The dream of wasting time at work and impressing you boss with your work ethic at the same time has finally come true. Working hard or hardly working? The world will never know.
Harvard just employed its first Professor of Egyptology, Peter Der Manuelian, since the last person to have this position died 68 years ago. The last professor, George A. Reisner, died in 1942 on an excavation in Giza, Egypt. It makes some sense that a discipline devoted to a 4,000-year-old civilization takes 68 years to get a new professor… so better late than never? Possibly, but Harvard still has a ways to go before competing with our Department of Egyptology.