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Author Topic: March 2011 Archeology - Ancient Greece, Rome, & the Classics  (Read 2896 times)
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« Topic Start: March 06, 2011, 12:40:18 pm »

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Five long-lost friezes from the Parthenon have been rediscovered (maybe):
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/travel/Long+lost+marble+pieces+found+Acropolis+walls/4382421/story.html
 
Roman remains under the Stadio Flaminio (Wales):
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/feb/27/six-nations-2011-stadio-flaminio

A dig at Knightstone Campus which has found Roman remains has been called off for some reason (England):
http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/business/college_pulls_plug_on_archaeology_study_1_817406

Heavy rains exposed a partial Roman inscription at a Wigton farm (England):
http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/roman-find-on-cumbrian-farm-stuns-visiting-archaeologist-1.813523?referrerPath=news

A stone from Diocletian's tomb? (Croatia):
http://www.croatiantimes.com/news/General_News/2011-02-21/17331/A_stone_from_Roman_emperor_Diocletian%B4s_tomb_found
 
The first installment of the Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/Palestinae is out:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=45406
http://www.huji.ac.il/cgi-bin/dovrut/dovrut_search_eng.pl?mesge129897531432688760

C.S. Lewis' Aeneid translation:
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/rescued-from-the-bonfire-the-lost-work-of-c-s-lewis-2231809.html
 
What Mary Beard was up to this week:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2011/mar/01/taught-latin-jamies-dream-school

.... besides pondering the toga:
http://timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/2011/02/when-did-the-toga-go-out-of-fashion.html

What Lindsay Allason-Jones is up to:
http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-news/2011/03/04/academic-helps-ensure-roman-film-is-correct-61634-28277082/

What Nicholas Rauh is up to:
http://thedartmouth.com/2011/02/23/news/prostitution

Walter Blanco has an interesting story:
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/bronx/2011/03/03/2011-03-03_its_all_greek_to_lehman_lit_professor.html

Mary Beard on ancient public speaking:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/feb/26/kings-speech-oscars-mary-beard

While everyone was wondering about Zahi Hawass' resignation, Saando Bondi resigned as culture minister in Italy:
http://www.adnkronos.com/IGN/Aki/English/CultureAndMedia/Italy-Embattled-culture-minister-to-resign-over-lack-of-support-from-allies_311743978946.html

Remember that roof collapse at Santorini years ago? The trial is finally starting:
http://ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_3834_03/03/2011_381339

Review of S. Price and P. Thonemann, *The Birth of Classical Europe*:
http://www.salon.com/books/history/?story=/books/feature/2011/03/03/the_birth_of_classical_europe_simon_price_peter_thonemann

Review of Brent MacLaine, *Athena Becomes a Swallow*:
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Books/1231658.html

Latest reviews from Scholia:
http://www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR:
http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html
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Simon Price's AIA talk on chemical warfare at Dura (Syria) in back in the news:
http://www.livescience.com/13113-ancient-chemical-warfare-romans-persians.html
 
A fourth/fifth century church from Thessaloniki:
http://www.ana-mpa.gr/anaweb/user/showplain?maindoc=9699879&maindocimg=9699436&service=144&showLink=true

Greek/Roman amphorae fragments from Junnar (India):
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/Amphora-fragments-found-at-Junnar-excavation-site/articleshow/7642967.cms

Remains of a pre-Roman (sophisticated) road from Shropshire:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/what-did-the-romans-ever-do-for-us-if-they-didnt-build-our-roads-2238592.html

Roman remains near Stroud:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-12676843

Can't remember if we've mentioned the Roman remains found at Rome's rugby stadium:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/feb/27/six-nations-2011-stadio-flaminio

Plans to excavate more of a Roman road which has been uncovered in Dorset:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-12706127

Pre-Classical Greek anchor from off the Campanian coast:
http://www.ecostiera.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4032:nei-fondali-dellarea-marina-di-punta-campanella-spunta-unancora-degli-antichi-greci-&catid=43&Itemid=73

A Roman necropolis at Lillebonne:
http://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/actualite/culture/20110311.AFP5408/decouverte-d-une-necropole-romaine-a-lillebonne-en-seine-maritime.html

I think we had this 'reunion' of Pamphilus and his wife a few weeks ago:
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/pompeii-vesuvius-inscription-110307.html

Classics survives the life raft:
http://www.lanthorn.com/index.php/article/2011/03/staying_afloat_in_the_life_raft_debate

That Cumbria farmer who cashed in on the Roman helmet is 'unchanged':
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-12662829

Mary Beard looks at how differently we look at Roman Women now than in Balsdon's day:
http://www.historytoday.com/mary-beard/classic-woman

Funding for Northumberland's Vindolanda centre:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-12722236

Feature on Augustus:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/mar/12/augustus-roman-emperors-great-dynasties

Feature on laser restoration of the Karyatids:
http://optics.org/news/2/3/8

Atlantis silliness masquerading as National Geographic hype:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110312135018.htm
 
In case you have no idea what the Ides of March is about for some reason:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ac/20110312/pl_ac/8044908_what_is_the_ides_of_march

Review of Bettany Hughes' *Hemlock Cup*:
http://www.nj.com/entertainment/arts/index.ssf/2011/03/post_22.html

Assorted ancient coins coming to auction:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=45599
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« Reply #2: March 20, 2011, 01:46:03 pm »


They've finally managed to better excavate those two Roman altars at Musselburgh (Scotland) which were found a year ago:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-12771243
 
Latest on the Altar of the 12 Gods:
http://ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite4_22553_13/03/2011_382544

Feature on an Eros statue being poked and prodded at the Getty:
http://www.palisadespost.com/lifestyles/content.php?id=6482

The Pope was encouraging the study of Latin:
http://www.zenit.org/article-32004?l=english

The folks at Reading have made a digital model of Rome:
http://www.reading.ac.uk/about/newsandevents/releases/PR355783.aspx

The Atlantis silliness grew big time in last Sunday's papers (and beyond):
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-lost-city-atlantis.html

APOD of the big moon over the Parthenon:
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110320.html

Some Ides stuff:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/03/110315-ides-of-march-2011-facts-beware-caesar-what-when/

More on the disappearance of the Ninth Legion:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/magazine-12752497
 
... and Charlotte Higgins comments on some historical problems in The Eagle:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/charlottehigginsblog/2011/mar/15/kevin-macdonald-the-eagle

After a brief hiatus, Romm and Cartledge are talking Alexander again, this time, with Oliver Stone:
http://blogs.forbes.com/booked/2011/03/14/oliver-stone-talks-alexander-the-great-with-historians/

Very interesting Tabula Peutineriana website:
http://www.omnesviae.org/

Feature (in Spanish) on theories about Alexander's tomb:
http://www.elpais.com/articulo/cultura/tumba/Alejandro/Magno/elpepicul/20110308elpepicul_1/Tes

Review of Donald Kagan, *Thucydides*:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/mar/19/thucydides-reinvention-history-donald-kagan-review

Review of Richard Billows, *Marathon*:
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls/article7172938.ece

More on that pre-Roman road from Shropshire:
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/03/prweb5161644.htm

The Suffolk Hoard is coming to auction soon:
http://www.numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp?ad=article&ArticleId=18499

A gold coin of Nero has turned up in Hyderabad:
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-03-18/hyderabad/29144080_1_gold-coin-buddhist-site-roman-era
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Just wanted to add, saw this on the news today - very cool!

Huge Roman coins find for hobbyist:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10546960
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« Reply #4: March 21, 2011, 03:50:02 pm »

Just wanted to add, saw this on the news today - very cool!

Huge Roman coins find for hobbyist:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10546960

The Frome Hoard is very cool. Cool  IIRC, we had a story or two about it in the Miscellaneous Archeology posts after its discovery. I think that there was an article in the Museums section as well (when it went on display at the British Museum).
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« Reply #5: March 21, 2011, 04:07:53 pm »

The Frome Hoard is very cool. Cool  IIRC, we had a story or two about it in the Miscellaneous Archeology posts after its discovery. I think that there was an article in the Museums section as well (when it went on display at the British Museum).

Aha sorry, I did look to see if it had already been mentioned, but I must have missed it. Cheesy
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A (late) Roman burial ground uncovered in Canterbury:
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/news/2011/march/21/roman_graves_uncovered.aspx
 
Possible remains of a Roman quarry in Wales:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-12809284

A fair bit of coverage of the return of the Getty Aphrodite to Sicily:
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-return-of-aphrodite-20110323,0,6998689.story
 
Concerns (or lack of it) for Cyrene (Libya):
 http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/3/27/worldupdates/2011-03-27T005542Z_01_NOOTR_RTRMDNC_0_-559043-1&sec=Worldupdates
 
Feature on Franchthi Cave (Greece):
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite8_24440_18/03/2011_383459

Not quite sure where to classify this item on the Durotriges:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-12830774

'Myrtis' is on tour:
http://www.ana.gr/anaweb/user/showplain?maindoc=9752173&maindocimg=9480538&service=94

Not sure of the veracity of this one ... apparently the BM is offering to 'rent' the Elgin/Parthenon Marbles to Greece?:
http://au.greekreporter.com/2011/03/24/british-museum-offer-to-rent-parthenon-sculptures-to-greece/

Italy's new culture minister is making Pompeii a priority:
http://www.adnkronos.com/IGN/Aki/English/CultureAndMedia/Italy-Pompeii-tops-new-culture-ministers-agenda_311828572572.html

Jacqueline de Romilly had a 'secret book':
http://www.lefigaro.fr/livres/2011/03/24/03005-20110324ARTFIG00464-le-livre-secret-de-jacqueline-de-romilly.php
 
What James Pfundstein is up to:
http://bgnews.com/campus/university-professor-doubles-as-fantasy-author-after-class/

What Mark Usher is Up To:
http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmpr/?Page=news&storyID=11742&category=ucommfeaturea

What Mary Beard is up to:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/2011-mellon-lectures-feature-mary-beards-take-on-12-caesars/2011/03/21/AFfJExbB_story.html

Another feature on the reconstructed Antikythera Mechanism:
http://www.slashgear.com/ancient-calculator-reconstructed-23142130/

Student op-ed on the importance of Classics:
http://www.campustimes.org/2011/03/24/the-classics-should-not-be-all-greek-to-us/

Review of Philip Freeman, *Alexander*:
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Review+Exploring+venerated+vilified+conqueror/4509801/story.html

More on the reunion of Catilius and spouse:
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/reunited-pompeii-couple-find-permanent-home-110325.html

That Atlantis garbage just won't go away:
http://www.newsweek.com/2011/03/20/swallowed-by-the-sea.print.html

Nor will Crassus' army in China:
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/photo/2011-03/21/c_13790816.htm

The Frome Hoard (and the Stirling Hoard too) is staying in the UK:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5iUKey0QT7RcfOCjp13Ws2u7iI7cw?docId=N0103531300581200025A
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