Science: Diggers

Recent discoveries in archeology and paleontology:

Irak. Fifteen miles northwest of Mosul, whence oil was first piped to the Mediterranean two months ago (TIME, Jan. 28), lies Tepe Gawra ("Great Mound"), its depths chewed by the shovels of industrious diggers. University of Pennsylvania scientists sank a trial trench in 1927, were convinced that the remains of 20 cities or settlements lay buried in layers, the most recent dating from 1500 B. C., the oldest lost in antiquity, older by far than Ur of the Chaldees (4000 B. C.). One city after another came to...

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