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Cry in the Night

Cry in the Night By Carolyn Hart

IN THE December 28 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
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by Cynthia Chow


At a 1982 Washington D.C. lecture by a visiting Mexico City, Egyptologist and assistant museum curator, Sheila Ramsay is stunned and mesmerized. Not so much by the passionate discourse on the criminality and barbarity of museums purchasing artifacts from thieves and pillagers, but by Jeremiah Elliot’s striking looks and obvious dedication to preserving historical treasures. After a day spent with “Jerry” touring the Smithsonian Sheila is so completely smitten, that when her museum offers the seemingly unobtainable opportunity to return a borrowed manuscript to the owning family in Mexico City, Sheila impulsively applies and is shocked to when she is selected.

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