Has it almost been a month since my last post? I guess I can believe it. I'm in the literal death-throes of the dissertation now, so you should feel honored that I took time out to even post just a bunch of bullet point news headlines ;-) Ok "honored" is a little too strong, how about lucky? I'll be lucky if my adviser doesn't see this and yells at me to get back to work.
On to the news then:
-Iraq Museum reopens six years after looting. For pictures and video go here. Pic here from NY Times article.
-Terrorism is impacting archaeology, but don't be fooled by this headline! It's actually talking about the Persepolis Fortification Tablet archive; a legal subject of which I have already discussed.
-Anti-graffiti coating developed for archaeological and cultural sites. Seriously.
-A new public archaeological park to open in Istanbul in 2010. Will there be swing sets? 'Cuz if there will be swings, I'm so there.
-Can Egypt bring Cleopatra's palace back to life? Sounds great for divers, but what about the rest of us?
-Do these mysterious stones mark the site of the Garden of Eden? Can the media get any more sensationalist??
-In pure Orientalist style, the media has descended on a tomb in Egypt that is full of mummies. Go here for video.
-And finally if you take away nothing from this blog post, at least enjoy this. Just because I was thinking about it today.