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Pompeii's Block of TimeFour centuries of Roman life are recovered from a single city block.
by Rick Jones
Voices From the AshesA former excavator returns to Pompeii as a visitor, and finds that the people she's studied for years still speak to her.
by Jarrett A. Lobell
Focus on Iraq
Spoils of War The plundering of Iraq's cultural institutions demonstrates yet again how warfare fuels the international trade in looted antiquities.
by Neil Brodie
Where Civilization Began McGuire Gibson, an authority on Mesopotamian
archaeology, talks about his work in Iraq and the sacking of Baghdad's museums.
Reviving a Radiant CanvasRestored 1500-year-old murals vividly depict the daily lives of Mexico's Teotihuacanos.
by Mark Sullivan
A River RisingTime runs out for towns and monuments in the path of China's Three Gorges Dam.
by Jeffrey Austin
Back to the Old PlaceA Texas plantation yields remarkable artifacts and hints about an unsavory family history.
by Julie Powell
Man of 1,000 FacesThe forensic genius of Mikhail Gerasimov, Russia's first "Face Finder"
by Eve Conant
In This IssueThe "Crime of the Century"?by Peter A. Young
From the PresidentIraq's Plundered Pastby Jane C. Waldbaum
Conversations: "Finding Artifacts is Not Archaeology" An underwater pioneer reflects on his past and looks to the future.
Letter from Germany: Atlantis of the BalticSearching for a vanished city that flourished during northern Europe's not-so-Dark Ages
by Shareen Blair Brysac
May/June 2003 | September/October 2003