Archaeology: Under the Haberdashery By the City Gate

Under the Haberdashery By the City Gate

What was going on at the Gens haberdashery shop? Every weekend for two years the Gens sons, Heinz, 26, and Josef, 23, carried construction materials into their shop near St. Severin's Gate in Cologne, Germany. Aided by friends, they carried out large quantities of earth. From the building came the sound of an internal-combustion engine. Exhaust vapor escaped through a pipe in the roof. Neighbors deduced that they were building a secret racing car; the Gens boys insisted that they were merely enlarging their...

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