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Table of Contents Volume 51 Number 4, July/August 1998

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In This Issue

From the President

Insight
Eagle Eye at NASA
by James Wiseman

Special Report
Church Treasures of Cyprus
by Mark Rose

Multimedia
Power Places
by Andrew Szegedy-Maszak

At the Museums
Thracian Glitter
by Susan I. Rotroff

Books
Here's Looking at You
by Wijnand Van Der Sanden

Forum
Corpse in the Curiosity Shop
by Andrew L. Slayman

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Appeasing the Volcano Gods

 

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Civil War in the West

 

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Here's Looking at You

 

NewsbriefsFULL TEXT!
Gallo-Roman Sarcophagi Find, Mesoamerica's Oldest Ballcourt, Arabian Hoard, Unidroit Ratified, Emerald Man, Israel's Oldest Synagogue

WINE FOR ETERNITY
How molecular archaeologists identified the contents of vessels found in the tomb of an Egyptian king.
by Patrick E. McGovern

APPEASING THE VOLCANO GODS
Ancient altars attest a 2,000-year-old veneration of Mexico's smoldering Popocatépetl.
by Patricia Plunket and Gabriela Uruñuela

RIDDLE OF GREAT ZIMBABWE
The largest construction south of the Sahara continues to fuel scholarly debate. Why was it built? No one seems to agree.
by Roderick J. McIntosh

CIVIL WAR IN THE WEST
A cruise through Tennessee, Kentucky, and Alabama underscores the role of rivers in the Union's defeat of the Confederacy.
by Jessica E. Saraceni

Photos, from top: Stone head representing Popocatépetl from Mexican household shrine (John O'Leary); Pittsburg Landing during the Battle of Shiloh (Massachusetts Commandery Military Order of the Loyal Legion and the U.S. Army Military History Institute); initial layers in the facial reconstruction of a bog body (Courtesy Wijnand Van Der Sanden)

May/June 1998 | September/October 1998

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