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May/June 2024

“Alexander the Great's Untold Story” by Alex Rowson

The Young Alexander: The Making of Alexander the Great, by Alex Rowson (2023, William Collins)

“Searching for Lost Cities” by The Editors

Ancient and Early Medieval Kingdoms of the Pamir Region of Central Asia: Historical Shughnān and its Lost Capital, by Muzaffar Zoirshoevich Zoolshoev (2023, Routledge)

January/February 2023

“An Undersea Battlefield” by Jarrett A. Lobell

Echoes from the Deep: Inventorising shipwrecks at the national scale by the application of marine geophysics and the historical text, by Innes McCartney (2022, Sidestone Press)

January/February 2022

“At Face Value” by Benjamin Leonard

Mummy Portraits of Roman Egypt: Emerging Research from the APPEAR Project, edited by Marie Svoboda and Caroline R. Cartwright (2020, J. Paul Getty Museum)

May/June 2021

“Between Athens and Thebes” by Benjamin Leonard

The Fortress of Eleutherai: New Insights from Survey, Architecture, and Epigraphy," by Sylvian Fachard, Sarah C. Murray, Alex R. Knodell, and Kalliopi Papangeli, with contributions by Nikolaos Papazarkadas and Fabienne Marchand, Hesperia 89(3): 476–549 (2020)

“Swan Songs” by Jarrett A. Lobell

Flight from Grace: A Cultural History of Humans and Birds by Richard Pope (2021, McGill-Queen’s University Press)

July/August 2020

“The Emperor of Stones” by Daniel Weiss

The Rök Runestone and the End of the World” by Per Holmberg, Bo Gräslund, Olof Sundqvist, and Henrik Williams, Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies 9–10 (2018–2019)

“Hagia Sophia’s Hidden History” by Benjamin Leonard

Hagia Sophia in Context: An Archaeological Re-examination of the Cathedral of Byzantine Constantinople by Ken Dark and Jan Kostenec (2019, Oxbow)


Hagia Sophia and the Byzantine Aesthetic Experience by Nadine Schibille (2014, Ashgate)


Icons of Sound is an interdisciplinary Stanford project that examines the acoustics and aesthetics of Hagia Sophia. It features a video showing the effects of light throughout the day in the interior space, and through digital modeling, they've recreated the sound of music sung in the space with a chamber choir.

“A Silk Road Renaissance” by Eric A. Powell

The Sogdians: Influencers on the Silk Road is a comprehensive Smithsonian Institution online exhibit devoted to the rich history of that Central Asian culture.


Legends, Tales, and Fables in the Art of Sogdiana by Boris Marshak (New York: Bibliotheca Persica Press, 2002)


The Archaeology of Sogdiana, by Boris Marshak, The Silk Road, Vol. 1, No. 2 (December 2003)

“The Power of Secret Societies” by Julian Smith

The Power of Ritual in Prehistory by Brian Hayden (2018, Cambridge University Press)


Looking at Caves from the Bottom-Up: A Visual and Contextual Analysis of Four Paleolithic Painted Caves in Southwest France by Suzanne Villeneuve (2008, University of Victoria)


The French Ministry of Culture maintains an online exhibit on the site of Lascaux.


“Letter from Normandy: The Legacy of the Longest Day” by Jarrett A. Lobell

The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II by Alex Kershaw (2019, Dutton Caliber)


D-Day June 6, 1944: The Battle for Normandy’s Beaches by Stephen E. Ambrose (2002, Pocket Books)


May/June 2020

“A Path to Freedom” by Jarrett A. Lobell

Sick From Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction
by Jim Downs (2012, Oxford University Press)


Life and History of the Rev. Elijah P. Marrs, First Pastor of Beargrass Baptist Church, and Author
by Elijah P. Marrs


The National Park Service also maintains a website with extensive background information on Camp Nelson.