Science: Diggers

While modern historians set down records of present-day doings, antiquarians with picks and shovels scratch the earths surface, attempt to fill gaps in early man's history. Digging expeditions planned, afoot or lately returned include the following:

In Alexandria. History's magnificent madman, Alexander of Macedonia, some 2253 years ago engaged in a classically long and hard drinking bout. After many days the quantity of iced, fermented honey that passed down his gullet weakened him, killed him. Expiring in Babylon, a stopping-off point on his insane meandering path...

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