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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley,
Richard Miller, Kris Curry, Rick Heli, Richard C. Griffiths, Frank MacKay, Dorothy Lobel King,
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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More on fire and cultural diffusion 400 000 years bp:

https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/924954
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/08/fire-record-shows-cultural-diffusion-took-off-400000-years-ago/139881

More on pigment in Spain's Cueva de Ardales being associated with Neanderthals:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/for-over-20-000-years-neanderthals-spat-paint-on-this-stalagmite-1.10104975
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AFRICA
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Feature on the ongoing excavations at Osu Castle (Ghana):

https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Ongoing-archaeological-excavation-at-Osu-Castle-unique-Archaeologist-1330537
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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More on the Coptic-era settlement find at Marea:

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/08/archaeologists-surprised-discovery-6th-century-christian-town-egypt

More on the cleaning of the Great Hypostyle Hall at Karnak:

https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/9/418159/Heritage/In-Photos-Karnak-Temples%E2%80%99-Great-Hypostyle-Hall-und.aspx
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9936-210811-karnak-columns-cleaned

More on the transfer of the first Khufu ship to the GEM:

https://egyptianstreets.com/2021/08/08/in-photos-pharaoh-khufus-boat-transported-to-the-grand-egyptian-museum/
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/106782/Egypt%E2%80%99s-Min-of-Tourism-Antiquities-uploads-video-documenting-transfer-process
https://www.egyptindependent.com/video-king-khufus-first-boat-installed-safely-at-gem/
https://www.reuters.com/article/egypt-antiquities-boat/egypts-ancient-king-khufus-boat-is-moved-from-giza-pyramids-to-a-new-home-idUSL1N2PE0CE
https://www.jordantimes.com/news/region/ancient-pharaonic-boat-taken-egypts-grand-new-museum
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2021-08/11/c_1310119891.htm
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/egypts-ancient-king-khufus-boat-moved-pyramids-giza-new-grand-egyptian-museum-180978413/

... while the second will be restored 'live':

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/106809/Second-Khufu-Solar-Ship-to-be-restored-live-before-visitors

... and a feature on the Khufu ships:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/106718/Khufu-s-Solar-Ships-The-oldest-organic-antiquity-in-the

Feature on three women pharaohs of Egypt:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/ancient-egypt/the-female-kings-of-ancient-egypt/

Feature on the translation of hieroglyphics:

https://www.livescience.com/how-decipher-ancient-languages.html

Finds from various periods in the search for the Laodicea Temple in Nahavand:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/464024/Seleucid-Parthian-and-Islamic-relics-unearthed-in-west-central

Restoration of a centuries-old mosque in Mahabad is under way:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/464019/Centuries-old-mosque-in-Mahabad-being-restored-to-former-glory

Feature on Persian 'wind catchers':

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210810-the-ancient-persian-way-to-keep-cool

More on a Babylonian tablet providing possible evidence of Babylonians using applied geometry/trigonometry:

https://www.livescience.com/earliest-form-of-pythagorean-triplet
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/babylonians-used-applied-geometry-centuries-before-greeks-676256
https://www.dw.com/en/thank-the-babylonians-not-pythagoras-for-trigonometry/a-58820147
https://cosmosmagazine.com/science/mathematics/babylonian-tablet-trigonometry-pythagorean-triplets/
https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/oldest-tablet-in-history-of-geometry-in-istanbul-museum-166963
https://thedebrief.org/ancient-tablet-displays-pythagorean-theorem-1000-years-before-pythagoras-was-even-born/?utm_sq=gtea1iiqcl

Feature on Neo-Assyrian law practices:

https://www.asor.org/anetoday/2021/08/neo-assyrian-legal-practices

Not sure how recent this find of Neolthic domestic structures at Catal Huyuk is:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/08/13/neolithic-era-homes-street-found-at-catalhoyuk-site-in-turkey/

A 3000 years bp Phrygian monument/temple of some sort from western Turkey:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/excavations-reveal-phrygian-monument-in-western-turkey/news

A child burial (date?) from the Tozkoparan Mound:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/archaeologists-find-childs-skeleton-in-turkeys-tozkoparan-mound/news

Iron Age finds from the Porsuk Mound excavations:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/remnants-of-city-walls-from-iron-age-found-in-turkeys-porsuk-mound/news

Possible evidence in the search for the site of the Battle of Malazgirt (1071):

https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/weapons-find-points-to-seljuk-byzantine-battle-site-in-turkey/news

Seljuk-era sarcophagi from Bitlis:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/seljuk-sarcophagi-unearthed-in-turkeys-bitlis-excite-researchers/news

The excavation season at Hattusa/Bogazkoy is under way:

https://www.dainst.blog/daistanbul_blog/2021/08/08/fieldwork-started-in-%E1%B8%ABattusa-bogazkoey/

The ancient site of Sarissa will be opening to the public:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/3500-year-old-summer-residence-of-hittite-kings-to-host-visitors/news

A Talmudic-era coin found by a family visiting Korazim National Park:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/talmudic-era-coin-found-in-the-galilee-by-family-on-a-trip-676343
https://www.timesofisrael.com/girl-finds-1500-year-old-coin-at-talmud-era-jewish-village-in-northern-israel/
https://www.israelhayom.com/2021/08/11/israeli-girl-finds-ancient-coin-curing-scavenger-hunt-at-talmud-era-village/

Not sure where to put this thirteen pound 'lump' of 4th century coins found by a beach camper in Neveh Yam:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/ancient-1700-years-old-coins-found-on-israeli-beach-676671
https://www.ynetnews.com/travel/article/b1agnjbgt
https://www.israelhayom.com/2021/08/13/man-discovers-1700-year-old-coins-on-camping-trip/

Pottery analysis suggests a new culture arose in the kingdom of Judah between the Assyrian conquest and the Babylonian destruction:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/pottery-shows-new-culture-in-biblical-judah-after-assyrian-conquest-676175

More on evidence of an 8th century BCE earthquake mentioned in the Bible:

https://phys.org/news/2021-08-evidence-ancient-earthquake-jerusalem.html
https://www.livescience.com/biblical-earthquake-jerusalem-found.html
https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/ancient-israel/evidence-of-biblical-earthquake-discovered-in-jerusalem/
https://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/47038/20210811/archaeologists-discovered-possible-evidence-biblical-earthquake-city-david.htm
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-find-evidence-8th-century-bc-earthquake-described-old-testament-180978385/

Feature on Paleo-Hebrew:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-artifacts/inscriptions/the-story-of-the-old-hebrew-script/

Feature on the destruction of Philistine Gath:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/the-destruction-of-philistine-gath/

Work has started to make the Tomb of the Patriarchs more accessible:

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/work-begins-on-disabled-access-to-tomb-of-patriarchs-defense-ministry-676218
https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/idf-pledges-first-ever-tomb-of-patriarchs-elevator-within-six-months-676261

Saudi Arabia documented 14 new archaeological sites of interest:

https://saudigazette.com.sa/article/609631/SAUDI-ARABIA/13-archaeological-sites-documented-in-Saudi-Arabia
https://www.thenationalnews.com/gulf-news/2021/08/11/saudi-arabias-heritage-authority-documents-14-archaeological-sites/

More on hyenas filling Saudi Arabian caves/lava tubes with bones over 7000 years:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/08/thousands-of-human-and-animal-bones-hoarded-by-hyenas-in-lava-tube-system/139869

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https://thisweekintheancientneareast.podbean.com/

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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An Etruscan sanctuary found in Piana del Lago (Italian):

http://www.tusciaweb.eu/2021/08/santuario-etrusco-piana-del-lago-rinvenuti-bronzetti-monete-frammenti-ex-voto-terrecotte-architettoniche/

Water work in Newcastle revealed a section of Hadrian's Wall:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/aug/11/part-of-hadrians-wall-discovered-in-newcastle-city-centre
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-58175985
https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/history/hadrians-wall-roman-road-newcastle-21280878
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/newcastle-hadrians-wall-scli-intl-gbr-scn/index.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/forgotten-section-hadrians-wall-discovered-beneath-busy-newcastle-street-180978415/

A pot of coins (and later finds) dating to the Roman Republic from the wall of a structure in southern France:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61980
https://www.inrap.fr/un-quartier-periurbain-de-l-agglomeration-antique-du-castellas-murviel-les-15913

A monumental fountain and cisterns (early imperial?) from Vada Volterranea (Italian):

https://livornopress.it/archeologia-alla-luce-un-nuovo-settore-di-vada-volterranea
https://www.iltelegrafolivorno.it/cronaca/una-fontana-monumentale-emerge-dagli-scavi-1.6680650

Remains of a Roman-era structure from San Giovanni Profiamma (Italian):

https://tuttoggi.info/trovati-resti-di-un-edificio-depoca-romana-durante-lavori-stradali-a-san-givanni-profiamma/640590/

A boy looking for his grandfather's wedding ring in Norway came across a Roman-era ring instead:

https://norwaytoday.info/culture/12-year-old-boy-searches-for-his-grandpas-wedding-ring-and-finds-one-from-ancient-roman-times-instead/

Week 2 of the dig diary for the excavations at Zominthos:

https://www.archaeological.org/zominthos-2021-week-2/

Overviewish thing on the Greek-Swiss excavations at the sanctuary of Amarysia Artemis in Amarythos:

https://www.athina984.gr/en/2021/08/12/ellino-elvetikes-anaskafes-2021-sto-iero-tis-amarysias-artemidos-stin-amaryntho/

More hype for the dig at the purported tomb of Aratus at Pompeiopolis:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/excavations-to-reveal-aratus-tomb-in-turkeys-solipompeiopolis/news

A study of Minoan food choices:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/minoans-saw-wheat-as-classy-lentils-as-plebeian-fare-archaeologists-deduce-1.10103775

More on that Roman key handle found a few years ago being interpreted as evidence of 'execution by lions' in Roman Britain:

https://ulasnews.com/2021/08/09/thrown-to-the-lions/
https://phys.org/news/2021-08-evidence-roman-britain-revealed.html
https://www.livescience.com/roman-key-lion-eating-barbarian.html
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-58144680
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9874083/Bronze-key-handle-suggests-Romans-transported-LIONS-fight-native-Britons-death.html
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/the-mane-event-key-evidence-the-roman-empire-used-lions-for-executions-676644
https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/lions-in-roman-leicester-blog-post-mary-beard/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/ancient-artifact-lions-executions-in-roman-britain-1997621
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/artifact-suggests-romans-may-have-used-lions-public-executions-britain-180978422/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9935-210811-leicester-roman-key

cf: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/britannia/article/at-deaths-door-a-scene-of-damnatio-ad-bestias-on-a-key-handle-from-leicester/225722F22B16E4F96449FBC03E262BB2

More on that 'deliberately damaged' coin of Julian the Apostate from Norfolk:

https://www.lynnnews.co.uk/news/rare-roman-coin-may-have-been-deliberately-damaged-9211036/
https://inews.co.uk/news/roman-coin-last-pagan-emperor-might-have-been-deliberately-damaged-act-erasure-1141687

More on that recently-found thermopolium at Pompeii opening to the public:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/aug/09/pompeis-fast-food-joint-unearthed-in-2019-opens-to-public
https://thehill.com/changing-america/enrichment/arts-culture/567055-pompeii-to-open-ancient-fast-food-joint
https://www.forbes.com/sites/rebeccahughes/2021/08/12/pompeiis-2000-year-old-fast-food-outlet-is-now-open-to-visitors/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9879451/Pompeii-Remains-snack-bar-served-duck-snails-paella-2-000-years-ago-opens-tourists.html
https://www.news.com.au/travel/destinations/europe/italy/pompeiis-2000-year-old-fast-food-restaurant-to-open-to-public/news-story/46e8b5c4ad0a04cd1b8ce25862f25035
https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/2000-year-old-fast-food-joint-unearthed-in-italys-pompeii-opens-for-public-4072346.html
https://hypebeast.com/2021/8/pompeii-fast-food-snack-bar-excavation-opens-to-public
https://www.wionews.com/world/back-in-business-after-centuries-roman-fast-food-restaurant-recently-unearthed-at-pompeii-to-open-to-public-soon-404191
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/pompeii-opens-recently-discovered-ancient-fast-food-restaurant-1998265
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61970

More on the votive deposit from San Casciano Bagni (Italian):

https://www.radiosienatv.it/san-casciano-bagni-riemergono-strabilianti-capolavori-di-arte-dellantichita/

More on the Roman shipwreck full of amphorae off the Egadi islands (Italian):

https://www.lastampa.it/viaggi/italia/2021/08/09/news/scoperta-un-altra-nave-romana-nel-mare-delle-egadi-a-100-metri-di-profondita-a-bordo-un-carico-di-anfore-del-iv-v-secolo-1.40583737
https://www.zazoom.it/2021-08-09/archeologia-scoperto-il-relitto-di-una-nave-romana-con-un-carico-di-anfore-sul-fondale-delle-egadi/9257981/

In case you missed the find of 2400 years bp fruit baskets (with fruit) from the depths of Abukir Bay at Thonis-Herakleion:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/aug/08/the-guardian-view-on-fruit-bowls-from-ancient-egypt-touching-the-past

... and the Greek 'warship':

https://www.thenationalherald.com/culture/arthro/ancient_greek_warship_found_off_the_coast_of_egypt-3056829/

Concerns for a Punic-Roman tower at Tal Wilga (Malta):

https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/protected-punic-roman-tower-becomes-a-construction-site.893518

The Theatre of Ephesus is reopening to the public:

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/2300-year-old-iconic-ephesus-theatre-reopens-for-visitors
https://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture/turkey-s-ancient-ephesus-theater-reopens-following-3-year-break/2334867
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20210814-turkeys-ancient-ephesus-theater-reopens-following-3-year-break/

A leaky roof (apparently) in the British Museum is adding fuel to the fire that is the Parthenon Marbles return debate:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/is-it-raining-again-in-the-british-museum-s-parthenon-gallery
https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1166224/possible-water-damage-in-the-british-museum-s-parthenon-gallery/
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/08/14/british-museums-leaking-roof-proves-elgin-marbles-should-returned/
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/08/14/british-museums-leaking-roof-proves-elgin-marbles-should-returned/

... while Stephen Fry has added his voice (again) to those calling for their return:

https://greekherald.com.au/community/events/classy-act-philhellene-stephen-fry-returning-parthenon-marbles-greece/

Pondering Joseph Campbell and the Hero's Journey:

https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-man-behind-the-myth-should-we-question-the-heros-journey/

Feature on the Antikythera shipwreck:

https://smarthistory.org/the-antikythera-shipwreck/

Feature on Jewish communities on Crete (mostly ancient):

https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/resurrection-of-an-ancient-greek-synagogue-in-crete-676451

Feature on the Nike of Samothrace:

https://smarthistory.org/nike-winged-victory-of-samothrace/

Feature on Cartimandua:

https://southleedslife.com/the-yorkshire-queen/

Feature on the Muses:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/08/15/muses-of-greek-mythology/

Feature on the ancient Greek daily diet:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/08/14/what-did-the-ancient-greeks-eat/

Another feature on the Sacred Band of Thebes:

https://hellenicnews.com/male-eros-and-the-sacred-band-of-thebes/

Feature on the Kerameikos:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/08/09/kerameikos-from-potters-quarter-to-greeces-largest-necropolis/

On the popularity of Greece and Rome in animation right now:

https://hyperallergic.com/668970/ancient-greece-and-rome-animation/

Next installment of the history of Roman Portugal:

https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2021-08-11/a-misty-history-of-roman-portugal-part-5-the-social-order/61653

On Latin being dead, but not extinct:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/latin-is-dead-but-not-extinct

Some zoom lectures on ancient Byzantine art:

https://ism.yale.edu/news/yale-lectures-late-antique-and-byzantine-art-and-architecture

It's possible this week you read something about the find of remains of the Trojan Horse ... e.g.:

https://www.jpost.com/international/did-archaeologists-just-find-the-trojan-horse-676349
https://greekreporter.com/2021/08/10/archaeologists-claim-theyve-discovered-the-trojan-horse-in-turkey/

... it's a very old story and as might be expected, very wrong ... two excellent posts on this:

https://talesoftimesforgotten.com/2021/08/11/no-archaeologists-have-not-found-the-trojan-horse/
https://talesoftimesforgotten.com/2021/08/13/update-dr-christine-morris-confirms-she-has-not-found-the-trojan-horse/

Latest comparison of the US and Rome:

https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2021/08/will-us-pass-point-no-return/619739/

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http://romanarc.blogspot.com/

Rogueclassicism:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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14 000 years bp human remains from the Cova Gran de Santa Linya site (Spain):

https://www.cenieh.es/en/press/news/upper-paleolithic-human-remains-are-found-cova-gran-de-santa-linya-site
https://phys.org/news/2021-08-upper-paleolithic-human-cova-gran.html
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9883977/Experts-bones-14K-year-old-female-Spanish-site-near-evidence-Neanderthals.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9894-210810-spain-upper-paleolithic

Evidence of Neolithic dairy farming from a site in Wales:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-58174481
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9939-210813-wales-dairy-farming

A couple of 5000 years bp pieces of wood from the Ness of Brodgar site:

https://www.nessofbrodgar.co.uk/a-first-for-the-ness-neolithic-wood-has-survived-in-structure-twelve-post-holes/
https://www.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/heritage/archaeologists-make-astonishing-discovery-of-5000-year-old-piece-of-wood-in-orkney-3340725
https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/islands/3380458/astonishing-neolithic-wood-discovered-at-orkneys-ness-of-brodgar-site/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/5000-year-old-wood-found-preserved-orkney-ceremonial-center-180978430/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9938-210812-neolithic-wood-fragment

Archaeologists have discerned the origins of the so-called Arthur's Stone:

https://phys.org/news/2021-08-archaeologists-reveal-famous-stone-age.html
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/archaeologists-reveal-origins-of-famous-stone-age-monument/
https://www.sciencealert.com/the-first-excavations-around-arthur-s-stone-have-revealed-the-monument-s-true-origin

Plans to rebury 3000 years bp cart ruts in Malta:

https://lovinmalta.com/malta/3000-year-old-maltese-cart-ruts-to-be-buried-under-new-airport-roundabout/

A 2500 years bp cremation burial from Bydgoszcz (Poland):

https://polandin.com/55287752/iron-age-burial-discovered-during-revitalisation-works-in-bydgoszcz

A Late Bronze Age burial from a Cambridgeshire housing development:

https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/complete-human-skeleton-unearthed-south-21264395
https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/late-bronze-age-skeleton-uncovered-at-cambridgeshire-housing-development/

Finds from various periods (Bronze, Iron Age, Roman) from the Hale Manor Quarry dig in Arreton:

https://www.countypress.co.uk/news/19501572.bronze-iron-age-artefacts-unearthed-arreton-site/

First millennium CE Volga-Finnish finds from a site in the Suzdal Opolye region of Russia:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/08/archaeologists-discover-treasure-horde-in-suzdal-opolye-region-of-russia/139884

A site in Biddenham has finds from various periods (Neolithic to Saxon) including structures and a ceremonial monument:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/08/archaeologists-unearth-multi-period-site-with-ceremonial-monument/139876

A father and son on a walk in Poland last January came across a Lusatian site which has now been excavated:

https://polandin.com/55319382/father-and-son-find-buried-treasure-from-lusatian-culture

Finds from various periods from 46 excavations in Valencia:

https://www.lavanguardia.com/local/valencia/20210809/7653326/beca-arqueologia-400-piezas-46-excavaciones-valencia.html

A 1600 years bp 'pagan wooden idol' from a bog in Co Roscommon:

https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40358522.html
https://www.irishcentral.com/news/pagan-idol-st-patrick-discovered-roscommon
https://www.thejournal.ie/pagan-idol-found-roscommon-bog-5522652-Aug2021/

That warrior burial from Finland that has been in the news the past couple of weeks is now being suggested as belonging to a non-binary leader:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/aug/09/1000-year-old-remains-in-finland-may-be-non-binary-viking-researchers-say
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2021/08/11/nonbinary-ancient-medieval-finland/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/iron-age-finnish-grave-nonbinary-leader-1997341
https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/remains-found-in-1000-year-old-lavish-burial-in-finland-may-be-of-nonbinary-warrior/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dna-test-shows-medieval-person-buried-sword-and-womens-clothing-may-have-been-intersex-180978407/

... another spin mentions Klinefelter Syndrome:

https://www.npr.org/2021/08/09/1026183914/new-dna-analysis-finds-1-000-year-old-warrior-remains-may-be-non-binary

13th century silver finds from a site in Rold Ryazan:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/08/ornate-silver-horde-discovered-in-forests-near-old-ryazan/139889

Another piece on Viking items emerging from melting ice in Norway:

https://phys.org/news/2021-08-ice-high-altitude-reveal-viking.html

Feature on Vikings in Spain:

https://theconversation.com/spains-little-known-viking-history-is-being-uncovered-165828

Some metal-detectorist medieval silver coins from Gloucester have been declared treasure:

https://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/19500249.silver-coins-hoard-found-dursley-declared-treasure/
https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/gloucester-news/medieval-silver-coins-found-gloucestershire-5762923

... as has the metal-detectorist Civil War silver (and gold) Lindsey hoard:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-suffolk-58205023

Another group of metal-detectorist medieval coins that predate Magna Carta from Coventry have been donated to a museum:

https://www.stratfordobserver.co.uk/news/rare-medieval-coins-hoard-donated-to-museum-31447/

A dig at Anchor Church Field in Crowland has revealed a high-status medieval struture and other items:

https://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/archaeologists-discover-towns-links-to-st-guthlac-9211764/

Remains of a possible medieval castle from a mound at Soulton Hall:

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/environment/2021/08/14/we-found-ourselves-a-castle---archaeologists-delight-at-historical-finds-in-shropshire-countryside/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mysterious-mound-english-manor-reveal-medieval-castle-remains-180978390/

Suggestion there might be 'thousands' of infants buried at an 18th century hospital site in Dublin:

https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40355279.html

... but none have been found:

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/no-human-remains-found-on-site-of-new-children-s-hospital-developers-1.4643011

A dig at the site of a new Berwick hospital is paused while archaeologists isolate:

https://www.berwick-advertiser.co.uk/news/people/archaeological-dig-paused-at-berwick-hospital-site-3341801

Roadwork revealed the remains of an 1837 dock explosion (among others) in Hull:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-humber-58201891
https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/heritage-and-retro/heritage/latest-finds-from-trinity-burial-ground-archaeological-dig-reveals-victim-of-1837-docklands-disaster-3346218

The wreck of the HMS Northumberland off the shore of Deal is being studied:

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/deal/news/centuries-old-warship-explored-252125/

The Folkestone Museum is seeking help finding a Bronze Age sword that was once found in the area:

https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/help-solve-the-mystery-of-folkestones-missing-sword/

Venice is contending with floods again:

https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/weather/2021/08/09/floodwaters-overtake-venice-landmarks-including-st-marks-square/5532681001/

A trove of Nazi artifacts found in the wall of a German house:

https://www.livescience.com/secret-cache-nazi-artifacts-house-wall.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/history-teacher-finds-nazi-cache-inside-wall-german-house-180978419/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9937-210812-germany-nazi-objects

Weather/flood concerns for assorted sites in the UK:

https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/670/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/670/pub/670/page/29/article/198174
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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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More on that 'oldest known mint' site in Guanzhuang:

https://archive.shine.cn/nation/Oldest-mint-in-world-unearthed/shdaily.shtml
http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2021-08/10/content_77683501.htm
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/oldest-archaeological-monetary-minting-mold-discovered-in-china-676134
https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/history-and-civilisation/2021/08/worlds-oldest-coin-factory-discovered-in-china
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/worlds-oldest-known-coin-mint-found-china-180978394/
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/oldest-mint-spade-coins-chinese-foundry-1234601047/
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02181-7
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9891-210809-china-oldest-mint

Feature on archaeological finds emerging from melting ice in Mongolia:

https://phys.org/news/2021-08-mongolian-ice-reveals-fragile-artifacts.html
https://theconversation.com/melting-mongolian-ice-reveals-fragile-artifacts-that-provide-clues-about-how-past-people-lived-164657

Restoration of the Bay Kaek Temple (down the road from Angkor Wat) is almost complete:

https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50911756/restoration-of-angkor-era-temple-almost-complete/

A dig at Hue's Thai To temple complex is under way:

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/travel/places/archaeological-dig-to-assess-downgraded-hue-temple-complex-4338453.html

Feature on Indonesians preserving lost Chinese burials:

https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/people/article/3143951/meet-indonesians-saving-chinese-heritage-one-tomb-time

A Sangam era urn burial along with a steel dagger from the Konthagai excavations:

https://www.news18.com/news/lifestyle/jehangir-know-all-about-the-mughal-emperor-who-ruled-for-22-years-4065170.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/excavation-india-may-hold-clues-ancient-civilization-180978414/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9892-210809-india-urn-burial-dagger

A possible Sangam-era 'canal structure' from Pudukkottai:

https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2021/aug/14/canal-like-structure-possibly-of-sangam-era-found-in-pudukkottai-2344620.html

Remains of a second ring well found at Agaram:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Madurai/second-ring-well-found-at-agaram/article35802469.ece

A trove of 9th-12th century CE idols from a temple site in an Odisha village:

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/treasure-trove-of-9th-12th-century-c-e-idols-found-in-odisha-village-report-2509640

A 10th century CE stone inscription from near Shaavanabelagola:

https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/2021/aug/12/10th-century-stone-inscription-found-near-shravanabelagola-2343557.html

Feature on the emperor Jehangir:

https://www.news18.com/news/lifestyle/jehangir-know-all-about-the-mughal-emperor-who-ruled-for-22-years-4065170.html
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AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
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Feature on Australian gold rush diarist Mary Anne Allen:

https://theconversation.com/hidden-women-of-history-how-mother-of-8-mary-anne-allen-made-do-on-the-goldfields-amid-gunshots-rain-and-sly-grog-161354
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NORTH AMERICA
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Feature on an 11 000 years bp Paleo-Indian site in Sterling Heights (Michigan, I think):

https://www.candgnews.com/news/ancient-beach-settlement-points-to-sterlings-past-121293

A possible pit house site in the Columbia Valley (British Columbia):

https://www.columbiavalleypioneer.com/archeological-assessment-reveals-evidence-of-ancient-pit-house/

The original structure and 23 burials have been found at the First Baptist Church site at Colonial Williamsburg:

https://wydaily.com/local-news/2021/08/10/original-structure-and-23-burials-discovered-at-first-baptist-church-excavation-site/

A study of a young girl's burial from Louisbourg:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/bones-young-girl-fortress-louisbourg-1.6132578
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9893-210810-louisbourg-colonial-cemetery

Restoration of a 147 years bp cabin in Eldora is under way:

https://www.dailycamera.com/2021/08/12/preserving-history-as-restoration-of-147-year-old-edlora-cabin-begins

An update on the burials found at Tropicana Field:

https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/special-reports/erased/archaeologists-explain-possible-graves-tropicana-field/67-0d1ce865-c4fa-4bcb-aca7-bac99bde0161
https://www.tampabay.com/life-culture/history/2021/08/10/graves-were-found-under-tropicana-field-parking-lots-now-what/

Feature on Joseph Jillisky:

https://www.adirondackexplorer.org/stories/the-little-known-story-of-a-driven-colvin-biographer

Feature on Henry Burden:

https://www.timesunion.com/albanyrural/article/Henry-Burden-1791-1871-16386502.php
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Four intact bouquets of flowers found in a tunnel at Teotihuacan:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61993
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9891095/Bouquets-flowers-left-offerings-gods-1800-years-ago-Teotihuacan-pyramid.html

Study suggests the Chinchorro culture was dealing with arsenic issues:

https://www.elmostrador.cl/cultura/2021/08/10/contaminacion-por-arsenico-habria-sido-clave-en-momificacion-de-cultura-chinchorro/

Feature on the role of the Tlaxcaltecs in the fall of the Aztec empire:

https://blog.oup.com/2021/08/native-conquistadors-the-role-of-tlaxcala-in-the-fall-of-the-aztec-empire/

... and their position today:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/aug/13/mexico-tlaxcala-aztec-empire-anniversary

Assorted items marking the 500th anniversary of the conquest of Mexico by the Spanish:

https://english.elpais.com/usa/2021-08-09/the-conquest-of-mexico-under-question-500-years-on.html
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/500-years-spanish-conquest-still-colonial-domination-rcna1660
https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/the-fall-of-the-aztec-empire-what-really-happened-in-the-battle-of
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/500-years-spanish-conquest-still-colonial-domination-rcna1660

... including Mexico's building of a replica Aztec temple:

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/mexico-builds-replica-aztec-temple-to-mark-500-years-since-spanish-conquest/46861006

Feature on Peru's Incan rope bridges:

https://www.sapiens.org/archaeology/inca-rope-bridge/
https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/perus-incan-rope-bridges-are-hanging-by-a-thread

Feature on the Mayan ruins at Tulum:

https://mexiconewsdaily.com/mexicolife/tulums-ruins-offer-glimpses-of-ancient-mayan-religious-life/

More on Machu Picchu being older than previously thought:

http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/machu-picchu-09954.html

More on Mayan water purification at Tikal:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20210808-the-mayas-ingenious-secret-to-survival
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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 John Locke:

https://www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium/john-locke-philosopher-england-empiricism-b1899345.html

Feature on sheep bone apple scoops:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/antique-apple-scoops

Feature on the 'family tree' of the founder of the Smithsonian:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/new-analysis-reveals-more-details-smithsonian-founders-family-squabble-180978393/

Feature on Ezra Pound's downfall:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/06/books/the-downfall-of-ezra-pound.html

On the idea of 'East vs West':

https://www.scmp.com/comment/opinion/article/3144560/where-did-idea-east-vs-west-come

Feature on broom makingin Valparaiso:

https://www.latercera.com/la-tercera-sabado/noticia/el-ultimo-escobero-de-valparaiso/S54XQFOMUVBEJK3SPTWF5SAQVU/

Feature on how frames are chosen for museum paintings:

https://blogs.getty.edu/iris/whats-in-a-frame/

Feature on Giovanni di Paolo's 'the Fall':

https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/interactive/2021/giovanni-di-paolo-creation-of-world-expulsion-from-paradise

Feature/review on the restoration of the Cathedral of Santiago's Portico de la Gloria:

https://elpais.com/espana/galicia/2021-08-09/12-anos-50000-horas-asi-fue-la-resurreccion-del-portico-de-la-gloria.html

Another feature on Napoleon's plundering of European art:

https://www.csmonitor.com/Books/Book-Reviews/2021/0812/Napoleon-plundered-Europe-s-art-to-bring-prestige-home-to-France

On the use of shark teeth as tools or weapons in various cultures:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/melissacristinamarquez/2021/08/11/how-efficient-were-shark-teeth-as-tools-or-weapons/

Feature on Ludditism:

https://theconversation.com/im-a-luddite-you-should-be-one-too-163172

Feature on the Salvatore Mundi:

https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/movies/a37294556/the-lost-leonardo-documentary-true-story/

Feature on a Parmigiano Madonna:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/08/13/arts/design/parmigianino-madonna-of-the-long-neck.html

On the history of tea:

https://bigthink.com/culture-religion/spies-wars-secret-history-tea

Interesting study (via isotopes) of a 17 000 years bp mammoth tusk:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/aug/12/woolly-mammoth-walked-far-enough-circle-earth-twice-study
https://www.wired.com/story/a-mammoth-tusk-reveals-a-woolly-and-unprecedented-tale/
https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/12/world/mammoth-range-tusk-isotopes-scn/index.html
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02206-1

cf: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/373/6556/806

Review of Ines Newman, *Internment in Britain in 1940*:

https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/when-england-doubted-jews-loyalty-book-review-676526

Review of Martin King, *Battlefield Medics*:

https://ricochet.com/1022047/battlefield-medicine-from-ancient-egypt-to-modern-afghanistan/
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CURRENT EVENTS:
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As might be expected, there are concerns for antiquities in Afghanistan right now:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/taliban-destroyed-afghanistan-ancient-treasures-will-history-repeat-itself

What the humanities will reveal about COVID-19 in the coming years:

https://theconversation.com/plagues-and-classical-history-what-the-humanities-will-tell-us-about-covid-in-years-to-come-165848
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/plagues-classical-history-humanities-tell-132033088.html

Comparing the 'culture war' of the 4th century to today:

https://theconversation.com/a-bitter-culture-war-in-the-fourth-century-shows-we-may-not-be-as-divided-as-we-think-152830

How Newcastle is trying to deal with its statuary etc from the Boer War:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/aug/13/britain-imperial-history-petty-culture-wars-newcastle-boer-war-memorial

Ben Franklin regretted not getting his son inoculated for smallpox:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2021/08/14/ben-franklin-smallpox-son-vaccine/

OpEd on 'the statue wars':

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/08/bristol-colston-statue-culture-war-history/619671/

... while down the road from me, a statue of John A MacDonald was torn down during a rally:

https://www.chch.com/sir-john-a-macdonald-statue-is-pulled-down-in-gore-park-after-an-indigenous-unity-rally-was-held/

OpEd on 'Decolonization' at US universities:

https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/08/decolonization-coming-to-a-college-near-you/

On the history of wildfires in the US:

https://apps.npr.org/us-wildfires-impact-environment-climate-change/
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ANIMAL AND PLANT DOMESTICATIONS
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Feature on how domestication changes animals:

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210805-the-animals-changed-by-proximity-to-humans
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Titian:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/12/arts/design/titian-isabella-stewart-gardner-museum-review.html
https://www.wbur.org/news/2021/08/12/isabella-stewart-gardner-museum-titian-women-myth-power

Gold of the Great Steppe:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/aug/09/golden-history-of-kazakhstans-saka-warrior-people-revealed
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9874997/Saka-artefacts-Kazakhstan-display-Cambridge.html
https://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/news/saka-artefacts-from-kazakhstan-to-go-on-display-at-fitzwilli-9211088/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-ancient-horse-riding-nomads-made-astonishing-art-180978404/

Typewriters:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-57955578

Jewish art from Salzburg:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/13/arts/Jewish-contribution-salzburg-festival-vienna.html

Fragments of Humanity:

https://northernontario.ctvnews.ca/new-fragments-of-humanity-exhibition-at-the-timmins-museum-showcases-archaeological-artifacts-from-quebec-1.5547379

Chinatown Los Angeles:

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/3143145/chinatown-los-angeles-memories-my-father-loved

Drinking bowls:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/unique-ancient-drinking-bowls-on-display-at-bogazkale-museum-167019

Quran Manuscripts:

https://www.dawn.com/news/1640518/ancient-quranic-manuscripts-iranian-antiquities-go-on-display

Port City:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/aug/11/tea-sweat-and-whale-poop-museum-sniffs-out-history-of-londons-docks

Guangzhou finds:

http://www.ecns.cn/hd/2021-08-12/detail-ihapxtup7960471.shtml

The National Gallery is behind an upcoming open-air art exhibition:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-58156968

Feature on ANU's Classics Museum:

https://canberraweekly.com.au/anu-classics-museum-brings-the-distant-past-closer-to-us/

On US museums pondering their African collections:

https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2021/0809/Whose-art-is-it-US-museums-reexamine-their-African-collections

A virtual Tiananmen Square museum was crowdfunded:

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3143762/virtual-tiananmen-square-museum-crowdfunded-hong-kong-vigil
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AUCTIONS AND SALES RELATED
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High expectations for a Tudor oak overmantle:

https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/staffordshire/stafford/2021/08/08/tudor-artefact-once-destined-for-the-bin-could-reach-5-million-at-auction/

The Bartlett Collection of Ancient Coins is up for auction:

https://coinweek.com/auctions-news/bartlett-collection-of-ancient-coins-now-at-auction-to-benefit-the-ans/

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Denisovan DNA in the indigenous Philippine population:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/indigenous-people-philippines-denisovan-dna-genetics
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9940-210813-denisovan-dna-philippines

More on what we're learning from/about Middle Eastern genomes:

https://cosmosmagazine.com/history/civilisations/middle-eastern-genomes-fill-historical-gaps/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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The UN is taking the research of paleoclimatologists seriously, it seems:

https://www.npr.org/2021/08/09/1025898341/major-report-warns-climate-change-is-accelerating-and-humans-must-cut-emissions-
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TOURISTY THINGS
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St Paul 'cultural route':

https://cyprus-mail.com/2021/08/11/cyprus-greece-and-italy-plan-to-promote-st-paul-cultural-route/

Diyarbakir:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/photographers-at-picturesque-roman-castle-in-turkeys-diyarbakir/news

Ribchester:

https://www.lancs.live/news/lancashire-news/gallery/beautiful-lancashire-village-filled-ancient-21226273

Vindolanda:

https://www.thetravel.com/what-is-hadrians-wall-and-why-was-it-built/

Jerash:

https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202108/1230920.shtml
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2021-08/09/c_1310116441.htm

Roman London:

https://londonist.com/london/things-to-do/roman-london-city-guides-best-walking-tours
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PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC RELATED
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An Odyssey:

https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/theater-dance/2021/08/12/Schenley-ice-rink-Quantum-Theatre-An-Odyssey-2021/stories/202108100138

Hamlet:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/05/theater/ian-mckellen-hamlet.html

On opera in the 'Wild West':

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/11/arts/music/opera-sets-leadville.html
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CRIME BEAT
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Turkish police arrested 92 people for smuggling antiquities to the US:

https://thedailyguardian.net/92-people-arrested-in-turkey-for-smuggling-antiquities-to-the-united-states/

... while this bust of 78 others is possibly a different one:

https://www.occrp.org/en/daily/15002-turkey-arrests-78-in-operation-targeting-the-illegal-antiquities-trade

This 'extremely rare greek coin' seems to have been recovered as part of the foregoing:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/extremely-rare-greek-coin-found-in-anti-smuggling-operation-167057

A Florida man arrested for damaging an archaeological site:

https://ecbpublishing.com/arrested-for-excavating-archaeological-site/

I think we mentioned this member of Qatar's ruling family losing their suit against Phoenix Ancient Art:

https://www.thenationalnews.com/world/uk-news/2021/08/10/qatari-sheikh-loses-battle-over-52m-fake-ancient-artefacts/

Feature on spotting looted antiquities:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/germany-establishes-network-to-fight-the-illegal-trade-in-antiquities

Feature on the role of social media in the illegal antiquities trade:

https://www.occrp.org/en/daily/14997-in-the-balkans-online-resources-fuel-the-illegal-antiquities-trade

A followup to the detention of Hassan Rateb for his role in funding illegal digs in Egypt:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/106819/Detention-renewed-for-Egyptian-businessman-Hassan-Rateb-over-funding-excavation

More on that illegal antiquities catch by CPB folks in Kentucky:

https://www.wltx.com/article/news/crime/aztec-artifacts-skull-intercepted-customs/101-fc061fef-a0d9-4283-a71c-8a711a681792
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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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Egypt has recovered an ancient priest statue from the Netherlands (we might have mentioned this one):

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/08/egypt-retrieves-ancient-priest-statue-holland

Assorted items stolen from churches in Gokceada are being returned:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/historical-churches-of-gokceada-to-regain-stolen-artifacts/news

Latest on the Benin Bronzes:

https://www.sunnewsonline.com/nightmares-for-looted-benin-artefacts/

... and a related item on how the British stole artifacts from a Nigerian town 80+ years bp:

http://saharareporters.com/2021/08/13/82-year-old-document-reveals-how-british-stole-valuable-artefacts-nigerian-town-ile-ife

More on Australia's returns of items to India (and others that haven't been):

https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/lifestyle-culture/article/3144360/australia-returns-indian-antiques-worth-us22-million

More on 17 000 looted items being returned to Iraq:

https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/news/iraq-looted-artefacts-us-repatriation-v1d3625e3
https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/08/iraq-recovers-thousands-smuggled-artifacts-national-museum

... and how Hobby Lobby acquired them:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/08/10/hobby-lobbys-owner-returned-17000-ancient-artifacts-iraq-how-did-he-get-them-first-place/

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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v24/club_nbs_esylum_v24n32.html

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

http://www.coinbooks.org/v24/club_nbs_esylum_v24n33.html
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Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/

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OBITUARIES
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Donald Kagan:

https://news.yale.edu/2021/08/10/donald-kagan-celebrated-historian-ancient-world-and-revered-teacher
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/13/books/donald-kagan-dead.html
https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/donald-kagan-leading-neo-conservative-historian-dead-89-79401581
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/08/11/donald-kagan-death-classicist-free-speech-conservative-503846
https://www.thebulwark.com/don-kagan-the-man-the-legend/
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/donald-kagan-r-i-p/
https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/politics/2021/08/12/donald-kagan-ohio-state-yale-historian-greece-neo-conservative-dies/8108246002/
https://www.nhregister.com/news/article/Donald-Kagan-Yale-s-funny-outrageous-16383738.php

Stephen Miller:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1166084/stephen-miller-archaeologist-known-for-work-at-nemea-dies/
https://www.ekathimerini.com/opinion/1166189/citizen-miller-into-light/
https://greekreporter.com/2021/08/11/archaeologist-stephen-miller-nemean-games-revival-father-dies/
https://news.gtp.gr/2021/08/11/greece-expresses-sorrow-for-philhellene-archaeologist-stephen-millers-death/
https://neoskosmos.com/en/207237/vale-stephen-miller-ancient-nemea-archaeologist-and-philhellene/
https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/08/12/hellenism-loses-a-friend-with-the-death-of-stephen-miller/

Sarah Broadie:

https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/philosophy/news/title-130913-en.php

Leon Litwack:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/12/us/leon-litwack-dead.html

Ying-Shih Yu:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/10/world/asia/ying-shih-yu-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/3094-audio-news-from-archaeologica-august-1-through-august-8-2021
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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Atlas Obscura:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/

Heritage Daily:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/

Sapiens Archaeology:

https://www.sapiens.org/category/archaeology/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

http://planet.atlantides.org/taygete/
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PODCASTS/VODCASTS
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Archaeosoup:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Archaeos0up?feature=watch

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/
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