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Author Topic: January 2011 Archeology - Ancient Near East and Egypt  (Read 4033 times)
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« Topic Start: January 02, 2011, 03:05:36 pm »

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Interview with Gonzalo Rubio on his work with Sumerian and Akkadian:
http://www.livescience.com/history/dead-languages-sumerian-akkadian-assyriologist-q-a-101213.html

Rethinking how long Jews continued to use Greek versions of the Bible (if that's the right word at that time):
http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/news/dp/2010122002

That Phoenician ship recreation of the circumnavigation of Africa appears to have completed its mission:
http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/countdownto2012/de2012news/8764448.The_history_maker/

Geza Vermes on Herod the Great:
http://standpointmag.co.uk/text-janfeb-11-herod-the-terrible-or-herod-the-great-geza-vermes-reappraisal

... and somewhat related, BAR brought together a pile of articles dealing with Ehud Netzer's work:
http://members.bib-arch.org/collections-netzer.asp

... and an article on Herod's Tomb by Netzer himself:
http://www.bib-arch.org/bar/article.asp?PubID=BSBA&Volume=37&Issue=1&ArticleID=7


Egypt
A Welsh engineering firm is being enlisted to help preserve Djoser's pyramid:
http://www.pasthorizons.com/index.php/archives/01/2011/21st-century-welsh-technology-to-save-egyptian-pyramid

Interesting find from Egypt of ostraca with names of Egyptian priests (in Greek) dating from the Roman period:
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/ancient-egyptian-priests-names-preserved-in-pottery.html

Israel
Rethinking the dating of a fortress previously ascribed to King Solomon at Tel Qudadi based on the find of a pottery shard from Lesbos:
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefair/post/2010/12/king-solomons-fortress-wasnt-after-all/1

Appeals to make public the report on destruction of Temple Mount by the Waqf:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/141386

Syria
A fifth-century A.D./C.E (not B.C. as in the article) church from Syria:
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90777/90854/7246633.html

A preservation project at Aleppo seems to be an interesting model to ponder:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/27/arts/design/27preserve.html

Turkey
Nice feature on Hagia Sofia:
http://www.elpais.com/articulo/cultura/Santa/Sofia/recupera/esplendor/elpepicul/20101227elpepicul_3/Tes

Appeals to make public the report on destruction of Temple Mount by the Waqf:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/141386
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« Reply #1: January 09, 2011, 10:39:19 am »

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Egypt
Some missing pieces of a colossal double statue of Amenhotep III and Tiye have been found in Luxor:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/09/AR2011010901426.html

Zahi Hawass predicts what will be found this year:
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/king-tuts-wifes-tomb-may-emerge-in-2011.html
 
Feature on Thutmosis III:
http://www.elpais.com/articulo/cultura/enigma/eterno/Tutmosis/III/elpepicul/20110106elpepicul_2/Tes

More on Welsh efforts to restore/repair Djoser's pyramid:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-12131830

Iran
Remains of some sort of 5000 years b.p. civilization with Jiroft connections from southern Iran:
http://www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=233635

Iraq
On the difficulties saving 'everything' in Babylon:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/03/arts/03babylon.html

Archaeology has resumed in Iraq:
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/01/03/Archaeology-resumes-in-war-ravaged-Iraq/UPI-23721294098039/

Israel
What they've done with the Old City Ottoman barracks:
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/old-city-ottoman-barracks-reinvented-as-cultural-center-1.334856

Palestinian Territories
Marble 'pillars' from Gaza:
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=347876
 
Syria
Finds from various periods at Medinet al-Far (Syria):
http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/201101058547/Related-news-from-Syria/archaeologists-head-statue-mosque-walls-islamic-coins-discovered-in-syria.html

All sorts of translation/transcription problems with this Byzantine (?) mosaic (?) find from Kfamboda, Hama:
http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/201101068555/Related-news-from-Syria/archaeologists-unearthed-byzantine-mosaic-painting-in-syria.html

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What Lawrence Schiffman is up to:
http://blogs.yu.edu/news/2011/01/12/president-joel-appoints-vice-provost/

A number of Landmines interviews of interest ... Ehud Netzer memorials:
http://www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/page105/files/Nov3Landminds3.mp3 (Guy Shteibel)
http://www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/page105/files/Nov3Landminds4-lr%20.mp3 (Zev Weiss)
http://www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/page105/files/Nov3Landminds5-lr.mp3 (Yakob Kalman)
http://www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/page105/files/Nov3Landminds6-lr.mp3 (Yisrael Levine)

.... interview with Hagai Segev (curator of the Diaspora Museum):
http://www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/downloads/files/Jan05Land1-lr.mp3
http://www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/downloads/files/Jan05Land2-lr.mp3

... with Jodi Magness on the DSS and Qumran:
http://www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/downloads/files/Jan12Land2.mp3
http://www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/downloads/files/Jan12Land3.mp3

... on the Tel Yavne excavations:
http://www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/page105/files/Dec29LandMinds4-lr.mp3

... an interview with Eli Yanni on Tel Yavne:
http://www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/page105/files/Dec29LandMinds3-lr.mp3

... remembering Vendyl Jones:
http://www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/page105/files/Dec29LandMinds1-lr.mp3
http://www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/page105/files/Dec29LandMinds2-lr.mp3

... an intro to Tel Yavne:
http://www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/page105/files/LandMinds%20Dec22-2k10-1.mp3

... and an interview with Phil Reeder on same:
http://www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/page105/files/LandMinds%20Dec22-2k10-3.mp3

... one with Assaf Yasur-Landau:
http://www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/page105/files/Nov17LandMinds3-lr.mp3
http://www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/page105/files/Nov17LandMinds4-lr.mp3

... Juan Manuel Tebes:
http://www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/page105/files/Nov17LandMinds2-lr.mp3

... Oren Gutfeld:
http://www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/page105/files/Nov17LandMinds1-lr.mp3

Egypt
The Hopkins in Egypt dig diary will be resuming shortly:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=44190

More on those missing pieces of a colossal statue of Amenhotep III and Tiye:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=44032

Opeddish sort of thing on Lord Cararvon:
http://aawsat.com/english/news.asp?section=7&id=23727

Iran
On the restoration of a Parthian coffin from Estakhr:
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/159380.html

On the different take on Purim in Iran:
http://www.israeltoday.co.il/default.aspx?tabid=178&nid=22601

Israel
The 2011 list of excavation opportunities in Israel:
http://www.archnews.co.uk/world-archaeology/4720-2011-excavation-list-for-excavation-in-israel-just-published.html

Palestinian Territories
They've been digging at Hisham's Palace in Jericho:
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=351275

Syria
Byzantine burials from Jabal al-Sin:
http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/201101088571/Travel/archaeologists-byzantine-cemeteries-unearthed-in-north-eastern-syria.html

Assorted Byzantine finds from Apamea:
http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/201101138634/Related-news-from-Syria/syria-byzantine-coins-and-water-tank-unearthed-in-archaeological-city-of-apamea.html

Turkey
An incredibly short piece purporting to sum up the year in excavations in Turkey's Aegean region:
http://www.todayszaman.com/news-232240-golden-year-in-archeological-excavations-in-aegean-region.html

In case you haven't heard about/read the confession about not finding Noah's Ark:
http://blog.bibleplaces.com/2011/01/noahs-ark-confession.html
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« Reply #3: January 23, 2011, 11:14:08 am »

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Interesting 'fragment of the month' from Cambridge University Library:
http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/Taylor-Schechter/fotm/january-2011/index.html

... and a feature on a couple of baby mummies in the ROM's collection:
http://www.thestar.com/news/article/924816--royal-ontario-museum-s-secret-mummy-babies-revealed

A feature on Eilat Mazar's work:
http://www.thetrumpet.com/index.php?q=7869.6484.0.0

Interview with Ami Mazar:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Radio/News.aspx/2826

Another twist in that Noah's Ark 'confession':
http://michaelsheiser.com/PaleoBabble/2011/01/noahs-ark-he-said-she-said-hoax-confession-now-denied/

Egypt
Somewhat vague item on 'pharaonic coffins' being sound in Abu Yasseen village:
http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/news/sewage-workers-find-3-pharaonic-coffins

OpEd on plans to close Tut's tomb:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/egypt/8267436/Why-Tutankhamun-is-history-now.html

... and more reports on its impending closure:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/jan/17/tutankhamun-tomb-to-close

... but they're planning to keep it open for a while longer, it seems:
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/king-tuts-tomb-to-remain-open.html
 
... while Tut's mask is being readied to be transferred to its new home:
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20110121a7.html
 
... and folks are arguing about his ancestry:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20014-royal-rumpus-over-king-tutankhamuns-ancestry.html

Iran
A kiln from southern Iran:
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/161444.html

A pile of metal artifacts (ca 1800 years old) from Bazgir Tepe (Iran):
http://www.mehrnews.com/en/newsdetail.aspx?NewsID=1233637

Israel
A feature on the James Ossuary, now that the trial's over or nearly so:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-eisenman/the-james-ossuary-and-its_b_810517.html

Palestinian Territories
Feature on efforts to protect the mosaics in 'Hisham's Palace':
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=4&article_id=123918
 
...related:
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=351275

Syria
On the antiquity of human presence in Syria (some strange dates in this one):
http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/201101178685/Travel/archaeologists-human-settlement-in-syria-dates-back-to-one-million-years.html


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Egypt
Posts on the situation in Egypt as it relates to archeology:
http://egyptology.blogspot.com/

Theory about some 'secret rooms' in the Great Pyramid:
http://www.livescience.com/history/great-pyramid-of-giza-houses-secret-rooms-110128.html
 
Israel
Remains of a Second Temple 'pilgrim road':
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-01-25/archaeologists-discover-ancient-pilgrim-road-through-jerusalem-s-old-city.html

... and they've finished clearing a Second Temple water channel/tunnel:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=44437
 
... and I think this is fallout therefrom:
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/new-jerusalem-tunnel-will-damage-temple-mount-palestinians-say-1.339213

A preliminary report from En Gedi:
http://www.hadashot-esi.org.il/report_detail_eng.asp?id=1594

Nice page of online publications (plenty very recent) relating to Qesem Cave:
http://www.tau.ac.il/humanities/archaeology/projects/qesem/publications.html

Jordan
Remains of a fox in a 16 500 years bp burial from Uyun-al-Hammam:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-fox-prehistoric-friend.html

Lebanon
Concerns for historic buildings in Beirut:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/27/arts/27iht-m27cbeirut.html

Syria
Some sort of subterranean chamber from Hama:
http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/201101258765/Related-news-from-Syria/syria-archaeologists-uncovered-subterranean-chamber-in-hama.html

An inscribed Nabatean column from Daraa:
http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/201101248740/Related-news-from-Syria/syria-archaeologists-discovered-column-dating-back-to-2000-bc.html

Nice feature on Max von Oppenheim:
http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,741928,00.html

Turkey
Feature on Gobeki Tepe:
http://www.todayszaman.com/news-233727-gobekli-tepe-making-us-rethink-our-ancestors.html

A number of artifacts (most from the Tamarli Tumulus) were returned to Turkey:
http://www.todayszaman.com/news-233355-culture-ministry-brings-44-historical-artifacts-back-to-turkey-in-2010.html

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« Reply #5: January 30, 2011, 12:06:26 pm »


I was going to say "not again" but this one at least sounds plausible.
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« Reply #6: January 30, 2011, 01:37:36 pm »

I was going to say "not again" but this one at least sounds plausible.

It will be interesting to see what, if anything, comes of this one. 
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« Reply #7: January 30, 2011, 04:38:50 pm »

It will be interesting to see what, if anything, comes of this one. 

I doubt there are any undiscovered rooms, but would love to be proved wrong.
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