No one can say that Sir Leonard Woolley had a one track mind. After digging at Tel el-Amarna, next he was off to Italy. Fortunately for him he had a gift of languages and within a month he was speaking fluent Italian. It was not without much effort on his part. He lived with his language tutor, talked Italian with him at meal times and far into the night, but at the end of the month he was even naturally thinking in Italian!