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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 30 THI HeRALD Wedneitiay, 13, 1972 Radio OVER J QA STORES COAST TO COAST IN CANADA (3 A DIVISION 0? TANDY LEATHER CO. OF CANADA LIMITED GIFTS THAT KEEP GIVING! AM BIKE RADIO "Sozc Makes ncfrcsvsr MO HE Fiip-irvsr instsritiy cisccrirects radio fcr pcrtac's bracket nay: CN 12-1434 One cf Oar Most Popular Mcdefc! syTaiiins! rained Csbmet! BEST SOUNDING AM CLOCK-RADIO HEADSET RADIO 95 etc. Fcam ear ash ions snd 8d- iustscte hiacband. sceskers. Vvlth bsti. ChrcfiCfnstx-2 en ths and egrs tco! vljihls iflcs rule dlsJ ptus JurTTircUi hands snd dCu: 0" dc-ck Arrtanna, sarphcne jsdc. Fink 12-1146 Compact Phono System with SoHd-State "FET7 Cfreaitry, 13-1137 TODAY'S STEREO AT YESTERDAYS PRICES! Realistic Ciannette 1. Even tncuch it's cur priced ccnv- pect still get 3 chassJ; fcynd sn cthers st this pries! ESR 5" speakers separate up to 16 feet. A GIFT WITHIN Radio Shscx't :cft and with sn AW radio ysside. An icaal orftfor C the kids Jcvs thsml You Can Use Your MIICHARGEX! PORTABLE RADIO mm 72-676 fcr FUN! if; it offer; Sfimly end it has buffrjr fsrrits fcr AM, fcr Radio 327 5th St. S., Lethbridge Phone 328-9466 Egyptologist finds home in Lethbridge Hieroglyphics not Greek to university professor Tbere is something definitely awe-inspiring about a modern- day professor casually scrawls a series of Egyptian hieroglyphics on. a blackboard. Dr. Dieter Mueller, assistant professor in the history depart- ment of the University of Leih- bridge is able to do just that. If hieroglyphics seen an un- orthodox metbod of comrmmca- tkm. keep in ailod that Dr. MueBer is an Egyptologist. He readily admits that the ancient Egyptian symbols are net of much use in daily business cor- respondence, but are vital to his research of records of ancient Egyptian ciVilizaiicii- A Tnernher cf the U of L faculty 5iace 1970, Dr. Me carries with nnimoressed humor his rare sia- tes cf In fact, he says be came to bis specialty "alincst by As a stsdent in Lefbag. East Dieter lloeller ini- tially sidled classes Greek, Lacs and soon becaise fascisaied udth the re- iatictsbip between tee OM Test- When he eErollec m the fo- stituts of Egyptian SfcadLes is avrrple from ias pro- fessors. "I was be recalls ncv, "that students of anaent Egypt sot much in cecissd ard that I should ccssider the pos- sibility of ncc eafeg regidarly after sradration. ec a keg vray off so I decided to ptEsue Egyptian studies de- spite the Has, a deterrn-gMd Dieter MiieHer obtained his master's degree in Letic. Greek and Egyptian studies and his ?h.D. in Egyptology. As it tamed oat. he acmits "wryly, "employment in my chosen field wss restrictgc." LONG ROUTE It drcdtoos Tstdch frcsn. Leip- zig to Lethbridge. Eis journey took over 10 years and was punctuated by a move from East to West Ger- many, assistantships in sever- al German universities, a brief aid memorable series of jobs as a guide for tourists in Egypt and immigration to the United Stales, Eventually, despite the ab- sence of any pyramids or obe- lisks in the" area, Dr. MueGer tcok bis present position at the U of L. coming to Southern Al- berta from.Dallas, Texas. And you come to think of it, is Dallas a more unakeiy place for an Egyptologist than Leth- brkJze? "You could adds Dr. Mueller, after dironidiag Ms travels, "that I hare had a soiaewfcat chequered SAME ADVICE Today, -when Is eceoacisrs a stjdest beaded for a major in Egyptian studies. Dr. Mueller gives the sanse advice his pro- fessors gave him years ago: "go ahead if you are keen. but remember jobs may be scarce." Dr. MceBer fpis that stad- ents are again bscpming inter- ested in the classics asd an- cient history. Sotae of bis class- es at the U of L have had more students than is desirable for good professor ex- change. Dr." Mueller fes: be- ing an Egyptologist in an area far-rernoved from fbe icfiaecce papyrus, pyrainids or pbar- aohs has obvious draTfbacks. Ecfvarever, he is able to obtain zH the information he seeds for research purposes throfjgh the cedieaied efforts of the L" cf L InterSbrary LOST Service or from his contact other coi- leagses. Speaking cf bis research, Dr. Mueikr ezplains feat he does cot co ezcavatioE and field at digging sites. He de- votes his efforts to the scody and translation of copses of as- cent Egyptian, "writings. "Trsere is so rataft -sroric yet to be dene in be sayi. "There are thousands of meats yet to be published, There axe literally acres oi tezts that have never bees properly dealt NOT NEW IDEA As for Dr. Muellers familiar- ity Trith hierogiyphics, doo't get the idea he has devised a meth- od of delivering Ms history lec- tures using these symbols. hasn't, but utilizes them -when poring over Ms Ke has done research on Egyptian religious texts, and si the emergence of "historio- graphy'' the development of historical vrritin? in ancient "I am oeccinmg more and nsore intrigued the comer- admhsstrative be says. SiTbe Zgypdans operated an all-pervasive bureaucracy. They wraild have bred carbon paper, as they recorded every transactiofi in several copies." Dr. MoeBer believes every bureaucracy eventually devel- ops Its ovra sub-language, and j it fssdPstrpy to tfm rgence of Egyptian bstau- cratic' jargon. Whsn stiS in Germany, on several oecasiocs Dr. MoeBer acted ss a travel guide, coc- dcgtir-g tourists throogh Egypt seeing places seen as Cairo, Lezor. Aswan and the Srruri "The tears vrere definitely an com- Dr. McsSer dryly. "It is sot the best to stady, but it certainly provided me 'siih sonis rsre into human Ee hopes that one day in the figure he ffS. be abk to travel to SgTpt again, r. -haps to par- tldpase in a research, proj-ect there, c-rganizec by the Tsrpeto- bssed Society for the Stacy of Egyptian Aaizquiaeg. He ii of the society's Spe- cial Projects CoggTHttec. "According to an Egyptian proverfc." says Dr. Moeiier, "everybody "wbo ess dronic from tbs Craters cf the M3e mast tem to it" JT> Simpsons-Sears has everything for Christmas A handyman's ideal Christinas gift SIMPSONS 117-pc. auto-home repair kit 14-pc drivt 12-pt Vi" to 5" ralchftf, 16" 9-pe. 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