Just a couple of fastlinks for you:
Why did it take so long to figure this one out? Photo Books are Better for Toddlers Than Illustrated Books and seeing it for real is even better! This information ties into the idea that the images we see and build for ourselves do have meaning in the long run.
Egypt’s Lost Queen, a documentary on the discovery of the mummy of Hatshepsut the only female pharaoh, at least as far as we know, is definitely worth at least 1 viewing. It is 2 hours long and you do have to put up with Dr. Zahi Hawass, Egypt’s Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, who thinks he’s Geraldo Rivera. If you can get past the posturing on his part it makes for a nice evening of intrigue. I watched it with a friend who met Hawass and has been in the Cairo Museum. His response to the seeming disarray of the Museum, its objects, and its staff was priceless. He said it is just as confusing and mind boggling as it looks. I asked if the place was well air conditioned and cool inside and he said the only place with a proper cold temperature is the mummy room. And you will notice that not all the mummy’s in the museum are kept in the mummy room. Some are in boxes and in glass cases that don’t seemed to be sealed in anyway. Yikes! It’s a wonder that they even had DNA evidence to make this discovery.
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