New York Times

Where the Bodies Are Buried, Modern-Day Medici Feud

The New York Times: Scientists in Florence are planning to exhume the remains of 49 Medici bodies in May for a wide-ranging forensic study. One branch of the family was invited to take part; a second branch was not, but its ancestors are among those being exhumed.

Decay and Glory: Back to Byzantium

NY Times: The NY Times provides a detailed scholarly review of the exhibit "Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261-1557)", currently displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

New Exhibit on Byzantium at the Met

"Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261-1557)" will be on display at the Tisch Galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art through July 4, 2004.

Mummies Unearthed in Siberian Graveyard

New York Times: Russian scientists were surprised by five 1,000-year-old mummies, clad in reindeer skins and copper masks, discovered recently in a Siberian graveyard.

Author Explores the Role of Masculinity in War

New York Times: A new book looks at the history of masculinity as defined by war from the Middle Ages to the present.