Sept 2015 Issue | Vol 22 No 5
Articles in This Issue:
For more than millennium, traders braved the hazards of mountain and desert along the Silk Road seeking the wealth of the East. And at its western end was Parthia, strategically situation to benefit.
His rule was short, and characterised by disasters natural and man-made
Archibald Sayce is recognised as a giant among archaeologists; he succeeded in just about everything he set his mind to. But his life didn’t begin that way
Editors comments with Gary Webster
Much has been written about those better known female rulers of ancient Egypt—Hatshepsut, Nefertiti and Cleopatra. But less familiar female rulers also made a mark.
On the hunt for "blood antiquities" in London – so far no-one has worked out how to stop it.