Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 12-7-12

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Croesus brooch

The original, left, and the fake golden brooch in the shape of a winged seahorse

Since being illegally excavated in the 1960s, King Croesus’s golden brooch has been stolen, replaced by a fake, sold to pay off gambling debts and has allegedly brought down a curse on its plunderers.

As part of a repair job 3,300 years in the making, Harvard’s Semitic Museum is seeking to undo some of the destruction wrought when Assyrians smashed the ancient city of Nuzi in modern-day Iraq, looting the temple and destroying artifacts. They’re using 3-D modeling to restore a smashed lion statue. (more…)

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