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Sun Jun 30, 2013, 05:08 PM

10. They go pretty far out of their way to get a comprehensive 'before' picture at such things

A few of my friends are archaeologists (one working near, though not in, that area); they're meticulous to an extent that some people would probably consider insane in order to make sure nothing's missed and everything's original state is thoroughly documented.

One of them's actually spent either two or three full field seasons working on a single house in Greece on the "trowel and toothbrush" level of detail instead of the "pick and shovel" level. For something as major as an intact royal tomb they're going to be careful indeed.

(That said, a lot of ancient societies would be shocked at the implicit poverty of our own graves. "You send them to the afterlife with nothing?! Do your dead mean so little?!" There's a wide variety of attitudes around such things.)

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