Thursday, January 7, 2010

Ancient Egypt movies came yesterday

We'll be enjoying some warm, indoor time later today (it's cold cold cold out there...even for a Northern girl like me!) and watching our Netflix movies as we begin studying Ancient Egypt:

Mummies and The Wonders of the Ancient World, parts 1 and 2...
In the land of pharaoh god-kings, where priestesses held sway and people communed with the dead through a bestial creature known as the Sphinx, monuments were erected that awe us still with their sheer magnitude.  But the pyramids, temples, statues, and tombs were not the only wonders left behind by the ancient Egyptians, as this series explores the esoteric hieroglyphs and the amazing riches discovered in the tombs of kings.

Mystery of the Nile, part 1 (IMAX)...
By following the expedition leaders Pasquale Scaturro and Gordon Brown on a grueling 114-day journey down the world's most dangerous river, Spanish filmmaker Jordi Llompart captures the first successful attempt in history to travel the Blue Nile from source to sea...

Mysteries of Egypt (IMAX)...
The Mysteries of Egypt presents a detailed look at the wonders left behind by an ancient civilization...

And Dad has severe tendonitis in his shoulder and is off work, supposedly with the aim of keeping his arm immobile.  I feel it's only right, as homeschool superintendent and sub-teacher, that he offer himself as a living practice to wrapping a mummy...we can keep his arm immobile...where's the ACE wrap???

1 comment:

LizBeth said...

What a fantastic site! Almost makes me want to get another set of kids and start all over -- but not quite. I like my retirement. LOL ~Liz