|Even John Wayne found himself acting in such a movie
in “The Legend of the Lost” with Sophia Loren. It is the story of
their efforts, along with Rosanno Brazzi, trying to locate a missing treasure
in the ruins of ancient Timgrad. Once found, the treasure is then stolen
by Brazzi, who leaves his partners Wayne and Loren in the middle of nowhere
to die there. Fortunately, Wayne and Loren survive the ordeal, though Brazzi
is not so lucky.
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|Not all of archaeology concerns treasures of gold or
jewels, though it is about the wealth of information that can be learn
about the past, by discovering and researching it. Thus, the items
that are found are of great importance, in order to learn and understand
about the past. Just what are these items? In more simplistic
terms, think of the toy or comic book you might have now, or that you had
as a child. As time passes, that item goes from an everyday, common
place item, to what would be known as a collectable, as few items survive
the passage of time. As more time passes, it becomes an antique.
Think of all the antique stores that there are and what one can find in
them. With yet more time passing, and fewer of the items surviving,
the item now becomes a relic. To an archaeologist, they are called
artifacts, and these artifacts are very valuable objects in understanding
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|Just as with the Indiana Jones movies, there are certain
areas, and certain periods of time that people do find of greater interest.
With that in mind, we will provide you information and opportunities to
learn more about such places. We will also try to provide you with
a few other archaeological areas important or unique here in North America.