Rome (Jan. 22)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
A new geographical survey of Palestine will be made by a special committee formed in Florence.
The survey will be made for a new Italian encyclopaedia which is being prepared under the editorship of Professor Giovanni Gentile, Minister of Education in the first Mussolini cabinet.
Several Jewish scholars in Italy have been invited to cooperate in preparation of the new edition. Among them are Professor Bondanti, editor of the law section of the encyclopaedia, Dr. Enriques, professor at the University of Rome, former teacher of Professor Albert Einstein, who will edit the section on mathematics.
The committee, which will make the geographical research of Palestine, was formed on the initiative of the Italian Geographical Institute and is headed by Professor de Filippi. Professor Roberto Almagia, a Jewish scholar, professor at the University of Rome, is vice-president of the committee. The initiator of the idea was General Vachelli, who, as a representative of the Military-Geographical Institute at the International Geographical Conference in Cairo, visited Palestine last year.