5 posts tagged Egypt

Me and my costumes, part 2

In a previous post, I gave an insider look at my character Idolette and her outfits, several of which I've used for my own costumes. Now, let me tell you about another costume I wore on a few occasions:     Isabelle as Goddess Isis I have to admit, this costume was a fun one because I was dressed as someone who was dressed as someone! Isabelle Siegfried is a character we meet in

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Make a Square Base 3D Pyramid

Here's a fun craft that doesn't take too long, and you can decorate it however you like when you're done! 1. Start with a piece of square origami paper on the table in front of you, colored side up. (Or use other lightweight paper in your choice of color/design.) Fold one edge to the other horizontally, crease, and unfold. Then make the vertical edge-to-edge fold, crease, and unfold.   2. Flip the paper over and fold one corner of the paper up to the opposite corner, creasing it on the ...

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Book 3 Announced!

The Discoveries of Arthur Grey series welcomes the newest book in the series! The Eye of Amun The Discoveries of Arthur Grey, Book 3 (Published by Panama Hat Publishing, Ltd.)   The ancient Book of Thoth has been hiding from humankind for thousands of years. Not even the Investigators of the Historia Society have been able to find any hint of it. So, when 13-year-old Arthur Grey gets to Egypt and finds a collection of lucky charms, he has high hopes of being the one to discover the ...

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Excellent Egyptian fare: Ful Medames

All the different places I've lived in and visited have given me a taste for different kinds of foods. Ful medames (or just ful, pronounced 'fool') is a favorite dish in Egypt. It's sometimes eaten for breakfast, but you can enjoy it whenever you like. If you use dried beans, which makes for the best taste, you'll need to start the night before you plan to eat it. Otherwise, you can use canned beans. For about 6 servings, you'll need: 2 cups dried *fava beans (broad beans) 1 cup dried red ...

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Next, Arthur goes to …

If you've read The Minotaur Riddle, you probably figured out that Arthur Grey is all geared up for the Department of Investigations. And that sounds like it's in Egypt! Are you ready for pyramids, Cairo, scarab beetles, curses, and a mysterious eye? For now, get a peek at some facts and legends from the land of Egypt.    

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