Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Studying Ancient Egypt

Lou and I continue watching the Teaching Company DVDs on Ancient Egypt in preparation for the big trip in April. We just watched two lectures on King Tut. The first lecture explained how Howard Carter found the tomb in the Valley of the Kings. The second lecture was all about King Tut's life and what happened to his poor wife after he died.  The second lecture was especially interesting because the professor posited his own personal and controversial theory that King Tut was murdered.

If you have any interest in learning about King Tut, here is an interesting link:


I am feeling great this week!  Yesterday I worked for ten hours, and I walked to Build T for BBQ chicken lunch. I just feel very good. I expect to continue feeling this good till chemo next week.
Today I woke up early and went for a longer walk. I will have to measure this new route in the car to see how long it is.
My only complaint is that I have a knot in my left shoulder, and my massage therapist told me I cannot get a massage during chemo. Total bummer.  I'll see if Lou is up for jumping in the hot tub this morning.


Ned Charpentier said...

Haha, Steve Martin on SNL! Hilarious surprise for a research reference :)

The Egyptians were a marvel of a culture. The Pyramids of Giza were precisely configured to mimic the constellation Orion, their knowledge of Sacred Geometry along with this was mind blowing.

Robyn said...

I think if you decide to do a wig again, that you should get a Cleopatra! Wouldn't that be a hoot!

I am always facinated by her...maybe it's the parts about killing husbands/lovers/siblings... Royals back then whether in Europe or Africa, they did some incredible things for humanity and against humanity all in the quest of power...

At any make the trip sound so interesting that I can't wait for you to get there and blog about your adventures...!

Love you!

Karen said...

Thanks to Lou, I have the lyrics for you.

King Tut lyrics

Artist - Steve Martin
Album - Various Songs
Lyrics - King Tut

King Tut (King Tut)
Now when he was a young man,
He never thought he'd see
People stand in line to see the boy king.

(King Tut) How'd you get so funky?
(funky Tut) Did you do the monkey?
Born in Arizona,
Moved to Babylonia (King Tut).

(King Tut) Now, if I'd known
they'd line up just to see him,
I'd trade in all my money
And bought me a museum. (King Tut)

Buried with a donkey (funky Tut)
He's my favorite honkey!
Born in Arizona,
Moved to Babylonia (King Tut)

Dancin' by the Nile, (Disco Tut)
The ladies love his style, (boss Tut)
Rockin' for a mile (rockin' Tut)
He ate a crocodile.

He gave his life for tourism.
Golden idol!
He's an Egyptian
They're sellin' you.

Now, when I die,
now don't think I'm a nut,
don't want no fancy funeral,
Just one like ole king Tut. (King Tut)

He coulda won a Grammy,
Buried in his Jammies,
Born in Arizona, moved to Babylonia,
He was born in Arizona, got a condo made of stone-a,
King Tut!