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Bright Insight, Funny Olde World and the Tusk get shafted

It’s summer and posting YouTube videos is certainly in order. Here’s a good one I had missed:

In 2020 Jimmy Corsetti, Jahannah James and the Tusk were fellow travelers in Egypt. In fact, we explored the ‘Osiris Shaft’ on the Giza Plateau together. My favorite thing about the trip was hanging with popular communicators like these two and Ben of UnchartedX, who I knew would serve up well produced memories later. What a perfect travelogue for the lazy.

I love how Jimmy and Jahannah here, right off the bat, relate how creepy it was down in The Shaft. Hell, Jimmy did a tour in Iraq!

So maybe I shouldn’t be embarrassed by this scaredy-cat clip of mine?

4 Responses

  1. The trips to Egypt with most people in COVID protocols was an epic opportunity to see sites without the crowds. Side note = CosmicTusk. I am working in Wilmington,NC area. And have been checking out some of the features for myself. Any suggestions?

  2. Awesome, George,
    I would have felt the same Scaredy Cat emotions in that place. You, Jahanna, Jimmy, and many other fellow members of the Comet Research Group are really doing an _OUTSTANDING_ job at bringing the truth, (at least the factual and undeniable Evidence of the Younger Dryas Impact Event, and other ancient historical places in history. I can’t leave Randall C’s long time contribution to discovering what actually occurred 12,900 years BP.
    Kevin Maloney

  3. First, Thanks to Mr. Howard for the post. And Thanks to Jimmy Corsetti and Jahanna James for the insights of your conversations. The two of you really capture the essential logical flaws of the “standard model” while clarifying the evidence and sane reasoning that help us see through the lies.
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    The Supreme Council of Antiquities is the former name of Egyptian government’s Ministry of State for Antiquities. Its responsibilities are ultimately the welfare, management, protection, conservation, preservation, exhibiting, documentation, research and media presentation of the country’s vast inheritance of ancient sites, and artifacts of past cultures with all their wisdom and inspired craft. Zahi Hawass for decades has been the face and administrative Chief of that Council.

    It is crucial to realize that Zahi Hawass is a criminal, arrested, tried and convicted for clandestinely selling precious ancient Egyptian artifacts for his personal profit. This occurred near the end of the administration of President Hosni Mubarak, successor to Anwar El-Sadat. Hawass was placed in prison for selling artifacts over which he exercised primary control, during his time as head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities. Somehow in the several years of upheaval and chaos following “Arab Spring,” he sweet-talked his way out of prison and right back into the job that allows him to continue looting his own nation’s heritage.

    Many people regarded Hosni Mubarak as a corrupt puppet of the Evil United States, since he became leader of Egypt following the Assassination of Anwar El-Sadat, who had negotiated the unprecedented Peace Treaty with Israel in 1979, after long decades of bloody conflict. Though Westerners awarded him the Nobel Peace Prize, many Muslims despised him for the peace he made with the hated enemy.

    To whatever extent any of that is true, we are given profound insight into the persistent realities of Egyptian bureaucracy, to see that the open running sore known as Hawass has been not just tolerated, but returned with advantages to sit astride the loot pile, like a miniature smirking Smaug in a cheap Indiana Jones fedora.

    And let us not forget how Mr. H. rose rapidly through the ranks in the first place, with the well-funded assistance of a certain American Egyptologist, and the access this has afforded that individual has made him pre-eminently successful and influential within the community of Egyptologists, chief among the Gatekeepers, not only of interpretations of finds, but also of what questions will be asked, and what investigations will be allowed.

    Some believe this is the “low-water mark” of Egyptology, blocking the way as new discoveries in many fields SCREAM for Modern re-interpretations informed by the tsunamis of revelations of the upheavals marking the end of the Earth’s most recent ice age.

    Those Egyptologists who cling to the crumbling standard model will be swept away by the flood of fresh discoveries.

    “Where are the Potsherds?”

    The potsherds of the past lie beyond the continental shelf, beneath megatons of mud mingled with the bones and bricks and blocks of stone from ancient riparian communities ripped from riverbanks and landscapes. Those were scoured to bedrock by Sverdrups of floodwaters that obliterated our past in the abrupt melting of the North American Laurentide and Cordilleran ice sheets at the end of the Younger Dryas. Is anyone looking?

  4. Correction: I seem to have been in error in the specifics of the criminal conviction of Mr. Hawass, and wish to correct my earlier erroneous statements. On further checking, the matter which lead to his criminal conviction was not, after all, related to the illegal sale-for-personal-profit of antiquities.

    Evidently, the Egyptian court found him in criminal violation for failing to fulfill a court ruling in a land dispute, which seems to have involved his actions as head of the Antiquities Council. Looking at several articles on the matter, it emerges that each article presents slightly but significantly different details. But all are generally consistent in describing it as a failure to comply with the specifics of the court’s instructions. While most mention numerous allegations and accusations and complaints that have been widely leveled at Hawass, these are not described as crimes for which he has been tried and convicted.

    It was not my intention to misrepresent facts; I misunderstood that the accusations listed were not directly related to the crime for which he was in fact convicted, but claims made by various people that did not after all result in criminal convictions. As I looked into the matter, every single article described the court issue, the elements of the crime of which he was accused and convicted, and the actual punishment imposed, DIFFERENTLY.

    It is conceivable that the differences among the articles arise from challenges in translation from Arabic-language reports. In any case, I apologize for the error I made, especially because it distracts from the more fundamental concerns over his management of research into Egypt’s antiquity.

    Here’s a link to an article that attempts to dissect the convoluted facts of the legal issue that did result in a criminal conviction, and imposition of a fine and one year of confinement:
    https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/10255/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/AboutUs.aspx

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