So it is plainly obvious to my two loyal readers out there that I haven't posted in a long time. This is not for lack of archaeology news (there has been plenty I assure you) so much as lack of time. Alas, the eternal problem. Dissertating has been keeping me busy, plus I was out doing this in the Florida everglades last week:
So here it is, the most interesting news, in brief:
- From Reuters: Iraqis seize over 200 stolen/looted antiquities that were taken from the National Museum back in 2003 before they crossed the border into Syria. Yeah!
- The "real" face of Cleopatra has been created through a combination of images of several artifacts including coins and a ring bearing the queen's image. The article reporting this offers absolutely no details about who rendered the 3D images, which made me not want to even post this, however I think the end result (pictured here) is quite controversial. What do you think?
- Not archaeologicial per se, but apparently those "silly" Jews crucified the wrong person. The "real" Jesus is in Japan. He must have a real god complex..ok sorry I couldn't help it.
- There was a review of "Prince of Persia" in the NY Times recently that brought up some good points, namely, should video game makers be held accountable for the perceptions and attitudes that they shape in players of their games?
- Finally, a headline that is just too damn sensational to pass up: "Pagan transvestite priest? died after ritual castration?" I can't make this stuff up people!