Wednesday, May 11, 2005

History In the Making Made

Update: For some inexplicable reason, the link to Archaeoblog below is welded to this blog, and I have not been able to change it. The URL for the link is http://archaeoblog.blogspot.com/2005/05/media-corner-fallen-ones-on-may-14.html. Sorry for any inconvenience.

If you have reviewed many entries in this blog, then you know by now that many times I will bring you a serious subject, and follow that with some type of flippant question. Well, the trend continues with this fine item from ArchaeoBlog
Media corner The Fallen Ones on May 14, SciFi Channel:
An archaeologist unearths the remains of a giant humanoid. Soon, evidence is uncovered that reveals the creature to be the offspring of a human woman and a fallen angel — the beginning of a lineage whose terror is about to be reborn into the modern world. Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers) stars.

We hate it when that happens. Out there in the field, excavating a nice 2x2, getting a good sample of beer jar and bread mold ceramics, a few identifiable mammal bones, and feeling pretty pleased with yourself for recognizing what appears to be a hearth, and the next thing you know you're running for your life from, say, the rotting, animated remains of Ra-Hetep-Heres that you happened to resurrect by accidentally reciting the reanimation spell from the Book of the Hereafter. Then for the next few days it's fight with mummy, run for your life, fight with mummy some more, run for your life, recover the Sword of Amun-Ra from the lost Temple of Aten, run for your life, find the Book of the Dead, read the correct verse while simulataneously holding said mummy captive in the Pool of the Spirits and running him through with the Sword of Amun-Ra thus sending him back to the netherworld.

And don't even get us started on the warm beer we have to deal with.

Hmmm, seems I don't really HAVE any witticism for that. I can do no better.

Check out this blog. There are many links, and commentary, on a variety of archaeology related subjects, some serious and scholarly, some not. But all interesting.

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