Are Egyptian Antiquities Safe?

| February 2, 2011

The world holds its collective breath as politically seismic events erupt in Egypt, home to some of history’s most unique and valuable antiquities, including the Great Pyramid complex. Looters have already damaged important antiquities in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. According to Global Post, the army is now securing museums and the main pyramids. See [...]

Sphinx Head Recarved — I Knew It!

| August 2, 2010

After skimming a little of the internet, I realize that I am not the only non-professional observer to look at the massive lion body of the Great Sphinx and conclude that the “puny” little “pharaonic” head does not match. Egyptologists have clung to the conventional, nationalistic view that the head of the Sphinx is that [...]