Tag Archives: Egypt

Revisiting the Caste System

Today, I was going to post on death rituals or mummification and reincarnation but as I was doing research, I got interested in learning about caste systems in India and ancient Egypt.   I always feel  a tad tenuous speaking … Continue reading

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The Square

My daughter sent me this trailer on Facebook. She knows how much I loved our visit years to Egypt, years ago. The people we met were so warm and friendly. This film is being shown in New York and LA … Continue reading

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Child Labor

Monday, writing about Labor Day, reminded me of a morning in Cairo, years ago.  We stayed in a great hostel called Garden City House.  It was full of professors and archaeologists, students, and academic people who travel to wonderful places … Continue reading

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Reincarnation and Mummification

Hinduism is the  world’s fourth largest religion with seven hundred fifty million  devotees. It was founded in the North of India, 4,000 years ago near the Indus River.  This makes it the oldest exiting religion in the world. 80% of … Continue reading

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Egypt in Flames

Coptic Christians holding hands in solidarity and  protection while Egyptian Muslims pray in the streets of Cairo. One of my favorite  memories ,when visiting Egypt years ago, was meeting some Coptic Christians in a 1000 year old farm village.  We … Continue reading

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The Caste System

Today, I was going to post on death rituals or mummification and reincarnation but as I was doing research, I got interested in learning about caste systems in India and ancient Egypt.   I always feel  a tad tenuous speaking … Continue reading

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Cairo Museum

\ As a  response to one of my blogger friends, I am going to tell some tales from other places I have visited  along the way. There are more stories about India, but I thought I would take you to … Continue reading

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What Does Young Egypt Want?

No, I didn’t make a mistake, but thought some parallels could  be drawn between the two countries’ young people. There are certain  similarities in the problems of sorting out the mixture of politics and religion.  The demographics are similar with … Continue reading

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video from the helicopters flying over Cairo

Pictures of 22 million Egyptians demonstrating for freedom. Egyptian people may be a lot of things but they are not afraid or apathetic! Peace, freedom, safety, and blessings for the Egyptian people. . . . inshallah!

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Cairo. . . .Now. . . . .and Then

As the military helicopters fly over Cairo and the Nile  with waving Egyptian flags in solidarity with the Egyptian people, the  military leadership has given President Morsi forty-eight hours to do something…..either resign or accept the will of the people. … Continue reading

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