the-lore-lindu-megaliths/141138

Feature on the Jomon Ruins getting Heritage Status:

https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel-leisure/article/3145973/japans-newest-unesco-world-heritage-site-jomon-prehistoric

Feature on the Orang Laut people of Singapore:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20210824-the-forgotten-first-people-of-singapore

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AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
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Review of Peter Dowling, *First Contact*:

https://theconversation.com/book-review-fatal-contact-is-a-timely-account-of-how-epidemics-devastated-our-first-peoples-164071
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NORTH AMERICA
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A Clovis camp site from a farmer's field in Michigan:

https://news.umich.edu/farm-field-find-rewrites-archaeological-history-in-michigan/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9929615/Camp-site-Clovis-people-mysteriously-disappeared-11-000-years-ago-Michigan.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9954-210825-michigan-clovis-camp

Tree rings from Oregon provide evidence for a tsunami in 1700:

https://phys.org/news/2021-08-tree-old-growth-douglas-firs-oregon.html

Study suggests Indigenous communities in BC were managing the sea otter population for 'millennia':

https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/indigenous-communities-managed-b-c-sea-otter-populations-for-millennia-study-finds-1.5564169

Feature on Chinese immigration to the US:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/08/30/america-was-eager-for-chinese-immigrants-what-happened

Plans to commemorate the Battle of Plattsburgh:

https://www.wamc.org/news/2021-08-24/organizers-outline-events-for-upcoming-battle-of-plattsburgh-commemoration

Review of Mike Duncan, *Hero of Two Worlds*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/27/opinion/marquis-de-lafayette-revolution.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Not sure if we mentioned these burials in the Atacama desert from ca 1000 BCE with evidence of violent deaths:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/human-remains-chilean-desert-reveal-its-first-farmers-fought-death-180978460/

Remains of a 2000 years bp 'bouquet' of flowers from beneath a pyramid at Teotihuacan:

https://www.livescience.com/flowers-bouquet-ancient-mexico-pyramid.html
https://www.sciencealert.com/2-000-year-old-offering-to-a-serpent-god-found-preserved-under-mexican-pyramid
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/1800-year-old-flower-bouquets-found-below-temple-teotihuacan-180978518/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9957-210826-mexico-teotihuacan-bouquets

The 16th century Codex Telleriano Remensis depicts earthquakes in Mexico with pictograms:

https://phys.org/news/2021-08-pictograms-written-accounts-earthquakes-pre-hispanic.html

cf: https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/srl/article-abstract/doi/10.1785/0220210161/607179/The-First-Written-Accounts-of-Pre-Hispanic

On how sea level changes and hurricane activity affected the Maya:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2021/08/23/changes-in-sea-levels-and-hurricane-activity-played-a-part-in-upending-the-maya-civilization/

Feature on the discovery of those petroglyphs in Colombia:

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/rock-art-serrania-la-lindosa-colombia-last-journey-scn/index.html

cf: https://lastjourney.exeter.ac.uk/

Peru plans to refloat a Chilean ship:

https://www.latercera.com/mundo/noticia/gobierno-de-peru-intentara-reflotar-goleta-chilena-covadonga-usada-durante-la-guerra-del-pacifico/AJJCT6OHTBDQVPCB3SGFIL23FQ/

More on an older date for Machu PIcchu:

https://news.tulane.edu/pr/machu-picchu-older-historians-thought
https://scitechdaily.com/historical-timeline-is-inaccurate-advanced-radiocarbon-dating-reveals-machu-picchu-is-older-than-expected/

More on the questioning of Carib cannibalism:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9926273/Christopher-Columbus-theory-cannibals-terrorized-Caribbean-no-basis-scientific-fact.html

A list of online talks on the ancient Americas for September:

http://mikeruggerisevents.tumblr.com/
https://mikeruggerisyoutube.tumblr.com/

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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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Not sure where this one goes ... a study of Asian foods which were eaten in ancient times in the Mediterranean world:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mediterranean-food-asia-1000-years-earlier-180976619/

Marking Augsburge Fuggerei estate's 500th anniversary as a social housing establishment:

https://www.dw.com/en/fuggerei-the-worlds-oldest-social-housing-project/a-58928076

Feature on the history of the condom:

https://www.zmescience.com/other/feature-post/from-animal-intestines-to-fighting-hiv-the-important-history-of-the-humble-condom/

Feature on the 'last' swordmakers in Toledo:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/aug/24/toledos-last-swordmakers-refuse-to-give-up-on-their-ancient-craft

Feature on some shops in London that have been around for centuries:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-58202817

Feature on a comet seen by various ancient cultures 5000 years bp:

https://cosmosmagazine.com/space/astronomy/disintegrating-comet-seen-ancient-civilisations/

On the invention of the index:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/what-to-read/13th-century-parchment-google-invention-index/

Latest look at the Voynich manuscript:

https://knowablemagazine.org/article/society/2021/can-statistics-help-crack-mysterious-voynich-manuscript

cf: https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/10.1146/annurev-linguistics-011619-030613

Feature on the restoration of a Van Gogh:

https://robbreport.com/shelter/art-collectibles/gallery/olive-tree-painting-van-gogh-restored-for-fall-exhibition-1234632152/

A portrait of Manet's cousin (by Manet) is to be restored:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/manet-s-portrait-of-his-bespectacled-cousin-to-be-restored-by-national-museum-wales

A restored Vermeer now features a cupid that was painted over:

https://kottke.org/21/08/a-restored-vermeer-painting-now-with-bonus-cupid
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/first-look-at-new-vermeer-painting-as-whole-hidden-cupid-finally-revealed
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62071

Arguing over Poussin v Rubens:

https://www.smh.com.au/culture/art-and-design/who-did-it-better-poussin-or-rubens-a-great-art-argument-20210816-p58j74.html

How AI says Rembrandt painted:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/technology/how-to-paint-like-rembrandt-according-to-artificial-intelligence

Pondering when humans began using drugs and alcohol:

https://theconversation.com/when-did-humans-start-experimenting-with-alcohol-and-drugs-161556

Feature on ambergris:

https://www.hakaimagazine.com/features/why-we-cant-shake-ambergris/

Feature on the history of male 'beauty treaments':

https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/aug/25/viking-beauty-kits-and-neanderthal-conturing-the-secret-history-of-male-beauty

Hicham Aboutaam on the menorah:

https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/hicham-aboutaam-timeless-symbolism-of-the-menorah/

Feature on the restoration of some Greek Orthodox texts:

https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/lifestyle/ancient-greek-texts-restored-chemist-vb6912969
https://madison.com/news/science/ancient-greek-texts-restored-by-chemist-in-hopes-of-revealing-past-secrets/video_e23a7a78-51c6-5858-ae0d-f58f5a89d71c.html

Feature on Harry Colliflower and his pitching (in)abilities:

https://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2021/8/25/22641174/harry-colliflower-cleveland-spiders-worst-pitcher-mlb

Feature on literary hangouts in New York City:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/08/26/books/writers-favorite-places-new-york.html

Feature on harsh book reviews:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/27/books/when-the-book-review-went-really-harsh.html

More on the 8th graders trying to clear the name of a Salem-accused witch:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/woman-convicted-witchcraft-salem-might-be-pardoned-328-years-later-180978487/

A link between grizzly bear DNA and human language (apparently):

https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/grizzlies-dna-language

Review of Sverker Johansson, *The Dawn of Language*:

https://dailygazette.com/2021/08/27/johnstowns-elizabeth-cady-stanton-statue-unveiled/
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CURRENT EVENTS:
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There are expectations of a 'tsunami' of looted antiquities from Afghanistan in the near future:

https://inkstickmedia.com/the-coming-tsunami-of-illicit-antiquities-from-afghanistan/

... and concerns for a 'Buddha bowl' in Kabul:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/city-archaeologist-frets-over-the-fate-of-buddha-bowl-in-kabul-in-taliban-hands/articleshow/85545731.cms

... and cultural assets in general:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/08/24/afghanistan-greece-concerned-for-safety-of-cultural-treasures-in-kabul-museum/
https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1166732/greece-contributing-to-efforts-to-protect-afghanistan-s-cultural-heritage/
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/analysis/afghanistan-cultural-heritage
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/comment/protocols-are-already-available-to-help-save-afghanistan-s-cultural-heritage

... while the Taliban is claiming such things will be dealt with 'legally':

https://www.theweek.in/news/world/2021/08/25/anyone-smuggling-antiques-equipment-out-of-afghanistan-will-be-dealt-with-legally-taliban.html

Features on the legacy of Indian Boarding Schools in the US:

https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2021/08/28/1031398120/native-boarding-schools-repatriation-remains-carlisle
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/08/27/indian-boarding-schools-united-states/
https://theweek.com/us/1003904/erasing-native-american-culture

Latest in the threat to the archaeology program at Worcester University:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-58297752

... and there's a petition:

https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/19532210.petition-started-challenge-universitys-abomination-decision-scrap-degree/

Just for contrast, a statue was put up for Elizabeth Cady Stanton:

https://dailygazette.com/2021/08/27/johnstowns-elizabeth-cady-stanton-statue-unveiled/

One to watch: the Rapa Nui are seeking autonomy from Chile:

https://www.elmostrador.cl/dia/2021/08/22/cidh-declaro-admisible-demanda-del-pueblo-rapa-nui-contra-chile-buscan-recuperar-autonomia-de-territorios/
https://www.latercera.com/earlyaccess/noticia/inician-reparacion-de-plataformas-de-moais-danadas-por-marejadas-en-rapa-nui/VODU5VWVERHJVCGTHFR3TEYHLY/
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ANIMAL AND PLANT DOMESTICATIONS
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On the history of kudzu use:

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/08/kudzu-south-japan-metaphor.html
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Titian:

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/titian-paintings-reunited-gardner-museum-2001007

Turner:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-58315142

Theran Frescoes:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/whats-on/1166824/theran-frescoes-santorini-to-august-30/

Becket:

https://www.irishcatholic.com/british-museum-exhibit-on-st-thomas-becket-gives-sympathetic-look-at-past/

Lifting the Veil:

https://www.wamc.org/news/2021-08-26/historical-exhibit-lifts-the-veil-on-the-fashion-of-death-in-berkshire-county

Pre-Raphaelites:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/andrew-lloyd-webber-s-pre-raphaelite-paintings-go-on-show-in-refurbished-historic-theatre

Colchester Roman Circus:

https://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/19539968.roman-circus-exhibit-explores-colchesters-connection-cult/

Potential funding for the Worcester art gallery:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-58367786

Plans for an archaeological museum in the Philippines:

https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1151698

The Smithsonian has acquired a number of daguerrotypes from early Black photographers:

https://www.npr.org/2021/08/29/1031703142/smithsonian-acquires-rare-antique-portraits-from-first-black-photographers

An Adirondack museum has acquired a 19th century pistol:

https://www.adirondackexplorer.org/stories/sabattis-pistol

The Smithsonian is confronting racism in its past:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/25/arts/design/smithsonian-racial-justice-initiative.html

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AUCTIONS AND SALES RELATED
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Items associated with Al Capone are coming to auction:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/aug/25/al-capone-auction-artwork-letters-colt-pistol
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/08/25/gangster-al-capone-estate-auction/

A Paul Henry work found in a storage locker is expected to fetch a good price:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/irish-impressionist-paul-henry-paintings-storage-unit-180978528/

Some Nazi-seized porcelain is coming to auction in New York:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/aug/29/prized-porcelain-ends-incredible-journey-at-new-york-auction-monuments-men

Feature on prices achieved by various Artemisia Gentileschi works:

https://www.artnews.com/list/art-news/artists/most-expensive-artemisia-gentileschi-works-1234602498/lucretia/


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ON THE DNA FRONT
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7200+ years bp DNA extracted from a woman buried in a Sulawesi cave is shedding light on the Toalean people:

https://phys.org/news/2021-08-ancient-woman-dna-evidence-mysterious.html
https://phys.org/news/2021-08-oldest-genome-wallacea-previously-unknown.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/08/210825113624.htm
https://www.livescience.com/mysterious-ancient-human-lineage-indonesia.html
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/aug/26/genetic-fossil-intact-dna-from-woman-who-lived-7200-years-ago-discovered-in-indonesia
https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/first-ancient-human-dna-recovered-from-islands-between-asia-and-australia-20210825-p58ltq.html
https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/25/world/wallacea-skeleton-dna-discovery-scn/index.html
https://cosmosmagazine.com/history/archaeology/ancient-human-dna-from-gateway-between-asia-and-australia/
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ancient-dna-skeleton-woman-indonesia-peopling-southeast-asian-islands
https://theconversation.com/who-were-the-toaleans-ancient-womans-dna-provides-first-evidence-for-the-origin-of-a-mysterious-lost-culture-166565
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9961-210827-sulawesi-besse-dna

cf: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03823-6

A genome study (mostly centred on the Czech Republic) suggests Central European prehistory has highly dynamic:

https://www.mpg.de/17381107/0823-evan-central-european-prehistory-150495-x
https://phys.org/news/2021-08-central-european-prehistory-highly-dynamic.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/08/210825143018.htm

DNA has helped identify another member of the Franklin Expedition:

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.6140667
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9953-210824-dna-franklin-expedition
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Latest use of AI to reconstruct what historical figures looked like:

https://mymodernmet.com/bas-uterwijk-ai-portrait/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Another feature on that project at Yale studying climate change in ancient Egypt:

https://news.yale.edu/2021/08/02/forever-changes-climate-lessons-ancient-egypt
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Baiae:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/tourists-dive-into-underwater-archaeological-roman-party-town/news
https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel-leisure/article/3145989/roman-empires-sunken-sin-city-real-life-atlantis-preserved

Underground city of St Mercurius:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/underground-city-of-st-mercurius-subterrestrial-trip-in-history/news

Sogmatar:

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture/ancient-city-of-sogmatar-in-turkey-lures-visitors/2344909

Dubrovnik:

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/croatia-dubrovnik-quest-world-of-wonder-cmd/index.html

Petra:

https://scoopempire.com/the-lost-city-6-mystical-sites-to-experience-in-petra/

Trasmoz:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/aug/22/excommunicated-spanish-witch-village-turns-curse-into-tourist-cash

Benidorm:

https://murciatoday.com/ancient_roman_site_in_benidorm_attracts_thousands_of_summer_visitors_1637795-a.html

Venice is going to have an 'entrance fee':

https://www.businessinsider.com/venice-tourist-entry-fee-book-in-advance-climate-crisis-overtourism-2021-8
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/venice-start-charging-entry-fee-install-turnstiles-reign-tourists-180978529/

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PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC RELATED
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Odyssey:

https://pittsburghquarterly.com/articles/whos-afraid-of-the-big-bad-myth/

Feature on Europe welcoming Black composers:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/27/arts/music/black-composers-europe.html

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TV/DOCUMENTARY HYPISH THINGS
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Lucy Worley Royal Myths and Secrets:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/lucy-worsley-royal-myths-ad-secrets-the-reformation-tudors-pbs-henry-vii-anne-boleyn-thomas-cromwell-11630027078
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CRIME BEAT
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The owner of the Sadigh Gallery was (finally) arrested on charges of selling fake antiquities:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9929749/NYC-art-dealer-sold-phony-ancient-artifacts-decades-busted-prosecutors.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/25/arts/design/fake-antiquities-investigation.html
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/new-york-dealer-arrested-for-selling-cookie-cutter-manufactured-goods-as-authentic-antiquities
https://www.thedailybeast.com/sadigh-gallery-owner-mehrad-sold-fake-antiquities-for-decades-manhattan-da-says
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/manhattan-dealer-busted-selling-hundreds-fake-cookie-cutter-antiquities-says-manhattan-d-2002850

Ancient gold coins looted from Bnei Brak sites were found in the possession of an illegal dealer:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/ancient-gold-coins-looted-from-archaeological-sites-found-in-bnei-brak-home-677597
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/authorities-israel-seize-ancient-gold-coins-looted-archaeological-sites-180978516/

Kind of hard to follow this item on illegal possession of ancient coins in a village in India and some truck drivers who drove off with them:

https://www.canindia.com/truck-drivers-abscond-with-pitcher-filled-with-ancient-coins/

A drug dealer who was in possession of some stolen Van Goghs has been arrested:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/blog/drug-baron-stole-van-goghs

Vandalism (again) at the Moab petroglyph site in Utah:

https://www.ksl.com/article/50229151/700-year-old-petroglyph-vandalized-in-southern-utah

On the graft and security issues which feed the illegal antiquities trade in Iraq:

https://phys.org/news/2021-08-graft-issues-iraq.html

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2021/08/culture-crime-news-16-22-august-2021.html

Albania and the US have signed a deal regarding the fight of illegal trafficking of cultural objects:

https://exit.al/en/2021/08/23/albania-and-us-sign-deal-to-fight-trafficking-of-cultural-objects/
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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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Japan returned some 'royal iconostasis doors' to Cyprus:

https://cyprus-mail.com/2021/08/25/18th-century-royal-iconostasis-doors-repatriated-from-japan/
https://in-cyprus.philenews.com/one-of-the-most-complex-repatriation-cases-is-concluded/
https://cyprus-mail.com/2021/08/26/closer-ties-between-cyprus-and-japan-aided-return-of-art-treasure/

Some 2700 years bp glazed bricks looted from Iran were returned from Switzerland:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62090
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/looted-mannaean-bricks-returned-to-iran

The US returned 104 items to Pakistan:

https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/25-Aug-2021/us-returns-stolen-artifacts-worth-dollar-3-3m-to-pakistan

Amsterdam's mayor plans meetings with Jewish heirs over the Kandinsky claims:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/26/arts/design/amsterdam-mayor-jewish-heirs-kandinsky.html

... related:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/17/arts/design/duress-bellotto-painting.html

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NUMISMATICA
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The second part of a feature on ancient coins of Lucania:

https://coinweek.com/ancient-coins/ancient-coins-of-lucania-part-2-thourioi-laos-elea-and-poseidonia/

Latest e-Sylum:

https://www.coinbooks.org/v24/club_nbs_esylum_v24n34.html

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

https://www.coinbooks.org/v24/club_nbs_esylum_v24n35.html
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Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/

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OBITUARIES
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Stephen B. Oates:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/27/books/stephen-b-oates-civil-war-historian-dies-at-85.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/stephen-oates-dead/2021/08/28/60e057c4-0758-11ec-8c3f-3526f81b233b_story.html

David Rudkin:

https://www.chichester.co.uk/news/people/death-of-fishbourne-roman-palace-stalwart-will-be-felt-by-generations-of-aspiring-archaeologists-3356965

James Loewen:

https://www.npr.org/2021/08/23/1030442282/james-loewen-author-of-lies-my-teacher-told-me-dies-at-79

Donald Kagan:

https://pennsylvanianewstoday.com/donald-kagan-a-leading-neoconservative-historian-dies-at-the-age-of-89-nationwide/205621/

Lila Gleitman:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/27/science/lila-gleitman-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/3098-audio-news-from-archaeologica-special-edition-august-22-2021
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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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