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Dear Robert Cargill,

May 25, 2011

17 lost pyramids were discovered in Egypt by space scientists… did you read that?

By. Space. Archaeologists!

Please do something equally cool at Qumran…

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 25, 2011 1:06 pm

    if we did this at qumran, someone not involved with the discovery would immediately claim that the technology is subjective and untested and therefore any conclusions drawn from it are unreliable; someone else would immediately claim that whatever we discovered was not the product of those who lived in the area, but placed there by others living in jerusalem; and someone else would create an anonymous army of aliases trashing the cvs and personal lives of those involved in the discovery.

    but because it’s egypt, i note that dr. hawass also gets a mention and even made a pictorial appearance in this article, although i can’t figure out how or why…

  2. May 25, 2011 1:10 pm


    Awesome. Well played sir!

  3. nazani14 permalink
    June 19, 2011 8:53 am

    I just wanted to toss in that in mid-June Zahi Hawass, the familiar face of Egyptian archaeology, was cleared of all charges against him. Like many intellectuals, he had to do a lot of sucking up to the Mubarak regime in order to hold his position and get research funds. It will be interesting to see what happens with the Ministry of State for Antiquities in the next few years. I suspect they will go on as they have, since fascination with ancient Egypt draws in so much money. I have no opinion on Hawass’ ethical or scientific status, but I’m sure the new government recognizes him as a marketable commodity.
    I do think he’s a bit of a nutter, because I recall reading in one of his books that he thought the mummy of a child was pleading with him to reunite it with the mummies of its parents.

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