June Samaras | 28 Nov 23:39 2014
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Amphipolis: The world holds its breath in anticipati on of Peristeri’s speech tomorrow

<Amphipolis: The world holds its breath in anticipation of Peristeri’s
speech tomorrow>

.... a touch of hyperbole in the headline of this article, but use the link
to see some pictures .. JS

http://en.protothema.gr/amphipolis-the-world-holds-its-breath-in-anticipation-of-peristeris-speech-tomorrow/

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The telephones in the Greek Ministry of Culture haven’t stopped ringing for
the past few days, in anticipation of the new announcements on Amphipolis
dig.

Hundreds of scientists, archaeology students and plain civilians are
requesting permission to attend the presentation and hear the speeches of
Ms. Katerina Peristeri, head of 28th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical
Antiquities, architect Michael Lefantzis and civil engineer, D. Englezos.

Foreign media have also expressed huge interest in the presentation. In
fact, dozens journalists will travel to Greece to cover the event, which is
scheduled to take place tomorrow at 11 am in the Auditorium of the
Ministry, in the presence of all the archaeologists that participated in
the dig.

It should be noted that this is the first comprehensive briefing on the
entire course of the research, three months after the archaeologists first
entered the ancient tomb.

The event will be moderated by Vasilis Lambrinoudakis, Professor emeritus
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Diana Wright | 28 Nov 19:39 2014
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Parthenon?

http://en.protothema.gr/were-the-parthenons-doors-decorated-with-ivory/

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Diana Wright | 28 Nov 19:15 2014
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Gaudeamus Igitur

with thanks to Diane Arnson Svarlien:......................

http://the-toast.net/2014/11/26/perhaps-doo-wop-song-sung-latin/#hUPMlr5lKpShCuyW.01

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June Samaras | 28 Nov 04:28 2014
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New film, ‘Promakhos,’ makes case for return of Parthenon Marbles

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite4_1_21/11/2014_544789

New film, ‘Promakhos,’ makes case for return of Parthenon Marbles

Two lawyers fight for the return of the Parthenon Marbles from the British
Museum to Greece in a film produced by brothers Coerte and John Voorhees,
due to open at theaters on Thursday, November 27.

The brothers were in the Greek capital last week to promote “Promakhos,”
which they have also written and directed, and spoke to the press about the
project and what they hope it can achieve. John and Coerte are the sons of
a US-based lawyer who has been an active campaigner for the return of the
Parthenon Marbles to Athens. Coerte studied history and classics at
Georgetown University. “Promakhos” is their first film.

Inspired by the statue of Athena Promachos, protector of the Parthenon in
antiquity, they tell the fictional tale of two Athenian attorneys (played
by Pantelis Kodogiannis and Kassandra Voyagis) handling a suit against the
British Museum for the return of the ancient sculptures removed from the
citadel by Lord Elgin in the early 1800s. The film stars Giancarlo
Giannini, Paul Freeman and Michael Byrne, as well as Greek actors Georges
Corraface, Yorgo Vogiatzis, Pygmalion Dadakaridis, Irene Katsarou and Kelly
Eleftheriou, among others.

The film is being shown in Greece under the aegis of the Ministry of
Culture and has also drawn the support of the Alliance for Athens
initiative, the Acropolis Museum, the Greek-British, Greek-German,
Greek-Spanish and Greek-Italian chambers of commerce, as well as the groups
“Return, Restore, Restart,” “Bring Them Back,” “Marbles Reunited” and
“International Association for the Reunification of the Pantheon
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Diana Wright | 28 Nov 00:29 2014
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Thermopylae and Golden Dawn

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v36/n23/alexander-clapp/diary

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sbudin | 25 Nov 17:40 2014
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Antikythera "Computer"

   There's a new article in the NYT, including a link to the Lego 
version (yes!):

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/25/science/solving-the-riddles-of-an-early-astronomical-calculator.html?hpw&rref=technology&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well

    Enjoy!
    Stephanie Budin

Diana Wright | 25 Nov 04:59 2014
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You knew this would happen

http://eu.greekreporter.com/2014/11/06/archaeologists-claim-they-have-found-the-trojan-horse-in-turkey/

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June Samaras | 24 Nov 05:36 2014
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Saving The Warburg Institute, London

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: raphaële mouren <mourenr <at> gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 2:34 PM
>

Dear colleagues,

Recent information on the Warburg Institute and the open letter to the
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of London are available
at
http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/home/news/#c2476

Please feel free to circulate and cross-post
With Best Wishes
Raphaële Mouren

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Jim O'Donnell | 24 Nov 00:30 2014
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the vaccine failed again

So I get this from a colleague:  "Our eight-year old has taken a real
liking to the Ancient Greeks and Romans. He lives reading about the
ancient world. This afternoon, we asked him what language he wanted to
learn and, without hesitation, he answered Latin and Greek. Anything
you can think of that would be good to give him at this point to
nurture his interest?  Thanks."

Suggestions, folks?

Thanks,
jo'd

Diana Wright | 23 Nov 23:18 2014
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He was lucky

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/11/23/tourist-fined-30000-tagging-colosseum

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June Samaras | 23 Nov 04:06 2014
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Scientists expand excavation of ancient burial site in Greece

*Scientists expand excavation of ancient burial site in Greece*

*Read more:
http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/scientists-expand-excavation-of-ancient-burial-site-in-greece-1.2114435#ixzz3JrDJ5Bd9
<http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/scientists-expand-excavation-of-ancient-burial-site-in-greece-1.2114435#ixzz3JrDJ5Bd9>*
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