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Author Topic: August 2011 Archeology - Ancient Near East and Egypt  (Read 1514 times)

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August 2011 Archeology - Ancient Near East and Egypt
« on: August 07, 2011, 11:52:20 am »
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Feature on the Smithsonian's squeeze-digitization project:
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/07/digitization-project-brings-ancient-inscriptions-into-21st-century/242420/

Egypt
Latest finds at Karnak:
http://www.paltelegraph.com/world/world-news/9765-two-new-monuments-uncovered-at-karnak-temple.html

Drought apparently 'brought down' Old Kingdom Egypt:
http://news.scotsman.com/world/Ancient-Egypt-was-destroyed-by.6811426.jp

Earliest example of the White Crown found in Egypt:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110804220442.htm

Some silliness about interpretation of Tut's DNA results (by a company that is in the DNA-genealogy
business):
 http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-08-king-tut-european-men-dna.html
 
cf:
http://allaboutegypt.org/2011/08/caucausian-dna-on-tutankhamun-swiss-scientists-say/

Iran
An Achaemenid palace from Iran:
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/191663.html

Israel
Some videos from the dig at Sussita/Hippos (see the sidebar too):


Feature on Kahena, the seventh-century Jewish Berber queen:
http://www.jpost.com/Magazine/Judaism/Article.aspx?id=232489

Remembering Herbert Armstrong:
http://www.thetrumpet.com/?q=8515.7241.0.0
 
Translating the Book of Jubilees:
http://nd.edu/research/research-stories/scrolls/

On Jewish ties to Africa:
http://www.forward.com/articles/140721/

Item on the 'new' biblical archaeology:
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=231868

Review of Hoffman and Cole, *Sacred Trash*:
http://www.jewishexponent.com/article/24081/Trash_Talk/

Jordan
What's happening at Petra:
http://www.arch.ox.ac.uk/petra.html

Lebanon   
Five Byzantine tombs from Tyre:
http://www.presstv.com/detail/192711.html

Syria
Somewhat vague item on some burials (bronze age?) from Tartous:
http://www.sana.sy/eng/35/2011/08/03/362109.htm
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Re: August 2011 Archeology - Ancient Near East and Egypt
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011, 10:26:36 am »
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The Bible Project is being given different spins (in headlines, at least):
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/08/12/bible-detectives-jerusalem-scholars-trace-bibles-evolution/
http://www.newser.com/article/d9p2f4s80/in-jerusalem-5-decades-of-detective-work-trace-evolution-discover-changes-in-old-testament.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44117239/ns/world_news-mideast_n_africa/
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5itVOexAUQyzm63cPPJabqJgexpHw?docId=6af926e599c0480daf772f95786ad395

Egypt
A cartouche of Apries from the Tal Defna area:
http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/484815

There is funding for the restoration of Zoser's pyramid:
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Travel-and-Tourism/2011/Aug-08/Committee-to-fund-Zoser-pyramid-renovation.ashx

Israel
Interesting items (Roman sword, image of a menorah), possibly dating to the Jewish Revolt, from an ancient drainage tunnel in Jerusalem:
http://www.antiquities.org.il/about_eng.asp?Modul_id=14

Another illegal construction site about to get under way in Jerusalem?:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/146639

We are told that Jewish archaeologists are 'contesting' Jewish ties to Jerusalem:
http://www.palestine-info.co.uk/En/default.aspx?xyz=U6Qq7k%2bcOd87MDI46m9rUxJEpMO%2bi1s7iPBlfG0HELPl1bLBC3jEHfEfncxWsut8Wiq59wubt82e5pc512RN%2bKKN383fDtiO1eOJ75vLXXiNrOxQRkcY4B3aPKLUEYBtns%2b7%2frwEPyY%3d
cf: http://www.forward.com/articles/137273/

Lebanon
Tyre is fighting to keep its World Heritage Status:
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Local-News/2011/Aug-11/Tyre-tries-to-defend-World-Heritage-status.ashx

Palestinian Territories
Keep up with the Tell es-Safi/Gath excavations (a lot happened this week):
http://gath.wordpress.com/

The Jericho Mafjar Project has a website:
http://www.jerichomafjarproject.org/

Syria
Jomon period (?) artifacts from Damascus:
http://www.dp-news.com/en/detail.aspx?articleid=92604

Turkey
The Tayinat Archaeological Project folks have unearthed the remains of a monumental lion gate:
http://www.news.utoronto.ca/social-sciences-business-law/u-of-t-archeologists-uncover-3000-year-old-lion.html
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Re: August 2011 Archeology - Ancient Near East and Egypt
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2011, 11:12:45 am »
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Imagining the first Christians:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/greg-carey/imagining-the-first-christians_b_929268.html

Egypt
Clumsy archaeologists at Tel El-Dafna have found an inscription believed to belong to a 26th dynasty pharaoh:
http://english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/18838/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Engraved-stelae-found-near-Ismailia,-urban-settlem.aspx

Did a carcinogenic balm kill Hatshepsut?:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-08-deadly-medication-scientists-dark-secret.html
 
Latest mummy CT scan (a mummy from the Wistar Institute):
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/08/17/3d-photos-reveal-brainless-2500-year-old-mummy/
 
Another mummy study revealed the importance of the post-mortem coiffure in ancient Egypt:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20809-ancient-egyptians-believed-in-coiffure-after-death.html

Interesting feature on the fight over Nefertiti:
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,780599,00.html

There is a new head of antiquities in Egypt:
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/19165/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Egypt-Antiquities-gets-new-chief-.aspx
 
... and Egyptian antiquities were apparently 'suffering' due to the lack of leadership:
http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/487166

Israel
An overview of archaeological activities in Israel last month:
http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/rep358015.shtml

They've restored the 'crown' of the Damascus Gate:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=49914

Semi-touristy thing on water sources for Caesarea:
http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/week-s-end/rendering-water-unto-caesarea-1.379536

Syria
Burials of unspecified date from Amrit:
http://www.dp-news.com/en/detail.aspx?articleid=92066
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Re: August 2011 Archeology - Ancient Near East and Egypt
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2011, 10:57:10 pm »
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More on chemical analyses of the DSS:
http://cenblog.org/artful-science/2011/08/25/the-peculiar-life-of-the-dead-sea-scrolls/

Egypt
It appears they've found a replacement for Zahi Hawass (again):
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/23/egypts-names-antiquities-chief-to-replace-hawass/
 
... and he's already getting things moving again:
http://english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/19860/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Egypt-Antiquities-authority-schedules-debt-to-push.aspx

Pondering the future of Egypt's artifacts:
http://www.observer.com/2011/08/pyramid-scheme-what%E2%80%99s-next-for-egypt%E2%80%99s-artifacts/

... and this has some remarks which are semirelated:
http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/90058045?Egypt%26%23146%3Bs%20Brotherhood%20declares%20war%20on%20the%20bikini

More on mummy hair gel:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-08-archeologists-egyptian-mummies-styled-fatty.html

Israel
Overview/review of the 2011 dig at Tel Zayit:
http://www.biblearchaeology.org/post/2011/08/09/Reflections-on-the-2011-Season-at-Tel-Zayit-Israel.aspx#Article

Report on work in the Great Causeway:
http://www.hadashot-esi.org.il/report_detail_eng.asp?id=1738

Nice feature on Masada:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/146924

On September 1, Carol and Eric Myers will be live on Duke's ustream channel answering questions about archaeology and such things:
http://www.ustream.tv/dukeuniversity (won't work till September 1, at 1 p.m. eastern)

More on the Damascus Gate/Old City Walls restoration:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hynL7eag7NwaMW3kI4H6t4RHmWhg?docId=252f6d16907946f7afd98f5ad72a60f4

Plenty at the Gath excavations blog this week:
http://gath.wordpress.com/

Syria
More on Tell Qarqur;
http://newswire.uark.edu/Article.aspx?ID=16629

Turkey
Remains of a 5000 years b.p. port from Turkey:
http://www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=77965

... and a 4th/5th century shipwreck found at a construction site in Istanbul:
http://www.todayszaman.com/news-255175-best-preserved--shipwreck-found-at-istanbuls-yenikapi.html
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