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Index of Reviews Volume 59 Number 4, July/August 2006

An Apology for Judas
If the recent unveiling of the Gospel of Judas had lived up to the splashy superlatives of National Geographic's publicity machine, it would have shaken the Earth.

Columbus's Last Voyage
Der Spiegel journalists and recreational divers Klaus Brinkbäumer and Clemens Höges seek the the identity of a wreck that could be the Vizcaina in their swiftly paced adventure biography The Voyage of the Vizcaina.

Persian Superpower
Historian Tom Holland writes about the fifth century B.C. and the wars between Greece and Persia in his book Persian Fire.

A Widely Traveled Compass
Children's Compass, the British Museum's online venue for collections, activities, and games designed for children ages 5 to 13 has many cleverly designed tours.

The Rise of China
In The Formation of Chinese Civilization: An Archaeological Perspective, nine experts trace the development of Chinese culture back nearly two million years.

Glamour in the Bog
"The Mysterious Bog People," proves that an almost complete lack of facts need not get in the way of a good story.

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