Each piece in the following section is geared towards a subject that, while not necessarily widely known, relates to greater overarching international affairs, specifically in the Middle East. The discussed sites, despite their ages, continue to spark a great deal of conflict and controversy throughout the region. While each piece provides its own insight and commentary, they are largely factual and simply present the situation in a manner which allows readers to form their own opinions. This connects the archaeological sites with their worldly issues, giving them importance to a large general audience. Each also covers the material with a solemn, yet palatable tone, similar to that of a news report.