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04 October 2004 @ 11:00 am
For mbt  
Looking for Merytaten's name in hieroglyphics got me interested in the paint palette found between the Anubis' legs. Here I found a site in which you can zoom into the real thing to your heart's content; to use it you must have Flash or Shockwave installed.

This was a bit of serendipity for me, as both an obvious token of the love between Tut and his sisters (there was also apparently found in his tomb a similar palette from Maketaten), and as a direct link with the daughters themselves. Whether a gift to Tut in his childhood or a memento that he kept after her death, it shows by its obvious use that one or both of them must have stained their fingers with that very paint. It is mentioned in many websites that paint strokes were found on the walls and floors of the daughters' quarters in Akhetaten; maybe someday we can find some of their own handiwork!
Nishonnishon on October 14th, 2004 01:31 am (UTC)
how's one of the most intelligent people i know doing these days?
rogerdrrogerdr on October 15th, 2004 03:37 am (UTC)
I'm getting out of the summer social scene and back into more mundane things. Trying to write, studying some diff. geometry, and watching waaay too much politics. You?
Nishonnishon on October 18th, 2004 01:04 pm (UTC)
work, work, work, looking to transfer to a 4 year college next fall, bugging j03j03, no girlfriend, and watching waaay too less politics.
Critical Knifesacredpsycho on October 20th, 2004 12:50 am (UTC)
...um, how did you find my journal? did pookie tell you?
rogerdrrogerdr on October 20th, 2004 03:30 am (UTC)
Godlike patience
More later.