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explorator 26.19 August 27, 2023
You can read explorator online at:

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo, Simon Stoddart ,
Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley, Andrew Szegedy-Maszak,
Richard Miller, Kris Curry, Rick Heli, Richard C. Griffiths, Frank MacKay, Alexis D'Hautcourt,
Don Buck, mata kimasitayo, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week
(as always hoping I have left no one out).

nb: there will be no Explorator next week due to travel to uncertain internet-availability locales; big double issue for the week that follows!

Working though 86 000 years of human occupation of Inakaya Cave in Canakkale:

Evidence Neanderthals were on Naxos some 200 000 years bp (not sure this is news):

Feature on Neanderthals:

Feature on Pamela Akuku's work with early humans and animals:
Feature on a 200 years bp Quran in Cape Town:

More on the 16th century plantation precursor on Sao Tome island:
Zahi Hawass was (apparently) dropping hints about mummified remains of Nefertiti:

Feature on Egyptian 'within family' marriages:

Middle Bronze Age and Iron Age burials from Isgam Dasht (Iran):

Hyping an upcoming dig at the 9000 years bp site of Tepe Ozbaki:

Interesting study of DNA extracted from a 2900 years bp clay brick from Nimrud:


Feature on recent finds and current work on the Mashki Gate in Mosul:

Feature on efforts to save Mosul's last synagogue:

An 8200 years bp water channel from the Yesilova Hoyuk excavations:

A 2300 years bp figurine of Hekate from the ongoing excavations at Kelenderis:

.... and some background on Kelenderis:

A 2000 years bp Greek inscription from the Metropolis excavations in Izmir:

Police performing practice dives off the coast of Yalova came across a 1700 years bp (maybe) shipwreck:

Latest work on Mount Zion is revealing evidence of Jerusalem's destruction by the Babylonians and the Romans:

More on the corbelled vault from Tel Shimron:

More on the Roman military amphitheatre from near Tel Megiddo:

Assorted finds from the seventh season of digging at the Al Abla site in Saudi Arabia (date?):

Hyping 285 archaeological site along Saudi Arabia's northern border:

Concerns for (looted(Yemeni items coming to auction in Tel Aviv:
This Week in the Ancient Near East Podcast:

Archaic finds from the sanctuary of Poseidon dig at Helike:

Pondering that possible 1st century CE synagogue in Phanagoria:

A kouros sculpture and other finds from Despotiko:

Two more rams were brought up from the site of the Battle of the Aegades:

Remains of a 1st century BCE (maybe) Capitolium temple structure from Sarsina:

2000 years bp remains of Roman structures probably associated with a known villa from Mazarron:

Using chicken bones to date the destruction of Scythopolis (not sure how new this is):

Interesting vase inscription found during excavations on Belgium:

Overview of the ongoing first year dig at Fort Magna:

Click here to read the complete article

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