Thursday, December 22, 2005

King Tut

Went to see the King Tut exhibit at the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art. Apparantly I saw this show when it was in San Francisco in the late 70s, but I was a smoosh at the time. They didn't have the golden sarcophagus, but the audio tour was narrated by Omar Sharif. King Tut notes:
  • Parking space 2d339
  • The Book of the Celestial Cow is an Egyptian funerary text--I bought a sacred cow magnet!
  • The magical brick of Thutmosislh (1400-1390 BCE) has the following inscription, ddressed to the demons of the north: "You who come to pull my hair, I will not allow you to pull my hair."
  • Horus the elder is a funerary god, the falcon is one of his symbols. Here be Horus:

  • Faience is blue stuff that the ancient Egyptians used

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