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MY FAVORITE WORLD WONDERS (SO FAR) PART 2: THE GREAT TEMPLE OF ABU SIMBEL - NUBIA, NILE VALLEY, EGYPT

Let me start this post with a simple statement:  my trip to Egypt was to-date the most astounding travel experience of my life; it is my favorite journey and I don’t think anything I will ever see will be able to match its ancient history, immensity, beauty and overwhelming presence, from both natural and man-made perspectives.   1,240 more words

Expanding the Liberty Canon: Sophocles, the Tragedies of Oedipus and Antigone

Sophocles (496-406BCE) was the second of the three great tragedian of ancient Athens, the first, Aeschylus, was discussed in my last post.  Sophocles is best known for a group of three plays known as the Theban plays, referring to the city of Thebes, which was one of major states of Ancient Greece when it was divided between many city states. 1,346 more words

Liberty

LUXOR: Amongst Equals

Rising at dawn is truly a horrific thing. There is nothing good about it and I am forever suspicious of individuals who claim to be morning people. 2,747 more words

Travel

LUXOR: I’d Be A DAMN Good Tour Guide

I don’t mean to brag or boast, but I often find that my knowledge of things is too overwhelming. I’m not cocky about this when I chat to people, because I’m a gentleman, but I sometimes find others to be dull and uninteresting with little to stimulate my mind. 2,648 more words

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Summer 2014 – Thebes Dig

Unfortunately, I had to remove my blog post chronicling my summer archaeological experience. It contained too much specific information that pertained directly to the dig and its finds. 325 more words

Personal

Summer 2014 - Thebes Dig: Prologue

Background

The site of our dig was at the Ismenion Hill in Thebes, Greece. During Classical Period, a temple to the god Apollo dominated the hill. 298 more words

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#2009 (Dec): Egypt - Tombs of Thebes (Luxor & Karnak)

All aboard!

From an 11-hour sleeper train to 3 nights on the Semiramis II Cruise Ship, embarking from Aswan. Definitely a FIRST for me on a cruise ship, so I was prepping myself for a rest and relaxing cruise along the Nile river (to ease my aching muscles from the sleeper train). 646 more words

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