In Explorator 15.23

Forgot to post this the other day:

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A major Roman mosaic find from Antiochia ad Cragum:

http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/artsatunl/1473/8558
http://www.livescience.com/23250-enormous-roman-mosaic-found-farmer-field.html
http://phys.org/news/2012-09-crews-uncover-massive-roman-mosaic.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E8FgKVR7ow (video)
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2012/09/18/enormous-roman-mosaic-found-under-farm\
er-field/

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-09/uon-cum091312.php
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49064354/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120918083903.htm
http://news.discovery.com/history/roman-mosaic-field-120918.html
http://phys.org/news/2012-09-crews-uncover-massive-roman-mosaic.html
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/09/19/roman_empire_mosaic_turkey/

… while a Hellenistic mosaic find from southern Italy didn’t get quite as
much
coverage:

http://www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubriche/english/2012/09/20/Hellenistic-mosaic-fo\
und-southern-Italy_7504984.html

Reiterating that the ‘Tophet’ in Carthage was not a site of child sacrifice:

http://www.livescience.com/23298-carthage-graveyard-not-child-sacrifice.html
http://news.yahoo.com/ancient-baby-graveyard-not-child-sacrifice-scientists-1459\
10745.html

cf:
http://bonesdontlie.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/ancient-baby-graveyard-or-infant-sa\
crifice-site/

Some headless Roman statues from Turkey (I think we mentioned these):

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/18/headless-roman-statues-discovered-turke\
y_n_1893901.html

Phrygian and Lydian inscriptions from northwest Turkey:

http://www.news.leiden.edu/news-2012/linguists-from-leiden-d
ecipher-phrygian-and-lydian-inscriptions.html

A Roman sarcophagus from a Dorset garden:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2204955/The-trough-Dorset-garden-\
turned-Roman-sarcophagus-worth-50-000.html

Possible Roman remains at a hospital site in Henley:

http://www.henleystandard.co.uk/news/news.php?id=1163800

What Cory Brennan is up to:

http://news.rutgers.edu/focus/issue.2012-08-28.1598204061/article.2012-09-19.101\
1849344

A Chalkidian helmet is coming to auction:

http://usa.greekreporter.com/2012/09/21/rare-chalkidian-helmet-at-hixenbaugh-anc\
ient-art/

A third-century temple find at Peperikon:

http://sofiaglobe.com/2012/09/21/archaeology-third-century-temple-ancient-altars\
-found-at-bulgarias-perperikon/

Vague item with lots of problems about a ‘pan’ found near Sozopol:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=143316

Bulgaria is trying to get heritage status for the Valley of the Thracian
Kings:

http://paper.standartnews.com/en/article.php?d=2012-09-22&article=40079

A cross-dressing Alexander?:

http://www.historytoday.com/tony-spawforth/alexander-cross-dressing-conqueror-wo\
rld

Pompeii in pop culture:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/9557926/Pompeii-in-poular-culture\
.html

Latest in the Elgin/Parthenon marbles issue:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_19/09/2012_462088

More on Etruscan pyramids:

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120917/NEWS04/709179956&source=RSS
http://news.discovery.com/history/etruscan-pyramids-120918.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49088030/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/09/2012/etruscan-pyramidal-cham\
bers-discovered-in-italy

More on the ‘crisis’ and Greek antiquities:

http://usa.greekreporter.com/2012/09/19/greek-crisis-claims-another-victim-antiq\
uities/

More on that Caesar-associated fort in Germany:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/17/roman-fort-caesar-gaul-germany_n_188527\
1.html

http://www.uni-mainz.de/presse/15699_ENG_HTML.php

Review(ish) of Persian Fire and Rubicon:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/15/david-s-bookclub-persian-fire-a\
nd-rubicon.html