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Letters from the Past: Back to School in Ancient Egypt

Hi, I’m Rahmose, and like many of you, I’ll be starting school soon. I’m nine now, which means that I have three more years to go before I can be a scribe for the pharaoh. 495 more words



My dream of visiting Egypt finally became a reality. The trip that was meant to happen many years ago, but it had to be postponed, but it finally happened! 894 more words


God Kings and Crocodile Gods: Egypt’s Abu Simbel and Kom Ombo

16-17 October 2015. In 1813 in the land of Nubia a boy living on the banks of the Nile showed Jean-Louis Burckhardt, the Swiss explorer, some colossal rock heads protruding from the sand. 1,603 more words


Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel, Egypt 1998. One year after the terrorist attack, I decided to visit Egypt. I was young, and the trip was cheap. But the best was that most of the time all archeological places were closely empty. 58 more words



“Not possible,” the soldier said.

I set my bags down at the gate and faced the Egyptian soldier. “Nothing is impossible.”

“Where is your bus?” 2,518 more words

Adventure Travel


Weekend 2

On my second weekend, my cousin Shena and I took an Egypt Air flight to Aswan, the home of the Nubian people in Upper Egypt, to escape the noise and dust of Cairo. 601 more words

Middle East

'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'

Shelley’s “Ozymandias”

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,

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