In Explorator 15.17

Excerpt from my weekly newsletter, as always including items which have already appeared at rogueclassicism (in case you want to catch up), items I hope to get to eventually (plenty in that category … I’ve been trying to track down things between Olympics events), and other things:

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Plenty of coverage of a Roman shipwreck near Genoa with some intact amphorae:

http://news.discovery.com/history/roman-shipwreck-amphorae-food-italy-120808.htm\
l

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/intact-roman-ship-found-coast-italy-articl\
e-1.1134109

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2185958/2-000-year-old-shipwreck-\
discovered-Italy-preserved-FOOD-intact.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19169983
http://www.batangastoday.com/2000-year-old-shipwreck-found-by-italian-police-div\
ers-video/24159/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19153732
http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/08/13188768-roman-ship-found-laden-wi\
th-cargo?lite

http://www.theage.com.au/world/sea-gives-up-a-portrait-of-ancient-rome-20120807-\
23sdr.html

… and another Roman shipwreck from Antibes:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/08/2012/a-roman-shipwreck-in-th\
e-ancient-port-of-antibes

A 4th century B.C. tomb from Paestum:

http://www.stiletv.it/index.php/news/8266/Paestum_rinvenuta_splendida_tomba_del_\
IV_secolo_aC._%28ESCLUSIVA%29
(Italian)

They’ve located some of Vindolanda’s piping system:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-19164918

Finds from various periods at Yersonisos:

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/features/people-friendly-green-archaeology/20120812
http://www.cyprus-mail.com/yeronisos/ancient-amulets-toddlers-found-yeronisos/20\120809

Plans to excavate another Thracian tumulus in Bulgaria:

http://www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n285021

Latest on the search for Cleopatra’s tomb:

http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/tourism/2012/8/9/44685/Fending-off-snakes-and-s\
corpions-Dominican-architect-seeks-Cleopatras

Josiah Ober on the Ancient Greek economy:

http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2012/08/ober_on_the_anc.html

The Acropolis Museum is looking at colorization of ancient statuary:

http://www.artmediaagency.com/en/49742/coloured-world-of-archaic-sculpture/

Hopes/plans to keep the Evesham Hoard in the county it was found:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-19151489
http://www.droitwichadvertiser.co.uk/news/local/9865471.Residents_urged_to_dig_d\
eep_to_keep_hoard_in_the_county/

There has been a wave of “ancient Olympics” posts this week; I’ve gathered them together here:

https://rogueclassicism.com/2012/08/10/catching-up-with-the-ancient-olympics/

… to which may be added:

http://www.history.com/news/5-myths-about-the-ancient-olympics

There’s a major fire burning near Mt Athos:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2018879418_apeugreecewildfire.\
html

Latest on plans to repair the Colosseum:

http://www.france24.com/en/20120730-italys-leaning-colosseum-faces-new-delay-res\
toration

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/officials-set-colosseum-repair-dat\
e-december-16894677

Reviews of Anthony Everitt, *Rise of Rome*:

http://www.wbur.org/npr/157668413/a-story-of-ancient-power-in-the-rise-of-rome
http://www.cleveland.com/books/index.ssf/2012/08/anthony_everitts_the_rise_of_r.\
html

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