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explorator 26.13 July 16, 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,
Don Buck, mata kimasitayo, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week
(as always hoping I have left no one out).

DNA was extracted from Paranthropus robustus fossils:


Pondering the fate of Neanderthals on the Camp Flegrei:

More on the 300 000 years bp 'giant' hand axes found in England:
Feature on the find of the shipwreck of the gold-laden Bom Jesus in the Namibian desert:
Xray/chemical imaging analysis reveals changes made by artists to 3000+ years bp tomb paintings in the Theban Necropolis:


People seem to be questioning the safety of the Bent Pyramid for tourists:

Feature on the Book of the Dead:

Overview of recent finds from excavations at Nimrud:

Feature on the Epic of Gilgamesh:

Outrage over the destruction of a 300 years bp mosque/minaret in Basra:

A Hellenistic mosaic from Sinop:

Drought is negatively affecting the Urartian Kesis Lake in Turkiye:

Turkiye's archaeology season has officially 'opened':

Turkiye is opening the Iznik theatre to the public:

Feature on Turkiye as a leader in underwater archaeology:

The excavations at Huqoq have revealed some more mosaics (I think we knew about Samson a while ago?):

Skulls found in Te'omim Cave are being interpreted as possible evidence of necromancy in Late Roman times:


Evidence of a tsunami hitting Caesarea Maritima in early medieval times:

More on the 2500 years bp burials of 50 or so women in the Negev:

More on the recent claims about the extent of David's kingdom:

Feature on underwater archaeology in Israel:

Feature on smelting copper in the Chalcolithic age:

With army backup, Israeli settlers are excavating a site in Palestine:

.... and Israel is allocating major funds to 'protect' antiquities in the West Bank:

.... which obviously isn't sitting well with the Palestinian Authority:

Feature on standing stone circles at AlUla (Saudi Arabia):
This Week in the Ancient Near East Podcast:

A 6th century BCE kouros figure from Selinunte (Italian):

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