Sunday, January 27, 2008

Grim secrets of Pharaoh's city

"Evidence of the brutal lives endured by some ancient Egyptians to build the monuments of the Pharaohs has been uncovered by archaeologists."

So starts an article on BBC News (click the title to go to the article) which was promoting a program on BBC Two on Saturday evening: "The Pharaoh's Lost City". I've not yet been to Amarna--it's not that easy to get to these days--but it's high on my list.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Look Closely...

Check out this really cool birthday card I received from a fellow member of La Vie en France (a Yahoo Group):

For those who don't recognize the site: it's in the Temple of Horus at Edfu, and the wonderful statue is Horus himself.

Here are two of the pictures I took on my most recent visit to Edfu in October 2007:

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Here's to a Fabulous 2008!

Looking backward...

...Looking forward!

May your 2008 be full of health, happiness, peace and every good thing you could wish for!