Thursday, May 7, 2009

Bert, Ernie and Egyptian Archaeology...

Okay, this is a little creepy for the younger crowd, and I don't remember seeing this when I was a kid. If I had, I probably would have reconsidered my career path. But this looks like old school Sesame Street and sometimes they get a little weird.

As for real-life creepiness, Egyptian pyramids are really bad for claustrophobics. Trust me. You have to do a duck walk up a plank to get into the main chamber in the Great Pyramid. I was 16 when we went to Egypt, and the tight spaces didn't bother me too much. But the people staring at me because I had red hair did.


  1. I actually remember this! Yikes... I am so old. ;-) Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I always wanted to study pyramids and egyptology. Probably all started with this Sesame Street episode. Thanks again!

  2. I think I remember this too. It didn't sway me from being an anthro major. Of course, i wasn't an archaeology major was I?

  3. I feel like I remember it, but I don't. Like I blocked it from my memory because it was THAT creepy.


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