1. For more on the Late Bronze Age powers, see Gernot Wilhelm, “When a Mittani Princess Joined Pharaoh’s Harem,Archaeology Odyssey, May/June 2001; Marian Feldman, “The Iconography of Power: Reading Late Bronze Age Symbols,Archaeology Odyssey, May/June 2002; Barry Unsworth, “Imagining the Minoans,” Archaeology Odyssey, March/April 2004; Hershel Shanks, “The Hittites: Between Tradition and History,” BAR, March/April 2016.

2. Cemal Pulak, “Shipwreck! Recovering 3,000-Year-Old Cargo,Archaeology Odyssey, September/October 1999; Eric H. Cline, “Littoral Truths: The Perils of Seafaring in the Bronze Age,Archaeology Odyssey, November/December 1999.

3. Hershel Shanks, “The Trowel vs. the Text: How the Amarna Letters Challenge Archaeology,BAR, January/February 2009; Edward L. Greenstein, “Texts from Ugarit Solve Biblical Puzzles,BAR, November/December 2010.