In Explorator 17.35

I’ve done this sporadically in the past and honestly don’t know why it isn’t a weekly thing, especially now that I’m generally swamped at school and have neglected the blogging in favour of tweeting of late … in any event, here are some items from my Explorator newsletter’s edition du jour which might be of interest (some of this has appeared on Twitter, but there are some items that haven’t):

Interesting implications/suggestions from an oddly-decorated Egyptian coffin:

Some antiquities smugglers were caught at Cairo’s airport:,-Roman-map-of-Palestine-recovered-fr.aspx

An 1800 years b.p. Jewish inscription in a 19th century Muslim mausoleum:

In case you missed it last week, there’s a ton of coverage this week of the indictment of a ‘gang of six’ who were illegally excavating in the area where the DSS were found:–Antiquities-robbers-caught-red-handed;%23038;%23038

Drought reveals Ottoman structures in Lake Van:

A late Bronze Age settlement and necropolis from Platamonas:

Polish archaeologists believe they have found the ‘heart’ of Nea Paphos:,Polish-archaeologists-in-Cyprian-breakthrough

A pile of artifacts emerge from the British Ambassador in Rome’s garden:

Feature on the dig at Capitolias (Jordan):,403058,polish-archaeologists-in-the-ancient-city-of-jupiter-capitolinus.html

Cyprus’ ‘Elgin Marbles’ is the Cesnola Collection:

Nice overviewish things on what was found at Elveden:

Studying the role of water in the rise of the Roman empire:

Plenty of coverage of the Lego Acropolis getting into the Acropolis Museum:

Feature on the Meroe head of Augustus:


A Danubian horseman relief from Viminacium:

Flood waters engulfed the Temple of Artemis at Vavrona:

Another feature on Heracleion:

Suggestion that ‘slow compensation’ in Greece for antiquities finds isn’t a good thing:

More hype for Antikythera shipwreck finds:

Pink Floyd and the Pope are spurring a Latin comeback, apparently:

Honours for Timothy Winters:

Recognition for a Roman dig in Cumbria:

There’s a new PhD program at WashingtonU St Louis:

Feature on Pompeiian graffiti:

Feature on MU’s cast gallery:

Umbria wants to cash in on its archaeological heritage:

… and everyone seems to have an opinion on the Elgin/Parthenon Marbles:

… and the occupant speculation continues at Amphipolis:

More on those shackled Roman burials in France:

More on recent Zeugma mosaic finds:

More on Roman and Pictish coins (etc.) from an Aberdeenshire field:


More Greek manuscripts online:

Big bucks for Rosetti’s Venus Verticordia:

Pagan connections to Christmas:

Review of Lepore, *Secret History of Wonder Woman*:

Review of Johnson, *Lives in Ruins*:


The Greeks:

Greece of Origins:

Thracian Gold:

In case you missed it among the Elgin Marbles thing, the Hermitage is celebrating its 250th anniversary:


Germany wants to ‘crack down’ on antiquties theft:

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

A Roman hoard from Shropshire has been declared treasure:

Hopes that another hoard will stay at the Aethelstan Museum:


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