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  Topic: The Mummy Films
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PostForum: Miscellaneous   Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:18 pm   Subject: The Mummy Films
I just watched a real golden oldie - Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile
A truely fun easy movie but the real scene stealer is in the background - it was filmed in the actual locations. No CG back th ...
  Topic: Ancient Egyptian Tombs Could Disappear in 150 Years
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PostForum: Pyramids, Tombs, & Monuments   Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:41 pm   Subject: Ancient Egyptian Tombs Could Disappear in 150 Years
Quite some time ago there were several news items giving details on planned nuclear power stations being built in egypt - can't help but shudder at the thought.
Better is the solar energy production ...
  Topic: Amarna Royal Tomb - Discussion
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PostForum: Evidence from Amarna   Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:34 am   Subject: Amarna Royal Tomb - Discussion
Very Happy Thankyou very much Lutz for posting that from Martins book.
I thought it interesting to see on the Thutmose III jar that the 'Djehuty' in name was left untouched.
Also the suggestion is mention ...
  Topic: Leiden Museum (again)
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PostForum: Travel   Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:22 pm   Subject: Leiden Museum (again)
Very Happy I love those photos - some of yours have come out better than mine. I have an attack of the blurries at the worst moments too sometimes.

I'd have loved to have been there with you all, sounds l ...
  Topic: Currency ?
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PostForum: Travel   Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:41 am   Subject: Currency ?
Smile I don't take much currency with me really as the bank ATM's will give you egyptian pounds and even my Kiwi cards are accepted by them.

I have in the past taken American dollars and British ster ...
  Topic: Amarna Royal Tomb - Discussion
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Replies: 15
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PostForum: Evidence from Amarna   Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:21 am   Subject: Amarna Royal Tomb - Discussion
The Fitzwilliam Museum have quite a few fragments of Akhenaten's shabti also. http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/dept/ant/index.html
And some more pieces are now at the Petrie Museum
http://www.digital ...
  Topic: Photography in Egypt
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PostForum: Travel   Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:09 pm   Subject: Photography in Egypt
Laughing reading my posts again it does come across that way too. I'm unintentionally death to tour companies.

I guess its because that Luxor has so much to see and the sites are really very accessib ...
  Topic: Photography in Egypt
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PostForum: Travel   Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:01 pm   Subject: Photography in Egypt
Smile At the tempes and outside sites you are free to take whatever photos you wish. Sometimes a small fee can be added for using a tripod - I don't have one so have not really paid attention to this. ...
  Topic: Royals depicted at Abu Simbel
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PostForum: Pharaohs and Queens   Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:56 am   Subject: Royals depicted at Abu Simbel
I've been looking at some wonderful old photos taken inside and out at Abu Simbel by an expedition of Breasted's. They're of good quality considering it was back in 1905-07, and since photography is b ...
  Topic: Travelling to Abydos from Luxor
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PostForum: Travel   Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:36 am   Subject: Travelling to Abydos from Luxor
Luther wrote: I'm guessing that the best plan to include these places is to take an organised tour for the rest of the trip and then do these 3 after finishing in Luxor?
If its your first visit to Eg ...
  Topic: Swimming in the Nile!
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PostForum: Travel   Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:22 am   Subject: Swimming in the Nile!
To be honest if it were me I would only swim further south at around Aswan. Certainly not at Luxor or north of it.
Waste water, alot of rubbish, and a great variety and quantity of dead animals end ...
  Topic: Royals depicted at Abu Simbel
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PostForum: Pharaohs and Queens   Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:41 pm   Subject: Royals depicted at Abu Simbel
It would be interesting to know at what stage of construction the fašade, more specifically the family figures, of the temple were carved. It does appear that at least at the time the names were inscr ...
  Topic: Royals depicted at Abu Simbel
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PostForum: Pharaohs and Queens   Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:57 pm   Subject: Royals depicted at Abu Simbel
Very Happy I like your ideas too Neferuaten, and like you I'm always fascinated with the families both of royals and non royals.
I also think its most plausible that some of the elder daughters such as Bake ...
  Topic: Diving for Mernaure's sarcophagus
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PostForum: Pyramids, Tombs, & Monuments   Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:10 pm   Subject: Diving for Mernaure's sarcophagus
Smile I'd read about diving being planned in the Nile to the south and at Luxor but this is quite a big challenge!
What a marvellous find if it were rediscovered. Good luck to Robert Ballad Smile
  Topic: Photos of artefacts at the British Museum
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PostForum: Art and Literature   Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:02 pm   Subject: Photos of artefacts at the British Museum
I actually was meaning to mention that the British Museum has revamped its website and its quite fabulous now (smiley nod to Stan who brought this to my notice).

There's a searchable database that ...
 
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