Science: Diggers

Both Britain and Israel are long inhabited lands whose soil is steeped in legend and salted with ancient relics. In both, the drama of the past waits only the educated spade of the archaeologist.

Romans of Britain. For almost a decade, one of Britain's leading amateur archaeologists has been excavating a Roman villa on the Darent River in Kent. Last week he made public his most important find: a private temple.

Ex-Lieut. Colonel G. W. Meates was attracted to the Darent River site by an old report that workmen digging postholes more than 200 years ago found a mosaic floor. Moving in with...

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