Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Egytpological Conflicts in Modern Egypt

"Ahmed Saleh, the director of SCA’s Abu Simbel antiquities department watched with the rest of the world as Hawass made his discoveries in Bahareya on December 13th, 2004. 'That was a real joke. How can a scientist hold an axe and just hack at a tomb on air? All scientists know that a lot of processes should precede the opening of a tomb. If you just hack away at it you lose important historical evidence. I am sad that this is what Egyptology has come to,' Saleh says". This is a real fun article about both the Bahariya oasis live excavation and the recent Tutankhamum CT scan. Well worth the read.

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