TRICKS OF MEMORY

Pyramids of granite, faced with limestone.  The pharaohs Cheops, Akhenaton, Tuthmoses.  The gods Osiris, Hathor, Anubis.  The rise and fall of the Nile.  Mummification processes.  Cartouches.  Ushabtis.  Perfumed cones of wax on the heads of party-goers. All so familiar from – how long ago?  60 years, I reckon.  I was fascinated, riveted by the ancient […]