[Needs some pruning perhaps and related posts and links at the end. After this blog’s new graphical clothing is up and running. Too many WordPress pages tangled with posts: custom menus may be the solution]
An excellent blog about Egypt. I will hunt for others.
Mario: “Why Egypt?”
MoR: “Everybody liking Antiquity must have Egypt in his / her mind.”
Fulvia: “I thought Greece and Rome shaped what became later the ‘proud West’ that conquered the world”
Extropian: “C’mon, Fulvia, that I can’t take my eyes away from your bazookas doesn’t mean you haven’t said ‘na stronzata!”
*they all laughing & winking at her*
The Tobacconist: “Allow me, Fulvia, friends. That the Greco-Romans of any time went, for their Grand Tour, to Egypt and to other Semitic lands – and beyond, with links to Mesopotamia & India – is a historical fact.”
A conversation actually occurring at an outdoors cafe in Piazza Campo de’ Fiori, clouds looming all over.
Clodia standing not far and overhearing our conversatioin, sits at our table in a flash.
“My dear friends – she breaks the ice – this conversation has captured my attention (and that female friend was so boring I much prefer here”
*Looking at the men furtively, her Scarlett-Johansson-like body invisibly vibrating*
“Should I remind you that in any philosophy manual for schools accurate scholars argue that philosophy and science were born in Greece? That other races, considered well not lower – on peut pas dire cela – toutefois incapable …”
Everyone ignores her words, rejected in a quasi-careless way due to their absurdity, although, thing being, we are also – men and women alike – absolutely mesmerized by Clodia’s sensual magic.
It pervades the air round us since she sat down. Spring, despite the lousy weather, not helping much either.
“A sensuality that could rival that of Cleopatra (had Cleopatra been less intelligent)” was the thought of a few of us.
The Samnite, 30, his brand-new Sony smartphone in his left hand, saves us all:
“Let me see … yes. In A.L. Basham introduction to Oxford’s A cultural History of India one reads:
“The four main cradles of civilizations …. moving from east to west … [were] China, the Indian subcontinent, the Fertile Crescent, and the Mediterranean, especially Greece and Italy.”
Extropian: “That the Greco-Romans (and, later, proud conquering West) were considered the high races and the Semitic and other folks the lower races (incapable of real philosophy and science – you find it in almost all European manuals of the first half of the 1900, not just those by a certain type of German historians in the 1930’s.”
The Samnite: “Which means justifying colonialism with ideology and history (of philosophy, science etc.)”
MoR: “Despite the fact that history is never neutral, yes, this is the idea.”
Enjoy Egypt’s Antiquity, readers, much more ancient than the Greeks (and deeper in wisdom & philosophy, what do you think?)
Originally posted on Egyptian Streets:
While Egypt may be facing political and social turmoil, Egypt’s exotic, mysterious and historic locations continue to stand, receiving adventurers and explorers. If you are thinking of exploring Egypt in 2014, then here are 14 must-visit places in Egypt, along with others that you should already have planned to see!
(Note: Many of these photographs are thanks to Mohamed Hakem. Check out his blog here: mhakem.com)
1. The White Desert
While it may look like the moon, this photograph was taken at the White Desert near Bahareya Oasis. The white surfaced desert which resembles an alien planet has been used to film Sci-Fi movies, including Vin Diesel’s Riddick. The desert is renowned for its rock formations, safari trips, and over night camping.
2. Sultan Qalawun Mosque in Old Cairo
While Old Cairo is filled…
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