Science: Diggers

In Beersheeba, Israel, Archaeologist Jean Perrot of the French National Center of Scientific Research was assembling workers last week to excavate some of the strangest dwellings ever built by man. The original find was made in 1952, when Perrot and a team of diggers were investigating a small hill on the sandy desert south of Beersheeba. For three months he had found little; then one day a workman, who had just urged him to call the whole thing off, fell through the sand into a deep cave. Perrot climbed down after him with professional...

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