AO 4:01, Jan/Feb 2001
Our readers let loose on traveling to Baalbek and Pompeian porn!
Golf in the Desert
I cant resist adding another comment about the mysterious golf clubs held by archaeologists with the late-19th-century Babylonian Expedition (see Bruce Kuklick, My Lifes Shattered Work! The Strange Ordeal of Hermann Hilprecht, AO 03:03). For more than 25 years I have seized every opportunity to wander through deserts and wilderness areasalmost never without my trusty golf club. It is a perfect walking stick in rough terrain, a reassuring companion in snake and scorpion country, and useful for turning over promising stones, sherds and other bits of ancient debris.
Erich A. von Fange
Savannah River Drive, Michigan