History : Apr-May 2015
18 Ramses II, the Making of a God King A series of secretive and symbolic rites and ceremonies launched the 66-year reign of Egypt’s greatest pharaoh. 30 The Dead Sea Scrolls, Hidden Jewish Archives Who were the isolated desert dwellers responsible for creating an extraordinary library of religious writings around the time of Christ? 40 The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World A list of long-lost monuments so magnificent that despite disappearing centuries ago they are still revered today. 52 Pompeii, Consumed by Fire The violent eruption of Vesuvius burned and buried the Roman port of Pompeii, killing thousands in two terrifying days. 64 Leonardo da Vinci, Scientific Genius Much more than a brilliant artist, Leonardo was a visionary scientist with ideas far ahead of his time. 78 The Final Weeks of the Civil War In April 1865 Robert E. Lee’s surrender brought that war to a sudden and dramatic end. Features 4 NEWS 6 PROFILES Anne Boleyn went from mistress to queen to traitor in an extraordinary tale of romance, ambition, greed, politics, religion, and incest. 10 DAILY LIFE The Aztec enjoyed good health and long life thanks to a system built on sound hygiene and a mix of medicine, magic, and religion. 14 MILESTONES The British Empire’s march into Africa suffered a humiliating setback when its modern army was defeated by fierce Zulu warriors. 90 DISCOVERIES The gold and gems of a Spanish galleon sunk in a storm lay lost for four centuries until experts retraced the route of its fateful voyage. 94 BOOKS Departments GODDESS TLAZOLTÉOTL, HUASTECA PERIOD (900-1521). BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON VOL.1NO.1 LEE’S SURRENDER of the Army of Northern Virginia marked the end of the Confederate dream, but it was not the end of hostilities.