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Index of Newsbriefs Volume 54 Number 3, May/June 2001

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Cultural Terrorism Afghanistan's fundamentalist Taliban regime's destruction of pre-Islamic statues has been universally condemned as "cultural terrorism."
Intolerance in Antiquity Archaeologists are currently debating whether to restore a 3,200-year-old colossal statue of Rameses II that lies in pieces within his temple at Luxor.
The Eyes Have It An international neuroscience research group has made a brave first step into the ancient world with an analysis of about 200 Roman mummy portraits.
Tsavo's Man-Eaters Excavation in and around the cave in Kenya that might have been the den of man-eating lions has just been completed.
Moche Madness Just when you thought you had seen it all from the Moche, still more material has come to light.
Marrow Meals Human remains found in a Gloucester cave provide the first "irrefutable evidence" for cannibalism in northern Europe.
Stone Broke Scottish power company recently billed a 23-foot-high, 1,200-year-old engraved stone for the cost of illuminating it for passersby.
Raise the Roof Recently, the forlorn Shiva temple at Bhojpur got a lift from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
Brits Sign On Britain will sign the 1970 UNESCO cultural property convention, which gives members the right to recover stolen or illicitly exported antiquities that surface in other signatory countries.
Art Attack A suicide truck bomb was a "blessing in disguise" for Sri Lanka's holiest Buddhist shrine, the sixteenth-century Temple of the Tooth.
Ivan's Lament Moscow scientists confirmed that Anastasia Romanova, the beloved first wife of Czar Ivan IV, was poisoned.
Tikal Temple V Gets a Facelift Conservators are now reconstructing the temple's staircase so that visitors to the site will be able to scale the pyramid.
Canned Remains A 91-year-old can of cocoa has been returned to its Antarctica home after traveling around the world with a U.S. Navy veteran for over 40 years.
Marriage in Ruins Archaeologist Niall Hardie-Hammond presented his wife with the deed to a crumbling thirteenth-century castle on their wedding day.
Radioactive! Archaeologist Nicholas Toth of Indiana University had radioactive isotopes injected into his brain while making simple stone tools in an effort to determine the mental processes of the first toolmakers.

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