Category Archives: Ancient Stones

EGYPT’S ANCIENT MONUMENTS MAKE US LOOK LIKE ANTS.

WHEN STANDING NEXT TO AN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TEMPLE, OR COLUMN, OR STATUE WE CAN’T HELP BUT FEEL SMALL, TINY, HARDLY THERE – THEY TOWER OVER US, AND WHEN WE LOOK AT OUR PHOTOS ONCE BACK HOME IT IS LIKE FINDING WALDO. WHERE ARE WE? … Continue reading

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Luxor Temple – People or Ants?

How small we humans look compared to images the Ancient Egyptians left of themselves.   More from Egypt soon Brigitte

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK – AVOIDING THE TOURISTS

If you don’t like crowds and want to avoid being one of a group pushing along through Luxor Temple, making it difficult to  see well, or anything at all, you have to go and visit soon. I know first hand what it feels like to be … Continue reading

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EGYPT’S LOST WORLDS – PART TWO

When a month ago I was telling you how excited I was to go and visit  the exhibition at the British Museum of Egypt’s sunken cities, I can now say that I was not disappointed, but blown away by what I saw. Over the last 20 … Continue reading

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SUNKEN CITIES – EGYPT’S LOST WORLD

Recently two lost cities of Ancient Egypt, which had vanished under the water of the Mediterranean were discovered and the British Museum in London is telling the story. I am on my way to London tomorrow and so looking forward to visit … Continue reading

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WAKING UP NEXT TO THE PYRAMIDS

Visiting Egypt will always be an unforgettable experience, but when you see the Great Pyramid of Giza  from your bed when you open you eyes it takes a few minute to become reality, to make you realize you are not  dreaming. Waking up next … Continue reading

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PICTURE OF OF THE WEEK – MUDBRICKS

How long can bricks made of mud and straw last? A long, long time. This brick is from a structure in the Temple of Karnak which was built thousand of years go. The dry climate and little rain helped to preserve it. … Continue reading

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SLEEPING ON THE JOB – EGYPT’S DAILY LIFE

IF YOU DON’T CARE HOW COMFORTABLE YOU ARE,  A RIDE ON A CAMEL IS AN ADVENTURE BUT I THINK TO SLEEP ON ONE YOU MUST BE AN EGYPTIAN POLICEMEN! FORTUNATELY FOR HIM THE CAMEL IS WIDE AWAKE! More from Egypt … Continue reading

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IT’S A MATTER OF SIZE- ARE HUMANS REALY THAT SMALL?

WE KNEW THAT THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS WERE ABLE TO BUILD TALL, TALL COLUMNS – but why – WERE THE TRYING TO MAKE US LOOK SMALL? Why otherwise can 7 people look so tiny? More from Egypt soon Brigitte

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DOWNTON ABBEY’S CONNECTION TO EGYPT

  AFTER WATCHING THE LAST EPISODE OF DOWNTON ABBEY I WOULD LIKE TO REPOST A BLOG WHICH I WROTE AFTER EPISODE FOUR – JUST TO REMIND US WHY DOWNTON ABBEY WILL FOR EVER BE CONNECTED TO EGYPT Like millions of infatuated … Continue reading

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