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Post by Digit » Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:59 pm

I've seen Zahi on TV on a number of occasions and have always respected what he seems to be doing to conserve his country's heritage, till today!
I understand that the exhibition that was planned for London is now off because the venue will eventually be used as a casino. The US one will go ahead because he's getting 300 million for it and it's about time the rest of the world started supporting his efforts instead of grave robbing in the past etc, etc.
If it wasn't for the west much of what he exhibits, or wants returned, would have been lost to posterity.
Perhaps he should study some more recent history.

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Post by JohnB » Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:16 am

If it wasn't for the west much of what he exhibits, or wants returned, would have been lost to posterity.
Like the Apis Bulls perhaps?
Perhaps he should study some more recent history.
Perhaps he has. :wink:
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Post by Digit » Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:39 am

When I first started to read the Nat Geo it was full of the attempts to raise money to save monuments that would otherwise be lost after the flooding of Lake Nasser.
The Egyptian attitude at that time was, 'if you want to save the tombs etc, you'll have to do it.'
In general they did not seem to care one way or the other.

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Post by marduk » Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:44 am

The Egyptian attitude at that time was, 'if you want to save the tombs etc, you'll have to do it.'
and you didnt ever think they had an agenda Roy ?
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Post by Digit » Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:48 am

I was young then Steve, I didn't develop a nasty suspicious nature till later.
But without a doubt the temples would have been lost without western money and expertise, so they were quite prepared to lose their heritage if the alternative was they had to cough up the cash.

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Post by marduk » Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:30 am

what about the tombs below the temples
didn't move them did they
quite happy to see that piece of Egypts heritage submerged
never wonder why
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Post by Digit » Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:44 am

Steve mate. If you know how to understand the mentality of Arabs the government needs you! My wife calls me Spock because I am governed by logic, most people are a total mystery to me outside of the engineering/science community.

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Tombs

Post by Cognito » Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:15 am

what about the tombs below the temples
didn't move them did they
quite happy to see that piece of Egypts heritage submerged
never wonder why


Maybe the tombs didn't fit the revisionist agenda? Here's an Egyptian noblewoman from circa 2650bce. Notice anything unusual about her?

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Post by Minimalist » Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:25 am

She's missing an arm?
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Arm?

Post by Cognito » Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:29 am

She's missing an arm?
Dammit, Min. I knew I should have cropped that image! It's something else, and for your next attempt don't tell me you cannot see any nipples, OK? :D
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Post by marduk » Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:41 am

well the paint has faded and some joker coloured her eyes in blue
(official style egyptian response)
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Post by Digit » Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:02 am

She sure looks good for her age. Anybody know what make up she uses?

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Post by Minimalist » Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:05 am

Digit's right.

She's kind of hot.
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Post by JohnB » Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:12 pm

Um, she's Caucasian? Certainly lighter than one would expect for someone in the ME.

She wouldn't look out of place walking down the streets of London.
what about the tombs below the temples
didn't move them did they
quite happy to see that piece of Egypts heritage submerged
never wonder why
I knew it, I just knew it! Those tombs actually held the secret entrance to the hidden temples of Atlantis, didn't they? Huh? Huh?

Sorry, I just had to. :wink: :)
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Re: Tombs

Post by Beagle » Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:49 pm

Cognito wrote:
what about the tombs below the temples
didn't move them did they
quite happy to see that piece of Egypts heritage submerged
never wonder why


Maybe the tombs didn't fit the revisionist agenda? Here's an Egyptian noblewoman from circa 2650bce. Notice anything unusual about her?

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2650 BC is the beginning of the Old Kingdom. There's no blue eyeshadow - appropriate since trade had not begun yet in Lapis Lazuli.

But she does have blue ornaments around her neck, and I don't know of any other way that they got that shade of blue at that time.

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