Saturday, July 19, 2008

Ruminate on this!

We discovered a sealed burial cave from 4,000 years ago.
While sifting the earth that we dug out of the cave, something popped up in the sifting screen. . .

. . . something which immediately caused me to think of Louis la Vache.

Quelle chance--a cow's tooth from one of his Bronze Age ancestors!

15 comments:

kjpweb said...

Louis probably wants it extradited! :) Good one! Cheers, Klaus

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

Stories from the past always intrigue me. So what are in those buckets, Dina?

Louis la Vache said...

Ah ha! "Louis" is very interested in knowing more about his ancestors! "Louis" was delighted with this!

Tipper said...

What a neat treasure! I am envious of your job.

Marie Reed said...

That's a wonderful tidbit of info to chomp on!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Hmmmm. That IS a fascinating find! Your job sounds really wonderful, although I imagine there must be many ordinary moments between each find.

Louise said...

THAT is funny!

Kay said...

This is so much fun! I'm really excited for you!

Louis la Vache said...

Speaking of "Louis's" ancestors:
La famille Sarchet
How the GOP got its name

USelaine said...

How fun! I wonder what else will be found in such an old chamber.

Sara said...

Cows have very odd looking teeth! I've never seen a cow tooth before.

RuneE said...

I suppose you'll have that tooth analysed? Should yield some interesting results.

Jerez said...

Feeling very fortunate to be sort of 'onsite' with you on your dig. Thanks Dina for including us!
Probably the closest I'll get in this lifetime.

I haven't been able to wear all the hats I have wanted, sometimes life seems so long, other times, so short, certainly never long enough to be in all the incredible places there are in the world doing some of what is incredible there to do. I think archeology would fill a bill in that respect, like a travel back in time.

babooshka said...

So Loius is getting in touch with his
ancestors now is he. I do think he suffers from mad cow disease. Lets hope his ancestors didn't. Excellent choice today.

Petrea said...

Dina, this is fascinating. I enjoy any bit you tell us about your dig. It's a thrill to be along with you.

Jerez, you put it so beautifully. It would be nice to wear more hats in this life.