Science: Diggers, Jan. 27, 1947

The pick & shovel corps of Science toils far afield, probing the earth for traces of vanished animals, men and civilizations. Recent doings of the diggers:

Young Egypt. Last November, Dr. Walter Bryan Emery, British archeologist in the service of the Egyptian Department of Antiquities, climbed a desert bluff at Sakkara within sight of the pyramids of Giza. Below lay the fertile checkerboard fields of the flat Nile valley. A few miles away peasants grazed their goats among the jumbled ruins of Memphis, first capital of Egypt.

The bluff's surface was littered with fragments...

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