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Originally posted by boncho
You say people in Egypt can easily be paid off, so that means they could be paid off to keep a secret, just as easily as they could be paid to show one. By standard logic.
In any case, you already highlighted the important part.
You got excited. You got interested. Sometimes that's all it's meant to be...
Originally posted by WhiteAlice
Oh you mean like Qin Shi Huangdi's tomb? Though, for the record, that one they are loathe to enter because of high levels of mercury in the soil and concern for both safety of people and artifacts alike. Still, send in a darn rover already because I really don't want to die before we find out if the interior is, in fact, as it was reported as being by a historian at the time. High levels of mercury in the soil--oh ho ho, maybe the representation of China in fine jewels with rivers of mercury are true! I'm betting it is because the guy made an army of terracotta soldiers! Yeah, that one chafes me.
Totally hear you. "Fantastic groundbreaking discovery at remote tomb"...and then, nothing. I mean, if you make an amazing discovery, at least snap some pictures of it to back up the claim. Words are just not enough. Screenshot or it didn't happen!
And yes, Hawass is quite the showman.