What the heck is that March

Lacking a cell phone camera with which to make selfies, Pharaoh Amenhotep VIIIth had wall panel carved portraits prepared whenever one of his relations dropped by.  Here we see the king with his cousin Clarisse-Hotep, her husband Re-Meket and the kids.

If you think that the CyberScribe might be in error:

  1. Where was this photo taken? (Name of the temple or site)

 

  1. Who are the three figures??

 

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

What the heck Feb

A terrible accident occurred one notable day in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.  A pair of workers carrying items intended for the souvenir shop collided with a tea caddy.  Both attendants were trying to enter the staff elevator first and neither would yield. Needless to say, all involved were given the sack.

If you think that the CyberScribe might be in error:

  1. Where was this photo taken? (Name of the temple or site)

Answer: Tomb of Meket-Re and Wah

 

  1. What is the photo documenting?

Answer: Funerary models

 

  1. Bonus question: who was the photographer?

Answer: Harry Burton, photographer of Tut’s tomb

 

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

 

What the heck is that?

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?

Shepheard’s Hotel

 

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

Burned down, January, 1952

 

 

 

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!

What the heck is that? November

An amazing discovery was made a few years back.  It was this place, the burial place of Imhotep.  Imhotep was the inventor of free-standing stone architecture, rubber snakes, skate boards and the Hula Hoop. The place was in great shape, even preserving the wooden roof over the front door.

 

Or, do you think there could be some other answers? If so,

 

  1.  Where do you think this place is located?

 

If this photo has no connection to Imhotep, what was Imhotep’s great invention

What the heck is that? September 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

 

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

Answer: Dier el Bahari

 

  1. Where does this doorway lead?

Answer: Hatshepsut’s mortuary temple on the upper level

 

What the heck was that? August 2019

“Waddayoumean, this one’s empty, too?” was the plaintive cry of Lady Winifred Aspergillis Torkel, Egyptologist. She had spent her last piaster on this dig in the Valley of the Kings and was hoping to find some nifty stuff to sell, to recoup her fortunes.

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

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

Answer: burial chamber of King Sneferu’s Meidum Pyramid. c 2600 BC

 

  1. Where is this style of roof called??

Answer: Corbelled

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