In This Issue November/December 2004
Volume 25, Issue 6
The golden hoard from ancient Bactria includes this knife hilt decorated with a bear.
Kenneth Garrett/courtesy National Geographic
Translations of the earliest writings have scholars rethinking the religion's canon.By Matthew Summers-Sparks
From the ruins of Nineveh to the gardens of Bablyon, a new database catalogs monuments at risk in Iraq.By Emmett Berg and Louisa Woodville