[Jokes] FW: Archaeological Humour

McKenna, Chris (RDSSW) chris.mckenna at defra.gsi.gov.uk
Wed Aug 25 18:18:32 BST 2004

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Hood  
Subject: Archaeological Humor

An archaeologist was digging in the Negev Desert in Israel and came upon a 
tomb containing a mummy, a rare occurance in Israel, to say the 
least. After examining it, he called the curator of the Israel museum in 

"If I am right, I've just discovered a 3,000 year old mummy of a man who 
died of heart failure!" the excited scientist exclaimed. 

To which the curator replied, "Bring him in. We'll check it out." 

A week later, the amazed curator called the archaeologist. "You were right 
about the mummy's age and cause of death. How in the world did you know?" 

"Was easy. I found a piece of papyrus folded in his hand that said, 
'10,000 Shekels on Goliath'." 

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