New Egyptian Museum update King Tut getting a new home in Egypt
A giant museum with a glowing alabaster facade and a roof in alignment with the nearby pyramids will house King Tut’s mummy and treasures along with thousands of other artifacts, according to a design unveiled Wednesday.
Wednesday’s design was the latest step in the government’s ambitious $500 million project for the Grand Museum of Egypt, which would provide a single spot at the foot of the pyramids for 100,000 artifacts, many of which have been sitting in warehouses for decades with no room to display them.
Egypt is negotiating with the Japanese Bank for International Development for a loan for the project and plans its own fund-raising drive. The $40 million that Egypt hopes to raise from a current tour of King Tutankhamun artifacts in the United States will go toward the project.
Also: The dramatically angled roof is aligned with the monuments: A line drawn from one edge of the roof would touch the tip of the pyramid of Cheops — the largest of the three — and the other edge points toward peak of the smaller Khefre pyramid.
Everybody write that down, because we know that 2,000 years from now, Erich Von Daniken’s descendent (whether genetically or philosophically) will make a mint on a book claiming aliens built ‘em all.
We wonder about it being the home for Tutankhamun’s mummy though. We were under the impression that the Egyptians really wanted to keep him in his tomb. Frankly, we like that idea, if it can be done securely.
Update: And just when you thought you’d seen everything, we came across this while poking around for Von Daniken stuff: Uncover the Reptilian Agenda & Alien Agenda
Books such as ‘Flying Serpents and Dragons : The Story of Mankind\’s Reptilian Past’ and ‘The Dragon Legacy: The Secret History Of An Ancient Bloodline’ and documentaries such as ‘David Icke:Reptilian Agenda’ tell us that alien abductions are not done by beings from outer space. They live here, underground, and they are really shapeshifting reptiles. They can turn from people into serpents, dragons, snakes, alligators and lizards. These creatures secretly rule all governments, replacing world leaders with their half-human, shapeshifting offspring.
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‘Chariots of the Gods: Unsolved Mysteries of the Past’ was the first book to get on the right track. It still thought aliens came from outer space, though.
It must be a spoof. . . . .