Dear Readers: I got a most gracious promo today from a dear friend, so I thought I would day “Hi” and link you to my exiting new capitalism-supporting project: The Chicago Tea Party! The 2009 of the famous Boston Tea Party encourages citizens to protest the bad-behavior-rewarding Obama-Pelosi-Reid policies by mailing tea bags to the White House and Congress!
In terms of Egyptology, I encourage everyone to check out the updates on the newly discovered tomb in the Valley of the Kings, KV63. The most recent entry:
In January, as the conservation work began in earnest on the coffins, the KV-63 team also began opening some of the remaining storage jars. Jar number 13 was the first to be examined and proved to contain some of the most interesting items…. including a wooden bed. The bed had been broken into many pieces to fit inside the jar, but is now completely restored. The bed features the customary lion head decorations at the head end and the raised footboard on the other; its length is 170 cm. There are no “feet” to speak of, so it may have been used simply to hold a coffin or mummy “off” the ground during the embalming process. Some strange boards covered with linen and adorned with possible “feet” were also in Jar 13. When these items are conserved, we will see if they have any possible connection with the bed as supports.