Thursday, November 8, 2007
The boy king
Few days ago the face of the 3,300-year-old mummy of Tutankhamun (the boy king) was reveled for the first time to the public.
“The golden boy has magic and mystery” Egypt's antiquities chief Zahi Hawass told reporters before the body of the mummy was moved to its new case. Thinking about it, the greatest thing in Egypt is a burial site! The pyramid itself. Ancient Egyptians were obsessed with death and the after life, all the focus was on “what happen after we leave this life”. It is the part I like about ancient Egypt, they have made so much scientific progress and they believed in the after life and realized that it is more important than the here and now (I obviously disagree with them about the final destination of this after life). The boy king was buried with all his earthly possessions all the gold and jewelry etc, and the belief was that these were the things that will be used again in the after life. So you die and come back to the after life and you find that same old vase that you always hated right next to you, not a great start to eternity, is it?
But on serious note, where are our treasures? And do you think about your treasures when you hear the stock market report or when you read the word of God?
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