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Sometimes the best place to hide a secret is in plain sight. In the University Museum hangs a portrait of professor David M. Robinson, one of the great classical archaeologists in the United States during the 20th century. The celebrated man had a dark secret, however, known only to his former student, Mary Ellingson. Half a century after Robinson’s death the chance discovery of Ellingson’s forgotten scrapbook uncover Robinson’s secret and message hidden in Robinson’s portrait.
Kaiser, Alan, "The Secrets of David M. Robinson and the Olynthos Excavations" (2017). Lecture Series. 29.