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With the above in mind, your contribution enables us to continue to provide an outstanding educational experience to young and old, locally and far afield and provides the potential to save irreplaceable treasures and artifacts of a whole civilization and heritage from oblivion.

Your contribution allows us to promote research that changes the way we view history and our forefathers. Your generosity, support, and partnership with us makes a difference to every person we reach – THANK YOU!

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