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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:02 pm    Post subject: Tut Exhibition Book! Reply with quote

Well I received my book. It came quite fast and the photographs in that book are just amazing! I am really enjoying it.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a great book, isn't it? Very Happy Just looking at those beautiful photos gets me all fired up for the exhibition. I don't know that every piece shown in the book will be on display at our venue (it always depends on space and exhibit layout), but that's part of the anticipation.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is great. I really like that ankh-shaped mirror case!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was taken by the Senet board. We were talking about that in regards to the virtual Senet game imanobody is designing, and the more I looked at it the more impressed I was. But I doubt I'd be able to pick out only one artifact as my single favorite. Too much bling for the eye to take in. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought that the Senet game was very beautiful, but it's rather small, no? I pictured them being large, like the size of a chess board.....but not square. Laughing

I really like the jewlery, and that chest with Tut's cartouche on it. Man, it would be incredible to see these wonderful things in person.
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I thought that the Senet game was very beautiful, but it's rather small, no? I pictured them being large, like the size of a chess board.....but not square.


I thought it was pretty big, and it comes with its own table. My Senet game didn't come with a table.

I want a table.

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I really like the jewlery, and that chest with Tut's cartouche on it. Man, it would be incredible to see these wonderful things in person.


Yes, it sure would. So, sometime between May 26 and January 1 simply hop on a plane and come visit Chicago! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My Senet game didn't come with a table.

I want a table.


LOL I want a table for mine too...
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LOL I want a table for mine too...


I think we both need a carpenter, then. Any carpenters among our exalted ED members?

I noticed in the photograph that the table for Tut's board also has a sledge at the bottom, runners and all. Why I don't know, but it looks very nice so I want mine to have a sledge, also. Very Happy
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LOL If I mention painting my coffee table to match my senet game, will you stop me?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know about anyone else, but I would not stop you from painting your coffee table! What color did you have in mind? The pictures in this book are stunning! I cannot really pick a favorite either, some of those artifacts are extremely beautiful! Did I ever mention that I am a total fanatic for gold? Smile
Anyway, I absolutely love the two-page photo of the site of Amarna! It is so beautiful, sad, and captivating at the same time. It really gives off a lonely effect. Oh how I wish to be there, especially at this gloomy time of year.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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LOL If I mention painting my coffee table to match my senet game, will you stop me?


Stop you? Come on, anneke, you know me better than that. I'd encourage you. Laughing

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I absolutely love the two-page photo of the site of Amarna! It is so beautiful, sad, and captivating at the same time. It really gives off a lonely effect. Oh how I wish to be there, especially at this gloomy time of year.


That's a perfect description of it. I don't think I could've put it any better. I'd guess you're talking about the spread on pages 76 & 77, the scene of the Amarna ruins at sunset.

As much as I've always dreamed about visiting Egypt, Tell el Amarna is probably not even on my top 20 list of destinations to see. For one thing, there's virtually nothing left of the site--that column you see in the photograph, for instance, is not an original but a modern reconstruction; for another, it's one of the few sites in Egypt that is reportedly not always safe for Westerners to visit. A friend of mine from Egypt confirmed that for me. I would certainly enjoy exploring the ruins of the tombs in the distant wadis, but there are so many other sites in Egypt that are much more complete and compelling.

Then again, we all know how much of a fan of Akhenaten you are. Very Happy
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That's a perfect description of it. I don't think I could've put it any better. I'd guess you're talking about the spread on pages 76 & 77, the scene of the Amarna ruins at sunset.


That's the one! Very Happy
I did not think that column was original, I have never seen it before in other photographs.

If I ever get the opportunity to visit Egypt, Amarna will be number one on my list of places to visit! I would not be too worried about the "unsafe" reputation of the area. I am capable of taking care of myself (LOL, or so I think!) Anyway, I doubt I would actually go there as a one person expedition! If I did that, I would probably just end up lost and dehydrated Laughing
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And mummified, maybe. They'd find your desiccated corpse and think you were an Amarna mummy, and you'd end up in a museum display case with some Amarna pots and ushabtis. Very Happy
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On my first trip to the Amarna area, it was even more deserted and lonely of a place than it is now. I understand a tourist rest stop has been constructed in the area, access to the Northern Tombs has been made much easier--there seems to be an effort to make it more tourist-freindy. When I was there first time, believe it or not a fellaheen gave us a ride out to the site on his tractor! And there wasn't a bit of shade--any cooler area was in the tombs.
The man with the tractor told us to be sure to leave earlier enough so that we wouldn't be in the area when it was dark, that was when tourists where likely to be robbed...or worse! Needless to say, we where out of there by afternoon! It was such a great experience, though. It's unbelievable how very lonely, beautiful and quite the area can be at that time of day. I sat on a big boulder at the Northern Tombs, could see the area of the Northern Palace, across the valley to the Nile. Wonderful! I could swear the spirits of those who lived there were all around me! It was, in a way, very spooky-feeling!
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It sounds like a wonderful experience, Osiris II. The way you describe it, even I feel more like visiting Tell el Amarna.

Now, you did handsomely tip the guy with the tractor, right? Very Happy

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Wonderful! I could swear the spirits of those who lived there were all around me! It was, in a way, very spooky-feeling!


I've heard that more than once from people who've visited famous historical sites. I once met a man who had visited one of those Aztec ball courts and had the exact feeling you were describing--it as very eerie, as though he were being watched. He didn't know what those ancient ball courts were about until later, when he eavesdropped on a guide who was giving a tour to a group there. Needless to say he was a bit creeped out. Shocked
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