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Post by Minimalist » Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:52 am

He likes Egypt being #1, even if the find was a major disappointment IMHO.

http://www.archaeology.org/curiss/trenches/topten.html
Top 10 Discoveries of 2006 Volume 60 Number 1, January/February 2007

How do you know it's been an extraordinary year in archaeology? When the discovery of the earliest Maya writing and a 2,500-year-old sarcophagus decorated with scenes from the Iliad don't crack ARCHAEOLOGY's Top 10 list:

1. Valley of the Kings Tomb
KV63 was the first tomb to be excavated in the Valley of the Kings since Tutankhamun's in 1922. The chamber held seven 18th Dynasty coffins.
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Post by Beagle » Fri Dec 29, 2006 9:48 am

I can remember us posting 7 of those top 10. If we got the other three I missed 'em.

Do you think Zahi is on the selection committee?

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Post by Starflower » Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:03 am

And speaking of Zahi, found this news item:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0, ... 51,00.html
ACCORDING to legend, the pharaoh Tutankhamun brought down a curse on all those present at the opening of his tomb. But now the boy king of Egypt has finally met his match — the curse of the Millennium Dome.

Plans for a grand exhibition of the teenage pharaoh’s treasures at the venue have been thrown into doubt because Egyptian officials will not allow the artefacts to be displayed next to a proposed casino.

The dome’s owner is hoping to be granted a licence for Britain’s first Las Vegas-style gambling venue next month.

However, Cairo’s most senior antiquities official has described such a move as a “disaster”, claiming this weekend that it would “insult the dignity” of Tutankhamun.

“If there is a casino in the dome, I will not send the exhibits to London,” declared Zahi Hawass, the secretary-general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities
“They can make the casino after the exhibition leaves London,” said Hawass.
I really don't know what to say :roll:
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Post by Minimalist » Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:17 am

I will never — [even] if they give us a billion dollars

For a billion he would. Marketing ploy. Zahi must want to install air conditioning in the Cairo museum!
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Post by Beagle » Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:18 am

That makes me wonder what Zahi really wants. 8)

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Post by marduk » Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:48 am

I really don't know what to say
the curse of king tut was baloney and doesnt actually exist
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Post by Digit » Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:01 pm

Are you trying to ruin all my fun Marduk?

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Post by marduk » Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:02 pm

if youre a committed pseudohistorian
then yes
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Post by Cognito » Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:17 pm

the curse of king tut was baloney and doesnt actually exist

What? The curse doesn't exist? Are you kidding me? The curse is Zahi, of course. He's not just a curse, but a living one at that! :shock:
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Post by marduk » Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:23 pm

This story has been told many times, but fact and fiction are usually blended. Two recent authors who have separated the facts from the myths are Christopher Frayling and Nicholas Reeves.

First, the facts: Lord Carnarvon, who had funded the search for King Tut's tomb, and archaeologist Howard Carter entered the king's burial chamber on February 17, 1923. On or about March 6, Lord Carnarvon was bitten by a mosquito on his cheek and became ill. Reported in the media, this event caused many people to jump to the conclusion that King Tut's tomb was cursed.

Many famous people volunteered their theories to the press. For example, Marie Corelli, a popular novelist at the time, expressed her thoughts in a letter published in New York and London newspapers. In part, her letter read:

I cannot but think some risks are run by breaking into the last rest of a king in Egypt whose tomb is specially and solemnly guarded, and robbing him of his possessions. According to a rare book I possess . . . entitled The Egyptian History of the Pyramids [an ancient Arabic text], the most dire punishment follows any rash intruder into a sealed tomb. The book . . . names 'secret poisons enclosed in boxes in such wise that those who touch them shall not know how they come to suffer'. That is why I ask, Was it a mosquito bite that has so seriously infected Lord Carnarvon?

Corelli reported that the Egyptian author also warned: "Death comes on wings to he who enters the tomb of a pharaoh."

Her concerns seemed to be on target when Lord Carnarvon's condition worsened. The mosquito bite became infected, he contracted pneumonia, and on April 5, he died. The legend of the curse became fact and was enhanced by many rumors. Here are five of the most famous rumors - and the real truth behind them:

Rumor 1: On the day of the tomb opening, Carter's pet canary was eaten by a cobra (a symbol of the ancient pharaohs). The truth is that, although Carter had a pet canary, he gave it to a friend named Minnie Burton to watch, and she gave it (alive and well) to a bank manager.

Rumor 2: At the moment that Carnarvon died in Cairo Hospital, the lights across Cairo went out for five minutes. Actually, around the time that Carnarvon died, the hospital lights did go out for a few moments. Within a few weeks' time, this fact was twisted into the more interesting rumor. As Christine El Mahdy points out, the lights in Cairo are notorious for going out without warning - even today.

Rumor 3: Carnarvon's dog Susie, back in England, howled and dropped dead at exactly two o'clock in the morning, the time that Carnarvon died. No one knows whether this story is true or not, but it seems suspicious, especially since Egypt and England do not share the same time zone. The story might be a bit more believable if Susie had died at two o'clock Egyptian time.

Rumor 4: Over the door to King Tut's tomb was an inscription that read "Death shall come on swift wings to him that toucheth the tomb of the Pharaoh." Notice that this inscription closely matches the quotation Marie Corelli cited from the ancient Arabic text. Even today, it is easy to find books that report this inscription as fact. For example, in his recent book about mummies, author John Vornholt writes, "In an outer chamber, they [Carter and Carnarvon] found a clay tablet that read: 'Death will slay with his wings whoever disturbs the peace of the Pharaoh.'" This is simply not true.

Rumor 5: Most of the people present at the opening of the tomb met untimely deaths. Again, Vornholt writes that "13 of 20 people who were present at the opening of King Tut's burial chamber died within a few years." Vornholt does not give his source for this information, but it is clearly incorrect. The truth is that the newspapers at the time had a field day with the curse. Whenever anyone related to Carnarvon or the discovery of the tomb died, the death was taken as proof that the curse was in effect.

However, Egyptologist Herbert E. Winlock examined the evidence some 12 years after the tomb's opening. Of the 26 people present at the opening of the burial chamber, only 6 had died within the next 10 years. When King Tut's sarcophagus was opened, 22 of the 26 people were present, but only 2 of them had died within 10 years afterward. Finally, only 10 of the 26 people had watched the unwrapping of the mummy. And none of them had died within the next decade! In fact, many of the people who had the most contact with the king's mummy lived long and productive lives
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Zahi does believe in a curse, but its not what you may think
Zahi Hawass wrote:I believe that men like Frederick Schultz, whom a New York judge convicted of stealing and dealing in stolen Egyptian antiquities and sentenced to imprisonment for a term of 33 months and a fine of $50,000, are the real "Egyptian curse". They destroy Egyptian monuments and erase segments of the historical record.
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Post by Forum Monk » Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:37 pm

Very interesting. Now if only you could apply your myth-busting expertise to:
1. Kennedy Assassination
2. Roswell Coverup
3. 9/11 Trade Center Implosion
4. 9/11 Pentagon Missle

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Post by Cognito » Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:52 pm

Zahi does believe in a curse, but its not what you may think
Zahi Hawass wrote:
I believe that men like Frederick Schultz, whom a New York judge convicted of stealing and dealing in stolen Egyptian antiquities and sentenced to imprisonment for a term of 33 months and a fine of $50,000, are the real "Egyptian curse". They destroy Egyptian monuments and erase segments of the historical record.
Agreed. Anyone who destroys antiquity for personal gain is a curse. :evil:
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Post by marduk » Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:33 pm

Very interesting. Now if only you could apply your myth-busting expertise to:
1. Kennedy Assassination
2. Roswell Coverup
3. 9/11 Trade Center Implosion
4. 9/11 Pentagon Missle

1. it was a lone nut with a gun, high velocity bullets really do break up like that and cause multiple wounds inside the body
2. ask stanton friedman hes the expert there
Friedman has concluded that in July 1947 an electrodynamically propelled scout vehicle from a large, interstellar "mothership" originating from Zeta Reticuli crashed in the New Mexico desert, perhaps due to a lightning storm. The U.S. Government is in possession of both the craft's and occupants' remains, and maintains a cover-up of the highest and sinister intrigue to prevent this becoming public knowledge. Mr. Friedman has published and lectured at length regarding the myriad details and accounts he has accumulated throughout his years of study that have led him to that conclusion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanton_T. ... O_Research
the Roswell autopsy footage is now known to have been filmed in london by an amateur film crew very recently
3. what world trade centre implosion. it was two aircraft that did it while the whole world watched
4. still taken from the car park camera
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bit big for a missile
and this is what happens to aircraft that hit reinforced concrete at speed
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they vaporize
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Post by Starflower » Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:43 pm

marduk wrote:
I really don't know what to say
the curse of king tut was baloney and doesnt actually exist
I agree with you there :shock: (stranger things have happened after all) I just can't believe Zahi and his power tripping. The man is becoming a megalomaniac. He must be stopped... arghh(or AWW) :lol:
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Post by marduk » Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:51 pm

The man is becoming a megalomaniac
he is not becoming a megalomaniac
definition
megalomaniac
1. a person afflicted with megalomania.

definition
megalomania
1. Psychiatry. a symptom of mental illness marked by delusions of greatness, wealth, etc.
2. an obsession with doing extravagant or grand things.

I think hes been there some time already

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