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Siberia
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Brazil
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Posted - 07/11/2005 :  15:45:53  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
So, one of the advantages of being bored at work and having nothing to do is, you end discovering totally pointless, and otherwise entertaining, stuff.

I found this site. Egyptian history, looks pretty good to me, thought some of you guys would like to check it out - Eternal Egypt.

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Edited by - Siberia on 07/11/2005 15:52:55

trishran
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USA
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Posted - 07/11/2005 :  21:42:59   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send trishran a Private Message
I have to admire the Egyptian culture of antiquity. They managed to have a highly complex, cultured society which placed a strong emphasis on physical pleasure and the love of earthly life [in fact, I understand that they so loved their day-to-day lives that their vision of heaven was to be in an eternal afterlive exactly like Egypt]

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AKM
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Canada
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Posted - 07/11/2005 :  21:43:15   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send AKM a Private Message
Thanks Siberia, really good site!

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filthy
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USA
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Posted - 07/12/2005 :  04:09:43   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by AKM

Thanks Siberia, really good site!

An excellent site indeed.

The ancient Egyptians were the finest scientists of their day. Evidence of a glass factory dating back almost 4,000 years has been found.

Kinda reminds me; I have an article on alchemy concerning them that I'm undecided what to do with. It will eventually be published in a book as an aside from the main text, but in the meantime, it sits in the box. Perhaps I'll do a little revision (it needs some) and post it here. It's copywrited, but that'll be no hassle, as I own it.


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Chippewa
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USA
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Posted - 07/12/2005 :  04:35:26   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Siberia

...I found this site. Egyptian history, looks pretty good to me, thought some of you guys would like to check it out - Eternal Egypt.



Great graphics! - and that's just the opening page. Love the music, as does my cat who came over, purred and went to sleep on the table top right next to the speaker.

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woolytoad
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Posted - 07/12/2005 :  04:52:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send woolytoad a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by filthy

[quote]Originally posted by AKM
The ancient Egyptians were the finest scientists of their day. Evidence of a glass factory dating back almost 4,000 years has been found.


They were also great engineers
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filthy
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USA
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Posted - 07/12/2005 :  05:04:53   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by woolytoad

quote:
Originally posted by filthy

[quote]Originally posted by AKM
The ancient Egyptians were the finest scientists of their day. Evidence of a glass factory dating back almost 4,000 years has been found.


They were also great engineers

Indeed! Alchemy at it's best, eh?


"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


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and Crypto-Communist!

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Siberia
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Brazil
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Posted - 07/12/2005 :  08:46:33   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by AKM

Thanks Siberia, really good site!


You're quite welcome!

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"People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs."
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trishran
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USA
196 Posts

Posted - 07/12/2005 :  13:53:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send trishran a Private Message
Hey, Filthy, you could donate the alchemy book to the James Randi foundation library.

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AKM
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Canada
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Posted - 07/13/2005 :  16:42:42   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send AKM a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by filthy
Kinda reminds me; I have an article on alchemy concerning them that I'm undecided what to do with. It will eventually be published in a book as an aside from the main text, but in the meantime, it sits in the box. Perhaps I'll do a little revision (it needs some) and post it here. It's copywrited, but that'll be no hassle, as I own it.

Perhaps post it on the SFN homepage where the other articles are situated? You might get a wider readership than in one thread (no offense Siberia).

The thing I really like about this site are some of the "odd" facts one can learn. I always thought boomerangs originated only in Australia, apparently not. The Egyptians used them too, Tutankhamun was buried with a box full in the antechamber of his tomb.
Here

"Leadership is not magnetic personality—that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not "making friends and influencing people"—that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations." Peter F. Drucker

"If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we'd all be millionaires." Abigail Van Buren
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Siberia
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Brazil
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Posted - 07/13/2005 :  16:44:38   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
Haha, no offense at all.

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"People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs."
-- unknown
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woolytoad
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313 Posts

Posted - 07/13/2005 :  17:28:24   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send woolytoad a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by AKM

[quote]Originally posted by filthyThe thing I really like about this site are some of the "odd" facts one can learn. I always thought boomerangs originated only in Australia, apparently not. The Egyptians used them too, Tutankhamun was buried with a box full in the antechamber of his tomb.
Here



I would have thought that they came up with the concept independently. Wiki says they were only used by pharaohs to hunt birds.
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