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Nevertheless, while this scene may be evidence for zombie activity, reliance solely on pictorial records for such claims is scientifically questionable at best.There may be more to this in that Narmer's name means catfish-chisel, which sounds strange, and a catfish and chisel appear on the palette.But this could make sense if the palette refers to a victory over zombie forces.Brooks obviously has access to others), the British dig can be identified as that conducted by Mssr. The notes of Tylor are lost to us, but Clarke's are preserved in the Griffith Institute, Oxford.Unusually cryptic in his discussion, he makes no mention of such a momentous discovery.In addition, thousands of scratch marks adorned every surface of the tomb, as if the corpse had tried to claw its way out!
Although we tend to focus on the verso where the king is shown smiting a kneeling enemy, it is the other side that is actually the front.
It is the side with the depression for mixing the cosmetics for adorning the cult statue, and so it would seem that the scene of the king marching in procession to view a pile of decapitated bodies is the really important message.
Thus we can only infer that the tomb in question is one of those in the adjoining courtyard, and just a short distance from the underground chamber we examined in 2006 (see Hierakonpolis 2006: Adventures Underground).
The tomb in question may indeed be the one we use a cozy and sheltered spot to take our lunch while working on the Fort, as its plastered, but unpainted walls are indeed covered with innumerable scratch marks that defy photography.
Hierakonpolis is a site famous for its many "firsts," so many, in fact, it is not easy to keep track of them all. ) to Max Brooks for bringing to our attention that the site can also claim the title to the earliest recorded zombie attack in history.In his magisterial tome, The Zombie Survival Guide (2003), he informs us that in 1892, a British dig at Hierakonpolis unearthed a nondescript tomb containing a partially decomposed body, whose brain had been infected with the virus (Solanum) that turns people into zombies.