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Trivia - Animal, Vegetable, Mineral
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:54 am 
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Animal, Vegetable, Mineral and Abstract.

You ask questions which in theory I should be able to answer yes or no to find what I am thinking about.
Abstract includes Gods & Magic. There is a problem of where to draw the line. The examples I have given are fairly arbitrary -
I would class an image of a god as having abstract connections but not a piece of jewellery which includes a god.
A pyramid is not abstract despite its roll in making pharaoh a god.
A temple has abstract connections but a part of a temple (except the shrine & the statues) have not.

My first item avoids this - It should be mineral with some vegetable but some animal might be included.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:29 am 
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Need some clarification on the rules.

Do we get one question per post or can we ask multiple questions per post? How specific are your items? ex. A stone scarab vs. the commerative stone wedding scarab of Amenhotep III.

Anyways here is my first question:
Is this mineral a precious gem/metal?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:34 am 
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2 or 3 questions per post is OK (but the answer to 1 question might make the other questions irrelevant).

It is not precious

It is quite specific - but you will need to get the general class


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:55 am 
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Is this item used or found in a temple?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:48 pm 
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Q3 Is this item used or found in a temple?
-YES


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:32 am 
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Is it an object handled by a priests or other people (As opposed to something like hieroglyphs on the walls)?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:23 am 
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Q5- Are there many of these items within specific temples?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 5:46 am 
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Q4 Is it an object handled by a priests - NO

Q5 Are there many of these items within specific temples?
There are many of these items.
I am thinking of a specific temple.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:43 am 
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Im going to attempt a guess.

The Columns in the The Great Hypostyle Hall of the Temple of Karnak.

They are made of sandstone (mineral), in the shape of Papyrus stalks/buds (plant) and are inscribed with heiroglyphs (many of which are animals) and anthropomorphic deities (animal), as well as images of Ramses II(animal).

How did I do?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 6:35 am 
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Sorry you are wrong - a free clue - I am thinking of a rarely visited temple (which I have visited once on a package tour).


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:14 am 
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OK...I didnt think it would be that easy.

So, I guess I need to first identify the Temple.

Lets try to narrow it down.
Q6: Is this temple in Upper Egypt?
Q7: Is this an island temple?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:02 am 
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q6 & q7 - No to both but you usualy visit it by boat.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:28 am 
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Q8: So this temple is in lower Egypt, North of Iunu (Heliopolis)?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 4:35 am 
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q8 - No.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 10:38 am 
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???

It seems we have conflicting answers. I asked if the temple was in Upper Egypt to wich you replied "NO" narrowing the location down to Lower Egypt.

When I asked if the temple was Lower Egypt, North of Iunu Heliopolis you also said "NO".

The separation between Upper and Lower Egypt is traditionally just south of Cairo which happens to be just North of Heliopolis.


lets try this:

Is the Temple in Upper Egypt?
Is the Temple in Lower Egypt?


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