Pompeii's Block of Time
Four centuries of Roman life are recovered from a single city block.
by Rick Jones
Voices From the Ashes
A 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 Canvas
Restored 1500-year-old murals vividly depict the daily lives of Mexico's Teotihuacanos.
by Mark Sullivan
A River Rising
Time runs out for towns and monuments in the path of China's Three Gorges Dam.
by Jeffrey Austin
Back to the Old Place
A Texas plantation yields remarkable artifacts and hints about an unsavory family history.
by Julie Powell
Man of 1,000 Faces
The forensic genius of Mikhail Gerasimov, Russia's first "Face Finder"
by Eve Conant
In This Issue
The "Crime of the Century"?
by Peter A. Young
From the President
Iraq's Plundered Past
by 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 Baltic
Searching for a vanished city that flourished during northern Europe's not-so-Dark Ages
by Shareen Blair Brysac