Re: Institutions of Egyptology [USA]
- Dear Buffy. Your very welcome.<br>After doing
some thought on this and a bit of research. I finally
came up with a new page for USA course related links.
<br><br>Some pages are not so user friendly. Whereas others
are. I think the "Key" is to select ACADEMICS when
searching for course materials in the USA.<br>In short here
is the page link that should make finding courses a
little easier to find. I hope so anyway?<br>Direct link.
<br><a href=http://egyptology_org.tripod.com/Chron/fee/Egyptology_courses/egyptology_courses.html target=new>http://egyptology_org.tripod.com/Chron/fee/Egyptology_courses/egyptology_courses
.html</a><br>Anpu our search engine also has these
listed.<br><br>Anyway I hope this helps?<br><br>Best regards and good
Luck!<br>Mark <br>Njes<br><a href=http://egyptology_org.tripod.com target=new>http://egyptology_org.tripod.com</a>
- --- In egyptology2@y..., arnolmax wrote:
> Interesting that most sphinx representations are nearly alwayspaired - in other words - two sphinxes usually facing in opposite
directions. Why not at Giza? Anybody care to comment/elaborate?
Actually, a pair of sphinxes facing opposite directions is not an
Egyptian thing. That "motive" is typical of sphinxes that has been
moved and rearranged in other places (like the 2 ones placed at the
sides of the obelisk that was moved from Egypt to England)
In Egyptian architecture, they didn't place sphinxes facing opposite
directions, but placed in 2 lines at the entrance of temples. Usually
the sphinx of each line faces the ones in the other line.
Anyway, this is the case of small sphinxes, usually with ram heads,
placed at the entrance of temples. About the great Sphinx in Giza,
there is only one If at any moment there was another, there is
nothing left of it. Not only there is not any archaeological
evidence, but also in ancient Egyptian texts that mention the Sphinx,
they only mention one.
But anyway, is very interesting that with ancient Egyptian's love for
symmetry, they built only one sphinx May be they intended to built
2 sphinxes at Giza, but after finishing the first they abandoned the
project, or the pharaoh died, or ran out of money how knows?