|Who didn't want to be Indiana Jones when they grew up ?!|
This square pays homage to someone who is probably my most beloved historical figure. I kid you not, I have always had a serious, hard-core crush on him, despite the fact he's been dead for almost 2,000 years. My dear husband has learned to cope with this fact remarkably well, might I add. Without further ado, may I present to you His Royal Highness, Ruler of Upper and Lower Egypt, Lord of the Two Lands, King of the Sedge and the Bee, Nebkheperure...or, as most of you know him, King Tut.
|King Tut's famous death-mask|
|My Foster-Mom actually visited the Temple of Indiana Jones's Last Crusade...it's in Petra, Jordan|
- His father Akhenaten tried to abolish the worship of the traditional Egyptian Gods. He worshiped the sun, spent hours staring at it every day, and eventually went blind. And crazy. The crazy may have come first.
- His step-mother was Nefertiti, said to be the most beautiful Egyptian queen of all time, and it is believed that one of his Great-great-something-grandmothers was Hatshepsut, who was one of the first women Pharaohs, who dressed like a man and ruled her kingdom like nobody's business, and said "Screw you world, girls can be kings, too!"
- His sister (and wife -- they did like to keep the royal bloodlines pure...) was Ankhsunamun...which was the name of Imhotep's girlfriend in the 1999 version of "The Mummy" with Brendan Fraser.
- Tutankhamun brought back the worship of the old Gods after his dad died of crazy, stopped the destruction of the old temples, and if it weren't for him, we likely wouldn't have half the knowledge of the Ancient Egyptians we have today
|The trouble with double-sided knitting is figuring out which side to display...|
|Apparently this is a depiction of ramen noodles in a claw machine...okay, I can kind of see it...|