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Index of Newsbriefs Volume 53 Number 2, March/April 2000

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Roman Coin Cache Discovered Archaeologists in England are trying to raise several hundred thousand dollars to purchase the largest haul of Roman silver coins ever discovered on British soil.
Vintage Altar of Heaven The oldest-known altar used in Chinese state religious practice was unearthed.
Cold War Monument President Clinton has signed a bill establishing the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site.
Jerusalem's Temple Mount Flap Construction of an emergency exit at a mosque within Jerusalem's Temple Mount has sparked a fierce controversy.
Roman Villa under Vatican Parking Lot Construction of a tunnel beneath the Vatican has uncovered a villa decorated with frescoes.
It's Official: Kennewick Man Goes Native The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced the results of additional radiocarbon dating of Kennewick Man.
Coeur de France DNA testing is expected to reveal whether a 200-year-old desiccated human heart once belonged to Prince Louis.
Data Loss in Flag Fen Conflagration A fire struck at the 3,000-year-old British Bronze and Iron age settlement of Flag Fen.
City Hall Bones Update Controversy still surrounds the bones found last year during renovation of New York's City Hall Park.
Jousting over the Parthenon Marbles A conference focusing on the condition of the Elgin Marbles produced little consensus.
Casualties of the Chechen War Hundreds of stone combat towers that dot the Caucasus mountains in Chechnya have been destroyed by Russian forces.
Unique Egyptian Temple Complex Five temples have been uncovered beneath the remains of a large Middle Kingdom temple at Tel Ibrahim Awad in the eastern Nile Delta.
Wine Lover's Guide to Ancient Britian Aerial photography, remote sensing, and large-scale excavation have revealed the remains of Romano-British vineyards in England.
The Face of Colonial Albany Archaeology beneath the streets of Albany gave New York State Museum a unique opportunity to reconstruct in the colonial town.
Portuguese Petroglyphs When construction workers in northeastern Portugal's Côa Valley lowered the Pocinho Dam lake, archaeologists and rock art experts jumped at the chance to nose around.

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