So another season of survey and augering is under way at Thebes. The Theban Harbours and Waterscapes Survey has, for the past 5 years, been using geoarchaeological and geophysical survey to study the changing floodplain of the river Nile, and the dynamics between the ancient harbours and waterways and the Theban temple complexes on the West Bank and Luxor and Karnak temples. 710 more words
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On Tuesday 11 November 1862, Lucie Duff Gordon wrote to her mother –
I write to you from the real Arabian Nights.Well may the Prophet (whose name be exalted) smile when he looks on Cairo It is a golden existence, all sunshine and poetry, and, I must add, kindness and civility.’ 187 more words
The Oracle, by D. J. Niko. Medallion Press. 362 pages. Trade paperback $14.99.
The third installment of the Sarah Weston Chronicles finds Sarah, a British archaeologist, in Thebes. 404 more words
Plutarch’s De Genio Socratis (“On the Sign of Socrates”) differs from much of the work lumped together in his Moralia in that (1) it is a dialogue not a treatise and (2) it is 215 more words