Where the heck is that? – April

Exhausted after excavating and restoring the temple of Hippyhoppyhotep, Egyptologist Sydney Octavian Twee hoped no one would notice the big rock left in the side entrance.  He just didn’t have the strength to move the blessed thing.

 

Besides, he was still busy restoring the area where the sacred water buffalo was kept.

 

 

Do you think the CyberScribe may be confused? If so:

 

  1. What is the name of this temple?

 

  1. What animal was venerated here?

 

If you think you have the solutions to these questions, come to the April meeting with your answers and perhaps you will win a prize!

Where the heck is that? March

The Egyptian Government has finally revealed some of the new Grand Egyptian Museum interiors.  Here is a shot of the Grand Stairway leading to the new Wahoohotep exhibit area. At the base of the stairway are exhibited the pair of guardian statues that flanked the entrance into the burial chamber.

 

If you think the CyberScribe may be confused:

 

  1. Where do you think this photo was taken?

 

  1. Can you visit this scene today? If not, why not?

Answers

 

Shepheard’s Hotel

Burned down in 1952

Where the heck is it? – February 2019

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Atherton Wifflestang, an Egyptologist from the Snidley Institute made his greatest discovery with the Temple of Amenhotep VII. Here, in the well-preserved interior of the temple, sits one of a set of giant flower pots, which the inscriptions tell us, were filled to overflowing with masses of bright blue geraniums. Unfortunately, the blue geranium no longer exists.

If you think that the CyberScribe might be in. error:

  1. Where is this site? (Name of the temple or site)

 

  1. Where is it located within the temple or site?

 

  1. What purpose did this structure serve, if not as a giant flowerpot?

Answers

 

Medinet Habu

column base

Great Hypostyle Hall

If you think you have the solutions to these questions, come to the February

meeting with your answers and perhaps you will win a prize!

Where the heck is it? – January 2019

For the very first time, the CyberScribe is using a color photo.  The head, Identified as that of the pharaoh Ramesses IV by its discoverer, Egyptologist, Dr. Abernathy Pontefract. Beguiled by the intense color, Pontefract spent nearly a decade trying to determine the nature of the wonderful blue paint, but with no success.  One day a sympathetic Egyptologist whispered the answer into his ear, and Pontefract ran off screaming and was never seen again.

If you think that the CyberScribe might be in. error:

  1. Who do you think is the Pharaoh represented by this head?
  2. What is the identity of this fabulous “blue paint?”
  3. Bonus Question: What museum displays this treasure?

 

If you think you have the solutions to these questions, come to the January meeting with your answers and perhaps you will win a prize!

Where the heck is it? – November 2018

A photo from the tomb of Amunsetiramessmontuhotep where we see the tomb owner’s weird old aunt Nefer-Gladys sitting in her favorite tree, pouring tea for her nephew and offering him some doughnuts.

Or if you don’t think this is correct:

  1. Who is the strange woman sitting in the tree?
  2. In what type of tree is she seated?

Answers

  1. Isis, Nut or Hathor
  2. 2. Sycamore

Where the heck is it? – October 2018

As time went on, Pharaohs had less and less cash to spare for building pyramids and had to make adjustments.  Here is the well-preserved pyramid of a Pharaoh so reduced in resources that we only know him as ‘Fred-Hotep.’

If you think that the CyberScribe might be in. error:

  1. Who do you think constructed this pyramid?
  2. Where is it located?
  3. What was the reason for that nice balcony window?

If you think you have the solutions to these questions, come to the October meeting with your answers and perhaps you will win a prize!

Answers

  1. Sennedjem
  2. Deir el Medina
  3. It originally held a curved top stela

Where the heck is it? – August 2018

 

Rare photo of the initial excavations for the Cairo subway system.

Or if you don’t think this is correct:

  1. Where do you think the photo was taken? Be VERY accurate and precise.
  2. When and whom was this excavated?
  3. Bonus question: What great discovery lay at the bottom of this huge excavation?

Answers

  1. Zawyet al Aryan
  2. 1904 – Alessandro Barsante
  3. A stone basin and nothing else

 

If you think you have the solutions to these questions, come to the August meeting with your answers and perhaps you will win a prize!

Where the heck is it? – July 2018

Professor Oswaldo Snee sitting near his greatest and last discovery.  After looking at all the rubbish that needed to be moved, he resigned his position and became a used car dealer in Poughkeepsie.

Or if you don’t think this is correct:

  1. Where do you think the photo was taken? Be VERY accurate and precise.
  2. When and why was this building erected?
  3. Bonus question: If not Prof. Oswaldo Snee, who is the seated man?

Answers

  1. Deir el Bahari
  2. 1479-1478 BC – mortuary temple of Hatshepsut
  3. Howard Carter

Where the heck is it? – June 2018

A rare photo of the Winter Palace Hotel in Luxor, before it was totally trashed by Egyptian teenagers on Spring Break.  It was rebuilt, and the exterior changed to that of the modern Winter Palace Hotel.

The two gardeners are looking for a cobra one of them misplaced.

Or if you don’t think this is correct:

  1.  Where do you think the photo was taken? Be VERY accurate and precise.
  2. When and why was this building erected?
  3. Bonus question: what is located on this site today?

If you think you have the solutions to these questions, come to the June meeting with your answers and perhaps you will win a prize!

 

Answer

  1. Giza
  2. Around 1880, for the Khedive’s harem
  3. Cairo zoo

Where the Heck Is This? Nov

The badly damaged hieroglyphs on this wall were finally read just last year, and identified the structure as the take-out window for a place knows as “Wally-Hotep’s Pizza.” The large carvings on either side show gods presenting the kings with extra-large, all-meat special pizzas.

Or if you don’t think this is correct:

1. What is the name of this structure?

2. Who is the king in the wall carvings?

If you think you have the solutions to these questions, come to the October meeting with your answers and perhaps you will win a prize!