From the land of pyramids, pharaohs, and papyrus, we bring you a look at Egyptian culture past and present. Grab a cup of mint tea, fire up the hookah, crack open a novel by Naguib Mahfouz, play some songs by Abdel Halim Hafez, or put on a movie starring Omar Sharif and join us while we share recipes, music, jokes, videos, and current events from Egypt.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Happy Birthday, Howard Carter

Today's Scribe:



Imagine my surprise when, upon opening Google last night, I was greeted with the image of a man gazing at what was obviously a room filled with treasures from ancient Egypt.  Excited, I waved the Amazing Egyptian Dude in the direction of the screen so that he could see my discovery.  

"Google loves Egypt!" I exclaimed as he squinted and leaned forward to see more clearly.  As he pushed forward, he jostled the mouse just enough to move the pointer so that it hovered over the image.  The image text mentioned something about Howard Carter's 138th birthday, which burst my bubble ever so slightly.  Ok, so Google doesn't exactly love Egypt like we love Egypt, but what the heck -- Google is honoring her history with a graphic on the opening page.  Works for us!  

In honor of the man who uncovered King Tut's magical mystery tomb, we say,

Happy birthday, Howard Carter!



1 comment:

  1. First time poster here at your blog --- please keep it up! I'm enjoying the reads.

    hookah

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