Science: Diggers, Feb. 16, 1948

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:

The Footless Gods. In Luxor, Egypt, archeologists from the University of Chicago are patiently pecking away at mud plaster on the interior walls of the temple of Rameses III. They have been at it for years, for the temple contains Egyptian bas-reliefs religiously preserved. When Egypt was Christianized, the temple was turned into a church; the Christians chiseled off the heads & feet of the ancient, carved gods...

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