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In This IssueBattle for Hearts and Mindsby Peter A. Young
From the PresidentAnnual Kudosby Nancy C. Wilkie
Special ReportPlundering Afghanistan (by Massoud Ansari); Combating a Taliban Mentality in Pakistan (interview with J. Mark Kenoyer)
Letter from China:Enigma in StoneA monument in northeastern China fuels a modern debate over ancient history.
by Daniel C. Kane
On the Cover: Tutankhamun's middle coffin was certainly made for someone else, possibly his older brother Smenkhkare. Photo by Araldo De Luca.
of the MocheExcavations at a pyramid site
in northern Peru yield evidence
of gruesome ritual sacrifice.
by Colleen P. Popson
Uncommon LightInspired by a solar eclipse, infrared images of Angkor evoke a dreamy,
surreal landscape.by John McDermott
Saving Old HavanaThe search for lost history behind colorful, crumbling facades
by Susan Kepecs
In the Wake
of Ancient MarinersRetracing the route of ancient
by John F. Haslett and Cameron M. Smith
Who's in Tomb 55?In a mystery worthy of Agatha Christie, scholars seek clues to the identity of
a mummy that could clarify the royal
succession at the end of Egypt's
18th Dynasty.by Mark Rose
Anatomy of a MummyA close study of the mystery skeleton's bones indicates he was male and in
his early twenties.by Joyce M. Filer
January/February 2002 | May/June 2002