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Volume 29, Number 4 July/August 1978

In This Issue

July/August 1978
Coins of History
Written by Robert Obojski

On the coins of the realm, stamped in silver forever, the Muslim world has left a clear and often beautiful record of the peoples who designed the coins - and spent them.

Hatshepsut: The Female Pharaoh
Written by Nancy Jenkins
Photographed by John G. Ross

One of the most extraordinary women in history: Hatshepsut - daughter of a pharaoh, wife of a pharaoh, step-mother of a pharaoh and, for some 20 years, pharaoh herself.

Life in the Gulf
Written by Robert Arndt and John Burchard

From a team of marine biologists and ecologists, an extensive study of the Arabian Gulf: its plants, its fish, and the relationships by which they live.

Through a Glass Brightly
Written and photographed by Penny Williams-Yaqub

In the Arab world, glass painting, a little-known folk art, captured in bright and simple strokes of color the beloved stories, myths and legends of the past.

The Unknown Sargents
Written by Joy Wilson

In search of "new fuel" John Singer Sargent left his famous portraits in the studio and set out to paint, in a bold and fluid style, the beauty of the Arab East.