A photograph shows ancient Nabataean carved tombs at the archaeological site of al-Hijr (Hegra), near the northwestern Saudi city of al-Ula, on February 3, 2023. - Dating back to the first century BC, the archaeological site includes 111 tombs, most of which boast a decorated facade, cave drawings and even some pre-Nabataean inscriptions. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP) (Photo by THOMAS SAMSON/AFP via Getty Images)
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What happens when several hundred archaeologists gather in a “glass box” in the desert?

It’s an odd kind of question, but this actually occurred last week when experts from al