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Departments Volume 51 Number 6, November/December 1998

In This Issue
Star of Wonder
Today many scholars suggest that stories of the Advent Star are simply interpretive tales based on older Jewish sacred material.
by Peter A. Young
From the President
Hail and Farewell
Nancy Wilkie is welcomed as the AIA's next president.
by Stephen L. Dyson
A Visit to Ancient Glanum
Picturing a Gallo-Roman town beneath a van Gogh landscape
by James Wiseman.
Unraveling the Qumran Texts
An important addition to Dead Sea Scroll literature (The Mystery and Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls, (Hershel Shanks. New York: Random House, 1998).
Reviewed by Eric M. Meyers (Check out ARCHAEOLOGY's bookstore for the latest list of new books.)
At the Museums
Invisible No More
The Mashantucket Pequot Museum sets the standard for excellence in the coming century.
by Neil Asher Silberman(Check out ARCHAEOLOGY's latest list of museum exhibitions.)
Novice in Wonderland
Investigating Olduvai (Jeanne Sept. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997) and Excavating Occaneechi Town (R.P. Davis, et al., editors. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997).
reviewed by Jerald T. Milavich.
The Elusive Arthur
A history of Arthurian archaeology at Tintagel
by Richard Hodges.

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