Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Monday, July 14, 2003

New find in Egypt.

Egyptian and German archaeologists have discovered a 2,000-year-old priest settlement in southern Egypt, the Supreme Council for Egyptian Antiquities announced.

Buried in the desert sand in Tuna el-Gebel, some 200 kilometers (124 miles) south of Cairo, the elaborate dwellings belonged to the priests who worshipped the god Thoth in the form of ibis and baboons.

And apparently the priests were not averse to a little recreational activity.

"Added to the walls of the chapel complex there was also a special room, a kind of casino or recreational area. We found numerous game pieces, dices, figurines made of clay, and drinking cups.…. It is the first time that we have the archeological proof for the meeting points of a religious community, consisting of chapel and the meeting room — a kind of modern tea room, where the small community assembled daily," Kessler said.

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