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Departments Volume 51 Number 3, May/June 1998

In This Issue
Breathless Archaeology
There are times when stories about real archaeology approximate those riveting sagas we have come to expect from Steven Spielberg.
by Peter A. Young
From the President
Dubious Deals
The Museum of Fine Arts and Harvard University have been targeted for their acquisition of unprovenienced archaeological objects, violating the spirit of policies designed to stem the destructive trade in looted antiquites.
by Stephen L. Dyson
Insight
Rethinking the "Halls of Hades"
The famous Oracle of the Dead in northwestern Greece may have been a fortified farmstead.
by James Wiseman.
Books
Yahoos in Arabia!
On reading a relentlessly offensive comic-book fable (The Gold of the Exodus, Howard Blum. 364 pages. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1998. $25.00. ISBN 0-684-80918-4.)
Reviewed by Neil Asher Silberman (Check out ARCHAEOLOGY's latest list of new books.)
At the Museums
Playground for the Human Spirit
Experiencing the new Getty Center
by Ellen Herscher. (Check out ARCHAEOLOGY's latest list of museum exhibitions.)
Multimedia
Alexander's Epic March
A new PBS series offers stunning images of the conqueror's route through Egypt, the Near East, and Asia. In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great. A Maya Vision Ltd. Production for Maryland Public Television and the BBC. (A series of four one-hour programs, scheduled to air May 4 and 5, 9:00-11:00 P.M. on PBS. Video tapes for home and institutional use are available from PBS Video at 1-800-424-7963.) Reviewed by Eugene N. Borza.
Forum
Alas, Poor Ramses
Sand, Egypt's forgotten resource
by Dale M. Brown.

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