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Index of Newsbriefs Volume 51 Number 4, July/August 1998

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Gallo-Roman Sarcophagi Find The collapse of a vault under an old quarry in France has yielded two undisturbed Gallo-Roman sarcophagi dating to the fourth century A.D.
Mesoamerica's Oldest Ballcourt, The remains of a 3,400-year-old earthen ballcourt have been found at the Early Formative period site of Paso de la Amada in Chiapas, Mexico.
Arabian Hoard A lavish collection of grave goods found in a tomb in the United Arab Emirates attests the cosmopolitan tastes of the wealthy in southeastern Arabia 4,000 years ago.
Unidroit Ratified The Unidroit Convention on the International Return of Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects will go into effect this July among the first five countries to ratify it.
Emerald Man Tests have revealed that a stone figurine is the oldest known emerald from Mesoamerica, and the only known Precolumbian carved emerald.
Israel's Oldest Synagogue Remains of the oldest synagogue in Israel have been found a mile southwest of Jericho.

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