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We’re Not With Her

karnak pillars
Comic strip pillars

This hall of the maginificent Temple of Karnak (by Egyptian law, it must always be described as ‘magnificent’) was often flooded in olden times, so many an old-school traveler saw this complex from a rowboat, which sounds cool to me. Like seeing Cambodia’s jungle-swallowed Ankgkor Thom temple complex. Gives you a little bit more of the Indiana Jonesin’ vibe.

With the Aswan Low and High Dams, the flooding has ended, the river is tamed, Nubia is underwater, and this woman in hieroglyphic skirt is free to get her Bangle on dryly to the delight of all.

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