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Author Topic: May 2011 Archeology - Ancient Greece, Rome, & the Classics  (Read 4939 times)
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« Topic Start: May 01, 2011, 11:57:22 am »

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Very interesting Roman ship find from Ostia:
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/roman-ship-rises-from-ancient-port.html

... some Italian coverage:
http://www.beniculturali.it/mibac/export/MiBAC/sito-MiBAC/Contenuti/MibacUnif/Comunicati/visualizza_asset.html_774808096.html(photos)
 
Burial of a girl from Kent who (the hype says) was murdered by Roman soldiers 2000 years b.p.:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-13211331
 
On the value of Latin:
http://live.psu.edu/story/53086
 
Stories based on those 'pills' from an ancient shipwreck keep coming around:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13190376

An Ovatio for Keely Lake:
http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/hotspringsstar/community/article_0a936cda-6f51-11e0-905d-001cc4c002e0.html

A Guggenheim for Monika Truemper:
http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/blog/2011/04/two-unc-professors-win-guggenheim.html

Robin Lane Fox chooses his top ten classical myths:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-1381208/Oedipus-Helen-Troy-Ten-greatest-classical-myths.html

What Jennifer Webb is up to:
http://www.isria.com/pages/30_April_2011_206.php

An upcoming Homerathon at UT Arlington:
http://www.theshorthorn.com/index.php/news/studentlife/27229-university-classics-club-hosts-all-day-homerathon

I think we've had this story about Cyprus' antiquities database before:
http://www.cyprus-mail.com/archaeology/digital-archive-cyprus-antiquities/20110428

A nice feature on sling bullets:
http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Ancient_slingers_added_insult_to_injury_researcher_says_999.html

Reviewish/interviewish thing of Jim Lacey, *The First Clash*:
http://www.npr.org/2011/04/25/135710868/the-clash-at-marathon-shaped-greece-and-the-west

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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Last year we mentioned the discovery of a pile of infant burials at Hambledon and infanticide was being suggested ... they've published the paper and it's back in the news):
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/infanticide-roman-empire-110505.html
 
Remains of a 6th century B.C. Greek temple to Demeter from Russia:
http://eu.greekreporter.com/2011/05/08/ancient-greek-city-uncovered-in-russia/

Not sure we mentioned the discovery of some Ovid manuscripts:
http://www.euroweeklynews.com/2011050386853/news/spain/71-unknown-manuscripts-discovered-in-huelva.html
 
Roman cemetery from Tunisia:
http://www.lagazzettadelmezzogiorno.it/notizia.php?IDNotizia=424775&IDCategoria=2694

Plans for a Roman fort in Utrecht:
http://www.architectenweb.nl/aweb/redactie/redactie_detail.asp?iNID=26097(Dutch)

Latest on the Altar of the Twelve Gods:
http://www.athensnews.gr/issue/13442/41224
 
Roman and Byzantine structures from Palestine:
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/sci/2011-05/04/c_13859041.htm

Potentially something fishy about this Minoan-precursor-to-the-Antikythera- Mechanism claim:
http://www.athensnews.gr/portal/1/40058

cf.: http://rogueclassicism.com/2011/05/14/minoan-antikythera-mechanism/

An account of a Homerathon at the Getty:
http://pacificpalisades.patch.com/articles/a-classic-reading-of-epic-proportions
 
Hype for a Bettany Hughes-hosted show on Atlantis/Thera:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/hay-festival/8498311/Carving-out-the-buried-secrets-of-the-lost-city-of-Atlantis.html

Zetjun Roman Villa (Malta) is going to be preserved:

http://www.di-ve.com/Default.aspx?ID=72&Action=1&NewsId=83251&newscategory=36
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20110514/local/zejtun-s-roman-villa-to-be-preserved.365287
http://www.independent.com.mt/news.asp?newsitemid=125348

The Roman stadium in Plovdiv is getting a 'facelift':
http://www.sofiaecho.com/2011/05/10/1087114_archaeology-roman-stadium-in-plovdiv-set-for-face-lift

Concerns for Roman Southwell:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-13083692

Some damnatio memoriae comparanda:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/15/opinion/15bond.html

Some (North Carolina) JCL coverage:
http://www.salisburypost.com/News/051211-edu-west-jr-classical-PIX-qcd

There was a symposium on Greek food:
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/news_europe/2011-05-09/ancient-greek-food-revival-workshop.html
 
Review of Gillian Darley, *Vesuvius*:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/8495359/Vesuvius-by-Gillian-Darley-review.html

Review of Robin Waterfield, *Dividing the Spoils*:
http://calitreview.com/15694

Mary Beard reviews a couple of books about Hannibal:
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls/article7174896.ece

... and her Pompeii documentary for the BBC is up for a Bafta:
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Home/Delight-as-professors-Pompeii-is-up-for-Bafta-13052011.htm

Nice APOD (video, actually) of celestial trails over assorted Greek monuments:
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110504.html

Review of Christopher Krebs, *A Most Dangerous Book*:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-13/nazi-ss-chief-himmler-had-a-little-bunny-mistress-no-abs-nazi-ss-chief.html

Review of Hopkins and Beard, *Colosseum*:
http://www.chorley-guardian.co.uk/news/entertainment/book_review_the_colosseum_by_keith_hopkins_mary_beard_1_3354121

In case you didn't see the 'So You Want to be a Classicist' thing from Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjmurO32w4U

More on that girl purportedly murdered by Romans:
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/177879.html
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« Reply #2: May 15, 2011, 05:36:48 pm »

More on that girl purportedly murdered by Romans:
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/177879.html

From the end of the article:
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Dr. Wilkinson believes the discovery shows the true face of Roman armies and the way they treated the people of England at the time of their invasion.

"Now, for the first time, we have an indication of how the Roman armies treated people, and that large numbers of the local populations were killed.”

We have the body of one 16-20 year old woman killed by the thrust of a Roman sword to the head and hastily buried and from that we are able to conclude that large numbers of the local populations were killed?  Unless this article is leaving a lot out, that conclusion seems a bit much.
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« Reply #3: May 15, 2011, 08:26:27 pm »

Unless this article is leaving a lot out, that conclusion seems a bit much.

The conclusion is a gigantic leap based on the evidence publicly presented.  If they'd found a hundred similar murders in the same locale, the statement might have been justified. As it is, I think they need to put trowel to dirt a few thousand more times before they try to make that claim.
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« Reply #4: May 15, 2011, 10:19:03 pm »

As it is, I think they need to put trowel to dirt a few thousand more times before they try to make that claim.

I get the impression that Dr. Wilkinson has had his conclusion for a long time and has been working very hard looking for evidence for it.
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Bulgarian archaeologists have found a Temple of Demeter (this is different from last week's find in Russia):
http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=128346

... if you missed the Russian one:
http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/220236

Using GPR at a Bronze Age site in Cyprus:
http://www.stargazette.com/article/20110521/LIFE12/105210322/Jennifer-Kingsley-Neighbors-Elmira-area-grad-join-archaeological-dig-Cyprus?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Emergency repairs for the Newport Arch:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-13403929

A court in New York retried Socrates:
http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,2071856,00.html

The catalog for Sotheby's upcoming Antiquities sale is online:
http://www.sothebys.com/app/ecatalogue/fhtml/index.jsp?event_id=30528

Review of D.S. Carne-Ross, *Classics and Translation*:
http://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/Classic-Carne-Ross-7028

A major hoard of Roman coins from Colchester:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-13467666

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Interesting erotic Roman knife handle in the news:
http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/news/Erotic-Roman-knife-handle-takes-pride-place-Lincoln-museum/article-3604931-detail/article.html

They're getting ready to dig a Roman site at Maryort:
http://www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/other/volunteers-will-help-unearth-answers-to-maryort-roman-mysteries-1.841395?referrerPath=/t-s-news-feed-1.17079

Feature on the Getty Aphrodite:
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ca-culture-exchange-20110529,0,6748034.story

Feature on Abai (Phocis):
http://www.worldcrunch.com/shining-treasures-greeces-dark-age-come-light/3130

Interesting project reading the Odyssey with veterans:
http://www.vnews.com/05282011/7833225.htm

What Richard Miles is up to:
http://sydney.edu.au/news/84.html?newsstoryid=6956

A profile of Princeton's Latin salutatorian:
http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S30/58/36G12/index.xml

The Acropolis has extended its opening hours:
http://ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite4_4139_24/05/2011_392053

Review of Bendan Connell, *The Life of Polycrates and Other Stories for Antiquated Children*:
http://www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle/blogcritics/article/Book-Review-The-Life-of-Polycrates-and-Other-1393126.php

Review of Schiff's Cleopatra book (in case you haven't seen enough of them already!):
http://www.timeslive.co.za/opinion/columnists/article1082792.ece/Cleopatra-the-astute-politician
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