Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Worst thing to happen to archeology since Indiana Jones (December 21)

Before leaving Dendera for good we decided to have a little fun.

With, I might add, blessings from and pleasure for the guards who were egging us on a bit for some of these pictures.

Jacob pretended to be a sphinx…

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While Miriam and I were happy just to ride on one.

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Miriam and Rachel took turns being held by a different, yet still headless, sphinx.

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Then we found an open sarcophagus and each took turns pretending to be a mummy. Jacob and I both fit just about perfectly. Andrew was sure that he would fit since he was under the impression that he is the same height as Jacob. What you can’t see is that his feet are hanging several inches over the edge of the sarcophagus.

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And then, right before we went through the Gate of Domitian and Trajan to leave Dendera, Rachel took her finger out of her own nose (for a change) and dug around in Bes’ nose.

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