This story was simply too incredible to ignore given my deep affinity for educators and their cinematic rock star – Indiana Jones!
By Marc Lallanilla
A team of law-enforcement officials including FBI agents has swooped down on a rural home in Indiana that houses a bizarre collection of artifacts from around the world.
“I have never seen a collection like this in my life except in some of the largest museums,” Larry Zimmerman, professor of anthropology and museum studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, told The Indianapolis Star. Zimmerman added that he is “frankly, overwhelmed.”
The collection belongs to Don Miller, an unassuming, 91-year-old Indiana native who is now being called “the real Indiana Jones” for his lifetime of globetrotting adventures.
Born in rural Rush County (roughly 35 miles east of Indianapolis), Miller attended engineering school and joined the U.S. Army Reserve during World War II, at which point his life took a curious turn.
His stint in the Army led Miller to the…
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