Excerpts of interest:
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Byzantine burials from Jabal al-Sin (Syria):

http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/201101088571/Travel/archaeologists-byza\
ntine-cemeteries-unearthed-in-north-eastern-syria.html

Assorted Byzantine finds from Apamea:

http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/201101138634/Related-news-from-Syria/sy\
ria-byzantine-coins-and-water-tank-unearthed-in-archaeological-city-of-apamea.ht\
ml

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Roman remains found during renovaitons of a Grouville church:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/jersey/hi/people_and_places/arts_and_culture/newsid_\
9359000/9359277.stm

Another feature on the younger set learning Greek:

http://www.thisisoxfordshire.co.uk/news/8790488.It_s_all_Greek_to_these_North_Ox\
ford_pupils

… not sure if it is connected to this:

http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/8779891.School_pupils_to_learn_ancient_Greek/

Interesting project to build a Roman villa the old-fashioned way:

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2011/01/13/rome-wasn-t-built-in-a-d\
ay-but-this-roman-villa-only-took-six-months-91466-27977247/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/shropshire/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_93560\
00/9356096.stm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1345586/Rome-wasnt-built-day-Channel-4-s\
eries-build-Roman-villa-using-ancient-methods.html

The Dart Aphrodite is now at USC:

http://dailytrojan.com/2011/01/12/new-sculpture-donated-to-usc%E2%80%99s-tutor-c\
ampus-center/

What Philip Freeman is up to:

http://www.luther.edu/headlines/?story_id=313304

Walter Scheidel talks on the quality of life in Classical Antiquity:

http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/news/newsDetails/videocast-the-quality-of-life\
-in-classical-antiquity/

Mary Beard on some interesting graffiti:

http://timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/2011/01/the-colossi-of-memnon.html
http://timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/2011/01/the-face-of-cleopatra.html

Interesting followup to the crumbling of Pompeii:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203731004576045682036807802.html

Cartledge and Romm continue their discussion of Alexander (this time, about
his generalship):

http://blogs.forbes.com/booked/2011/01/10/how-great-a-general-was-alexander/

Quadantrids over Qumis:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap110114.html

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

http://www.cbc.ca/books/2011/01/caroline-alexander-on-writers-company.html

More on Kathleen Lynch’s AIA paper:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41047594/ns/technology_and_science-science/
http://www.livescience.com/history/ancient-greece-history-through-wine-cups-1101\
11.html

Review of a number of books about Alexander:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703791904576075760889881174.html

Latest reviews from Scholia:

http://www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

https://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Evidence for the earliest full production winery type facility — some 4100
B.C. — from an Armenian cave:

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/chemical-analysis-confirms-discovery-188683\
.aspx

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=44079
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/01/110111-oldest-wine-press-making-\
winery-armenia-science-ucla/

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/11/science/11wine.html
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-earliest-winery-armenian-cave.html
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,14761786,00.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/world-europe-12158341
http://www.standard.net/topics/features/2011/01/11/ancient-winery-found-armenia
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-01/uoc–cac011111.php
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110111133236.htm
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/11/AR2011011100044_\
pf.html

http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?id=203081
http://www.cnn.com/2011/LIVING/01/12/oldest.winery/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/11/oldest-winery-armenia-cave_n_807271.htm\
l

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110111/ap_on_sc/us_sci_ancient_winery
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110111/lf_nm_life/us_wine_oldest
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/01/12/wine_press/

… while someone has been researching Celtic beer:

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/68846/title/Reviving_the_taste_of_an_\
Iron_Age_beer_

Thesis on the use of power in various Bronze Age societies of central
Europe:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-01/uog-euo011111.php
http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=93377&CultureCode=en
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1977625/effective_use_of_power_in_the_bronz\
e_age_societies_of/index.html

Interesting correlation between climate and rise and fall of empires,
apparently:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/18/20110114/tsc-climate-flux-matched-europe-s-social-e1\
23fef.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12186245
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2011/01/12/science.1197175 (payfer)
http://news.discovery.com/earth/climate-change-ancient-rome-110113.html

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NUMISMATICA
================================================================
Not sure if we mentioned this hoard of Roman coins found in Cumbria last
April:

http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/man-unearths-roman-treasures-in-a-cumbrian-fie\
ld-1.797768?referrerPath=news

Coverage of Rober Weir’s AIA paper on an interesting coin of Antiochus VIII:

http://www.unreportedheritagenews.com/2011/01/2100-year-old-greek-coin-may-have.\
html

http://www.sify.com/news/2-100-yr-old-greek-coin-offers-insights-into-rare-astro\
nomical-event-news-international-lbqrEdjigce.html

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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
================================================================
Dreaming Antiquity:

http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/36725/louvre-peers-at-what-lurks-beneath-neocl\
assicisms-placid-surface/

Warren Cup:

http://presszoom.com/story_163746.html

The Cleopatra exhibition is setting up in Cincinnati:

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20110114/ENT/101150310/Statues-arrive-for-Cle\
opatra-

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20110114/ENT/101150310/Statues-uncrated-for-C\
leopatra

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20110114/ENT/101150310/Two-colossal-statues-u\
ncrated-for-Cleopatra

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