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Index of Newsbriefs Volume 57 Number 4, July/August 2004

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Acropolis Museum is Back on Track Greece's highest civil court has thrown out a lawsuit that had threatened to permanently halt construction of Athens' new Acropolis Museum, the disputed future home of the hotly contested Parthenon Marbles.
Full-Frontal Pharaoh and More It's been another busy field season in Egypt, and as archaeologists start packing up their trowels, here are some fascinating discoveries you may not have heard about.
Man's Best Friends A Neolithic cat burial was discovered on the island of Cyprus and a small dog bone was found in a Welsh crannog.
Profoundly Important Panel A stone panel that is "profoundly historically important," according to the archaeologist who unearthed it, was found during the excavation of a royal ball court in Cancuen, Guatemala.
Ancient Bengali Broadway The discovery of the oldest road ever found in Bangladesh may reveal important information about trade and industry in the region.
Playing with Fire Hominids were controlling fire much earlier than previously thought, according to recent analysis of burnt flint and wood from a major prehistoric site in northern Israel.
Confederates in The Citadel The remains of more than 200 Charleston sailors, orphans, widows, and Confederate soldiers will be moved from beneath the bleachers of The Citadel's sports stadium this summer.

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