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Index of Reviews Volume 59 Number 1, January/February 2006

Kings or Chieftains?
In David and Solomon: In Search of the Bible's Sacred Kings and the Roots of the Western Tradition, Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman perform an intellectual high-wire act.

Faces of Ancient Peru
"The Moche of Ancient Peru: Media and Messages" is a new exhibition at Harvard University's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

The Persian Empire Strikes Back
"Forgotten Empire: The World of Ancient Persia," aims to present the empire on its own terms, bringing together Persian collections from the British Museum, the Louvre, the Persepolis Museum, and the National Museum of Iran.

Photograph as Artifact
Extended online-only version! More than 100 images, made between 1840 and 1880 soon after photographic techniques were devised, appear in Antiquity & Photography. Early Views of Ancient Mediterranean Sites

A New New World
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus debunks the myth that the Americas were a vast primeval wilderness sparsely populated by nomadic hunters living in harmony with nature since time immemorial.

The Female Pharaoh
"Hatshepsut: From Queen to Pharoah" celebrates this singular ruler and the richness of her time.

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