Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thieves Strike the Khedive Tawfiq Mausoleum

This is another sad article on a theft in Egypt. This time it is Khedive Tawfiq Mausoleum which has been the victim of theft of two elaborately embroidered pieces of cloth that were hanging in the mausoleum. The Kiswa as they are known were behind thick glass which the robbers smashed.

In the past a Saudi Arabian princess tried to bribe the elderly guard to take them with her to no avail. The Kiswa may well have been stolen for an interested party? It appears that once again the theft was made easier by the incompetence of Egyptian politicians and bureaucrats.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Louis Armstrong: Go Down Moses

Love this by the great Louis Armstrong.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Superman: The Mummy Strikes

Here is a 1943 episode of Superman "The Mummy Strikes".

An ancient inscription is translated at the Egyptian museum, the inscription is a warning about the tomb of the ancient Egyptian king Tush. As Clark Kent and party descends into the catacombs of Egypt's 18th and 20th dynasties they find evil.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

We Want Our Mummy

Here we have the 1939 Three Stooges short "We want our Mummy".

The Three Stooges are detectives hired to find the mummy of the Egyptian king Rootintootin III for $5000. During their investigation they find the mummy of king Rootintootin's queen Hottytauty which unfortunately they destroy.

Absolutely nothing in the Egyptian room of the history museum looks Egyptian!

Good for a laugh.

Tomb of the Unknown Mummy

I found this cute kids game from the fine folks at National Geographic while looking around today. Very Entertaining!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

17th Dynasty King Discovered?

The article from a couple of days ago is a misinterpretation of the story for the newly discovered king is in fact not newly discovered as he is mentioned at least twice and is known to be the grandfather of Seqenenre Tao II whose mummy is in the Cairo museum.

The name of this king is known but thought by archaeologists to be imaginary. This is just the first time that a monument inscribed for king Sen Nakht N Re has been found proving that he was a real king.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Raising Amenhotep

The northern of two colossal statues which stood in front of the mortuary temple of the 18th dynasty king Amenhotep III who died in the middle of the 14th century bc has been stood up. It is a beastly piece of rubble with the exception that the great king's wife Tiye is nearly perfectly preserved near Amenhotep's right leg.

There are plans to put the head and other pieces back on to the statue as well there are also plans to return the recently found southern colossus.