Robert Allen's Travels
In early May, 1971, Mr. Allen returned to Western after an extended leave of seven years during which he visited no less than 39 different countries throughout the world. He was in Jerusalem during the 6-day war where he received an official commendation of gratitude for his assistance with Israeli casualties at the Haddasah Hospital during the battle for Jerusalem.
His objectives for travel were to visit prehistoric and historic archaeological sites and to secure artifacts for the museum. During his diversified travels, Mr. Allen was a member of a safari which visited prehistoric rock art sites in the Sahara desert. He also visited primitive cultures in South African countries and the mysterious monolithic monument of Stonehenge in England. His travels also included France where he and the late WB professor Stanley S. Flohr were granted special permission to visit the famed prehistoric art cave at Lascaux, France. The cave is closed to the public to protect the millennia-old art.
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Mr. Allen embarks on a journey in Egypt
Mr. Allen (far left) is greeted by College personnel upon his arrival back on campus.