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In This IssueLearning from Mummiesby Peter A. Young
From the PresidentMyopia at the Smithsonianby Nancy C. Wilkie
InsightAt Trowel's Edgeby James Wiseman
American SceneAim, Fire, Thwock!
by Kristin M. Romey
MuseumsGems from the Silk Road
by Shareen Blair Brysac
MultimediaHoppin' Hittites, Hector!by John G. Younger
ForumBirthplace of American Boozeby Eric A. Powell(see "Celebrating Washington's Distillery")
New Life for the DeadAtlanta's Emory University unveils a unique collection of Egyptian mummies and decorated coffins.by Peter Lacovara, Sue D'Auria, and Thérèse O'Gorman
The Case of the Dummy MummyPsst!... Hey buddy, wanna buy a falcon?by Bob Brier
Biblical IconoclastIsrael Finkelstein tilts with colleagues over the history of Early Iron Age Palestine.by Haim
China's Great EnigmaWhat's inside the
unexcavated tomb of Emperor Qin Shihuangdi?by Erling Hoh
A Peek at the PastThe rise and demise of
ARCHAEOLOGY's Victorian predecessor by Jerald T. Milanich
Timeless ThoroughbredEngland's Uffington Horse mystifies scholars and mesmerizes visitors. by Christine Finn
Flight of the AnasaziWhere did they go after abandoning Mesa Verde? A site in southern New Mexico provides intriguing clues.by Stephen H. Lekson
On the Cover: A detail from the side of a 21st Dynasty (1070-946 B.C.) coffin at Emory University's Michael C. Carlos Museum, showing the soul of Lady Tahat being led into the Hall of Judgment in the underworld. Photograph by Peter Harholdt.
July/August 2001 | November/December 2001