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THE SPELLBINDING LEGACY OF EGYPT • Discovering Egypt, From Tut to Today
WHEN FAMILY IS A CIRCUS • After four years on the road with family circuses in Europe, a photographer remains spellbound by the magic of the big top.
THE BACKSTORY • ON THE ROAD WITH EUROPE’S TRAVELING CIRCUS FAMILIES, A PHOTOGRAPHER FINDS A SENSE OF HOME.
Plant-Based Meat: Making the Grade? • NUGGETS, BURGERS, BRATWURST MADE OF PLANTS—I’VE TASTED THEM ALL AND BECOME A FAN. BUT THERE’S STILL THAT MEAT MYSTIQUE.
The meat of the matter
DISPATCHES FROM THE FRONT LINES OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION
SPEAKING EYE TO EYE • MUSCLES MAKE FACES MORE EXPRESSIVE IN DOGS AND HUMANS THAN IN WOLVES, STUDY FINDS.
The butterfly effect via 3D printing
OCTO MOTHERS • After mating, female octopuses care for their eggs—sometimes tens of thousands of them—in an elaborate ritual that’s their final act.
PLANET POSSIBLE • Throughout the holidays that will close out 2022, may we all find ways to celebrate sustainably.
THESE BIRDS STAGE ROWDY LOVE-INS ON ROCKY COASTS
THE ART OF IMMORTALITY
THREADS OF MEMORY
THE ENDURING POWER OF KING TUT • TUTANKHAMUN’S LAVISH TOMB IGNITED A FOCUS ON EGYPT’S ROYAL HISTORY. NOW THE PAST AND FUTURE INSPIRE PROJECTS STIRRING NATIONAL PRIDE.
THE TREASURE THAT DAZZLED THE WORLD • THE STUNNING DISCOVERY OF KING TUT’S TOMB 100 YEARS AGO OPENED A WINDOW INTO EGYPT’S GOLDEN PAST. NOW THE WORLD WILL GET A NEW LOOK AT THE YOUNG PHARAOH’S RICHES.
THE DISCOVERY THAT ALMOST WASN’T • AFTER YEARS OF FRUITLESS DIGGING, HOWARD CARTER HAD LITTLE TIME AND FUNDING LEFT. THEN A MEMBER OF HIS CREW STUMBLED UPON A BURIED STAIRWAY.
AFTERLIFE IN THE PHARAOHS’ VALLEY
SEVEN DAYS OF UNWRAPPING THE KING
FILLED WITH RICHES—AND MEANING
FIT FOR A PHARAOH AND MORE • THE NEW GRAND EGYPTIAN MUSEUM IS A MONUMENTAL SHOWCASE FOR KING TUT’S TREASURES—AND A SYMBOL OF A NATION THAT HAS RECLAIMED OWNERSHIP OF ITS PAST.
A NEW ORDER • WITH A MIX OF AUDACITY AND AMBITION, EGYPT AIMS TO RELIEVE CAIRO’S CROWDING BY TRANSFORMING ARID LAND INTO A GLEAMING CAPITAL CITY BUILT FOR SIX MILLION PEOPLE.
SHIFTING SEATS OF POWER • Egypt is moving its capital for the 26th time. During the country’s 5,000-year history, capitals have been declared in 18 different cities by pharaohs, kings, emperors, caliphs, and generals, with each one displaying the distinctive mark—in art and architecture—of its new rulers. By moving the center of government, these leaders sent a clear message to their subjects and the world: They were in charge, and Egypt was theirs to shape.
A PACIFIC REBIRTH • DEVASTATED BY WARMING IN 2016, PROTECTED CORAL REEFS AROUND THE SOUTHERN LINE ISLANDS HAVE MADE AN AMAZING RECOVERY.
FIRE ISLAND • THE LAVA STREAMS THAT BULLDOZED PART OF LA PALMA SHOCKED RESIDENTS OF THE SPANISH CANARIES—AND BECAME A LESSON IN LIVING WITH A VOLCANO’S FURY.
A MIGHTY BLAST • After 50 years of relative quiet, La Palma—one of the youngest and most volcanically active islands in the Canaries—saw a dramatic eruption in 2021. The event was one of the most devastating in the archipelago’s roughly 500 years of recorded volcanic history. It lasted nearly 86 days, damaging more than 2,800 buildings and forcing over 7,000 people to evacuate.
JAVIER AZNAR • FROM OUR PHOTOGRAPHERS