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explorator 25.21 September 11 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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A 1.8 million years bp human tooth find from near Tbilsi:

https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/oddly-enough/georgian-archaeologists-find-18-million-year-old-human-tooth-2022-09-09/
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/sep/09/1-point-8-million-year-old-tooth-of-early-human-found-on-dig-in-georgia
https://nationalpost.com/pmn/environment-pmn/georgian-archaeologists-find-1-8-million-year-old-human-tooth
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2022/09/09/ancient-human-tooth-found-georgia/8036539001/
https://www.dw.com/en/archaeologists-find-18-million-year-old-human-tooth-in-georgia/a-63071543
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-716825
https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/georgian-archaeologists-find-18-million-year-old-human-tooth/article65869995.ece
https://arkeonews.net/1-8-million-year-old-human-tooth-discovered-in-georgia/
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65073

Evidence of early humans 'picking their teeth' from a tooth found in Fuyan Cave in Hunan:

http://en.people.cn/n3/2022/0909/c90000-10145539.html

On the differences between Neanderthal and Sapiens brains:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/09/220908172244.htm
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/08/science/human-brain-neanderthal-gene.html
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/sep/08/study-reveals-striking-differences-in-brains-of-modern-humans-and-neanderthals
https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/were-different-from-neanderthals-because-of-our-growing-brains

On the persistence of Neanderthal DNA:

https://phys.org/news/2022-09-neanderthals-died-years-dna-earth.html

More on Sahelanthropus:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/09/05/sahelanthropus-the-oldest-representative-of-humanity-was-indeed-bipedal/
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AFRICA
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Remains of an 11th century settlement at Zanzibar's Stone Town:

https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/heritage/2022/09/01/uae-led-project-makes-groundbreaking-discovery-in-zanzibars-famed-stone-town/
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/zanzibar-stone-town-origins-archaeology-1234638460/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10809-220906-zanzibar-stone-town

Excavations at a 1000 years bp church in Sudan have revealed some religious paintings:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/09/07/polish-researcher-documents-1000-years-old-paintings-found-in-sudan/
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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The sixth season of excavations at Saqqara are just getting underway:

https://see.news/sixth-excavation-season-of-egyptian-archaeological-missio/

Plans to reassemble Khufu's second boat:

https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/50/1207/475595/AlAhram-Weekly/Heritage/Khufu%E2%80%99s-boat-to-be-reassembled.aspx

Egypt has imposed heavy penalties on folks entering or climbing archaeological areas without a license:

https://egyptindependent.com/egypt-imposes-new-penalty-for-entering-climbing-archaeological-areas-without-license/

Feature on Mark Lehner and his work:

https://www.minotdailynews.com/news/local-news/2022/09/nd-native-egyptologist-embarks-into-further-mysteries-at-giza/

Feature on the Wedjat Eye:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/118906/Ancient-Egypt%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98Wedjat-Eye%E2%80%99-what-does-it-symbolize

... and the 'Sesh' sign:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/118943/%E2%80%98Sesh%E2%80%99-sign-of-ancient-Egypt-what-does-it-represent

More on the water accessibility to the site of the pyramids in Khufu's time:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/study-giza-pyramids-were-built-with-help-of-a-now-dried-up-arm-of-the-nile/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10804-220901-nile-river-flow

A 5700 years bp intra-mural burial of an infant at a site in Iran's Sialk hills:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/476516/Archaeologists-in-Iran-unearth-5-700-year-old-skeleton-of-baby

Remains of a Sassanid structure from Iran's Davudabad region:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/476435/Sassanid-ruins-unearthed-in-central-Iran

A rescue dig in Basra turned over 270 artifacts to the Iraqi Museum:

https://www.iraqinews.com/iraq/iraqi-museum-receives-270-artifacts/

More Mesopotamian sites revealed by drought in Iraq:

https://www.laprensalatina.com/drought-also-uncovers-mesopotamian-archaeological-treasures/

Evidence of a 8200 years bp temple structure at Catal Hoyuk:

https://arkeonews.net/an-8200-year-old-temple-structure-found-in-catalhoyuk/

A 3700 years bp domed oven with Anatolian affinities from the site of Troy:

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/3700-year-old-domed-oven-shows-links-with-anatolian-culture-in-troy
https://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture/archeologists-in-troy-uncover-new-traces-of-links-with-anatolian-culture/2679426

A Seljuk-era 'stone bath' from the Ani site in Kars:

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/stone-bathtub-1st-example-of-water-birth-found-in-turkiyes-ani
https://arkeonews.net/a-stone-bathtub-which-is-considered-to-be-the-first-example-of-water-birth-was-found-in-ani-ruins/

A 7th century (?) 'ornamental wall plate' from Ayanis Castle:

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/archaeologists-find-ornamental-bronze-wall-plate-in-eastern-turkiye

Syrian archaeologists seem unhappy with projects from the "La Sapienza" folks:

https://syriansforheritage.org/?p=5454

Latest claims about the Luwians (not sure about this one):

https://www.eurasiareview.com/05092022-putting-the-luwian-culture-on-the-map/

Another report that groups are excavating antiquities in Afrin and smuggling them to Turkey:

https://syrianobserver.com/news/78574/russian-mod-terrorist-groups-excavate-antiquities-in-afrin-smuggle-them-to-turkey.html

Finds of sundials in Jordan are raising suggestions a specialized museum is needed for them:

https://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/discovery-sundials-jordan-necessitates-establishment-astronomy-museum-%E2%80%94-archaeologist

An assemblage of ivory plaques dating to the First Temple era from a palatial site in the City of David excavations:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/were-first-temple-jerusalemites-living-in-lap-of-luxury-rare-ivory-finds-offer-clue/
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-716350
https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/359281
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-09-05/ty-article/in-first-ivory-panels-mentioned-in-bible-found-in-jerusalem/00000183-0c93-d968-abc7-4cf315aa0000
https://www.jewishpress.com/news/jewish-news/first-temple-period-decorated-ivories-found-in-city-of-david/2022/09/05/
https://www.ynetnews.com/travel/article/skejivmej
https://www.jns.org/rare-first-temple-period-ivories-discovered-in-jerusalem/
https://www.upi.com/News_Photos/view/upi/d42e5299d966e0580f2576af9005bd2e/Israeli-Archeologist-Find-Evidence-Of-Ivory-A-Luxury-Item-Mentioned-In-The-Bible/
https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/iron-age-ivory-plaques-unearthed-in-ancient-jerusalem-mansion-176717
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/israel/2022/september/israeli-archaeologists-uncover-rare-ivory-pieces-from-first-temple-period
https://www.newsweek.com/throne-ivory-worth-more-gold-discovered-jerusalem-1739996
https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/ancient-israel/first-temple-jerusalem-ivories/?mqsc=E4146896&dk=ZE2390ZF0
https://arkeonews.net/rare-ivory-plaques-from-first-temple-period-were-discovered-in-jerusalem/

Other recent finds from the City of David:

https://www.jpost.com/jerusalem-report/article-716517

This one is being pushed as a repatriation story: Israel has acquired a fragment of papyrus with Hebrew script dating to the First Temple Period (apparently):

https://phys.org/news/2022-09-israel-papyrus-hebrew-inscription-montana.html
https://www.timesofisrael.com/ingathering-of-the-exiles-extremely-rare-first-temple-era-papyrus-repatriated/
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-716510
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-09-07/ty-article/israel-regains-rare-ancient-hebrew-papyrus-from-first-temple-period/00000183-1728-d6f3-a7ff-ffea08eb0000
https://www.israelhayom.com/2022/09/07/israel-repatriates-rare-papyrus-script-from-first-temple-period/
https://www.ynetnews.com/travel/article/bjeykkixi
https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/359413
https://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/intelligence-operation-retrieves-rare-first-temple-era-papyrus-from-montana/2022/09/07/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/israel-acquires-papyrus-with-hebrew-inscription-from-montana/2022/09/07/2b95890c-2ec3-11ed-bcc6-0874b26ae296_story.html
https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/israel-acquires-papyrus-hebrew-inscription-montana-89462846
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/israel-acquires-rare-ancient-papyrus-hebrew-inscription-ishmael-rcna46802
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11194033/Dead-Sea-Scroll-lost-history-turns-6-000-miles-away-US.html
https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/israel-acquires-rare-ancient-papyrus-with-hebrew-inscription-176781
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220907-israel-unveils-extremely-rare-iron-age-papyrus-note
https://www.rfi.fr/en/middle-east/20220907-israel-unveils-extremely-rare-iron-age-papyrus-note
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/dead-sea-scroll-montana-2172612

... but cf:

https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-old-hebrew-ishmael-papyrus-tapping-the-brakes/
https://paleojudaica.blogspot.com/2022/09/more-on-new-hebrew-scroll-fragment.html

... see also an interview with Joe Uziel on the find:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/archaeology-today/archaeologists-biblical-scholars-works/interview-with-joe-uziel/

Some pushback over Israeli digs at Khirbet Tibneh:

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/09/israeli-archeologists-find-4000-year-old-village-ramallah

Pondering what else might be hidden in Qumran caves:

https://www.jns.org/what-other-secrets-are-hidden-in-the-qumran-caves/
https://www.israeltoday.co.il/read/what-other-secrets-are-hidden-in-the-qumran-caves/

Feature on the population of Jerusalem in Jesus' time:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/jerusalem/the-population-of-jerusalem-in-jesus-time/?mqsc=E4146834&dk=ZE2390ZF0

Feature on board games and divination in Hellenistic Israel:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/daily-life-and-practice/board-games-and-divination/?mqsc=E4146784&dk=ZE2390ZF0

Feature on a toilet seat found in Jerusalem a century ago and dubbed 'King Solomon's Throne':

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-09-07/ty-article/the-strange-story-of-a-stone-toilet-seat-misidentifed-as-king-solomons-throne/00000183-1820-de57-a7d3-fbb1d0760000

Feature on ongoing studies of incantation bowls at the UPenn Museum:

https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/penn-researchers-unearth-stories-ancient-incantation-bowls-tell

More on the 1200 years bp 'rural estate' find from the Negev:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/09/06/finest-rural-estate-found-in-the-negev-in-southern-israel/

More on that 500 000 years bp elephant tusk find:

https://www.dw.com/en/israeli-archaeologists-dig-up-rare-500000-year-old-elephant-tusk/a-62985654

Satellite imagery has revealed more than 350 prehistoric (8000 years bp) 'kites' across northern Saudi Arabia and southern Iraq:

https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2022-09-02-oxford-archaeologists-discover-monumental-evidence-prehistoric-hunting-across
https://phys.org/news/2022-09-archaeologists-monumental-evidence-prehistoric-arabian.html
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-716814
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/09/evidence-of-prehistoric-hunting-across-arabian-desert/144610
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/09/09/monumental-evidence-of-prehistoric-hunting-across-arabian-desert/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10815-220908-desert-hunting-kites

Feature on medieval sugar production in the southern Levant:

https://www.asor.org/anetoday/2022/09/medieval-sugar-production

Feature on the folks working on excavating that 18th century Red Sea shipwreck first found seven years ago:

https://www.thenationalnews.com/gulf-news/2022/09/09/meet-the-team-who-unearthed-artefacts-from-sunken-red-sea-ship/

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https://thisweekintheancientneareast.podbean.com/

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Weapons associated with the Battle of Alalia (540 BCE) frond at the site of Paestum-Velia (Italian):

https://www.ultimaparola.com/2022/09/06/scoperta-archeologia-storia-ritrovamento-precedenza/

A rescue dig in Tuscany is shedding life on Etruscan life under Roman rule:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/09/06/rare-find-provides-new-insight-into-etruscan-life-under-rome/

Assorted Roman finds from a dig at Norton near Evesham:

https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/news/article/2939/roots_in_time_unearths_roman_archaeology
https://www.eveshamobserver.co.uk/news/roman-finds-as-county-archaeologists-take-a-root-in-time-in-norton/
https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/news/article/2939/roots_in_time_unearths_roman_archaeology

New excavations are underway at Ostia (Italian):

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.ansa.it/molise/notizie/2022/09/07/nuovi-scavi-ad-ostia-antica-ce-anche-lunimol_039580f0-27bc-4f72-b8c0-9bdbfcea348d.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjg3YzFjZTg4NzAzNGZjMDk6Y29tOml0OlVT&usg=AOvVaw0vdYren3HITgBx-LpbwUQK

Student accommodation construction near Newcastle revealed remains of a Roman turret in Hadrian's Wall:

https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/ancient-roman-turret-found-hadrians-wall-1234638921/
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/09/archaeologists-uncover-remains-of-roman-turret-at-hadrians-wall/144602

An 1800 years bp inscription associated with the cult of Asclepius in Hadrianopolis:

https://arkeonews.net/an-1800-year-old-inscription-was-discovered-in-hadrianaupolis-indicating-the-existence-of-the-asclepius-cult/

Evidence of a Roman villa site from Spain's Costa Blanca:

https://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2022/09/09/remains-of-large-roman-villa-found-at-costa-blanca-dig-site-in-spain/

Digging has resumed at the Phoenician site at Cerro del Villar after twenty years:

https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/malaga-city/cerro-villar-resumes-20220909092838-ntvo.html

Overview of the 2022 season at Palaepaphos:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/09/09/palaepaphos-unexpected-developments-during-the-2022-excavation-season/

Overview of the 2022 season at Peperikon:

https://www.bta.bg/en/news/culture/324311-108-priklyuchiha-tazgodishnite-razkopki-na-perperikon

A bust of Dionysus is on display at the Izmir Archaeology Museum for the first time in 92 years:

https://azertag.az/en/xeber/Turkish_museum_displays_Nature_God_Dionysus_for_the_first_time_in_92_years-2280425

Suggestion there are more Roman remains to be found beneath a commercial establishment in Southwark:

https://southwarknews.co.uk/news/roman-remains-believed-to-be-beneath-the-lidl-on-old-kent-road/

A study is underway of the Bronze Age site at Erimi Pitharka:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/09/08/polish-archaeologists-study-3000-years-old-settlement-in-cyprus/

A skull found in a duck pond in Lincolnshire is being dated to Roman times:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-62839169

Over 300 000 artifacts have been revealed during Thessaloniki metro construction:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/09/08/300000-ancient-artifacts-found-thessaloniki-metro-works/

... and they're getting their own museums:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1192781/thessaloniki-metro-finds-to-get-very-own-museums/

The York Roman Quarter project has been approved:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-62820751

Interesting account of a Spanish town's ongoing efforts to buy back a mosaic that came from there:

https://english.elpais.com/culture/2022-09-07/a-community-in-northwest-spain-has-organized-to-recover-a-3rd-century-roman-mosaic.html

Tombaroli concerns at a site in Agrigento (Italian):

https://siciliatv.org/2022/09/09/i-tombaroli-tornano-a-colpire-in-un-sito-archeologico-dellagrigentino/

... and at Eraclea Minoa (Italian):

https://giornalenisseno.com/scavi-abusi-nellarea-archeologica-di-eraclea-minoa/
https://www.lasicilia.it/agrigento/news/tombaroli-in-azione-ad-eraclea-minoa-1835187/
https://www.agrigentonotizie.it/cronaca/cattolica-eraclea-scavi-clandestini-tombaroli-eraclea-minoa-settembre-2022.html

More on the large Roman phallus image from Spain:

https://www.livescience.com/unusually-large-roman-penis-sculpture/
https://www.sciencealert.com/unusually-large-roman-penis-sculpture-may-be-the-biggest-one-ever-found
https://hyperallergic.com/757830/unusually-large-roman-era-stone-phallus-impresses-archaeologists/

... related commentary:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/were-the-ancient-romans-obsessed-with-dick-pics
https://news.yahoo.com/were-ancient-romans-obsessed-dick-032907723.html

More on the Griffin Warrior likely being a 'local':

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/09/05/griffin-warrior-was-likely-a-local-aristocrat/
https://www.uc.edu/news/articles/2022/08/n21111523.html

More on Roman funerary banquets:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-716501

More on the 'dragon houses' of Euboea:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/09/05/the-enigmatic-dragon-houses-of-euboea/

More on the Kore of Thera going on display:

https://news.gtp.gr/2022/09/07/ancient-greek-masterpiece-kore-of-thera-makes-first-public-appearance/
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/09/08/the-kore-of-thera-a-masterpiece-has-been-revealed/

Review of Natalie Haynes, *Stone Blind*:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/sep/04/stone-blind-by-natalie-haynes-review-a-gripping-gorgon-retelling
https://www.spectator.com.au/2022/09/the-curse-of-medusa/

Review of Caroline Vout, *Exposed*:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/sep/08/exposed-by-caroline-vout-review-the-real-greek-and-roman-body

Feature on William St Clair and his efforts to recover the Parthenon Marbles:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/09/05/william-st-clair-campaigner-return-parthenon-marbles/

Honours for Peter Wiseman:

https://www.miragenews.com/prestigious-medal-awarded-to-emeritus-professor-850053/

Feature on William Sanders Scarborough:

https://www.mainlinemedianews.com/2022/09/06/brown-william-sanders-scarborough-son-of-slave-who-became-greek-scholar/

Feature on the Peutinger Map:

https://aeon.co/videos/why-did-the-romans-create-a-massive-entirely-impractical-map-of-their-empire

Feature on Polychromy:

https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p0crtd9v/chromophobia-who-stole-the-colour-from-classical-art-

Feature on the underwater park at Limassol:

http://famagusta-gazette.com/2022/09/07/a-rare-glimpse-of-life-in-cyprus-more-than-2400-years-ago/

Feature on Medusa:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/sep/09/if-looks-could-kill-how-medusa-became-a-potent-political-meme

Feature on the various locations proposed for the tomb of Alexander:

https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/50/1207/475593/AlAhram-Weekly/Heritage/Mystery-of-the-tomb-of-Alexander-the-Great.aspx

Feature on Epicureanism and social media:

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20220901-the-epicurean-guide-to-digital-life

Feature on Hesiod:

https://www.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt/hesiod-farmer-poet-misogynist/Content?oid=24577321

Feature on what happened to the 'other half' of the Colosseum:

https://aleteia.org/2022/09/05/what-happened-to-the-other-half-of-the-colosseum/

Feature on the Derveni Papyrus:

https://arkeonews.net/the-oldest-book-of-europe-derveni-papyrus/

Feature on the Battle of Mons Graupius:

https://www.thenational.scot/culture/20901360.battle-mons-graupius-victory-romans-native-caledonians/

Latest feature on Nero and fiddling:

https://www.livescience.com/did-nero-fiddle-while-rome-burned/

Feature on the Blemmyes:

https://lethbridgenewsnow.com/2022/09/07/headless-blemmyes-the-cryptid-youve-never-heard-of/

Feature on Socrates:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/the-origin-of-socrates-what-we-know-and-dont-know

Feature on the 'Royal Kurgan of Kerch' in Crimea:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/09/08/tomb-crimea-ancient-greek-architecture/

Feature on cannabis use in ancient Greece:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/09/10/cannabis-use-in-ancient-greece/

Feature on Pheidippides:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/09/03/pheidippides-marathon-300-miles/

Feature on sex workers in ancient Greece:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/09/06/slaves-sex-work-ancient-greece/

Feature on how disease affected ancient Greek wars:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/09/04/how-a-pandemic-affected-ancient-greek-wars/

Comparing Donald Trump to Tiberius Gracchus:

https://www.nysun.com/article/tiberius-trump

Plenty of coverage of Boris Johnson's self-comparison to Cincinnatus:

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/sep/06/boris-johnson-likens-himself-to-roman-cincinnatus-who-returned-as-dictator
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/09/06/citing-cincinnatus-boris-johnson-teases-another-stab-power-future/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/09/06/cincinnatus-boris-johnson-roman-statesman/

... and some features on Cincinnatus:

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2022/09/06/who-was-cincinnatus-was-he-namesake-cincinnati/65686117007/
https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/cincinnatus-who-roman-leader-boris-24941989
https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/the-story-of-cincinnatus-blog-post-mary-beard/

Latest Pasts Imperfect newsletter:

https://pastsimperfect.substack.com/p/pasts-imperfect-9822
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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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Paleolithic finds from the Hiciva Cave site in Slovakia:

https://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C93305%2Ctraces-alpine-ibex-hunters-found-tatra-cave.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/09/07/traces-of-alpine-ibex-hunters-found-in-tatra-cave/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10811-220906-slovakia-ibex-hunters

Climate change is now being implicated in the submerging of Doggerland:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tiny-islands-survived-tsunami-almost-separated-britain-europe-study-finds-180976430/

A study of the diet of folks living in Neolithic Britain:

https://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2022/september/neolithic-pottery-crannogs.html
https://phys.org/news/2022-09-neolithic-culinary-traditions-uncovered.html
https://www.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/heritage/ancient-pots-found-in-scottish-waters-reveal-how-neolithic-people-cooked-food-3833209
https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/1087/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/1087/pub/1087/page/40/article/NaN
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-09-06/ty-article/what-neolithic-scots-were-eating-on-artificial-islands-5-500-years-ago/00000183-1266-daad-a197-93e6469a0000
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/09/08/neolithic-culinary-traditions-uncovered/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10813-220907-scotland-crannog-meals

A possible 8th century monastery found at Cookham, Berkshire:

https://aleteia.org/2022/09/08/archaeologists-discover-early-medieval-monastery-in-southern-england/

In case you missed the Ashkenazi DNA story, it's based on 17 bodies believed to have been victims of an anti-Semitic massacre some 800 years bp:

https://phys.org/news/2022-09-bodies-uk-mediaeval-anti-semitic-massacre.html

19th century artifacts found at a development site on Forge Island:

https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/people/archaeologists-uncover-treasure-trove-of-19th-century-artefacts-at-rotherhams-forge-island-development-3832653
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-62807630

Concerns for Sandsfoot Castle:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-dorset-62811272

A search for a pair of possible Viking boat burials on the Isle of Mull:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-62794761
https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/scots-archaeologists-digging-two-viking-27931610

The emergence of that Spanish Stonehenge is raising tourist concerns:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/09/science/stonehenge-spain-guadalperal-archaeology.html

Plans for archaeological studies at Mojacar la Vieja:

https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/ag/article/view/32596

More on that so-called 'Vampire burial' in Poland:

https://phys.org/news/2022-09-ancient-human-bloodsucker-skeleton-female.html
https://www.jpost.com/omg/article-716289
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/09/07/poland-vampire-grave-unearthed-sickle/
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/vampire-skeleton-poland-pure-astonishment/
https://metro.co.uk/2022/09/05/medieval-vampire-unearthed-with-sickle-across-her-throat-17298953/
https://www.sciencealert.com/vampire-in-poland-found-buried-with-a-sickle-to-prevent-the-rise-of-the-dead
https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/09/archaeologists-unearth-remains-of-17th-century-female-vampire-in-poland/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10814-220907-vampire-poland-burial

More on maps depicting (maybe) 'long lost' islands off Wales:

https://www.livescience.com/lost-islands-mythical-landscape-wales

cf: https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/ag/article/view/32596

Reviewish of Levi Roach, *Empires of the Normans*:

https://phys.org/news/2022-09-norman-dominance-europe-crusades-holy.html

Feature on the Episkopi of Sikinos:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/09/09/episkopi-on-sikinos-a-monument-of-huge-symbolic-significance/

Feature on the visitor centre at Ceide Fields (and the bog bodies there):

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/article/what-ancient-secrets-lie-beneath-this-little-known-irish-bog

Feature on bog bodies in general:

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20220907-the-mystery-of-the-human-sacrifices-buried-in-europes-bogs

... and the 'mystery' of the Cambusnethan bog body:

https://www.glasgowworld.com/retro/the-250-year-old-mystery-of-the-cambusnethan-bog-body-which-remains-unsolved-to-this-day-3835757
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Archaeology in Europe News:

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

Medievalists.net:

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

Viking Archaeology Blog:

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

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A study of 2700 years bp lead-based makeup from a tomb in China:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11185393/Worlds-oldest-skin-whitening-make-China-used-2-700-years-ago.html

Three shipwrecks (age?) found in deep water in the China Sea:

https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202209/1274659.shtml
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3191489/chinese-scientists-retrieve-ancient-ships-depths-south-china-sea

An impending investigation of a 700 years bp shipwreck in Fujian:

https://news.cgtn.com/news/2022-09-04/China-to-launch-archaeological-excavation-of-shipwreck-in-Fujian-1d3IGOPurgQ/index.html

... which might actually be underway already:

http://t.m.china.org.cn/convert/c_In8PlFvv.html

More on that 'bronze beast' recently found at Sanxingdui:

https://arkeonews.net/archaeologists-find-the-largest-bronze-beast-of-sanxingdui-ruins/

A black mark on a stone artifact from Japan is probably modern and not an ancient letter:

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14714793

Plenty of interest in 31 000 years bp evidence of surgical amputation from a cave in Borneo:

https://phys.org/news/2022-09-stone-age-skeleton-foot-oldest.html
https://phys.org/news/2022-09-foot-borneo-upending-weve-human.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/09/220909160834.htm
https://www.livescience.com/ancient-leg-amputation-borneo
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/sep/07/31000-year-old-skeleton-missing-its-lower-left-leg-is-earliest-known-evidence-of-surgery-experts-say
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-62823559
https://apnews.com/article/science-health-606cbfe3040b8fed2b9435fb1fbc2d29
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/09/07/oldest-amputation-surgery-borneo-hunter/
https://www.biobiochile.cl/noticias/ciencia-y-tecnologia/ciencia/2022/09/07/cirugia-en-la-edad-de-piedra-encuentran-osamentas-de-adolescente-amputado-hace-31-000-anos.shtml
https://english.elpais.com/science-tech/2022-09-10/a-foot-that-was-amputated-31000-years-ago-illuminates-the-origins-of-surgery.html
https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/07/asia/earliest-amputation-borneo-scn/index.html
https://www.sciencealert.com/worlds-oldest-evidence-of-surgical-amputation-lay-hidden-for-31000-years
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-716747
https://elpais.com/ciencia/2022-09-07/los-restos-de-un-nino-con-el-pie-amputado-hace-31000-anos-iluminan-el-origen-de-la-cirugia.html
https://www.timesofisrael.com/ancient-skeleton-suggests-amputation-was-successfully-carried-out-31000-years-ago/
https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/09/surgeons-performed-a-successful-amputation-31000-years-ago-in-borneo/
https://www.sciencealert.com/worlds-oldest-evidence-of-surgical-amputation-lay-hidden-for-31000-years
https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/the-earliest-evidence-of-an-amputation-is-31-000-years-old
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65056
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/09/researchers-find-earliest-known-stone-age-surgery-from-31000-years-ago/144613
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/09/09/researchers-discover-earliest-known-stone-age-surgery/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/earliest-known-amputation-was-performed-in-borneo-31000-years-ago-180980710/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10818-220909-borneo-leg-amputation

cf: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-05160-8
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-02849-8
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-02854-x
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-02340-4

Again we're hearing that there aren't hidden idols in the Taj Mahal:

https://www.thedailystar.net/news/asia/india/news/taj-mahal-cells-dont-contain-idols-archaeological-survey-india-3022731

A project to remove the sand filling the Jagamoahn of the 13th century Sun Temple at Konark:

https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/2022/sep/09/after-119-yrs-sand-evacuation-from-sun-temple-to-begin-in-odisha-2496379.html

More on flood concerns for various sites in Pakistan:

https://tribune.com.pk/story/2374863/rain-flood-threaten-archeological-heritage-sites

... and especially Mohenjo Daro:

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/in-flood-stricken-pakistan-rains-damage-archeological-site/
https://www.scmp.com/video/environment/3191610/5000-year-old-mohenjo-daro-archaeological-site-damaged-pakistans-record
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2022-09-06/in-flood-stricken-pakistan-rains-damage-archaeological-site
https://news.sky.com/story/pakistan-flooding-record-breaking-rains-threaten-4-500-year-old-archaeological-site-as-lake-close-to-overflowing-12691231
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10817-220909-mohenjo-daro-rain

... which apparently had to deal with this issue before:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/travel/travel-news/pakistan-floods-is-history-repeating-itself-at-mohenjo-daro/articleshow/94075295.cms

... which might lose its World Heritage Status:

https://dailytimes.com.pk/993293/flood-impact-mohenjo-daro-likely-to-be-removed-from-world-heritage-list/
https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-global/explained-pakistan-floods-imperiled-mahenjo-daros-world-heritage-tag-8132814/
https://www.india.com/us/mohenjo-daro-risks-losing-tag-of-world-heritage-site-heres-why-harappa-pakistan-5611829/
https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/world/mohenjo-daro-may-lose-heritage-status-428745

Feature on Mohenjo-Daro:

https://arkeonews.net/contemporaneous-with-ancient-egypt-and-mesopotamia-the-indus-valley-civilization-city-of-mohenjo-daro-skilled-urban-planners-with-a-reverence-for-the-control-of-water/
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AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
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A pre-colonial (maybe) Indigenous burial on Muralug Island:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-05/ancestral-remains-uncovered-torres-strait-due-to-climate-change/101387964
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NORTH AMERICA
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Evidence of a Native American village site near St Augustine:

https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/history/archaeological-bonanza-found-under-a-historic-home-in-st-augustine/77-b211fe33-a9f1-4098-8674-025ab9585a2c
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10816-220909-florida-palica-village

Searching for a 16th century Spanish shipwreck near Georgetown:

https://www.postandcourier.com/georgetown/sc-archaeologists-search-for-early-american-shipwreck-near-georgetown/article_14ef86de-27a3-11ed-a21f-6b4c4a4543f2.html

Overview of excavations of an area used by laundresses at Old Fort Meade:

https://www.kotatv.com/2022/09/06/archeological-excavation-uncovers-history-laundresses-old-fort-meade/
https://www.blackhillsfox.com/2022/09/06/archaeologist-digs-up-answers-laundry-mystery-old-fort-meade/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10812-220907-south-dakota-women

Overview of a dig at Acorn Hall in Ternton (I think):

https://morristowngreen.com/2022/09/05/mystery-solved-archaeologists-did-into-morristowns-acorn-hall/

Erosion concerns for Turtle Mound (Florida):

https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/environment/2022-09-05/a-race-against-erosion-for-turtle-mound

Native American remains found badly stored at the University of North Dakota:

https://www.today.com/news/news/search-missing-native-artifacts-led-discovery-bodies-stored-inhumane-w-rcna46263?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=news_tab

Feature on finds from a dig on the grounds of the University of Virginia:

https://news.virginia.edu/content/archaeologists-excavations-reveal-more-details-early-university-life

Feature on the Hopewell mounds in Marietta:

https://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/community-news/2022/09/mounds-offer-a-glimpse-of-history-predating-marietta/

Feature on seven occasions when new populations arrived in the Americas:

https://theconversation.com/seven-times-people-discovered-the-americas-and-how-they-got-there-188908
https://phys.org/news/2022-09-people-americas.html
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/seven-times-people-discovered-americas-171308967.html

Feature on the 'Seven Cities of Gold' (Cibola):

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/09/cibola-the-legend-of-the-seven-cities-of-gold/144592

Feature on historic fires in the Adirondacks:

https://www.adirondackexplorer.org/stories/historic-fires-adirondacks

Feature on Hohokam water systems:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20220905-the-watery-secret-of-ancient-north-america

More on the LSU Campus mounds:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/09/05/campus-mounds-as-the-oldest-known-man-made-structures-in-the-americas/

A roundup of Ancient America talks and conferences this month:

https://mikeruggerisancientamericasevents.wordpress.com/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A major archaeological site (300+ buildings!) found along the Maya Train route:

https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/inah-archaeological-discovery-maya-train/

Burials of Wari craftsmen from the Castillo de Huarmey Mausoleum in Peru:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65063
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/09/burials-of-elite-wari-craftsmen-found-in-peru/144607

A study suggests a number of South American mummies were violently killed:

https://phys.org/news/2022-09-scientific-south-american-mummies-reveals.html
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-716751

cf: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmed.2022.962793/full

I think we mentioned this earliest evidence for a Maya divination calendar from Guatemala:

https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/archaeologists-find-earliest-evidence-of-maya-divination-calendar-18042022/

cf: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abl9290

More on the 19th century shipwreck from Rhode Island off Patagonia:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/07/science/shipwreck-patagonia-rhode-island-whaler.html

Feature on the Maya:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/who-were-the-maya

Feature (possible overview of a recent dig) on a Maya site at Spanish Lookout (Belize):

https://phys.org/news/2022-09-exploring-ancestral-maya-neighborhood.html
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/09/archaeologists-find-1000-year-old-maya-settlement-in-central-belize/144626

Feature on the rise of the Aztec Empire:

https://www.livescience.com/all-about-history-121

Feature on the 'walking statues' of Easter Island:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20220906-the-walking-statues-of-easter-island

cf: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/235636824_The_'walking'_megalithic_statues_moai_of_Easter_Island
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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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Possibly questionable claim that a Byzantine coin from 1054 depicts a supernova:

https://www.livescience.com/byzantine-coin-supernova-1054/

Interesting study of a 'tassel' on a 1300 years bp Chinese terracotta at the Cincinnati Art Museum:

https://phys.org/news/2022-09-science-year-old-art-mystery.html
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65051

Feature on the US 22nd Amendment:

https://www.npr.org/2022/09/06/1120383809/22nd-amendment-explainer

Feature on what a bioarchaeologist is:

https://www.sydney.edu.au/arts/news-and-events/news/2022/09/06/what-is-a-bioarchaeologist-archaeology.html

An export ban on a roundel manuscript gifted to Elizabeth I:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65035

On the history of the alphabet:

https://www.historytoday.com/archive/review/easy-abc

Plans to make a 17th century Jewish woman's diaries into a graphic novel:

https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/article-716093

Feature on the legacy of the San Lesmes shipwreck:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2022-09-07/maories-de-ojos-azules-y-palabras-castellanas-la-huella-de-la-nave-espanola-que-naufrago-en-la-polinesia-antes-de-su-descubrimiento-oficial.html

How baseball got to Japan via Maine:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/05/sports/baseball/horace-wilson-japan-150.html
https://politpost.com/2022/09/05/baseball-traveled-to-japan-150-years-ago-by-way-of-maine/

The 186 year-old Bristol Zoo Gardens is closing:

https://www.newsweek.com/historic-zoo-shuts-after-visitor-numbers-dwindle-1739922

Latest from the Titanic:

https://phys.org/news/2022-09-8k-footage-titanic-ship.html
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/titanic-new-8k-video-footage/index.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/09/06/titanic-as-never-seen-before/

The Viennese Albertina Museum has made its medieval prints and drawings collection available:

https://aleteia.org/2022/09/07/austrian-museum-makes-more-than-150000-medieval-images-available/

Feature on Prohibition in the US:

https://aeon.co/essays/why-ken-burns-got-the-prohibition-story-so-very-very-wrong

More on that Galileo manuscript forgery story:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/09/arts/music/galileo-manuscript-forger.html

Review of Lucy Worsley, *Agatha Christie*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/06/books/review/agatha-christie-elusive-woman-lucy-worsley.html

Review of Kit Heyam, *Before We Were Trans*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/10/books/review/kit-heyam-before-we-were-trans.html

Review of Katherine Rundell, *Super Infinite*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/08/books/review/super-infinite-katherine-rundell.html

Review of Helen Rappaport, *In Search of Mary Seacole*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/07/books/review/in-search-of-mary-seacole-helen-rappaport.html
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CURRENT EVENTS:
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Feature on the history of 'trophy displays' and how it's playing out in Ukraine:

https://theconversation.com/how-ukraine-is-adapting-the-ancient-practice-of-trophy-displays-for-modern-propaganda-189920

Feature on the history of Labor Day:

https://www.nytimes.com/article/what-is-labor-day.html

Some of the features on Queen Elizabeth that my sources picked up:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/national-geographic-remembers-queen-elizabeth-ii
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/09/08/remembering-queen-elizabeth-ii-the-british-sovereign-who-perfected-the-fine-art-of-monarchy
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/09/08/queen-elizabeth-ii-the-monarch-who-has-opened-the-royal-collection-to-the-world-of-international-loans-and-art-history

Colombia is relabelling monuments of Spanish conquerors:

https://elpais.com/america-colombia/2022-09-06/colombia-busca-resignificar-los-monumentos-de-conquistadores-espanoles.html
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ANIMAL AND PLANT DOMESTICATIONS
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A study of donkey domestication:

https://phys.org/news/2022-09-donkey-domestication.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/964261

cf: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abo3503j

On mythology and dog domesticaion:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/dog-domestication-origin-mythology-history

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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Souvenirs from Hadrian's Wall:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/sep/07/exhibition-souvenirs-hadrians-wall-romans-english-heritage
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/english-heritage-english-los-angeles-b2161345.html
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/environment/english-heritage-english-los-angeles-b1023674.html
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-62822175

The World in Maps 1400-1600:

https://news.yale.edu/2022/09/01/world-they-knew-it-new-beinecke-exhibition-charts-rise-maps

Vermeer:

https://apnews.com/article/travel-painting-museums-a3baf99e101e14e5d8a2148c82f4bfd5

Beirut Glass:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/beirut-explosion-glass-artifact-restoration

Lost King:

https://www.standard.co.uk/culture/exhibitions/the-lost-king-wallace-collection-exhibition-review-film-sally-hawkins-steve-coogan-b1023279.html

The British Museum is lending some Anglo Saxon items to the Ad Gefrin tourist site:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/sep/05/anglo-saxon-treasures-returning-home-north-east-ad-gefrin-northumbria-golden-age
https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/ad-gefrin-british-museum-objects-24902430
https://www.northumberlandgazette.co.uk/heritage-and-retro/heritage/anglo-saxon-treasures-to-go-on-show-at-new-northumberland-visitor-centre-3831899

A pagan groups wants the British Museum to put a statue of Hekate on permanent display:

https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/1086/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/1086/pub/1086/page/32/article/NaN

All of Tutankhamun's things are to be united at the GEM:

https://gulfnews.com/kurator/share/cairos-grand-egyptian-museum-to-unite-all-of-king-tuts-priceless-artefacts-under-one-roof-1.1662374051013

An AlUla statue is headed to the Louvre:

https://www.thenationalnews.com/gulf-news/2022/09/07/louvre-museum-in-paris-to-display-saudi-arabias-ancient-alula-statue/

OpEd on the museum returns debate:

https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2022/09/05/looted-artifacts-uk-museums

OpEd on 'woke' museums:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/when-connoisseurs-yield-to-commissars-art-history-museums-woke-politics-ideology-mission-painting-renaissance-activists-11662139109

Feature on Italy's Museum of Saved Art:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/italy-recovers-enough-stolen-artworks-to-fill-a-museum-of-saved-art-ld67h373j

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AUCTIONS AND SALES RELATED
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More on that gold hoard found under a kitchen floor back in 2019 coming to auction:

https://www.livescience.com/gold-coins-discovered-under-kitchen-floorboards-england/
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65040
https://arkeonews.net/gold-coin-hoard-discovered-in-a-cup-beneath-a-north-yorkshire-kitchen-floor-is-being-auctioned-off/

An 1867 37 star US flag came to auction:

https://www.artfixdaily.com/artwire/release/1878-rare-37-star-american-flag-from-1867-gavels-for-10625-at-holabird
https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/589814539/rare-1867-american-flag-with-37-stars-in-an-interesting-pattern-brings-10-625-at-holabird-s-rush-to-the-rockies-auction

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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DNA from Viking-era feces is shedding light on whipworm genomes:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/09/220905085219.htm
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Possible method to make carbon dating better:

https://phys.org/news/2022-09-radiocarbon-dating-solution.html
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Feature on five ancient societies which collapsed due to drought:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/5-ancient-societies-that-collapsed-when-the-water-ran-dry

Studying colonial diaries in South Africa to prepare for future climate-related events:

https://theconversation.com/climate-change-colonial-diaries-in-south-africa-are-helping-scientists-reconstruct-weather-patterns-of-the-past-to-protect-against-future-events-189414

cf: https://journals.ametsoc.org/view/journals/bams/103/8/BAMS-D-21-0127.1.xml
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Athens:

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2022/sep/07/the-real-life-of-athens-is-here-hidden-gems-beyond-and-beneath-the-acropolis

Ten Greek temples:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/09/09/ancient-greek-temples/
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PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC RELATED
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The Woman King:

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2022/sep/10/the-woman-king-review-viola-davis-rules-over-rousing-action-epic
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/08/movies/the-woman-king-gina-prince-bythewood.html

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TV/DOCUMENTARY HYPISH THINGS
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A documentary on the disappearance of Arthur Kingsley Porter:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/04/inishbofin-mystery-us-archaeologists-irish-disappearance-tv-examination

the Lost King:

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2022/sep/09/the-lost-king-review-richard-iii-sally-hawkins
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CRIME BEAT
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Italian authorities arrested a man with a massive 'clandestine museum' in Ostia:

https://roma.corriere.it/notizie/cronaca/22_settembre_07/ostia-scoperto-museo-clandestino-7mila-reperti-d68d4edc-2ec1-11ed-bf4a-00b229732663.shtml

An 18th century painting stolen from a church in Terzago:

https://www.christianophobie.fr/carte/dans-le-monde/europe/terzago-lombardie-italie-un-tableau-du-xviiie-vole-dans-une-eglise

A Yemeni ambassador is accused of selling 60 gold archaeological items:

https://alkhabaralyemeni.net/2022/09/09/185946/

An Alexandria man was fined for metal detecting on a Charncellorsville battefield site:

https://starexponent.com/news/alexandria-man-fined-15k-for-damage-while-metal-detecting-on-chancellorsville-battlefield/article_63707e3b-7171-561f-a04a-158c0aab0a63.html

Lebanese antiquities collector/dealer Georges Lotfi is maintaining his innocence:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/09/09/georges-lotfi-arrest-warrant-antiquities-smuggling-interview
https://menafn.com/1104841743/Wanted-In-The-US-Lebanese-Antiquities-Dealer-Maintains-His-Innocence-Says-His-Big-Mistake-Was-Trusting-New-York-Art-Crime-Official

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conflict antiquities:

http://conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

http://paul-barford.blogspot.ca/

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

http://www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

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REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
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A second century Roman statue of a woman identified Switzerland and returned to Italy (Italian):

https://ilgranchio.it/2022/09/08/anzio-recuperata-in-svizzera-e-donata-al-museo-archeologico-una-statua-di-epoca-romana/
https://www.zazoom.it/2022-09-08/recuperata-in-svizzera-una-statua-romana-del-i-secolo-d-c-sara-esposta-ad-anzio/11537012/

Not sure where to put this one on the Trier gold hoard going back on display after a robbery attempt in 2019:

https://news.abs-cbn.com/life/09/07/22/back-on-display-gold-trove-on-show-in-germany-after-robbery-attempt

A deal with the Met is returning the Stern collection of Cycladic figures to Greece:

https://phys.org/news/2022-09-greece-ratifies-recoup-ancient-treasures.html
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/09/05/cycladic-art-deal-parthenon/
https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1192629/mps-greenlight-controversial-artifacts-loan-law/
https://neoskosmos.com/en/2022/09/05/life/arts/greece-in-a-new-deal-to-bring-back-161-ancient-treasures-from-us/
https://observer.com/2022/09/the-met-will-repatriate-more-than-100-greek-antiquities-but-it-will-take-decades-to-give-them-all-back/

... and there's some controversy about it:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/opinion/1192795/museum-bill-would-open-can-of-worms/

The FBI located and facilitated the return of a Medusa mosaic to Italy:

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/fbi-returns-italian-art-los-angeles/index.html
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/09/06/fbi-returns-roman-mosaic-italy
https://www.euronews.com/culture/2022/09/07/fbi-returns-2000-year-old-ancient-roman-artwork-to-italy
https://abc7.com/lost-art-medusa-mosaic-roman-italian/12199795/
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/roman-mosaic-repatriated-to-italy-1234638576/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/fbi-return-ancient-roman-mosaic-2170991
https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/fbi-returns-2000-year-old-italian-art-that-languished-in-a-storage-facility-090122

The National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden returned 300+ artifacts to Panama:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/the-netherlands-repatriates-343-ceramics-to-panama-180980729/

More on the Met having to return 21 looted antiquities to Italy (and a half dozen to Egypt):

https://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2022/09/05/met-to-return-21-looted-antiquities-to-italy_d0496597-484d-4053-a272-8887ca1308b7.html
https://hypebeast.com/2022/9/new-york-authorities-seize-illegal-artifacts-met-museum
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-62819217
https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/italy-recovers-looted-antiquities-worth-19m-from-new-york/news
https://www.thenationalherald.com/stolen-greek-antiquity-among-batch-seized-at-nys-met-museum/
https://www.reuters.com/world/new-york-city-returns-looted-antiquities-italy-worth-19-million-2022-09-06/
https://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2022/09/05/met-to-return-21-looted-antiquities-to-italy_d0496597-484d-4053-a272-8887ca1308b7.html
https://www.thedailybeast.com/a-huge-dollar11-million-cache-of-antiquities-has-been-seized-from-the-met
https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/new-york-city-returns-looted-antiquities-to-italy-worth--19-million/47880916
https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/manhattan-returns-dozens-of-stolen-antiquities-to-italy-21-relics-seized-from-the-met/3853351/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/investigators-seize-27-greek-and-egyptian-antiquities-from-the-met-180980705/
https://www.rfi.fr/en/people-and-entertainment/20220908-us-returns-antiquities-to-egypt
https://www.npr.org/2022/09/10/1122122521/the-met-antiques-artifacts-repatriated-egypt-italy
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/antiquities-returned-italy-met-seizures-1234638455/

... and with a focus on the six going back to Egypt along with other items from 'an American businessman':

https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/9/475624/Antiquities/Egypt-to-repatriate--artefacts-recovered-by-author.aspx
https://egyptindependent.com/egypt-retrieves-16-artifacts-from-the-united-states/
https://egyptianstreets.com/2022/09/10/usa-returns-16-priceless-stolen-ancient-artifacts-to-egypt/
https://english.alarabiya.net/News/middle-east/2022/09/08/US-returns-trafficked-antiquities-to-Egypt
https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/us-to-return-16-antiquities-worth-more-than-16m-to-egypt/news
https://www.arabnews.com/node/2158831/art-culture
https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/09/egypt-recover-stolen-artifacts-united-states

... this one seems to be adding some Steinhardt returns to the total:

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/italy-artifacts-returned-seized-from-met-museum/index.html

In the wake of Queen Elizabeth's death, renewed calls for the return of the Kohinoor Diamond are being made:

https://www.bolnews.com/entertainment/2022/09/indians-wants-koh-i-noor-back-after-queen-elizabeths-death/
https://www.theaustraliatoday.com.au/who-will-get-the-800-million-kohinoor-diamond-back-india-pakistan-or-afghanistan/

... and other items in her possession:

https://theprint.in/features/not-just-kohinoor-these-precious-items-were-also-taken-away-by-britishers/1123559/
https://www.indiaherald.com/History/Read/994532327/These-valuable-things-were-taken-away-by-the-British
https://www.indiatimes.com/news/india/items-taken-away-british-kohinoor-579388.html

Hindus are seeking provenance info on Hindu artifacts in all UK museums:

https://hindupost.in/dharma-religion/hindus-push-for-the-provenance-of-hindu-artefacts-in-all-uk-museums-art-galleries/
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v25/club_nbs_esylum_v25n36.html

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

http://www.coinbooks.org/v25/club_nbs_esylum_v25n37.html
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Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/

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OBITUARIES
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Christy Lawless:

https://www.con-telegraph.ie/2022/09/09/passing-of-mayo-historian-and-archaeologist-christy-lawless/

BB Lal:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/archaeologist-lal-who-led-ayodhya-site-excavation-dies/articleshow/94124731.cms
https://www.opindia.com/2022/09/archaeologist-and-former-asi-director-general-bb-lal-passes-away-at-101/
https://indianexpress.com/article/india/archaeologist-b-b-lal-excavation-ramjanmabhoomi-site-dies-at-101-8142369/
https://www.thehindu.com/society/history-and-culture/archaeologist-bb-lal-passes-away/article65874371.ece
https://apnlive.com/india-news/bb-lal-padma-vibhushan-archaeologist-passes-away-at-101/
https://www.deccanherald.com/national/b-b-lal-doyen-of-indian-archaeology-who-excavated-in-ayodhya-purana-quila-1144017.html
https://www.newindianexpress.com/thesundaystandard/2022/sep/11/rip-professor-braj-bansi-lal-ace-excavator-who-unearthed-history-ancient-civilisation-2496926.html

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/audio-news/3204-audio-news-from-archaeologica-august-28th-through-september-3rd-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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