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Table of Contents Volume 54 Number 1, January/February 2001

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In This Issue
The Art of Dupery
by Peter A. Young

From the President
Ambassador to the World
by Nancy C. Wilkie

NewsbriefsFULL TEXT!
"God's Hands" Did the Devil's Work; Mimbres Court Evidence; Make It So! Sayeth Cleopatra; Gold Wreath; Anti-Gay Policy Sparks Concern; Will "Blind Edip" Sing?; Slaves' Graves?; Egyptian Revival in Atlanta

Insight
Camelot in Kentucky
by James Wiseman

American Scene
Beneath the Bubblegum
by David R. Starbuck

At the Museums
Taíno Encounters
by Jerald T. Milanich
Splendor of the Steppes FULL TEXT!
by Angela M.H. Schuster

Books FULL TEXT!
Scourge of the Forgery Culture
The author of this reasoned polemic comes down hard on scholars and museums.
by Ellen Herscher

FROM THE TRENCHES
Cult of the Kiln
by Nancy T. de Grummond

Multimedia
Underwater Flicks All Wet?
by Susan Anton

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Saga of the Persian Princess
 

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Faking African Art
 

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Diving on the Titanic
 

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Egyptian Revival in Atlanta
 

SAGA OF THE PERSIAN PRINCESS FULL TEXT!
In a dangerous corner of the world, uneasy neighbors clamor for the gilded remains of a mummified noblewoman. Trouble is, she's a fraud.
by Kristin Romey & Mark Rose

FAKING AFRICAN ART
A five-year investigation reveals that most West African terra-cotta sculptures are fakes that have fooled specialists, sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars, and ended up in some of the world's most prestigious museums.
by Michel Brent

SNAKE GODDESSES, FAKE GODDESSES
How forgers on Crete met the demand for Minoan antiquities
by Kenneth D.S. Lapatin

A RARE BIRD
Love her or hate her, Jacquetta Hawkes, with her intuitive, humanistic approach to archaeology, still has us talking.
by Christine Finn

A THOROUGHLY MODERN MUMMY
Experimental archaeology--step by gruesome step, the Egyptian way
by Bob Brier

DIVING ON THE TITANIC
An archaeologist explores the famous wreck.
by James P. Delgado

TITANIC IN THE COURTS FULL TEXT!
by Ricardo J. Elia

Forum
Nightmare on Memory Lane
by Peter A. Young

Photos, from top: Supposed Persian mummy (AFP/Corbis); photograph of African artifact used to make fakes (Michel Brent); plaques on the Titanic's bridge (James P. Delgado); possible mummy of Ramesses I (Courtesy Heidi Hoffman)

November/December 2000 | March/April 2001

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