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==========================================================explorator 26.26 October 15, 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,
Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley,
Richard Miller, Kris Curry, Rick Heli, Richard C. Griffiths, Frank MacKay, Dorothy Lobel,
Don Buck, mata kimasitayo, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week
(as always hoping I have left no one out).

A few catchup items in this one too ...

===========================================================EARLY HOMINIDS
===========================================================Study suggests Neanderthals were actively hunting cave lions:


Another study suggests homo erectus lived at high altitudes in Ethiopia 2 million years bp and produced both Oldowan and Acheulean tools:


Another one on the intelligence of Neanderthals, as evidence by their cooking skills:


.... similar:

More on the 476 000 years bp wooden structure found in Zambia:
===========================================================England's first outpost in Africa (1631) may have been found in Ghana:

A study of Garamantian water use:
===========================================================ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
===========================================================5000 years bp intact wine jars from the tomb of Meret-Neith in Abydos:

More on the additional rooms located in Sahura's pyramid:

More on Old/Middle Kingdom mummified persons, statues, and more from a well in Saqqara:

Feature on ancient Egyptian beliefs about the Duat:

Feature on mapping subsurface Saqqara:

A 'royal wall' (Cyrus?) find from Persepolis:

A Sassanid-era military workshop site in a cave in northern Iran:

The search for the Laodicea Temple in Nahavand (Iran) continues:

Suggestion to dig at the 9000 years bp Tepe Ozbaki site for UNESCO registration purposes:

Reassessing the use of AI to translate Hittite texts:

Basra now has an antiquities library:

Feature on the Nimrud 'lens':

Overview of excavations at a 4500 years bp site in Soran:,-Kurdish-archaeologists-discover-ancient-site-in-Soran

An 11 000 years bp (!) painted statue of a wild boar from Gobekli Tepe:

A trio of 7700 years bp human(ish) figurines from near Izmir:

Evidence of increased violence in Mesopotamia and the Middle East (lots of cranial injuries) 4500 to 3300 BCE:

Overview of the ongoing excavation of the Kumluca Middle Bronze Age shipwreck off the coast of Antalya:

Some of the 3500 years bp Hittite glyphs in found last year in Yerkapi tunnel have been translated:

A hoard of 2000 years bp bronze coins from Alexandria Troas:

A 1700 years bp iron trident find from Assos:

More on the find of portrait head of Alexander the Great (2nd century CE) from Konuralp:

Feature on UPenn's dig at Gordion and its World Heritage designation:

Plans for a georadar study of the 2000 years bp Karakus Tumulus:

A hoard of 7th century CE gold coins from the Golan Heights:

More on the 6th century CE Psalm-inspired prayer inscription from Hyrcania:

More on the find a few weeks ago of four Roman swords in a Judean desert cave:

Feature on jar burials at Khirbet Qumran:

More on pigment and bone processing in Neolithic Saudi Arabia:


Feature on the archaeology of the Black Desert:

Feature on Iron Age dog burials in the Levant:
This Week in the Ancient Near East Podcast:

===========================================================ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
===========================================================A 4th century BCE frescoed tomb from the Pontecagnano necropolis:

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