corrections; pyramidiot (1964)
goranson at DUKE.EDU
Tue Feb 3 11:54:34 UTC 2004
Plato dead?! Not the real Plato :-)
I misspelled the name of the distinguished Glasgow Prof., Michael K. C.
I also never heard the "nine yards" phrase from my dear Dad, a career Navy
officer, USNA '40 (d. 1960).
According to a review in American Anthropologist 63 (1968) 837, Barbara Mertz,
Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs: The Story of Egyptology (1964)
used "Pyramidiots," so it looks increasingly unlikely, despite more than one
report, that Zahi Hawass (in 1964 a teenager) coined the term.
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