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David Down

David was a field archaeologist who took a group of tourists to the Middle East every year. At the conclusion of the tour most of the tourists would stay behind and work as volunteers on his digs, which were under the auspices of the Israeli Antiquities Authority. For some 20 years, he published a monthly archaeology newsletter called Diggings, and the magazine Archaeological Diggings, which was distributed by newsagents throughout Australia. He also recorded a weekly 15 minute archaeology talk which was broadcast over dozens of radio stations all over the world, including Moscow Radio, and conducted a monthly archaeology club in the Wesley Mission in Sydney. David Down passed away on Friday March 16, 2018, just three weeks short of his 100th birthday.


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