September/October 2020 Issue

Features From the Issue

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    A Nubian Kingdom Rises

    Excavations at a city on the Nile reveal the origins of an ancient African power

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    (Robert Harding/Alamy Stock Photo)
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    Walking Into New Worlds

    Native traditions and novel discoveries tell the migration story of the ancestors of the Navajo and Apache

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    (Courtesy Jack Ives/Apachean Origins Project)
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    Wealth of a Medieval Power Broker

    In England’s far northeast, a commanding bishop built a chapel rivaling the grandest in Europe

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    South Africa's Fateful Shipwreck

    A seventeenth-century vessel foundered off the coast and transformed a nation’s history

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    Resisting Rome

    How a Celtic tribe fought to defend their Iberian homeland against the emperor’s legions

Letter from Alcatraz

Letter from Alcatraz

Inside the Rock's Surprising History

Before it was an infamous prison, Fort Alcatraz played a key role defending the West Coast

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(Hans Blossey/Alamy Stock Photo)



Neolithic Fishhook

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(Svein V. Nielsen, Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo)

Digs & Discoveries

Off the Grid

Off the Grid September/October 2020

W.E.B. Du Bois Boyhood Homesite, Great Barrington, Massachusetts

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Burghardt family home, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, ca. 1933
Courtesy of the Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries, 1933

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