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In This Issue
Doors to the Past
Moscow's archaeologists are virtually rewriting the city's ancient history. By Peter A. Young
From the President
Viewing "Byzantium"
While "The Glory of Byzantium" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was a splendid collection of art works, it provided little by way of social and economic history. By Stephen L. Dyson
Letters Cross-Cultural Note, "Some Kid Somewhere...", Acropolis Options, Sucker for Early Man, Department of Corrections
Legacy of Henry VIII
An inventory of Heng Henry's possessions, undertaken after his death by a royal commission, is now being published in three volumes as Inventory of King Henry VIII (London: The Society of Antiquaries of London and Harvey Miller Publishers). The accusation by historians that the monarch bankrupted England with foreign wars and expenditures on his palaces takes no account of his capital resources--gold, silver, precious jewels, munitions, and other contents of his palaces and estates. Publication of the inventory is prompting a reassessment of Henry's reign. By James Wiseman
Bodies of the Bogs
An impressive new compendium of data on those ancient corpses fished from the bogs of northwestern Europe. Through Nature to Eternity. The Bog Bodies of Northwest Europe. By Wijnand van der Sanden. 200 pages. Amsterdam: Batavian Lion International, 1996. Approximately $30.00. ISBN 90-6707-4187.) Reviewed by Paul G. Bahn. (Check out ARCHAEOLOGY's latest list of new books.)
At the Museum
Cyprus in Context
A review of Harvard's Semitic Museum exhibition of its collection of ceramic, glass, stone, and terra-cotta objects, excavated on Cyprus by Luigi Palma di Cesnola, first director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. By Ellen Herscher. (Check out ARCHAEOLOGY's latest list of museum exhibitions.)
Profiling an Unusual People
A review of Domain of the Calusa, a 30-minute video featuring the recent research of William Marquardt of the Florida Museum of Natural History. Produced by Main Sail Productions and available from the University of Florida Foundation, IAPS Books, P.O. Box 117800, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-7800. Reviewed by Charles Hudson.
Boyhood Dreams
A writer's memories of his childhood desire to be an archaeologist. By Dale Mackenzie Brown.

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