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Seeing the World Through a Practical Lens

I could only have become an applied anthropologist. I recognize the value of theory and use it, but an academic life is not for me. Professionally, I’m a pretty practical person (don’t ask my mom about my practicality in my personal life, though). 261 more words

The Monastery of Saint Catherine.

This article originally appeared on my other blog If it happened yesterday, it’s history. I have taken the liberty to repost it here. If you are interested in viewing the original post… 966 more words

History

Sean Munger reblogged this on www.seanmunger.com and commented:

Robert Horvat of the History of the Byzantine Empire blog has done it again with another fantastic article. This one is about a sacred place in Byzantine history, the Monastery of St. Catherine. Graced with stunning photos, this article paints a very vivid picture of the long history of this place. Definitely worth a read!

EGYPT'S DAILY LIFE - SNEAKERS

SNEAKERS LIKE JEANS HAVE CONQUERED THE WORLD  —— BUT NOT THE MOSQUES. THEY HAVE TO BE LEFT OUTSIDE LIKE ANY FOOTWEAR DID BEFORE THEM.

….AND THESE SNEAKERS ARE WAITING FOR THEIR OWNERS  IN FRONT OF THE SULTAN HASSAN’S MOSQUE IN CAIRO. 17 more words

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Dream Destinations

Once you get bit by the travel bug there’s hardly ever turning back. Although I’ve been tremendously blessed with the chance to visit many of the places on my bucket list, the list will never stop growing. 256 more words

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Up river, down river

The excavation season is flying by. The Hello Kids who chase us through the village every day have moved through their phases of ‘hallo, hallo’, on to ‘what’s your name?’ to ‘money, money’ and by this Thursday they were insulting the virtue of our mothers. 583 more words

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Lamenting over Pink

Currently at Misr Gallery is Islam Zaher’s exhibit, “Pink & Lamentation.”

First off- I really like that title. The use of a very heavily stereotyped colour (“pink is girly/sexual/juvenile/etc.”) and a deeply melancholic word was quite intriguing. 352 more words

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On the road again!

Avec la belle saison, l’envie de voyager nous revient. Pour préparer des voyages (réels ou imaginaires), il n’y a rien de mieux que les livres. Un album illustré peut permettre de découvrir de nouveaux endroits, les imaginer à travers les illustrations et apprendre parfois en même temps une autre langue, histoire de se préparer au dépaysement. 362 more words

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