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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Somewhat vague feature on Forum Hadriani:

http://www.rnw.nl/english/article/roman-emperor-ruled-dutch-town

An illegal dig has led to the discovery of the site of “Germenicia” (surely
‘Germanicia’):

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=1219122200169-2010-12-19

Rethinking the dating of a fortress previously ascribed to King Solomon at
Tel Qudadibased on the find of a pottery sherd from Lesbos:

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefair/post/2010/12/king-solomons-f\
ortress-wasnt-after-all/1

http://www.aftau.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=13609
http://www.newkerala.com/news/world/fullnews-114714.html
http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-12-secrets-ancient-tel-aviv-fortress.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-12/afot-soa122810.php

Interesting find from Egypt of ostraca with names of Egyptian priests
(in Greek) dating from the Roman period:

http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/ancient-egyptian-priests-names-preserved-i\
n-pottery.html

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/41/2653/Heritage/GrecoRoman/Ancient-pr\
iests-list-revealed.aspx

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40833897/ns/technology_and_science-science/

What Ovid can teach West Point types about their lives as soldiers:

http://www.tnr.com/article/books-and-arts/80650/ovid-metamorphoses-west-point

Brouhaha over a naked Aphrodite on the Cyprus passport (although no one has
yet posted a photo of which Aprodite it is … is it the thing that’s
accompanying this article?):

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/18/20101224/tod-naked-aphrodite-on-cyprus-passport-c-7f\
81b96.html

More on the reburial of Allianoi:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/12/photogalleries/101229-roman-spa-\
city-filled-sand-allianoi-turkey-pictures/

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

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/the-war-that-kille\
d-achilles-by-caroline-alexander-2171528.html

This week’s Schiff review:

http://www.cleveland.com/books/index.ssf/2010/12/stacy_schiff_conjures_a_fascin.\
html

Review of Tom Payne, *Fame*:

http://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2010/12/from-the-iliad-to-us-weekly-t\
he-history-of-celebrity-gossip/67997/

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704774604576035523274398038.html

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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German archaeologists have found a 2600 years b.p. Celtic burial:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,736942,00.html
http://www.thelocal.de/sci-tech/20101228-32083.html
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NUMISMATICA
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Not sure if we’ve heard of this rather large hoard of third century coins
found at York:

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/8762741.Marjorie__75__finds_rare_coins_in_field/
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OBITUARIES
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Vendyl Jones:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/200784
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/141371
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