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August 13, 1955

Dr. Dows Dunham, curator
Department of Egyptian Art
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston, Massachusetts

Dear Dunham:

We have had some requests to have a radio-carbon test made of some ancient Egyptian objects of certain dynasties, to see if the new dates proposed by Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky are valid.

Some “expendable” organic (wood, cloth, etc.) objects of the following dynasties are needed: Dynasties 18, 19, 20, 25, 30.

If the Museum of Fine Arts is willing to sacrifice some bits of material of these dynasties and if it can arrange to have these tests made, we are willing to bear the costs—provided they are not beyond our means.

With my kindest regards and best wishes,

  Yours cordially,
  Robert H. Pfeiffer