Museum work can be
dangerous business. Just ask the staff of the Baghdad Museum, looted as
U.S. troops looked on, or the National Museum in Kabul, whose curators
had to conceal their collection from the Soviets and the Taliban. Hidden Treasures is the catalog to an exhibit traveling across the United States, a dazzling...
Civilization first stirred in the Fertile Crescent. It was also the birthplace of three of the world’s major religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The Biblical World: An Illustrated Atlas may be a slightly misleading title. It includes maps but is no atlas and . . .