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Re: [ANE-2] Discovery, Enraged scholars...an insult to all concerned

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  • Ariel L. Szczupak
    ... Which doesn t mean that very popularized shows are wrong. ANE knowledge shouldn t remain in technical archeological reports that get published 10-20 years
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 4, 2007
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      At 10:42 AM 3/4/2007, Joe Zias wrote:
      >[...] these film makers, producers, magazine editors, and others
      >exploiting the profession, [...]

      Which doesn't mean that very popularized shows are wrong. ANE
      knowledge shouldn't remain in technical archeological reports that
      get published 10-20 years after the excavation, or papers on
      conjugating Sumerian verbs. ANE knowledge is not "by the researchers,
      for the researchers" but "by the researchers, for the people", the
      people who directly or indirectly subsidize almost 100% of that research.

      The "Zachi Hawas Show" of a few years ago on National Geographic
      practically jumped out my memory as a contrasting example. Part of
      that show was the sending of the robot up the pyramid shaft - lots of
      suspense that ended in an anticlimax. But ZH & NG, didn't sugar coat
      the anticlimax. They didn't claim that the shaft being blocked must
      mean that something extraordinary is hidden behind (the Ark, the Holy
      Grail, a stash of Kryptonite, whatever).

      [and since I can't resist a lame joke - do you think the theme song
      in Jacobivici's Purim party is "yo ho ho and a bottle of rum"?]



      Ariel.

      [100% bona fide dilettante ... delecto ergo sum!]

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