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explorator 24.29 November 7, 2021
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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).

n.b. there's a new section (hopefully irregular) at the start of today's issue to
'fix' cut and paste mistakes from the previous issue ...
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CUT AND PASTE CORRIGENDA
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Assorted museums are signing up to 'anti woke' charter:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/10/25/museum-bosses-back-anti-woke-charter-guard-against-rushed-unplanned/
http://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/770/reader/reader.html?social#!preferred/0/package/770/pub/770/page/10/article/232630

A major study of Viking DNA:

https://www.science.org/content/article/viking-was-job-description-not-matter-heredity-massive-ancient-dna-study-shows
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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A study revealed that among the homo naledi bones found in Rising Star cave a couple years ago is the partial skull of a child:

https://phys.org/news/2021-11-child-fossil-south-africa-enigmatic.html
https://www.livescience.com/child-of-darkness-homo-naledi-discovered.html
https://apnews.com/b045cd47a31a560c8ec888f4a1ed1664
https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/scientists-find-fossil-early-hominid-south-africa-80973462
https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/04/world/homo-naledi-child-fossil-scn/index.html
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/homo-naledi-ancient-skull-found-south-africa/
https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/11/06/1400-year-old-amethyst-ring-found-in-israel-thought-to-be-the-result-of-ancient-greek-superstition/
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/homo-naledi-child-skull-hominid-cave-discovery
http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/yavne-gold-ring-10239.html
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/ancient-childs-bones-deepen-mystery-of-enigmatic-human-relative
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10127-211105-homo-naledi-child

Evidence that the Acheulean culture reached North Africa by 1.5 million years bp:

https://theconversation.com/our-north-african-ancestors-were-making-handaxes-earlier-than-previously-thought-169647

More on the naming of homo bodoensis:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/11/01/experts-name-new-species-of-human-ancestor/
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Basalt blocks excavated in the El Matariya region come from the facade of a Nectanebo I temple:

https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/9/438153/Antiquities/Archaeologists-uncover-decorated-blocks-from-King-.aspx
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/109615/Egypt-uncovers-basalt-blocks-from-western-northern-facades-of-King

More on the find of the tomb of Ramses II's treasurer:

https://www.livescience.com/tomb-of-ramesses-ii-official-discovered
https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/436782/Antiquities/Ancient-Egypt/Archaeologists-uncover-tomb-of-Ramses-II-treasurer.aspx
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/109379/Egypt-uncovers-Ptah-M-Wia-tomb-head-of-treasury-during
https://dailynewsegypt.com/2021/10/31/egypt-unearths-tomb-of-king-ramses-ii-era-chief-treasurer-in-saqqara/
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/tomb-of-ramses-iis-treasurer-unearthed-in-egypt-683787
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2021/11/03/an-important-chap-archaeologists-in-egypt-discover-the-tomb-of-an-ancient-royal-treasurer
http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2021-11/01/content_77843393.htm
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/egypt-tomb-saqqara-scli-intl/index.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/11/01/uncovering-the-tomb-of-ramesses-iis-head-of-the-treasury/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tomb-of-ramses-iis-treasurer-unearthed-at-saqqara-necropolis-180978978/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10121-211103-saqqara-ramesses-treasurer

More on denials regarding claims about a second sphinx statue:

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/11/archaeologists-scoff-claim-second-sphinx-statue

The 23rd season of excavations is under way at the Hegmataneh Hill (possibly ancient Ecbatana):

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/466521/Another-archaeological-season-begins-at-Hegmataneh

... and a new season is also under way at the Douzlakh Salt Mine:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/466565/New-archaeological-season-begins-at-Douzlakh-Salt-Mine

Nice overview of finds in Turkey in the month of October:

https://turkisharchaeonews.net/article/october-2021-turkish-archaeology

More on that Late Bronze Age seal of a woman administrator from Karkamis:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62577

Concerns for Assyrian reliefs found near that Assyrian winery site announced last week (see below):

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/11/assyrian-discoveries-northern-iraq-unearth-new-challenges

More on that 2700 years bp wine press site from Iraq:

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20211101-2700-year-old-wine-press-discovered-in-iraq/
https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/11/assyrian-wine-press-rock-carvings-found-northern-iraq
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/wine-press-iraq-intl-scli-scn/index.html

A 1400 years bp amethyst ring from that Byzantine winery site at Yavne got an awful lot of press attention this week:

https://www.livescience.com/ancient-hangover-prevention-ring-israel
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/exquisite-gold-ring-with-amethyst-stone-found-in-byzantine-yavne-683808
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/demon-drink-take-this-protective-gold-ring-with-amethyst-found-in-yavneh-1.10346431
https://www.timesofisrael.com/ancient-hangover-cure-gold-ring-found-at-yavne-winery-excavation/
https://www.israelhayom.com/2021/11/02/anti-hangover-ring-discovered-at-ancient-winery-in-yavne/
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/was-this-ancient-ring-a-band-of-boozers-qxql3lx5h
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10164751/Ancient-amethyst-ring-ancient-wine-factory-Israel.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-amethyst-ring-found-in-israel-hangovers-gem-wine-180979000/

More on that 2000 years bp amethyst seal from the Old City with a depiction of a plant of some sort:

https://www.jns.org/rare-biblical-balm-of-gilead-engraving-found-on-2000-year-old-seal-in-jerusalem/

More on the mosaic in Hisham's Palace:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/an-etrog-a-lion-and-all-the-secrets-of-1300-year-old-mosaic-in-jericho-684015
https://mymodernmet.com/palestine-jericho-hisham-palace-mosaic/

Feature on the Shavei Zion Figurine Assemblage:

https://www.asor.org/anetoday/2021/11/shavei-zion-figurine-assemblage

Feature on the Azekah excavations:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/how-did-people-live-and-die-in-biblical-azekah-4-skeletons-shed-light-683826

Feature on what David's kingdom looked like:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/what-did-king-davids-israel-look-like-the-answer-is-not-set-in-stone-683823

Feature on the Tower of David (kind of a 'museum' story):

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/tower-of-david-exposing-the-citadels-secrets-684099
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/new-tower-of-david-pavilion-breaks-ground-explores-jerusalems-secrets-683639

Feature arising from a dissertation on the Cave of the Patriarchs:

https://www.israelhayom.com/2021/11/02/the-secrets-of-the-cave-of-the-patriarchs/

Feature on the possible sites for Bethsaida and the recent finds at one of them:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/bethsaida-and-the-church-of-the-apostles/?mqsc=E4138557&dk=ZE14N0ZF0

Feature on the politics of archaeology in Israel:

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/archaeology-israel-zionism-politics-and-disappointing-finds

... and in a similar vein:

https://time.com/6112694/jerusalem-israeli-palestinian-conflict-archaeology/

Feature on excavations at the 2000 years bp sites of the kingdoms of Dadan and Lihyan in Saudi Arabia:

https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/archaeologists-saudi-arabia-excavate-forgotten-kingdoms-2021-11-02/
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/archaeologists-in-saudi-arabia-excavate-forgotten-kingdoms-683789

Saudi Arabia hopes to become a world leader in archaeology:

https://www.thenationalnews.com/gulf-news/saudi-arabia/2021/11/02/how-saudi-arabia-can-become-a-world-leader-in-archaeology/

... related:

https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/story/New_insights_into_Saudi_Arabias_rich_archaeological_heritage_revealed-ZAWYA20211105042442/

... and archaeology will be part of the education curriculum in Saudi Arabia:

https://saudigazette.com.sa/article/613238/SAUDI-ARABIA/MoE-decides-to-include-archaeological-education-subject-in-school-curriculum-nbsp

Feature on Turkish 'healing bowls':

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/healing-bowls-shed-light-on-turkish-medical-folklore-169068

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Three bronze Mycenean swords from a tomb near Aegio:

https://www.culture.gov.gr/el/Information/SitePages/view.aspx?nID=3999
https://greekreporter.com/2021/11/01/mycenaean-bronze-swords-greece/
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/11/02/trapeza-grave-offerings-and-bronze-swords-have-come-to-light/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10116-211102-greece-trapeza-necropolis

A pair of Hellenistic-era dwellings from the Hierapolis-Pamukkale excavations:

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture/remains-of-2-houses-from-hellenistic-period-unearthed-in-southwestern-turkey/2412547
https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/ancient-hellenistic-houses-discovered-in-turkeys-hierapolis/news
https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-house-ruins-found-in-hierapolis-169138

3rd/2nd century BCE remains of a nice dwelling from the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento (Italian):

https://qds.it/scoperta-antica-casa-restaurata-nel-parco-della-valle-dei-templi/

Big news this week appears to be the find of what are probably enslaved persons' quarters in Pompeii:

https://phys.org/news/2021-11-pompeii-yields-rare-window-daily.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/06/discovery-of-pompeii-slaves-room-sheds-rare-light-on-real-roman-life
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10173253/Pompeii-archeologists-Ikea-like-extendable-beds-rare-slave-room-discovery.html
https://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2021/11/06/slaves-room-re-emerges-intact-at-pompeii_db252caf-c429-4900-906e-71b960f7d459.html
https://www.rfi.fr/en/slave-room-discovered-at-pompeii-in-rare-find
https://www.wantedinrome.com/news/pompeii-unearths-room-of-the-slaves.html
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/archaeologists-unearth-room-shedding-light-slave-life-ancient-pompeii-2021-11-06/
https://apnews.com/article/science-europe-italy-77dcb0872d34c841529ae0e5f2fe9b3a
https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/capital-region/ap-online/2021/11/06/pompeii-dig-yields-rare-window-on-daily-life-of-enslaved
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/pompeii-dig-yields-rare-window-on-daily-life-of-enslaved/2021/11/06/f5e97da4-3efe-11ec-bd6f-da376f47304e_story.html
https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/300448122/pompeii-dig-yields-rare-window-on-daily-life-of-enslaved
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/11/06/extendable-bed-discovered-new-pompeii-excavation-described-ikea/
http://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/754/reader/reader.html?social#!preferred/0/package/754/pub/754/page/50/article/238011
https://thepublicsradio.org/article/pompeii-dig-yields-rare-window-on-daily-life-of-enslaved
https://www.dw.com/en/italy-archaeologists-discover-slave-room-at-pompeii/a-59741627
https://www.timesofisrael.com/pompeii-excavation-site-yields-rare-window-into-daily-life-of-the-enslaved/
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62624
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/11/slave-room-discovered-at-pompeii-villa/141955

Remains of a latrine at the ancient theater of Izmir/Smyrna were revealed this week:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/archaeologists-find-theater-toilet-in-western-turkeys-smyrna/news
https://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture/dig-in-turkey-finds-theater-commode-in-ancient-city-of-smyrna/2411192
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10169401/Archaeologists-uncover-1-800-year-old-social-toilets-used-13-actors-once.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-actors-latrine-found-in-theater-ruins-in-turkey-180979018/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10126-211104-turkey-smyrna-toilet

An 'amateur archaeologist' found a 2000 years bp Roman dagger (and associated battle site, it appears) in Switzerland:

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/amateur-archeologist-uncovers-roman-battle-site/47074852
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10122-211103-switzerland-roman-battle

Metal detectorists in Herefordshire found three silver Roman coins dating to the early 2nd century CE:

https://www.herefordtimes.com/news/19697965.roman-coins-found-herefordshire-farmland/

Pre-construction survey prior to A12 widening in Essex have revealed a possible Romano-British settlement site:

https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/romano-british-settlement-possibly-found-by-a12-8459508

More on the 2500 years bp shipwreck off Kythira:

https://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/45657-survey-of-seabed-to-lay-power-cable-unveils-rare-classical-era-shipwreck-near-kythira.html
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10166877/Ancient-shipwreck-dating-2-500-years-discovered-beneath-Aegean-Sea.html

More on the statue heads of Aphrodite and Dionysus from Aizanoi:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/statue-heads-of-greek-gods-unearthed-in-aizanoi-169024
https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/statue-heads-of-greek-deities-found-in-turkeys-aizanoi/news
https://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture/statuary-heads-of-greek-gods-unearthed-in-ancient-city-in-turkey/2406624#
https://greekreporter.com/2021/10/31/statutory-heads-aphrodite-dionysus-unearthed-ancient-greek-city/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10145241/Statue-heads-ancient-Greek-deities-dating-5-000-years-Turkey.html
https://www.euronews.com/culture/2021/11/04/discovered-deities-architects-have-unearthed-greek-god-statue-heads-in-turkey
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/11/archaeologists-uncover-statues-of-aphrodite-and-dionysus-in-turkey/141927
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10117-211102-turkey-aizanoi-heads

More on the Roman statues from beneath that Norman church site found during HS2 construction:

https://hyperallergic.com/689941/strikingly-preserved-roman-statues-discovered-during-railway-dig/
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/roman-bust-hs2-intl-scli-gbr/index.html
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/uk-archaeologists-discover-three-roman-busts-along-future-railway-2029153
https://gizmodo.com/rare-roman-statues-found-beneath-medieval-church-in-eng-1847973794
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/once-in-a-lifetime-discovery-of-roman-statues-found-beneath-medieval-church-in-england-180978985/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10114-211101-england-roman-statues

More on that gladiator 'holding room' at the Richborough Amphitheatre site:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-kent-59079284
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/11/evidence-of-a-carcer-cell-for-holding-wild-animals-and-gladiators-found-at-roman-amphitheatre/141858
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/holding-cell-for-gladiators-and-doomed-prisoners-found-at-dig-site-in-england-180978996/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10115-211101-england-gladiator-cell

More on the controversy over repositioning of artifacts revealed at the Aghia Sophia metro station site in Thessaloniki:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1170853/antiquities-repositioning-in-metro-station-under-fire/

More on recent finds from Metropolis:

https://www.trtworld.com/life/ancient-town-of-metropolis-yields-new-treasures-51286

More on claims of finding the tomb of Olympias:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/11/01/tomb-alexander-greats-mother/

Rome has reopened the arch of Janus:

https://www.wantedinrome.com/news/rome-reopens-arch-of-janus-after-28-years.html

Plans to mark the 1900th anniversary of Hadrian's Wall:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-59124129">Hadrian's Wall art installation hope for 1,900th anniversary - BBC News

Plans for underwater touristy things at Paestum:

https://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/tourism/2021/11/05/mediterranean-underwater-cultural-heritage-created_e70e44eb-8372-421a-a95d-d6734ee8322f.html

Pondering what we know about Roman Britain:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/nov/05/the-guardian-view-on-roman-britain-a-constantly-shifting-picture

Recreating the colours of some Roman stone altars at the Great North Museum:

https://www.newspostleader.co.uk/whats-on/things-to-do/roman-altars-reimagined-in-vivid-colour-3442457

Feature on ancient Greek courtesans:

https://theconversation.com/philosophy-and-sex-work-how-courtesans-in-ancient-greece-crossed-the-mind-body-divide-168940

Feature on the Temple of Mithras at Carrawburgh:

https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/19682884.temple-mithras-stands-near-hadrians-wall-northumberland/

Feature on Anne Carsons' 'obsession' with Herakles:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/books/11/08/anne-carsons-obsession-with-herakles

Feature on Joe Goodkin's retelling/performance of the Odyssey:

https://researchblog.duke.edu/2021/11/03/if-homer-had-a-guitar/

Feature on the Seikilos Epitaph:

https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/seikilos-epitaph-oldest-surviving-composition/

Feature on the Battle of Issus:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/11/06/alexander-the-great-persian-empire/

Feature on the excavations at Perinthos:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/11/04/perinthos-excavations/

Feature on the statue of Athena Parthenos:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/11/01/statue-athena-parthenos-acropolis/

Feature on the Stone of Bybon:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/11/03/the-ancient-greek-weightlifter-and-the-316-pound-rock/

Feature on Zeus:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/11/06/zeus-greek-mythology/

Feature on Circe:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/10/31/circe-witch-greek-mythology/

Feature on the Diolkos:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/11/03/stone-road-ships-ionian-aegean/

Feature on the nymphs:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/11/06/nymphs-ancient-greece/

In case you're wondering why the Parthenon Marbles haven't been on view for a while:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2021/11/02/how-maintenance-woes-kept-parthenon-marbles-off-view

Archaeologists have approved building height restrictions near the Acropolis:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1171078/archaeologists-ok-building-height-limits-near-acropolis/

Boris Johnson was making all sorts of Roman references that weren't sitting well with folks:

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/11/01/boris-johnson-fall-rome-immigration/

Latest Pasts Imperfect newsletter:

https://pastsimperfect.substack.com/p/pasts-imperfect-11421
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Evidence that hunter-gatherers were on the Iberian peninsula by 26 000 years bp:

https://phys.org/news/2021-11-extreme-cold-modern-humans-iberia.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/11/04/first-modern-humans-from-settled-in-iberias-interior-in-extreme-cold/

Neolithic (and earlier, maybe) finds from a cave on the Croatian island of Hvar:

https://www.total-croatia-news.com/lifestyle/57536-great-archaeological-finds-discovered-in-a-cave-on-hvar
https://www.croatiaweek.com/big-archaeological-finds-discovered-in-cave-on-croatian-island-of-hvar/

Technology has revealed 'artistic elements' on Neolithic chalk art in the environs of Stonehenge:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/11/innovative-technology-reveals-artistic-elements-on-neolithic-chalk-art-from-stonehenge-area/141921
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10160953/Archaeology-Designs-Stonehenges-chalk-plaques-depict-real-objects-NOT-abstract-patterns.html

cf: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/proceedings-of-the-prehistoric-society/article/reflectance-transformation-imaging-rti-investigation-of-engraved-chalk-plaques-from-the-stonehenge-region/5A093AD1A5F47D621F4786C38105FBCA

Five gold Iron Age (i.e. pre-Roman) coins found by metal detectorists in Derbyshire a couple years ago have been declared treasure:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-derbyshire-59177436
https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/ancient-gold-coins-found-metal-6166378

An Anglo Saxon hoard of 131 gold coins from Norfolk ages ago has been declared treasure:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-derbyshire-59177436
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/nov/03/norfolk-treasure-newly-declared-as-englands-biggest-anglo-saxon-coin-hoard
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10163375/The-record-haul-coins-Sutton-Hoo.html
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62609
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/largest-hoard-anglo-saxon-coins-2030280
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hoard-of-gold-coins-is-englands-largest-early-medieval-find-180979022/

A metal detectorist also found a small gold Bible amulet dating to 600 years bp:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-59181714

Evidence of structures put up by 'migrants' to Rab (Croatia) who settled there after the collapse of Roman control:

https://www.randrlife.co.uk/croatia-archaeologists-discover-the-buildings-of-immigrants-sheltering-from-the-germans/
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/11/archaeologists-uncover-rare-evidence-of-migrant-buildings-in-former-roman-villa/141867

A medieval well from a dig at a new hospital site in Northumberland:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-59178326

The Culloden battlefield site revealed some musket balls this week:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-59133560
https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/scotland/culloden-battlefield-yields-more-of-its-deadly-secrets-during-archaeological-dig/

... while there are development concerns for the site being mentioned now too:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/nov/06/battle-of-culloden-is-being-fought-anew-against-an-army-of-house-developers

A Napoleonic-era mass grave from the Czech Republic:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2021/11/02/napoleonic-era-mass-grave-discovered-beneath-cellars-in-the-czech-republic

More on the tannery site at Fountains Abbey:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/oct/31/the-scent-of-history-in-the-ruins-of-fountains-abbey

More on the bacterial threat to the Mary Rose:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/11/x-rays-reveal-bacteria-poop-is-eating-away-at-the-mary-roses-wooden-hull/

Study suggests Norse settlement on Iceland changed wildfire patterns:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/environment/norse-settlement-changed-wildfire-patterns-in-iceland

Feature on a nice reconstruction of the Burghead fort in Moray:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-59121017
https://www.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/heritage/the-picts-largest-known-scottish-fort-brought-to-life-in-stunning-reconstruction-3441854
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10160191/Archaeology-3D-reconstruction-reveals-Scotlands-largest-Pictish-settlement-looked-1000-AD.html

Feature on the Herfordshire Hoard (Viking):

https://norwaytoday.info/news/monumental-viking-find-has-the-potential-to-change-how-experts-view-the-history-of-england/

Feature on the earthquakes that hit London in 1750:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/georgian/seismology-seismic-history-earthquake-earthquakes-london/

An ice core study reveals 1000 years of 'prosperity and peril' in Europe:

https://phys.org/news/2021-11-years-glacial-ice-reveal-prosperity.html

cf: https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021GL095039

Carbon dating suggests the purportedly 14 000 years p skull of 'Greta' found in the Branston Gravel Pits is a hoax (or at least much younger than claimed):

https://www.staffordshire-live.co.uk/news/burton-news/disturbing-update-ancient-skull-found-6113583
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Archaeology in Europe News:

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

Medievalists.net:

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

Viking Archaeology Blog:

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

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A study of bones of a man found in a 'looter's shaft' leading to a 2000 years bp tomb in Shiyanzi suggests he may have been murdered:

https://www.livescience.com/ancient-skeleton-murder-victim-china
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10124-211104-china-looting-shaft

cf: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12520-021-01459-1

Scholars have mapped out an ancient capital of the Mongolian Empire and draw some interesting conclusions:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2021/11/04/archaeologists-have-mapped-the-ancient-capital-of-the-mongolian-empire
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/archaeologists-find-lost-capital-of-the-mongols-and-it-was-big-1.10347705
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/archaeological-mapping-mongolian-empire-capital-1234609180/
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/11/archaeologists-have-mapped-the-capital-of-the-mongolian-empire/141912
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-03013-4
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-map-capital-of-mongolian-empire-for-the-first-time-180979007/

Concerns for Kakatiya temples:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/kakatiya-temples-in-a-shambles/articleshow/87443091.cms

Feature on the Rakhigarhi Harrapan site:

https://www.financialexpress.com/lifestyle/science/rakhigarhi-the-largest-site-from-the-harrapan-culture/2361671/lite/

I think we mentioned this study of Indus Valley Civilization social networks:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/11/01/rediscovering-the-ancient-social-networks-of-indus-civilisation-villages/

Elon Musk was tweeting an ancient Chinese poem, apparently:

https://www.reuters.com/business/media-telecom/elon-musk-goes-viral-chinese-social-media-with-ancient-poem-post-2021-11-02/

More on the 'island of gold' in Indonesia:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/indonesian-divers-find-gold-treasures-from-long-lost-srivijaya-kingdom-180978990/
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AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
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A study of non-returning boomerangs from Kinipapa:

https://phys.org/news/2021-11-rare-boomerang-south-australia-reveals.html
https://cosmosmagazine.com/history/archaeology/rare-historical-non-returning-boomerangs-analysed/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10128-211105-australia-boomerangs

cf: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03122417.2021.1994685

More on that stash of coins from a penal colony site in Tasmania:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-30/coin-stash-discovered-at-port-arthur-archaeology-dig/100541632
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10120-211103-coins-penal-colony

More on the study of the wreck of the Batavia:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/10/211029152230.htm
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/11/shipwreck-reveals-secrets-of-17th-century-dutch-seafaring-domination/141864
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/11/02/shipwreck-reveals-secrets-of-17th-century-dutch-seafaring-domination/

More on the island

Feature on efforts to preserve Burringurrah:

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-australia-58976336
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NORTH AMERICA
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A 1200 years bp dugout canoe from Wisconsin's Lake Mendota:

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/wisconsin/2021/11/02/wisconsin-archaaeologists-discover-1-200-year-old-canoe-lake-mendota/8559150002/
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/nov/07/extraordinarily-rare-intact-1200-year-old-canoe-recovered-from-wisconsin-lake
https://www.kenoshanews.com/news/state-and-regional/a-1-200-year-old-dugout-canoe-is-raised-from-lake-mendota/article_a792dd73-2771-5130-9406-20bbde993edb.html
https://www.lakegenevanews.net/news/state-and-regional/photos-dugout-canoe-recovered-from-lake-mendota-after-1-200-years/collection_1c95b4be-72d1-5edf-a7b6-9fc9be599bc9.html
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/11/archaeologists-recover-1200-year-old-dugout-canoe-in-wisconsin-lake/141934
https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/05/us/canoe-wisconsin-lake-mendota-scn-trnd/index.html
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62618
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10125-211104-wisconsin-dugout-canoe

Suggestion that the Fort Ancient culture came to Ohio because of drought:

https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/columns/2021/11/04/archaeology-drought-may-have-brought-immigrants-ancient-ohio/6276298001/

A study of items associated with a biracial family in Little Compton:

https://www.newportri.com/story/news/local/2021/11/02/archaeologists-and-volunteers-teamed-up-investigate-historic-property-once-owned-one-few-families-co/6134269001/

Feature on assorted archaeological things in New Jersey:

https://njmonthly.com/articles/jersey-living/new-jersey-has-fascinating-secrets-buried-beneath-its-malls-highways-and-shorelines/

Feature on the earliest people in North America:

https://www.sapiens.org/column/field-trips/earliest-people-north-america/

More on Chaco Canyon being more than 'ceremonial':

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/11/02/more-than-ceremonial-ancient-chaco-canyon-was-home/

More on Chinese railroad worker houses unearthed in Utah:

https://www.livescience.com/chinese-railroad-workers-utah-ghost-town.html

More on Vikings arriving in North America 1000 years bp:

https://bigthink.com/the-past/vikings-in-north-america/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Claims of 30 000 years bp stone 'tools' from a Mexican cave found in 2020 are being questioned:

https://gizmodo.com/archaeologists-cast-doubt-on-oldest-evidence-of-human-1847976681

Gas line installation in Lima revealed six 2000 years bp burials:

https://phys.org/news/2021-11-workers-gas-pipes-peru-year-old.html
https://www.rfi.fr/en/workers-digging-gas-pipes-in-peru-find-2-000-year-old-gravesite
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211104-workers-digging-gas-pipes-in-peru-find-2-000-year-old-gravesite

A new study of the Cuauhtemoc Headdress:

https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/researchers-conclude-headdress-of-cuauhtemoc-wasnt-his-after-all/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10123-211104-cuauhtemoc-headdress-feathers

More on that Maya canoe find in the Yucatan:

https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/rare-ancient-maya-canoe-found-mexicos-yucatan-2021-10-30/
https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/archaeologists-on-maya-train-project-find-1000-year-old-maya-canoe/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10152117/Archaeology-Rare-1-100-year-old-Maya-canoe-submerged-freshwater-pool-southern-Mexico.html
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62589
https://www.zmescience.com/science/archaeology/archaeologists-find-1000-year-old-mayan-canoe-in-underwater-cave-in-mexico/
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/11/archaeologists-discover-complete-maya-canoe-in-southern-mexico-cenotes/141853
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/maya-canoe-found-in-yucatan-could-be-1000-years-old-180978972/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10118-211102-mexico-maya-canoe

More on those 29 Wari 'offering' burials from Huaca Santa Rosa:

https://www.livescience.com/wari-human-offerings
https://www.sciencealert.com/andes-mountains-reveals-horrifying-secrets-of-peru-s-ancient-civilizations

More on traces of human blood in a 1000 years bp Sican mask's paint:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/11/1000-year-old-peruvian-masks-red-paint-contains-human-blood-study-finds/
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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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Pondering the naming of the Adirondacks' 'Ampersand' landforms:

https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2021/11/ampersand.html

Feature on Hugh Fullerton and the Black Sox:

https://www.bbc.com/sport/baseball/59078788

On the origins of ghost stories:

https://bigthink.com/high-culture/horror-fiction-stories-ancient-history/

Apparently Americans' body temperatures have been dropping:

https://www.sciencealert.com/the-strange-drop-in-american-body-temperatures-might-have-to-do-with-physical-activity

cf: https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(21)01254-9

Feature on history paintings:

https://www.artandobject.com/news/history-painting-art-genre-or-manipulation-truth

Feature on Jack O'Legs:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/11/the-legend-of-jack-olegs/141895

Feature on the 'miracle rings of Ourense':

https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p0b1mn5r/the-legendary-miracle-rings-of-ourense

Feature on symbols associated with magic and witchcraft:

https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20211102-why-the-secret-symbols-of-magic-and-witchcraft-fascinate-us

Feature on food origins:

https://bigthink.com/strange-maps/food-origins-crops-map/

On 12th century Genoese merchants inventing the concept of risk:

https://psyche.co/ideas/how-12th-century-genoese-merchants-invented-the-idea-of-risk

Feature on silk production and history:

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/3153989/how-silk-made-fabrics-chinese-history-and

Feature on some 'gruesome' grave robberies:

https://www.livescience.com/51591-gruesome-grave-robberies.html

... and some unlucky deaths:

https://en.ammonnews.net/article/54058

Feature on Americans not celebrating birthdays until the late 19th century:

https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2021/11/history-birthday-celebrations/620585/

A painting recovered 40 years after its theft might be an unknown Rembrandt:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2021/11/03/recovered-painting-could-be-unknown-rembrandt

Latest 'lost treasure' seems to be the Lemminkainen Hoard':

https://nypost.com/2021/11/02/worlds-largest-treasure-hoard-worth-over-20-billion-may-soon-be-found/

Feature on the idea of 'taste' in literature:

https://phys.org/news/2021-11-concept-literature-16th-century.html

cf: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/textual/article/view/32841

Feature on Louise Blanchard Bethune:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/04/nyregion/louise-blanchard-bethune-overlooked.html

Pondering whether any witches were burned at Salem:

https://www.livescience.com/how-salem-witches-were-executed

Interesting feature on the digital reconstruction of the Acts of Appian papyrus:

https://beinecke.library.yale.edu/article/digitally-reconstructing-acts-appian-papyrus

They're arguing over the name of Prosecco:

https://www.npr.org/2021/11/03/1051967995/prosecco-italy-croatia-name-prosek-fight

Feature on some warrior cultures:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/five-fierce-warrior-cultures

Feature on the Knights Templar:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/11/the-fall-of-the-knights-templar/141944

On the origins of fireworks:

https://www.mindbounce.com/trivia/fireworks-originated-in-which-country/

On the cultural history of saliva:

https://science.thewire.in/the-sciences/the-bizarre-bio-cultural-history-of-saliva/

Feature on the name 'planet':

https://phys.org/news/2021-11-moons-planets.html

Review of Graeber and Wengrow's *The Dawn of Everything*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/31/arts/dawn-of-everything-graeber-wengrow.html
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/11/08/early-civilizations-had-it-all-figured-out-the-dawn-of-everything

... reaction:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/04/opinion/graeber-wengrow-dawn-of-everything-history.html
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CURRENT EVENTS:
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Applying a medieval law to the gun control debate:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-59158248

The annual piece on Daylight Savings Time:

https://www.npr.org/2021/11/01/1050492391/daylight-saving-time-history-what-you-need-to-know

Feature on mandatory vaccination in the past:

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20211029-why-mandatory-vaccination-is-nothing-new

Yale is dealing with its past involvement with slavery:

https://news.yale.edu/2021/11/01/yale-publicly-confronts-historical-involvement-slavery

Feature on slavery and the US Constitution:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/02/books/review/noah-feldman-the-broken-constitution.html

... related:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/02/opinion/constitution-slavery-lincoln.html

Japan is pondering lending a statue to China:

https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/3154608/japan-eyes-loaning-china-monk-statue-mark-ties-after-years-panda

Legal online trade of woolly mammoth tusks is apparently putting the Chinese ban on ivory trading at risk:

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3154702/chinas-ivory-ban-risk-legal-online-trade-woolly-mammoth-tusks
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ANIMAL AND PLANT DOMESTICATIONS
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More on the origins of domesticated horses:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/do-we-finally-know-where-horses-evolved
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Wilam Biik:

https://theconversation.com/a-new-artistic-call-for-us-to-recognise-the-connections-of-country-is-a-testament-to-the-power-of-aboriginal-knowledge-169102

Mahgreb:

https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/50/1205/437990/AlAhram-Weekly/Culture/From-ancient-Egypt-to-the-Maghreb.aspx

Hogarth:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/nov/02/gin-roast-beef-hogarth-proud-european-tate-britain-europe

Shanghai:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2021/nov/01/shanghai-century-shanghai-spirit-in-pictures

Medieval Cornwall:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62601

Rubens:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/peter-paul-rubens-found-inspiration-in-antiquity-11636135175
https://www.apollo-magazine.com/rubens-picturing-antiquity/

Byron:

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/greece-greek-edinburgh-university-athens-aberdeenshire-b963536.html
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/collection-of-lord-byrons-personal-items-go-on-display-at-edinburgh-university-41002462.html

Feature on the underwater museum at Peristera:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/11/07/diving-into-greeces-heritage-experience-of-a-lifetime-at-ancient-wreck/

A new roof is in store for the Jane Austen House Museum:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/nov/01/jane-austen-house-secures-future-with-funding-to-restore-roof

Ole Miss has a new wing for Greek and Roman antiquities:

https://news.olemiss.edu/new-home-for-greek-roman-antiquities-dedicated/

Celebrating the first anniversary of Egypt's Royal Chariots Museum:

https://www.egyptindependent.com/exhibition-of-rare-photos-held-at-royal-chariots-museum-to-celebrate-its-one-year-anniversary/

Pondering how much museums have in storage:

https://hyperallergic.com/689596/the-age-of-too-much-museum-storage-must-end/

Renaming a gallery in the ongoing trend to 'decolonize' museums:

https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/779/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/779/pub/779/page/12/article/236041

Opeddish thing on decolonizing museums:

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/11/04/decolonize-museums-us-iraq-artifacts-repatriation-nigeria-benin-bronzes/

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AUCTIONS AND SALES RELATED
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An auction of a tool used to brand inmates at Auschwitz is causing much ire:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-59092935

A pair of tiaras associated with Josephine Bonaparte are coming to auction:

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/napoleon-josephine-tiaras-sothebys-london-sale/index.html

... as are some Russian royal family jewels:

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/russia-royal-gems-auction-scli-intl/index.html

... and some bracelets associated with Marie Antoinette:

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/marie-antoinette-bracelets-scli-intl/index.html

A wooden bird spotted at an auction turned out to once have belonged to Anne Boleyn:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/nov/07/wooden-bird-bought-for-75-revealed-to-be-anne-boleyns-and-is-now-worth-200000

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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On DNA and relations to royalty:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-59041055

More on the genetic origins of the Tarim mummies:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/10/genetic-study-on-the-origins-of-the-tarim-basin-mummies/141776
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Feature on radiocarbon dating:

https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/933029
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Another feature on what climate change is revealing for archaeologists:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/02/science/climate-change-archaeology.html

Applying a Charles Darwin observation to climate change-related planting of forests:

https://theconversation.com/a-150-year-old-note-from-charles-darwin-is-inspiring-a-change-in-the-way-forests-are-planted-170909
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Olympia:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/11/02/ancient-olympia-one-sites/

Baiae:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/30/baiae-naples-ancient-rome-party-town-
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/baia-underwater-archaeological-park-2029596
https://hypebeast.com/2021/11/baiae-ancient-rome-underwater-city

Small town Europe:

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/beautiful-towns-europe/index.html

Norfolk (VA):

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/norfolk-virginia-historic-district-freemason-street/2021/11/05/9d11769c-3b1f-11ec-8ee9-4f14a26749d1_story.html

Tourism in Jordan is struggling:

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/dead-sea-shrinks-as-jordan-turns-tide-on-tourism/index.html
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PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC RELATED
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Lizastrata:

https://www.broadwayworld.com/los-angeles/article/Gettys-Villa-Theater-Lab-Returns-LIZASTRATA-ONLINE-Now-Streaming-20211101

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CRIME BEAT
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Police in Turkey seized some 1000 year (really?) bp gold-embossed jewish books:

https://www.jpost.com/judaism/1000-year-old-gold-embroidered-hebrew-books-seized-in-turkey-683884

Somewhat similar items were prevented from being sold in Libya:

https://www.libyaobserver.ly/crimes/official-authorities-frustrate-attempts-sell-historical-manuscripts

Manuscripts are also at the center of a bust in Egypt:

https://dailynewsegypt.com/2021/11/07/egypt-thwarts-attempt-to-smuggle-13-archaeological-manuscripts-at-cairo-airport/
https://www.egyptindependent.com/photos-egyptian-authorities-foil-attempt-to-smuggle-archaeological-manuscripts/
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/109613/Egyptian-authorities-seize-a-number-of-manuscripts-dating-back-to

A fisherman in Sardina was busted with a number of ancient items (Italian):

https://www.sardegnalive.net/news/in-sardegna/324453/scoperto-e-denunciato-dalla-polizia-collezionista-di-beni-archeologici
https://www.sardegnareporter.it/2021/11/cagliari-sequestrati-beni-archeologici-greco-romani-video/419156/
https://www.castedduonline.it/tesoro-archeologico-quartu/

The Antiquities Coalition is trying to get the UK to regulate the art market better:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2021/11/04/antiquities-coalition-publishes-policy-brief-regarding-post-brexit-antiquities-trade

... although there is some sort of crackdown going on, apparently:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2021/11/05/art-market-money-laundering-crackdown-blows-from-uk-to-the-us-but-what-impact-is-it-having-and-are-businesses-taking-it-seriously

Egypt renewed the detention of Hassan Rateb pending more investigation of his involvement in the antiquities trade:

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20211105-egypt-renews-detention-of-businessman-in-funding-antiquities-excavation-case/
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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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Germany is returning some Maya artifacts to Mexico and Guatemala:

https://www.dw.com/en/germany-to-return-mayan-ancient-artifacts-to-guatemala-and-mexico/a-59689334
https://www.laprensalatina.com/germany-returns-pre-columbian-pieces-to-mexico-guatemala/

Italy is also returning more items to Mexico:

https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/mexico-recovers-three-ancient-artifacts-italy-2021-10-29/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10119-211103-mexico-italy-repatriation

On the UK not being able to decide whether to return looted items or not:

https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/britain-can-t-decide-whether-it-should-send-its-looted-treasures-back-to-their-rightful-owners-1.5646564

The Smithsonian is going to be returning its Benin Bronzes:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/05/arts/design/smithsonian-benin-bronzes.html
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2021/11/05/smithsonian-museum-of-african-art-removes-benin-bronzes-from-display-and-plans-to-repatriate-them
https://www.apollo-magazine.com/art-news-smithsonian-benin-bronzes-restitution/

... as is the National Museum of African Art:

https://observer.com/2021/11/the-national-museum-of-african-art-is-returning-benin-bronzes-to-nigeria/

More on US returns to India:

https://hyperallergic.com/689112/nearly-250-antiquities-repatriated-to-india/
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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on the influence of the Roman denarius:

https://www.numismaticnews.net/world-coins/the-continuing-influence-of-the-roman-denarius

The National Museum of Oman is restoring a number of Roman/Byzantine coins:

https://timesofoman.com/article/108757-national-museum-restores-age-old-coins

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v24/club_nbs_esylum_v24n44.html

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

http://www.coinbooks.org/v24/club_nbs_esylum_v24n45.html
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Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/audio-news/3113-audio-news-from-archaeologica-october-24-through-october-30-2021

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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

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

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Atlas Obscura:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/

Heritage Daily:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/

Sapiens Archaeology:

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

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

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

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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/
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