March 27, 2018 - Irene and I reminisced about our trip to Egypt December 2000.
In the news today ... Archaeologists discover a 2,500-year-old mummy in what they thought was an empty Egyptian sarcophagus sitting in storage at a university for 150 years. According to hieroglyphs on the side of the sarcophagus the person was a priestess named Mer-Neith-it-es who lived around 600 B.C. and worked in the Temple of Sekhmet, the lion-headed goddess.
My room at the Marriott Mena House Hotel
View from my room ... I was just across from the Great Pyramid.
It was the time of Ramadan set against the backdrop of a Full Moon.
Welcome to the Giza Plateau 12/12/00
We all have our personal and sacred journeys.
The way we were ...
In the news today ... Carving of Famed Pharaoh Hatshepsut Found in Storage A detailed carving hauled out of storage at Swansea University in Wales depicts the face of the famous female pharaoh Hatshepsut. The limestone piece wasn't expected to be so intriguing. A part of the former collection of early pharmaceutical entrepreneur Henry Wellcome, the piece had been boxed up at Swansea since about 1971, said university Egyptologist Ken Griffiths. After finding a black-and-white photograph of the piece a year ago, Griffiths requested that it be brought out of storage for an artifact-handling session with Egyptology students. When he saw it in person, he immediately realized it was something unexpected.
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