Restoration of the ancient theater and stadium of Aizanoi in western Turkey has begun.
“The ships and boats from Thonis-Heracleion have much to say about how Egyptian shipwrights of the Late and early Ptolemaic periods built their vessels, as well as the range of decisions that were made when they reached the end of their working lives on the waters of the Nile.”
Among those arrested in an investigation of trafficking of looted antiquities is a retired curator from the Louvre.
Now online: the first installment of the publication project on the records of the Pennsylvania excavations at Nippur 1889-1900 in searchable digital form (pdf).
“During the Early Iron Age, people dwelled among the ruins of the palace at Knossos in what we may refer to as a ‘landscape of memory’, one imbued with the collective memories of a bygone era.”
“Egyptian archaeologists are taking advantage of the global anti-racism movement to renew their calls on the French government to remove a statue of Jean-François Champollion, kneeling on the head of a Pharaonic king.”
Recent fires at Susa and Ecbatana in Iran apparently caused no damage.
Zoom lecture: The Discovery: 1000-Year-Old Bible Refound in Cairo Synagogue, by Yoram Meital, June 28 at 8:00pm Cairo time. To register, email email@example.com.
Note: there will be no roundups the next two weekends.
HT: Agade, Joseph Lauer, Ted Weis, Mark Hoffman, Alexander Schick, Explorator