Sunday, October 15, 2006

Tomb robbing at its finest
"Sara Orel, associate professor of Art at Truman State University, spoke at Passport to Egypt programs Kings and Commoners: Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt Oct. 6 in Pegasus Theater at 11 a.m. At 2 p.m. the same day, UCO's legal counsel, Dr Brad Morelli talked on the subject of illicit traffic in antiquities. Orel, art historian and anthropologist, outlined the basic geography of Egypt tracing the development of the ancient civilization. 'Egypt wouldn't last a day without the Nile,' she said. 'But it was essentially a very stable civilization. Even the Roman emperors are shown wearing the same costume as ancient Egyptians.' In ancient Egypt, the dead were buried in pits in the dessert, surrounded with grave goods. These earliest mummies are the best-preserved bodies, said Orel."
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