Talk:Dendera lamp

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This is very good. Kudos! Acei9 00:28, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

Thank you! I try my best to be... useful ;) --TheEgyptiansig001.png 00:40, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
I did a bits of copyedits and have a question. In the article it currently refers to the "Temple of Dendera", the "temple of Dendera" and the "Dendera temple". While I can see using both phrasings to lively things up a bit, the first one implies that the whole thing is a proper name and the second that it isn't. They should be consistent. ħumanUser talk:Human 23:40, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
Asking me about anything to do with grammar might not be a very good idea. My Engerish is atroshus. I've seen temple of Dendera and Dendera temple used interchangeably in many texts, so I think that's safe. Temple of Dendera is (AFAIK) just my bad. --TheEgyptiansig001.png 00:35, 7 February 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification. And your English is far better than my Ejjipshun. ħumanUser talk:Human 04:53, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

Norwegian electrical engineer[edit]

Section title by me.--ZooGuard (talk) 07:19, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

It seems a shame that the intro paragraph to this article is so close-minded as to brush off any academic hypothesis to conspiracy theory. The reader is clearly led to believe that some nutter put forth the idea when in reality it was a professional, educated Norwegian electrical engineer who first proposed that the image depicted an electrical lamp. These are highly specialized people looking at it through their eyes, with their expertise, not as egyptologists or historians. Peter Krassa and Rainer Habeck published a book based on the relief titled Lights of the Pharaohs, and Zeichnung Garn-Birne, another electrical engineer, later constructed a working model of the Dendera lamp. A video of which is available online at: I have no idea what it is or which theory is right, but I think it's unfair to present such a biased and misleading article about the light theory simply to brush it off as silly.— Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs 03:07, 17 May 2014‎ (UTC)

Because clearly, an electrical engineer is the sort of person you'd want interpreting Ancient Egyptian temple artwork--"Shut up, Brx." 03:11, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

I just wanted to note that "Zeichnung Garn-Birne" isn't a name. It translates from German to "drawing thread-bulb". I guess it is some (Google-)mistranslation from a German text. Hilariously, a quick search shows that the phrase shows up in quite some woo sites. So much for thorough research, I guess. Kuno — Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs 08:46, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Perhaps someone wrote out the idea on the back of a screw-in-lightbulb box? Anna Livia (talk) 09:40, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

The obvious counter argument[edit]

No lightbulbs in the Library of Alexandria (where they would probably have been very useful at times) - therefore this is creative misinterpretation.

Or a case of 'let us confuse the people X thousand years hence' (as with many other anomalous objects). Anna Livia (talk) 09:40, 9 April 2018 (UTC)