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Index of Newsbriefs Volume 51 Number 2, March/April 1998

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Cypriot Church Art Found An eight-month sting operation in Germany has resulted in the recovery of stolen Cypriot church art.
Endangered Clovis Sites Erosion and vandalism are destroying important Paleoindian sites in the San Pedro Valley, southeast of Tucson.
Accessing Cosquer Cave French researchers have rejected the idea of digging an entrance to the Grotte Cosquer, a Palaeolithic painted cave near Marseilles.
Antiquities Scandal The Republic of Guatemala has demanded that Boston's Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) return a number of Maya antiquities, claiming they were looted from archaeological sites within its borders.
China's Oldest Map A group of scientists appraising artifacts in the Hebei Provincial Museum have discovered that a quarter-inch thick copper plate bears the world's oldest map clearly marked with distances.
Tunnel Canceled Under pressure from a coalition of scholarly organizations, the Greek cabinet has decided to halt construction of a subway tunnel under the Kerameikos cemetery.
Unique Terra-Cotta Fragments A Roman industrial site in Mainz, Germany, has yielded a kiln filled with finely worked fragments of terra-cotta figures and busts, presumably damaged during firing.

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