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In This IssueUnholy Warsby Peter A. Young
From the PresidentMuddy Watersby Nancy C. Wilkie
Conversations: Master of the SphinxA reluctant student, Zahi Hawass is now Egypt's archaeological ambassador.
American Scene: Cherokee Holy of HoliesArchaeology as a peacemaker in a dispute over Native American Heritage
by Andrew Curry
On the Cover: Roman mosaic representing one of the four seasons, from the Villa Buc Ammera, east of Lepcis. Photo: Art Directors and Trip
To the Shores of TripoliRemarkably preserved Roman cities, lavish mosaics, and an absence of pestering trinket-mongers make Libya a compelling destination for archaeology buffs.
by Louis Werner
Legacy of the CrusadesThe ruins of castles on hillsides throughout the Middle East are mute reminders of a bloody chapter in medieval history.
by Sandra Scham
Mexico's Wonder PlantScholars seek clues to the Prehispanic importance of the hearty maguey in Oaxaca's southern highlands.
by Gary M. Feinman, Linda M. Nicholas, and Helen R. Haines
A Painted LandThe rock canvasses of Australia's Aboriginal artists celebrate the beliefs of a people steeped in ancestor worship.
by Margaret Grove
Digging Napoleon's DeadA mass grave in Lithuania is gruesome evidence of the catastrophic French retreat from Moscow.
by Jarrett A. Lobell
Woman the ToolmakerA day in the life of an Ethiopian woman who scrapes hides the old-fashioned way
by Steven A. Brandt and Kathryn Weedman
The Other PyramidsA tour of ancient Nubia where clusters of steep, topless "tombstones" punctuate a remote desert landscape
by Bob Brier
July/August 2002 | November/December 2002