Professor G. A. Reisner '89, of the Semitic Department, now on leave of absence, will shortly resume the work of excavation at Samaria, in Palestine, at the head of the Harvard expedition. The summer campaign of 1908, superintended by Professor D. G. Lyon h.'01, continued intermittently for several months. The results were very gratifying. This year it is hoped that retarding difficulties in the way of few and inefficient workmen will not be encountered.
The assumption of the active work of excavation by Professor Reisner will be a return to the original plan, rendered impossible last year by his engagement in Egypt. Ample funds for the work have been provided by Mr. Jacob H. Schiff, of New York.