July/August 2023 Issue

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    Africa's Merchant Kings

    The early Christian kingdom of Aksum was at the heart of a great maritime trading network

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    (Matyas Rehak/Adobe Stock)
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    An Elegant Enigma

    The luxurious possessions of a seventeenth-century woman continue to intrigue researchers a decade after they were retrieved from a shipwreck

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    (Courtesy Museum Kaapskil; Courtesy Museum Kaapskil/© National Portrait Gallery, London)
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    Rise of the Persian Princes

    In their grand capital Persepolis, Achaemenid rulers expressed their vision of a prosperous, multicultural empire

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    Inside a Magnificent Celtic Tomb

    New investigations of an Iron Age burial in France reveal the source of one woman’s exceptional power

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    Defending the Canyonlands

    Rare shields from the American Southwest are a legacy of a turbulent time in Native history

Letter from Patagonia

Letter from Patagonia

Surviving a Windswept Land

For 13,000 years, hunter-gatherers thrived in some of the world’s harshest environments

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(Courtesy Raven Garvey)



Norse Gold Bracteate

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(Arnold Mikkelsen, National Museum of Denmark)

Digs & Discoveries

Off the Grid

Off the Grid July/August 2023

The Ancient City of Cuicuilco, Mexico

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(Alejandro/Adobe Stock)

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