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Index of Newsbriefs Volume 53 Number 5, September/October 2000

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Caucasus Kurgan Cache Excavation of a 4,000-year-old kurgan in the Krasnodar region of southern Russia has revealed the remains of 11 people.
Royal Coffin Controversy An old theft and secretive dealings are the latest chapters in the history of an enigmatic royal coffin discovered in the Valley of the Kings in 1907.
Stonehenge Skeleton Mystery A skeleton recently rediscovered in London's Natural History Museum provides the first evidence that a ritual sacrifice may have taken place at Stonehenge.
Monument Make-Over The temple of Apollo Epikourios, near Bassai in southern Greece, will undergo the first phase of a 20-year restoration program this fall.
Rape of Titanic A Clearwater, Florida, salvage firm has announced plans to penetrate the hull of RMS Titanic to recover artifacts.
Sophocles at the Colosseum Rome's Colosseum, once the preserve of gladiators and wild beasts, is back in business with entertainment of a more refined sort.
Cretan Shrine Discovered A joint Greek-American excavation of Halasmenos has revealed four great halls, one a shrine containing clay statuettes of goddesses and other ritual items.
Jeweler's Wheel Secrets The lapidary engraving wheel was invented more than 1,000 years later than previously thought.
Cambyses' Lost Army A Helwan University geological team has come upon well-preserved fragments of weapons and human remains they believe to be traces of the lost army of the Persian ruler, Cambyses II.
Supervision at Temple Mount A gold mine in Dyfed, west Wales, one of the largest and most complex sources of ancient gold in Europe, could be much older than once thought.

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