Egypt – Star Gazing In Dendera

The art and architecture of the ancient Egyptians is amazing enough. That they could also map the sky, nearly as well as it is done in the 21st century, is simply astounding! A bas relief – the Zodiac of Dendera – that was found in the Temple of Hathor proves this beyond a doubt. This 8 feet…

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Egypt – Journey To The Afterlife

“Make a way for me, my soul, my spirit and my shadow, for I am equipped, I am a transfigured spirit.” ~ Spell 91, Book of the Dead The ancient Egyptians prepared all their lives for the most important journey of their lives – the journey to the afterlife! Death, to them, was not the cessation…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey

We lucked out and got alloted seats A1 & A2 on the Vistadome train to Machu Pichu! That meant loads of leg room, and best of all, phenomenal, unrestricted views through the plate glass window up front! This image of the train tracks, running parallel to the Urubamba river, from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (or…

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