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“Hello my friend, want to see the temples?” said a smiling bald-headed man.

It was early morning and I had barely stepped out of the hotel when I was approached. 1,332 more words

Adventure Travel

Death & Dying - in Egypt and elsewhere

Living in Egypt, you are never far from the subject of death or the afterlife. On the West Bank is the Theban Necropolis, the the place where royals, nobles, priests/priestesses and tomb workers were interred for eternity. 978 more words

Egypt

Greek Mythological Beasts: 1) Sphinx

The Sphinx lived on the mountain Φίκιο and was a monster who spread panic all over the area. She had the head and the breasts of a woman, legs and tail of a lion (in other versions: of a dragon) and wings of a eagle.  102 more words

Mythology

#MythMonth Madness: The Story of Erginos

The following fragment of Pherecydes, the fifth century mythographer, is from a Scholion to Euripides’ Phoenissae 53. Fowler (Early Greek Mythography, 2001) prints this as Pherecydes fr. 831 more words

Greek

Yet More Stories From Our Passports

“What is not started today is never finished to-morrow.” Johann von Goethe

No doubt about it, we landed at the Cairo airport for the proof is a page in my passport of just Egyptian writing. 863 more words

An history of the Greek city-state of Thebes

The Greek city-state of Thebes is even older than the Egyptian Thebes (called Thebia by the ancient Greeks). While a good deal of its ancient history is gleaned from mythology, written history has confirmed a good basis for the myths. 811 more words

History