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The Days of a Princess“Come on, Arsinoe!” My older brother called to from outside my room. “The epirians will be here soon, and father wants them to be greeted by a royal procession.”
King Pyrrhus came to Egypt to marry my older half-sister, Antigone. She is my mother’s daughter by a greek noblemen. She is also future queen of Epirus.
After I finish dressing, I run out of my room. “You ready, Arsinoe!” Ptolemy asked me. “Ready as ever!”
We walked to the litter. They carried us to the harbour. The harbour was crowded with alexandrians, all hoping to see the epirians arrive. Of course everyone made way for our litter. The royal family all were first ready to see the ships arrive.
Ptolemy and I walked with great grace as we took our place amongst our numerous siblings.
As Pharaoh, father took many wives and concubines. But with him today were his favorites. My mother Berenice was the formal
Chapter Five of Nefertiti: The Legacy "Why isn't it here?" I was going to find a nice book to read in the Per Medjat but I found Baraka, Tut and Ankhe on top of each other's shoulders. "Be careful, Baraka!" Ankhe screamed from the top. Though Baraka was the most
muscular, he struggled under the force of Tut and Ankhe on top of him.
"Okay, kids. What are you looking for?" I asked. The human ladder wavered. "We'll, Aunty we are looking for..." And then the human ladder fell down before Ankhe could finish. "Thanks a lot Baraka." Ankhe said with her voice ful, of sarcasm. "We'll maybe you've been having to many dinner in the Great Hall your majesty!"
I helped them get up. "What are you looking for?" I asked after they were all standing and dusted off. "We are looking for some records about the royal treasury."
"Why don't you just ask Maya?" The skilled treasurer was a wealthy man .of great talents. A man my sister hired to help her fix Kemet's broken economy, he was Overseer of The Treasury and a Ti
Chapter Three of Nefertiti: The LegacyShortly after Tut's coronation, the first thing Tut prioritized to do was make renovations to a temple. In the Per Medjat, he called on the regents and Ankhes. But I stayed to watch the younger children.
I had missed having my sons by my side everyday. But Tut was a Pharaoh now and Baraka had joined the Kap. They were growing up.
But I liked spending my days with my little nieces. Nefertash was very smart. She liked to read and was a very educated. Neferneferure was a little different. She was very stubborn, just like Nefertiti. She was also a great seller of things and loved money. She could've been a merchant if not for her rank. She actually had Djedi sell her golden bracelets for a handsome price. Though she was a Princess's and free from all sorts of debt, Nefre loved seeing every gold piece of deben. It wasn't like she intended to use it, but instead to look at it.
Sati was a playful child. She also liked to help sight her nieces: Meritaten-Tasherit and Ankhes
Chapter Two of Nefertiti: The Legacy It was ten days after the funeral procession that we would be having two celebrations. Tut's marriage and his coronation. I was in Ankhes' rooms preparing her. My mother and Ipu were there, helping her.
But my niece wasn't so inexperienced in the ways of marriage. This was her second marriage. When she was just ten-years old, she married her father. At eleven she was impregnated. A dangerous time for a young girl. But she had survived the birth and so did the little girl.
Now she would marry Tut. And be Queen of Kemet. But I don't think my niece was so excited.
"Why does there have to be a ceremony. Why can't I just go to Tut's wing of the palace and lay with him?" Her bluntness was rewarded with a pinch on the elbow from my mother. "You aren't no harem girl or some common women. You will be Queen of Kemet."
Ipu did her make up. She crushed green malachite for her eyes. She then put a nice green sheath on her. Than a Nubian wig. "You look magnificent.
Chapter One of Nefertiti: The LegacyIt was a year since I found my sister and niece, dead. Killed by the Aten priest. Seventy days she sat in House of The Dead. And now she would be buried in the Valley of The Kings. She was a Pharaoh.
Hundreds of people. From all over Kemet traveled here to witness the burying of the Pharaoh and Queen.
Leading the funeral procession was the heirs. Nefertiti's daughter Ankhesenamun and my adopted son, Tutankhamun. They held each others hands. They would comfort each other.
My mother had stayed to console my youngest niece, Setepenre. She had cried and cried. Poor child.
When we reached outside the tomb, the High Priest handed the adzes to Tut and Ankhe. They pointed it to the mouths of their predecessors. They said the sacred words and then, the High Priest led us into the tomb.
The tomb of Meritaten was first. I looked at an inscription of her. Great Royal Wife Meritaten, Beloved of her Lord. A priest swung the lamps for us to see. The draw
The Day of TroubleIf I told anyone this now, they would laugh in my face, but I was a very small cub.
My half-brothers and sisters were all between two or three weeks older than me, but still I was the smallest cub.
This made my mother very attentive towards me. She hid me away from the pride. Honestly mother trusted no one. Especially the lionesses.
“They are not my pride-sisters.” My mother growled to my father in one of his attempts to see me. It was traditional for a lioness to chase her cubs father for the first weeks after birth. He soon got to see me when I was a month old.Though, I was small and couldn’t speak the tongue, I could understand all that was said.
“You should get to know them. Then they might listen to you.” Father said, during one of his visits. “They should listen to me because I am the Queen. But they spite me! I know what they say about me.” Mother hissed at him. Her claws were unsheathed when she got angry. It
What Will The Return Of Star Fox Be Like? For many Nintendo fans who grew up during the era or the groundbreaking Nintendo 64, the Star Fox series remains to hold a special place in out hearts. The N64 classic Star Fox 64 was one of the most popular among the console’s lineup, mixing a simple on-rails-shooter concept with the, at the time, very complex idea of 3D gaming. The game left a mark in our minds. A mark that said, “This is one of the great Nintendo series. It’s future will not disappoint”. As fate would have it, however, the series took some risk-taking decisions and is now dormant.
The fall from fame began with Star Fox Adventures, a game that took our favorite space mercenaries and threw them into another genre besides on-rails-shooter, the Action Adventure genre. We now had another title in the series but it felt odd and unfamiliar. Instead of shooting space ships, we were exploring dungeons and pushing blocks to solve puzzles much like The Legend of Zelda, only in
The Birds Sequence 5Fog rolls in the Yixian Forest. It becomes very thick and hard to look ahead. There are patches of snow on the ground. In a cold river with dense vegetation on either side, a Confuciusornis is fishing. He gently comes down, then bursts and plucks a fish out of the water. He goes to a tree and eats the fish. But as he's grooming, a predator lunges and plucks him from the branch, before devouring him. He is a Sinocalliopteryx, a veracious and highly active predator. He goes on the move. He spots another Confuciusornis in midair, and plucks him right out of the sky and eats him.
He moves in the dense stands of tall vegetation, sniffing the air. He has picked up the scent of a feathered animal. He follows the scent, and finds a Sinornithosaurus on the ground, scavenging a mammal carcass. As he does, the Sinocalliopteryx sneaks behind. He then leaps and grabs the microraptorid by the leg and smacks him into the ground. He quickly rips his leg off and eats it. He then continues to eat the fe
CTW extra: Paul's funeralPaul McCartney had a secret funeral near Liverpool, in an abandoned church graveyard in the town of Blackpool. It was attended only by myself, Ringo and John and Paul's parents.
A small and lonely gathering for a man whose loved by so many...
"Ah, look at all the lonely people"
"Ah, look at all the lonely people"
Father McKenzie had started to recount Paul's life but abandoned the effort when he realised the few of us already knew everything.
"Writing the words of a sermon no one will hear"
"No one comes near"
The grave was dug in advance so no workers would recognise us. The priest made hand gestures from side to side, then held up his hand as we lowered the coffin and covered up the grave ourselves...
"Wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave"
"No one was saved"
The Birds Sequence 1165.5 million years ago, the world is just months away from being hit by the Chixilub Asteroid. In Antarctica, it is summer, and there are marshy wetlands. Wading and probing in the waters are Vegavis. But a familiar call rings across a lake. That of a loon. It is the mating season for the earliest loon, Polarornis. These loons are near flightless, and are very poor flyers. Males make a call almost identical to modern day loons. The females are attracted by this. This lake will hold at least four pairs of loons, each pair owning a part of the lake. One female is attracted by a male and the two move to the small piece of bank surrounded by forest vegetation and mate. This is where the nest will be. Now, they go around and build a nest using materials from the forest.
By mid summer, the eggs are almost ready to hatch. The male returns to shore and feeds the female a fish. There have been no conflicts with the neighboring loons, which is a good sign that each pair has selected a large and
The Birds Sequence 13A vast plain stretches, with scattered dead trees. In 235 million years, this will be Scotland, but here, lives one of most important animals of the Triassic. Climbing up a tree, is an Albanognathus. This is stage "C" in pterosaur evolution. Her fourth finger is three times longer than her others, but from it stretches a wing membrane covered in very soft fur. And her fur (pycnofiber) is usually short, but sticking out are long black hairs, that sparsely cover her body. They are actually a different type of pycnofiber, called pycnoquills, which are modified pycnofibers that work like quills, stabbing attacking predators. This is present in only protopterosaurs are not pterosaurs.
She also is a poor ground dweller, but she lives in the trees. As she climbs up, she stops and looks carefully. A dragonfly is resting. She stays still, then carefully rocks back and leaps. She grabs the dragonfly and lands back onto the tree. She goes to the branches and eats it. Some other, more primitive pr
Hell CreekA large oviraptorid is searching for food among the ferns in late Cretaceous Montana. He is an Anzu, one of the largest and last of his kind. Today he hunts for an easier meal than the small mammals and lizards he normally preys upon: eggs. But he must still be careful, some dinosaurs will not be particularly happy about him stealing their eggs.
Nearby a herd of Triceratops are feeding. One of the bulls challenges the dominant bull for leadership of the herd. The two bulls scrape their horns on the ground, but neither is deterred. They ram their skulls together and lock their horns. The dominant bull twists his head and snaps the other male’s horn and gores his eye. In this highly competitive world, the defeated bull will not last long.
A few days later, the mangled carcass of the injured bull lies in the baking sun. A Tyrannosaurus is sleeping nearby. But this does not deter an Acheroraptor that has smelt the carcass. The dromaeosaur approaches the carcass and picks the scraps o
The Beginning of Life Sequence 4It is now a period called the Cambrian, and life has exploded. Here in Canada, are relics from the past, like the Thaumaptilon drifting in the current. On the ground, some Hallucigenia feed. Their spiked backs show that predators have finally appeared. And they are not pretty. Swimming above is an Anomalocaris. This species is the only to feed on trilobites. So these trilobites are in danger. A few trilobites are feeding on the floor. The most common is the detrivorous Burgalite. The Anomalocaris has eyes, some of the first in history. He dives down and plucks one from the sand and swims away to eat it. Also living here is Zacanthoides, a predatory trilobite. He also feeds on the Burgalites. One sneaks up to a Burgalite, then knocks it into its back and uses a proboscis to feed on it. Some have evolved to blend in with the surroundings. Two Palaeolenus are together, with texture and colour almost identical to the sand, and two antennae resembling small plants on the ground, they are sa
The Birds Sequence 4A lone Liaoconodon is foraging the forest floor for food. However, he is prey. A flash of light iridescent blue zooms towards him and a pair of talons grab and kill him. The killer is a Dapingfangornis. She is looking to attract a mate. He lands on a nearby thorn branch and skewers the Liaoconodon on. This cute bird is really a terror. She flies out to the lake and plucks a fish, adding to her collection. Within an hour, she has a fish, a salamander, a mammal, just one thing missing. Another bird. A Boluochia flies low over the lake and plucks a fish. They are too big and too dangerous to take on.
A Huoshanornis is easier. One is sunbathing on the shore. The Dapingfangornis dives in silently. She is just about to grab the bird, when a giant four-winged animal plucks the bird and glides to a nearby tree. The killer is a Microraptor. The Dapingfangornis knows she is prey for Microraptor, but will do anything to get that dead bird. As the raptor tries to swallow the Huoshanornis, the Dapi
The Birds Sequence 10It is early morning, and the sun rises in what is now Mexico, and in the forest is a river with wide rocky banks on each side. A Euoplocephalus walks over to the river to drink. This armoured tank is safe from almost anything. Landing on its head is a bird, Alexornis. This enantiornithe is an insectivore and so probes for insects on the ankylosaur. He eats a few, when a beautifully coloured Chirostenotes struts into the sun and gets a drink. She then begins to look for food. Her kind is an omnivore, but she is also a crab eater. Large crabs live on these banks. The Alexornis, curious, when the giant crabs come out, decides to play with them. Then, the Chirostenotes rushes in, making the Alexornis fly off and crushes the crabs shell in a single bite. Emerging from the forest is a Labocania, the top predator here.
The Alexornis is leaving soon. It is his annual summer migration to Alberta. He flies over the river. It is dusk and he grooms his wings on the rocky shore. He then flaps over
Cleopatra's storyChapter One
The doors opened as Pharaoh came in. Wearing a gauzy shawl and a elaborate kilt he showed his wealth. Surrounded by the Macedonians Greeks of Egypt, he looked out of place with his dark tanned skin. Followed by him was the two royal women of Egypt: His wife and his mother. The Queen-Mother and his wife. The Queen was wearing a little headress crown. It represented the horns of the Apis bull, Amun's earthly incarnation and it had little golden beads castigating from thread so thin it was almost invisible. The Queen's light brown hair looked orange in the bright light. The Queen-Mother herself was dressed in the ancient Egyptian styles, she looked like a scene from Nefertari's temple. They all looked like gods.
After the royal adults took there seat on the dais. Then the dinner party began. The Pharaoh had much feast in the days of his reign. He had no reigned for 14 years and was now 30 years old. His birth day next week would rival this feast. He danced happy at the t
A Week Of KissesA Week Of Kisses
The first day I told you I loved you,
I imagined kissing your shoulder,
Well before I thought about your lips.
Because I don’t know what I am doing, firstly,
But more importantly,
It’s because I know things can spiral quickly,
If things start shifting
After we lay down the concrete.
So I kiss the foundation,
Before we reach the soil.
The second day I told you I loved you,
I imagined kissing your elbow,
Because it holds together the touch
And the flex.
To exhibit it,
I must kiss the joint that bends
And combines us together.
The third day I told you I loved you,
I lay my lips to your temples,
As I learned about the temple of reform,
For the Youth in North America.
Kissing you there signifying I will protect you,
As well as your temple,
As we re-form, into something more.
The fourth day I told you I loved you,
I’d kiss you softly on your forehead.
Because that’s what holds your brillian
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