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eggshaped
169838.  Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:47 am Reply with quote

I imagine we've probably done the fact that there was a common paint used in the 17th Century which was made from dead Egyptians - but what if you ran out of real "mummy"? Well it's ok, you could make imitation mummy:

Quote:
"Take the carcase of a young man (some say red hair'd) not dying of a disease, but killed; let it lie for 24 hours in clean water in the air: cut the flesh into pieces, to which add powder of myrrh, add a little Aloes, imbibe it 24 hours in the spirit of wine and turpentine"

Recipe from William Salmon: Professor of Physick

s: colour, victoria finlay

 
dr.bob
169853.  Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:57 am Reply with quote

eggshaped wrote:
Recipe from William Salmon: Professor of Physick


You've gotta wonder how he found that out.

 
Frederick The Monk
171075.  Tue May 01, 2007 2:59 am Reply with quote

Here's a page of standard Egyptian determinatives, as promised.

 
Flash
171077.  Tue May 01, 2007 3:08 am Reply with quote

They would have been very good at Pictionary.

Or charades: "Uh, you're weary ... not weary, foreign ... an enemy foreigner! An official enemy foreigner ... no ... old, an old enemy foreigner ... praising ... no, supplicating ... dead ... Saddam Hussein!"

 
MatC
171095.  Tue May 01, 2007 4:30 am Reply with quote

That is a bit weird, though - the “enemy foreigner” picture looks almost exactly like one of the randomly-kidnapped boy children being tortured in the USA Gauntanamo Bay concentration camp. The restraint position looks identical.

So there’s a question for the show: “Which evil empire treats its enemy combatants like this?”

 
MatC
171097.  Tue May 01, 2007 4:30 am Reply with quote

dr.bob wrote:
eggshaped wrote:
Recipe from William Salmon: Professor of Physick


You've gotta wonder how he found that out.


Delia.

 
Gray
171263.  Tue May 01, 2007 10:02 am Reply with quote

This one means 'phallus, beget, urinate and moisture':

 
Jenny
171402.  Tue May 01, 2007 6:34 pm Reply with quote

Maybe we could put a series of hieroglyphs up on the backsplash and have the panel try and 'read' them.

 
Gray
171412.  Wed May 02, 2007 2:28 am Reply with quote

Hard to improve on this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucqFM3CtcNM

 
Jenny
171555.  Wed May 02, 2007 10:53 am Reply with quote

Thank you Gray - I haven't laughed that much in quite a while!

 
Frederick The Monk
172177.  Sat May 05, 2007 4:06 am Reply with quote

Flash wrote:
They would have been very good at Pictionary.

Or charades: "Uh, you're weary ... not weary, foreign ... an enemy foreigner! An official enemy foreigner ... no ... old, an old enemy foreigner ... praising ... no, supplicating ... dead ... Saddam Hussein!"


I think a round of hieroglyphic pictionary would be excellent. We'd need to get a proper Egyptologist to check our spelling but I think I have one of those at the back of the cupboard. I'll see if he's still there.

 

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