Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Wow! What If It Really Works?

This article, "Archaeologists Unearth 'Door to Afterlife'", has got me thinking of a slam-bang popcorn adventure story. I could set it in modern times, or not, set it in the West, or here in the East, change the cultures, change the characters, background, adjust the mysticism. Yeah! All based on the question, "What if it really works?". Now, if I only had the time to write it, hehe. Those ancient Egyptians sure have some of the coolest artifacts. An excerpt from the article:

Archaeologists have unearthed a 3,500-year-old door to the afterlife from the tomb of a high-ranking Egyptian official near Karnak temple in Luxor, the Egyptian antiquities authority said Monday.

These recessed niches found in nearly all ancient Egyptian tombs were meant to take the spirits of the dead to and from the afterworld. The nearly six-foot-tall slab of pink granite was covered with religious texts.

The door came from the tomb of User, the chief minister of Queen Hatshepsut, a powerful, long ruling 15th century B.C. queen from the New Kingdom with a famous mortuary temple near Luxor in southern Egypt.

User held the position of vizier for 20 years, also acquiring the titles of prince and mayor of the city, according to the inscriptions. He may have inherited his position from his father.

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