Valley of the Kings - Egypt
September 2007 (On one of the best days of my life! 😁) -----Backstory -----
10 years ago my life changed... Traveling the world was my dream, but up till 2007 I had always been waiting for "someone" to go with me. That summer I took a risk and booked a tour of Egypt. I asked lots of people to go with me but when nobody could go...I still went. I was nervous to join a group of 30 strangers, in a faraway and possibly dangerous place. Words can't describe my experience, pictures can't do it justice, but I remember it as if it happened yesterday. Riding camels, flying in hot air balloons, smoking hookahs and walking inside a pyramid at Giza. This trip transformed me into the global traveler and adventure seeker that I am today. Now if I can't find someone to go with me, I could care less, I'll still find a way to get to the places I want to see! And I'll likely meet awesome people like me when I get to those places!!!! Moral of this story is don't be hesitant do the things you want to do... be BOLD. You don't need permission, nor do you need "someone" with you to have some of the best moments of your life. So what are you "waiting" for?
Today on #karinganatextilefacts we would like to share with you Nemes from Egypt. Nemes is a headdress worn by Egyptian royalty. A piece of striped cloth pulled tight across the forehead and tied into a tail at the back, while two strands or lappets hang down in front of the shoulders, framing the face of the king. A uraeus, symbolizing Lower Egypt, is regularly attached to the brow, and it is sometimes accompanied by the Nekhbet vulture, symbolizing Upper Egypt.
It covered the whole crown and back of the head and nape of the neck and had two large flaps which hung down behind the ears and in front the shoulders.
Long shelf life takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to pure honey! Let's take it back to ancient Egypt for this week's fact. At this time, honey was used in many ways and actually seen as a luxurious commodity. Beekeepers and bees feature in many ancient hieroglyphs! A ceramic jar of honey was found in King Tutankhamun's tomb excavations by Howard Carter along with other items! The Egyptians believed that this would go on as supplies for the pharaoh on his journey into the afterlife. Believe it or not, the honey was still preserved by the hydrogen peroxide in it and the fact it was sealed!