This page has been created as a space to share links to hilarious ways in which ancient Egypt pops up in the modern world. It was inspired by the YouTube video below of wrestlers who use an Egyptian theme. Post away!
And not funny so much as interesting - one of you asked about lead poisoning from galena based eye paint. I found this article online: http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2010/01/08-01.html
Archaeologists: Egyptian Pyramids Actually Early Attempt at Camping:
Egyptian Conservationists Fight to Preserve Dwindling Mummy Population:
Zombie Attack at Hierakonpolis!:
Archaeological Dig Uncovers Ancient Race of Skeleton People:
Madonna as Cleopatra (and the rest of the halftime show):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyfdoZldrS4
Not really a funny link, but archaeology related! The latest issue of the journal Nature Communications has a short article on information on Ötzi the Iceman, a natural mummy found by hikers in the Alps who is often quoted as the world's first murder victim. A team has sequenced his entire genome and the article presents some of their findings, such as that he had brown eyes and was lactose intolerant! You can access the article through Josiah, or in the attached PDF.
A VERY funny link, especially if you ever watched Sesame Street as a kid: http://scott-lynch.livejournal.com/269876.html
To follow up on the last post, the Sesame Street at the Met is online, and just as hilarious now as it was back then: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZfR45tRtzQ