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July 2015 Where The Heck Is It?
It is not widely known that Flinders Petrie had a brother who also followed him into Egyptology. His only find of significance was this temple at the site of Malapterusopolis. Malapterusus being the name of the electric catfish on the Narmer Palette. The temple is dedicated to that same electric catfish, even though it ate the big toe of Osiris (catfish will eat anything). The walls are decorated with the only known version of the ancient Egyptian book of "Staying Home and Taking It Easy".
Or do you have a different explanation? If so,
1. Where do you think this temple is located?
2. Who do you think the temple is dedicated to?
3. What feature is directly behind the photographer?
Bring your answers to the July ARCE meeting where you can win prizes by answering these questions.
July 25, 2015
Joshua Roberson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Art History (Egyptology)
Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology
University of Memphis
Fondren Science Building, Room 123