Page 127. " mummies from the Tutankhamen's tomb "
Howard Carter and Tutankhamen's mummy
Public DomainHoward Carter and Tutankhamen's mummy

 The tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen was discovered in 1922 by British archeologist and egyptologist Howard Carter. It was the biggest discovery in the history of archaeological research in Egypt (and probably anywhere in the world) because of the richness and intact state of the artefacts found.

Page 127. " treatise on the Greenlandic Qilakitsoq mummies "
Mummy of a 6 months old boy from Qilakitsoq, exhibition in Greenland National Museum in Nuuk
Permission Granted by Copyright Owner for Use on Book DrumMummy of a 6 months old boy from Qilakitsoq, exhibition in Greenland National Museum in Nuuk - Credit: Stephane Vitry

Qilakitsoq is an old Eskimo settlement in western Greenland, famous for the discovery of mummified bodies of women and children in 1972. The mummies, dating to the 15th century, were preserved by a cold wind blowing steadily through their tomb. They are now in the Greenland National Museum in Nuuk.

Page 131. " grew up near Ammassalik "

Ammassalik is the former municipality in southeastern Greenland which has become a part of a new municipality Sermersooq, together with Ittoqqortoormiit, Ivittuut, Nuuk and Paamiut.

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Page 134. " great jazz is synonymous with the John Coltrane quartet "

Listen on Spotify:   John Coltrane – Chim Chim Cheree

Page 136. " my teacher at the university was Louis Hjelmslev "

Louis Hjelmslev (1899-1965) was a Danish linguist, educated in comparative linguistics in Copenhagen, Prague and Paris, the main centres of the discipline at that time. Together with his colleagues he founded The Linguistic Circle of Copenhagen, which was inspired by the Prague Linguistic Circle and heavily influenced by structuralism. Hjelmslev's ideas formed the basis of the Copenhagen School of Linguistics.

Page 143. " the pianist is now playing 'Lili Marlene' "

Piano version of a German love song, very popular during the World War II and particularly famous in Marlena Dietrich's interpretation.


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Marlene Dietrich - Lili Marlene

Joachim Kühn – Lili Marlene