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(1) Christian Ris explains the story of archaeology, its challenges and major advances in a narrative style with numerous archived images.  People always have been interested in our past, but only since the Nineteenth Century has archaeology become a recognized science.  (2)  Using black light and intricate exploitation of digital photography, the walls of the catacombs of Kom el-Shougafa in Alexandria, the mummies of the Taklamakan Desert in China and an Etruscan sarcophagus all reveal pictorial complexity that is barely perceptible to the naked eye.

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