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Pasadena Star

Silk kites and beer will be the tools of choice for Cal Poly Pomona students as they try to build a pyramid.

Architecture students in the cement and masonry structure class will construct a 106-ton pyramid without modern tools.

Instead, they will use a technique that could have been used by ancient Egyptians.

Maureen Clemmons, president of the management consulting practice Transformations, explained the theory during an introduction to the course Thursday.

Cal Poly Pomona will be one of several colleges helping Clemmons research the theory. The class of 100 will use her seven years of scaled testing to figure out if building at a large scale would be feasible.

“How can you turn the opportunity away?” said Gary McGavin, associate professor of architecture at Cal Poly Pomona and instructor of the cement and masonry class.

Clemmons proposed the idea that a smaller work force and innovative use of available resources made making the massive Egyptian monuments easier than once believed.

In her research, Clemmons claimed that hieroglyphics show ancient Egyptians using their sailing knowledge to harness and use wind in their favor.


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Egypt State Information Service

Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak inaugurates Sunday 10/2/2008 the International Whales Nature reserve of Al Fayoum in celebrations to be organized by the Environment Ministry on the occasion of the UNESCO’S choosing this nature reserve to join the list of the world nature heritage which comprises 259 such locations worldwide.

Environment Minister Maged George said the location of the whales’ nature reserve was developed to become a unique open museum as it includes 400 whales skeletons dated back to more than 40 million years ago.

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Archaeology Magazine – Nefertiti’s Eyes (Earl R. Ertmman)
Archaeology has a feature in the March/April 2008 issue entitled Nefertiti’s Eyes, which you can see online at the above address.

Did the queen’s distinctive feature become a symbol of Egyptian royalty?

All eyes were on the Valley of the Kings the morning of February 5, 2006, when our expedition first looked into the chamber now known as KV63, the first tomb found in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings since that of Tutankhamun (KV62) in 1922.

Press speculation was rampant over what the tomb might hold. Would our expedition find the mummies of royal women from the late 18th Dynasty, such as Queen Nefertiti, thought by some to be Tut’s mother? Or the six princesses she bore to the pharaoh Akhenaten, including Tut’s queen, Ankhesenamun? The mummies of these women have either not been found or identified. Perhaps they were removed from Akhenaten’s capital at Amarna when a later king, presumably Tut, returned to the traditional capital of Thebes on the Nile opposite the Valley of the Kings. Did Tut rebury them in the Valley?

After taking out several stones blocking the doorway from the tomb shaft into the chamber, we peered through the narrow opening. Inside, we could see many large ceramic jars and several wooden coffins, some with yellow-painted faces. The press speculation was incorrect on all counts. We found no mummies in any of the tomb’s seven coffins and no inscriptions to tell us for whom these coffins were initially intended.

But while studying the coffins, I discovered–in the eyes of faces painted on three of them–an intriguing link to Nefertiti, the queen whose name means, simply, “the beautiful one has come.” While none of the coffins held Nefertiti’s remains, the eyes may tell us something unexpected about her celebrated beauty. Was it in part the result of a genetic syndrome?

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A new publication from Graffito Graffiti

Travellers’ Graffiti from Egypt and the Sudan IV

Elkab – The Rock Tombs

by Roger O. De Keersmaecker

PhilaeAs far as possible, biographical and bibliographical information is given,
also graffiti found in other places.

The booklet is presented with spiral binding 21 cm x 29,50 cm, 60 pages.
With 20 black and white en 14 in colour illustrations.

Published and printed by the author, Price: 15.00 Euro.
Excluding packing and postage.
Available from: roger.de.keersmaecker@skynet.be

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Event: 16th Sharkeya Arabian Horses Festival

Date: 2 September

Location: Cairo-Belbes desert road, Egypt.

Sharkeya Governorate celebrates every year with one of the most enjoyable festivals of Arabian horses 2 September in Cairo-Belbes desert road, Egypt. Some Arabian and Foreign countries participate in the festival such as Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar, America, England, Germany, Austria and Belgium, in addition to Egypt.

The jockeys are looking forward to winning president Mubarak’s cup of show jumping championship. This festivsl is supported by Ministry of Tourism, National Council of Sport and also World Arabian Horse Organization (W.A.H.O).

The participants of the Festival:

1- The Egyptian Polo Federation.
2- The Egyptian Equestrian Federation.
3- Police Sports Federation.
4- The Armed Forces Equestrian Club
5- The Egyptian Polo Federation.
6- Police Training Department.
7- Police Academy.
8- Police Administration.
9- Arabian horses farms throughout the Republic
10- Police Music Ensemble
11- Republican Guards Equestrian Club.

The Festival Show

– Inauguration Show
– Show of Horse Taming on the Rhythms of Music
– Gymnastics on the back of Horse Show,
– Physical horses movements with Music Rhythms Show
– Show of Arms Use Skill on the back of the Horse

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When: Oct 2008 (annual)
Where: Cairo International Conference Centre (CICC)
Opening Hours: 10am-10pm
Egypt’s annual Beauty & Fitness Exhibition takes place at the Cairo International Conference Centre.
The world’s top cosmetic, health and beauty companies reveal their latest products, and visitors can test lotions, potions, make-up and more.
Full programme details are released on the EMP Media Website as soon as they are available.

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When : 7 – 15 Apr 2008 (annual)
Where : Taba Heights, Sinai
Search for inner peace at Egypt’s Yoga Festival, held in exotic Taba Heights, in Sinai and beside the ancient Giza pyramids. Organised by T E N Tours Egypt.
For professionals searching for a Retraet in Sinai or a place to stay near Taba : http://ghannahlodgeretreat.wordpress.com/

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