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2010-03-29 13:32:20

The Egyptian antiquities authority said Monday that archaeologists have unearthed a 3,500-year-old door to the afterlife from the tomb of a high-ranking Egyptian official near Karnak temple in Luxor. The recessed niches that are found in most ancient Egyptian tombs were meant to take the spirits of the dead to and from the afterworld.  The pink granite slab was covered with religious texts and stands at nearly six-foot-tall. The door was discovered in the tomb of User, the chief...

2006-01-24 08:40:00

CAIRO -- Egyptologists have discovered a statue of Queen Ti, wife of one of Egypt's greatest pharaohs and grandmother to the boy-king Tutankhamun, at an ancient temple in Luxor, an Egyptian antiquities official said on Tuesday. The official said the roughly 3,400 year-old statue was uniquely well preserved. Ti's husband, Amenhotep III, presided over an era which saw a renaissance in Egyptian art. "It was a time of flourishing of art in ancient Egypt ... Behind a good man is a strong woman....


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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.