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explorator 25.15 July 31, 2022
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You can read explorator online at:

https://exploratornews.wordpress.com/


Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley,
Richard Miller, Kris Curry, Rick Heli, Richard C. Griffiths, Frank MacKay,
Don Buck, mata kimasitayo, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week
(as always hoping I have left no one out).

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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A study of how Neanderthal brains differed from that of modern humans:

https://phys.org/news/2022-07-difference-brain-differs-neanderthals-modern.html
https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/compared-to-neanderthals-human-brain-growth-is-slow-and-steady

cf: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abn7702

More on the suggestion hominids were using fire some 800 000 years bp:

https://scitechdaily.com/a-surprising-finding-indicates-that-800000-year-old-hominins-utilized-fire/

They've nicknamed that 'oldest human fossil from Europe' (from Spain) "Pink":

https://www.newsweek.com/europe-oldest-human-fossil-named-after-pink-floyd-1728394

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Evidence of a 4500 years bp mud brick and quartz structure from Abusir which might be one of the four 'lost' sun temples (is this new?):

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/117993/The-joint-Italian-Polish-archaeological-mission-discover-remains-of-a
https://english.news.cn/20220731/2b4f261820204abba1cdcd2b278a20de/c.html
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/07/new-discovery-may-be-one-of-the-four-lost-ancient-egyptian-sun-temples/144236

More on the tomb of the 'commander of foreign mercenaries':

https://www.livescience.com/ancient-egypt-tomb-commander-of-mercenaries/
https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/07/discovery-unique-tomb-egypts-giza
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/07/archaeologists-find-ancient-egyptian-tomb-belonging-to-commander-of-foreign-mercenaries/144204

Feature on leadership in Egyptian warfare:

https://www.asor.org/anetoday/2022/07/decision-making-egyptian-warfare

Feature on mummification rites:

https://smarthistory.org/mummification-and-funeral-rites/

Features on the Rosetta Stone:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/07/26/rosetta-stone-discovery-shed-light-on-ptolemaic-dynasty/
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/117924/Why-did-the-Rosetta-Stone-carry-3-different-writing-systems

Plans to celebrate the centennial of the discovery of Tut's tomb:

https://egyptindependent.com/tourism-ministry-to-celebrate-100th-anniversary-of-king-tut-tomb-discovery/

Sidewalk construction in an Iranian village revealed some Proto-Elamite ceramics:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/475120/Proto-Elamite-earthenware-accidentally-discovered-in-southern

A researcher found a Sassanid-era column base in a village in Iran's Fars province:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/475001/Researcher-stumbles-upon-Sassanid-column-base-in-southern-Iran

Restoration of Achaemenid structures at Tepe Rivi is now complete:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/475033/Tepe-Rivi-s-ancient-structure-restoration-complete

Some 2700 years bp Mannaean bricks have been put on display:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/475122/2-700-year-old-bricks-on-view-at-Urmia-Museum-of-Archaeology

Archaeologists are looking for remains of Ilkhanid sites in Ojan (Iran):

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/475156/Archaeologists-search-for-lost-traces-of-Ilkhanid-settlements

More on the possible find of the site of Natounia in Iraq:

https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/19/world/iraq-fortress-lost-city-scn/index.html
https://www.newsweek.com/rain-shrine-honor-water-goddess-found-lost-city-1728907
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/07/in-search-of-lost-parthian-city-of.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10697-220722-iraq-natounia-fortress

More on Christian relics being found during the restoration of a Mosul church:

https://aleteia.org/2022/07/28/archaeologists-find-trove-of-early-christian-relics-in-damaged-mosul-church/

A 3200 years bp perfume recipe from a 3200 years bp Akkadian tablet has been recreated:

https://arkeonews.net/the-3200-year-old-perfume-of-tapputi-the-first-female-perfumer-in-history-came-to-life-again/

Feature on Hormzud Rasam, Iraq's first archaeologist:

https://nationworldnews.com/hormuzd-rasam-iraqs-first-archaeologist/

Climate change concerns for sites in Iraq:

https://www.arabnews.com/node/2132221/middle-east

Excavations at the 14 000 years bp cemetery at Karaman/Pinarbasi Hoyuk suggest the people there may have been ancestors to the people at Catal Hoyuk:

https://arkeonews.net/the-inhabitants-of-pinarbasi-hoyuk-in-central-turkey-may-be-the-ancestors-of-the-boncuklu-hoyuk-and-catalhoyuk-neolithic-human-communities/

More on the possible find of a palace associated with Genghis Khan's grandson in Turkiye:

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/genghis-khan-palace-hulagu-khan-2151578
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10709-220728-hulagu-khan-palace

Suggestion that agriculture had its beginnings in Turkiye:

https://www.trtworld.com/life/did-agriculture-get-its-start-in-t%C3%BCrkiye-this-scientist-believes-so-59276

Again we read of purported Turkish-backed looting of sites in Afrin:

https://www.syriahr.com/en/261290/

A really tiny Neolithic arrowhead find from Mount Zion:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-07-31/ty-article/oldest-artifact-ever-found-in-jerusalem-revealed/00000182-454e-d473-a7ca-fdcefd680000

Digging has commenced at the Khirbet Tibnah/Joshua's tomb site in the West Bank:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-713370

That Second Temple mikveh find near the Western Wall is now associated with a villa site:

https://apnews.com/article/science-middle-east-religion-jerusalem-d9e26b26a2046f9f19c7f83d336c015d
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10703-220727-jerusalem-elevator-villa

Really vague item about a 2000 years bp coin find near the Mount of Olives:

https://www.israelhayom.com/2022/07/26/members-of-ancient-jewish-community-stumble-across-even-more-ancient-coin/

Similarly vague item on the find of a 'candlestick' dating to the 4th-6th centuries CE:

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/article-713324

More on the reinterpretation of the site of Khirbet Qeiyafa as a cultic centre:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/ancient-israel/khirbet-qeiyafa-cultic-center/

Again we read of Israeli soldiers chasing Palestinian workers in Sebastia:

https://imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-chase-palestinian-workers-in-sebastia/

... and a different spin:

https://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/judea-samaria-israel/arabs-vandalize-archeological-site-of-samarias-ancient-capital/2022/07/27/
https://www.israeltoday.co.il/read/arabs-vandalize-archaeological-site-of-samarias-ancient-capital/

Neolithic settlement sites revealed in the Al Faw region south of Riyadh:

https://www.arabnews.com/node/2130076/saudi-arabia
https://www.zawya.com/en/business/technology-and-telecom/saudi-unveils-new-archaeological-discoveries-at-al-faw-cgwjpsxn
https://www.thenationalnews.com/gulf-news/2022/07/27/saudi-arabias-heritage-commission-discovers-ancient-human-settlements/

Study suggests that drought led to the downfall of the kingdom of Himyar in the 6th century CE:

https://scitechdaily.com/scientists-finally-discover-what-caused-the-collapse-of-this-ancient-kingdom/

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https://thisweekintheancientneareast.podbean.com/

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Assorted 7th/6th century BCE Phoenician finds from a necropolis dig in Malaga:

https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/mijas-fuengirola/cortijo-acebedo-20220725121105-nt.html

A study of a mosaic in a 'luxury villa' in Halikarnassos reveals, inter alia, the use of glass tesserae:

https://phys.org/news/2022-07-floors-ancient-greek-luxury-villa.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/07/220725105611.htm
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/959757
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-713472
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/07/27/floors-ancient-greek-recycled-glass/
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/64696
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/07/26/new-analysis-of-mosaics-from-the-house-of-charidemos-at-halicarnassus/

cf: https://heritagesciencejournal.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40494-022-00697-3

Plenty of press attention for the find of a bronze 'zodiac coin' of Antoninus Pius off the coast of Israel:

https://phys.org/news/2022-07-coin-zodiac-israel-coast.html
https://www.friendsofiaa.org/news/2022/7/25/spectacular-rare-coin-depicting-the-moon-goddess-was-discovered-off-the-carmel-coast
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-713002
https://www.timesofisrael.com/moon-goddess-luna-rises-from-waves-on-rare-ancient-bronze-coin-found-off-haifa-coast/
https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/357065
https://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/spectacular-moon-goddess-coin-discovered-off-carmel-coast/2022/07/25/
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-07-25/ty-article/diving-archaeologists-find-rare-zodiac-coin-on-mediterranean-seabed-by-israel/00000182-3441-db9c-a5a2-fe4b6ae50000
https://www.israel21c.org/israelis-discover-rare-coin-depicting-moon-goddess/
https://www.algemeiner.com/2022/07/25/extremely-rare-bronze-coin-discovered-off-israeli-coast-fills-in-picture-of-roman-era/
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/roman-coin-in-exceptional-condition-tells-a-story-of-prosperity-in-the-empire-ptdmbs0cp
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-11050099/Israel-unveils-rare-1-900-year-old-Roman-era-coin.html
https://apnews.com/article/health-africa-middle-east-egypt-alexandria-496da4ab861990e07dc49856938f510c
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/07/27/zodiac-coin-israel-cancer-sign/
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/luna-coin-1850-years-old-found-waters-israel/
https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/coin-bearing-zodiac-found-off-israels-coast-87429668
https://www.rawstory.com/israel-unveils-rare-1900-year-old-roman-era-coin/
https://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/culture/2022/07/25/ancient-roman-coin-of-the-moon-goddess-found-in-israel_3b884755-e93f-4ad8-8987-d04c71f00a70.html
https://www.dailysabah.com/world/asia-pacific/rare-1850-year-old-coin-bearing-zodiac-sign-found-off-israels-coast
https://english.news.cn/20220725/de37aed792cd4da8b6b27661558cca6b/c.html
http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2022-07/26/content_78341115.htm
http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/zodiac-coin-israel-11042.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/roman-coin-depicting-zodiac-symbol-discovered-off-israels-coast-180980495/

A 2nd century CE statue head from the site of the theatre in Smyrna:

https://arkeonews.net/1800-year-old-statue-head-found-in-ancient-smyrna-theater-in-western-turkey/

A large 2nd century mosaic depicting the labours of Hercules from Syedra:

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/164-square-meter-heracles-mosaic-found-in-turkeys-alanya
https://arkeonews.net/in-the-ancient-city-of-syedra-a-unique-mosaic-with-the-12-labors-of-heracles-depicted-on-a-single-panel-found/
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/64704

Week two of the dig diary of the current season at Zominthos:

https://www.archaeological.org/zominthos-2022-week-2/

A missing section of Roman road was located at Green Hammerton:

https://thestrayferret.co.uk/missing-section-of-main-roman-road-found-at-great-hammerton/

A diver found the cargo (lots of tiles) of a 2000 years bp shipwreck off the coast of Taranto:

https://divernet.com/scuba-news/diver-finds-ancient-roman-tile-wreck/
https://local12.com/news/around-the-web/diver-finds-ancient-roman-cargo-from-2000-year-old-shipwreck-off-italian-coast-italy-ship-fabio-matacchiera-taranto-apulia-coastline
https://tvpworld.com/61459306/diver-finds-ancient-roman-cargo-from-2000year-old-shipwreck-off-taranto

Spolia from the Mytilene Castle suggest an unknown public building was in the area:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/07/26/the-unknown-acropolis-of-ancient-mytilene/

Work at the Kasta Tomb in Amphipolis continues:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/07/27/continuation-of-works-at-kasta-tomb-amphipolis-serres/

A family on a beach holiday near Tripoli came across a Dressel amphora of som sort:

https://www.libyaobserver.ly/culture/day-sea-yields-archaeological-surprise-family-zawara

Illegal digging led to the find of a 1600 years bp 'mass grave' in Turkiye:

https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/illegal-dig-reveals-rare-ancient-mass-grave-in-turkey/news
https://arkeonews.net/illegal-digs-reveal-rare-roman-era-mass-grave-in-turkey/

Recalling a Norfolk Roman gold hoard find from a few years ago:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-62102276

More on the recent finds from Selinunte:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/sicily-gives-up-archaeological-secrets-at-biggest-town-square-of-the-ancient-world-gmjgd8jf3
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/64678
https://arkeonews.net/the-excavations-in-selinunte-italy-which-has-the-largest-agora-in-the-ancient-world-the-results-have-gone-well-beyond-expectations/

More on the reappearance of a bridge built under Nero:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/neros-bridge-suddenly-appears-reminding-us-some-thought-he-never-died

More on that Roman military sanctuary find in the Netherlands:

https://www.historynet.com/a-soldiers-temple-roman-military-sanctuary-discovered-in-the-netherlands/

More on evidence that a metal-working site in Moray may have been destroyed by the Romans:

https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cw41ll3dw12o
https://www.scotsman.com/news/national/iron-age-village-and-metal-working-site-destroyed-after-clash-with-romans-discovered-at-scottish-quarry-3777851
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10702-220726-scotland-caledonian-metal

More on evidence of a 3rd century CE tsunami hitting Spain:

https://english.elpais.com/culture/2022-07-22/a-massive-tsunami-destroyed-the-spanish-city-of-seville-in-the-3rd-century-new-study-finds.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10705-220727-seville-roman-era-tsunami

Heatwave concerns for the structure of the Colosseum:

https://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/italy-heatwave-may-crack-colosseum-and-halt-production-of-wine-and-olive-oil-41864410.html

... and an accounting firm has determined the value of the Colosseum:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-07-25/rome-s-colosseum-may-be-priceless-but-deloitte-puts-it-at-79-billion
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/colosseum-social-value-study-1234635301/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/rome-colosseum-worth-economic-experts-2152132
https://hypebeast.com/2022/7/rome-colosseum-social-value-2022-report-deloitte

Milos now as a copy of the statue of the Venus de Milo on display:

https://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/47511-impressive-copy-of-aphrodite-of-milos-statue-revealed-on-the-greek-island.html
https://greekreporter.com/2022/07/28/aphrodite-milos-copy-installed-greek-island/

Wildfires in Greece were close to Olympia again:

https://www.irishexaminer.com/world/arid-40925597.html

Interview with Zina Giannopoulou on various aspects of Greek religion:

https://www.humanities.uci.edu/news/its-not-all-greek-uci-scholar-zina-giannopoulou

Adrienne Mayor on Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, and Scorpion Bombs:

https://press.princeton.edu/ideas/adrienne-mayor-on-greek-fire-poison-arrows-and-scorpion-bombs

Feature on Greece as an ancient tourist destination for Romans:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/ancient-greece-was-a-debauched-disney-trip-for-romans

Feature on Tartessos:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20220727-the-iberian-civilisation-that-vanished

Feature on the persistence of the 'white marble ideal':

https://aeon.co/videos/ancient-greek-sculptures-were-colourful-why-does-the-white-marble-ideal-persist

Feature on Monte Testaccio:

https://www.ourherald.com/articles/the-eighth-hill-of-ancient-rome/

Feature on Elizabeth Caroline Johnstones work at Cerveteri:

https://positivelyscottish.scot/economy/the-unforgettable-adventure-of-a-scotswoman-at-the-cerveteri-1838/

Feature on how the Great Fire of London revealed the city's Roman past:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/roman/archaeology-great-fire-london-vivius-marcianus/

Feature on archaeological finds (mostly Roman) associated with the Bank of England:

https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/museum/online-collections/blog/archaeology-at-the-bank-of-england

Feature on the Samnites:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/07/the-ancient-samnites/144229

Feature on the throne at the Palace of Knossos:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/07/24/the-mystery-of-the-oldest-throne-in-europe-at-the-cretan-palace-of-knossos/

Feature on ancient Greece and Dante:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/07/25/how-ancient-greece-shaped-thought-dante/

Feature on the Kritios Boy:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/07/30/who-beheaded-kritios-boy-masterpiece-ancient-greek-art/

Feature on the Zeugma mosaics:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/07/28/the-greek-mosaics-of-zeugma/

Feature on Alexander's preparations for Gaugamela:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/07/26/how-alexander-prepared-for-battle-against-the-persians-in-gaugamela/

Feature on a Roman boat replica working on the Danube:

https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22971769/ancient-roman-boat-to-drop-anchor-in-bratislava-on-its-danube-cruise.html

Speculating why the Parthenon Sculptures might soon return to Greece:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/why-the-elgin-marbles-may-finally-return-to-greece-09kfzwhgd

In a similar vein, talking about a 'partnership':

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2022/jul/31/british-museum-calls-for-parthenon-partnership-greece-marbles
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/elgin-marbles-partnership-raises-hope-of-deal-for-first-return-to-greece-in-200-years-7w9g6nsg3
https://neoskosmos.com/en/2022/07/31/news/greece/hope-that-parthenon-marbles-may-return-to-greece/
https://neoskosmos.com/en/2022/07/31/news/british-museum-deputy-director-seeks-a-parthenon-partnership-with-greece-on-the-marbles/
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/07/31/british-museum-parthenon-partnership-greece/

... and an OpEd:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/should-the-elgin-marbles-be-given-back-to-greece-j92pdhkfv

More on possible replicas for the Parthenon sculptures:

https://www.thenationalnews.com/world/uk-news/2022/07/27/robot-made-replicas-of-parthenon-marbles-could-help-solve-greece-uk-dispute/

... related opEd:

https://unherd.com/2022/07/who-would-want-fake-elgin-marbles/

OpEd on who should be learning Latin and Greek:

https://www.newstatesman.com/comment/2022/07/latin-greek-classics-elite

... similarly:

https://www.standard.co.uk/comment/roehampton-university-humanities-classics-socrates-plato-britains-elite-b1015276.html

Not sure if you want to see this 'rebuild' of a Hadrian's Wall fort:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/jul/28/hadrians-wall-fort-rebuilt-in-wild-colour

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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14 000 years bp 'engraved' stones from a site near Barcelona:

https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/engraving-spain-linya-1234635497/
https://www.thedailybeast.com/archaeologists-find-paleolithic-engravings-of-pyrenean-ibex-in-lleida-spain

Latest from the dig at Arthur's Stone:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/jul/22/weird-wonderful-rare-dig-at-arthurs-stone-writes-new-story-of-neolithic-site
https://www.herefordtimes.com/news/20578532.archaeologists-found-arthurs-stone-dig/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10708-220728-herefordshire-arthurs-stone

Vague item on a flint tool find from the La Cotte dig:

https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2022/07/28/flint-tool-discovered-at-resumed-la-cotte-dig/

Study suggests beaver fur was a status symbol and trade item in 10th century Denmark:

https://phys.org/news/2022-07-high-status-danish-vikings-wore-exotic.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/07/220727141347.htm
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/959468
https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/beaver-fur-was-a-status-symbol-for-the-vikings
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/07/high-status-danish-vikings-wore-exotic-beaver-furs/144218
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/07/28/beaver-fur-in-danish-high-status-viking-age-burials/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10706-220728-denmark-viking-furs

cf: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/07/220727141409.htm

Claims that Bluetooth is buried in Poland are being challenged:

https://phys.org/news/2022-07-danish-king-gave-bluetooth-poland.html
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/ap-bluetooth-ericsson-swedish-middle-ages-b2134947.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/is-danish-king-who-gave-name-to-bluetooth-buried-in-poland/2022/07/31/af259790-109f-11ed-88e8-c58dc3dbaee2_story.html
https://apnews.com/article/oddities-technology-science-education-denmark-73cd9207486a2609747e2539c357a0f9
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/07/26/no-proof-viking-bluetooth-king-buried-in-polish-village/

Archaeology suggests Tattershall Castle is older than previously thought:

https://thelincolnite.co.uk/2022/07/history-rewritten-archaeologist-discovers-tattershall-castle-older-than-we-thought/

Latest HS2 find is a three lions pendant:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/jul/30/medieval-pendant-with-three-lions-unveiled-ahead-of-womens-football-final
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11062173/Three-lions-pendant-12th-Century-treasure-HS2-dig.html

A study of early medieval bed burials in the UK suggests connection with Christian conversion:

https://www.livescience.com/medieval-bed-burials-england-christianity
https://www.iflscience.com/-64678
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/64726

cf: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00766097.2022.2065060

A possible 'lost' medieval village site near an Ighenhill manor house:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lancashire-62326217

13th century church mosaics from under a Strasbourg parking lot:

https://fr.aleteia.org/2022/07/28/strasbourg-quand-de-banales-fouilles-mettent-au-jour-une-eglise-du-xiiie-siecle/

A study of medieval 'vampire' teeth suggests they had less tooth decay than modern folks:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/07/26/medieval-vampire-teeth-had-less-decay-then-gnashers-today/

A study of a 400 years bp shipwreck from the Trave River:

https://phys.org/news/2022-07-17th-century.html
https://gizmodo.com/375-year-old-shipwreck-found-at-bottom-of-german-river-1849349364

The Shrewsbury Castle dig has a dig diary that I seem to have missed (check the sidebar for more):

https://newsroom.shropshire.gov.uk/2022/07/blog-shrewsbury-castle-dig-diary-day-5-22-july-2022/

... see also:

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/shrewsbury/2022/07/27/dragon-skull-found-buried-in-shrewsbury-castle-as-exploration-hots-up/

More on the 13th century 'mortar wreck' off the southwest coast of Britain:

https://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/news/2022-07-20/bournemouth-university-uncovers-earliest-english-medieval-shipwreck-site
https://www.livescience.com/oldest-nearly-intact-shipwreck-uk/
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/the-first-750-year-old-medieval-shipwreck-was-discovered-off-the-coast-of-england-1234635306/
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/07/underwater-archaeologists-find-uks-earliest-medieval-shipwreck/144212
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/englands-oldest-surviving-shipwreck-is-a-13th-century-merchant-vessel-180980474/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10699-220725-england-medieval-shipwreck

More on that abandoned 200 years bp cobalt mine iin Chesire:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/64686

Bronze Age items from Must Farm are on display:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-62296480

Campers caused fire damage to a Scottish stone circle site:

https://www.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/heritage/bonfire-damages-scottish-stone-circle-as-campers-drawn-to-ancient-site-3781403

The roof of the abbey of Sainte-Marie do Longues has been restored:

https://fr.aleteia.org/2022/07/27/labbaye-de-longues-a-retrouve-son-toit/

National Museums Scotland is seeking help studying human remains from across the country:

https://www.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/heritage/museum-bosses-seek-help-in-unearthing-details-about-1500-skeletal-remains-3786458

Feature on a 'crystal mine' in the Swiss Alps that was used as far back as 8000 BCE:

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/in-pursuit-of-the-crystal-hunters/47669880

Feature on Menorca's Talayotic culture:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/article/menorcas-houses-of-the-dead-reveal-these-ancient-secrets

Feature on Anglo-Saxon jewellery:

https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/1046/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/1046/pub/1046/page/26/article/NaN

Feature on Scottish brochs:

https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p0cpl9nf/why-the-mysterious-scottish-broch-is-making-a-return
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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 have resumed at the Mo-er Temple (Buddhist) site in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region:

https://www.ecns.cn/news/2022-07-20/detail-ihcakxsi6134999.shtml

Pondering some of the Sanxingdui finds:

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3186559/treasures-shed-light-ancient-chinese-kingdom-mysteries-remain

... and how they're being protected:

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3186667/how-artefacts-are-being-protected-sanxingdui-ruins-china

A 4000 years bp shell tool site from Pingtung (Taiwan):

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4609267
https://focustaiwan.tw/culture/202207270019
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/64732
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10707-220729-taiwan-shell-tool-site

Some 8th century CE 'times tables' from a site in Japan:

https://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2022072700837

Pondering the King of Na seal:

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14682946

Some octopus lures from the Mariana Islands have been dated to 3500 years bp:

https://phys.org/news/2022-07-octopus-lures-mariana-islands-oldest.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/07/220729102420.htm
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/960308

Evidence of a 9th/10th century synagogue from a village in southern India:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/stone-pillar-in-southern-india-may-shed-new-light-on-regions-oldest-synagogue/
https://www.jta.org/2022/07/25/global/stone-inscription-in-southern-india-reveals-evidence-of-regions-oldest-synagogue

Concerns for sites in Nangarhar:

https://pajhwok.com/2022/07/23/negligence-behind-damages-to-nangarhar-historical-monuments/

More on the 'neolithic grooves' from Telangana:

https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/telangana/2022/jul/25/four-neolithic-grooves-found-near-hilltop-temple-in-telanganas-devarkadra-2480346.html

A stolen Chola queen idol has been traced to the Freer Gallery of Art:

https://www.eastmojo.com/national/2022/07/29/bronze-idol-of-chola-queen-traced-to-washington-museum/
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NORTH AMERICA
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12 000 years bp human footprints from a USAF test range in Utah:

https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2022/07/ice-age-human-footprints-discovered-utah-desert
https://phys.org/news/2022-07-ice-age-human-footprints-utah.html
https://www.hill.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/3104657/archaeologists-discover-more-pieces-of-the-ancient-past-on-uttr/
https://arkeonews.net/archaeologists-discover-ice-age-human-footprints-in-the-utah-desert-may-be-more-than-12000-years-old/
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/07/prehistoric-footprints-found-in-utah-desert/144200
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/07/27/ice-age-human-footprints-discovered-in-utah-desert/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10704-220727-utah-footprints

A site in New Mexico suggests children played in 'sloth puddles' some 11 000 years bp:

https://www.livescience.com/ice-age-children-splash-sloth-footprints

DNA from a domesticated horse is shedding light on the history of Hispaniola:

https://news.ufl.edu/2022/07/oldest-horse-dna-in-americas-supports-folklore/
https://phys.org/news/2022-07-oldest-dna-domesticated-american-horse.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/07/220727141409.htm
http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/post-columbian-domestic-horse-genome-11040.html
https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/ancient-dna-illuminates-the-history-of-horses-in-the-americas
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/07/28/dna-from-american-horse-lends-credence-to-shipwreck-folklore/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10710-220729-colonial-horse-dna

cf: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0270600

A dig in Howard County (Maryland) is shedding light on enslaved peoples' lives:

https://wjla.com/news/local/archaeologists-slaves-maryland-howard-county-umd-indentured-servants-past-archaeology-history-slavery-artifacts
https://nbcmontana.com/news/nation-world/archaeologists-gain-insight-into-how-slaves-lived-in-maryland-more-than-200-years-ago-elkridge-cabins-cultural-resources-maryland-department-of-transportation-artifacts-slaves-indentured-servants-convict-laborers-brutal-conditions
https://abcnews4.com/news/nation-world/archaeologists-gain-insight-into-how-slaves-lived-in-maryland-more-than-200-years-ago-elkridge-cabins-cultural-resources-maryland-department-of-transportation-artifacts-slaves-indentured-servants-convict-laborers-brutal-conditions

Coverage of a dig at the 297 years bp David Tilton House site in Canton (Mass.):

https://www.wcvb.com/article/canton-massachusetts-tilden-house-july-26-2022/40717896#
https://www.necn.com/on-air/as-seen-on/archaeological-dig-conducted-at-historic-house-in-canton/2792160/
https://local12.com/news/around-the-web/historic-david-tilden-house-artifacts-canton-massachusetts-built-1725-300-years-old-excavation-preservation-living-history-center-whdh-boston-historical-society-archaeologists
https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/archaeologists-dig-at-canton-house-built-in-1725-hoping-to-shine-light-on-history/2790338/

An official update on the dig in downtown Guelph:

https://guelph.ca/2022/07/archaeological-excavation-of-baker-district-redevelopment-site-july-21/

A 19th century shipwreck of some sort off North Carolina:

https://stateportpilot.com/townnews/fleet/article_214efffe-0ddb-11ed-a799-ab059001ed97.html

More on the study of Monks Mound at Cahokia:

https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/626821378
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/07/new-insights-into-monks-mound-at-cahokia/144180
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10701-220726-cahokia-monks-mound

Feature on a bust of Joseph Brant:

https://www.timesunion.com/hudsonvalley/culture/article/Joseph-Brant-Mohawk-warrior-bust-Capitol-17322241.php

Feature on the creation of the US Postal Service:

https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/day-history-1775-us-postal-system-established-ben-franklin

Feature on the earliest photos of Toronto:

https://www.blogto.com/city/2016/11/the_earliest_known_photographs_of_toronto/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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New finds from the Nuestra Senora de las Maravillas:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/jul/31/after-350-years-sea-gives-up-lost-jewels-of-spanish-shipwreck
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/inside-the-race-to-preserve-treasures-from-a-legendary-17th-century-shipwreck-in-the-bahamas-180980492/

More on the drought-related collapse at Mayapan:

https://www.news.ucsb.edu/2022/020684/climate-and-conflict
https://www.baylor.edu/mediacommunications/news.php?action=story&story=229679
https://www.natureasia.com/en/research/highlight/14150
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10698-220722-mexico-yucatan-mayapan

More on the Late Preclassic Maya chocolate vessel from the Yucatan:

https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/2000-year-old-mayan-pot-discovered/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10700-220725-mexico-maya-pottery

The Kuluba site in the Yucatan has been abandoned:

https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/yucatan-archaeological-site-abandoned-residents-claim/

Feature on the Maya and sustainable agriculture:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/how-the-ancient-maya-practiced-sustainable-agriculture

Feature on abandoned haciendas in the Yucatan:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20220725-yucatans-abandoned-henequen-haciendas
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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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Not sure where to pu this item on Neolithic motherhood:

https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p0cn03zv/how-prehistoric-mothers-were-crucial-to-our-survival

... or this one on humans 'homogenizing' mammal communities in North America:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/07/220727110243.htm

... or this study of the evolution of lactose tolerance in Europe:

https://phys.org/news/2022-07-famine-disease-drove-evolution-lactose.html
https://www.dw.com/en/everything-we-thought-about-the-origins-of-lactose-tolerance-is-wrong-study-says/a-62603291
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2022/07/28/lactose-intolerant-europe-study-milk/
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-713382
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-07-27/ty-article/evolution-of-lactase-tolerance-wasnt-driven-by-milk-but-famine-disease-scientists-posit/00000182-4012-d35b-a396-c9db338d0000
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2022/07/dairy-lactose-intolerance-causes/670966/
https://www.science.org/content/article/ancient-europeans-farmed-dairy-couldn-t-digest-milk

cf: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-05010-7
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-02068-1

Not sure if we've mentioned this 'magic' Han Dynasty mirror recently 'rediscovered' at the Cincinnati MoA:

https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/magic-mirror-cincinnati-art-museum-scn/index.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/07/25/cincinnati-art-museum-rediscovers-a-national-treasure/

Feature on the Buddha:

https://www.livescience.com/who-was-siddhartha-gautama-the-buddha/

Feature on Gutenberg, sort of:

https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/07/25/stanford-linear-accelerator-probes-did-gutenberg-really-invent-printing/

Feature on the origins of chess:

https://www.livescience.com/32431-who-invented-chess.html/

Feature on the collapse of the Scottish clan system:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/07/the-collapse-of-the-scottish-clan-system/144184

Feature on the 'real' William Wallace:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/07/the-real-william-wallace-braveheart/144192

Feature on the search for what God smells like (?):

https://www.noemamag.com/the-centuries-long-quest-for-the-scent-of-god/

... and again on reviving ancient perfumes:

https://english.radio.cz/science-project-reviving-ancient-perfumes-8757218

Feature on leprosy through the ages:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/general-history/leprosy-history-disease-perception-treatment/

Feature on art during wartime:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/28/arts/design/ukraine-war-art-culture.html

Feature on how the Lydney Park excavations influenced J.R.R. Tolkien:

https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/gloucester-news/how-jrr-tolkien-created-lord-7399188

Feature on 14 historical mysteries:

https://www.livescience.com/11361-history-overlooked-mysteries.html

Feature on the origin of zero:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-elusive-origin-of-zero/

A 1923 time capsule from 1923:

https://news.yale.edu/2022/07/27/beneath-peabody-time-capsule-1923
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CURRENT EVENTS:
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A good feature/overview on the 'gender of archaeological remains' thing that's been popping up everywhere lately:

https://ahotcupofjoe.net/2022/07/assigning-gender-to-skeletal-remains/

Another feature on the threat to cultural heritage from the invasion of Ukraine:

https://theconversation.com/russias-invasion-of-ukraine-threatens-a-cultural-heritage-the-two-countries-share-including-saint-sophia-cathedral-187140
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ANIMAL AND PLANT DOMESTICATIONS
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Studying modern day dog bones to gain insight into Indigenous dog-sledding practices:

https://phys.org/news/2022-07-modern-day-dog-bones-deepen-knowledge.html

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LANGUAGE RELATED
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On English spelling:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/26/opinion/english-spelling.html

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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Cemetery of Secrets:

https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/20579829.days-remains-roman-gladiators-head-cotswolds/

Galloway Hoard:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-62321817

Chroma:

https://www.artnews.com/list/art-news/news/the-mets-new-show-dispels-the-myth-of-white-greek-sculpture-in-blaze-of-color-1234635075/
https://greekreporter.com/2022/07/26/ancient-greece-color-met/

How the Smithsonian is rethinking its 'problem' collections:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2022/07/27/smithsonian-collection-policy-update/

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AUCTIONS AND SALES RELATED
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A private collection of Native American artifacts is coming to auction:

https://www.kfyrtv.com/2022/07/25/dickinson-mans-lifetime-collection-native-american-artifacts-be-auctioned/

Big bucks for Hitler's watch:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/07/30/hitler-watch-alexander-historical-auctions-nazi/

Items from the 'ship of gold' are going on display prior to auction:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/07/29/ss-central-america-shipwreck-artifacts-treasure/10153502002/
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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The genome of the 14 000 years bp remains of 'Menzi Ren' (a woman excavated in Yunnan back in the 80s):

https://ukranews.com/en/news/869335-chinese-scientists-sequence-genome-of-14-000-yr-old-human

DNA evidence of plague and typhoid in Bronze Age Crete:

https://www.genomeweb.com/sequencing/ancient-dna-points-plague-typhoid-pathogens-greek-island-during-bronze-age-transition#.YuZ1WOwXZhE

Using DNA to trace modern herpes back to Bronze Age kissing:

https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/959525
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/jul/27/modern-herpes-variants-may-be-linked-to-bronze-age-kissing-study-finds
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/07/27/how-neolithic-smooching-gave-virus-37-billion-us/
https://arkeonews.net/ancient-herpes-dna-points-to-oral-herpes-beginnings-first-kisses-may-have-helped-spread-cold-sore-virus/
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/07/prehistoric-roots-of-cold-sore-virus-traced-through-ancient-herpes-dna/144222?amp
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/07/28/prehistoric-roots-of-cold-sore-virus-traced-through-ancient-herpes-dna/

cf: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abo4435

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THE TECHY SIDE
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A 'humanoid robot' for exploring shipwrecks:

https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/30/tech/oceanone-diving-robot-scn/index.html
https://www.albanyherald.com/news/ocean-exploring-robot-could-search-for-lost-cities-and-shipwrecks/article_6f9ae19e-3f5f-5ef3-9e38-b1d2a6df2ada.html

Latest CT scan is a mummy's head:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/07/29/ancient-egyptian-mummified-head-scanned-at-maidstone-hospital/

... and the mummy of Amenhotep I:

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1994406/offbeat

More on carbon dating being messed up by rising fossil fuel emissions:

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-02057-4
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Fact-checking climate change-related claims about Plymouth Rock:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2022/07/18/fact-check-plymouth-rock-not-accurate-gauge-sea-level-rise/10010728002/

Connecting climate change and swampland in the US:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/07/04/swamps-can-protect-against-climate-change-if-we-only-let-them
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Swat:

https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2022/07/28/archeological-wonders-gandhara-civilizations-remains-attract-foreign-tourists-to-swat/

Upper Franconia:

https://www.dw.com/en/castles-beers-and-bayreuth-a-journey-through-upper-franconia/g-44019967

Machu Picchu is really popular:

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/machu-picchu-peru-tickets-sold-out/index.html
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PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC RELATED
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Oresteia:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/28/theater/oresteia-review-park-avenue-armory.html

Hansan: Rising Dragon:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/28/movies/hansan-rising-dragon-review.html

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CRIME BEAT
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Iraq is freeing that British national who was accused of smuggling potsherds:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jul/26/briton-jailed-in-iraq-for-smuggling-antiquities-to-be-freed-says-lawyer
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220726-iraq-to-free-briton-jailed-in-antiquities-case-lawyer
https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/iraq-to-free-british-national-jailed-in-antiquities-case/
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/07/26/british-tourist-james-fitton-iraq-smuggling-overturned
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/james-fitton-prison-sentence-overturned-1234635376/

France has detained a couple of archaeologists (including a Louvre curator) in a major art-trafficking investigation:

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/louvre-art-trafficking-scandal-2151874
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/archaeologists-questioned-louvre-abu-dhabi-antiquities-investigation-1234635300/

Items stolen from the Palmyra museum were siezed at a camp in Al-Raqqah:

https://www.syriahr.com/en/261683/

Norway seized a pile of Mesopotamian artifacts from a collector:

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1922436/world

An antiquities smuggler in Sousse was arrested:

https://www.libyaobserver.ly/inbrief/antiquities-smuggler-arrested-inside-archaeological-area-sousse

A drug raid in Spain turned up antiquities instead:

https://www.occrp.org/en/daily/16606-in-drug-trafficking-raid-spanish-police-find-antiquities-instead

Strange case where an art thief appears to have lost what they stole:

https://www.insidehook.com/daily_brief/art/germany-art-theft-lost-painting

Some artifacts associated with the Bamiyan Buddhas were stolen:

https://www.bangkokpost.com/world/2357051/artifacts-from-destroyed-bamiyan-buddhas-stolen-amid-afghan-turmoil

A former Egyptian MP has been sent to prison for antiquities smuggling:

https://www.arabnews.com/node/2068016/middle-east

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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 New Mexico foundation is returning Indigenous items to Mexico:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jul/27/ancient-sculptures-storage-box-returned-mexico
https://www.ctpost.com/news/article/New-Mexico-foundation-to-return-Indigenous-items-17331382.php
https://www.startribune.com/foundation-returns-indigenous-items-to-mexican-officials/600193386/
https://mexicodailypost.com/2022/07/29/the-government-of-mexico-receives-12-archaeological-pieces-of-mexican-origin-from-the-albuquerque-museum-foundation/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/new-mexico-foundation-to-return-indigenous-items-to-mexico/2022/07/27/c0722664-0da5-11ed-88e8-c58dc3dbaee2_story.html
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-11052549/New-Mexico-foundation-return-Indigenous-items-Mexico.html
https://english.elpais.com/culture/2022-07-30/indigenous-items-returned-to-mexico-after-gathering-dust-for-years-in-a-museum-basement.html
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/albuquerque-museum-returns-relics-mexico-2153141
https://mexicodailypost.com/2022/07/29/the-government-of-mexico-receives-12-archaeological-pieces-of-mexican-origin-from-the-albuquerque-museum-foundation/

Oxford and Cambridge have agreed to return their Benin Bronzes (maybe?):

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/cambridge-oxford-benin-british-cambridge-university-b2134339.html
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-62361946
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/07/29/britain-agrees-return-looted-benin-bronzes-treasure-africa/
https://www.theguardian.com/education/2022/jul/30/oxford-university-may-return-items-looted-from-nigeria-by-britain-in-1897?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

Feature on UK law regarding returns:

https://www.apollo-magazine.com/tristram-hunt-restitution-uk-museums-law/

Feature on Items returned to India since 2014:

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/229-antiquities-retrieved-since-2014-415697

Feature on more items to be returned to 'Africa':

https://www.startribune.com/africa-sees-some-artifacts-returned-home-but-seeks-far-more/600194500/
https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-travel-germany-museums-48fd9d74ead6b4b6f497547596fbef7b

More on US returns to Italy:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/20/arts/design/new-york-italy-looted-artifacts-steinhardt.html
https://greekreporter.com/2022/07/24/billionaire-looted-antiquities-returned-italy-ancient-greek-frescos/

More on Wounded Knee return aspirations:

https://apnews.com/article/travel-education-museums-massachusetts-eb338326dd75fc0b1ab65b2f10d027af

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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on ancient Greek coins:

https://coinweek.com/ancient-coins/ancient-greek-coins-the-peak-of-classical-artistry/

Feature on the 'biggest' ancient coins:

https://coinweek.com/ancient-coins/metal-monsters-biggest-ancient-coins/

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v25/club_nbs_esylum_v25n30.html

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

http://www.coinbooks.org/v25/club_nbs_esylum_v25n31.html
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Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/

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OBITUARIES
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Kamoya Kimeu:

https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2022-07-25-kenyan-who-discovered-turkana-boy-is-dead/

Richard Freund:

https://www.dailypress.com/virginiagazette/opinion/va-vg-ed-shatz-0727-20220726-copbcbxdbnaufhdj7w2es2na5e-story.html

Corinne Pache:

https://www.dailypress.com/virginiagazette/opinion/va-vg-ed-shatz-0727-20220726-copbcbxdbnaufhdj7w2es2na5e-story.html
https://classicalstudies.org/scs-news/obituary-corinne-ondine-pache

Deborah Nichols:

https://www.saa.org/quick-nav/saa-media-room/saa-news/2022/07/27/the-saa-mourns-the-loss-of-saa-president-deb-nichols

James Lovelock:

https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/james-lovelock-gaia-dorset-earth-science-museum-b2132500.html

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/audio-news/3196-audio-news-for-july-17th-through-july-23rd-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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