Blog Entries for the 'Egypt' Category

Window of the world

Window of the World is a Chinese theme park that features replicas of famous world attractions like the pyramids, the Eiffel Tower, the grand canyon, and much more! Alex reviews our trip to the park.

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Passing out Christmas Cake in my Indian attire
International Wardrobe

One of my favorite things to do when we get to a new place is go shopping for local clothes. Find out what other people wear, and what I’m adding to wardrobe from around the world!

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Egypt – a personal perspective

We hear so much about Egypt, King Tut, the pyramids – but what is it really like to live in Egypt? Amy McMahon offers this beautiful essay on her experiences in a country where the past is always present and diversity of life is everywhere. You’ll come away with a whole new way to look at Egypt.

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Were the Egyptians the only ones who build great pyramids? Did aliens help with the construction? How many years did Egyptians build pyramids (it’s not as many as you might think!) Uncover the answers and other fun facts in this guest post by Doug Tilden.

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Camel Ride: An Up and Down Experience

Our short camel ride turned out to be an even more unique experience than we had planned for!

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Egypt Purple Pete
Purple Pete Says Hello

Do you suffer from stage fright? I become a character in a puppet show with about 30 seconds of preparation.

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Reburial of 3,500-year-old baby

The reburial of a 3,500-year-old child: The rescue archaeology we performed on the location of the proposed enclosure wall for the Abydos monuments site proved the importance of undertaking this operation. I discussed the background in previous blogs. We found considerable material from the Ahmose period circa 1550 B.C. and a kiln which appears to […]

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Learning to Rescue Archaeology

Lessons the last two days on rescue archaeology.  In trying to help secure the Abydos site from encroachment and looting a well intentioned wall is being put up.   Unfortunately the methodology being used wasn’t very sound.  A backhoe was brought on site and promptly disturbed a New Kingdom grave site and an artifact was recovered […]

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Finding a stamped brick
Just another brick off the wall

Doug is assigned a job one step above hauling dirt on his first excavation in Abydos, Egypt…sorting the mudbricks of a collapsed pyramid from before the time of King Tut.

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The dig house
Off to Abydos

Doug Tilden travels to Abydos, Egypt to participate in his first excavation!

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