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Archive for June, 2011

The Whining Rock

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

The sun is shining on the rocks
It makes them shine like the docks
Because they shine
It makes them whine
Because they whine
They’re fine!

The Sky

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

The sun is floating through the sky
Like the stars at night.
The moon is shining through the clouds
To make light.

21 June 2011

Summer Solstice Poem

Canopic Jars

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

The Canopic Jar Workroom:

Writing hieroglyphs and protective symbols for the jars:

Finished for all eternity! Stomach (jackal head); Liver (human head); Lungs (Baboon head); Intestines (Falcon head)

15 June 2011

The Conflict of Horus and Seth

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

That Seth’s boat sank right away–because he is the bad guy!

GODS AND PHAROAHS FROM EGYPTIAN MYTHOLOGY by Geraldine Harris

21 June 2011

The Secret Name of Ra

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

That Isis made the snake out of dirt and sweat.

GODS AND PHAROAHS FROM EGYPTIAN MYTHOLOGY by Geraldine Harris

20 June 2011

The Old Kingdom of Egypt

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Making Mummies

 

The funniest part is that they put a boat for him to sail through the afterlife.

Burial chamber of a pharoah

 

SOTW

8 June 2011

Egyptian Myth and Stories

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

ZEKMET THE STONE CARVER by Mary Stolz

THE STAR BEARER: A CREATION MYTH FROM ANCIENT EGYPT by Dianne Hofmeyr and Jude Daly

 

8 June 2011

Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Leonard Everett Fisher

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Sam’s favorite ancient Egyptian deities:
1. Tefnut: goddess of morning dew
2. Isis: goddess of the home
3. Hathor: goddess of love

Least favorite is Set: “because he kills Osiris.”

Fisher, GODS AND GODDESSES OF ANCIENT EGYPT

10 May 2011

Hieroglyphs and Cuneiform

Sunday, June 12th, 2011
Sam's name in ancient writing

Sam's name in hieroglyphs and cuneiform

Hieroglyphs

More hieroglyphs--I'll need to decode these in order to write a proper caption!

The First Writing

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

It was interesting that paper after a hundred years can melt into dust.
And it was interesting that in Sumer they could wash away their writing because they did it in clay.

SOTW

4 May 2011