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July 2014 Where The Heck Is It?

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This is a view of the unfinished underground parking garage begun by the Pharaoh Djeserkare, but left unfinished at his death. Because Djeserkare had unwisely spent all of the money in the Royal treasury, and maxed out all of the Royal credit cards, his son and successor decided not to complete the project.

Today the empty galleries are used to store the mountains of tourist luggage misplaced annually in Egyptian airports

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

  1. Where do you think this photograph was taken?

  1. What was the principal product produced here?

  1. And if you got the other ones right, who is the most important modern person associated with this area.??

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

 

 

Next Event

July 26, 2014
(Saturday)
Claire Ossian
(NT-ARCE)

"Karnak Temple before the French Excavators Arrived: A Photographic
and Literary Record
"

SMU
Fondren Science Building, Room 123
7:30pm

 


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