Last night as I watching the Ten Commandments, I kept noticing all of the architecture and relics that were displayed. What was really upsetting, and I feel this every year, that for 400 years the slaves were put to work to build these stone temples and pyramids after stomping all day in the mud pits to make bricks out of straw, clay, and water.
I can't help but wonder, what was it that was left in Egypt that was actually built by the Egyptians? I think that when I can actually visit these sacred sites, it will help me understand my cultural heritage a bit more.
I grew up with a father that was Jewish and a mother that was Episcopal. Talk about an interesting match. I have experienced both religions for myself and I think that's why I always get a bit emotional when I see these individuals working their bodies to the bones to build up this golden city.
Even before I began my education in anthropology and archaeology, I had read several books on theory and method, as well as researched diver...
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