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Index of Reviews Volume 58 Number 2, March/April 2005

Egyptian School Daze
Learning hieroglyphs with Janice Kamrin's Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs: A Practical Guide and How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs by Mark Collier and Bill Manley

Basra's Inventive Potters
"Iraq and China: Ceramics, Trade, and Innovation" is an intriguing show about the role of commerce in the spread of ceramic technology, the influence of Iraqi pottery around the world, and its debt to the Chinese.

Rome at War
A strategy game of war and conquest in the ancient world, Rome: Total War is an excellent successor to Activision's previous PC-computer games that brought alive conflicts of the past.

Excavating Middle-earth
Review of Brian Bates's The Real Middle Earth, an exploration of the cultures that inspired Tolkien.

Native Wonders of Middle America
"Hero, Hawk, and Open Hand," a new traveling exhibit on American Indian art of the ancient Midwest and Southeast, reveals Cahokia as part of a landscape marked by prehistoric peoples and places that were diverse but connected.

Ancestors of the Inca
The catalog to the exhibition "Tiwanaku: Ancestors of the Inca" will appeal to the archaeology aficionado as well as the academic.

Seductions of the Soil
In Digging the Dirt: The Archaeological Imagination, Jennifer Wallace looks at the impact archaeology has had both historically and psychologically.

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