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FUN: The riddle of the Sphinx?

FUN: The riddle of the Sphinx?

Courtesy of ‘Archaeology tools and equipment‘ on Facebook

Thursday Photo

Thursday Photo

This week’s photo is courtesy of the ‘Egypt Forever’ Facebook page.

NEWS: Two Old Kingdom engraved blocks return home

NEWS: Two Old Kingdom engraved blocks return home

“A New Zealand citizen turned over two ancient Egyptian artefacts which had been in the possession of his late friend. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs handed over two Old Kingdom sandstone engravings to the Ministry of State for Antiquities (MSA), which were for decades in the possession of a New Zealand photographer. The blocks depict two […]

NEWS: In the public eye

Molly Gleeson uses a brush to clean the exterior of an Egyptian casket more than 2,000 years old. “‘That, to me, looks like Egyptian blue,” Lynn Grant said as she scrutinized a painting on mud plaster from more than 3,100 years ago. Colleague Molly Gleeson agreed, but was curious why tests showed that the paint […]

NEWS: Foetal mummy recreated for Tutankhamun anniversary

“The Tutankhamun Exhibition has created a replica of the mummy of one of the Egyptian pharoah’s two still-born baby daughters to mark the 90th anniversary of his tomb’s discovery in 1922 – a first public viewing of the tiny mummy. “Can you see anything? Yes, wonderful things.” With these words Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon […]

FUN: Pharaonic strength

FUN: Back from yet another globe-trotting adventure, Indiana Jones checks his mail and discovers that his bid for tenure has been denied

FUN: Back from yet another globe-trotting adventure, Indiana Jones checks his mail and discovers that his bid for tenure has been denied

“January 22, 1939 Assistant Professor Henry “Indiana” Jones Jr. Department of Anthropology Chapman Hall 227B Marshall College Dr. Jones: As chairman of the Committee on Promotion and Tenure, I regret to inform you that your recent application for tenure has been denied by a vote of 6 to 1. Following past policies and procedures, proceedings […]