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February 2015 Where The Heck Is It?


These ruins are the remains of the ticket office and snack bar of a drive-in movie theater located on Elephantine Island, near Aswan. Constructed by Ramesses XIX, it ran successfully for a very long time, till closed by Ptolemy XII after it began running numerous movies of questionable taste: “Assyria Needs Women”, “A Crocodile Named Desire”, and “Neferhotep Does Swenett”, etc.

Or do you have a different interpretation of this site? If so:

1. Where do you think these ruins are located?

2. Who had them constructed and when?

3. What was its original name when it was built?

Bring your answers to the January ARCE meeting where you can win prizes by answering these questions.



Next Event

Feb 28, 2015
Clair Ossian

"Limestone Jewel in the Desert: The Cenotaph Tomb of Ramesses II at Abydos"

Fondren Science Building, Room 123

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