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Selections from my weekly newsletter … some I’ve blogged, some have many additional links, some I hope to get to eventually (and blog about):

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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They’ve buried Allianoi:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=allianoi-completely-burried-in-sand-201\
0-12-13

More opeddish things about Pompeii (these vary):

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2010/dec/13/ovid-roman-\
sex-pompeii

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/14/arts/design/14pompeii.html
http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/international/4466245/Crumbling-Pompeii-needs-urge\
nt-attention

http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1965417/pompeii_collapses_spark_criticism/i\
ndex.html?source=r_science

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hLZVR4IQeaIpn07gPCzjecQ-RjqA?\
docId=CNG.d17e4b4251cf887af9f26758f0b95e46.131

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6BC1NT20101213?feedType=RSS&feedName=scien\
ceNews

http://news.brisbanetimes.com.au/breaking-news-world/pompeii-collapse-forces-ita\
ly-into-heritage-debate-20101213-18v11.html

… and nine people are under investigation in regards to recent collapses:

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/entertainment/a/-/entertainment/8526010/nine-in\
vestigated-over-pompeii-collapses/

http://www.adnkronos.com/IGN/Aki/English/CultureAndMedia/Italy-Nine-people-under\
-investigation-for-Pompeii-collapses_311414199688.html

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hbXPD3PpX_gDEG71vrcAPFKuTW-w?\
docId=CNG.fe1d0589886b23ad62bffe61357001df.571

From the Italian press:

http://napoli.repubblica.it/cronaca/2010/12/16/news/nove_avvisi_di_garanzia_per_\
i_crolli_di_pompei-10268764/?ref=HREC1-10

http://napoli.repubblica.it/cronaca/2010/11/06/foto/pompei_crolla_la_domus_dei_g\
ladiatori-8816475/1/

Concerns after a storm damages Caesarea:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/israel-antiquities-chief-caeserea-storm-dam\
age-a-national-disaster-1.330789

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3998013,00.html
http://www.theage.com.au/world/storm-batters-antiquities-20101216-18zk0.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/8204323/Ruins-of-Cae\
sarea-in-danger-of-falling-into-the-sea.html

… and that big storm seems to be the same one which exposed a Roman statue
in Ashkelon:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/roman-statue-discovered-in-ashkelon-after-s\
torm-damage-1.330629

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1339051/The-sea-gave-Wonder-Israel-ancie\
nt-Roman-statue-buried-thousands-years-uncovered-storm.html

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=4&article_id=1225\
72

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10694576&ref=rs\
s

http://news.yahoo.com/s/artinfo/20101215/en_artinfo/freed_by_a_storm_an_ancient_\
roman_maiden_appears_on_an_israeli_beach_1

http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE6BD3CW20101214
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/12/14/israel.storm.statue/index.html?section\
=cnn_latest

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/12/14/5648784-violent-storm-reveals-an\
cient-art-on-the-coast-of-israel-

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90777/90854/7232331.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/15/ancient-roman-statue-unco_n_797110.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/11999231
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11995443
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/14/AR2010121404646.\
html

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/12/14/world/main7149503.shtml
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/141159
http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/12/14/5648784-violent-storm-reveals-an\
cient-art-on-the-coast-of-israel-?chromedomain=cosmiclog

http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/roman-statue-discovered-in-ashkelon-after-s\
torm-damage-1.330629

http://www.jpost.com/Headlines/Article.aspx?id=199422
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6BD3CW20101214
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11995443
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE6BD3CW20101214

A Roman-era farm site from Lowestoft:

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/roman_link_to_lowestoft_high_school_1_754632

Paul Cartledge and James Romm discuss Alexander the Great:

http://blogs.forbes.com/booked/2010/12/12/two-great-historians-on-alexander-the-\
great-part-one/

http://blogs.forbes.com/booked/2010/12/17/two-great-historians-on-alexander-the-\
great-part-two/

On the origins of the word ‘comet’:

http://www.npr.org/2010/12/17/132141801/science-diction-the-origin-of-the-word-c\
omet

Reviewish/hypish sorts of things for Mary Beard’s Pompeii documentary
thingy:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-12-life-death-sex-sewage-roman.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/8199687/Pompeii-Life-and-Death-in-\
a-Roman-Town.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2010/dec/14/pompeii-life-and-death
http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/world-europe-11957923
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11952322
http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/world-europe-11952322

What Stephen V. Tracy is up to:

http://www.theleafchronicle.com/article/20101215/NEWS01/12150314/1002/rss

Jeffrey Schwarz’ work on infant sacrifice in Carthage is one of Archaeology
Magazine’s
top ten stories of the year:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-12/uop-ppc121510.php
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/pittsburgh/s_714150.html

Review of Sarah Ruden, *Paul Among the People*:

http://www.jsonline.com/entertainment/arts/112086879.html

Review of Caroline Alexander, *The War the Killed Achilles*:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/dec/18/war-killed-achilles-alexander-review

This week’s Schiff reviews:

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Imagining+unknowable+epic+life/3999990/story\
.html

Some rather late repeat coverage of the most recent collapses at Pompeii:

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=43054

More on that purported gladiator in the trash:

http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/gladiator-stabbed-tossed-as-trash.html

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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Latest daVinci ‘code’ has secrets hidden in the Mona Lisa’s eyes:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2010/dec/12/mona-lisa-eyes-model-identity

National Geographic’s top ten archaeological stories:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/12/photogalleries/101214-best-of-20\
10-science-archaeology/

Archaeology Magazine’s top ten:

http://www.archaeology.org/1101/topten/

Some new-fashioned Pythagoras/Euclid bashing:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/12/17/old.babylonian.math/index.html

A woman among the Magi?:

http://www.stlbeacon.org/arts-life/books/106897-viviano-writes-about-a-woman-mag\
i

Elaine Fantham on assorted ancient holiday traditions:

http://www.npr.org/2010/12/18/132162107/Boars-Heads-And-Even-More-Ancient-Holida\
y-Fun

Review of Judith Resnik and Dennis Curtis, *Representing Justice*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/16/books/16justice.html

Review of Jonathan Galassi (tr), *Canti*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/19/books/review/Campion-t.html
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CRIME BEAT
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A somewhat minor bust (it seems) in Sparta:

http://www.ana-mpa.gr/anaweb/user/showplain?maindoc=9408405&service=142

Vandals have hit some more petroglyphs … this time at Agua Fria National
Monument:

http://www.azcentral.com/travel/articles/2010/12/17/20101217agua-fria-petroglyph\
-panels-vandalized.html

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NUMISMATICA
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I think we mentioned this Lava Treasure thing a few months ago:

http://www.numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp?ad=article&ArticleId=16391
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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An auction of a bust of Caracalla (maybe … possibly not as old as it
appears) fetched a higher price than expected:

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/7341445.html

cf: the impact of the Unidroit convention on auction prices:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/18/arts/18iht-melik18.html

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