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Preserving Our



hat reminds you of home? Perhaps a favorite photograph, a child's artwork, a miniature pair of ruby slippers like Dorothy's in the Wizard of Oz. Each conveys a powerful message.

University of Delaware researchers are helping to preserve the treasures of our heritage, those things we value and pass down to the next generation of the world family. In the pages ahead, we meet an archaeologist working to unearth an ancient port city in Egypt, a linguist on a quest to save a dying language in Uganda, and conservators helping partners around the globe to preserve prized heirlooms and artwork.