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“Homage to thee Ra, Supreme power, who makes the earth visible, who gives light to those Westerners…”
That was the Litany to Re that we recited one night in front of the awesome temple of Rameses the Great at Abu Simbel. Continue reading
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The tomb was filled with debris. It was still being excavated, and we were not supposed to be inside KV 5, but we had connections with the Antiquities Department. I went in as far as the Osiris statue, and it was, to quote Kent Weeks himself, “One of the most amazing experiences of my life.” Continue reading
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I had no idea where the Egyptian on horseback had taken me, but it was wonderful. We had ridden out into the desert, away from Saqqara, to an area where workers were excavating several small pyramids. Crawling into one of them, I discovered only sand, and a bucket. Continue reading
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