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-60- [[underlined]]The Archeology of Israel[[/underlined]] Each member of the Board of Regents had received two letters from Congressman Bill Green (and a copy of a reply from Mr. Humelsine) regarding the Archeology of Israel exhibition. The Regents discussed this correspondence and related facts candidly and fully. They reviewed the chronology of the Smithsonian's planning for the exhibition and particularly the circumstances which caused the Israeli Museum to decide not to go through with it. During the course of their review, it became clear to the Regents that questions indeed were raised by outside parties about the title to a few of the more than 300 objects under consideration. In the circumstances the Regents did not believe it appropriate to change the position which the Secretary and his staff have taken. Mr. Humelsine agreed to communicate these conclusions to Mr. Green.
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