Excavations at Kom al-Fasr, in the Western delta, have been indefinitely postponed after the
appointment of a new archaeological director, Professor Dr Herr Otto Reimann, a leading exponent of Heisenbergian
archaeology. Professor Dr Herr Reimann explained the decision in a statement on the project's official website.
Heisenbergian archaeology, a relatively new theoretical development, is based on the
contention that the position or the state of an archaeological site can be known at any one point in time, but that
measuring one immediately renders the other impossible to 'know' with any certainty. As Prof. Reimann explained, in the sort of
comedy accent in which one might say "for you, ze vor is over, nein?": 'I
could excavate ze site. But if zis I do, I will not be sure where ze site, she is. How zen can I excavate her
further?' Reimann has gone as far as to suggest that all archaeological activity in Egypt should be suspended until teams
can be provided with 'some sort of Heisenberg compensator'. He added: 'Like in Star Trek, nein?'.
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