Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Friday, November 23, 2007

Ancient Rock Art in Danger

Some really amazing ancient images are being destroyed. This story has a good comparison photo which shows the damage created in just 50 years.

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=23204

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Again with King Tut

Well with his move in his tomb to his eventual removal to the Cairo museum probably a stop over at the mummification museum in Luxor. Here is still another story.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/11/weekinreview/11wilford.html?_r=2&ref=science&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Interviews on Tavelling Tut Exhibit

Though these two interviews are actually from last December this show has generated a lot of bad feelings though this author did not have a chance to see it. The complaints have varied from choice of objects to tickets being too expensive and galleries being way over packed.

A short interview with Egypt's Supreme council of antiquities, Secretary general Dr. Zahi Hawass.

http://www.archaeology.org/online/interviews/tut.html

Valley of the Kings: Zahi Hawass

This is not new just an essential short by Egypt's primo Egyptologist.

http://www.guardians.net/hawass/articles/King_Tut_CATscan.htm

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

CT scans for Toronto's Mummies

Toronto's mummy Djedmaatasankh led the way more than thirty years ago

http://www.thestar.com/News/article/273888

Dignity of Display

It saddened me to see the boy king leave his sarcophagus all the effort by his ancient people to provide the king with his eternity is now broken and completely dismantled.

http://www.independent.ie/opinion/analysis/where-is-the-dignity-in-the-display-of-this-corpse-1212892.html

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Dr. Hawass on Tutankhamun's Move

I almost did not bother with this one except that Dr. Hawass is the big guy on the subject , so here it is with no photographs.

The article is a bit of a linguistic nightmare.

http://guardians.net/hawass/Press%20Releases/king_tut_moved.htm