News Round-Up: An Ancient Greek “Computer,” Efforts to Save Pompeii, and More!

Below is a collection of links to recent noteworthy archaeological articles.
Discovering How Greeks Computed in 100 B.C.
Pharaonic Boat to Be Excavated, Reassembled
Scholar Finds New Archaeological Sites using Google
Saving Pompeii From the Ravages of Time and Tourists
Archaeologists to Refuse Help Over Possible Iran Strike

The American Institute for Yemeni Studies: Fellowship Opportunity

The American Institute for Yemeni Studies is coordinating a fellowship competition supported by a grant from the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, via the Council of American Overseas Research Centers. US graduates and post-docs are eligible. For details on appropriate project proposals and application requirements, follow this link
The deadline for applications is Saturday, November 15, 2008.

The Roman Emperor has a New Groove

This month kicks off a new, interactive blog project at the Joukowsky Institute. While walking across Lincoln Field one morning in June, Sue Alcock noticed something different about the normally austere demeanor of the Marcus Aurelius statue; in his elevated left hand, he held a Wendy’s soda cup. This struck Sue as a comical addition, and inspired the idea of taking seasonal photographs of the statue for an online photo gallery.

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