Video: Egypt's Curse

From: NationalGeographic.com

January 29, 2008 - Some of Egypt's greatest treasures have ended up in foreign countries, including the Rosetta Stone, which unlocked the secrets of Egyptian hieroglyphs. Now Egypt wants the artifact back—if only for a visit.

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Can Egypt Copyright the Pyramids?

From: NationalGeographic.com

Steven Stanek in Cairo, Egypt
for National Geographic News
January 15, 2008

If they get their way, Egyptian officials will make it illegal to produce exact replicas or sell images of the Pyramids and other recognizable antiquities in the country, though such regulations are unlikely to be enforced internationally, some legal experts say.

Under the proposed law, manufacturers and retailers worldwide would have to obtain special permission—and in some cases pay fees—to Egypt to sell products relating to such prized icons as the Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx, and the mask of Tutankhamun.
Some 120 antiquities would be protected under the new law, Zahi Hawass, secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, told National Geographic News.

Hawass, a National Geographic Society explorer-in-residence, has championed a push to reclaim Egyptian artifacts scattered around the world. (The National Geographic Society owns National Geographic News.)

The law holds that no exact-scale replica can be made: For instance, if an object is two inches (five centimeters) tall, a product of the same dimensions cannot be made without permission. But a three-inch (six-centimeter) replica would be acceptable, Hawass said.

Lawyers who drafted the bill also said they plan to seek royalties from those who use images of antiquities commercially in photography, television, and movies—but not those images used for educational purposes.

Funds generated by the proposed law would go toward the preservation of historic sites, Hawass said.

"We want to protect Egyptian antiquities. We want to protect our values. This is the most important thing," he said.

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Ancient Egypt - A Very Short Introduction

The ancient Egyptians are an enduring source of fascination--mummies and pyramids, curses and rituals have captured our imaginations for generations. We all have a mental picture of ancient Egypt, but is it the right one? How much do we really know about this once great civilization?

In this absorbing introduction, Ian Shaw, one of the foremost authorities on Ancient Egypt, describes how our current ideas about Egypt are based not only on the thrilling discoveries made by early Egyptologists but also on fascinating new kinds of evidence produced by modern scientific and

linguistic analyses. He also explores the changing influences on our responses to these finds, by examining the impact of Egyptology on various aspects of popular culture such as literature, cinema, opera, and contemporary art. He considers all aspects of ancient Egyptian culture, from tombs and

mummies to the discovery of artifacts and the decipherment of hieroglyphs, and from despotic pharaohs to animal-headed gods. From the general reader interested in Ancient Egypt, to students and teachers of ancient history and archaeology, to museum-goers, this Very Short Introduction will not disappoint.


Synopsis:
Examines the impact of Egyptology on various aspects of popular culture such as cinema, fiction writing and opera.

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ISBN: 9780192854193
Subtitle: A Very Short Introduction
Author: Shaw, Ian
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Subject: Civilization
Subject: Egypt
Subject: Ancient - Egypt
Subject: Antiquities
Subject: History, World | Ancient | Egyptian
Copyright: 2004
Series: VERY SHORT INTRODUCTIONS
Publication Date: September 2004
Language: English
Pages: 144

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Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction


Hieroglyphs were far more than a language. They were an omnipresent and all-powerful force in communicating the messages of ancient Egyptian culture for over three thousand years. This ancient form of expression was used as art, as a means of identifying Egyptian-ness, even for communication

with the gods. In this exciting new study, Penelope Wilson explores the cultural significance of hieroglyphs with an emphasis on previously neglected areas such as cryptography and the continuing deciphering of the script in modern times. She covers topics like the origins of writing in Egypt,

hieroglyphic script and the Egyptian language, hieroglyphs and art, scribes and everyday writing. She also examines the powerful fascination hieroglyphs still hold for us today.

This book is the ideal reference for anyone with an interest in the fascinating civilization of Ancient Egypt.

Synopsis:
Discusses the function and importance of hieroglyphs within the framework of Ancient Egyptian culture, and looks at the importance of hieroglyphs today.
Product Details

ISBN: 9780192805027
Subtitle: A Very Short Introduction
Author: Wilson, Penelope
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Subject: Archaeology
Subject: Ancient - Egypt
Subject: Writing, hieroglyphic
Subject: Egyptian language
Subject: History, World | Ancient | Egyptian
Copyright: 2004
Series: VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION
Publication Date: May 2005
Language: English
Pages: 130

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Documentary - Egypt Beyond the Pyramids (2001)

The civilization that the Ancient Egyptians created is still relevant in thinking about life and existence today. This fascinating four-part series looks deeply into the society, life, and accomplishments of these Ancient peoples, exploring--through cutting-edge technology and archeological equipment--the various sites of their achievements. For the first time, such sacred places as the Abydos Boat Graves, the skeletons at Mendes, and the Tomb of Ramses II are filmed.

Director: David de Vries
Genre: Documentary
Cast: Dr. Donald Redford, Kent Weeks, Peter Woodward
Additional Info: http://imdb.com/title/tt0289174/

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