Some day, I may run away to Egypt to follow Dr. Zahi Hawass, because few can compete with his badass title: Secretary General of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities.
I've watched Zahi on hundreds of Discovery Channel Egyptology documentaries since I was a kid. And last night, I got to see him IN PERSON (thank's Emory!) at Atlanta's gorgeous Fox Theater, which probably deserves a post all of it's own.
The Fox was inspired by the 1922 discovery of King Tut's tomb, a fitting place for Zahi's lecture on the latest archeology discoveries he's made this year. It was one of the first buildings in America to get air conditioning, even beating out the White House. And it has GORGEOUS ball rooms that are available for weddings.
The main theater (georgia.org)
I guess you could say I'm pretty passionate about ancient Egyptian art (I learned how to read hieroglyphics in college. For real.). And let's just say I was excited (JEALOUS) to see Zahi give away a trip to a little brown-haired girl and her family to Egpyt.
I would love love love to honeymoon in Egypt. Imagine walking the Valley of the Kings with your new husband, floating along on a Nile cruise or seeing the sun set on the pyramids. Romantic to me, most definitely.
Unfortunately, Mr. B just isn't into it, specifically for a honeymoon. And he's right. I would probably have the hiccups from excitement (did I ever tell you that we are Lilly & Marshall from How I Met Your Mother?) the entire time. And Mr. B really doesn't do well in the heat.
But if you want to go, this company is offering guided tours of Egypt's major archeology sites WITH ZAHI in October 2009 and January 2010.