Warren Woodfin (“The Holiest Ground in the World”) is a Ph.D. candidate in art history at the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign. His dissertation research involves Byzantine liturgical vestments of the 12th to 15th centuries.
A man lucky enough to carry the title Director of the Pyramids, Zahi Hawass (“Mummies: Emissaries of the Golden Age”) has been sifting through the Saharan sands for three decades. He frequently lectures on his discoveries in Egypt and is the author of several popular books. Hawass first appeared in our pages a little over a year ago (“Who Really Built the Pyramids?” AO 02:02).
Arthur Segal (“Colossal Enigmas”) directs the Zinman Institute of Archaeology at the University of Haifa, Israel. His current interests—the planning of ancient towns and temples, and ancient forms of entertainment—are the subjects of his books Theaters in Roman Palestine and Provincia Arabia (E. J. Brill, 1995) and From Function to Monument: Urban Landscapes of Roman Palestine, Syria, and Provincia Arabia (Oxbow Books, 1997).