National Geographic : 1964 Sep
By RAY WINFIELD SMITH IME AND AGAIN over the past dec ade I have packed up the tools of my adopted trade-small hand drill, special micrometers, a miniature centrifuge, a pocket magnifying glass-and have taken to the air for Europe and the Near East. "Where are you off to now?" my wife has patiently asked, as she has put some shirts and a spare suit in my travel case. "Tunis, Alexandria, Baghdad, and Tehran," might have been my answer, or on another Perfume vial, 51/4 inches tall, overlooks the Agora, market place of ancient Athens, where it was found by the American School of Classical Studies. It has not yet been subjected to modern atomic analysis, which is revealing much about the makers of early glass, their craftsmanship, KODACHROMEBY LEEE. BATTAGLIA, 346 NATIONALGEOGRAPHICSTAFF © N.G.S.