Day 8~ March 8th~ Egypt


the burial mask of Tutankhamun~ Cairo museum

 

The journey to Egypt was more a journey of feelings, sensing and of connection than that of collecting brain information. There were places and things in Egypt that let me ‘feel’ so much more than others. One of these beacons was the tomb of Tutankhamun.

The son of Akhenaten, king at age 9, reformer of religion from god Aten to god Amun, youngest Pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty of ancient Egypt, the young boy king was to die at age 18. There has been so much written and said about this enigmatic king and so much of it fails to meet logic.

One thing that was for me undeniable standing in the tomb where Tutankhamun’s mummy was found, despite it being a much simpler tomb than that of other kings, a soft and gentle cloud wrapped itself around the place and a great quiet, a stillness that I feel even now as I write this. The mummy was housed in 7 levels of gold and wood and it was discovered in 1922 in the Valley of the Kings by Howard Carter.

the alabaster canopic jars of Tutankhamun

the burial mask of the boy king

 

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21 comments

  1. my heart pounds with excitement while looking at these, thank you!

  2. Good pictures, Mimo – I particularly like the top one because of that half seen, ghostly reflection. Adrian

  3. The ancient Egyptian knowledge and skill is so impressive. Even it amazes and ammuses us today. And Totakhamun is kinda Trademark of that history.
    Wonderful post

  4. Interesting how the young king became a legend, thus I wonder how much we don’t know about him.

  5. I loved seeing these, Mimo. I was lucky to visit the traveling Egyptian exhibit in Washington D.C.’s National Museum many years ago – this brought back memories of the incredible collection.

  6. Hi,
    Nice photos from the Museum.

  7. I’ve seen that mask and it is an amazing site.

  8. Well written. Highly evocative. Beautiful images to go with it.

  9. Wonderful insight! The words in your posts are just as great as the pictures. 🙂

  10. Mimo, thank you for the insights and the pictures!

  11. Fabulous photos as usual!

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