Here are some of @montesjesse1’s photos from Egypt. The kids were so little. I recently asked them what they remember. They remember bits and pieces - going into a pyramid tomb, eating ice cream (that’s completely Egyptian and we don’t do that anywhere else), and funny interactions with camels. I think it’s time to go back.
Egyptian Pyramids of Giza lighting today for those who is working day and night to keep us safe, thanks to all Dr’s and nurses and whole hospital’s team around the world Let’s stay home for them #stayhome#staysafe#thankyou#egyptianpyramids
Feeling no Pain by @iamstruggle & @jellyroll615
Technically, the boulder got moved.
Hashtag Work in Progress
P.S. to be fair, I had a 12 hour day yesterday and was completely out of bubbles for my midday bubble bath.. not a true spa experience... #joyfuljourneyhotsprings
🎼 Baby let's get back to the basics
Baby let's get back to the basics
Baby let's get back to the basics
Baby let's get back to the basics
Baby let's sell your diamond rings
Buy some boots and faded jeans
And gas up the old 73
Middle finger, let 'em all be
Load up the kids, let's all leave
And then ride off with the sunrise
I'm too good at goodbyes
They never let me leave, the good guy
Every story got two sides
Like every road, it got two lines
Swerve in between one of 'em
And leave the past in the moonlight
Hard times it was yesterday
But today we running on good vibes
Quit playing with me cat daddy
I'ma take all nine lives
Big dog and a big bite
With some savage kids in the hood, shawty
In the streets for too long
A little country might be good for me
Love story where they disappeared
In a dusty trail with a duffel bag
Never look to back 'less we double back
With a hundred pack full of Luckenbach brew
Let's go to Luckenbach, Texas
With Waylon and Willie and the boys
And this successful life we're living's got us feudin'
Like the Hatfields & McCoys
Between Struggle Jennings' pain songs and Jelly's cocaine songs
And blue eyes that's crying in the rain
Down in Luckenbach, Texas
Ain't nobody feeling no pain
Ain't nobody feeling no pain🎼
طلوع آفتاب بر فراز هرم های جیزه ~ قاهره، مصر
Sunrise over the pyramids of Giza ~ Cairo, Egypt🇪🇬
Photo by: @cee_explorer
Tag your pictures with #ancient_iran_and_world
گورستان جیزه مکان سه هرم نامدار مصر باستان است: هرم خوفو، هرم خفرع، و هرم منکورع. هرم خوفو بزرگترین هرم این مجموعه است و پس از آن هرم خفرع، پسر و جانشین دوم خوفو و پدر فرعون منکورع، قرار دارد. کوچکترین نیز هرم منکورع، نوه خوفو، است. از این رو این سه هرم بزرگ برای سه نسل از خاندان خوفو هستند. در کنار این هرمها اما تعدادی هرم کوچکتر جانبی برای به خاکسپاری شهبانویان، و نیز ابوالهول بزرگ برای نگهبانی از بناها، ساخته شدهاند.
از میان سه هرم یاد شده، تنها هرم خفرع بخشی از روبنای سنگ آهکی خود را حفظ کرده و این بخش در بالا و قله هرم قرار دارد. با آنکه این هرم به دلیل قرار گرفتن در موقعیتی بالاتر از هرم خوفو و نیز شیب بالارفتن بیشترش نسبت به آن هرم، از هرم خوفو کوچکتر به نظر میرسد، در واقعیت هم از لحاظ حجم و هم ارتفاع از آن کوچکتر است.
The area known as the Giza Complex includes the Giza Necropolis, Sphynx, Pyramids, and Valley Temple of Khafre.
Nearly 5,000 years ago, Memphis was the capital of Egypt and Giza served as the burial grounds for the royals. The three pyramid complexes were created in honor of their kings. The oldest of the Pyramids of Giza were built all the way back in 2613-2498 BC and there are so many different layers of meaning surrounding them.
The pyramids are located on the west side of the Nile River because this is the side the sun sets on. Back thousands of years ago, Egyptians believed that the living should be on the east side where the sun rises while the dead should be on the other side.
AARON DOUGLAS (1899-1979)
The Creation, 1935
Oil on Masonite
On loan from the Howard University Collection
When I engaged Douglas in conversation about the use of religious themes in works such as God's Trombones, he responded by saying that he desired to create a visual message that would be like a song whose harmony and emotion were firmly grounded in the rhythmic but spiritual complexities that are found in the music of the black church.
-David C. Driskell
In 1927 Aaron Douglas created a series of illustrations for James Weldon Johnson's book of poetry God's Trombones:
Seven Negro Sermons in Verse. The Creation depicts Adam from the book of Genesis as a black man looking up to the hand of God. He is surrounded by cosmic sky with the Egyptian pyramids of Giza in the background. In 1935 Douglas revisited his work, transforming the series into large-scale paintings.
My Insta is (and always has been) a sort of virtual scrapbook for myself. I like to tell stories through my photos and captions so that I always have something to look back on and remember some of the coolest moments of my life.
Therefore, I decided I’m going to spend this time off editing and posting some of my favorite photos I’ve taken around the world (even if I’ve posted them before). This is not one of them, but my OCD Insta sequencing called for a photo of myself and this is my last photo from Israel.
*repost bc the last pic looked too similar to this the previous pic*
Using the excuse of #homeschooling to introduce the children to some of the places we can see on our #familygapyear . So excited to be visiting Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. Can’t wait to learn more about the Mayan culture and experience a sunrise at #chitchenitza . Our plans may shift a little, they may be delayed but they are most definitely still on.
6 3825 March, 2020
The Great Pyramids of Gizah are an excellent place to practice your daily ‘social distancing’-skills🚷 #socialdistancing Las pirámides de Egipto son, de todos los vestigios legados por los egipcios de la antigüedad, los más portentosos y emblemáticos reconocidos. Construidas como criptas reales para los faraones desde el año 2700 a.C, con bloques de piedra revestidos de caliza, eran a la vista, grandes construcciones de color blanco.
In 332BC Alexander the Great moved down from the Phoenician city states in modern Lebanon and invaded Egypt as part of his conquest of the Achaemanid Empire. Swiftly routing the local strap Alexander would found a city on the coast that bore his name - Alexandria. As he moved south into the Giza plateau and Memhpis he admired the pyramids. Such is their great antiquity that the distance in historical time between us and Alexander is similar to that between Alexander and the construction of the pyramids. 2, 300 years separates us and Alexander. The first Egyptian pyramid, the stepped Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara, was built roughly 2, 300 years before Alexander's invasions.
📍Karnak Temple , Luxor , Egypt 🇪🇬 The largest and most famous temple complex ever known to man. An extremely impressive complex !
The third photo gives us the sole and most important clue about how large buildings and pyramids were built. The mud ramps which were consecutively lengthened the higher the builders climbed were left behind. Normally they were cleared and removed after the conclusion of any building but the building around it was not completed due to the invasion by Alexander the Great and hence they didn’t remove the mud ramps. Many historians jokingly thank him for his timely invasion since because of it this important clue was left behind to give us a hint on how one of the most important and historical buildings were constructed. No they were not built by aliens 👽 and No they were not large salt 🧂 containers !
Buildings in the picture :
Taj Mahal, Agra
Eiffel Tower, Paris
Norte Dame Cathedral, Paris
Berlin TV Tower, Berlin
Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa
St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow
Egyptian Pyramids, Egypt
Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Burj Khalifa, Dubai
Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Statue of Christ, Rio
Statue of Liberty, New York
Chrysler Building, New York
Mesoamerican Pyramid, Mexico
Temple of Heaven, Beijing
Shangai World Financial Centre, Shangai
Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur
شهدت منطقة آثار الهرم أمس الأحد ظاهرة فلكية متميزة حيث غربت الشمس على الكتف الأيمن لتمثال أبو الهول.
واوضح الدكتور زاهي حواس وزير الآثار الأسبق، أن هذه الظاهرة تحدث مرتين في العام على مدار اربعة ايام حيث تغرب الشمس على الكتف الأيمن لتمثال أبو الهول، يومي ٢١ و ٢٢ من شهر مارس و ٢١ و ٢٢ من شهر سبتمبر، أى فى الربيع والخريف وهذا ما يطلق عليه اسم Equinox، أى عندما يتساوى الليل مع النهار.
وأضاف "حواس" أن الشمس بعد هبوطها فى الغروب على كتف أبو الهول الأيمن تتجه إلى الجنوب وخلال فصل الصيف نجدها تبدأ في التحرك إلى ناحية الشمال.
“The ancient Egyptians’ understanding of the archetypes that determine the quality of the times enabled their civilisation to endure through cardinal,fixed&mutable phases for over 4 thousand years.It was the task of the astrologers in the ancient cultures to prescribe the right actions,&the appropriate rituals &ceremonies,to keep the human sphere in harmony with the celestial.It was about going with the flow instead of swimming against the current as we try to do,& it was about trust –trust that whatever happens,even though it’s beyond our control,is right if it accords with the cosmic energies of the moment.
Mythologies the world over we find the cardinal directions of north,south,east &west ruled by gods&goddesses whose different characters express the qualities associated in past cultures w/ the directions.The cardinal directions are also structurally decisive in the layout of ancient temples,which often have four gates in their outer walls,as well as in the ground plans of stone circles & ancient earthworks.The square bases of the Giza pyramids are perfectly aligned to them.Alignments were created within the temples&circles to the solstice & equinox points -the 4 peaks of the sun’s annual cycle.Our understanding of ♈️ ♎️ ♋️ ♑️ is derived from the collective experience of these high points in time & cardinal directions in space.I suggest that they are cardinal in an absolute sense,irrespective of shifts in the solsticial & equinoctial points within the precessional cycle,being primarily associated with 12 divisions of the surrounding landscape &the horizon.
As life becomes wild & chaotic,we urgently need to become aware of the structuring presence of the archetypes.Then,if the mutable phase we are going through brings a loss of coherence,we can rest assured this is only on the surface.Beneath the frenetic music of our 21st century lives deeper harmonies are resounding harmonies that our forefathers knew and loved,
that echo the music of the spheres.
Listening to them can renew our faith in the universe in which we are all embedded.It is not only alive & intelligent but it has a feeling heart, &whatever happens is ultimately an act of love.”-Astrophoebe.com
Can you believe that humans were able to construct these enormous pyramids thousands of years ago? Mind-boggling... humans are amazing! @eljackson captured these world-renowned pyramids perfectly in this photo.
This is probably one of the most unique hotels I’ve ever stayed in and only steps away from the Great Pyramids (yes those are them in the background)!
If you’re going to Cairo, I recommend doing it right and staying here! Depending on dates, rooms come out to be about $60-$90/night! This is not and ad, I just loved the view and breakfast buffet too much to not share. 🥰 Also is you go on the Egypt @wanderwomenretreats you’ll get to stay here! 🙌🏻