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In This IssueMan's Inhumanity to Manby Peter A. Young
From the PresidentPharaoh on the Standby Nancy C. Wilkie
Letter from IsraelWho controls Jerusalem's
by Sandra Scham
ForumIn Praise of Small Museumby Christine Finn
On the Cover: A detail from a first-century A.D. wall painting of a banquet from Herculaneum. Photograph by Scala/Art Resource
Gluttony Ruled!Bones recovered from a Roman villa attest an age of culinary hedonism.by Deborah Ruscillo
Savoring the GrapeFor Romans, wine was the elixir of life, from cradle to grave.
by Stuart J. Fleming
Ice ManPaul Mayewski reads the story of the Earth and its inhabitants in strands of frozen water. by Steve Nadis
Fire Fight at Hembrillo BasinBuffalo Soldiers hold their ground in a nighttime skirmish with the Apache. by Karl W. Laumbach
Legacy in StoneSardinia's ubiquitous towers recall a time of fortified farmsteads.
by Robert H. Tykot
Swahili Ghost TownThe ruins of an East African city testify to the fusion of African and Arab
influences that gave rise to a sophisticated indigenous culture.
by David West Reynolds
Ham Hocks on Your CornflakesExamining the role of food in African-American identityby Mark Warner
September/October 2001 | January/February 2002