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explorator 25.08 June 12, 2022
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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, Adrienne Mayor,
Don Buck, mata kimasitayo, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week
(as always hoping I have left no one out).

nb Next week's issue will likely be a day late again due to anticipated internet issues.
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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I think we had reports on this 120 000 years bp jewellery from Morocco a few months ago:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-708794

More on the 50 000+ year use of the Ceva de Ardales as an art venue for early humans:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/06/famous-rock-art-cave-in-spain-was-used-by-ancient-humans-for-over-50000-years/143808
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/06/famous-rock-art-cave-in-spain-was-used.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/artists-have-been-painting-on-the-walls-of-this-spanish-cave-for-58000-years-180980191/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10592-220606-spain-rock-art
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AFRICA
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A study of the implications of a 65 000 years bp 'Swiss Army Knife' style on early human communication in Africa:

https://www.sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2022/06/09/prehistoric-swiss-army-knife-indicates-early-humans-communicated.html
https://theconversation.com/65-000-year-old-stone-swiss-army-knives-show-early-humans-had-long-distance-social-networks-184648
https://phys.org/news/2022-06-prehistoric-swiss-army-knife-early.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/955471
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jun/09/65000-year-old-swiss-army-knife-proves-ancient-humans-shared-knowledge-research-says
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-709119
https://cosmosmagazine.com/history/early-humans-backed-artefact-tools/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/ancient-swiss-army-knife-2127680
https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2022/06/thats-not-a-knife-these-65000-year-old-stone-ones-are-and-they-prove-early-humans-had-long-distance-social-networks/
https://www.sciencealert.com/ancient-stone-technologies-suggest-early-humans-were-social-across-long-distances
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10596-220610-africa-tool-shape

Concerns for underwater heritage at various sites in Africa:

https://www.kenyanews.go.ke/efforts-to-save-underwater-cultural-heritage-in-africa-intensify/

Feature on scuba diving beneath pyramids in Sudan:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/what-its-like-to-scuba-dive-under-pyramids

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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More on the find of a 6th Dynasty tomb of an important Egyptian official at Saqqara:

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/05/ancient-holder-pharaohs-secret-documents-found-saqqara

More on the 250+ sarcophagi and figurines from Saqqara:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/64259
https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/ancient-egypt/saqqara-tombs-sarcophagi/?mqsc=E4144682&dk=ZE2260ZF0
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/05/250-coffins-with-mummies-and-150-bronze.html

More on efforts to recreate Cleopatra's perfume:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/116520/Attempts-continue-to-re-create-Cleopatra-VII-s-perfume

More on efforts to recreate Egyptian methods of producing olive oil:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/116629/Archaeologist-seeks-to-recreate-ancient-Egypt%E2%80%99s-torsion-method-for-olive

An interview with Rita Lucarelli on the Egyptian Book of the Dead:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/06/the-ancient-egyptian-book-of-the-dead-an-interview-with-prof-rita-lucarelli/143772

Feature on Tut at Amarna:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/agenta/tutankhamun-at-amarna-childhood-kingship-family-and-followers/

Feature on a statue of Khafre:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/116701/Egyptian-Museum-in-Tahrir-houses-unique-statue-of-King-Khafre

On using AI to translate Egyptian texts:

https://www.sapiens.org/archaeology/machine-learning-egyptian-hieroglyphs/

15 Egyptian conservationist folks will be getting some museology training in Italy:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/116624/15-Egyptian-restorers-museum-curators-to-receive-intensive-museology-training

Evidence of a Paleolithic human presence in Iran's Sarbisheh Plain region:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/473472/Archaeologists-find-new-clues-that-Paleolithic-people-lived-in

Neolithic obsidian tools from a 9000 years bp site in northwestern Iran:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/473412/Neolithic-obsidian-tools-found-on-9-000-year-old-hill-in-northwestern

5th-2nd millennium BCE settlement from Iran's Marvdasht plain:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/473521/New-evidence-of-prehistorical-settlement-comes-to-light-in-southern

6000 years bp evidence of 'administrative management' (maybe) from the Kale-Kub site in Iran:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/473383/Archaeologists-discover-early-example-of-administrative-management

Researchers have identified the site of the residence of King Khosrow (7th century CE) in Iraq:

https://www.iraqinews.com/iraq/archaeological-city-khosrow-lived-heraclius-conquered-discovered-in-iraq/

More on the 3400 years bp Mitanni-era city in the Tigris which was revealed by drought in Iraq:

https://www.dw.com/en/archaeology-sensation-an-ancient-city-reemerges-in-iraq-reservoir/a-62061527
https://www.euronews.com/green/2022/06/07/3-400-year-old-city-emerges-from-reservoir-in-iraq-after-months-of-extreme-drought
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-708894
https://www.latercera.com/la-tercera-tv/noticia/sequia-extrema-en-irak-dejo-al-descubierto-una-ciudad-de-mas-de-3-mil-anos/HPAYCQKSUJFXHFESN4M5SDPK2E/
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/05/a-3400-year-old-city-emerges-from.html
http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/zakhiku-mitanni-empire-10883.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/drought-in-iraq-reveals-3400-year-old-city-180980188/

A Mycenean figurine from the excavations at Ayasuluk Tepe (is this recent?):

https://arkeonews.net/the-3200-year-old-mycenaean-figure-that-brought-ephesus-together-with-the-hittite-civilization-found-in-the-excavations-of-ayasuluk-tepe/

Feature on Gobekli Tepe:

https://phys.org/news/2022-06-turkish-hilltop-civilisation-began.html
https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/turkeys-gobeklitepe-cradle-of-civilization
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220610-turkish-hilltop-where-civilisation-began
https://www.rfi.fr/en/turkish-hilltop-where-civilisation-began
https://www.gulftoday.ae/lifestyle/2022/06/10/turkish-hilltop-where-civilisation-began
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-06-07/ty-article-magazine/visiting-gobekli-tepe-the-worlds-earliest-temple-built-in-a-paradise-that-is-no-more/00000181-3ded-d207-a795-7ded6a9c0000
https://www.thenationalnews.com/mena/2022/06/11/gobekli-tepe-archaeological-site-in-turkey-in-pictures/

Evidence of one of the earliest (7th/8th century CE) Islamic burials from Syria:

https://www.archaeology.org/news/10595-220610-syria-tell-qarassa
https://phys.org/news/2022-06-bioarchaeological-evidence-early-islamic-burials.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/06/220609155721.htm
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-709169
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/06/10/evidence-of-very-early-islamic-burials-in-the-levant/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10595-220610-syria-tell-qarassa

cf: https://www.nature.com/articles/s42003-022-03508-4

A Bar Kochba coin from a cave in Nahal Tekoa (this might come up in Hebrew and flip to English):

https://www.hayadan.org.il/11192

Israel has extended the IAA's powers into the West Bank:

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2022-06-08/ty-article/.premium/under-settler-pressure-israel-extends-antiquities-authoritys-powers-into-west-bank/00000181-42f8-df72-a5cb-c2ffa4660000

On some possible early alphabetic writing from Tel Lachish:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/06/06/pottery-shard-may-show-missing-link-to-first-written-alphabet/

Feature on recreating ancient bread of Israel:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/12/the-bread-of-ancient-israel-is-baked-again-for-modern-tables

cf: https://asif.org/a-city-wheat-bread-exhibition/

Feature on evidence of Judean 'deportees' in Babylonian texts:

https://www.asor.org/anetoday/2022/06/judean-deportees-babylonian-texts

Feature on the Dead Sea Scrolls:

https://aish.com/the-not-so-dead-sea-scrolls/

Feature on board games from Tell es-Safi/Gath:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/games-at-gath-board-games-give-relatable-insight-into-daily-lives-of-canaanites/

Feature on Petra and the spice trade:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/ancient-israel/ancient-spice-trade/?mqsc=E4144569&dk=ZE2260ZF0

Feature on archaeology around Abu Dhabi:

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/abu-dhabi-archaeology/index.html
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https://thisweekintheancientneareast.podbean.com/

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Remains of a massive 5th century BCE 'monumental terrace' from Castiglione della Pescaia (all coverage is Italian so far):

https://www.ansa.it/canale_viaggiart/it/regione/toscana/2022/06/09/archeologia-in-maremma-scoperta-terrazza-di-600-metri_ff49b869-f403-4a6b-bc8b-3f693f714340.html
https://www.agenziaimpress.it/in-maremma-torna-alla-luce-una-terrazza-monumentale-di-600-metri/
https://www.ilgiunco.net/2022/06/09/ricostruire-le-antiche-sponde-del-lago-prile-gli-archeologi-scoprono-una-terrazza-di-600-metri/
https://www.intoscana.it/it/articolo/archeologia-in-maremma-scoperta-una-terrazza-monumentale-di-600-metri/

Overview of this year's excavations at the Late Cypriot site of Dromolaxia-Vyzakia:

https://cyprus-mail.com/2022/06/10/ancient-tombs-point-to-rich-families-from-wealthy-cypriot-community/
http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2022-06/11/content_78264733.htm
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/06/10/%CE%B5xcavations-at-the-late-cypriot-harbour-city-of-dromolaxia-vyzakia/

An intact Hellenistic tombstone from the Arachthos river in Epirus:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/06/12/rare-ancient-discovery-iepirus-river-waters/

A terracotta pithos from Prusias ad Hypium:

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/earthanware-pitos-found-in-turkeys-prusias-ad-hypium

A Roman road is suggesting the Romans went further into Wales than previously thought:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/05/romans-ventured-deeper-into-wales-than-thought-road-discovery-shows
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10888907/Ancient-road-discovered-Wales-follows-route-taken-transport-bluestones-STONEHENGE.html

... related:

https://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/20202206.role-oswestry-scholar-highlighted-roman-road-discovery/

A bronze cup and a figure of Mars from the Gallo-Roman sanctuary near Rennes:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/64284

Le Mans' Roman walls are 50 years younger than previously thought:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/64249

Evidence of a late Roman walled settlement in what would become Madrid:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2022-06-11/asi-era-el-centro-logistico-de-roma-en-madrid-justo-antes-de-la-caida-del-imperio.html

The dig at a Roman fort site in Alderney has concluded:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-guernsey-61718640

GPR suggests there might be remains of a Roman settlement beneath Longis Common in Guernsey:

https://guernseypress.com/news/2022/06/07/roman-settlement-could-be-underneath-longis-common/

A study of coins found with victims of Vesuvius:

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-01542-0

A US-funded restored Thracian Tomb near Sveshtari was unveiled this week:

https://sofiaglobe.com/2022/06/07/us-funded-renovation-of-thracian-tomb-near-bulgarias-sveshtari-unveiled/
https://bg.usembassy.gov/the-us-supports-the-display-renovation-of-unesco-designated-thracian-tomb-near-sveshtari-06-07-2022/

Pompeii's House of Ceres has reopened:

https://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2022/06/10/pompeiis-house-of-ceres-and-maiuri-horse-reopen_c09c9583-3c3e-4b2d-ab4f-9c42e8a31b32.html

Latest on plans to 'revive' the site of Plato's Academy:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1186372/akadimia-platonos-revamp-gets-green-light-2/
https://news.gtp.gr/2022/06/09/deal-paves-way-for-revival-of-akadimia-platonos-archeological-site/

More on wool production in Bronze Age Italy:

https://www.gu.se/en/news/industrial-manufacturing-of-wool-and-wool-textiles-in-the-bronze-age-italy
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/06/industrial-manufacturing-of-wool-and.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10589-220606-italy-industrial-wool

More on that recently-identified ephebe list from a National Museum of Scotland collection:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1185858/ancient-greek-slab-at-scottish-museum-found-to-list-military-academy-cadets/
https://www.npr.org/2022/06/06/1103372606/class-of-54-a-d-a-marble-slab-in-storage-turned-out-to-be-an-ancient-greek-yearb
https://boingboing.net/2022/06/09/check-out-this-ancient-greek-yearbook.html
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/06/an-elite-education-discovery-of-ancient.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/2000-year-old-yearbook-like-tablet-celebrates-group-ancient-greek-grads-180980201/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10585-220602-ephebic-college-inscription

More on that silver 'penis pendant' from Kent:

https://www.livescience.com/roman-penis-pendant-found-uk
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/metal-detectorist-penis-pendant-kent-b2091712.html

More on the genome of that victim of Vesuvius:

https://the-past.com/news/researchers-sequence-entire-genome-of-vesuvius-victim/

More on 100+ settlements beyond Hadrian's Wall:

https://www.zmescience.com/science/archaeology/over-a-hundred-ancient-settlements-found-beyond-hadrians-wall-in-northern-uk/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10588-220605-iron-age-scotland

More on the Late Hellenistic bronze bed burial of a woman from Kozani:

https://www.livescience.com/ancient-woman-buried-bronze-bed-greece
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10587-220605-greece-bronze-bed

More on the rude graffiti from Vindolanda:

https://hyperallergic.com/738710/penis-graffiti-found-at-ancient-roman-site/
https://www.penarthtimes.co.uk/news/20188857.rude-ancient-graffiti-unearthed-vindolanda-northumberland/
https://www.insidehook.com/daily_brief/history/archaeology-dig-hadrians-wall-penis-graffiti
http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/vindolanda-graffiti-10880.html
https://www.sciencealert.com/this-ancient-roman-dick-drawing-suggests-phallic-graffiti-wasn-t-always-positive
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/06/ancient-graffiti-insulting-secundinus-the-shitter-discovered-at-roman-vindolanda/143777

The 'Fagan Fragment' was permanently restored to the Acropolis Museum:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/06/05/fagan-fragment-permanently-restored-parthenon-frieze/
https://news.gtp.gr/2022/06/06/greece-hopes-fagan-fragment-return-to-pave-way-for-parthenon-marbles/
https://greekherald.com.au/news/sets-moral-path-italy-permanently-returns-parthenon-fragment-greece/
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/06/08/the-fagan-fragment-permanently-restored-to-the-acropolis-museum/

Feature on how the ancient Greeks dealt with large numbers of the dead:

https://theconversation.com/tallying-the-dead-is-one-thing-giving-them-names-would-take-an-inexhaustible-voice-as-the-ancient-greeks-knew-184364
https://www.chron.com/news/article/Tallying-the-dead-is-one-thing-giving-them-names-17221999.php

An interview with Stephanie McCarter about her Metamorphoses translation:

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/authors/interviews/article/89472-the-language-of-the-body-pw-talks-with-stephanie-mccarter.html

Feature on when Hadrian's Wall was built:

https://archaeology.co.uk/articles/opinion/122-and-all-that-when-was-hadrians-wall-built.htm

... and the wall in general:

https://archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/commemorating-hadrians-wall-searching-for-signs-of-a-2nd-century-celebration.htm

Feature on the Minoans:

https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20220601-the-mysterious-ancient-civilisation-that-resonates-now

Feature on the Baths of Caracalla:

https://smarthistory.org/baths-of-caracalla/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=baths-of-caracalla

Feature on 'saviour gods' in Ancient Greece:

https://blog.oup.com/2022/06/salvation-on-earth-saviour-gods-in-ancient-greece/

Feature on what ancient Greeks knew about blood:

https://lithub.com/what-the-ancient-greeks-thought-they-understood-about-blood/

Feature on some curse tablets from a well in Athens found a while ago:

https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/discovery-of-30-curse-tablets-shows-how-athenian-bathhouse-well-became-a-chute-to-the-underworld/

Feature on some experimental archaeology involving elephants:

https://bigthink.com/the-past/experimental-archaeology-elephant/

Feature on the missing half of the Colosseum:

https://www.openculture.com/2022/06/what-happened-to-the-missing-half-of-the-roman-colosseum.html

Feature on ancient Greek 'dragon houses':

https://greekreporter.com/2022/06/07/ancient-greek-stone-houses/

Feature on Greek influence on the Latin alphabet:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/06/08/ancient-greeks-shaped-latin-alphabet/

Feature on Plato's Republic:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/06/10/plato-republic-classics-philosophy/

A sort of overviewish piece on the Parthenon Sculptures situation:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/06/10/the-parthenon-sculptures-unprecedented-momentum-building-in-favour-of-their-return/

... and they won't be a topic of conversation when ministers meet this week:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/06/11/elgin-marbles-will-banned-topic-ministers-meet-greek-counterparts/
https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/1001/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/1001/pub/1001/page/29/article/NaN
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Roman Archaeology Blog:

http://romanarc.blogspot.com/

Rogueclassicism:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Brief item on Ice Age finds off Jersey:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-jersey-61745941

More on 15 000 years bp cave petroglyphs being composed/viewed with flickering fires:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-709030

A pair of Halstaat-era swords found during fire station construction in Bavaria:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/64237
https://arkeonews.net/2800-year-old-two-swords-found-in-germany-from-the-start-of-the-iron-age/

A massive late Iron Age frog burial (!) from near Cambridge:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/jun/12/mass-frog-burial-baffles-experts-at-iron-age-site-near-cambridge

Finds from various periods at a dig at Lincoln Central Market:

https://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/lincoln-news/evidence-roman-pottery-post-medieval-7173222

Possible 2000 years bp human remains for a former police headquarters site in North Yorkshire:

https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c2enp07qp64o
https://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/20202855.human-remains-found-former-police-hq-2-000-years-old/

Two pieces of a VIking sword found a year apart by metal detectorists in Norway have been reunited:

https://www.livescience.com/rare-viking-sword-discovered-norway
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/06/pieces-of-an-ornamental-viking-sword-reunited/143813
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/64275

A metal detectorist in Hungary came across a Viking-era coin:

https://www.livescience.com/viking-king-coin-discovered-hungary

Remains of a 14th century watermill complex at Blenheim:

https://www.dredgingtoday.com/2022/06/07/watermill-complex-found-at-blenheim-ahead-of-major-dredging-work/

A 14th century Turkish (maybe) saber from a monastery excavation in northern Greece:

https://www.livescience.com/medieval-saber-found-greek-monastery
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/64268
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10594-220608-greece-medieval-monastery

Human remains from a dig at a medieval Cork pub site suggest the folks met a violent end:

https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/munster/arid-40893353.html

After being found back in 2007, the location of the wreck of the Gloucester has been revealed:

https://phys.org/news/2022-06-historic-royal-ship-english-coast.html
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/jun/10/hms-gloucester-wreck-of-royal-navy-warship-sunk-in-1682-identified-off-norfolk-coast
https://www.theguardian.com/science/video/2022/jun/10/wreck-of-340-year-old-sunken-royal-navy-warship-discovered-off-norfolk-coast-video
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-61734192
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-61766186
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/06/10/greatest-shipwreck-since-mary-rose-discovered-coast-norfolk/
https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/999/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/999/pub/999/page/41/article/NaN
https://apnews.com/article/science-england-scotland-ireland-dd17aa8c01f2881b2397a95388d6265a
https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/06/diving-brothers-found-the-wreck-of-the-gloucester-300-years-after-sinking/
https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/local-divers-find-royal-shipwreck-off-the-uk-coast
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/06/wreck-of-historic-royal-ship-discovered-off-the-english-coast/143816
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/06/10/wreck-of-historical-royal-ship-discovered-off-the-english-coast/

More on the find of the ridder of the HMS Invincible:

https://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/news/2022-06-06/missing-piece-hms-invincible-shipwreck-uncovered
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/06/underwater-archaeologists-uncover-rudder-from-the-first-hms-invincible/143788
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/06/07/missing-piece-of-hms-invincible-shipwreck-uncovered/

More on efforts to save an 'underwater Lascaux' off southwestern France:

https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/05/race-to-save-undersea-stone-age-cave.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tour-submerged-cave-packed-with-paleolithic-art-without-ever-venturing-underwater-180980224/

A 'top 11' list of finds made over the years from the Medieval Park in Oslo:

https://sciencenorway.no/archaeology-history-medieval-history/medieval-excavation-greatest-hits-800-years-ago-a-fashion-queen-strolled-the-streets-of-oslo-in-this-elegant-shoe/2036533

A 300 years bp gold ring found in Shropshire has been declared treasure:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-shropshire-61725744

Four medieval/Anglo-Saxon coins from Norfolk have been declared treasure:

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/medieval-coins-found-in-norfolk-declared-treasure-9029994

120 burials (so far) from the dig at Leicester Cathedral:

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/gallery/more-120-ancient-graves-uncovered-7187925

Locals saved Malmesbury Abbey when a fire broke out recently:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-61717056
https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/995/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/995/pub/995/page/17/article/NaN

The dig at the Nunnery Heritage Site in Alderney has concluded:

https://guernseypress.com/news/2022/06/08/nunnery-dig-in-alderney-ends-with-questions-still-to-answer/

Plans for a dig at the Strath Brora site in Clyne:

https://www.northern-times.co.uk/news/clyne-heritage-society-dig-to-start-at-strath-brora-site-whe-277628/

Plans to turn a Bronze Age settlement site in Birzebbuga (Malta) into an archaeological park:

https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/bronze-age-settlement-in-birzebbuga-to-be-turned-into-archaeological.960620

Protected status for a pair of Victorian cabmen's shelters in London:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-61652537

Feature on some rock crystal points and blades from various sites in Iberia:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/06/the-prehistoric-weapons-made-from-crystal/143821

Feature on the Viking legacy in Scotland:

https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p0cbfd0z/why-the-vikings-never-left-scotland
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Archaeology in Europe News:

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

Medievalists.net:

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

Viking Archaeology Blog:

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

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Latest finds from the Sanxindui ruins site is a bronze altar:

https://news.cgtn.com/news/2022-06-12/Bronze-altar-discovered-at-Sanxingdui-ruins-site-in-SW-China-1aNZnuC4nRe/index.html

25 Shang Dynasty tombs from Henan:

http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2022-06/06/content_78254776.htm
http://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202206/07/WS629e98c6a310fd2b29e6101b.html

Wei/Jin dynasty 'watercourses' from Henan:

http://www.ecns.cn/news/2022-06-12/detail-ihazcpzs6467620.shtml

A Spring and Autumn Period burial of an upper class pregnant woman from Shanxi:

http://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202206/09/WS62a1497ea310fd2b29e6193f.html
http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2022-06/09/content_78261244.htm
http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2022-06/10/content_78263310.htm

Northern Dynasties period plinths from Hebei:

http://en.people.cn/n3/2022/0610/c90000-10108284.html

Traces of gold, silver, and colored glass on Buddhist statuary at the Longmen Grottoes in Henan:

https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202206/1267695.shtml

Feature on where archaeology in China is headed:

https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202206/1267407.shtml

Concerns about how China is using archaeology to justify its treatment of Uyghurs:

https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/melting-pot-06032022104308.html

Petroglyphs (pre 300 CE) from a cave near Krishnagiri:

https://www.daijiworld.com/news/newsDisplay?newsID=967160
https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/archaeologists-stumble-upon-ancient-rock-arts-in-caves-in-tns-krishnagiri-402475

A dig in Kolkata has revealed 12 layers of human occupation dating back to the 1st century CE:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/kolkata/kolkata-not-quite-the-charnock-city-reveal-excavations-near-clive-house/article65494572.ece
https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/kolkata-centuries-before-job-charnock-what-newly-excavated-finds-tell-us-7957768/

Excavations at a Roman trading site in Puducherry will be resuming:

https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2022/jun/06/excavations-at-ancient-roman-trading-site-in-puducherry-to-be-resumed-union-minister-2462276.html

Feature on the excavations at the Nalanda University site:

https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p0ccrdsh/nalanda-india-s-ancient-university-rising-from-the-ashes

Feature on the search for the tomb of Genghis Khan:

https://www.livescience.com/where-is-genghis-khan-buried/
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AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
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Plans to investigate an unidentified shipwreck on Bribie Island:

https://www.sunshinecoastnews.com.au/2022/06/08/shipwreck-investigation-launched/
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NORTH AMERICA
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Latest finds from the ongoing dig at Colonial Michiilimackinac:

https://www.mlive.com/news/2022/06/2-cool-artifacts-unearthed-at-historic-michigan-fort.html
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2022/06/09/archeologists-find-two-artifacts-colonial-michilimackinac/7573490001/

A project to locate a destroyed 17th century settlement in Beaufort (we may have mentioned this):

https://www.wjcl.com/article/beaufort-stuarts-town-archaeological-dig/40219159#

A pair of 19th century buildings in Jersey City will be preserved after a court fight:

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2022/06/st-peters-prep-loses-fight-over-the-demolition-of-two-19th-century-buildings.html

Feature on the dig at the Collier Lodge Site in Michigan:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-collier-lodge-st-0612-20220610-fmkafowi2rhcljb67oovpe2svi-story.html

Feature on the dig at Fort Mose State Park:

https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/local/rare-archeological-dig-coincides-with-underwater-excavation-at-a-fort/77-96d2d6ae-b964-431e-824a-bcf914e28bdc

Feature on an 18th century home in Manhattan:

https://www.insider.com/oldest-home-manhattan-for-sale-photos-2022-6#the-single-family-home-was-just-listed-for-89-million-the-listing-says-its-the-first-time-the-227-year-old-residence-described-as-the-oldest-building-in-manhattan-that-has-been-used-continuously-as-a-single-family-house-has-been-on-the-market-1

Feature on 'stigmaria':

https://original.newsbreak.com/@anita-durairaj-561241/2627552311882-stigmaria-were-turned-into-tools-by-kentucky-s-ancient-native-americans

Feature on the Timucua people:

https://www.jacksonville.com/story/news/history/2022/06/10/jacksonville-marks-bicentennial-but-these-people-were-here-long-before/7451948001/

Feature on a dig at the Siksika Reserve:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/siksika-first-nation-archaeology-university-of-calgary-1.6478455
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Stone points from a Mexican cave are the basis of a claim that humans were in central Mexico at least 26 500 years bp:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/when-did-humans-reach-america-mexican-mountain-cave-artifacts-raise-new-questions-180975385/

Two more shipwrecks have been located near the wreck of the San Jose:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-61722200
https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/colombia-discovers-two-historical-shipwrecks-caribbean-2022-06-07/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/06/08/colombia-shipwreck-san-jose/
https://metro.co.uk/2022/06/07/san-jose-galleon-new-shipwrecks-discovered-nearby-off-colombia-16782709/
https://in-cyprus.philenews.com/centuries-old-shipwrecks-gold-coin-treasure-discovered-off-colombia/

... and Colombia was sharing pictures of the San Jose:

https://phys.org/news/2022-06-colombia-unprecedented-images-treasure-laden.html
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/06/images-of-the-san-jose-treasure-galleon-revealed/143794
https://elpais.com/videos/2022-06-11/video-como-se-hundio-el-galeon-san-jose-asi-fue-su-ultimo-viaje.html
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/san-jose-shipwreck-colombia-new-video-treasure-2-new-shipwrecks/
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/06/10/unique-images-of-the-mythical-san-jose-galleon/

More on the head of a Maya maize divinity found at Palenque:

https://www.inah.gob.mx/boletines/11224-descubren-en-palenque-una-cabeza-estucada-del-joven-dios-del-maiz-vinculada-a-un-deposito-ritual
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/06/head-of-mayan-maize-god-discovered-in.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/1300-year-old-corn-god-statue-shows-how-maya-worshipped-maize-180980206/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10586-220602-palenque-maya-sculpture

More on the 1000 years bp Aztatlan burials from Mazatlan:

https://www.inah.gob.mx/boletines/11217-descubren-nuevo-sitio-arqueologico-de-la-cultura-aztatlan-en-la-zona-urbana-del-puerto-de-mazatlan-sinaloa
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10591-220606-mexico-aztatlan-burials

More on Incan drugging child sacrifice victims:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-708952
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/06/inca-children-drugged-with-cocaine-to.html

More on passageways beneath the Chavin de Huantar temple in Peru:

https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/archaeologists-discover-passageways-3000-year-old-peruvian-temple-2022-05-30/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10590-220606-peru-temple-passages

Plans to restore a 1500 years bp looted Maya temple facade:

https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/looted-1500-year-old-maya-temple-facade-to-be-fully-restored-1234631519/

Feature on what we're learning from ancient Maya toilets:

https://phys.org/news/2022-06-ancient-toilets-maya-life-tamales.html
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Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://goo.gl/1VdeA

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas lecture channels on Youtube:

https://mikeruggerisyoutube.tumblr.com/

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Feature on when people were eating Egyptian mummies:

https://theconversation.com/why-did-people-start-eating-egyptian-mummies-the-weird-and-wild-ways-mummy-fever-swept-through-europe-177551
https://phys.org/news/2022-06-people-egyptian-mummies-weird-wild.html
https://www.livescience.com/eating-egyptian-mummies/

... similar:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/medical-practitioners-once-used-egyptian-mummy-remains-to-treat-ailments

Questioning the accuracy of death scenes in Shakespeare:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/06/10/shakespeare-dead-wrong-asp-did-not-kill-cleopatra/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10903947/Science-expert-brands-Shakespeares-death-scenes-unrealistic-poison-killed-Cleopatra-fast.html

The Duke of Rutland's plans to sell a Poussin were thwarted:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nicolas-poussin-painting-worth-19-million-at-risk-of-leaving-uk
https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/1001/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/1001/pub/1001/page/30/article/NaN

The Vatican has loan an unfinished DaVinci to the French chateau where he died:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2022/jun/11/unfinished-work-by-leonardo-da-vinci-heads-home-to-french-chateau-where-he-died

On why Munch's The Scream isn't screaming:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/art/what-to-see/munchs-scream-isnt-actually-screaming/

A Renaissance masterpiece found in a 90 year-old's bedroom:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/renaissance-masterpiece-found-london-bedroom-321000-180980225/?

Feature on the smile in art:

https://aeon.co/essays/a-history-of-the-smile-through-art-culture-and-etiquette

Using tree rings to shed light on Stradivarius' craft:

https://politpost.com/2022/06/08/tree-rings-shed-light-on-a-stradivarius-mystery/

Pondering why the Industrial Revolution happened:

https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2022/6/1/23138463/how-the-world-became-rich-industrial-revolution-koyama-rubin

Feature on George Bass:

https://www.archaeological.org/archaeologists-you-should-know-bass/
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CURRENT EVENTS:
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Blaming a Neanderthal gene for a million COVID deaths:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/06/09/neanderthal-gene-probably-caused-million-covid-deaths/

The El Rocio pilgrimage is resuming in Spain in the wake of COVID:

https://apnews.com/article/covid-health-cordoba-spain-d4f0ca0132ad5617ac724b775956f51d

A different sort of response to Civil War monument omissions:

https://www.reformer.com/business/correcting-history-new-plaque-recognizes-soldiers-omitted-from-civil-war-monument/article_378636cc-e741-11ec-8981-8b4c93bbdf27.html

... while arguing about Stonewall Jackson continues:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/10/us/stonewall-jackson-shenandoah-county-virginia.html

I think we mentioned these seized antiquities from Ukraine going on display at the British Museum:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/05/31/seized-antiquities-sent-from-ukraine-to-go-on-show-at-british-museum
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/british-museum-will-return-looted-artefacts-to-ukraine-after-exhibition-vd6808pxz
https://www.insidehook.com/daily_brief/art/uk-thwarts-sell-ukrainian-antiquities-online
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/british-museum-ukraine-medieval-vadym-prystaiko-b1003498.html

Report suggests Russians are targeting specific Ukrainian artefacts:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/12/specialist-gang-targeting-ukrainian-treasures-for-removal-to-russia

Ukraine is accusing Russia of destroying an Orthodox monastery:

https://www.biobiochile.cl/noticias/internacional/europa/2022/06/04/ucrania-acusa-a-rusia-de-destruir-historico-monasterio-ortodoxo-moscu-nego-bombardeo-al-recinto.shtml

Putin is drawing inspiration from Peter the Great, it seems:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-61767191
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/10/putin-compares-himself-to-peter-the-great-in-quest-to-take-back-russian-lands
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/09/world/europe/putin-peter-the-great.html
https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/10/europe/russia-putin-empire-restoration-endgame-intl-cmd/index.html

A story of 'duelling statues' related to the conflict:

https://www.npr.org/2022/06/02/1101918984/volodymyr-vs-vladimir-how-rival-statues-explain-the-russia-ukraine-conflict

The UK press was concerned about trigger warnings about human remains in an archaeology class:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/06/07/university-warns-archaeology-students-exposure-images-human/
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ANIMAL AND PLANT DOMESTICATIONS
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Study suggests chickens were domesticated much later than previously thought (1500 BCE ... in Asia):

https://phys.org/news/2022-06-evidence-chickens-domesticated.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/06/220606181159.htm
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/954776
https://www.livescience.com/chicken-domestication/
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/07/science/chicken-domestication-origin.html
https://politpost.com/2022/06/07/before-chickens-were-nuggets-they-were-revered/
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/jun/06/chickens-were-first-tempted-down-from-trees-by-rice-research-suggests
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/06/06/chickens-pets-burial-companions-romans-had-dinner/
https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/996/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/996/pub/996/page/26/article/NaN
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-06-06/ty-article/the-true-history-of-the-chickens-late-arrival/00000181-3967-dfa1-abeb-b97fbd180000
https://www.science.org/content/article/how-wild-jungle-fowl-became-chicken
https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2121978119
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2322932-we-may-now-know-when-chickens-were-domesticated-but-not-why/
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/06/09/when-where-and-how-were-chickens-domesticated/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10593-220607-southeast-asia-chickens

On the spread of millet from East Asia to Central Europe:

https://phys.org/news/2022-06-millet-east-asia-central-europe.html

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PHILOSOPHERS AND MATTERS PHILOSOPHICCAL
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On talking to your children to understand philosophy:

https://www.theatlantic.com/books/archive/2022/06/understanding-philosophy-through-kids-hershovitz-book-nasty-brutish-and-short/661225/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Erotic art of Pompeii:

https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/sex-in-the-shadow-of-vesuvius-exhibition-in-pompeii/

Ancient Greeks:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/ancient-greeks-exhibition-is-finally-open-at-auckland-war-memorial-museum/M743DOTJ3ZDRGYUJWWREJYFL2Q/

Tutankhamun: Excavating the Archive:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/king-tut-exhibit-oxford
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(22)01021-2/fulltext

Extraordinary Exporation: The Edwardian Discovery of Coria:

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/about-us/search-news/anonymous-hadrians-wall-excavators-celebrated-in-new-exhibition/

Funding threat for the Viking Age Museum in Oslo:

https://sciencenorway.no/archaeology-science-policy-viking-age/new-report-budget-cuts-put-1200-year-old-viking-ships-at-risk-of-being-destroyed/2038328

Feature on some museums in Berlin:

https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/travel/2022/06/a-walking-tour-of-berlins-best-museums

Van Gogh:

https://www.timesunion.com/kristi/article/van-gogh-immersive-experience-video-17222906.php

English Heritage has launched a Roman face pot gallery:

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/about-us/search-news/roman-face-pot-gallery-launched/

Concerns relating to fakes in the National Museum of Slovenia:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/10/national-museum-of-slovenia-cancels-art-exhibition-over-alleged-fakes

Feature on the Makah Museum:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20220605-ozette-the-us-lost-2000-year-old-village

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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A DNA study of hunter-gatherer folks in Thaliland:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/genetic-analysis-reveals-the-origin-of-a-hunter-gatherer-society-in-southern

A DNA study of inhabitants of the Wallacean islands:

https://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/ancient-dna-unearths-cultural-%E2%80%9Cexplosion-in-the-pacific
https://phys.org/news/2022-06-pre-historic-wallacea-pot-human-genetic.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/06/220609131924.htm
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/06/10/ancient-dna-unearths-cultural-explosion-in-the-pacific/
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Feature on the facial reconstruction (done ages ago) on Avgi:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/06/07/avgi-the-mesolithic-teenager-makes-her-debut-at-the-acropolis-museum/

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TOURISTY THINGS
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Archaeological sites near Athens:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/06/08/five-lesser-known-archaeological-sites-in-attica-greece/

Roman sites in Switzerland:

https://www.thetravel.com/where-to-see-roman-ruins-in-switzerland/

Abu Dhabi:

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/abu-dhabi-archaeology/index.html

Madaba:

https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/article-709170

Channel Islands National Park:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/article/explore-13000-years-of-human-history-on-this-remote-california-island
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PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC RELATED
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Cesar Franck:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/08/arts/music/review-paul-jacobs-franck-organ.html

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TV/DOCUMENTARY HYPISH THINGS
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Becoming Elizabeth:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/10/arts/television/becoming-elizabeth.html
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CRIME BEAT
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That British geologist accused of smuggling antiquities in Iraq was sentenced to 15 years:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/06/british-geologist-jailed-iraq-smuggling-artefacts-jim-fitton
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/ap-iraq-british-baghdad-b2094715.html
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/british-geologist-not-sure-when-will-speak-to-family-again-as-he-is-moved-to-iraq-jail-b2098132.html
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/jim-fitton-iraq-death-penalty-b2079596.html
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/family-geologist-jim-fitton-jailed-iraq-help-kjjwg9gr3
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-somerset-61705370
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-somerset-61718262
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220606-briton-jailed-15-years-german-freed-in-iraq-antiquities-case
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/06/07/british-tourist-iraqi-jail-sentence-artifacts/
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/uk-tourist-sentenced-iraq/index.html
https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/iraq-british-man-15-years-smuggling-artifacts-85208527
https://www.dw.com/en/iraq-court-jails-briton-for-trying-to-smuggle-ancient-shards/a-62043866
https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/06/briton-jailed-15-years-german-freed-iraq-antiquities-case
https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/article-708723
https://www.saudigazette.com.sa/article/621441/World/Mena/British-geologist-jailed-in-Iraq-after-taking-artifacts

... and he plans to appeal:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/06/british-geologist-jailed-iraq-smuggling-artefacts-jim-fitton

A violent robbery at the Andean Museum:

https://www.latercera.com/nacional/noticia/el-avaluo-es-incalculable-encapuchados-robaron-mas-de-cien-piezas-de-oro-desde-museo-andino-y-dispararon-a-minibus-de-pasajeros/QFOXDESTGVCVXODDWU7IJH73UY/
https://www.biobiochile.cl/noticias/nacional/region-metropolitana/2022/06/05/violento-atraco-en-buin-delincuentes-armados-roban-articulos-de-oro-desde-museo-andino.shtml

A report from the Clooney Foundation suggests the trade in stolen antiquities funds conflict in the Middle East and antiquities dealers should be prosecuted for war crimes:

https://www.npr.org/2022/06/12/1103777253/activists-take-aim-at-the-buyers-of-looted-antiquities
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220608-prosecute-looted-antiquities-dealers-for-war-crimes-clooney-foundation
https://www.rfi.fr/en/prosecute-looted-antiquities-dealers-for-war-crimes-clooney-foundation
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/stolen-antiquities-fund-terrorism-warns-clooney-foundation-9tqgwln9g
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/middle-east-stolen-antiquities-trade-fuelling-conflict

Another case of a tourist damaging the Spanish Steps:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/08/us-tourist-scooter-damage-rome-spanish-steps
https://www.euronews.com/travel/2022/06/10/rome-s-spanish-steps-damaged-by-tourists-for-the-second-time-in-a-month

More countries are joining the civil case against the Lovre:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/06/10/antiquities-trafficking-case-escalates-as-louvre-abu-dhabi-joins-civil-action-and-swiss-collector-files-criminal-complaint

More on the destruction of artifacts at the Dallas MoA by some guy who was mad at his girlfriend:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/crime/dallas-artefacts-destroyed-museum-girlfriend-b2093620.html
https://www.thedailybeast.com/brian-hernandez-destroys-more-than-dollar5-million-of-ancient-art-at-dallas-museum-of-art-cops-say
https://www.dallasnews.com/arts-entertainment/visual-arts/2022/06/06/what-happened-minute-by-minute-in-the-dma-break-in/

More on the 'smearing' of the Mona Lisa:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/06/06/targeted-attack-on-the-gioconda/

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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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In the wake of accusations against the Louvre's former director, Egypt is demanding the return of assorted items:

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/06/egypt-demands-return-king-tut-artifact-amid-former-louvre-director-scandal
https://abcnews.go.com/International/egypt-seek-recover-antiquities-seized-met-york-official/story?id=85256705
https://www.indonewyork.com/breaking/official-statements-indicate-that-egypt-will-pursue-the-recovery-of-antiquities-h36616.html
https://english.ahram.org.eg/News/467460.aspx

... while Egypt recovered over 5000 items last year, apparently:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/116560/Egypt-succeeds-in-retrieving-5-151-artifacts-in-2021

Not sure if this is repatriation or not, but the city of Drummondville has 'entrusted' a number of items associated with the Waban-Aki Nation to a historical society:

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/780-archaeological-objects-and-fragments-given-to-a-historical-society-in-drummondville-quebec-1.5934263

Harvard is being encouraged to return a pile of human remains in its possession:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/harvard-urged-return-remains-enslaved-people-thousands-native-american-rcna32551

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe is returning some human remains to local groups:

https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/ancient-remains-to-be-returned-to-local-tribes/article_f5b5472e-e812-11ec-beea-3f3fec8ccbe2.html

Some recovered items in India were returned to temples:

https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2022/jun/10/thanjavur-three-recovered-antiquities-handed-over-to-temples-2463852.html

More on the US and Australia returning items to Tamil Nadu:

https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/tamil-nadu-sculptures-australia-us-7955935/

More on Sweden's return of a Mycenean ring to Greece:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1186361/the-return-of-a-mycenaean-treasure/

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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on some ancient coins recently at auctions:

https://coinweek.com/ancient-coins/a-look-at-the-ancient-coin-market-through-recent-auction-results/

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v25/club_nbs_esylum_v25n23.html

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

http://www.coinbooks.org/v25/club_nbs_esylum_v25n24.html
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Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/

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OBITUARIES
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John Merriman:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/11/books/john-merriman-dead.html

Jim Murphy:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/08/books/jim-murphy-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/3186-audio-news-for-may-29th-through-june-4th-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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