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October 1979

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The Lost Culture of Deli
Inside the grey metal vault was the key to this extinct civilization
Inside the grey metal vault was the key to this extinct civilization


The expedition had been working the site, with minimal success, for some time. Tempers were frayed. Even the most civilized and erudite members of the party were nipping at one another. The rains, alternating with the searing heat, had worn down all of them. That, and of course the looming sense of failure. None of them, in spite of earlier optimism, had the vaguest idea that they were about to make a strike that would rival, and indeed surpass, the discovery of the fabled Rosetta Stone of millennia past...


Copyright: 1979 Omni Magazine

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