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(BBC-US)   Fourteen new mummies unearthed near Saqqara, Egypt. Subby speaks for all of us when he says, with the way 2020 has gone, to PUT THEM BACK   (bbc.com) divider line
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2020-09-20 5:07:53 PM  
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"Okay, who here had Egyptian Mummy for September?!"

 
2020-09-20 5:13:16 PM  
HOTY right there, folks!
 
2020-09-20 5:48:57 PM  
 
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2020-09-20 7:41:44 PM  
Were they wearing masks?

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2020-09-20 8:11:27 PM  
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2020-09-20 8:42:06 PM  
I've seen this documentary! 

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2020-09-20 8:47:08 PM  
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You thought Trump was bad?
 
2020-09-20 8:47:39 PM  
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2020-09-20 8:47:42 PM  
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2020-09-20 8:47:56 PM  

Captain Steroid: [i.pinimg.com image 800x600]"Okay, who here had Egyptian Mummy for September?!"


We're totally getting Merman by December at this rate.

It's funny that the pool differentiates between "witches" and "sexy witches".
 
2020-09-20 8:48:46 PM  
Ya gotdamn right , put them  back!
 
2020-09-20 8:52:23 PM  
How long does a person need to be dead before grave robbing becomes archaeology?
 
2020-09-20 8:53:40 PM  
1976-1979:  The Treasures of Tutankhamun tours American Museums.
1980: Ronald Reagan is elected President, leading us down the road to the point we're at now.

Coincidence?  I think not.
 
2020-09-20 8:53:41 PM  
Return the slab!
 
2020-09-20 8:54:15 PM  
You don't speak for me. I say unleash them on the world.
 
2020-09-20 8:55:44 PM  
Did you know ... ?

There used to be colour of paint called Mummy Brown because it was made with Mummies?

Mummies were used for centuries to make quack medicines, and then when artifiial fertilizer was invented by a German (artifiicial fertilizer was invented by a German, this material is precious!) they used mummies to make fertilizer.

Of course, most of this stuff was not made with Kings and Queens. It was mostly commoners, thousands of years worth of them, plus millions and millions of mummified oxen, sheep, cats and dogs. The Egyptians wanted to take everything with them when they went, and they did.

Alas, we have reached Peak Mummy. We did sometime during the 19th century. Now mummies are so rare it is news when they find a whole, unexploited corpse.

Sad old world, innit? Going to the farking scientists, it is. No more industrial profits from "fossil fuel" in the forms of our ancestors. Soon we will have to use up all the fossil water and fossil coprolites and live on the fresh shiat and piss we can make ourselves.

Did you know that the Emperor Vespasian put a tax on the urine collected in Rome. He said:  "The Money doesn't stink" when his Son, the Emperor Titus to be, suggested this was a vile and low trade.
 
2020-09-20 8:57:06 PM  
Urine was used to clean clothing and as a tooth wash in Ancient Rome. Apparently the urine of the Portuguese and Spanish was the strongest and best mouth wash available, so rich Roman ladies bogarted that.

Useless trivia? What is it good for?

Let Brantgoose show you!
 
2020-09-20 8:57:19 PM  
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Throw in Rachel Weisz and I'll allow it.
 
2020-09-20 8:57:33 PM  

abhorrent1: You don't speak for me. I say unleash them on the world.


Name checks out.
 
2020-09-20 8:58:45 PM  

R.O.U.S: I've seen this documentary! 

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What's with the little runway? Are they going to have an alien fashion show?
 
2020-09-20 8:59:42 PM  

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I've seen that face before. To quote MAD, Yech!
 
2020-09-20 9:02:39 PM  
So you're saying that I should not read from this really foreboding book with the big lock on it?
 
2020-09-20 9:04:44 PM  
Tom Cruise will save us
 
2020-09-20 9:07:01 PM  
Fark sing-along...

Way down in Egypt in the Valley of kings
The mummified pharaohs pretend dead in their sleep

Don't touch
Never ever steal
Unless you're
In for the kill!

Or you'll be hit
With the curse of the Pharaoh!!!
 
2020-09-20 9:10:11 PM  
Saqqara is an incredible place half an hour south of Cairo. A necropolis for the middle classes. Much of it still uncovered. Spent a couple of hours going thru various tombs with a local guide. There were tombs for lawyers, accountants, architects, business owners, you name it. And their tombs had hieroglyphs that detailed out their personal history. Stories of picnics, divorces, troubled children, bad mothers-in-law. Great stuff. A lot of it funny. I dawned on me it was basically Facebook chiseled in stone. Same sort of nonsense. Not much has changed in the past few thousand years.
 
2020-09-20 9:12:44 PM  
Experts said the coffins had not been opened since they were buried. WELL....UM....DUH!
 
2020-09-20 9:13:01 PM  
Is terrible actor Brenden Fraser still ok though?
 
2020-09-20 9:20:08 PM  

berylman: Is terrible actor Brenden Fraser still ok though?


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2020-09-20 9:21:35 PM  

brantgoose: Did you know ... ?

There used to be colour of paint called Mummy Brown because it was made with Mummies?


Do you watch QI? I have a feeling it covered that recently, because that is something I know, and it's most likely I would have picked it up from there.

Mummies were used for centuries to make quack medicines, and then when artifiial fertilizer was invented by a German (artifiicial fertilizer was invented by a German, this material is precious!) they used mummies to make fertilizer.

Have you heard of Rothamsted Research's Long Term Experiments? One of the longest running experiments in the world, around the effects of fertiliser on plant life.

/And I didn't hear of that from QI.
//It was actually from a BBC Four documentary about wildlife around the M25.
 
2020-09-20 9:22:25 PM  
Paging raerae1980 to the thread.
 
2020-09-20 9:26:35 PM  
"New" mummies? New mummies aren't the problem. The curse only works on ancient ones.
 
2020-09-20 9:27:30 PM  
Roll them up and give them to stoners to smoke.
 
2020-09-20 9:32:07 PM  
Subby does NOT speak for me.
I'd like to have sex with all of them.
 
2020-09-20 9:35:10 PM  
New mummies?

Wouldn't they be old mummies?

If they're new mummies, that would be news.
 
2020-09-20 9:45:15 PM  
they could release covid negative 2500
 
2020-09-20 9:46:59 PM  
CURSE!
 
2020-09-20 9:49:19 PM  
FTA: Thirteen coffins were discovered earlier this month...

Unearthed mummies AND the number 13? Are they trying to provoke a double-whammy curse?
 
2020-09-20 9:52:04 PM  

fusillade762: CURSE!


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2020-09-20 9:52:11 PM  

Captain Steroid: [i.pinimg.com image 800x600]"Okay, who here had Egyptian Mummy for September?!"


Ok I'll be that guy: what movie / show is that from?
 
2020-09-20 9:52:39 PM  

Flashlight: How long does a person need to be dead before grave robbing becomes archaeology?


Per Ambrose Bierce (pbuh):
TOMB, n. The House of Indifference. Tombs are now by common consent invested with a certain sanctity, but when they have been long tenanted it is considered no sin to break them open and rifle them, the famous Egyptologist, Dr. Huggyns, explaining that a tomb may be innocently "glened" as soon as its occupant is done "smellynge," the soul being then all exhaled. This reasonable view is now generally accepted by archaeologists, whereby the noble science of Curiosity has been greatly dignified.
 
2020-09-20 9:54:26 PM  

fusillade762: CURSE!


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/Cursed hat.
 
2020-09-20 9:55:16 PM  

NeoCortex42: Captain Steroid: [i.pinimg.com image 800x600]"Okay, who here had Egyptian Mummy for September?!"

We're totally getting Merman by December at this rate.

It's funny that the pool differentiates between "witches" and "sexy witches".


And frog.
 
2020-09-20 9:59:53 PM  
Open'em up! I figure if we just keep pumping out the curses we can loop back around to good times!
 
2020-09-20 10:09:38 PM  

FloriduhGuy: Experts said the coffins had not been opened since they were buried. WELL....UM....DUH!


Don't pretend to be any dumber than you have to. Anyone not particularly familiar with you might just assume you're a clueless twat who is so sure he's smrt. The text below is why your statement is either trolling or unrivaled ignorance:

This is rare, good news in archaeology, especially since grave-robbing has been a dependably safe business for people for as long as rich folks want to try and take their stuff with 'em when they die. In just about every culture which has elaborate funerary rites and a habit of burying valuable stuff with the recently-demised has also developed an underground economy based on robbing those graves. In some periods of Egyptian history, contemporaneous accounts have detailed whole families who worked as laborers for the temples by day (building tombs and other monuments) and using their specialized knowledge of the sites to tunnel in and loot the places by night. For generations.

Egyptian mummies in particular are well-known to have religious symbols made from precious metals wrapped up in the cloth around the bodies. Anyone who had previously discovered the sarcophagi would have been very likely to open the coffins and remove these valuable artifacts. The possibility that these coffins have been unopened means scientists may get a lot of uncontaminated information from the bodies (the patterns of layering for the cloth covers, how many layers, what chemicals are used in which stage of the process, etc).
 
2020-09-20 10:12:56 PM  

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Man, someday, I will get to Egypt....*shakes fist*
 
2020-09-20 10:31:44 PM  
Bob Mcfadden & Dor - The Mummy
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2020-09-20 10:41:03 PM  
It's when some weisenheimer decides to turn Tamerlane's mummy scrotum into a tobacco pouch that you need to really worry.
 
2020-09-20 10:57:20 PM  

Flashlight: How long does a person need to be dead before grave robbing becomes archaeology?


If it is done professionally by professional archaeologists sent by state museums or state universities, with consent of the living descendants and supervision from religious leaders who follow the religions represented by the dead people whenever possible, and the people are reburied as soon as possible, then it is archaeology.  If any of those factors are missing, then it is grave robbing.
 
2020-09-20 11:01:26 PM  
Everyone acts like mummies are so amazing, but you can make one with items in your own home*

/If you live alone, you may have to get the main ingredient from next door
 
2020-09-20 11:10:57 PM  

Diocletian's Last Cabbage: Fark sing-along...

Way down in Egypt in the Valley of kings
The mummified pharaohs pretend dead in their sleep

Don't touch
Never ever steal
Unless you're
In for the kill!

Or you'll be hit
With the curse of the Pharaoh!!!


listening to mercyful fate right now, getting a kick
 
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