I LOVE A GOOD HISTORY

I was actually sick enough to stay home from work the other day. It takes a lot to make me do that, because there’s usually nothing worth watching. However, this time, the universe aligned and I found myself drawn into King Tut’s Mystery Tomb Opened on the Discovery Channel. It was the story of Tomb KV-63, which turned out to be the tomb of King Tut’s mother, Queen Kiya.

A 3000-year-old Pharaonic coffin lies in a newly discovered tomb at the valley of the Kings in Luxor

(She’s obviously seen better days.)

I was fascinated. What? When did this happen? Why didn’t someone alert me! I hit the info button to see what year the show was released.

July 2006. Go figure.

Perhaps I’m a little late to the party, but regardless, the show reminded me of my late-found love of all things historical. If I had known in my teens what I know now, I would be an archeologist, or anthropologist. Alas, instead, I read biographies and watch Discovery Channel, or Gone with the Wind.

Next, I watched Pompeii: Back from the Dead, which examined the discovery of skeletons in the basement of an excavated villa. The skeletal remains were making it possible for scientists to study the diets and diseases of both the elite and poor.

skeletons

I had somehow missed this important find as well, which apparently occurred in the 80s. Of course, I was kinda busy in the 80s with important stuff like Flashdance and parachute pants.

flashdance

A few days after my archeological catch up and sick day, a blogger friend in Scotland, Jo Woolf, of  Jo’s Journal and a beautiful online magazine titled, The Hazel Tree posted that she had found a website, historicalhoney.com, and had written something for them. The site was started by three talented and intelligent women who wanted to make history more accessible. Or, “History without the cobwebs.” Sweeeet. Why didn’t I think of that?

Luckily for me, they published my first effort on Friday.

I may not be an archeologist or anthropologist, but I AM Honey 027.

Please follow the link to The Real Housewives of Versailles, and explore the rest of historicalhoney.com while you’re there.

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2 thoughts on “I LOVE A GOOD HISTORY

  1. Hi Ann, so glad to have helped you find Historical Honey! I love the site too and I think you and HH were destined to meet at some stage anyway, because your writing suits the site down to the ground. Congratulations and I hope it’s the first of many! As for the Egyptian/Pompeii stuff, I remember the Pompeii discovery but I don’t remember them finding Queen Kiya. I find Egyptian history intriguing and also a bit claustrophobic – they had strange habits, but I guess that doesn’t single them out as unique in ancient history! :) PS Thanks also for the compliment about my site! Hope also that you are feeling better now.

    • Thanks, Jo! I’m so glad I stalk you. :) I hope to contribute more to HH as well. And I am feeling better, thanks. It’s allergy season here, and the rain isn’t helping. Take care!

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