Friday, July 14, 2006

New Discovery

Having now been to Egypt, I find myself extrememly interested in Egyptian stuff. There was a new show on the Discovery Channel this past Sunday (airing another million times, I'm sure, for those of you with TiVo) about the new tomb that they just opened in June in the Valley of the Kings.

Their theory is that it's the tomb of King Tut's mom. Someone took great pains to "erase" the names off of the artifacts, so it's not for sure. But that's what they speculate, anyway.

That said, on the show, they were opening this one sarcophagus, and were hoping to find a mummy inside. Instead they found pillows. But they were so excited about the pillows. One woman even exclaimed "Ooooh! Ancient Egyptian Pillows!" That nearly made me snarf the milk I was drinking. Hilarious. And wouldn't you know it, there's an Ancient Egyptian Pillows (well, all linens, actually) SPECIALIST! How do you get that job? Hi, I'm Carmen, and I majored in ancient Egyptian pillows. I'm the EXPERT on ancient Egyptian pillows. Go on. Ask me ANYTHING!

9 comments:

Karen said...

How do you tell your parents you want to major in ancient linens? we're just jealous, it would be cool to have jobs like that. I'm excited- I just ordered our tickets/made the hotel reservation to see the King Tut Exhibit in chicago in September. I saw it in chicago in the 70's when it was here the first time.

Red said...

Maybe now, thanks to this discovery, we'll find out why Egyptian cotton is so renowned (and expensive!).

Happy Friday to you too, and happy Bastille Day. Allons enfants de la patrie and all that.
(But we still whooped their asses in the World Cup, he he!)

Luck o' the Irish said...

I would have like to major in "Anubis". HAHA

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

I've often wondered how people get some of the jobs that the commentors on The History Channel have too.

Dorothy said...

Hi, I majored in post cold war era casseroles. Ask me anything.

Zeus said...

If that's how you become an Ancient Egyptian Pillow expert, then just call me The Clumped Up Litter expert.

Don't laugh - it takes talent and sheer will to make litter clump the way you want it to!

Goofy Girl said...

That's cool! Haha am I a nerd if I think that?!

Chi said...

I will have to try to catch the show...I love archaeology....and enjoy learning more about King Tut. *s* Also, I loved your short door above.

Jim McKee said...

I was gonna major in underwater basket-weaving... But my career counselor said the benefits were kinda sucky... so now, I'm a programmer. Go figure.