Issue 14

Calima is visually stunning. Calima is coffee-country: a balmy corner of South America’s Colombia. Calima is also famed for its pre-conquest gold, fashioned into fabulous beasts, jewellery, face-masks and a medley of other ornaments. However, most of this gold has been found as the result of looting by 20th century settlers, representing a massive loss to the archaeology of the area. This prompted the formation of the Pro-Calima Foundation in 1979 and since then, the Foundation has been undertaking pioneering research to dig and document the material-culture of this distant land. The magazine opens with the resultant feature: Calima, land of Gold and Shamans.
Moving closer afield, the Graeco-Roman city of Butrint in Albania is one of the most beautiful cities of the ancient world. Modern development has been kept firmly at bay and excavations have revealed not only the Greek centre and the late antique palace but also the Roman city which is finally emerging on the other side of the channel. Butrint however, is best seen from the air, and now two intrepid flyers – one using a kite, the other going aloft in a

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