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explorator 25.25 October 9, 2022
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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,
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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Stone tools from a cave in Poland date to 450 000 to 550 000 years bp (much earlier than previously thought):

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/10/flint-tools-found-in-tunel-wielki-cave-have-been-dated-to-half-a-million-years-ago/144931

In case you missed the Nobel prize for medicine/physiology going to someone researching Neanderthal and Denisovan genomes:

https://www.nytimes.com/video/health/100000008564410/nobel-prize-winner-medicine.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/03/health/nobel-prize-medicine-physiology-winner.html
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-63116304
https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/1118/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/1118/pub/1118/page/12/article/NaN
https://www.npr.org/2022/10/03/1126518643/the-nobel-prize-in-medicine-has-been-awarded-for-research-on-evolution
https://www.cnn.com/2022/10/03/europe/nobel-prize-medicine-2022-winner-intl-scn/index.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2022/10/03/nobel-prize-medicine-svante-pbo/
https://www.latercera.com/que-pasa/noticia/entrevista-al-nobel-2022-el-hombre-que-descifro-a-los-neandertales/BR6EYBAB3ZB2TL6LSLTJV2J2PY/
https://elpais.com/ciencia/2022-10-03/premio-nobel-de-medicina-para-svante-paabo-por-sus-descubrimientos-en-genetica-de-especies-extintas.html
https://www.biobiochile.cl/noticias/ciencia-y-tecnologia/ciencia/2022/10/03/experto-en-genetica-svante-paabo-gana-nobel-de-medicina-por-hallazgos-en-genoma-de-especies-extintas.shtml
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/discoveries-about-ancient-human-evolution-win-2022-nobel-prize-in-physiology-or-medicine/
https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/10/nobel-in-medicine-goes-to-the-man-who-brought-us-the-neanderthal-genome/
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-03086-9

Feature on the Denisovans:

https://phys.org/news/2022-10-mysterious-denisovans.html

More on the 1 000 000 years bp skull find in China:

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3194136/million-year-old-skull-found-china-fills-human-evolutionary-gap
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AFRICA
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On the growing interest in Nubian archaeology:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/0-why-ancient-nubia-is-finally-emerging-from-egypts-long-shadow/
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A training school in Egypt revealed a tomb dating to Ptolemaic times:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/119668/Excavation-training-program-leads-to-discovery-of-Ptolemaic-era-cemetery

A Late Roman religious complex site from Berenike featuring headless falcons:

https://www.uab.cat/web/newsroom/news-detail/shrine-discovered-with-rituals-never-seen-to-take-place-before-in-an-egyptian-temple-1345830290613.html?detid=1345870351966
https://phys.org/news/2022-10-shrine-egyptian-temple-evidence-previously.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/10/221006121140.htm
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-719129
https://arkeonews.net/an-inscription-containing-15-headless-falcons-and-unknown-ancient-rituals-found-in-an-ancient-egyptian-temple/
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/10/falcon-shrine-discovery-contains-previously-unknown-ancient-rituals/144921
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/10/07/shrine-discovered-with-rituals-never-seen-before-in-an-egyptian-temple/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10913-221007-egypt-falcon-shrine

I think we mentioned the restoration of the Esna temple:

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/09/egyptian-archaeologists-uncover-ancient-inscriptions-temple-esna

Academics are adding their names to the list of folks who want the Rosetta Stone returned to Egypt::

https://www.reuters.com/article/egypt-antiquities/egypt-calls-for-return-of-rosetta-stone-200-years-after-it-was-deciphered-idUSKBN2R01DC
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/119621/British-academics-sign-petition-calling-for-returning-Rosetta-Stone-to
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/10/6/egypt-calls-for-return-of-rosetta-stone
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/rosetta-stone-egypt-british-museum-return-calls-b1030538.html
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-719027
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20221005-egypt-calls-for-return-of-rosetta-stone-200-years-after-it-was-deciphered/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11273045/Will-British-Museum-face-fight-Rosetta-Stone-Academics-calling-return-Egypt.html
https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/1117/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/1117/pub/1117/page/27/article/NaN
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/new-campaign-return-rosetta-stone-2187676
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/archaeologists-demand-british-museum-return-rosetta-stone-1234642390/
https://www.apollo-magazine.com/rosetta-stone-egypt-british-museum-restitution/

... related opEd:

https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/1118/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/1118/pub/1118/page/71/article/NaN

More on the find of the sarcophagus of Ramses II's 'treasurer':

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11274505/Archaeologists-hail-dream-discovery-pink-granite-sarcophagus-unearthed-near-Cairo.html
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/oct/02/egypt-saqqara-ptah-em-wia-archaeologists-discover-sarcophagus-cairo
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/sarcophagus-of-king-ramses-iis-treasurer-discovered-in-egypt-archaelogy-1234641473/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/egyptian-archaeologists-just-uncovered-the-sarcophagus-of-king-ramses-iis-royal-treasurer-2186522
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/oct/02/egypt-saqqara-ptah-em-wia-archaeologists-discover-sarcophagus-cairo

More on impending announcements about the mummy of Nefertiti:

https://www.latercera.com/la-tercera-tv/noticia/arqueologos-hallan-los-restos-de-la-que-seria-la-momia-de-la-faraona-egipcia-nefertiti/7JPWZ5PU6JFSBIXKTRMR3FY7MY/

Egypt was marking the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb:

https://egyptindependent.com/egypt-celebrates-100th-anniversary-of-king-tuts-tomb-discovery/

... and a feature on Tasmanian archaeologist Arthur Mace's role in the excavations:

https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/news/2022/10/king-tuts-forgotten-man/

Feature on various divinities associated with death/the underworld in ancient Egypt:

https://www.livescience.com/ancient-egyptian-god-of-death

Feature on the environment in Egypt when the pyramids were being put up:

https://www.livescience.com/was-ancient-egypt-a-desert

Pondering how 'old' ancient Egypt is:

https://www.livescience.com/how-old-is-ancient-egypt/

Review of John Gaudet, *Papyrus* (I think):

https://www.wsj.com/articles/papyrus-book-review-in-an-ancient-library-reading-was-raucous-11664548976

Burials from various periods from a site in northwest Iran:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/477340/Ancient-tomb-chambers-found-by-accident-in-northwest-Iran

Landmines are hindering archaeological work in Azerbaijan:

https://en.trend.az/azerbaijan/politics/3653629.html

Overviewish piece on finds made over the years at a monumental synagogue site in Sardis:

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/10/monumental-synagogue-emerges-ancient-ruins-turkey

Finds from underwater excavations at a submerged Byzantine church site in Lake Iznik include a pendant depicting St Nicholas:

https://arkeonews.net/a-pendant-with-a-figure-of-st-nicholas-found-in-the-ancient-church-hidden-in-turkish-lake/

13 000 years bp structural remains from Mardin:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/13-000-year-old-buildings-discovered-in-mardin-177435

More news of 'mercenaries' looting antiquities in Afrin:

https://hawarnews.com/en/haber/turkey-and-its-mercenaries-continue-to-loot-antiquities-in-occupied-afrin-h33095.html
https://anfenglish.com/rojava-syria/occupation-forces-continue-to-loot-antiquities-in-afrin-62816

Plans to display the thousands of finds associated with Karak Castle (Jordan) made over the past few years:

https://www.jordannews.jo/Section-109/News/Karak-Castle-retrieves-6-000-artifacts-22732

44 7th century CE gold coins hidden in a wall at Caesarea Philippi/Banias:

https://www.livescience.com/byzantine-empire-gold-coin-hoard/
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-63122180
https://www.timesofisrael.com/dozens-of-gold-coins-discovered-in-secret-cache-dating-from-muslim-conquest/
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-718813
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-10-03/ty-article/44-gold-coins-hidden-during-arab-conquest-of-israel-found-in-countrys-north/00000183-9dec-d425-abef-ddec823f0000
https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/360698
https://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/44-byzantine-gold-coins-discovered-in-ancient-caesarea-philippi-banias/2022/10/03/
https://www.ynetnews.com/travel/article/hymvvb00mo
https://www.israelhayom.com/2022/10/04/gold-coins-dating-to-muslim-conquest-of-jerusalem-discovered-in-northern-israel/
https://greekreporter.com/2022/10/04/byzantine-treasure-gold-coins-israel/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/gold-coins-muslim-2187952
https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/ancient-israel/banias-roman-coin-hoard/
https://www.thenationalnews.com/mena/2022/10/04/dozens-of-7th-century-gold-coins-found-in-ancient-wall-by-israeli-archeologists/
https://www.algemeiner.com/2022/10/03/israeli-archaeologists-find-44-byzantine-gold-coins-hidden-during-muslim-conquest/
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/gold-coins-hidden-wall-israel-byzantine-empire-rcna50593
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-10-04/gold-coins-buried-in-wall-found-israeli-archaeologists/101498558
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/10/treasure-hoard-uncovered-at-ancient-paneas/144898
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/10/05/44-byzantine-gold-coins-discovered-in-the-hermon-river-national-park/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10870-221004-israel-gold-coins

More on the 6th/7th century mosaics from Khirbat al-Minya:

https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/965976

Again we read of Israeli forces 'storming' an archaeological site near Nablus:

https://english.wafa.ps/Pages/Details/131176

Evidence of settlements in Oman's Qurayat Province dating back more than 3000 years bp:

https://arkeonews.net/archaeological-settlements-dating-back-3000-years-found-in-qurayat-oman/

Feature on documents on wooden sticks over a long span of South Arabian history:

https://www.asor.org/anetoday/2022/10/carved-signed-crossed-out

More on hunting 'kites' in Jordan and Syria:

https://the-past.com/news/hundreds-of-prehistoric-hunting-traps-identified-across-the-arabian-desert/
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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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A 2nd millenium BCE pithos 'rescue' from Agios Vasilios of Piges:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/10/09/rare-prehistoric-jar-salvaged-by-special-fire-service-forces-in-greece/

Overview of the 2022 excavation season at the Bronze Age site of Laonin tou Porakou (Erimi):

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/10/03/erimi-laonin-tou-porakou-new-finds/

Wind farm work in Caristo (Euboea) revealed the sites of some ancient marble quarries:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/10/07/three-ancient-marble-quarries-found-in-greece-with-unfinished-columns/

The find of a small head of Athena in temple D at Agrigento suggests the temple might not be associated with Hera (Italian)

https://www.rainews.it/articoli/2022/10/agrigento-riemersa-dallo-scavo-vicino-il-tempio-una-testina-di-terracotta-della-dea-atena-elmata--d6655e75-9dbf-4fbb-8001-5bfade155c02.html
https://www.ansa.it/canale_viaggiart/it/regione/sicilia/2022/10/07/trovata-testa-dea-atena-in-scavi-tempio-ad-agrigento_01cb6937-aa2a-451c-8f07-a5d4ad33ebda.html
https://www.meteoweb.eu/2022/10/agrigento-testa-dea-atena/1001157020/
https://www.agrigentonotizie.it/cronaca/scavi-archeologici-statute-atena-ritrovamenti-tempio-giunone.html
https://www.agrigentonotizie.it/cronaca/valle-dei-templi-tempio-giunone-atena-ricerca-scuola-normale-pisa.html

A possible temple of Poseidon find from southern Greece:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/10/08/temple-poseidon-unearthed-greece/

DNA studies on a mass burial associated with the battle of Himera confirm that the Greeks had 'mercenaries' among them:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/04/science/greece-sicily-himera-genetics.html
https://politpost.com/2022/10/04/paid-to-fight-even-in-ancient-greece/
https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/paid-to-fight-even-in-ancient-greece/
https://greekreporter.com/2022/10/06/dna-analysis-ancient-greece-mercenaries-distant-lands/
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-10-03/ty-article/who-crushed-the-carthaginians-in-sicily-2-500-years-ago-not-exactly-the-greeks/00000183-9ea4-deb9-a5c7-feb467380000
https://www.science.org/content/article/mercenaries-may-have-helped-ancient-greeks-turn-tide-war
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/10/06/the-diverse-genetic-origins-of-a-classical-period-greek-army/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mercenary-soldiers-were-more-common-in-greek-battles-than-historians-let-on-180980902/

cf: https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2205272119

A probable Roman shipwreck (date?) find off the coast near Grado (Italian):

https://www.udinetoday.it/cronaca/due-nuovi-relitti-navi-romane-grado.html
https://www.ilfriuli.it/articolo/cultura/a-grado-scoperti-due-inediti-relitti-di-epoca-romana/6/272310
https://www.udine20.it/trovati-resti-di-un-inedito-relitto-di-eta-romana-nella-laguna-di-grado/2022/10/06/

2nd/1st century BCE Roman finds underwater off the coast of Ponza:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/09/underwater-roman-remains-discovered-off-ponza-coast/144674

A largely intact 2000 years bp statue of Hercules find from Philippi:

https://hyperallergic.com/766347/2000-year-old-hercules-statue-unearthed-in-greece/
https://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/world/article266851566.html
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/hercules-sculpture-discovered-greece-1234641639/
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/hercules-statue-philippi-greece-intl-scli-scn/index.html
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2022/10/07/hercules-statue-discovered-ancient-greek-city/8195021001/
https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/300706895/classical-statue-of-hercules-nearly-2000-years-old-found-in-greece
https://www.insidehook.com/daily_brief/history/hercules-statue-archaeologists-philippi
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-718941
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11279777/Archaeologists-unearth-preserved-2-000-year-old-status-Roman-god-Hercules-Greece.html
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/10/2000-year-old-hercules-statue-unearthed-at-ancient-city-of-philippi/144863
https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/statues-hercule-greece-04102022/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-unearth-larger-than-life-hercules-statue-in-greece-180980885/

A 1st century CE (maybe) cobbled Roman ford site from near Evesham:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-63158201
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10915-221007-england-roman-ford

Evidence of a 1st century CE (maybe) jetty off the coast of Croatia:

https://www.total-croatia-news.com/lifestyle/65641-istria
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10874-221005-croatia-roman-pier

... related feature on assorted finds made off the coast of Croatia over the years:

https://www.croatiaweek.com/croatian-underwater-archeologist-leading-search-for-priceless-statues-in-the-adriatic-sea/

A 1st/2nd century CE burial ground near Nimes:

https://arkeonews.net/early-imperial-cemetery-in-nimes-in-the-south-of-france/
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65272

Column capitals and bases from Portus (date?):

https://mediterraneoantico.it/articoli/scoperti-due-capitelli-e-tre-basi-di-colonne-di-marmo-sul-molo-nord-sud-di-portus-attuale-fiumicino/

An 1800 years bp military 'medal' featuring the face of Medusa from Perre (Turkiye):

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/archaeologists-find-1800-year-old-military-medal-in-turkiyes-perre/news
https://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture/archaeologists-unearth-1-800-year-old-military-medal-in-southeastern-turkiye/2703554
https://www.yenisafak.com/en/life/archaeologists-unearth-1800-year-old-military-medal-in-southeastern-turkiye-3653269
https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Archaeologists_unearth_1800_year_old_military_medal_in_southeastern_Turkiye-2322224
https://arkeonews.net/1800-year-old-bronze-military-medal-with-medusa-head-found-in-southeastern-turkey/
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65302
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10914-221007-turkey-medusa-medal

Passing mention of a Romano-British settlement site being found during work on the Stroudwater canal project:

https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/history/roman-remains-discovered-ahead-work-7648409

Similar detail in mention of ancient Roman settlements being found during excavation work for a railway that will connect Oxford and Cambridge:

https://www.oxfordshirelive.co.uk/news/oxfordshire-news/roman-settlements-found-during-east-7661715

DNA suggests three late Roman burials from Cheddington reveal a 'family tragedy':

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-63077187
https://news.yahoo.com/roman-dna-bone-analysis-reveals-064507861.html

A Trajanic-era Roman mosaic find from Plotinopolis (Italian):

https://www.archeomedia.net/grecia-scoperto-un-incredibile-mosaico/

'New' mosaic finds from Hadrianopolis (date?):

https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/10/09/new-mosaics-unearthed-in-ancient-greek-city-hadrianopolis-located-in-the-black-sea/
https://arkeonews.net/new-mosaics-unearthed-in-zeugma-of-the-black-sea/
https://aleteia.org/2022/10/07/excavation-of-ancient-city-hadrianopolis-yields-wonderful-mosaics/

Overviewish piece on the site of Flavia Sabora:

https://english.elpais.com/culture/2022-10-07/flavia-sabora-lost-roman-town-is-rediscovered-under-a-crop-field-in-spain.html
https://elpais.com/cultura/2022-10-04/la-ciudad-romana-flavia-sabora-emerge-de-un-campo-de-cereal-en-malaga.html

The Roman Quarter in York is officially approved:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-63157813
https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/23023401.eboracum---major-roman-quarter-york---approved-council-chiefs/

A 4th century Roman pin from East Walton found by a metal detetorist has been declared treasure:

https://www.lynnnews.co.uk/news/roman-pin-found-in-west-norfolk-village-dates-back-to-350ad-9277250/

A study suggests modern pesticides may have accelerated the corrosion of a Roman bowl:

https://phys.org/news/2022-10-archaeology-modern-pesticide-corrosion-ancient.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/967055
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/roman-csi-sittingbourne-kent-university-of-oxford-b2197213.html
https://www.thenational.wales/news/23027949.modern-pesticide-accelerates-corrosion-ancient-roman-bowl---study/
https://www.standard.co.uk/tech/science/sittingbourne-writing-kent-university-of-oxford-b1030827.html
https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/23029767.polluted-soil-may-threaten-preservation-buried-archaeological-material-study-finds/
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/modern-pesticide-accelerates-corrosion-of-ancient-roman-bowl-study/ar-AA12FLgj
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-10-06/ty-article/2-000-year-old-roman-copper-bowl-found-corroded-by-pesticides/00000183-ad26-de7e-a7cf-fdfe9e770000
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-17902-9
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10916-221007-england-pesticide-corrosion

More on the possible 'rediscovery' of silphium:

https://www.thenationalherald.com/miracle-plant-consumed-by-ancient-greeks-rediscovered-2000-years-later/

More on stone spheres from various sites possibly being gaming pieces:

https://the-past.com/news/mysterious-stone-spheres-may-have-been-used-for-ancient-greek-board-game-study-finds/

More on the Roman 'fridge' find from a legionary camp in Bulgaria:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/10/07/archaeologists-find-ancient-fridge-in-roman-camp/

Joel Christensen on what a laureate is:

https://www.brandeis.edu/now/2022/october/laureate-explainer-christensen.html

Reviewish of T. Corey Brennan, *the Fasces*:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/10/01/symbolic-fasces-lincoln-memorial/

Reviewish/hype for a groups translation of Nonnus:

http://today.ku.edu/2022/10/03/longest-and-wildest-greek-epic-receives-first-english-translation-renowned-team

Review of Raaflaub and Damon, *The Landmark Julius Caesar*:

https://www.strategypage.com/bookreviews/2345

Review of Peter Stothard, *Crassus: The First Tycoon*:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/books/article-11288881/Crassus-ancient-Romes-powerful-man-whod-worth-12-billion-today.html

Feature on recent finds from Pompeii:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/ancient-rome/excavating-pompeii-middle-class/

Feature on a Vaccea culture inscription:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2022-10-03/el-marmolista-vacceo-que-no-sabia-escribir-y-grabo-la-inscripcion-funeraria-al-reves.html

Feature on the excavations at Iklaina:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/03/travel/iklaina-archaeology-greece.html
https://www.thenationalherald.com/a-buried-ancient-greek-town-reveals-mycenaean-daily-life/

Feature on ancient Roman (and earlier) 'bikinis':

https://lavocedinewyork.com/en/news/2022/10/05/did-the-ancient-romans-invent-the-bikini/

Feature on Nestor's Cup:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/10/02/nestors-cup-with-racy-inscription-buried-with-remains-of-three-people/

The Greek PM planned to tell his UK counterpart that the time was right for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1194699/pm-to-tell-british-counterpart-time-is-right-for-the-return-of-the-parthenon-marbles/
https://greekreporter.com/2022/10/02/greece-return-parthenon-marbles-liz-truss/
https://neoskosmos.com/en/2022/10/03/news/greece/mitsotakis-to-request-the-return-of-the-parthenon-marbles/
https://news.gtp.gr/2022/10/03/greece-steps-up-drive-for-return-of-parthenon-marbles/

... and some British MPs apparently were flown to Greece:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/10/01/elgin-marbles-repatriation-campaign-sees-british-mps-flown-greece/

... but the new British PM is not in favour of their return:

https://hyperallergic.com/767128/liz-truss-says-no-to-returning-the-parthenon-marbles-to-greece/
https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1195106/truss-rules-out-deal-over-return-of-parthenon-sculptures/
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/10/05/uk-prime-minister-liz-truss-rules-out-deal-with-greece-over-parthenon-marbles-british-museum
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/new-u-k-prime-minister-liz-truss-says-she-does-not-support-repatriating-the-parthenon-marbles-to-greece-2186895
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/liz-truss-parthenon-marbles-return-agreement-1234641923/
https://www.artforum.com/news/uk-prime-minister-liz-truss-refuses-return-of-parthenon-marbles-to-greece-89414
https://www.thenationalherald.com/new-british-premier-truss-rules-out-parthenon-marbles-return/

... opeddish on same:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/10/04/unesco-reclaiming-the-parthenon-sculptures-as-a-global-public-good/
https://www.apollo-magazine.com/liz-truss-parthenon-marbles-greece/

... meanwhile, we learn that Lord Elgin didn't pay customs duty when he brought them to the UK:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2022/oct/07/lord-elgin-paid-no-british-customs-tax-parthenon-marbles-letters-reveal

Latest Pasts Imperfect newsletter:

https://pastsimperfect.substack.com/p/pasts-imperfect-10622

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Rogueclassicism:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A 10 000 years bp (maybe) hunter-gatherer 'rest stop' from Cairngorms:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-63158291

8000+ years bp (and younger) )footprints from a beach in northwest England with biodiversity implications:

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-63036911
https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/1118/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/1118/pub/1118/page/11/article/NaN
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/10/ancient-footprints-found-on-uk-beach/144907
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/10/ancient-footprints-found-on-uk-beach/144907?amp
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/10/06/ancient-footprints-on-uk-beach-record-demise-of-a-biodiversity-hotspot/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10873-221004-england-footprint-coastline

A possible 7000 years bp mass grave site in Slovakia with possible human sacrifice victims:

https://www.livescience.com/neolithic-mass-grave-slovakia

Possible 7000 years bp evidence of fish traps in Lake Tesse (Norway):

https://sciencenorway.no/archaeology-stone-age/7000-year-old-fish-traps-discovered-in-the-norwegian-mountains/2085776
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10869-221003-norway-paleolithic-fishing

Latest melting-ice find in Norway includes a pre-Viking era arrow, among other things:

https://www.zmescience.com/other/pieces/pre-viking-arrow-05102022/

Evidence of a 1400 years bp 'royal hall of east Anglian kings' in Suffolk:

https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/council-news/show/royal-hall-of-the-east-anglian-kings-found-in-suffolk
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-suffolk-63127584
https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2022-10-04/ancient-hall-of-kings-dating-back-1400-years-unearthed
https://arkeonews.net/1400-year-old-royal-hall-found-in-suffolk-uk/
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/10/royal-hall-of-the-first-kings-of-east-anglia-has-been-discovered-in-suffolk/144892
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/10/05/royal-hall-of-the-east-anglian-kings-found-in-suffolk/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10875-221005-england-royal-hall

Rethinking whether Tsar Samuel built the St Achilles Basilica:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/10/04/was-the-st-achilles-basilica-built-by-tsar-samuel/

9th to 12 century finds at a monastery site near Zeitz:

https://www.indonewyork.com/breaking/archeology-excavations-on-monastery-grounds-confirm-early-settlement-h46831.html

A study of Viking-age beadmaking from the Ribe site:

https://phys.org/news/2022-10-upcycling-viking-beadmakers-secrets-revealed.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/10/221003110238.htm
https://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/960189
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/10/04/upcycling-from-the-past-viking-beadmakers-secrets-revealed/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10877-221005-ribe-bead-workshop

cf:

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12520-022-01646-8

800 years bp monastic burials from Wicklow:

https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/monk-remains-discovered-wicklow-abbey

Poland's Wladyslaw the Elbow-High was apparently taller than generally believed:

https://notesfrompoland.com/2022/10/04/polands-elbow-high-king-was-taller-than-believed-finds-camera-probe-of-tomb/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11276551/Polish-king-nicknamed-Elbow-high-short-stature-two-feet-taller.html

Remains of the original (maybe) floor of the Branicki Palace (Poland) were revealed:

https://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C93770%2Carchaeologists-uncover-unique-find-bialystoks-branicki-palace-courtyard.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10879-221006-poland-branicki-palace

A number of medieval manuscripts found 'behind a hidden door' in a church in Romania:

https://fr.aleteia.org/2022/10/07/des-manuscrits-medievaux-decouverts-dans-une-eglise-en-roumanie/

Assorted finds from various periods from coastal sites in Shetland:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/archaeologists-rescue-smuggling-box-from-being-swept-out-to-sea-rl22378xh
https://www.shetlandtimes.co.uk/2022/10/05/c0astal-site-treasures-saved-from-sea-by-archaeologists

Assorted artifacts including a 14th century French coin from Stroud have been declared treasure:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-63130998
https://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/news/23018160.relics-discovered-eastcombe-declared-treasure---king-charles-iv-coin-british-museum-wants/
https://www.punchline-gloucester.com/articles/aanews/silver-pendant-found-by-metal-detectorist-declared-treasure

A 19th century British shipwreck off Sweden is apparently 'accessible':

https://divernet.com/scuba-news/swedish-divers-survey-british-annie-shipwreck/

Feature on the ongoing excavations at Brodie Castle:

https://www.forres-gazette.co.uk/news/volunteers-dig-for-history-at-brodie-castle-289956/

There are apparently over 120 shipwrecks off the coast of Lithuania:

https://www.lrt.lt/en/news-in-english/19/1792318/baltic-treasures-over-120-shipwrecks-lay-off-the-lithuanian-coast

Pipeline construction in Belgium has revealed 200+ sites:

https://www.brusselstimes.com/300615/80-kilometre-archaeological-site-in-west-flanders

LiDAR revealed hundred of sites between Belarus and Poland:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/10/lidar-reveals-lost-landscape-containing-hundreds-of-ancient-monuments/144917

More on the 7000 years bp 'ring structure' near Prague:

https://www.livescience.com/neolithic-roundel-structure-prague

More on Viking women weaving a 'standardized' cloth:

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/viking-women-weavin-power-2178165

They're still arguing over what to do with Sandsfoot Castle:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-dorset-63087101

'Treasure' was found 23 times in Gloucestershire in the past year:

https://www.cotswoldjournal.co.uk/news/22800697.treasure-found-gloucestershire/

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

Viking Archaeology Blog:

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

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A 3400 years bp 'treasure trove' from Zhengzhou:

https://www.scmp.com/news/people-culture/article/3194082/it-one-chinas-oldest-metropolises-and-archaeologists-just-found

A hoard of 2000 years bp bronze coins, among other things, from Xi-an:

http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2022-10/03/content_78449325.htm
https://english.news.cn/20221002/97ea68b342e1487aaf77ad80d3a1cea1/c.html

Feature on some recent major finds in China:

https://www.scmp.com/news/people-culture/trending-china/article/3194045/major-breakthroughs-4-archaeological-sites-china

Feature on the tomb the deposed Han emperor Liu He:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/10/tomb-of-deposed-han-emperor-reveals-a-dynastys-grandeur/144928

Not sure if we mentioned these 24 Buddhist cave sites from the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve:

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/buddhist-caves-discovered-india-tiger-reserve-2185513

Erosion concerns for ancient stupas in Taxila:

https://www.dawn.com/news/1713557/ancient-stupas-on-the-brink-of-erosion-after-destructive-rains-in-taxila

Feature on the Bhangarh Fort:

https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p0d3s2bf/the-secrets-of-india-s-haunted-fort

Megafauna in Papua New Guinea survived for quite a while after the arrival of humans, apparently:

https://phys.org/news/2022-10-papua-guinea-megafauna-humans.html

cf: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jqs.2789
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/arco.5274

More on the decline of population in the Pacific islands in the wake of European contact:

https://chl.anu.edu.au/news-events/news/2581/new-data-reveals-severe-impact-european-contact-pacific-islands
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/10/06/new-data-reveals-severe-impact-of-european-contact-with-pacific-islands/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10876-221005-pacific-island-population
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AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
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An early 20th century Finnish shipwreck off the coast of Western Australia:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/oct/06/glenbank-shipwreck-finnish-vessel-that-sank-off-coast-of-western-australia-in-1911-found
https://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/100-year-old-wreck-of-a-finnish-vessel-discovered-in-west-australian-marine-park/
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NORTH AMERICA
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Remains of a 1400 years bp Native American canal in Alabama:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/archaeologists-dig-up-1400-year-old-native-american-canal-in-alabama-180980742/

Remains of possible slave quarters in Boston:

https://www.wbur.org/radioboston/2022/09/30/boston-archaeologist-possible-slave-quarters-roxbury

Road construction in Montreal revealed remains of an 1800s zoo:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-roadwork-unearths-remnants-of-1800s-montreal-zoo-run-by-the-canadian/

Elsewhere in Boston: the search for evidence of a possible Underground Railroad connection at an abolitionist family's home:

https://www.masslive.com/boston/2022/09/search-is-on-for-underground-railroad-artifacts-near-19th-century-boston-home.html

More on the latest dugout canoe find from Lake Mendota:

https://arkeonews.net/in-lake-mendota-wisconsin-archaeologists-discover-the-oldest-canoe-ever-found-in-the-great-lakes-region/

... and the suggestion there may be remains of a hidden village nearby:

https://www.wxow.com/news/state-news/archaeologists-say-ancient-canoes-found-in-lake-mendota-may-point-to-a-hidden-village-beneath/article_4731a7a9-754f-589d-bf88-4435b2d1bdab.html

More on the Black cemetery at Colonial Williamsburg:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2022/10/05/graves-williamsburg-black-church-archaeologist/

Review of Greg Melville, *Over My Dead Body*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/04/books/review/over-my-dead-body-greg-melville.html

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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5300 years bp finds from a site on Hispaniola:

https://dominicantoday.com/dr/local/2022/10/05/5300-year-old-set-of-remains-was-discovered-in-samana/

76 Chimu burials of sacrificed children from Peru:

https://www.livescience.com/child-sacrifices-chimu-people-peru/
https://perureports.com/archaeologists-in-peru-unearth-76-graves-of-sacrificed-children-from-ancient-chimu-culture/9737/

Assorted finds from underwater excavations at the Maya site of Ta'ab Nuk Na (600-800 CE):

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/10/new-insights-revealed-during-underwater-excavation-of-maya-salt-mines/144912
https://gizmodo.com/ancient-maya-salt-kitchens-belize-1849626841
https://the-past.com/news/underwater-excavations-shine-light-on-maya-salt-production/
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/1500-year-old-salt-works-submerged-in-belize-lagoon-reveals-rare-mayan-architecture-1234642408/

Researchers removing lime from the Tepoztlan convent site have revealed some 16th century pre-Hispanic images:

https://www.inah.gob.mx/boletines/descubren-pintura-mural-vinculada-al-linaje-de-los-tepoztecos-del-siglo-xvi
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65313
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10878-221006-mexico-convent-mural

Feature on the oldest public library in the Americas (in Puebla, Mexico):

https://apnews.com/article/religion-mexico-caribbean-philanthropy-dea445dc79cd0ba6ae39f6f16187e72c

A study of a Maya site in Belize:

https://www.zmescience.com/science/anthropology/archaeologists-maya-neighborhood-12092022/

A study of theobroma cacao by the Late Classic Maya:

https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2121821119

A fire on Easter Island damaged some of the Moai statuary:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-63167941
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/oct/07/easter-island-fire-causes-irreparable-damage-to-famous-moai-statues
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/moai-face-statues-damaged-in-easter-island-forest-fire-jqhsm3bm3
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/10/07/easter-islands-sacred-moai-statues-charred-forest-fire/
https://elpais.com/chile/2022-10-08/cerca-de-80-moais-afectados-por-un-incendio-en-isla-de-pascua-hay-danos-irreparables.html
https://www.latercera.com/que-pasa/noticia/arde-isla-de-pascua-voraz-incendio-deja-moais-calcinados-y-un-dano-patrimonial-irreparable/DH25ZMVKJVATDMY5JENM6IO7DI/
https://www.euronews.com/culture/2022/10/07/easter-island-fire-causes-irreparable-damage-to-sacred-moai-statues
https://www.dw.com/en/easter-island-wildfire-chars-famous-moai-statues/a-63368187

Latest Aztlander Magazine of the Americas (pdf):

https://aztlander.files.wordpress.com/2022/10/aztlander-v2-n10.pdf
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Feature on doodles in medieval manuscripts:

https://theconversation.com/why-so-many-medieval-manuscripts-feature-doodles-and-what-they-reveal-190114
https://phys.org/news/2022-10-medieval-manuscripts-feature-doodles-reveal.html

A pseudonymous astronomical treatise has been attributed to Galileo:

https://phys.org/news/2022-10-attributes-pseudonymous-astronomical-treatise-galileo.html

A Vermeer apparently isn't:

https://www.npr.org/2022/10/08/1127679191/vermeer-girl-with-a-flute-fake-forgery
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/07/arts/vermeer-impostor-national-gallery.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2022/10/07/vermeer-national-gallery-girl-flute/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2022/10/07/vermeer-girl-flute-imitations/
https://elpais.com/cultura/2022-10-08/la-national-gallery-de-washington-pierde-uno-de-sus-cuatro-vermeers.html

Feature on the theft of the Mona Lisa back in 1911:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/07/arts/design/mona-lisa-vincenzo-peruggia.html?

Feature on slavery traders trying to cheat Africans with impure Cornish copper:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/oct/03/slavery-traders-tried-to-cheat-africans-with-impure-cornish-copper-says-study

More on the 'purpling' at the Alhambra:

https://www.sciencealert.com/a-famous-golden-palace-in-spain-is-turning-purple-and-now-we-know-why

cf: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abn2541

Concerns for Shackleton's lost ship and prospects it might be raised:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/oct/07/endurance-will-decay-out-of-existence-unless-raised-from-sea-and-conserved
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/shackletons-lost-ship-could-be-raised-from-under-sea-off-antarctica-42047619.html
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/shackletons-endurance-must-be-raised-or-decay-2188479

Pondering the notion of time (I think):

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20221003-why-does-time-go-forwards-not-backwards

Review of/hype for Edward S. Cooke, Jr *Global Objects*:

https://news.yale.edu/2022/10/05/global-objects-messy-view-functional-creations-and-their-makers

Review of Andrew Meier, *Morgenthau*

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/08/books/review/morgenthau-andrew-meier.html
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CURRENT EVENTS:
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Ongoing concerns for Ukrainian heritage:

https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-kyiv-travel-museums-7431f2190d917f44f76dff39b4d5df54

On the history of pumpkins and their use:

https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2022/10/october-harvest-of-the-month-pumpkins.html

Feature on the Stolen Relations project:

https://www.brown.edu/news/2022-10-05/stolenrelations
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ANIMAL AND PLANT DOMESTICATIONS
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Suggestion that humans may have domesticated foxes at some point:

https://gizmodo.com/did-humans-domesticate-foxes-1849634266

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MUSEUM MATTERS
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From Dilmun to Tylos:

https://www.zawya.com/en/life/culture/70-bahrain-artefacts-to-be-showcased-at-louvre-paris-kyt0ss9x
https://www.gdnonline.com/Details/1144508

Salem Witch Trials:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2022/oct/05/salem-witch-trials-exhibition-new-york-historical-society
https://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/salem-witch-trials-reckoning-and-reclaiming

Enheduanna and the Women of Mesopotamia:

https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/morgan-library-enheduanna-first-author-mesopotamia-1234642189/

Opera is Dead:

https://www.dw.com/en/do-we-still-need-opera/a-63346527

cf: https://www.bundeskunsthalle.de/en/oper.html

The British Museum moved the Rosetta Stone for an upcoming exhibition:

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/uk-news/2022/10/02/rosetta-stone-moved-for-first-time-in-18-years/
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/10/03/rosetta-stone-moved-first-time-18-years/
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/rosetta-stone-moved-for-first-time-in-18-years-42034475.html
https://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/celebrity-news/rosetta-stone-british-museum-egypt-french-b1029684.html

John Oliver was roasting museums over looted art this week:

https://hyperallergic.com/766138/john-oliver-roasts-western-museums-in-episode-on-looted-art/

Pondering colonialism at the Pitt Rivers Museum:

https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/the-ghosts-of-colonialism-at-the-pitt-rivers-museum
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AUCTIONS AND SALES RELATED
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Big bucks for that coin hoard found during kitchen renovations in East Yorkshire a while ago:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-humber-63179607

... and a first edition of Austen's *Emma*:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/10/05/jane-austen-emma-sells-375000-hawton-house-peter-harrington/

High expectations for a 17th century edition of Don Quixote and other books:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/oct/06/rare-don-quixote-short-stories-900k-cervantes

A 'bidding frenzy' really drove up the price of a Chinese vase:

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/chinese-vase-bidding-war-france-scli-intl/index.html
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/chinese-vase-sells-9-millon-osenat-1234641597/

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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DNA suggests there were plenty of migrations from Europe and elsewhere to England:

https://www.thenational.wales/news/23023641.dna-skeletons-challenges-perceptions-understanding-ancient-england/
https://inews.co.uk/opinion/west-african-century-skeleton-kent-indigenous-brits-1897686
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11290553/Meet-Updown-Girl-10-year-old-child-buried-Kent-7th-century-West-African-descent.html
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/dna-from-skeletons-challenges-perceptions-and-understanding-of-ancient-england-42044273.html
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THE TECHY SIDE
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More on the facial reconstructions of some medieval Scots:

https://www.livescience.com/medieval-facial-reconstruction-scotland/
https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/23015546.university-bradford-archaeologists-create-images-medieval-scots/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/after-700-years-scholars-recreate-the-faces-of-three-medieval-scottish-people-180980880/

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TOURISTY THINGS
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Dunfermline:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20221002-dunfermline-scotlands-forgotten-ancient-capital

Titanic:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20221007-ocean-gate-a-new-mission-to-see-titanic
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PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC RELATED
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The Empress:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/07/movies/the-empress-corsage-sisi.html

Lady Macbeth:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/06/arts/music/shostakovich-lady-macbeth.html

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TV/DOCUMENTARY HYPISH THINGS
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The Lost King (they're still angry):

https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20221006-the-controversy-over-an-incredible-archaeological-discovery
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2022/oct/09/the-lost-king-review-sally-hawkins-richard-iii-dig-drama-leicester-car-park-stephen-frears-jeff-pope-steve-coogan
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CRIME BEAT
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A man who was angry he couldn't meet the Pope smashed a couple of busts in the Vatican Museums:

https://hyperallergic.com/767551/disgruntled-american-tourist-smashes-roman-busts-at-the-vatican/
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/man-topples-ancient-roman-busts-vatican-museums-2022-10-05/
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/vatican-museum-tourist-smashes-statues/index.html
https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/man-topples-ancient-roman-busts-in-vatican-museums/47956386
https://nationalpost.com/news/world/man-topples-ancient-roman-busts-in-vatican-museums
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/american-tourist-vatican-busts-arrested-b2197265.html
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/vatican-american-tourist-smashed-two-ancient-roman-busts-pope-francis/
https://www.adnkronos.com/musei-vaticani-abbatte-2-statue-fermato-turista_5CeznfjBQo7scdk5qlqlpt
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/10/06/man-arrested-after-attacking-ancient-sculptures-at-vatican-museums-in-italy
https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2022/10/06/vatican-museum-statue-american-tourist/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11288181/US-tourist-smashes-two-ancient-Vatican-busts-told-Pope-Francis.html
https://www.vaticannews.va/en/vatican-city/news/2022-10/vatican-museums-visitor-throws-two-busts-to-the-ground.html

Feature on when the Stone of Destiny was stolen back in the 1950s:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-63130942

Latest on the Monson Mavunkal fraud case:

https://english.janamtv.com/news/50267/antiquities-scam-case-against-monson-mavunkal-reshuffling-in-crime-branch-investigation-team/

Not sure where this item on graverobbing goes:

https://www.livescience.com/grave-robbing-for-uk-human-remains-trade/
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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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274 artifacts were returned to Colombia from the US:

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/u-s-returns-274-archaeological-artifacts-to-colombia/ar-AA12gZFa?ocid=EMMX
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10862-220929-colombia-repatriation-artifacts

Switzerland returned a statue of Isis to Egypt:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/119538/Statue-of-goddess-Isis-recovered-from-Switzerland

Maori human remains taken by an Austrian taxidermist in 1877 have been returned:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/oct/04/rage-but-also-joy-and-completeness-bringing-new-zealands-stolen-ancestors-home

Calls for the British Museum to return the 11 Ethiopian tabots in its possession:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11264787/Former-Archbishop-Canterbury-calls-Ethiopian-tablet-Westminster-Abbey-repatriated.html

... and Westminster Abbey too:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/09/30/king-charles-faces-pressure-to-return-sacred-tabot-to-ethiopia
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/holy-tabot-restitution-ethiopia-westminster-abbey-king-charles-iii-1234641523/

Folks want the Monteleone Chariot back from the Met (Italian):

https://www.umbriaecultura.it/biga-di-monteleone-di-spoleto/

More on Cambodian teams looking at UK collections for looted items:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-63075846
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/cambodian-team-hunting-looted-treasures-002521088.html
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/british-museums-treasures-cambodia-archaeologists-b2182125.html

More on the UK's new Charities Act:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1194535/new-charities-act-may-compel-museums-to-return-cultural-artifacts/

Feature on a UK museum's return of Haida Nation artifacts:

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/haida-nation-artifacts-repatriated-uk-1.6602014

There was a big UNESCO meeting of cultural ministers who agreed to expand their efforts to return items:

https://www.reuters.com/world/cultural-ministers-pledge-more-action-return-priceless-artifacts-2022-10-01/
https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/cultural-ministers-pledge-more-action-to-return-priceless-artifacts/47945274
https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2022-09-30/cultural-ministers-pledge-more-action-to-return-priceless-artifacts

More on the return of a 1000 years bp looted manuscript being returned by the Museum of the Bible to a Greek monastery:

https://www.cnn.com/2022/10/01/world/christian-gospel-manuscript-return-greece-trnd/index.html?
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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on Aztec 'rotting currency':

https://bigthink.com/sponsored/aztec-mesoamerican-chocolate-money/

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v25/club_nbs_esylum_v25n40.html

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

http://www.coinbooks.org/v25/club_nbs_esylum_v25n41.html
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Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/

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OBITUARIES
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Joyce Reynolds:

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2022/sep/29/joyce-reynolds-obituary

T. Leslie Shear Jr.

https://www.princeton.edu/news/2022/10/07/t-leslie-shear-jr-classical-archaeologist-rigorous-scholar-and-inspiring-teacher

Arthur Jelinek:

https://www.princeton.edu/news/2022/10/07/t-leslie-shear-jr-classical-archaeologist-rigorous-scholar-and-inspiring-teacher

Theo Richmond:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/04/books/theo-richmond-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/3210-audio-news-from-archaeologica-september-25th-through-october-1st-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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