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Volume 39, Number 6 November/December 1988

In This Issue

November/December 1988
Big Hearts at Seoul
Written by Brian Clark and John Lawton

Once his legendary track exploits had put Morocco on the sporting map, Said Aouita was determined it would stay there. He began training other athletes, and at the Seoul Olympics, Morocco once again struck gold.

El-Hakawati On Stage
Written by John Christie
Photographed by Bob Wilkins

With vigorous and vivid imagery combining mime, folklore and song, Palestine's leading theater company has taken up the traditions of the Arab storytellers of the past, and brought them to the London stage.

The Final Chapter: The Search for Tutankhamen
Written by Nicholas Reeves
Photographed by Arnaud Carpentier

"Except for the Egyptian stuff" replied the retired English butler. His unfailing memory, and an Egyptologist's forgotten note scribbled 65 years ago, led to the recovery of an ancient treasure missing for two generations.

Morocco By Mouthfuls
Written by Caroline Stone
Photographed by Brynn Bruijn

Morocco offers culinary explorers much more than mint tea and couscous. From the simplicity of lamb kebab or snail soup to the sophistication of pigeon pie with almonds and cinnamon, there are delights to be discovered.

A Nation of Bards
Written by Lark Ellen Gould
Photographed by Ilene Perlman

Wonderful language is the only luxury that Somalia's pastoral people can afford. Their evocative poetry - used to praise, persuade, lament or vilify - is a national art form that they recite and judge informal competitions.