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Departments Volume 49 Number 3, May/June 1996

In This Issue
Digging the Deep
New technologies give scholars as well as treasure hunters access to the world's deepest wrecks. By Peter A. Young
From the President
Battling the Brick Lobby
Archaeologist Graziella Fiorentini is fighting courageously to defend the ancient city of Agrigento from Sicily's powerful construction lobby. By Stephen L. Dyson
Letters Near Eastern Studies Crisis; Museums Under Siege; Thoughts on Dion; Mahdia Whereabouts
Sounding the Alarm
A World Monuments Fund heritage watch will monitor the 100 most endangered sites and architectural and sculptural treasures in the world. By James Wiseman
At the Museums
Celebrating the Bronzesmith's Art
A new exhibition at Harvard University's Sackler Museum celebrates aspects of classical sculpture seldom explored-- mold making, casting, joining, and finishing. Called The Fire of Hephaistos after the Greek god of metalworking, the exhibition will be at the Sackler through August 11 before traveling to the Toledo Museum of Art (October 13-January 5, 1997) and the Tampa Museum of Art (February 2-April 13, 1997). Reviewed by Angela M.H. Schuster
Surfing Ancient Lands
A guide to CD-ROM offerings: 500 Nations: Stories of the North American Indian Experience (Microsoft, 1995); Ancient Lands (Microsoft, 1994); Exploring Ancient Cities: Crete, Petra, Pompeii, Teotihuacan (Sumeria and Scientific American, 1994); History through Art: Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece (Zane Publishing, 1995); Multimedia World History (Bureau of Electronic Publishing, 1994); Nile Passage to Egypt (Discovery Channel and Human Code, 1995). Reviewed by Donald H. Sanders
Who Were the Celts?
A summary of recent scholarship about the Celts points out that archaeologists, historians, linguists, and students of literature still disagree about who the Celts were. The Celtic World, edited by Miranda Green. London and New York: Routledge, 1995. $125. ISBN 0-415-05764-7. Reviewed by Mark Hall
Surrogate Stone
A famous Roman temple in Portugal turns out to be a forgery perpetrated by a local physician in the 1960s and 1970s. By David and Noelle Soren

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