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A New Look at Ancient Greece
In the IMAX film Greece: Secrets of the Ancient Past, archaeologist Christos Doumas and volcanologist Georges Vougioukalakis try to figure out how Santorini's populace managed to escape the poisonous flows in 1647 B.C.

A Life in Ruins
Small things have had a big impact on the life of pioneering Mesoamerican archaeologist Michael Coe, according to his autobiography, Final Report: An Archaeologist Excavates His Past.

Hominid Wrangling
Ann Gibbons chronicles the fiercely competitive quest to discover our ancient relatives in her book The First Human: The Race to Discover Our Earliest Ancestors.

Egypt's Missing King
"The Mummy Who Would Be King" traces the strange journey of a mummy found in a Niagra Falls museum and argues that it is Ramesses I, whose coffin was found in 1881 without his remains.

Common History
"Digging Deeper" focuses on how archaeologists work at sites owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and tries to show us that the humdrum can say more about U.S. history than the heroic.

Nautical Soundings
More than two dozen researchers from the Institute of Nautical Archaeology tell the story of 30-plus years of underwater archaeological research in Beneath the Seven Seas.

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