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Departments Volume 52 Number 2, March/April 1999

In This Issue
Wonders of Ancient Alexandria
Exploring a "Gigantic Ruin Field"
by Peter A. Young
From the President
Careers of Distinction
The AIA honors researchers who have made contributions to archaeology.
by Nancy C. Wilkie
Insight
Suppression of the Cathars
A fairy-tale lanscape in southern France belies a brutal crusade.
by James Wiseman
Books
Murder, They Wrote
Pharaoh did it, in the pyramid, with the crook and flail.
by Amy Lubelski (Check out ARCHAEOLOGY's bookstore for the latest list of new books.)
At the Museums
Art of the Shamans
Ancient West Mexico: Art and Archaeology of the Unknown Past, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (through March 29)
reviewed by Brian Fagan (Check out ARCHAEOLOGY's latest list of museum exhibitions.)
Multimedia
Adventures in Africa
AfricaQuest, a virtual tour of the Great Rift Valley
reviewed by Lawrence H. Robbins
Forum
Summer on the River Styx
An exploration of Etruscan and Roman baths discovered in the 1970s
by David and Noelle Soren

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