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Ancient play recovered from mummy.

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posted on Nov, 17 2003 @ 08:47 AM
I'm putting this here because it's ... weird... and I can't think of a better place for it. And no, it wasn't Aeschylus' mummy:

Play revived using mummy extracts

An Egyptian mummy contained the ancient text
A Greek play believed lost when the Library of Alexandria is said to have burnt down in 48 BC is to be revived after fragments of text were found in an Egyptian mummy.
Papyrus inscribed with excerpts of Aeschylus's Trojan War trilogy Achilles were found by archaeologists.

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posted on Nov, 17 2003 @ 09:02 AM
This it OT from you post, but when I read "mummy extracts", my brain read extracts as in 'plant extracts'.

Well, it made me laugh. Thanks for the link.

posted on Nov, 17 2003 @ 09:13 AM
I was thinking "The King in Yellow", while reading it.

"Along the shore the cloud waves breaks, The twin suns sink behind the lake, The shadows lengthen in Carcosa.

Strange is the night where black stars rise, And strange moons circle through the skies, But stranger still is Lost Carcosa.

Songs that the Hyades shall sing, Where flap the tatters of the King, Must die unheard in Dim Carcosa.

Song of my soul, my voice is dead, Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed Shall dry and die in Lost Carcosa."

Cassilda's Song in The King in Yellow. Act I. Scene 2

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