Tooting Tut Texts

August 27, 2010

The spirit of monitoring stretches to almost all areas of business, but nobody ever imagined it would pop up in a pyramid. While they are not using monitoring technology, we were struck with the similarities between a recent project by Oxford University and monitoring technology. Featured in a Read Write Web article, “iTut: All of Carter’s Tutankhamen Materials Now Online,” this fascinating story detailed how the mostly unseen documents of Howard Carter’s famous 1922 discovery of King Tut’s tomb are fully available online. “In 1995,” the article says, “the staff of Oxford University’s Griffith Institute of Egyptology, the custodians of Carter’s papers, started digitizing his Tut archive. The collection included all the photographs, glass negatives, reams of notes and diaries.” This now gives archeologists access to the tomb from anywhere on earth.

Pat Roland, August 27, 2010



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