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« Topic Start: April 03, 2011, 11:39:14 am »

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Historical tsunamis in the Mediterranean:
http://www.cyprus-mail.com/tsunami/tsunamis-revealing-abyss-deep/20110320

Google Street View now has tours of assorted historical sites:
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/when-in-rome-new-street-view-imagery-of.html
 
Another study on humans' pre-industrial-revolution climate impact:
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/03/29/Study-Ancient-peoples-had-climate-impact/UPI-85411301441367/

Eight greatest pranks in art history:
http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/37369/the-8-greatest-pranks-in-art-history/

Four historic science hoaxes:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/03/photogalleries/april-fools-day-hoaxes/?now=2011-03-31-00:01

The Royal Society 'released' a number of interesting documents this week:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/apr/01/royal-society-oil-cigarettes

On estimating weight based on skeletal remains:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/29/science/29obfemur.html?ref=science

On computers and digitizing print materials:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/29/science/29brown.html
 
A Keats love letter is back at Keats House:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46156
 
... pre-sale:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46087

Review of Robert Greene, *You Are What You Speak*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/03/books/review/book-review-you-are-what-you-speak-by-robert-lane-greene.html?ref=books

Donny George has died:
http://www.theage.com.au/national/obituaries/defender-of-iraqi-antiquities-20110327-1cbvr.html

A nice tribute to him:
http://archaeological.org/news/aianews/4603

Mannin Marable has also passed:
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/01/manning-marable-african-american-studies-scholar-has-died-at-60/?ref=arts

Social media origins (humor):
http://www.creators.com/comics/6/75193_thumb.gif
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How the Civil War changed modern medicine:
http://news.discovery.com/history/civil-war-modern-medicine-110331.html

Some interesting inscriptions in Japan that saved some from the tsunami:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/04/06/501364/main20051370.shtml
 
Nice feature on what archaeologists have to do when they get the finds back to the office:
http://www.mtstandard.com/news/local/article_227d7cb2-619d-11e0-8e3e-001cc4c002e0.html

The tomb of St Francis of Assisi has been restored and reopened:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13025573

Simulating medieval warfare on supercomputers:
http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/mimssbits/26595/?p1=Blogs

Feature on Grigory Rasputin:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/8433003/Grigory-Rasputin-the-Mad-Monk-who-was-hard-to-kill.html

Interesting flint discoloration detective work:
http://pubs.acs.org/cen/science/89/8914sci1.html

On the difficulties of 'due diligence' in regards to antiquities collections:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-grant/antiquities-collecting-due-diligence_b_844838.html

Feature on Elmyr de Hory:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/08/arts/design/elmyr-de-horys-real-identity-its-becoming-less-of-a-mystery.html?ref=arts

Yale's Glee Club is 150 years old:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/08/arts/music/yale-glee-club-at-150-at-carnegie-hall.html?ref=music

Review of Jehanne Wake, *Sisters of Fortune*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/10/books/review/book-review-sisters-of-fortune-by-jehanne-wake.html?ref=books

Ian Kidd has died:
http://news.scotsman.com/obituaries/Obituary-Professor-Ian-Kidd-academic.6748579.jp

…as has William F. Wyatt:
http://www.projo.com/news/content/WYATT_OBIT_04-07-11_O2NDAT3_v11.1944fe4.html

…and Edwin Gaustad:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/04/us/04gaustad.html
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A trove of Walt Whitman documents found in the National Archives:
http://chronicle.com/article/In-Electric-Discovery-Scholar/127096/

The philosophy of insomnia:
http://chronicle.com/article/The-Philosophy-of-Insomnia/127029/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

Famous crackpots whose deaths changed their reputations:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/14/heroes-in-death_n_848913.html#s264270&title=Ignaz_Semmelweis_July

Interesting item on assorted relics ... in anticipation of the BM's exhibition:
http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/was-this-jesuss-facecloth-2621247.html

A TED talk ... the complete history of the universe:
http://on.ted.com/BigHistory

I think we mentioned this last-two-speakers of Ayapaneco ain't talking story a few years ago ... they're still not talking:
http://www.smh.com.au/world/duos-mexican-standoff-bodes-ill-for-language-on-verge-of-extinction-20110414-1dfx5.html

If you're a Catholic ... are you ready for the new Missal?:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/12/us/12mass.html

Review of Marjorie Garber, *The Use and Abuse of Literature*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/books/review/book-review-the-use-and-abuse-of-literature-by-marjorie-garber.html

Review of three books about grammar:
http://www.npr.org/2011/04/13/133652882/three-books-for-the-grammar-lover-in-your-life?sc=fb&cc=fp

Reviewish thing of Braun and Hogenberg *Cities of the World*:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1376557/The-historical-Rough-Guide-16th-century-book-mapping-major-cities-reprinted.html

Review of F Fukuyama *The Origins of Political Order*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/books/review/book-review-the-origins-of-political-order-by-francis-fukuyama.html?ref=books

Lewis Binford has died:
http://www.smu.edu/News/2011/Lewis-Binford-obituary-13april2011.aspx
 
As has Abraham Rothberg:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/14/books/abraham-rothberg-who-wrote-of-golem-and-stalin-dies-at-89.html
 
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This year's big-news-for-Easter seems to be the suggestion that the original 'Holy Thursday' was actually Wednesday:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46663
 
... just in case you missed Simcha J's claims regarding some nails and the crucifixion:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46600

On biblical skepticism:
http://www.pekintimes.com/opinions/columnists/x128429436/Olar-Im-skeptical-of-Bible-skepticism

The NYT had a nice feature on the Haggadah:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/18/arts/design/the-washington-haggadah-at-metropolitan-museum-of-art.html

Pondering Amish 'mythology':
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-04-probing-romanticize-amish.html

Plans to charge folks to scale the Scala Santa:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/17/holy-stairs-catholic-pilgrims-contribution

Charles II's 'star' may have been a supernova:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-04-royal-star-supernova-astronomers.html

On spy satellites and archaeological sites:
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/columnist/vergano/2011-04-15-archeology-satellites_N.htm

Feature on some Westminster weddings of note:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/04/17/opinion/20110417_Opart_Royal_Weddings.html

In case you're wondering about the Pulitzers:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/19/business/media/2011-pulitzer-prize-winners-announced.html

... of interest to us:
http://www.pulitzer.org/citation/2011-History
http://www.pulitzer.org/citation/2011-Biography-or-Autobiography
http://www.pulitzer.org/citation/2011-General-Nonfiction

Interesting technology being used to try to understand decay of altarpieces and the like:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-04-diamond-illuminates-silver-catalonian-altarpieces.html

Paper on demographic expansion after the origins of agriculture:
http://www.pnas.org/content/108/15/6044.abstract?etoc

Review of Peter Toohey, *Boredom: A Lively History*:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/apr/23/boredom-peter-toohey-review

Review of Francis Fukuyama, *The Origins of Political Order*:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/04/17/RV5P1IOMHK.DTL

Review of James Hannam, *The Genesis of Science*:
http://galvestondailynews.com/story/227014

Review of Simon Schama, *Scribble, Scribble, Scribble*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/24/books/review/book-review-scribble-scribble-scribble-by-simon-schama.html

More on those Walt Whitman papers:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110419164450.htm

There will soon be a decision in regards to the Hackney Hoard:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46686

Edward Ullendorf has died:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/books-obituaries/8457104/Professor-Edward-Ullendorff.html

…as has Lewis Binford:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/23/us/23binford.html

and Abraham Rothberg:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/14/books/abraham-rothberg-who-wrote-of-golem-and-stalin-dies-at-89.html

as well as Joel Colton:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/22/education/22colton.html
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11113/1141514-84-0.stm?cmpid=nationworld.xml

Google Exodus (humor):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIxToZmJwdI
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