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Fate and Mythology; The House of Thebes (Oedipus)

I have really been delving into the Greek archives of myth lately, and boy have my readings made me contemplate the concept of fate!  I have been re-reading the story of Oedipus Rex, and contemplating how it is a treatise on how we are all at the mercy of a higher power that is working for the highest good, or simply making sure that we experience in this lifetime that which we are meant to.  521 more words

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Between the Desert and the Nile. Theban Harbours and Waterscapes

Back in 2011 the Theban Harbours and Waterscapes Survey (THaWS) started with a field season of geophysics. This Egypt Exploration Society project (www.ees.ac.uk), directed by Dr Angus Graham,  was established with the aim of using different techniques to study the settlements and temples on the east and west banks of the Nile, and how they relate to the changing floodplain and river. 760 more words

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A New Generation of Women Archaeologists in Egypt

“We cleared the rubble away and shone our torches down the passage way—that’s when we saw the statue of Osiris. Mila and I looked at each other and we both said ‘Yes!’” 691 more words

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Exploring in Ancient Thebes

I am going to write about our 12 days in Luxor. I won’t be doing it in order but that makes no difference. The first site we saw here was Luxor Temple which was directly opposite us, on the other side of the Nile. 683 more words

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The Khonsu's of Karnak: a priestly family of ancient Thebes

This is the well preserved/conserved pylon gate of the temple of Khonsu, who along with his father Amun & mother Mut comprise what’s known as the Theban triad of gods. 554 more words

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Moses Said to Amenhotep II, "Let My People Go."

Amenhotep II, the Egyptian pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty

In the recent Ridley Scott film, Exodus: Gods and Kings, Moses confronts the Egyptian pharaoh, Ramses II, with the request that pharaoh let Moses lead the children of Israel.   561 more words