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SCI TURKEY EXCAVATION 2

In an undated handout photo, a restorer cleans a preserved deesis fresco that appears under alluvium at an excavation site in Turkey. The excellent condition of a newly discovered 13th-century chapel has stirred hopes among archaeologists that an entire city may be largely intact underground. (Myra-Andriake Excavations via The New York Times) — NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH STORY SLUGGED SCI TURKEY EXCAVATION BY JENNIFER PINKOWSKI. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED.

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