A gap in time • Earth.com A gap in time

Simply put, excavation stood as archaeologist’s only option until recently, Foote said. And she believed that this could have hurt Saudi Arabia’s place in the history books. The archaeologist explained, “A great deal is known about the first to third millennium B.C. and we’re well informed about ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.” Photo Credit: FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP / Getty Images

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