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The Lady Tentdinebu

© Rory Gavin 2016

In the National Museum of Ireland there lies a very special lady. Her name is Tentdinebu and she is Ireland’s oldest resident. 246 more words


"Dual"-ing Mythologies: One Erginos or Two?

Two different figures named Erginos seem to appear in Greek mythographic and poetic traditions. One is Erginos the son of Klumenos, a descendent of Minyas and king of Orchomenos. 837 more words


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Architecture

This is my entry for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Architecture

Karnak Temple was constructed around 1400 BC on the east bank of the Nile River in Luxor, Egypt (ancient Thebes).



“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


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