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Weekend Roundup, Part 2

An ancient shipwreck near the northern Greek island of Alonissos will be the first in Greece to be made accessible to the public. It dates to the 5th century BC and was carrying 4,000 amphoras.

Three archaeological expeditions are working at Nineveh, and authorities plan to open the city to tourists next year.

“Scientists have fully sequenced the DNA of a Pompeii man killed during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79.”

Judith Sudilovsky went on a tour of Turkey, and she reports on what she saw at Harran, the city where Abraham lived, at Urfa/Edessa, and at the Haleplibahçe Mozaik Museum.

“The United Kingdom and Greece have agreed to formal talks regarding the return of the Parthenon marbles.”

A former president of the Louvre has been charged with crimes related to the trafficking of Egyptian artifacts.

Amanda Claridge, archaeologist and author of Rome: An Oxford Archaeological Guide, died earlier this month.

HT: Agade, Joseph Lauer, Arne Halbakken, Keith Keyser, Explorator

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2 thoughts on “Weekend Roundup, Part 2

  1. Hey Todd. Thanks for all of the work that you do, it is much appreciated by people like me who never comment but have benefited from it.

    James Charlesworths lecture at the Symposium that you linked to sounds interesting…do you know what he’s referring to when he says that the tombs of David and Solomon “have been definitively identified “?

    1. Thank you, Justin. I did not listen to that lecture, but I don’t know what he would be talking about other than Weill’s excavations at the southern end of the City of David. But very few archaeologists would identify those as tombs or as related to David and Solomon. I’m not familiar with anything else that he could be speaking of.

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