Between Spectacle and Science: Margaret Murray and the Tomb of the Two Brothers

  title={Between Spectacle and Science: Margaret Murray and the Tomb of the Two Brothers},
  author={Kathleen L. Sheppard},
  journal={Science in Context},
  pages={525 - 549}
  • K. Sheppard
  • Published 19 October 2012
  • History
  • Science in Context
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