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Table of Contents Volume 55 Number 3, May/June 2002

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In This Issue
A Bounteous Subject
by Peter A. Young

From the President
Landmark Decision
by Nancy C. Wilkie


Special Report: Double Standards
Greece's minister of culture questions inconsistent attitudes toward his country's patrimony.
by Mark Rose

Letter from Germany:
Reliving the Nightmare

Hitler's rocket test site is now a space-age theme park.
by Shareen Blair Brysac

On the Cover: An armed Pashtun antiquities dealer keeps a watchful eye on his merchandise. Photo by Thomas Kelly/Gamma Press.


Cover Story

The Race to Save Afghan Culture
Afghans have been asking the world to protect what remains of their cultural heritage. A Swiss museum tried to do something before it was too late.
by Kristin M. Romey



Caligula's Floating Palaces
Archaeologists and shipwrights resurrect one of the emperor's pleasure boats.
by Deborah N. Carlson

Scythian Steeds
Blocks of frozen earth yield the remains of horses bearing extravagant regalia.
by Zainullah Samashev and Henri-Paul Francfort

Emerald City
Exploration in Egypt's Eastern Desert reveals the mines that furnished Rome's elite with coveted stones.
by Jean-Louis Rivard, Brandon C. Foster, and Steven E. Sidebotham

Doyenne of Mayanists
Merle Greene Robertson has spent a lifetime chronicling Mesoamerican art.
by Tom Gidwitz

Case of the Colorado Cannibal
Alferd Packer may have eaten his snowbound fellow prospectors, but did he kill them?
by Andrew Curry

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