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Index of Newsbriefs Volume 53 Number 6, November/December 2000

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Bedding Down for Eternity Magnificent ivory decorations for a funerary bed have been recovered from a Hellenistic-era chamber tomb in central Italy's Abruzzo region.
Gorm the Old Goes Home Denmark's peripatetic Viking ruler Gorm the Old (d. A.D. 959) is back at rest in the Jelling Church.
Inka Beer Bash A crane fell on a sacred granite Inka monument known as the "hitching post of the sun" during filming of a beer commercial at Machu Picchu.
Aqua Dholavira An excavation at the site of Dholavira in the western Indian state of Gujarat has yielded a walled Indus Valley city.
Black Saloon This past summer, archaeologists looked for evidence of how African Americans lived during northern Nevada's Comstock silver boom, from 1860 to 1880.
Fine Wine & a Piss-Poor Vintage Two corked seventeenth-century wine bottles have yielded strikingly different contents.
Back to Greece Thirty-one ancient vases and two Byzantine icons worth an estimated $2.2 million have been returned to Greece from Australia.
A Church Pew with a View A second church has been found beneath the waters of the partially submerged settlement of Aperlae on the southern coast of Turkey.
Phoenician Resilience The Phoenicians flexed their cultural and religious muscle longer than previously thought, according to excavations at Tel Kadesh in Israel's northern Galilee.

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