Ch2-2c Greg & Jacob at the university Library

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Re: Ch2-2c Greg & Jacob at the university Library

Postby ghill » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:32 am

The lad's finally looks at Greg "Did you mention money"
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Re: Ch2-2c Greg & Jacob at the university Library

Postby ImpInTraining » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:45 pm




Greg smiled and said, "Having spent a lot of time in higher education myself, I can sympathize with a student's need for a little extra money on hand. Everything you tell us will remain in the strictest confidence."
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Re: Ch2-2c Greg & Jacob at the university Library

Postby ghill » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:09 pm

The young man discreetly holds out an open hand while Greg counts some notes into it.

"Professor Westerlund has been arrested by the local police out in Malta, they say he's been selling off artifacts from one of the digs. All three of the digs have been suspended, we were all sent home on Saturday. Prof Humphries came out along with a legal bloke for the university and they got the police to release us back to the UK. But all the supervising faculty members are still there being questioned."
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Re: Ch2-2c Greg & Jacob at the university Library

Postby ImpInTraining » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:23 pm

Greg's brow furrowed as he wondered what, if anything, this had to do with the other professor's death. "Do you know what these artifacts were that were allegedly sold off, or to whom he had sold them?"
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Re: Ch2-2c Greg & Jacob at the university Library

Postby ghill » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:18 pm

"The thing about the digs is they're all neolithic sites, its not as though there is a market for big pieces of rocks and the sort of things which you could sell are ten a penny because you can pick them up in the fields. I reckon someone official has heard some disgruntled local and jumped to conclusions"
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Re: Ch2-2c Greg & Jacob at the university Library

Postby royya » Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:20 am

Have you heard about artifacts called the Maltese Fragments ?
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Re: Ch2-2c Greg & Jacob at the university Library

Postby ghill » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:21 am

"I'd be a pretty poor archaeology student if I hadn't."
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Re: Ch2-2c Greg & Jacob at the university Library

Postby ImpInTraining » Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:55 pm

Greg asked, "Do you think it might be possible he was selling some of the fragments?"
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Re: Ch2-2c Greg & Jacob at the university Library

Postby ghill » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:13 pm

He might have I suppose, but as artifacts go they aren't exactly culturally significant, hauling everyone off to prison is a massive over reaction to something like that. Its a bit like someone flogging (selling) indian arrowheads or knapped flints
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Re: Ch2-2c Greg & Jacob at the university Library

Postby ImpInTraining » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:03 pm

Greg pondered a little longer, assuming what the student to have said as true. "Is there a complete list of artifacts found in these excursions anywhere?"
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Re: Ch2-2c Greg & Jacob at the university Library

Postby ghill » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:37 pm

"Everything and I do mean everything we find is photographed and documented, but as far as I'm aware Professor Westerlund is responsible for that"
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Re: Ch2-2c Greg & Jacob at the university Library

Postby royya » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:17 pm

And he is arrested in Malta ... what was the late Prof. Gosham's connection at this matter ?
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Re: Ch2-2c Greg & Jacob at the university Library

Postby ghill » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:33 pm

The young man looks at Jacob, "Connection? I have no idea mate, I think the Prof Gossham came over to Malta a couple of times...but...look I'm not sure i really understand what your asking"
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Re: Ch2-2c Greg & Jacob at the university Library

Postby royya » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:27 pm

Was he part of the expedition? a colleague of Professor Westerlund ?
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Re: Ch2-2c Greg & Jacob at the university Library

Postby ghill » Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:24 pm

"Like I said mate, the prof was school of European studies, the digs are run by the school of Archaeology and Ancient history. I guess he might have done some summer work there in the previous years though. Some people join the dig during summer recess, because apart from your flight and a bit for food, the accommodation is all paid for. It makes for a cheap summer holiday."

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Greg and Jacob can clearly see a middle aged woman in twinset and pearls calling out to them as she walks purposefully down the corridor towards them. Jacob knows full well the university counts as private property and both men could be accused of trespass which is in some cases a criminal offence. NB Greg and Jacob have time to ask a quick question if they want to risk it - this doesn't look like a woman who would demean herself by running
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Re: Ch2-2c Greg & Jacob at the university Library

Postby ImpInTraining » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:13 pm

Greg didn't like the look on the approaching woman's face. She looked as if she meant business, and not the kind he was interested in. "Hey, thanks for all your help. Good luck with your studies and stuff." He looked to Jacob and said, "We have an appointment to catch, right?"
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Re: Ch2-2c Greg & Jacob at the university Library

Postby royya » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:48 am

Yes. let's get moving and find Liz and Clay
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Re: Ch2-2c Greg & Jacob at the university Library

Postby ghill » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:10 am

Turning on their heels Greg and Jacob walk quickly out of the building then out of sight, the woman calls out after them asking them to stop. Concealed by the pillars of one of the vaulted sandstone corridors which surround the small quad they watch the woman stop at the doorway hands on hips she looks around for them then gives up clearly frustrated.

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