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The tomb of the high priestess Hetpet, built 4,400 years ago, unearthed in Egypt near the Great Pyramids of Giza

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Despite all the discoveries that have been made about Ancient Egypt, archaeologists are confident that there’s more to be found, new riches sleeping under the vast dunes of the desert. 643 more words


Christmas in Italy - A tale of two churches

In keeping with the tradition of adventure, Sarah and I went on a big trip for Christmas and New Years!

This year, we met up with Sarah’s family in Italy, traveling to Rome and Florence; not quite a perfect midpoint for everyone, but it was close enough. 986 more words


Episode #26- Tombs Of The Blind Dead

Saddle up and get ready for a night of terror and ritual sacrifice; we’re off to the abandoned village of Berzano for an audience with the Blind Dead. 86 more words


Clear and Bright qīng míng 清明 Apr 05

Qing Ming, 清明, or Seimei in Japanese, and Cheongmyeong 청명사 (Korean) and Thanh minh (Vietnamese) is the 5th solar term of the traditional calendar. In space partitioning, Qingming begins when the sun reaches the celestial longitude of 15° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 30°.  874 more words

Joys Of Life

Noble tombs

Up lit noble tombs on the river banks in Egypt.


Through Chicago Eternal, the departed still have a voice

Chicago’s rich history comes alive through Larry Broutman’s stirring photographs of grave markers, headstones, monuments, tombs, chapels, mausoleums, and war memorials in his latest book… 374 more words

The Last Kingdom Season 1 - Megaliths are All!

I’ve now watched the first season of The Last Kingdom from 2015, and blogged about its fire and death. Here I turn to the megaliths of the 8 episodes. 1,544 more words