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Monday, November 5, 2007

Archaeology’s Missing Hero Found

In case you missed yesterday’s news from Egypt, King Tut’s body was moved from the sarcophagus in his underground tomb to a glass climate-controlled case to keep it from turning to dust. What made this event most noteworthy was the fact the young king’s face was revealed to the public for the very first time since he was buried more than 3,000 years ago. Archeologists lifted the fragile mummy out of its sarcophagus, temporarily removing the linen cover from the body. What was revealed was a black, leathery looking face very different from the golden image represented in the funeral mask we’ve all seen.

While the news photos of this event were fascinating, one caught my eye immediately.

Please note the gentleman in the middle of this photo. Look familiar? And I bet, just like me, you’ve been wondering where Indiana Jones has been since his last film was released in 1989. Now we know.


Lynn said...

Looks like Harrison Ford has some competition. This made me laugh! Thanks for the Monday morning giggle.

Lynne said...

He was a skinny little twerp!

My sister and I saw the King Tut exhibit in Philly earlier this year. The things they brought up from the tomb were beautiful. It would have been neat to see the actual mummy.

Mary said...

I didn't care for those movies. I did see the first one, but my hubby loved them.

I would have loved to have seen the King Tut exhibit. I believe it was in Toronto some time ago. Alas, no such luck.

Blessings for a great week.

Patti said...

Thanks for the chuckle, Lynn. Where's Harrison when we need him?

the moose buyer said...

Joan, I seem to remember we went to the Tut exhibition a very long time ago. Under the gold mask, poor Tut seems a little worse for wear but no matter he was still king of all he surveyed 3000 years ago.

That Egyption Archeologist is truly working to save Egypt's treasures and I love watching him on the discovery channel explain the pyramids and everything around them.

Patti said...

WOOPS ~ I called you Lynn, Joan! She must have been thinking about me, or I about her..

she did leave a comment on my blog earlier

Joan said...

Lynn: Giggling always makes my day!

Lynne: When we were young living in NYC, my dad would take us to the Brooklyn Museum where they have a mummy exhibit. I was always so fascinated by them and I still am.

Mary: I was lucky enough to see the two Tut exhibits which have come to L.A. in the past several years. They were both incredible and I'm certainly glad I went.

Patti: You're welcome. And don't worry about calling me Lynn...I've been called a lot worse names.

The moose buyer: Going to the Tut exhibit was such a thrill for me.

Susie said...

He looks a little worse for wear! Guess 3000 years will do that :)

rosemary said...

Than goodness Indiana surfaced....isn't he supposed to be making a movie? I saw in the paper today the digital mask they made of his face....buck teeth and all.

meno said...

Looks like Danny Divito to me. :)

Renee said...

I watch too much Discovery Channel and recognize that guy as the usual Egyptian Archeologist that does all the talking for Discovery. but that is so totally cool that they showed the mummy.

I have to wonder what the mummies would think if they could still think after all these years. (hey, they believed that they would be able to!) But I found it so interesting that they didn't realize how important the brain was and would pull it out (through the nose) and throw it away!!!

Pam said...

I had the same Indiana Jones thought when I saw this photo the first time. But then I put my glasses on and, well, that was that. Meno's right.

sari said...

This is very cool!