What the heck is that? August 2019

There. The great work was completed and ready for the public.

It had taken years to excavate this mysterious tunnel in the floor of the tomb of Seti I

 

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

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

2.  Where does this doorway lead?

What the heck is that? June 2019

Egyptologist Orpheus Maclamore Schwartz excavated here for years, finding little, and leaving him with the mystery of why someone put a mill stone way out here in the desert.

If you think you can help Dr. Schwartz:

  1. What is the name of this important site?

Sun temple of Nyuserre at Abu Gorab

 

  1. Who built those three pointy things off in the distance?

Pyramids of Sahure, Niuserre, Neferirkare

 

 

 

Where the heck is that? May 2019

Inside what has to have been the messiest pyramid burial chamber ever, Egyptologists found this intact and sealed sarcophagus.  It was the most exciting find of the year!

If you think you know:

  1. This burial chamber is in what pyramid?

Sekhemkhet at Saqqara

 

  1. Who was buried in the beautiful calcite sarcophagus?

Nobody. It was sealed and left empty

 

 

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:

 

What is the name of this temple?

Kom Ombo

What animal was venerated here?

Crocodile (Sobek) and the Falcon (Haroeis

 

 

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!