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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Resurrection


i was scared to death that i might actually "see" myself on one of the shelves in the Egyptian Museum...

Fayoum portraits are portraits, painted mostly on wood, of men, women and children, young and old, believed to have been painted in their lifetime, sometimes framed and displayed in homes, and later sawn to fit just inside the sarcophagus where they were placed on top of the face within the mummy wrappings to preserve the memory of the deceased...

reminds you of someone???



each time i look at those paintings, i remember someone i know (or used to know)... one of them looked so much like my father! i remembered the old arabian saying "ye'7le2 men el shabah 40", and i donno if those 40 copies of each one of us are to be found in the very same time we're living in, or if they're spread over the years... still, it's amazing to find that we people still look the same even after thousands of years :)

i wonder why you can hardly find a portrait of someone smiling... and even if you do, you won't be able to see their teeth, although all the people in the paintings were dressed in a fancy way, with all their jewels on :)

Egyptians believed in resurrection after death or life beyond death, that's why they used mummification... but i'd like to know if they believed that the dead would still remember what happened in their previous lives or not...

it's true that those mummies are "dead" with all the meaning that the word holds, but it seems to be that the egyptians did find a way or another to live for eternity... their life style, pictures, statues, jewels, and even the details of their lives are being studied... every single day thousands of egyptian souvenirs are being sold all around the world...

i was thinking that maybe "eternity" isn't a good idea after all.. i defenetly would never like to be mummified and have people staring at my dead body ;)

11 Comments:

  • At Saturday, September 16, 2006 12:28:00 PM , Blogger Tala said...

    7amdillah 3asalamaa ya gai min essafarr ;)

    Hey my friend, its been 2.5 months!!!!! i cant imagine uni tomorrow =D

    who wants to live for eternity, im already bored. just kidding.

    i dont know why i feel like the eygptian civilisation stays as an unsolved mystery and as if they were transfered from a more advanced life back in a time where they lived. they had so much heritage, knowledge.. sometimes i think they were human aliens.

     
  • At Sunday, September 17, 2006 12:20:00 AM , Blogger Rain Drop said...

    Allah yesalmek ya rab :)

    to be honest, i have no idea how am i supposed to wake up at 7 am tomorrow morning ;) the only good thought i have about it is that i'll get to see all of you :) (i really missed u!)

    about the egyptians, they had a unique civilization, but i guess so do we :)

    i sometimes try to imagine how people would think about our civilization 3000 years from now :) they probably would say that we came from a different planet ;)

     
  • At Sunday, September 17, 2006 5:35:00 PM , Blogger Samir R. said...

    So, are you a 3000 year old dead mummy that climbed out of the grave?!

    freaky, lol.

     
  • At Sunday, September 17, 2006 10:59:00 PM , Blogger Rain Drop said...

    watch it, u might find ur own picture on one of those Fayoum portraits ;)

    (that's what i'd call freaky!)

     
  • At Wednesday, September 20, 2006 5:39:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Well, i agree with u ! i would never like to be mummified... but i have never ever imagined that to my self ! maybe coz im not an important person ! :)
    what im afraid about is how we gonna be treated after our death !
    each one of us will get what SHE/he planted...so if u plant wheat u will get wheat :)

     
  • At Monday, September 25, 2006 7:14:00 AM , Blogger Rain Drop said...

    i don't think they all were important people ;)
    i mean, the important one's were found in golden coffins...
    am not really afraid of what happens "after death" or yoom el 7sab, maybe coz we know what's going to happen... everything was mentioned in details bel sonneh... and we all know what we did (and are still doing)with our lives...
    what am afraid of, is the time when ur in the grave:) we can never tell how long are we going to stay there... some stayed for thousands of years, others millions, and us? i can't tell :)
    what happens to our souls??? where do they go? and can we feel anything after death?
    maybe there is smth about it bel sonneh :) i donno, but i'll try 2 check and find out about it ;)

     
  • At Monday, September 25, 2006 2:38:00 PM , Blogger Diana said...

    it would be cool if we could live for,say,200 years and still look young! :) but life span is becoming less with time.i think it's great to be remembered for somthing great u discovered or solved(Dear Mr.Einstein :P).
    Mummies are cool to see but i don't like to be in their position!

    u sure had fun in Egypt :)

     
  • At Monday, September 25, 2006 8:10:00 PM , Blogger Rain Drop said...

    average ppl live to blow their 70-75th cake candles, wich means that we might have 50 extra years to go... and 2 be honest, i donno what am i supposed 2 do with all that time ;)

    200 years is a whole lot! am glad our life span is shrinking ;)

    3ammo Einstein is 1 of my favorite:) but am sure inno fee kteer 6ollab in our faculty bed3oo 3alaih ;) i just wish if there is a way to do discover smth important, and yet, ma 7ada yed3ee 3alaina;)

     
  • At Wednesday, September 27, 2006 12:44:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    grave !
    it makes me afraid to think of that thing...
    i will work on avoiding that thing:) inshallah

     
  • At Thursday, September 28, 2006 8:37:00 PM , Blogger Rain Drop said...

    how are we supposed to avoid it :) sooner or later, we're all going to end up there... so i guess we should just accept this fact :)

     
  • At Friday, September 29, 2006 12:37:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    No comments .....7ata esh3aar a'7ar.

     

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