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Table of Contents Volume 51 Number 3, May/June 1998

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In This Issue

From the President

Insight
Rethinking the "Halls of Hades"
by James Wiseman

Multimedia FULL TEXT!
Alexander's Epic March
by Eugene N. Borza

At the Museums
Playground for the Human Spirit
by Ellen Herscher

Books
Yahoos in Arabia
by Neil Asher Silberman

Forum
Alas, Poor Ramses
by Dale M. Brown

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The Looting of Italy

 

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The Burning of Hazor

 

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Alexander's Epic March

 

NewsbriefsFULL TEXT!
Mirrors to Japanese History, Statue Snatched from the Sea, Twilight of the Clans, First Mariners, Ancient Cityscape, Thessaloniki Brothel, Remapping Angkor, Cahokia Surprise, Gold Goes Home, Iceman Returns to Italy, Copán Tomb Looted, Ghoulish Boutique

LIFE AND DEATH IN A MAYA WAR ZONE
Within a Yucatán pyramid lie the grim traces of a violent change in rulership--the remains of a slaughtered royal family.
by Charles Suhler and David Freidel

THE BURNING OF HAZOR
The charred ruins of a Late Bronze Age palace may yield the historical truth behind the biblical account of the conquest of the Promised Land.
by Abraham Rabinovich and Neil Asher Silberman



CASE OF THE GOLDEN PHIALE

How a million-dollar bowl, spirited out of Italy, ended up in a packing case at U.S. Customs
by Andrew L. Slayman

ITALY FIGHTS BACK
Aggressive efforts to staunch the flow of stolen antiquities

Photos, from top: An ancient phiale, or libation bowl, seized by U.S. Customs (© Ira Block); entrance courtyard to Hazor's palace (Courtesy Amnon Ben-Tor); shrine marking the site of a city founded by Alexander (David Wallace, courtesy Maryland Public Television)

March/April 1998 | July/August 1998

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