Friday, December 29, 2006

Archeology Sucks

So yesterday I was watching a Discovery Channel documentary about a new tomb discovered in the valley of the Kings in Egypt. The tomb was named KV63 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KV63) and hailed as THE most important discovery in the Valley of the Kings in over 80 years!

So here's the part I don't understand, all this exponential technological advances and mankind hasn't yet created a device that would shoot x-rays or any other kind of rays thru the ground to be able to spot HUGE EMPTY ROOMS that are hidden under a few meters of rock?This just blows my mind!

We do have an International Space Station in Orbit around the Earth!? And yet it takes us 80 years to find an extremely important tomb, in the valley of the Kings and oh by the way did I mention it it was found only 15 meters away from, arguably, the most famous tomb in the world: King Tut's Tomb?!

6 comments:

Ashraf said...

Itdepends dude, see if you're a supporter of the local authorities, then you must understand that such devices if used in the KV will result in the exploration of all the hidden treasures too fast, thus draining the hidden cultural wealth. but, if you support the notion of science is created to serve humanity, then I'd rather ask questions such as how come they're still finding dead bodies in the ground zero site in new york, I mean, they are not rediscovering the history of mankind!

Homer said...

*Fesh is speechless, he starts the notoriously cliché clapping.
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...So what the hell does that mean? :D

Ashraf said...

well, it depends...

Homer said...

I'm putting my money on your Grandmama being half Polish, am I correct?

Ashraf said...

Itdepends, did you mean my grandma from dad or from mom!

Homer said...

either?