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Departments Volume 52 Number 5, September/October 1999

In This Issue
Prince of the Pyramids
Zahi Hawass, an Egyptian with a mission
by Peter A. Young
From the President
Politics and the Past
Archaeologists worldwide have only recently begun to confront the ways in which issues of ethnicity, nationalism, cultural identity, and politics have influenced their research.
by Nancy C. Wilkie
Insight
Legacy of Medieval Serbia
Masterpieces of art and architecture in the wake of war
by James Wiseman
Books
Journey into Antiquity
A Journey into China's Past, edited by Yu Weichao
Reviewed by Robert E. Murowchick (Check out ARCHAEOLOGY's bookstore for the latest list of new books.)
At the Museums
Window on Pompeii
Pompeii: Life in a Roman Town
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (October 17 through January 9, 2000)
Reviewed by Angela M.H. Schuster (Check out ARCHAEOLOGY's latest list of museum exhibitions.)
Multimedia
Compendium of Black History
Microsoft's Encarta Africana, edited by Henry L. Gates, Jr., and Kwame A. Appiah
Reviewed by Robert L. Douglas
Forum
Brochureworld
Better bring your life jacket along! On this Mediterranean Cruise, it's nothing but doomed civilizations--fact-sticklers beware.
by Howard Clarke

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