Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Exhibition: Behind the scenes at Lost Egypt

Lost Egypt

The Lost Egypt blog has been updated with details about construction work at the Lost Egypt exhibition, with the building of a reconstruction of part of the temple of Karnak. With photographs.

When the ancient Egyptians built the pyramids and tombs, they used solid materials like limestone and granite. On the Lost Egypt project, we need materials that are going to be durable (although not quite as durable as the Pyramids!) to last for the entire 6+ year tour of the exhibition, as it travels around the U.S., but also lightweight and easy to assemble at each new location. Wood panels that fit together using camlocks are a good solution. Showing up at the next venue with semi trucks filled with limestone ready for assembly would be a bit challenging….where are those pyramid builders when you need them?

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