Science: Nife Row

Communiques poured from the respective fronts in the opera bouffe war on the banks of the Nile (TiME, Feb. 25). Howard Carter, a modern Achilles sulking in his bungalow, and Mahammad Pasha Zaghlul, Egyptian Under Secretary of State for Public Works, glared at each other over towering barricades of words and made alternate gestures of ferocity and conciliation. Skirmishes:

¶Carter, holding the keys, visited the Valley of the Kings to examine the state of the tombs. He was met by an inspector of the Antiquities Service with a written order denying entrance to...

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