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Excavation Chapter Summary & Analysis - Day 1 Summary

James Rollins
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Day 1 Summary

Henry Conklin, an experienced archeologist, is at Johns Hopkins University with a mummy that he has retrieved from the Peruvian Andes. Henry meets with a an old friend and colleague, Dr. Joan Engel, who was the head of forensic pathology. Joan is able to determine that the mummy was thirty-two when he died and that his throat was cut. Upon examining the mummy, they find a Dominican cross and a ring on the mummy and realize that he was a Spanish priest. The mummy is put into the CT scanner and almost immediately a yellow substance sprays all over the room as the head explodes. The substance is in liquid form, but Henry recognizes it as gold.

Back at the dig site, Henry's nephew, Sam Conklin, is working with the other grad students in the ancient Inca tunnels. Sam and Normal Fields, a National Geographic photographer, head...

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