George Huxley Papers - Series V Subseries Va

SERIES V: Newspaper clippings, collected by George L. Huxley, arranged in different subjects and chronologically (i.e. Archaeology, Education, Royal Irish Academy, Greek Culture, Art/Museums/Exhibitions, Linguistics, Obituaries, Railroad, Foreign Press)

Subseries Va: Archaeology (newspaper clippings)
Note: Flat storage (drawers #83 -84)

Folder 1

A) General

The Irish Times
Roche paves way for Tara motorway, 12 May 2005, Tim O’Brien
38 archaeological digs sanctioned by Environmental Minister in Tara-Skryne valley, effectively approving the proposed M3 route

The Irish Times
Legal challenge likely over decision on route, 12May 2005, Tim O’Brien
Tara Skryne valley motorway’s proximity to historic and sacred site makes legal challenges unavoidable

The Irish Times
An Irishwoman’s Diary, 19 October 2004, Anne MacLellan
Archaeologist involved in exploring Tara complex campaigning to have motorway re-routed

Independent Review
The end of history, 30 June 2003, Charles Arthur
As paper records are replaced by unstored e-mails and obsolete software, we may be entering a new digital dark age

The Belfast Telegraph
Julia gets to roots of papyrus mystery, 22 June 2002, Marie Foy
Julia Rosenbloom matches invaluable papyrus document in Ulster Museum to smaller fragment at Harvard University

The Irish Times
Keane should study the old Greek heroes, 4 September 2002, Vincent Browne
Where were the principles and honesty in his dealings with Dalglish and Blackburn Rovers?

The Irish Times
Dons debate Casement diaries, 8 May 2000, Colman Cassidy
Leading historian believes Cambridge don named Adcock may have been author of Roger Casement’s Black Diaries

The Irish Times
Scientists to test Casement diaries, 8 May 2000, Adam Sherwin I
Irish PM Bertie Ahern invites historians as well as handwriting and forensic science experts to debate authenticity of “black diaries”

The Guardian
Forensic clue to Casement mystery, 8 May 2000
DNA tests could establish if Irish hero was victim of British smear

The Sunday Tribune
Casement diaries not authentic: Mansergh, 7 May 2000, Shane Coleman
Origin of diaries detailing Casement’s homosexual activities is ‘decidedly murky’, says Taoiseach’s special advisor Mansergh

Business Post
‘Little evidence Casement was homosexual’, 7 May 2000, Pat Leahy
Dr. Martin Mansergh says there is “little conclusive evidence” supporting claims Roger Casement was homosexual

The Sunday Times
Blair says British have released all the Casement files, 7 May 2000, John Burns
Tony Blair informs Irish government all British files on Sir Roger Casement, Irish rebel executed for treason, have been released

The Independent
‘Musical’ Roger Casement was sold to the British for 30 pieces of silver, 7 May 2000, John Smith
Documents published at Royal Irish Academy conference reveal British Intelligence awareness of Casement’s homosexuality and his attempts to provoke a rising with German assistance

BBC History
Dublin funds Casement ‘forgery’ study, May 200[?], Nigel Jones
Research by historian believing British Intelligence forged diaries leading to Casement’s execution funded by Irish government

The Irish Times
A paper trail to ancient Egypt, 11 May 1999, Yvonne Healy
Papyrus texts found in Egypt reveal fascinating insights into ordinary lives of ancients

The Irish Times
Major history event, 11 May 1999
Upcoming 24th biennial international conference of historians in Ireland hailed as “the greatest even in the world of Irish history”

The Financial Times
Kerry’s lost route to Nova Scotia, 15 September 1996, Leslie Gardiner
Remains of Killarney & Valentia railway, finest railway in world, unearthed

The Independent
A collection robbed of its true history, 31 January 1994, James Fenton
Is accumulation of antiquities without provenance something to be admired, in view of rapid worldwide destruction of archaeological sites?

Unknown Source
Politics dictate that M3 proceeds (Date unknown)
Scholars sadly note Minister Roche’s announcement marked “not only a dark day for Tara, but a dark day for Irish culture”

Folder 2

B) Sites/Excavations

The Daily Telegraph
Gladiators fought to the death in Chester, 17 February 2007, Nic Fleming
New archaeological evidence reveals gladiatorial contests took place at largest amphitheater in Roman Britain

The Daily Telegraph
Genetics proves Herodotus right about the Etruscans, 17 February 2007, Roger Highfield
DNA study confirms 5th century BC account by Greek historian Herodotus that Etruscan civilization founded by Turkish seafarers

The Irish Times
Waterford bypass fund diverted, 19 October 2004, Tim O’Brien
Discovery of large Viking site, thought to be one of the most important Viking sites remaining in Europe, delays road project

The Sentinel
Fond farewell to landmark, 21 August 2004, Harri Aston
Bulldozers knock down last remnants of steelworks at Shelton Bar, a landmark since 1839

The Sentinel
The bogey man’s eerie red fire, 21 August 2004
Red glow lit up night sky with ladles of piping hot molten slag John Abberley from blast furnaces tipping onto mound of waste

The New York Times
The Secrets of Croesus’ Gold, 15 August 2000, John Noble Wilford
Archaeologists learn how ancient King Croesus made his money, a bimetallic system of coinage

The New York Times
A Daily Rhythm, a Lifetime Passion, 15 August 2000, John Noble Wilford
Harvard-Cornell Sardis Expedition ongoing with little variation since 1958

The Independent
Ancient shrine casts new light on legend of Hercules, 4 December 2000, David Keys
Evidence that early Middle Eastern mariners ventured into the Atlantic Ocean has been discovered at Gibraltar

The Times
Ship that came from depths of history, 13 October 1998, Michael Evans
Excavation begins shortly on Phoenician vessel wrecked 2500 years ago at a depth of 3000 feet

History Today
Byronism undermined…., October 1997, Angela Morgan
Controversial plans announced to mine over a million tons of coal from under Newstead Abbey, once the home of Lord Byron

The Times
Mummies in China unravel historical certainties, 10 May 1996, Quentin Letts
“Mystery mummies” from about 1000 BC found in China suggest Westerners played role in development of China

Ad Familiares
Death in context, 16 November 1995, Kathleen Coleman
How the Roman amphitheatre became a theatrical turn

Tehran Times
No Trace of Mede Dynasty Unveiled in Hekmataneh as Excavations Progress, 17 October 1995, Ali Asghar Pahlevan
Archaeologists attempt to unveil secrets behind fate of Mede dynasty, first tribe to establish strong government in Persia

The Independent
Divers discover tramp steamer’s Roman secret, 13 May 1995, David Keys
Wreck in 1894 of the Castor holds stunning treasures of marble sculptures

Unknown Source
Aerial photography reveals secrets of the prehistoric world, 3 November 1992, David Keys
Using aerial photography, archaeologists discover one of world’s largest prehistoric sites, 30 miles southwest of Dublin

The Irish Times
It seems Aengus was a dun after all, 21 April 1992, Lorna Siggins
Evidence suggests Dun Aengus, stone cashel of Arainn, was an Iron Age fortress and symbol of maritime power but a temple

The Independent
Scientist identifies ‘lost Atlantis’, 14 March 1992, David Keys
Geologist’s claims that mythical realm was in fact the city of Troy

Unknown Source
Anglo-Saxon boat tomb discovered (Date Unknown), David Keys
Grave in which aristocratic warrior was buried inside a wooden boat unearthed

Unknown Source
Tracks of ‘wandering village’ discovered (Date Unknown), David Keys
Archaeologist in Oxford find a ‘wondering’ ancient village which has moved an average of 2 feet a year for the past 2.5 millenia

Unknown Source
The ruined palaces of Persepolis stand as Alexander the Great left them (Date Unknown), Stanley Stewart
Persepolis, the ancient and ceremonial capital of the Persian kings, remains in ruins as Alexander left it

Folder 3

C) Ownership of Antiquities

Archaeology Museums in Peril? Sept/Oct 2005, Jack Meinhardt
Universal ideal (museums as testaments to longing for knowledge and understanding) under assault by repatriation movement (antiquities be sent to their country of origin)

The Economist
The Getty Museum—Old masters, old problems, 19 November 2005
Saga of J. Paul Getty museum includes looted antiquities, profligate boss, and a criminal trial in a foreign country

Unknown Source
Trojan gold fuels rift over war treasures, 16 April 1996, Phil Reeves
Ancient Trojan gold collection, seized by WWII Red Army in Berlin, unveiled by Russians to considerable irritation of Germans

Unknown Source
Russian treasure under wraps, 4 November 1992, Verina Glaessner
Rows over exhibit ownership and restoration delays keep Moscow State Historical Museum, an most intriguing museum, closed

Unknown Source
Italy Lends Antiquities to Two Museums (Date Unknown), Randy Kennedy
In exchange for returned objects, two U.S. museums to receive extended loans of other antiquities from Italy

Unknown Source
Top Collector Is Asked To Relinquish Artifacts (Date Unknown), Elizabetta Povoledo
Italy asks collector Shelby White to consider returning ancient artifacts allegedly illegally mined from its soil

Folder 4

D) Iraq/Afghanistan

Independent Review
Raiders of the lost Iraq, 3 June 2003, Robert Fisk
Under Anglo-American occupying forces, the priceless heritage of ancient Sumeria pillaged to order for Western collectors

Unknown Source
Soldiers Watch Over Landmark (Date unknown)
US Army personnel tour the Temple of Ziggurat, a biblical landmark built 4000 years ago