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Tomb Raiding for Bees – Luxor, Egypt


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“I don’t know what you are talking about,” shrugged our guide. We had hired a day guide for the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Nobles, a series of ancient tombs constructed and sealed between 16th and 11th century BCE when Southern Egypt was ruled by Pharaohs. Today, Egypt is between governments, the tombs are empty of their former contents, and they unpredictably open and close based on the nap schedules of the tomb key holders. (more…)

Hunting for “Honey Island” in Cairo, Egypt


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It was one of the last places on earth you would expect to find a bee. The sky was a thick haze – air particles weighed heavy with sweat, dust, and petrol. Garbage piles filled empty lots like crunchy apartment complexes of plastic bottles, paper bags, and orange peels. Goats and cats grazed, contentedly. Adjacent, tight alleyways packed with people shifted shapes as kids raced after each other, a clump of clothes, yelling, and laughter. Read the rest of this entry

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