Science: Doleful Diggers

While digging into the wars of long-dead peoples, it is annoying to archeologists to be bothered by the wars of the living. The University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute has an expedition now at work in Tell Fakhariyeh in northern Syria, a great mound (tell means mound) which they suppose to be the site of a city that nourished 1,500 years B. c., and which later was a walled Roman camp. With World War II continually threatening the eastern Mediterranean, the diggers-Dr.

Calvin W. McEwan, Mrs. McEwan and Harold D. Hill-had a good deal of trouble just getting visas to reach the...

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