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explorator 25.31 November 20, 2022
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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,
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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Earliest evidence of hominid use of fire for cooking purposes is 780 000 years bp and comes from the Gesher Benot Ya'aqov site in Israel:

https://phys.org/news/2022-11-oldest-evidence-cook-food.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/11/221114111017.htm
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/nov/14/fish-fossils-show-first-cooking-may-have-been-600000-years-earlier-than-thought
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-11-14/ty-article/earliest-evidence-of-cooking-found-in-780-000-year-old-grilled-fish/00000184-6150-df31-afc5-e7d83eb20000
https://www.timesofisrael.com/fish-teeth-found-near-jordan-river-yield-worlds-earliest-evidence-of-cooking/
https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/362812
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-722411
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11426447/Prehistoric-BBQ-Oldest-evidence-using-fire-cook-food-780-000-years-ago.html
https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/14/world/earliest-evidence-of-cooking-with-fire-scn/index.html
https://cosmosmagazine.com/history/israel-earliest-cooking-fire/
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20221114-earliest-proof-of-cooking-shows-our-ancestors-liked-well-done-fish
https://www.rfi.fr/en/health-and-lifestyle/20221114-earliest-proof-of-cooking-shows-our-ancestors-liked-well-done-fish
https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/well-done-archaeologists-find-780000-year-old-fire-cooked-fish
https://www.algemeiner.com/2022/11/15/researchers-discover-earliest-evidence-of-cooking-in-780000-year-old-fish-in-northern-israel/
https://www.dw.com/en/evidence-of-cooking-780000-years-ago-rewrites-human-history/a-63812031
https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-drink/300739770/when-did-humans-start-cooking-it-might-be-earlier-than-we-thought
https://www.sciencealert.com/the-oldest-evidence-of-ancient-humans-cooking-with-fire-was-just-found
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2346856-early-humans-may-have-cooked-fish-in-ovens-780000-years-ago/
https://arkeonews.net/israeli-researchers-have-found-evidence-of-cooking-fish-780000-years-ago-at-gesher-benot-yaaqov/
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/16/oldest-evidence-of-the-controlled-use-of-fire-to-cook-food-found-in-israel/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10984-221115-israel-carp-cooking

cf: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-022-01910-z

Footprints in Spain have been redated to 300 000 years bp and have caused a rethink of who made them:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-11-17/ty-article/mysterious-footprints-in-spain-were-made-300-000-years-ago/00000184-85bd-d7f2-ad8d-87bd45a20000

Feature on how early human fossils in the UK were connected to their European counterparts:

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/news/2022/november/earliest-human-fossils-in-the-uk-reveal-how-europeans-connected.html
https://phys.org/news/2022-11-earliest-human-fossils-uk-reveal.html

Feature on Neanderthals and Denisovans:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/who-were-the-neanderthals-and-denisovans/145233

Speculating how different things would be if Neanderthals had 'prevailed':

https://theconversation.com/8-billion-people-how-different-the-world-would-look-if-neanderthals-had-prevailed-194576
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AFRICA
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Feature on a project exploring sunken slave ships off Senegal:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/11/17/slave-ship-wrecks-smithsonian-senegal/
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/africa-maritime-archaeology-slave-trade-b2227119.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Excavations in the northern Nile Delta region have revealed remains of a 26th Dynasty Buto Temple:

https://english.ahram.org.eg/News/479935.aspx
https://see.news/ancient-temple-remains-uncovered-in-kafr-el-sheikh
https://egyptindependent.com/remains-of-pillars-hall-of-bhutto-temple-unearthed-in-kafr-el-sheikh/
https://www.thenationalnews.com/mena/egypt/2022/11/17/archaeologists-find-remains-of-ancient-colonnaded-hall-in-northern-egypt/
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/ancient-temple-remains-uncovered-on-hill-of-the-pharaohs/145242
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/17/new-finds-at-the-temple-of-buto-in-egypt/

A tomb excavated in the Qubbet el-Hawa necropolis is the oldest found that is oriented to the winter solstice:

https://phys.org/news/2022-11-egypt-oldest-tomb-winter-solstice.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/971832
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/new-research-identifies-reveals-oldest-ancient-egyptian-tomb-orientated-to-winter-solstice/145270

cf: https://zenodo.org/record/6815469

More on the many finds made near Tutankhamun's tomb recently, including a pyramid for a Queen Neith and other items:

https://www.livescience.com/ancient-egypt-mummies-tombs-king-tut/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/egyptian-archaeologists-rewrite-history-with-the-discovery-of-a-tomb-of-a-previously-unknown-queen-2212542
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/egypt-archaeology-saqqara-queen-neith-pyramid-mummies-1234647042/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10990-221118-egypt-new-kingdom

More on possible evidence of branding of slaves in ancient Egypt:

https://www.livescience.com/ancient-egypt-branding-irons-slaves
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-722246
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10985-221116-egypt-branding-irons

More on childbirth-related tattoos on mummies:

https://www.zmescience.com/science/archaeology/lower-back-tattoo-14112022/

Feature on Tutankhamun's tomb:

https://www.asor.org/anetoday/2022/11/decoding-tutankhamun

... and another feature on the 'curse':

http://hnn.us/article/184412

... and the find of 'long-lost' artifacts from the ecavations:

https://discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/long-lost-artifacts-from-king-tuts-tomb-are-finally-found

Feature on Egyptian medical papyri:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/120703/Medical-papyri-of-ancient-Egypt-reveal-astonishing-facts

Remains of an Urartu-era monumental structure from Armenia:

https://armenpress.am/eng/news/1097579/

Studying what people were eating in Mesopotamia some 5500 years bp:

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/iraq-claudia-kurdish-university-of-glasgow-school-b1041035.html

Something (it seems to have been messed up in translation) about restoration/removing restrictions on sites in Iraq:

https://ina.iq/eng/23065-moc-stresses-the-necessity-of-lifting-the-transgressions-on-the-archaeological-lands.html

Feature on the Royal Game of Ur:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/17/crosswords/ur-first-board-game.html

Not sure where to put this one: the Zenaki Hill site in Van was apparently looted when it was being restored:

https://anfenglish.com/culture/ancient-site-in-van-looted-under-the-pretext-of-restoration-63700

Hopes for more UNESCO heritage designations in Turkiye:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ministry-aims-to-add-more-assets-to-unesco-heritage-list-178615

Rather odd coverage of a 3200 years bp trepanned skull find from Turkiye:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-722304

A study suggests Judaism emerged much later than currently thought:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-11-15/ty-article/when-did-judaism-emerge-far-later-than-assumed-new-theory-suggests/00000184-7605-deef-a3cd-765584c70000
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/is-judaism-a-younger-religion-than-previously-thought-180981118/

A 1000 years bp bone doll find from the Usha site in Israel:

http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2022-11/15/content_78518981.htm

More on the Canaanite-inscribed lice comb:

https://phys.org/news/2022-11-israeli-archeologists-ancient-full-sentence.html
https://www.livescience.com/canaanite-lice-comb-inscription/
https://atoday.org/southern-adventist-university-archeologists-assist-in-huge-discovery/

Feature on the purpose of some graffiti in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (I think we had this a month or so ago):

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-722270

A fragment of a model boat and other finds from a site in northern Kuwait (date?):

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/fragment-of-boat-model-among-new-finds-at-bahra-in-northern-kuwait/145246
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/17/kuwaiti-polish-archaeologists-back-at-bahra-1-in-the-al-subiyah-desert/

More on the pre-Islamic Christian monastery in UAE:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/11/14/archaeologists-discover-christian-monastery-in-uae-that-may-predate-islam/
https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/archaeology-today/pre_islamic_arabian_monastery/

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Overview of the 2022 excavation season at the Marcehllo site in Cyprus:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/15/2022-fieldwork-season-at-kouklia-marchello-cyprus-completed/

2700 years bp find of a portrait of Hathor from a site in Spain (!):

https://english.elpais.com/culture/2022-11-13/puzzling-archeological-find-in-spain-uncovers-objects-with-egyptian-motifs.html

Not sure where to put this item on hieroglyphs and Vanrangian symbols and graffiti from a cave complex in Ukraine:

https://arkeonews.net/a-cave-complex-with-hieroglyphs-and-varangian-symbols-discovered-in-center-of-ukraine/

I think we mentioned this 3rd century BCE batthouse from Berenike:

https://www.livescience.com/ancient-greek-bathhouse-in-egypt
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/ancient-bathhouse-uncovered-egyptian-seaport-1234646776/
https://cairoscene.com/Buzz/Ancient-Greek-Bath-House-Unearthed-in-Egyptian-Red-Sea-Town
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10980-221114-egypt-berenike-baths

A previously-unknown Etruscan temple find from Vulci:

https://kommunikation.uni-freiburg.de/pm-en/press-releases-2022/previously-unknown-monumental-temple-discovered-near-the-tempio-grande-in-vulci
https://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/world/article268732367.html
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-722208
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/pre-roman-etruscan-temple-italy-discovered-archaeology-1234646926/
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/14/previously-unknown-monumental-temple-discovered/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10983-221115-italy-vulci-temple

Not sure where to put this find of the earliest evidence of a Basque language inscription (2000 years bp):

https://phys.org/news/2022-11-words-bronze-rewrite-basque-language.html
https://english.elpais.com/culture/2022-11-14/researchers-claim-to-have-found-earliest-document-written-in-basque-2100-years-ago.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/15/hand-of-irulegi-ancient-spanish-artefact-rewrites-history-of-basque-language
https://thepublicsradio.org/article/words-on-bronze-hand-may-rewrite-past-of-basque-language
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-11435105/Words-bronze-hand-rewrite-past-Basque-language.html
https://arkeonews.net/archaeologists-in-northern-spanish-have-discovered-what-they-believe-to-be-the-oldest-basque-language-text/
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65685
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/oldest-text-written-in-the-basque-language-found-on-the-hand-of-irulegi/145256
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/a-2100-year-old-bronze-hand-may-help-rewrite-the-history-of-basque-language-180981153/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10989-221117-hand-of-irulegi

Roman-era burials of various styles from a necropolis in Nimes:

https://the-past.com/news/new-discoveries-in-nimes/

A 1st century CE Roman villa site with a mosaic from Perugia (Italian):

https://www.archeomedia.net/perugia-riaffiora-una-villa-romana-con-mosaico/

A 1st/2nd century CE Roman necropolis from Antquera (Spain):

https://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2022/11/13/roman-necropolis-with-54-tombs-discovered-in-spains-antequera/
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/article268920322.html
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article268920322.html
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article268920322.html
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/ancient-roman-necropolis-discovered-antequera-spain-1234647087/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10988-221116-spain-roman-necropolis

Remains of a 1st/2nd century CE theatre underwater at Baia (Italian):

https://initalia.virgilio.it/baia-teatro-sommerso-ipotesi-giulio-cesare-65416

Remains of a Roman hypocaust under a structure long-known in Bonn:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65670

A marble altar with a Greek inscription from Antalya (2000 years bp?):

https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/18/ancient-greek-altar-found-at-archaeological-site-near-antalya-turkey/

A Roman legionary cemetery from Satala (Turkiye):

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/roman-empires-legionary-cemetery-unearthed-178585
https://arkeonews.net/the-first-time-in-anatolia-a-legionnaires-cemetery-belonging-to-the-roman-empire-unearthed/

Overview of recent finds from the Temple of Demeter site at Phalasarna (Crete):

https://www.argophilia.com/news/31318-2/231318/
https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/12/ancient-greek-artifacts-unearthed-crete/
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/11/17/secrets-of-a-temple-offerings-to-ancient-water-goddess-uncovered-in-greece-experts-say/
https://www.thenationalherald.com/archaeologists-on-crete-find-more-details-of-ancient-city-phalasarna/
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/article268781257.html
https://english.news.cn/20221117/861edb0a3f61447495493b5050692ed1/c.html
https://arkeonews.net/offerings-to-goddess-demeter-uncovered-in-archaic-temple-on-crete-island-greek/
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/new-discoveries-at-the-temple-of-demeter-in-crete/145204
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/16/%CF%84he-new-finds-from-the-acropolis-of-falasarna/

A Late Roman building complex found during upgrades to Theatre Square in Athens:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/14/late-roman-antiquities-discovered-in-plateia-theatrou-athens/

A three-month excavation project relating to Yeronisos Island off Paphos is complete:

https://cyprus-mail.com/2022/11/16/archaeological-investigations-off-the-coast-of-paphos-completed/
https://in-cyprus.philenews.com/news/local/nyu-completes-3-month-excavation-in-yeronisos-island-off-paphos/

More on the important finds from San Casciano dei Bagni:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/rebeccahughes/2022/11/14/italian-archeologists-unearth-24-exceptional-ancient-bronze-statues-in-hot-spring/
https://mymodernmet.com/bronze-statues-tuscan-spa/
https://viaggi.corriere.it/news/cards/bronzi-di-san-casciano-le-foto-inedite-e-la-storia-dietro-la-scoperta/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10970-221109-tuscany-etruscan-bath

More on the tunnel beneath a temple at Taposiris Magna and possible connections to Cleopatra:

https://www.sciencealert.com/archaeologists-hunting-for-cleopatras-tomb-uncover-a-geometric-miracle-tunnel
https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/ancient-egypt/egyptian-temple-and-cleopatra/

... and why there's such a fascination with finding Cleopatra's tomb:

https://theconversation.com/why-the-discovery-of-cleopatras-tomb-would-rewrite-history-194481
https://phys.org/news/2022-11-discovery-cleopatra-tomb-rewrite-history.html

More on the Roman-era Odeon find from Lissos:

https://neoskosmos.com/en/2022/11/14/news/greece/ancient-roman-odeon-discovered-in-crete/
https://greekherald.com.au/news/remote-archeological-site-in-crete-reveals-ancient-roman-amphitheatre/
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/archaeologists-discover-roman-era-odeon-crete-1234646767/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archeologists-discover-ancient-greek-theater-on-crete-180981148/

More on Hipparchus' star catalog:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/researchers-find-first-known-map-of-the-stars-hidden-under-old-syriac-manuscript/
https://the-past.com/news/fragments-of-the-oldest-map-of-the-stars-found-in-medieval-manuscript/

More on remains of a probably Temple of Poseidon near Samikos:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1197997/new-ancient-building-remains-in-western-peloponnese-point-to-poseidons-temple/

Plans to make the Knossos site more accessible:

https://news.gtp.gr/2022/11/17/knossos-archaeological-site-to-be-more-accessible-to-visitors-with-disabilities/
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/18/the-guided-tour-of-and-accessibility-to-knossos-to-be-upgraded/

Review of Philip Feeman, *Hannibal*:

https://magazine.nd.edu/stories/what-im-reading-hannibal-philip-freeman/

Feature on the early inhabitants of Malta (sort of):

https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/first-maltese-began-gozo.993767

Feature on Ovid:

https://psyche.co/ideas/ovids-tales-of-mutual-love-show-he-was-more-than-a-poet-of-rape

Feature on the House of Mosaics in Sparta:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/11/18/rare-mosaics-of-europa-and-orpheus-showcased-in-house-of-mosaics-sparta/

Feature on Greek myth and modern witchcraft:

https://theconversation.com/what-greek-myth-tells-us-about-modern-witchcraft-193696

Feature on 'The Boxer at Rest' statue:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/17/sculpture-ancient-greek-boxer/

Feature on Augustus' work habits:

https://bigthink.com/the-learning-curve/festina-lente/

The expected item on the origins of soccer/football in ancient Greece:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/11/14/football-invented-ancient-greece-episkyros/

Feature on Helios:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/11/19/helios-greek-titan-god-of-the-sun/

Pondering modern Stoics and ancient Epicureanism:

http://hnn.us/article/184389

Feature on Greeks and Nabataeans:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/17/nabataeans-story-greek-influence/

Latest Past Imperfect newsletter:

https://pastsimperfect.substack.com/p/pasts-imperfect-111722

On the 'Stern Model' for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures:

https://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/columnists/elgin-marbles-solution-how-american-billionaire-leonard-stern-may-have-created-a-model-for-reunification-of-parthenon-sculptures-in-athens-matthew-taylor-3922147

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Studying underwater Neolithic (?) cairns at Lake Constance:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/archaeologists-explore-mysterious-underwater-cairns-at-lake-constance/145275

A study of use of human bone to make pendants in northern Europe 9000-7500 years bp:

https://the-past.com/news/study-presents-first-evidence-of-use-of-human-bone-for-making-pendants-in-northeast-europe/

Plenty of 6000 years bp animal bones from a cave site in Armenia:

https://armenpress.am/eng/news/1097258.html

Some Neolithic crannogs found by an 'armchair archaeologist' in Kikenny:

https://www.kilkennypeople.ie/news/your-community/966355/kilkenny-s-armchair-archaeologist-makes-amazing-6-000-year-old-discovery.html

Latest thoughts on the La Torre-La Janera megalithic site:

https://the-past.com/news/research-sheds-light-on-major-megalithic-site-in-spain/

Discovery of a 'prehistoric settlement' at a development site in Crosshaven will limit the number of houses which can be built there:

https://www.echolive.ie/corknews/arid-41009342.html
https://www.corkbeo.ie/news/history/archaeologists-discover-ancient-artefacts-bronze-25553331

... while developers in Donabate have committed to preserving an underground tunnel site with some possible Ogham writing:

https://dublingazette.com/dublinlocalmatters/corbalis-east-donabate-souterrain-aledo-55599/

Brief item on the find of a Unetice culture burial ground in the Czech Republic:

https://english.radio.cz/archeologists-discover-bronze-age-burial-ground-8767292

A Pictish carved stone found near Ulbster, Caithness:

https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c3gdp6qqxzvo

A followup piece to the find of a medieval shipwreck in Tallinn last summer:

https://news.err.ee/1608788986/medieval-shipwreck-found-in-tallinn-continues-to-excite-archaeologists

A 700 years bp (maybe) shipwreck of some sort at the bottom of Norway's largest lake:

https://sciencenorway.no/archaeoloy-medieval-history-ships/shipwreck-discovered-at-the-bottom-of-norways-largest-lake-possibly-700-years-old/2110769

Latest on the Skafto shipwreck find:

https://scitechdaily.com/600-year-old-shipwreck-provides-new-knowledge-about-the-middle-ages/

Possibly Napoleonic Wars-era mass burials from Prague:

https://english.radio.cz/mass-graves-being-uncovered-archaeologists-pragues-karlin-8767191

Finds from various periods, including a medieval bone flute, from a development site in Kent:

https://cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk/excavations-at-herne-bay-kent/
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/article268877087.html
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-722758
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65705
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/archaeologists-discover-rare-bone-flute-during-excavations-in-kent/145251

Preparations underway for moving some Viking era ships to a new museum:

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/millennium-old-viking-ships-shored-up-oslo-move-2022-11-16/

A 135 years bp mesage-in-a-bottle beneath the floorboards of an Edinburgh house:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-63678138

More on the 1200 years bp burial in Sweden featuring a pair of upright Viking swords:

https://www.newsweek.com/mystery-upright-viking-swords-1200-year-old-burial-site-unearthed-1760587

More on a 3000 years bp gold sun pendant going on display in Lincoln:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-63598595

A pair of medieval coin hoards found near Oswestry have been declared treasure:

https://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/23126212.shropshire-coin-hoards-found-near-oswestry-are-treasure/

The inventory of stained glass windows in France is now completed:

https://fr.aleteia.org/2019/10/21/on-a-fini-de-recenser-les-plus-anciens-vitraux-de-france/

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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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Excavations at the Shahe ancient bridge site in Xianyang have revealed bridge piers and a revetment (dat?):

http://www.china.org.cn/china/Off_the_Wire/2022-11/20/content_78528773.htm

I think we mentioned these Northern Wei Dynasty terracotta figurines from a tomb in Shanxi:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/11/17/trove-of-terracotta-figurines-discovered-in-ancient-chinese-tomb
https://english.almayadeen.net/news/art-culture/1500-year-old-terracotta-figurines-unearthed-in-shanxi
https://menafn.com/1105199939/Trove-Of-Terracotta-Figurines-Discovered-In-Ancient-Chinese-Tomb
https://arkeonews.net/ancient-terracotta-dancers-and-musicians-unearthed-in-china/

More than a 1000 Han Dynasty (and later) finds from Mount Wudang in Hubei:

https://english.news.cn/20221119/80830cafa1634520aa3c5ac76bb3c024/c.html
https://www.shine.cn/news/nation/2211182985/
https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202211/1279935.shtml

10 000 artifacts associated with Zhang Xianzhon (fl. 1646) from a river in Sichuan:

http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2022-11/17/content_78523420.htm

More on water management in response to new grain types in northern China 4000 years bp:

https://source.wustl.edu/2022/11/thirsty-wheat-needed-new-water-management-strategy-in-ancient-china/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10982-221115-china-wheat-cultivation

An 8th century Japanese medical text has been found (not sure I follow this one):

https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/11/lost-8th-century-japanese-medical-text-by-buddhist-monk-has-been-found/

Feature on Mohenjo Daro:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20221114-pakistans-lost-city-of-40000-people

Feature on Harappa:

https://www.dawn.com/news/1721925

Feature on Gandhara:

https://theprint.in/india/gandhara-the-ancient-kingdom-that-gave-world-its-first-buddha-sculptures/1226137/

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NORTH AMERICA
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Questioning the claimed age of those 23 000 years bp footprints from New Mexico:

https://phys.org/news/2022-11-footprints-evidence-ice-age-humans.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/11/221115133206.htm
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/new-research-questions-dating-of-ice-age-footprints-in-north-america/145212
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/17/new-research-about-footprints-of-ice-age-humans-in-north-america/

Feature on a student dig at a 'pirate haven' in Markus Hook on the Delaware river:

https://thesnapper.millersville.edu/index.php/2022/11/13/archaeology-field-students-get-digging-near-the-delaware-river/

Feature on a dig at a Native American site on an Maryland Island:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/unearthing-native-american-history-on-a-maryland-island/2022/11/13/b9ce7766-635b-11ed-b08c-3ce222607059_story.html

On community archaeology and reconciliation:

https://theconversation.com/how-community-engaged-archaeology-can-be-a-pathway-to-reconciliation-193695

The Norway House Cree Nation still makes use of pictographs:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/ancient-pictographs-norway-house-1.6652069

The latest dig at Oaklawn Cemetery in Tulsa is wrapping up after recent finds:

https://www.krmg.com/news/excavation-work-oaklawn-cemetery-wrap-up-this-week-archeologists-say/WQPPW3K6ONB6LCIKUNBKIUTU4U/
https://www.newson6.com/story/63777f54fe5c0b07329cbaf1/archaeologists-exhume-3-more-burials-at-oaklawn-cemetery-in-search-for-tulsa-race-massacre-victims

Feature on the people behind the Newark Earthworks:

https://www.newarkadvocate.com/story/opinion/columnists/2022/11/20/lepper-descendants-of-builders-of-the-newark-earthworks-are-still-here/69657207007/

More on the Battle of Camden burials from South Carolina:

https://www.postandcourier.com/militarydigest/americas-first-veterans-archaeological-dig-at-camden-battlefield-turns-up-human-remains/article_17a09dc8-5f98-11ed-9c65-ab4e2774c010.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10979-221114-camden-battlefield-graves

More on that 600 years bp English gold coin found in Canada:

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/gold-coin-newfoundland-archeological-discovery-scn/index.html
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/an-amateur-history-buff-in-newfoundland-found-a-600-year-old-english-coin-the-oldest-to-arrive-on-canadas-shore-2209710
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/11/11/600-year-old-english-coin-discovered-canada
https://arkeonews.net/exciting-discovery-of-oldest-english-coin-in-canada/
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65681
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/14/recently-discovered-gold-coin-may-be-the-oldest-ever-found-in-canada/

Interesting feature on the delivery of the Gettysburg Address:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/18/arts/lincoln-gettysburg-address-oakley.html

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Elite burials from the War royal necropolis at Castillo de Huarmey:

https://the-past.com/news/elite-wari-burials-uncovered-in-northern-peru/

Interesting feature on 'divine lords' at Tamarindito:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/maya-rulers-attract-subjects-guatemala-tamarindito

Feature on Nixtun-Ch'ich and its resemblance to a crocodile:

https://phys.org/news/2022-10-collaboration-reveals-urbanization-landscape-modifications.html
https://www.newsweek.com/mystery-ancient-maya-city-looks-like-crocodile-1759025

More on Maya cacao consumption:

https://the-past.com/news/elite-wari-burials-uncovered-in-northern-peru/

Feature on Yuri Knorozov:

https://www.rferl.org/a/maya-code-deciphered-knorozov-centenary-ukraine-russia/32136439.html

The House of the Eagles at the Templo Mayor has reopened after a year of repairs:

https://elpais.com/mexico/2022-11-15/la-casa-de-las-aguilas-del-templo-mayor-reabre-tras-mas-de-un-ano-de-trabajos.html
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Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://goo.gl/1VdeA

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas lecture channels on Youtube:

https://mikeruggerisyoutube.tumblr.com/

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Feature on the Socratic method (and its pitfalls):

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hide-and-seek/202211/the-socratic-method-and-its-pitfalls

Feature on samurai/wine king Kanaye Nagasawa:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20221113-kanaye-nagasawa-the-samurai-who-forever-changed-california

Titian's Assumption has been restored and revealed again:

https://fr.aleteia.org/2022/11/16/le-plus-beau-tableau-du-monde-retrouve-ses-couleurs/

More on the restoration of Gentileschi's 'Inclination':

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/16/the-restoration-of-artemisia-gentileschis-inclination-in-casa-buonarroti/

Using AI to authenticate a Renoir:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2022/nov/19/computer-says-there-is-a-8058-probability-painting-is-a-real-renoir

Feature on Monet and his eye difficulties:

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/how-monets-artistic-vision-shone-through-blurry-eyes

The Art Newspaper has a number of features relating to the Salvator Mundi:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/11/14/the-five-year-warranty-on-the-salvator-mundi-by-leonardo-is-about-to-run-outcould-the-buyer-have-asked-for-their-money-back
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/11/18/a-timeline-of-the-450m-salvator-mundi-centuries-of-deals-disputes-and-drama
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/11/15/five-years-since-the-450m-salvator-mundi-sale-a-first-hand-account-of-the-nonsensical-auction
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/11/16/did-leonardo-da-vincis-studio-produce-two-salvator-mundis-in-parallel
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/11/17/the-leonardo-and-the-carpet-dealer-the-secretive-first-campaign-to-sell-the-salvator-mundi
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/11/18/first-international-conference-on-salvator-mundi-what-was-the-role-of-leonardos-workshopand-why-is-christ-wearing-womens-clothes
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/11/18/they-seek-him-here-they-seek-him-there-us-journos-seek-him-everywhere-where-the-heck-is-the-salvator-mundi

Feature on depictions of the devil:

https://www.livescience.com/why-does-the-devil-have-horns-and-hooves

Feature on trompe l'oeil:

https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20221116-trompe-loeil-and-the-paintings-that-deceive-our-eye

Feature on Louis Pasteur:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/louis-pasteur-transformed-health-disease-microbiology

Feature on Renaissance 'wonder women':

https://www.historytoday.com/archive/feature/renaissance-wonder-women

A history of the toilet:

https://www.dw.com/en/a-brief-history-of-the-toilet/a-51310832

Feature on Vlad the Impaler's 'blood tears' and Dracula:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/vlad-the-impaler-and-count-dracula-both-cried-blood-2cx5c5trk

Feature on Giovanni Belzoni:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/ancient-egypt/giovanni-belzoni-discoveries-italian-explorer/

Feature on Saladin:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/saladin-beirut-and-land-sea-warfare-in-the-middle-ages

Feature on EK Janaki Ammal:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-63445015

Pondering old books:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/books/2022/11/18/dirda-old-books/

A third of archaeologists in the UK are in financial straits right now:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/11/14/third-of-uk-archaeologists-in-financial-crisis-report-finds

Not sure where to put this item on a papyrus fragment of the Gospel of John being put on display:

https://news.utexas.edu/2022/11/15/rare-papyrus-fragment-of-the-gospel-of-john-now-at-the-harry-ransom-center/
https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/gospel-of-john-papyrus-texas-17589279.php

... or the brouhaha caused by a Jeopardy question this past week:

https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/17/entertainment/jeopardy-bible-controversy-tournament-champions-cec

More on Otzi:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65709
https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/11/study-otzi-the-iceman-probably-thawed-and-refroze-several-times/

Review of James Vincent, *Beyond Measure*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/09/books/review/beyond-measure-james-vincent.html

Review of John Lancaster, *The Great Air Race*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/15/books/review/the-great-air-race-john-lancaster.html
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CURRENT EVENTS:
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Russian troops looted to major museums in Kherson before leaving:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2022-11-17/rusia-expolia-los-dos-grandes-museos-de-jerson.html?mid=DM152941&bid=1358914464

Studying the 'first every' Turkey dinner:

https://londonist.com/london/christmas-in-london/turkey-bones-fulham-palace-christmas-dinner

Latest activist attack/glue in involves a Klimt in Vienna:

https://apnews.com/article/europe-business-painting-austria-cebdb084b7e9c2ceabf046ffa48b2d7e
https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianbushard/2022/11/15/climate-activists-throw-black-oil-at-gustav-klimts-death-and-life-here-are-all-the-recent-protests-targeting-museums/

... related feature on protests in museums:

https://www.news24.com/channel/arts/opinion-soup-on-van-gogh-and-graffiti-on-warhol-the-long-history-of-museums-as-a-site-of-protest-20221116

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LANGUAGE RELATED
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Feature on the 'women only' Nushu language:

https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p0ddgjv4/nushu-the-secret-chinese-language-men-don-t-know

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PHILOSOPHERS AND MATTERS PHILOSOPHICAL
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In case you've wondered about the identity of philosophers in Raphael's 'School of Athens':

https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/17/ancient-greek-philosophers-raphael-masterpiece/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Alexander the Great:

https://the-past.com/review/whats-on/alexander-the-great-the-making-of-a-myth-2/

Niobids:

https://www.theflorentine.net/2022/11/15/uffizi-gallery-myth-niobe/

Pompeii:

https://jcitytimes.com/pompeii-the-immortal-city-at-liberty-science-center/

Lives of the Gods:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2022-11-16/los-dioses-y-los-heroes-de-los-mayas-conquistan-el-museo-metropolitano-de-nueva-york.html

Enheduanna:

https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-struggle-to-unearth-the-worlds-first-author

Carracci frescoes:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/11/15/lavish-frescoes-from-dismantled-roman-chapel-reunited-in-their-home-city-after-200-years

The GEM has partially opened (they seem to be testing things):

https://english.ahram.org.eg/News/479906.aspx
https://egyptindependent.com/gem-partially-opened-for-group-visits/

The Egyptian Museum in Tahrir is celebrating its 120th anniversary:

https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/44/479789/Antiquities/Museums/In-Photos-Egyptian-Museum-in-Tahrir-celebrates-th-.aspx

The new Keeladi museum is 95% complete:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Madurai/keeladi-museum-95-complete-to-be-inaugurated-soon-says-minister/article66158038.ece

A new Museum of Broadway has opened in Times Square:

https://www.dw.com/en/new-museum-of-broadway-opens-on-times-square/a-63763506
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AUCTIONS AND SALES RELATED
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Forrest Fenn's treasure is up for auction:

https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/forrest-fenn-treasure-goes-up-for-auction/

cf: https://news.artnet.com/market/forrest-fenn-treasure-chest-gold-pieces-coins-artifacts-heritage-auctions-2210665

High expectations for a medieval wedding ring found by a Dorset metal detectorist:

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/metal-detectorist-medieval-ring-intl-scli-gbr/index.html
https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/read-this/medieval-ring-found-by-metal-detectorist-set-to-go-to-auction-for-up-to-ps40000-3924213
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/man-discovers-rare-medieval-wedding-020932553.html
https://www.bridportnews.co.uk/news/23119425.ring-found-metal-detector-dorset-worth-40k/

A Shakespeare portrait made during his lifetime is coming to auction:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/nov/16/shakespeare-portrait-said-to-be-only-one-made-in-his-lifetime-on-sale-for-10m

High expectations for some furniture associated with Marie Antoinette:

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/two-pieces-marie-antoinette-prized-200000180.html

Mexico isn't happy with the impending auction of some pre-Hispanic items:

https://english.elpais.com/international/2022-11-18/mexico-denounces-a-new-online-auction-of-pre-hispanic-artifacts.html
https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Mexico-Rejects-Auction-of-Archaeological-Pieces-in-France-20221118-0014.html

A 19th century church auction in Troy:

https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Historic-St-Patrick-s-church-building-in-Troy-to-17593574.php

Ongoing concerns for stolen Yemeni artifacts showing up at auction:

https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2022/11/18/692952/Yemen-artifacts-stolen-sold-auctions-US-other-countries

... and similar concerns for Libyan items:

https://www.libyaobserver.ly/culture/french-report-says-stolen-libyan-antiquities-are-sold-france-and-englands-auctions

Owners of auction houses are apparently also among their best customers:

https://news.artnet.com/market/drahi-hack-analysis-2211337

This seems to be a major antiquities auction:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2022-11-12/arqueologia-celtibera-y-romana-a-la-venta.html
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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A DNA study relating to Neolithic Mesopotamia suggests it was a melting pot:

https://phys.org/news/2022-11-genetic-analysis-neolithic-people-mesopotamia.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10981-221115-mesopotamia-trade-hub
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THE TECHY SIDE
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I think we mentioned this facial reconstruction of the 'Connecticut vampire':

https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/11/scientists-use-dna-3d-scans-to-reconstruct-face-of-connecticut-vampire/

A reconstruction of a 65-year-old medieval woman from Trondheim:

https://sciencenorway.no/archaeology-medieval-history/meet-tora-65-years-old-she-lived-during-the-middle-ages/2108671

More on the facial reconstruction of the 'mysterious pregnant mummy':

https://egyptindependent.com/video-scientists-reconstruct-face-of-mysterious-pregnant-egyptian-mummy/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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On 'climate stress' and the collapse of ancient Egypt:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/11/17/ancient-egypt-climate-stress/
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/12/world/middleeast/climate-change-and-human-activity-erode-egypts-treasured-antiquities.html

On drought revealing the site of Zakhiku in the Tigris as a result of drought:

https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2022/11/15/zakhiku-the-ancient-city-in-iraq-revealed-by-severe-drought

Climate change concerns at world heritage sites:

https://phys.org/news/2022-11-climate-main-threat-world-heritage.html
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Sites in Cyprus:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/16/10-must-visit-archaeological-sites-cyprus/

Ephesus to Sagalassos:

https://www.standard.co.uk/escapist/travel/ancient-city-turkey-cappadocia-ephesus-road-trip-b1040001.html

Tashkent to Termez:

https://www.e-flux.com/notes/503600/travels-across-eurasia-i-tashkent-to-termez

Holy Family Trail:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20221116-holy-family-trail-a-new-path-though-egypts-holiest-sites

Appian Way:

https://www.ft.com/content/1f6179b4-829b-412f-b72a-225c20db908e

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TV/DOCUMENTARY HYPISH THINGS
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Plenty of negative reviews from archaeologists for the Ancient Apocalypse series on Netflix:

https://theconversation.com/with-netflixs-ancient-apocalypse-graham-hancock-has-declared-war-on-archaeologists-194881
https://slate.com/culture/2022/11/ancient-apocalypse-graham-hancock-netflix-theory-explained.html
https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/graham-hancocks-ancient-apocalypse-netflix-25534985
https://www.leisurebyte.com/ancient-apocalypse-twitter-reactions/
https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/maltese-archaeologists-push-back-netflix-show-s-temple-claims.995910

Some fact-checking related to *The Crown*:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2022/11/19/prince-philip-romanovs-assassination-dna/
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CRIME BEAT
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A pair of Americans busted for smuggling pre-Hispanic artifacts in Guatemala:

https://apnews.com/article/science-entertainment-guatemala-smuggling-2a1f8eb83e8b50646ad461eb2e2075fc
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-63634660

... and one, apparently was busted again three days later:

https://www.vice.com/en/article/k7byny/a-busted-twice-in-3-days-smuggling-mayan-artifacts-out-of-guatemala

A drug bust led to the find of some Ottoman cannons in Cyprus:

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/drug-squad-finds-ottoman-cannons-after-tip-off
https://cyprus-mail.com/2022/11/15/man-arrested-for-possession-of-two-antique-cannons/

A trio of antiquities looters were caught working in an Ottoman-era well near the Rahat cemetry:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/3-arrested-for-attempt-to-loot-archaeological-site-in-south/
https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/362951
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-722636
https://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/looters-caught-red-handed-in-ancient-cave-near-bedouin-city-of-rahat/2022/11/17/

The US and Germany both want Subash Kapoor extradited:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/united-states-germany-seek-extradition-of-antiquities-smuggler-subash-kapoor-as-he-finishes-decreed-jail-term/article66154162.ece
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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 statue of Lucius Verus and related items was returned to Turkiye from the US:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/smuggled-artifacts-return-to-turkiye-178488
https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/bronze-statue-of-roman-emperor-verus-returns-to-homeland-turkiye/news
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10986-221116-turkey-looting-repatriation

Kiel University is returning four vases to Italy:

https://sundiatapost.com/german-university-to-return-4-looted-antique-vases-to-italy/

Latest controversy over the return of the Benin Bronzes involves who they're being returned to:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/11/13/stop-benin-bronzes-project-face-protests-nigerian-leaders-tell/

An agreement on the return of a Nguyen Dynasty imperial seal:

https://en.vietnamplus.vn/consensus-reached-for-return-of-nguyen-dynastys-imperial-seal/243875.vnp

Pondering the status of the Shellal Mosaic from a repatriation point of view:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-15/shellal-mosaic-australian-war-memorial/101570464

More on Colgate returns to the Oneida Nation:

https://apnews.com/article/science-new-york-oneida-colgate-university-0b3c3f434d9fd4f5e71066a347ef9c1b
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10978-221114-oneida-objects-repatriation

More on US returns to Pakistan:

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/new-york-pakistan-antiquities-return-trnd/index.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/15/d-a-bragg-returns-192-stolen-antiquities-to-pakistan/
https://www.nationalheraldindia.com/international/new-york-prosecutor-returns-looted-antiquities-to-india-pakistan
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10987-221117-pakistan-looting-repatriation

... and India:

https://hindupost.in/history/new-york-prosecutor-returns-307-looted-murtis-and-antiquities-to-bharat/

More on the database of Benin Bronzes:

https://www.rfi.fr/en/people-and-entertainment/20221115-nigeria-s-ancient-benin-bronze-treasures-go-digital
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v25/club_nbs_esylum_v25n46.html

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

http://www.coinbooks.org/v25/club_nbs_esylum_v25n47.html
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Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/

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OBITUARIES
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Penelope Biggs:

https://source.wustl.edu/2022/11/obituary-penelope-biggs-classics-scholar-and-benefactor-85/

Peter C. Keller:

https://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/entertainment/story/2022-11-16/bowers-museum-mourns-loss-of-its-longtime-president

Staughton Lynd:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/18/us/staughton-lynd-dead.html

Henry Rosovsky:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/16/education/henry-rosovsky-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/3219-audio-news-from-archaeologica-november-6th-through-the-12th-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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