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I enjoyed your pictures while in Eqypt so much! They brought back good memories of my visit there in 1975. I visited many of the places you did. My favorite of all were my visits to the Pyramid and the Museum. The museum was awesome; however, I missed King Tut’s best pieces as they were on tour in the U.S. while I was there!! Since I am claustrophobic, I thought I would have a heart attack ascending and descending the pyramid, but I wouldn’t take anything for having been there. And, when the young boys approached and said, “You ride, lady honey,” you couldn’t say no to riding a camel! Thanks for the memories.
Thanks, Ellyn! So glad you enjoyed the pictures. I love reliving those trips, too. Sounds like we had some of the same favorite places!
I’ve read a few of your books and love them! Just finished City of the Dead and really enjoyed both the book and seeing your pictures from your trip there! You illustrated the story so beautifully with your words that seeing the pictures brought scenes from the book racing back to my mind. Thank you for sharing your travels in the form of these novels, I’m loving them!
Thanks, Kim. I’m glad you enjoyed the books, and the photos!
What is a Mastaba tomb?
Mastaba tombs are flat-topped tombs that were the precursor to pyramids, but still used during the pyramid age for lesser nobles. People were buried in underground vaults, but then flat-topped rocks were built up on top of the burial chamber, to keep out tomb-robbers and wild animals. Eventually, they built the rocks higher and higher, in a “stepped” formation, and then later added decorative facing to form what we think of as pyramids today. But people like Hemiunu (the main character in City of the Dead/Pyramid of Secrets) were buried in mastaba tombs alongside the Great Pyramid of Khufu.
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