(1) The death of a chief on the Pacific island of Pohnpei near the megalithic temple of Nan Madol prompts a big funeral.  After a lifetime of humility, the whole village honors the deceased and his contribution with a feast of the best pigs, yams and sakau.  (2) In 2004, a boat covered by thick sediment emerged from the bottom of the Rhone River.  Rapidly ranked a French national treasure, this still-laden big barge, one of the best ever preserved from Roman times, is the subject of a highly important archaeological project.

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Arles Antique Museum

Arles-Rhône 3 (Kaleo)

Kaleo

Pohnpei (Wikipedia)

Pohnpeian Funeral as Part of “Tiahk” or Culture, by Merlinda I. Donre (College of Micronesia)

Roman Boat (National Geographic)