As part of any guided tour to the Pyramids of Giza, a stop at one of the many Papyrus vendors on the main strip leading up to the plateau, is simply a must. The art that is drawn on the papyrus paper is almost as valuable as the paper itself, and visitors can purchase anything from a classic cartouche with your name in hieroglyphics, to a depiction of the ancient Egyptian zodiac, or even one of my favorites, a more modern work of a Pharaoh’s bust. But what you take along in understanding, will be even more valuable weighed against the sands of time.
In our history, the moon has always been present in our minds and imaginations; from goddess in ancient times, to a decade long rallying call at the height of the Cold War. We have always been mystified, enchanted, and even frightened by its powers.
On the plateau of Giza, a sentinel stands guard. Built of stone, its body is that of a lion, it’s face that of its maker. The Sphinx has served as a witness to history unfolding, from the fall of the Pharaohs; great armies have marched in front of it led by generals of legend – Napoleon, Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great himself. The Great Sphinx has even witnessed the mighty river Nile change its course. And now this guardian of Egypt is witness to the fall of the modern Pharaoh of Egypt.
Sea, sun, tanned skin, and pumping house; a combination not uncommon on the Greek Islands, known the world over as little slices of vacation heaven dotting the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean. But, many people travel to Athens and want to have a taste of this unique atmosphere without going too far out of the city. Cariocas is the answer.
Last Summer we covered a fascinating story about Europe After Dark, an upcoming series covering the European party scene. Today we revisit the upcoming series with one of the Co-Stars, Eva Galani. Eva, gracious as ever, granted Argophilia this exclusive interview where she talks about the series and her own budding career.