Science: Diggers

Searching for treasures and art objects, early archaeologists burrowed recklessly into ancient ruins. Often they missed or destroyed the subtle hints and clues that tell modern diggers how ancient people lived. Professor Carl W. Blegen of the University of Cincinnati now tells how careful, new-style digging uncovered the apartment of a Greek queen of the Homeric Age, more than 3,000 years ago.

Queen's Boudoir. For five seasons Dr. Blegen's group has been working at a site near Pylos in southern Greece, where the ruins of a Mycenaean palace cover the top of a hill....

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