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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, Rick Heli, Richard C. Griffiths, and Ross W. Sargent for
headses upses this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).

... a rather quiet week

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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More on that continuously-inhabited cave in Kenya:

http://www.newsweek.com/enormous-cave-east-africa-shows-human-evolution-
happened-gradually-and-942998

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AFRICA
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The Wadi Abu Dom Itinerary project is putting its data online:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-05/uom-mua052318.php
https://phys.org/news/2018-05-archaeologists-sudan-online.html

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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>From a tomb in Luxor comes the possible first evidence of a written Semitic alphabet, ca 3400 BCE:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/first-written-record-of-semitic-alphabet-f
rom-15th-century-bce-found-in-egypt/

3500 years bp Egyptian petroglyphs from Gebelein:

http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C29626%2Carchaeologists-disc
overed-previously-unknown-hieroglyphic-inscriptions-egypt.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6644-180525-egypt-gebelein-inscriptions

Tantalizingly brief item on 5000 years bp finds from Dohuk:

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture-and-art/artifacts-dating-to-5000-bc-dis
covered-in-iraqs-dohuk/1152895

A Greco-Roman building (a bath?) and Ptolemaic coin find from Gharbia:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/50747/New-Greco-Roman-era-monuments
-uncovered-in-Egypt-s-Gharbia
https://www.livescience.com/62671-coin-roman-bath-found-in-egypt.html
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-05/24/c_137201318.htm
http://www.arabnews.com/node/1308366/art-culture
https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/egyptologists-find-gold-coin-depic
ting-king-ptolemy-iii-3rd-century-bc-1136668
http://www.dailystar.com.lb//News/Middle-East/2018/May-23/450532-archaeo
logists-discover-greco-roman-era-building-in-egypt.ashx
http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/news/world/archaeologists-discover-
greco-roman-era-building-egypt-article-1.4005083
https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/archeologists-discover-greco-roman-era-buil
ding-in-egypt-1.3941375
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6640-180523-egypt-red-brick-bath

A skeleton at a Late Roman Fortress of Hisn al-Bab shows evidence of a
violent death:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2018/05/25/skeleton-found
-at-late-roman-fortress-in-egypt-reveals-violent-death/

Fourth century BCE Jewish coins from Temple Mount:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/extremely-rare-4th-century-bce-jewish-mint
ed-coins-unearthed-in-jerusalem/
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/jerusalem/exceptionally-rare-jewi
sh-coins-found-in-temple-mount-excavation/2018/05/22/
https://www.jns.org/exceptionally-rare-jewish-coins-found-in-temple-moun
t-excavation/

How archaeology is changing Jerusalem:

https://www.jpost.com/Jerusalem-Report/Archeology-is-changing-the-surfac
e-of-Jerusalem-556571

What we're learning about Arabia from the study of Safaitic:

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/a-new-history-of-arabia-w
ritten-in-stone
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Neolithic finds from Trooodos:

https://cyprus-mail.com/2018/05/22/new-finds-show-importance-of-troodos-
in-prehistory/
http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/31383-prehistoric-finds-i
n-cyprus-troodos-mountains-by-aristotle-university.html
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/05/23/greek-archaeologists-unearth-
exciting-find-in-cyprus-troodos-mountains/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6641-180523-cyprus-troodos-mountains

Discovery of the 'Arch of Janus Augustus' at Baetica:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2018/05/23/actualidad/1527075997_311298.html
https://diariodigital.uja.es/investigacion/el-instituto-de-arqueologia-i
bera-de-la-uja-localiza-el-jano-augusto-puerta-de

Those horses found at Pompeii may have been harnessed to flee the
eruption:

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/05/pompeii-horse-civita-giulian
a-archaeology-science/

More on the recent spectacular finds from Pompeii (I think there's new
stuff here):

https://www.thelocal.it/20180523/pictures-pompeii-archaeology-house-anim
al-dolpins-frescoes
https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/104027638/Archaeologists-find-street
-of-balconies-and-ancient-horse-in-Italys-Pompeii
http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/archaeologists-uncover-new-treasu
re-trove-of-wonders-at-pompeii/

Archaeological digs at Yeronisos are threatening a rare plant:

https://cyprus-mail.com/2018/05/22/yeronisos-digs-are-destroying-rare-pl
ant-official-warns/
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-05/23/c_137198623.htm

... but they're being careful, apparently:

https://cyprus-mail.com/2018/05/27/every-care-taken-to-protect-fauna-on-
geronissos-islet/

On the diversity of Roman Britain:

https://theconversation.com/the-roman-dead-new-techniques-are-revealing-
just-how-diverse-roman-britain-was-95243

Latest 'wow' find at a car boot sale:

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/leicester-pension
er-flabbergasted-price-vase-1596389

Feature on the less 'dignitased' side of ancient Rome:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/roman/violence-rebellion-and-sexual-
exploitation-the-darker-side-of-ancient-rome/

Hype for a documentary about Amphipolis (online):

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/05/24/the-guardian-of-amphipolis-fu
ll-documentary/

Interview with Emily Wilson:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228756/article/ekathimerini/life/emily-wilso
n-talks-about-translating-the-odyssey

Review of Miller's *Circe*:

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/books/
every-witch-way-483766443.html

On Princeton's salutatorian:

https://www.princeton.edu/news/2018/05/24/salutatorian-katherine-lim-tra
nslates-computer-code-and-catullus

Pondering the Latin Mass:

http://denvercatholic.org/the-latin-mass-is-still-relevant/

Latest call for the return of the Parthenon Marbles comes from a former
Swedish ambassador:

http://eu.greekreporter.com/2018/05/22/swedish-diplomat-calls-for-return
-of-greeces-parthenon-sculptures/
https://greekcitytimes.com/2018/05/22/former-swedish-ambassador-calls-fo
r-return-of-parthenon-marbles/

More on evidence of Roman industry from Greenland glaciers:

https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a20705896/
arctic-sea-ice-holds-clues-to-the-strength-of-the-roman-empire/
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Latest reviews from BMCR:

http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Evidence of some sort of 2000 years bp post-battle 'barbarian' ritual
from a site in Denmark:

https://phys.org/news/2018-05-bone-trove-denmark-story-barbarian.html
https://www.livescience.com/62636-barbarian-bones-ritual-burial-denmark.
html
https://www.thelocal.dk/20180522/bone-trove-in-denmark-tells-story-of-ba
rbarian-battle
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-24/archaeologists-unearth-evidence-of
-violent-bone-clearing-ritual/9794596
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/05/germanic-barbarian-alken-eng
e-battle-archaeology-science/
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/05/2000-years-ago-in-denmark-a-fier
ce-battle-left-dozens-dead/
http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/bog-filled-with-ancient-barbarian
-bones-reveals-gruesome-war-ritual/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6637-180522-denmark-warrior-bones

Evidence of a Viking settlement of some sort at Cork:

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/viking-houses-from-10
70-found-in-cork-dig-at-former-beamish-crawford-brewery-1.3506033

A medieval coin hoard from Cluny Abbey:

https://fr.aleteia.org/2017/11/15/un-rarissime-tresor-medieval-decouvert
-a-labbaye-de-cluny/

Assorted sites found during a survey of the western shores of Loch
Lomond:

https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/lost-settlements-of-loch-lomond-trace
d-by-archaeologists-1-4743354
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6638-180522-scotland-loch-lomond

A 19th century cement kiln site from the Isle of Wight:

http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/16245002.Secrets_of_West_Medina_Mills_cement_
kilns_uncovered_by_volunteer_archaeologists/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6645-180525-cement-kiln-industry

Plans to dig again at Sutton Hoo:

http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/first-dig-in-decades-close-to-sutton-h
oo-burial-site-could-reveal-new-treasures-1-5527556
http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/first-dig-in-decades-close-to-sutton-hoo-buri
al-site-could-reveal-new-treasures-1-5527556

Searching for the altar at Cahors Cathedral:

https://fr.aleteia.org/2018/05/23/la-cathedrale-de-cahors-part-a-la-rech
erche-de-son-autel-englouti/

Suggestion that Stonehenge bluestones arrived via glacier:

https://www.livescience.com/62619-did-glaciers-carry-stonehenge-blueston
es.html

More on that 1500 years bp massacre site in Sweden:

http://sciencenordic.com/evidence-uncovered-1500-year-old-massacre-swede
n

More on the search for Scotland's royal dockyards:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/6633-180518-scotland-royal-dockyards
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Archaeology in Europe Blog:

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

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Assorted evidence and modelling suggests people 'with a plan' voyaged
to Australia 50 000 years bp:

https://phys.org/news/2018-05-people-voyaged-australia-boat-years.html
https://www.smh.com.au/national/aboriginal-settlement-in-australia-was-p
lanned-migration-study-20180521-p4zggl.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6634-180521-australia-first-voyagers

Evidence of 50 000-30 000 years bp 'modern' human bones from Siberia:

http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/news/50000-year-old-bones-fou
nd-in-siberia-may-be-the-oldest-homo-sapiens-outside-africa-and-middle-e
ast/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6636-180522-siberia-modern-humans

Evidence of a 20 000 years bp kangaroo feast from Pilbara:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-24/evidence-ancient-feast-unearthed-p
ilbara-mining-site/9788878
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6642-180524-australia-kangaroo-feast

A pile of 4000 years bp 'jaw harps' from Shaanxi:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-05/21/c_137195056.htm

Clumsy archaeologists found a 5th century wall in Mysuru:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/archaeologists-stumbl
e-upon-5th-century-wall-in-mysuru-district/articleshow/64281844.cms
https://kaplanherald.com/2018/05/23/archaeologists-stumble-upon-5th-cent
ury-wall/

Four inscriptions from various eras from Soraba Taluk:

https://bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com/bangalore/others/archaeologist-st
umbles-upon-four-inscriptions/articleshow/64309127.cms

Human remains from a construction site in New Zealand:

https://www.maoritelevision.com/news/regional/human-bones-unearthed-cons
truction-site

More on the colour of the Taj Mahal:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/off-color-pollution-turns-indias-white-marble
-taj-003253618--finance.html

More on that Shigur ido:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/may/20/shigur-idol-shatters-exp
ert-views-birth-of-ritual-art-hunter-gatherers
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Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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Interesting study of how mound builders chose sites along coastal
Louisiana:

https://phys.org/news/2018-05-ancient-mound-builders-carefully-occupatio
n.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-05/uoia-sam052218.php
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-05/vu-ppa052418.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180522114822.htm
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6643-180524-louisiana-mound-builders

Possibly 7000 burials from a former 'insane asylum' site in
Mississippi:

https://phys.org/news/2018-05-bodies-asylum.html

Human remains from a construction site in Virginia:

http://wset.com/news/local/historical-human-remains-found-at-virginia-bu
ilding-site

On purported evidence of humans in North America some 130 000 years bp:

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20180527/humans-in-americas-130000-years-ag
o-mastodon-skeleton-gives-clues

Feature on assorted epidemics in 19th century Syracuse:

http://www.syracuse.com/vintage/2018/05/cholera_smallpox_scarlet_fever_s
yracuse_faced_epidemics_throughout_19th_century.html

Feature on Paisley Cave:

http://www.ktvz.com/news/oregon-cave-discoveries-offer-insight-to-ancien
t-culture/745088181

Feature on Frederick Douglass:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-44226204

On the first treaty between the US and Native Americans:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/why-very-first-tr
eaty-between-us-and-native-people-still-resonates-today-180969157/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Plenty of coverage of the official announcement of the find of the
wreck of the San Jose off Columbia:

https://phys.org/news/2018-05-experts-disclose-year-old-shipwreck.html
https://www.livescience.com/62638-san-jose-shipwreck-cannons.html
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2018/05/24/uncovering-new-deta
ils-of-sunken-san-jose/
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/robot-submarine-finds-shipwreck-san-jose-ca
rrying-17-billion-treasure/
http://www.newsweek.com/whats-going-happen-17-billion-treasure-found-hol
y-grail-shipwrecks-940844
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2018/05/23/robot-subma
rine-finds-holy-grail-of-shipwrecks-with-up-to-17-billion-in-treasure/
?noredirect=on
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/spanish-galleon-found-
caribbean-sea-gold-treasure-300-years-sinking-colombia-san-jose-a8363846
.html
http://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20180521/whoi-scientists-help-locate-ho
ly-grail-of-shipwrecks
https://boingboing.net/2018/05/23/a-robot-found-the-holy-grail.html
https://elpais.com/cultura/2018/05/19/actualidad/1526739427_391345.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/holy-grail-spanish-treasure-ga
lleons-found-colombia-180969171/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6639-180523-colombia-san-jose

Latest 1000 years bp mummy-from-Peru find:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-05/uldb-uad052418.php
https://phys.org/news/2018-05-archaeologists-year-old-mummy-peru.html
http://www.ibtimes.com/nearly-intact-1000-year-old-mummy-discovered-peru
-2684460
http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/archaeologists-have-found-a-remar
kably-preserved-1000yearold-mummy-in-peru/

An Inca 'stonehenge' from Chile:

https://www.economist.com/news/americas/21743163-san-pedro-de-atacamaarc
haeologists-and-astronomers-discover-inca-calendars-desert

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Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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In case you didn't see the news about that fragment of Mark's gospel
that's been rumoured for years:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/was-one-of-worlds-oldest-bible-passages-fo
und-in-a-garbage-dump

Suggestion that sweet potatoes didn't originate in the Americas:

https://phys.org/news/2018-05-sweet-potatoes-didnt-americas-previously.h
tml
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180521154256.htm

Interesting story of how a coin mummified an infant's hand:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/18/science/mummified-baby-hand.html
https://www.ibtimes.co.in/infants-remains-strangely-mummified-hand-disco
vered-how-769733
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-copper-coin-mummified-baby
s-hand-180969168/

Feature on portals to the underworld:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/welcome-to-hell-a-history-of-portals-to-th
e-underworld

Pondering the ethics of 3d scans of artifacts:

https://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2018/05/21/609084578/
3d-scans-help-preserve-history-but-who-should-own-them
http://www.capradio.org/news/npr/story?storyid=609084578

On the intersection between archaeology and art:

https://hyperallergic.com/444344/how-archaeology-has-fueled-successful-a
rt-experiments/

In case you were wondering about Hitler's death:

https://phys.org/news/2018-05-hitler-died-teeth.html

Feature on Rodin and Classical art:

https://www.apollo-magazine.com/auguste-rodin-classical-art/

An old wine auction:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/nows-time-three-bottles-1774-vintage-wine-sal
e-164200504.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44267449

On Tycho Brahe's cause of death:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2018/05/24/skeleton-of-fa
med-astronomer-tycho-brahe-finally-reveals-cause-of-death/

The 'top 100' stories:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180521-the-100-stories-that-shaped-th
e-world

... and the six basic plots:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180525-every-story-in-the-world-has-o
ne-of-these-six-basic-plots

Feature on Abraham Ortellius and his atlas:

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/05/20/ciencia/1526770280_018943.html

Review of a biography of Alejandro Farnesio:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2018/05/23/actualidad/1527027156_338254.html

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Roman Dead:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/24/london-roman-bones-jewel
s-gold-museum
http://londonist.com/london/museums-and-galleries/step-back-into-roman-l
ondon-with-this-spectacular-skeletal-exhibition

Greek Art:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-05/24/c_137201438.htm

Fra Angelico:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/16/arts/design/review-fra-angelico-heave
n-on-earth-gardner-museum.html

Complaints about the Egyptian Museum:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/50738/MP-addresses-antiquities-mini
ster-over-Egyptian-Museum-complaints
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THE TECHY SIDE
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A new non-invasive technique reveals a possible hidden message from
Michelangelo:

https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/hydrogel-saves-precious-artwork-to-r
eveal-hidden-michelangelo-message/3009056.article

Simulating prehistoric fire use through computer modelling:

https://phys.org/news/2018-05-simulating-prehistoric.html
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Tracing the origins of Inca emperors through DNA:

https://phys.org/news/2018-05-peruvian-scientists-dna-inca-emperors.html



Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Pamukkale:

https://www.dailysabah.com/travel/2018/05/23/pamukkale-a-paradise-of-his
tory-wellness

Nimes:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/southern-france-dazzling-taste-an
cient-rome-180969004/

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CRIME BEAT
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A pile of purloined Egyptian antiquities seized in Naples this week:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/300058/Heritage/Ancient-Egy
pt/Collection-of-ancient-Egyptian-artefacts-seized-in.aspx
https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/05/23/italian-police-forces-seize-stole
n-egyptian-artifacts-in-naples/
http://www.egyptindependent.com/photos-egyptian-artifacts-smuggled-to-it
aly-belongs-to-italian-citizen/
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/50769/Pics-Egyptian-artifacts-seize
d-in-Italy-likely-authentic-Min
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/50878/118-artifacts-seized-in-Italy
-found-during-Illegal-excavations-official

... and an interesting side story:

http://www.egyptindependent.com/photos-foreign-affairs-ministry-denies-a
rtifacts-were-smuggled-by-egyptian-diplomat/

A stash of stolen antiquities found in a Greek forest:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/228968/article/ekathimerini/news/police-find
-antiquities-stash-in-arta-woodland

Meanwhile, Egyptian authorities thwarted an attempt to smuggle some
Greco Roman coins in Alexandria:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/300129/Heritage/Ancient-Egy
pt/Egyptian-authorities-foil-attempt-to-smuggle-Roman.aspx
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/50784/Smuggling-attempt-of-30-ancie
nt-metal-coins-foiled

A developing looted mosaic story in Los Angeles:

https://lawestmedia.com/lawest/prosecutors-forfeit-looted-antiquity/

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 Hawaiian artifact from a private collection has been returned:

http://www.khon2.com/news/local-news/ancient-wood-carving-returns-to-haw
aii-will-be-displayed-at-bishop-museum/1197802065
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6646-180525-hawaii-ki-i-ku

A Berlin Museum has returned items to Alaska:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/16/arts/design/berlin-museum-artifacts-c
hugach-alaska.html

France ponders how to return Africa's plundered art:

https://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/france-weighs-how-to-return-af
ricas-plundered-art

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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n20.html

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

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n21.html

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Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/
2741-audio-news-from-archaeologica-13-may-19-may-2018
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OBITUARIES
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Zhao Kangmin:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/22/obituaries/zhao-kangmin-restorer-of-c
hinas-ancient-terra-cotta-warriors-dies-at-81.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/zhao-kangmin-archaeologist-who
-pieced-together-chinas-terracotta-warriors-has-died-81-180969153/
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/20/612780909/archaeologi
st-who-uncovered-chinas-8-000-man-terra-cotta-army-dies-at-82
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-zhao-kangmin-restored-chin
as-ancient-terra-cotta-warriors/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-44244493

Bernard Lewis:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/21/obituaries/bernard-lewis-islam-schola
r-dies.html

Antonia Syson:

https://classicalstudies.org/scs-news/memoriam-antonia-syson-0

William Perrie:

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2018/may/23/william-perrie-obituary

Richard Pipes:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/obituaries/richard-pipes-historian-of
-russia-and-reagan-aide-dies-at-94.html
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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/

Ancient Digger:

http://www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

http://www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

http://www.stonepages.com/news/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

http://planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

http://heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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PODCASTS/VODCASTS
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Archaeosoup:

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

The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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