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Week of July 8, 2013

Old school: U-M in History

On the water

Men and women frequent a canoe rental dock circa 1900-19 on the Huron River.
— Courtesy Bentley Historical Library

This month in history (89 years ago)

A university team led by Professor Francis W. Kelsey assisted in the excavation of a site in Turkey, where 60 fragments of a Roman inscription was earlier found. They proved to be parts of a copy of an inscription in Rome, in front of the mausoleum of Augustus, called Res Gestae Divi Augusti. In July-August 1924, the university team recovered some 200 additional fragments related to the document. —  From “The University of Michigan, An Encyclopedic Survey”

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