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Author Topic: October 2012 Archeology - Ancient Greece, Rome, and the Classics  (Read 589 times)

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Update on the excavations of the Mazotos shipwreck:
http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/mazotos-wreck-could-shed-light-ancient-shipbuilding/20121006

Update on the excavations of that Minoan ‘villa’ (not sure what to call it) at Zominthos:
http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/nations/greece/2012/10/04/Archaeology-Crete-3500-year-old-Minoan-building-found_7576073.html

The dig blog of the folks working at the Paphos theatre (Cyprus):
http://www.paphostheatre.com/paphos-theatre-education-blog.html

On Aelian’s purple snake:
http://www.wondersandmarvels.com/2012/10/dread-death-by-purple-snake-poison.html

Feature on the tunnels at Baiae (Italy):
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/history/2012/10/the-unsolved-mystery-of-the-tunnels-at-baiae/

Plenty of hype for an announcement that archaeologists are going to revisit the site of the Antikythera shipwreck:
http://www.news24.com/SciTech/News/Archaeologists-to-return-to-Antikythera-20121004

A Medea quiz:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/quiz/2012/oct/05/medea-quiz?newsfeed=true

A fresco in Pompeii supposedly shows Solomon, Aristotle, and Plato in judgement:
http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/solomon-socrates-and-aristotle-in-pompeii/?cat_orig=faith

but cf:
http://phdiva.blogspot.ca/2011/11/wisdom-to-know-its-not-solomon.html

Feature on Kathleen Martinez and her search for the tomb of Cleopatra (nothing new here, really):
http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/arabic/article.cfm?articleid=2872&language_id=1

Latest reviews from BMCR:
http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html
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Re: October 2012 Archeology - Ancient Greece, Rome, and the Classics
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2012, 10:25:32 am »
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Randall posted separately on this one, but still worth a second mention: the discovery (maybe) of the site where Julius Caesar was assassinated:
http://www.france24.com/en/20121010-scientists-claim-find-spot-julius-caesars-slaying

Curiously less coverage of the possible (?) find of the tomb of Roxane:
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2012/10/06/tomb-near-serres-wife-son-of-alexander/

They’re digging in the Agora of Paphos:
http://www.cyprus-mail.com/paphos/archaeologists-explore-ancient-market/20121014

A couple of Roman ships found off the coast of Elaiussa Sebaste (Turkey):
http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/nations/turkey/2012/10/08/Italian-archaeologists-find-2-sunken-Roman-ships-off-Turkey_7595945.html

Nice feature on the current goings-on at Zeugma (Turkey):
http://www.archaeology.org/1211/features/zeugma_turkey_belkis_roman_mosaics.html

Hype for a Cambridge conference on Linear B:
http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/cracking-the-code-the-decipherment-of-linear-b-60-years-on/

Feature on the Caryatids:
http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20121009/OPINION16/310090024/Six-headstrong-women-confidently-raise-Acropolis-roof

That marble sarcophagus that was languishing in a Dorset garden fetched a nice price at auction:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-19878090

Khaled Holmes is another athlete with a Classical past:
http://www.latimes.com/sports/college/usc/la-sp-1012-usc-khaled-holmes-20121012,0,2640933.story

Diphthong is apparently the best word ever:
http://www.greeknewsagenda.gr/2012/10/the-best-word-ever-is-greek.html

Some Greek-myth-inspired manga:
http://graphic-novels-manga.suvudu.com/2012/10/olympics-come-and-gone-get-your-ancient-greek-fix-with-olympos.html

The APA is pondering a name change:
http://apaclassics.org/index.php/apa_blog/apa_blog_entry/request_for_comments_on_possible_name_change_for_association/

Seven things you probably did know about Caligula, actually:
http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/7-things-you-may-not-know-about-caligula

Latin has acquired hipster status, apparently, down under/up over:
http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/hipsters-embrace-lingo-of-the-ancient-worlds-20121012-27i6u.html

More on revisiting the find site of the Antikythera Mechanism:
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2012/10/04/archaeologists-revisit-ancient-greek-computer-wreck-site/

More on the Mazotos shipwreck:
http://famagusta-gazette.com/mazotos-shipwreck-among-the-very-few-in-the-mediterranean-that-can-provide-p16908-69.htm

Big bucks expected for a silver decadrachm from Akragas:
http://artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=58261#.UHqvpGd0YWk
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Re: October 2012 Archeology - Ancient Greece, Rome, and the Classics
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2012, 11:32:08 am »
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Practice Latin, feed the world (lots of other subjects available as well):
http://freerice.com/frapi/category_selected/1797185

Tomb raiders lead Italian officials to an apparent shrine of Juno:
http://www.gazzettadelsud.it/news/english/18434/Tomb-raiders-lead-to-new-archaeological-find.html

Plenty of coverage of the discovery of some Roman burials … by a cat:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/18/cat-2000-year-old-roman-catacomb

Suggestion that Alexandria was aligned to mark Alexander the Great’s birthday:
http://www.livescience.com/23994-ancient-city-alexandria-sun.html

Sundial from Chalkidiki:
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2012/10/17/old-sundial-found-in-chalkidiki/

Did Roman girls giggle?:
http://timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/2012/10/did-the-romans-giggle.html

The subliminal messages of Roman mosaics in Spain:
http://phys.org/news/2012-10-romans-greek-myths-mosaics-civilization.html

Thracian site found during highway construction near Dren:
http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=144276

… and a Roman mosaic from downtown Sofia:
http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=144160

… and a lamp from Dueltum:
http://archaeoinaction.info/2012/10/16/bulgaria-ancient-lamp-in-the-shape-of-a-dog-found-at-bulgarias-deultum-roman-site/

A hoard of Roman solidi found near St Alban’s are going on display:
http://phys.org/news/2012-10-english-city-roman-gold-coins.html

A possibly-previously-purloined head of Agrippina the younger was recovered:
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/18/ancient-roman-artifact-is-seized-by-italian-officials/

… but it might not be Agrippina:
http://www.gazzettadelsud.it/news/english/18440/Recovered-bust--not-Nero-s-mother--says-art-superintendent.html

The UW Madison folks are heading to Troy:
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57535128/archaeologists-plan-new-dig-at-troy/

What Dwight Castro is up to:
http://www.wcn247.com/classics-professor-reveals-discoveries-about-the-foundations-of-the-u-s-based-on-the-roman-republic-1.2930948#.UIPh22d0YWk

What Gregory Aldrete is up to:
http://news.uwgb.edu/log-news/faculty-staff/10/15/aldrete-new-book/

What Kristin Vines is up to:
http://www.chattanoogan.com/2012/10/19/236703/Baylor-s-Vines-Sixth-At-World-Fencing.aspx

Marking the 60th anniversary of the decipherment of Linear B:
http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/cracking-the-code-the-decipherment-of-linear-b-60-years-on/

Learning from Cato:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rob-goodman/cato-stoicism-modern-stresses_b_1986735.html

American tourists apparently are smuggling a lot out of FYROM:
http://macedoniaonline.eu/content/view/22062/2/
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Re: October 2012 Archeology - Ancient Greece, Rome, and the Classics
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2012, 11:16:32 am »
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Coverage of recent (erotic) finds cataloged by the PAS:
http://www.livescience.com/24298-roman-artifacts-penis-bone-lovers-bust.html

Ratiaria (Bulgaria) is beset by looters:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5htBDePK28o6DkSrkKBrTuZ_ItY3w?docId=fe7e6330a2a9438c9745b5d5d08a4c5d

A Roman necropolis (?) from Somerset:
http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/most_important_archaeological_finds_for_a_century_found_in_village_1_1666505

A very interesting dig in Izmir (Turkey):
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/izmir-presents-mosaic-city-of-western-region.aspx?pageID=238&nID=32979&NewsCatID=375

Colorizing the Lovatelli Venus:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/bringing-the-color-back-to-ancient-greece-174841661.html

A followup to the site-of-Caesar’s-assassination thing:
http://www.todaysthv.com/news/article/232135/288/Where-did-Caesar-die-Archaeologist-says-she-knows

Comparing Silvio Berlusconi to assorted Roman emperors:
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/fall-of-a-roman-emperor-how-the-conviction-of-silvio-berlusconi-repeats-the-pattern-of-history-8228751.html

Feature on Carthage:
http://www.livescience.com/24246-ancient-carthage.html

Feature on Celtic sacrifice in Galatia:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/vergano/2012/10/27/celtic-sacrifice-gordion/1661011/

Feature on assorted female oracles:
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765612802/Christians-saw-ancient-femaleoracles-as-divine.html

What we can learn from Classical Mythology:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pramit-chaudhuri/teaching-teens-to-challen_b_2026006.html

Camille Paglia on the Karyatids:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-07/six-headstrong-women-confidently-raise-acropolis-roof.html?goback=%2Egde_690807_member_173544744

Honours for Peter Krentz:
http://davidsonnews.net/blog/2012/10/27/college-convocation-honors-professors-and-students/

Susan Prince tells us that Cynicism is good for you:
http://www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=16671

The Aphrodite exhibit in San Antonio is causing a bit of a kerfuffle:
http://www.kval.com/politics/Aphrodite-exhibit-poster-stirs-controversy-in-Texas-176037541.html

On the legacy of imperialism in Rome:
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/commentators/fisk/the-legacy-of-imperialism-still-haunts-every-street-in-rome-8219905.html

Can’t remember if I mentioned this thing on orchids in Ancient Rome last week:
http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/10/caesar-the-orchid-chief.html
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