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Author Topic: May 2011 Archeology - Ancient Near East & Egypt  (Read 2363 times)
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« Topic Start: May 01, 2011, 11:56:20 am »

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Egypt
We're finally hearing of something actually archaeological from Egypt ... the (re)discovery of a
colossal statue of Amenhotep III at Luxor:
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/colossal-statues-of-tuts-grandfather-resurface-110426.html

... and security has apparently been tightened around assorted sites:
http://english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/43/10840/Heritage/Islamic/More-security-measures-are-taken-at-archaeological.aspx

Latest mummy CT scan is Lady Gautseshenu:
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Researchers-Peer-Into-Mummy-Coffin-With-CAT-Scan-120886814.html

Egypt and Iraq are sharing knowledge about recovering purloined antiquities:
http://english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/44/10951/Heritage/Museums/Egypt-and-Iraq-find-ties-that-bind-in-their-treasu.aspx
 
Looking at mummy DNA is apparently more complicated than I thought:
http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110427/full/472404a.html

Review of Hoffman and Cole, *Sacred Trash*:
http://thejewishchronicle.net/view/full_story/12910931/article%E2%80%98Sacred%20Trash%E2%80%99%20an%20engaging%20read%20despite%20%E2%80%98design%20quirks%E2%80%99

Iran
Bronze Age remains of a Caspian horse from northern Iran:
http://www.cais-soas.com/news/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=361:the-oldest-remains-of-caspian-horse-discovered-in-north-of-iran-&catid=59
 
Israel
Israel Finkelstein on the political side of archaeology in Jerusalem:
http://www.forward.com/articles/137273/

... in regards to which, horizontal excavations in the Old City seem to be a good example of same:
http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/magazine/jerusalem-s-time-tunnels-1.357872

Feature on what the Israelites left in Egypt:
http://www.jpost.com/Features/MagazineFeatures/Article.aspx?id=217926

Jordan
More on Jordan's giant archaeological database:
http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46514

Speaking of Jordan, they announced the 'recovery' of some of those lead codices and will be subjecting them to assorted testing:
http://www.jordantimes.com/?news=36972
 
Turkey
Feature on Hagia Sophia:
http://www.todayszaman.com/news-242085-what-makes-aya-sofya-so-great.html

Nice feature on the DAI in Turkey:
http://www.sundayszaman.com/sunday/newsDetail_getNewsById.action?newsId=241878
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« Reply #1: May 15, 2011, 11:40:16 am »


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Egypt
Some recovered statues of Harpocrates aren't from the museum they were supposedly stolen from:
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/egypt-god-silence-stolen-statues-110504.html
 
... earlier coverage:
http://www.adnkronos.com/IGN/Aki/English/CultureAndMedia/Egypt-Police-return-stolen-bronzes-to-state-antiquities-department_311970599897.html

A Rammeside priest statue is also 'newly recovered':
http://english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/11946/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Egypt-recovers-an-authentic-Ramesside-statue-of-a-.aspx

This seems to be different items being recovered:
http://english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContentP/9/9871/Heritage/Missing-artifacts-from-the-Egyptian-Museum-retriev.aspx

Some mummies in Montreal are getting the CT scan treatment:
http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2011/05/that%E2%80%99s-a-wrap-mummies-undergo-non-cutting-cutting-edge-examinations-at-the-neuro/

... and this seems to be an appropriate place to mention a guy who mummifies chickens for educational purposes:
http://www.boingboing.net/2011/05/04/mummifying-chickens.html

The CT scan results of Lady Gautseshenu are in:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-05-scan-mummified-female-teen-death.html

Egypt is going to request the bust of Nefertiti back again:
http://bikyamasr.com/wordpress/?p=33396
 
Madinet Madi and the temple of Sobek of Scedet are now on the tourist map:
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/ancient-egypt-crocodile-god-110509.html
 
Pondering whether Egypt can protect its monuments:
http://www.newsweek.com/2011/05/01/can-egypt-protect-its-ancient-monuments.html

The Guardian reprints an article from 50+ years ago on the opening of Neferu Ptah's tomb:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2011/may/02/archive-princess-s-tomb-opened-1956

The US is going to be advising Egypt on antiquities theft, it appears:
http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/436300

More on the (re)discovery of that statue of Amenhotep III:
http://english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/10799/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Statue-of-King-Tutankhamuns-great-grandfather-disc.aspx

Iraq
Somewhat disjointed account of the archaeological potential of Erbil:
http://www.kurdishglobe.net/display-article.html?id=E79A5E6FD33C9907058FEE18CF709AEC

They're trying to date the Exekiel Plates:
http://www.jpost.com/ChristianInIsrael/Features/Article.aspx?id=218495

Israel
Feature on the dig at the Elah fortress and the attendant issues:
http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/magazine/the-keys-to-the-kingdom-1.360222

Interview with Hagal Amitzur about Jewish Galilee:
http://www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/downloads/files/LM-030511b.mp3
http://www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/downloads/files/LM-030511c.mp3
http://www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/downloads/files/LM-030511d.mp3

Robert Cargill on Simcha's nails:
http://www.bibleinterp.com//articles/simcha358005.shtml
cf:
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/experts-question-claims-of-crucifixion-nails-discovery-1.359256

Feature on a 1000 years b.p. Yeshiva in France:
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4063535,00.html

Jordan
A neolithic site in Jordan suggests earliest buildings may have been 'community centres':
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-05-neolithic-humans-life.html

Lebanon
The ancient port of Beirut threatened?:
http://phoenicia.org/obliterating_Phoenician_harbor.html

Oman
Producing a virtual history of Oman:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-13271377

Saudi Arabia
A pair of sites (one 300 B.C.E., the other?) from Jubail:
http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article381390.ece
 
Saudi Arabia has 'recovered' a pile of artifacts:
http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.con&contentid=20110510100338

Vague item on preservation of a site which appears to be a cave burial of some sort from Jizan:
http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=20110509100257

Syria
Byzantine mosaic from Deir Sounbol (Syria)
http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/2011051310930/Travel/archaeologists-byzantine-mosaic-unearthed-in-syria.html
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Bart Ehrman thinks almost half of the New Testament is "forged":
http://news.discovery.com/history/bible-new-testament-forgery-110518.html

Egypt
A few weeks ago we had coverage of heart disease among ancient Egyptians ... this week, a mummy is showing what is apparently the oldest evidence of same:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110517121824.htm

Antiquities Ministry employees in Egypt were threatening strike action:
http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/442289

... and Zahi Hawass continues to be a focus of assorted accusations:
http://bikyamasr.com/wordpress/?p=33772

Zahi Hawass also met with American Egyptologists to discuss ways of protecting Egyptian sites and artifacts:
http://english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/12310/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/American-Egyptologists-help-Egypt-protect-its-heri.aspx

Review of Toby Wilkinson, *Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt*:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/toby-wilkinsons-the-rise-and-fall-of-ancient-egypt/2011/03/28/AFgEM07G_story.html

Iran
Lichen and weeds are threatening Sassanid reliefs at Bishapur:
http://www.mehrnews.com/en/newsdetail.aspx?NewsID=1317304

Iraq
Road construction in southern Iraq destroyed three mounds:
http://www.azzaman.com/english/index.asp?fname=news%5C2011-05-15%5Ckurd.htm

Israel
Interview with David Ussishkin and discussion of Lag B'Omer:
http://www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/downloads/files/LM-170511a.mp3
http://www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/downloads/files/LM-170511b.mp3
http://www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/downloads/files/LM-170511c.mp3
http://www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/downloads/files/LM-170511d.mp3

Latest accusations of the Waqf excavations damaging Temple Mount artifacts:
http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/waqf-temple-mount-excavation-damaged-archaeological-relics-1.362332

A pair of interesting videos from Israel's state archives with 'tours' of Akko:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9smX3VUi8E&feature=youtube_gdata
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srLaWYZPNyk&feature=relmfu

Jordan
Feature on Wadi Faynan (we had this in a different form last week):
http://www.pasthorizons.com/index.php/archives/05/2011/archaeologists-unravel-the-origins-of-architecture

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia announces that more digs will be under way soon:
http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article410812.ece

Syria

Syrian authorities are finished restoring a number of Byzantine/Islamic era coins:
http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/2011051810951/Culture/archaeologists-restoration-of-rare-byzantine-coins-in-syria.html
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« Reply #3: May 29, 2011, 11:52:37 am »


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Egypt
The discovery (via a robot) of some 'hieroglyphic symbols' inside a secret chamber of the Great Pyramid:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21028144.500-first-images-from-great-pyramids-chamber-of-secrets.html
 
Six tombs of New Kingdom officials at Saqqarah opened to the public this week:
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/12716/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/The-tombs-of-King-Tut%E2%80%99s-high-officials-open-today-.aspx
 
... or it might be seven:
http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47657
 
On mummies, irrigation, and schistosomiasis:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110523124210.htm
 
General item on satellite technology being used to find sites in Egypt:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/may/25/satellites-uncover-ancient-past
 
... another in the same vein focused on the find of 17 pyramids/tombs being found in such a manner (connected to a BBC documentary):
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-05-satellites-lost-egyptian-pyramids.html

... but Zahi Hawass got mad at the BBC for reporting it:
http://bikyamasr.com/wordpress/?p=34030

... and apparently wasn't happy with the claim:
http://www.drhawass.com/blog/bbc-satellite-project

Iraq
Elsewhere on the technology front, 3d scanning techniques are being used to replicate cuneiform tablets:
http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/May11/cuneiformCollab.html

Three mounds had been destroyed in Iraq as a result of road construction:
http://www.azzaman.com/english/index.asp?fname=news\2011-05-14\kurd.htm

Israel
The Byzantine synagogue at Beit Alpha might be older than previously thought:
http://www.thejewishweek.com/special_sections/text_context/unearthing_first_shuls

Interview with the IAA's Yuval Baruch:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Radio/News.aspx/3144

Feature on the Church of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/8536113/History-of-the-Church-of-the-Holy-Cross-in-Jerusalem.html

Harvesting Dead Sea salts?:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/211026

The Temple Mount Faithful want a full excavation report:
http://www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=222424

... while there are demands for the Mughrabi Gate bridge to be torn down sooner rather than later:
http://www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=221919

... and there is squabbling over ownership of sites going on elsewhere:
http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Israel+and+Palestine%3A+who+owns+what%3F/23589

Review of A Hoffman and P Cole, *Sacred Trash - The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/books/review/book-review-sacred-trash-the-lost-and-found-world-of-the-cairo-geniza-by-adina-hoffman-and-peter-cole.html
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