Isaac, David, Steven, and Chris explore the environs of the Giza in this behind-the-scenes gallery.
There is a lot of squabbling today over ownership of some of the world‘s most treasured antiquities. Countries where the ancient goodies were unearthed are imploring foreign museums to return these pieces of their heritage. For instance, Egypt wants the Obelisk of Axum back, claiming it was thieved by the Italian fascist general Pietro Badoglio during the Axis occupation of Egypt in World War Two. Which it was.
Although the ancient Egyptians are well-known for their skill in preserving dead people, in their day they were also known for their expertise in preserving live ones. Homer called them “a race of druggists,” and the recently discovered proof of a highly advanced medical system there, a full millennium before the Greek Hippocratic School, has astonished academia. But there are two surprising warnings for us in their medical records.
Chris talks about fleecing, Islamic providence, and being a Kafir.
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Isaac Botkin gives a short update on the team's progress from a very iconic location.
In this inaugural episode, Isaac, David, Chris, and Steven gear up, discuss their objectives, and embark on their journey. Watch as they prepare, strategize, and engage in lively conversations about Egyptian history, crooked chronology, cross-cultural tactfulness, and large jackal-headed gods.
Catch the first team video blog update from Egypt. While the team rides to Giza in a taxi, Isaac takes the opportunity to remark on Russian socialism and its bumpy outcome.
As I write this, my son Isaac is entering Egyptian air space. With three adventurous friends, he is about to begin a unique mission: to find, and then articulate, the ideas responsible for the survival of Egypt, the oldest continuous culture in the world. But how does one analyze a culture?
Airports are wonderful places. Airports are mournful places. It all depends on whether you're coming or going. In this photo gallery, the team members say their goodbyes, and receive a loving send-off from their families.
The team members introduce themselves, answer questions, and talk about the ins and outs of life in an Islamic country.
Isaac invites you to join us in just a few days for a fascinating, exciting tour through Egyptian history.
For all the mystery still enshrouding Egypt, we have far more information to work with today than Egyptologists prior to 1822 did. The striking and enigmatic hieroglyphics all over Egypt were an unlocked door into the the secrets of that civilization -- until a young philologist stood on the shoulders of a short emperor (and a few other people) to unravel the linguistic mysteries of Ancient Egypt. The key they discovered: the Rosetta Stone.