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Colonial Office Seeks Director for Palestine Antiquities Department

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Candidates for the post of Director of Antiquities in Palestine may apply for this position up to March 15, it was announced here by the Colonial Office.

The duties of the Director include the administration of the Department of Antiquities and the Government Museum, the supervision of excavations conducted by non-official persons and bodies, and the conservation of historical monuments in the territory. The salary of the post inclusive of allowances is £E.1,300 per annum, and in certain circumstances the post is pensionable.

Persons with experience of Near Eastern archcology and the conservation of ancient buildings are eligible for this post.

Prof. J. Garstang formerly held this post.