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26Nov/02Off

Weblog of the century…

Somebody at work presented a link to this site because it contained a review of the new Monsters Inc. DVD, but it turns out to be a truly hilarious weblog.
LILEKS (James)
is an eclectic mix of politics and nostalgia. Check out
the BLEAT for interesting daily news, but don't miss
the
Gallery of Regrettable Food
, also available in dead tree
edition at a bookseller near you.

26Nov/02Off

King Tut’s Tomb

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Today marks the 80th anniversary of the the opening of King Tutankhamen's tomb by Carter and Canarvan in the Valley of the Kings.

I've been interested in Egyptology as an amateur for quite some time. Egyptian culture thrived for millenia before the Roman period, and produced a rich variety of art, literature and architecture. Recently I have been reading The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen, which is Howard Carter's recollections of the excavation effort.

Surprisingly, many of his research notes have never been published, but there is now an effort to make them available
via the web.
Tutankhamun: Anatomy of an Excavation.
includes scans of his field cards (used to identify objects) and may photographs.

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