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FOR THE SCHOOLS

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Regional Geography
'The Near East'
Digging up the Oldest Cities jn the World
ERNEST MACKAY
This is the second talk of a new series planned by Professor E. G. R. Taylor (who has also planned the Travel Talks course). The series covers a year, and will deal with the group of Western people to which we ourselves belong-those in Europe, the Mediterranean lands, and the Near East. Last week listeners heard talks about ' nature's boundaries ', by three men who have actually faced them-heat and thirst in the desert, storms at sea, and the Siberian winter.
Today listeners are to hear some more first-hand experiences-those of a man who was engaged in excavation work at Kish, in the wilds of Mesopotamia, for the Oxford and Field Museum, Chicago, from 1922 to 1926, and has been excavating in India for the last seven years. At Kish Dr. Mackay found a large cemetery nearly five thousand years old-but you will hear all about that.

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Unknown: Ernest MacKay
Unknown: Professor E. G. R. Taylor
Unknown: Kish Dr.

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