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Photo of Week – The Key of Life

  …….called ANKH by the Egyptians.   It is one of the most recognized symbols from Ancient Egypt dating c.3150 – 2613 BC -the Early Dynastic Period, symbolizing both mortal existence and the afterlife.             … Continue reading

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK – BEAUTY IN THE AFTERLIFE

Admiring the slim silhouettes of the men and women depicted in the wall paintings in tombs and temples, I was surprised not to see any overweight or ugly people. The Egyptologist who was with us explained why, “These are not true representations … Continue reading

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MISTAKES CAN TELL THE STORY

Without the beautiful wall paintings in the Tombs of the Pharaohs and Nobles as well as  in many Temples we would not know as much about Ancient Egypt as we do. The images tell us about their life and death, who … Continue reading

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EGYPT’S WALL PAINTINGS – REAL OR FACSIMILES?

Is Egypt still  on your Bucket list? And you don’t know when you can go? The Metropolitan Museum in New York is a good alternative. Besides thousands and thousands of Egyptian artifacts, it has the totally reconstructed Temple of Dendur, the Tomb … Continue reading

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PHARAOHS DRANK BEER LONG BEFORE US

In case you have missed it —- the BBC announced a few days ago that a Japanese team of archeologist discovered the tomb of the Head Brewer who served an ancient court more than 3000 years ago. The wall paintings … Continue reading

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TOMB PAINTINGS BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE

“Come I want to show you something,” Abdul said while we got out of the car. Walking up the hill towards a pile of stones that must have been a  house a long time ago, I was wondering what there … Continue reading

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