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How the Chicken Conquered the World

The chickens that saved Western civilization were discovered, according to legend, by the side of a road in Greece in the first decade of the
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Andrew Lawler on “Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls?” (December 2009)

By Megan Gambino Smithsonian.com, December 18, 2009 Andrew Lawler has written for newsletters, newspapers and magazines about topics such as astronomy and zoology. He has
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Isfahan: Iran’s Hidden Jewel

Once the dazzling capital of ancient Persia, Isfahan fell victim to neglect, but a new generation hopes to restore its lost luster Courtesy of Smithsonian
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Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls?

Resolving the dispute over authorship of the ancient manuscripts could have far-reaching implications for Christianity and Judaism Israeli archaeologist yuval peleg halts his jeep where
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Rebellious Son

Amenhotep III was succeeded by one of the first known monotheists Not long after Amenhotep III died, in 1353 B.C., masons entered his mortuary temple
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Unearthing Egypt’s Greatest Temple

Discovering the grandeur of the monument built 3,400 years ago “Heya hup!” Deep in a muddy pit, a dozen workers wrestle with Egypt’s fearsome lion
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Down to Earth

Anthropologist Amber VanDerwarker is unraveling the mysteries of the ancient Olmec by figuring out what they ate Courtesy of Smithsonian website Starting around 1200 B.C.,
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Reconstructing Petra

Two thousand years ago, it was the capital of a powerful trading empire. Now archaeologists are piecing together a more complete picture of Jordan’s compelling
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City of the Imagination

Andrew Lawler, author of “Raising Alexandria” talks about the hidden history of Egypt’s fabled seaside capital * By Amy Crawford You say that Jean Yves
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Raising Alexandria

More than 2,000 years after Alexander the Great founded Alexandria, archaeologists are discovering its fabled remains Courtesy of Smithsonian website There’s no sign of the
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