In This Issue
A Bounteous Subject
by Peter A. Young
From the President
by Nancy C. Wilkie
Special Report: Double Standards
Greece's minister of culture questions inconsistent attitudes toward his country's patrimony.
by Mark Rose
Letter from Germany:
Reliving the Nightmare
Hitler's rocket test site is now a space-age theme park.
by Shareen Blair Brysac
On the Cover: An armed Pashtun antiquities dealer keeps
a watchful eye on his merchandise. Photo by Thomas Kelly/Gamma Press.
The Race to Save Afghan Culture
Afghans have been asking the world
to protect what remains of their cultural heritage. A Swiss museum tried to
do something before it was too late.
by Kristin M. Romey
Archaeologists and shipwrights resurrect one of the emperor's pleasure boats.
by Deborah N. Carlson
Blocks of frozen earth yield the remains of horses bearing extravagant regalia.
by Zainullah Samashev and Henri-Paul Francfort
Exploration in Egypt's Eastern Desert reveals the mines that furnished Rome's elite with coveted stones.
by Jean-Louis Rivard, Brandon C. Foster, and Steven E. Sidebotham
Doyenne of Mayanists
Merle Greene Robertson has spent a
lifetime chronicling Mesoamerican art.
by Tom Gidwitz
Case of the
Alferd Packer may have eaten
his snowbound fellow prospectors, but did he kill them?
by Andrew Curry