October 27, 2003


...is approaching, and David over at Cronaca quotes a delightful paragraph from the print edition of the New York Times that didn't make it into the online version. The article is about Emory University returning what is believed to be the mummy of Rameses I, pharaoh of Egypt from 1293 B.C. to 1291 B.C., to Egypt:

In what was a spur-of-the-moment decision, he said, the Rameses I coffin will be reunited with the mummy. In Cairo [on the way to its permanent home at Luxor], the mummy will not be in the same room as Seti I and Rameses II, he said, "but they will visit in the evening."

Can't imagine why they wouldn't have put that online -- I suppose pixel inches cost too much...

Posted by Ideofact at October 27, 2003 11:52 PM