Talk:The Naked Archaeologist

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What does it mean that he is called the "Naked" Archaeologist? He is obviously not without clothing. I am surprised to find that the meaning of the show's name is not addressed here. LordAmeth (talk) 15:58, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Oh, I was just talking about that yesterday with someone else wondering the same thing (outside of wikipedia). It's called The Naked Archaeologist because Simcha Jacobovici is stripping down all the archaeology that he finds by talking about a lot of the information behind the piece or pieces of archaeology. That's how I've thought of the title of this show, but I can't really find a source on it yet. Thanks for addressing this issue. BTC 17:37, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

The Dark Angel episode[edit]

Stated that the Assyrian Army was attacked by a large number mice on its way to Jerusalem. Could it be possible that they contracted a form of Korean Hemmoraghic Fever? KHF kills within three days of initial onset and is contracted by breathing dust that has been urinatd on by mice. An army on the march would produce a lot of dust for the foot soldier to inhale. Symptoms are few and include a high fever and eventual death due to internal bleeding. The affliction attacks the blood of the victom and destroys its' ability to coagulate. Its' just a thought, I enjoy the show. Keep 'em comin'. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.231.38.250 (talk) 20:05, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

Who Invented The Alphabet Controversy[edit]

This section is factually incorrect. In this episode he states that he believes that semetic speaking peoples, working in Egypt at the time, "simplified" their hieroglyphic system and came up with an alphabetic concept (technically it's an abjad but that's not to the point). While it is true that in the modern world the term semetic is usually applied in a judiac concept, when you discuss linguistics it means a particular language group (including Hebrew, Arabic, Maltese, Aramaic, Phoenician and many more). It is known that the connection via Phoenician however was the path that the Greeks acquired their writing system and by inventing written vowels, the first "true" alphbet was made (hence the entire point of the episode). No where was the claim made that this was the Israelite people. This section needs to be rewritten or even just deleted. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jimmyzimms (talkcontribs) 16:34, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

It really isn't much of a controversy, considering how there has not been any "lashing back" from offended parties (not known of at least). Thus, per your request, I removed it. But if you have sourced dinformation to donate to the removed section, then feel free to undo my edit and add the sourced information. Backtable Speak to meconcerning my deeds. 01:51, 21 January 2010 (UTC)