Learn a little about Egyptian Culture

If you’ve ever wondered why The Road To Dendura (Book One of The Creed Griffon Series) is intertwined with Egypt, Egyptians, and Egyptian Mythology – then we have the answer.

It is because C. L. Lewis continues to learn more about this subject as part of her personal hobby. She is well versed with the people, places, pyramids, Gods, Pharaohs, and the overall timeline of Egypt and the Egyptian culture.

This page has been created not so much to give details about the life of Creed Griffon, but moreso to share many of the interesting facts about Egypt. If the things on this page interest you, then you’re sure to be surprised as you read The Creed Griffon Series and learn about Creed’s background.

So, go ahead and explore the links, external links, facts, bits of Trivia and other exciting Egyptian morsels on this page.

The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose, California

The pictures above are personal pictures that I took when my family last visited the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose, California. If you or your family are ever in the Bay Area of California – definitely add this beautiful Egyptian Musem to your list of places to see! Architecturally inspired by the Temple of Amon at Karnak, it houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in western North America — including objects from pre-dynastic times through Egypt’s early Islamic era.

Today the Rosicrucian Museum, with over 4,000 artifacts, houses the largest collection of authentic ancient Egyptian artifacts on display in Western North America. The Museum hosts more than 100,000 guests per year, including 26,000 school children.

The Museum highly values collaborative research and in recent years has worked on projects with: Stanford University Hospital, UCLA, NASA Ames Biocomputation Center, the British Museum, National Geographic’s Mummy Road Show, and others.

The Museum’s future looks promising with new exhibits, tours, and workshops, continuing research and scholarship, and a perennial commitment to education and service.

Interactive Egyptian “Hieroglyphic Typewriter”

I have many favorite books, encyclopedias, and documentaries from which I learn more about Egypt. But I also appreciate the many talented people around the world that share my interest.

One of my favorite sites is incredibly fun to surf and to use. All credits go to Mark Millmore and the great people over at: www.DiscoveringEgypt.com. / Mark has many interesting things on his website that will completely fascinate you and pull you deeper into the Egyptian Culture.

One of my personal favorites is Mark’s Hieroglyphic Typewriter. You can click on the image below to see it in action. It is a lot of fun to use and it is great for many educational needs at any level of school.

 

hieroglyphic-typewriter-type-in-egyptian

How Ancient Egyptians made their own Paper…

Another one of my favorites is something I’ve actually put on The Creed Griffon Blog. The YouTube video below shows you how to make Papyrus the old fashioned way.

Ancient Egyptians are credited with the invention of papyrus sheets used for writing which predated the Chinese invention of paper in 140 B.C. The word paper comes from the Greek term meaning papyrus.

Watch papyrus being made the ancient way in the video below. I’m not a commercial fan and neither are you probably, so when the video begins you can press the ‘skip ad button’ after just a few seconds of playing it. Or, if a tiny ad pops up, you can hover over it and then click on the X to close the ad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCR8n7qS43w
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

Egyptian Writing:

Click to read: Writing with Sticks Young Adult Fiction Author C. L. Lewis

I’ve always been fascinated by Egyptian history. This in part, is why Creed Griffon, my main character from The Road to Dendura, comes from ancient Egyptian times. Although I’m far from an expert on the subject, (We’ll save that for Zahi Hawass) I’ve taught history for a number of years. I teach other subjects as well, but this one tends to be a favorite of mine. To me, history is like peeking into someone’s private diaries…

Egyptian Architecture:

Click to read: Geezer Pyramids or Giza Pyramids? By C. L. Lewis Author of the Creed Griffon Series, The Road to Dendura

Part 1: A Visual Egyptian Time Line Carved in Stone

Because my book, The Road to Dendura, deals with Ancient Egypt, recently I was asked a few questions via email about the geezer pyramids. My first thought was to chuckle, but when you consider that the sender of this email was only nine years old – I’m left thoroughly amazed. Curiosity and fascination about ancient Egypt is something that effects every walk of life – and reaches all ages. The Giza Pyramids are but one of many interesting and incredible aspects of ancient Egyptian culture…

Part 2: A Visual Egyptian Time Line Carved in Stone, Pyramid Power!

Pyramid Power – An Egyptian Time Line Carved in Stone, by C. L. Lewis author of The Road to Dendura

In part one of my last blog, I started a visual time line of the Giza pyramids for a special reader of mine. She in fact had some very good questions and I hope today – I will have answered them for her.

Egyptian Culture:

Talking With King Tut – A Humbling Experience by C. L. Lewis – Author – The Road to Dendura

The words, “completely humbling,” come to mind when I think of my visit to the Rosicrucian Museum and Planetarium in San Jose, California. This is no illusion – look at the flea circus – type experience. In plain English – the Rosicrucian Museum is the real deal. Once I stepped foot on to the museum grounds it was quite evident that the members of the Rosicrucian society really have a passion for ancient Egypt and its culture..

Walk like an Egyptian by C. L. Lewis author of The Road to Dendura, The Creed Griffon Series

Since I was a kid I’ve always had a fascination with ancient Egypt, its culture, and the vast influence they had on the world around them. For thousand of years this very civilization not only lived – they thrived in the middle of a hot arid desert! Unlike the modern conveniences we have today, ancient Egyptians couldn’t simply press a button and voila! – cool air – Neither could they stop by their local Wal-Mart for fresh produce, fried chicken, or Pizza Pockets. Nonetheless, they were intelligent, they had vision, they overcame, they flourished!

Click to read: Pyramids Power Understanding Egyptian Mythology, by C. L. Lewis – The Creed Griffon Series

Since The Road to Dendura, Creed Griffon series deals in Egyptian mythology, I’ve been asked many many questions about various mythological creatures and gods of that age. Technically, you’ll see more of an Egyptian influence unfold in book two, but since doing various book signings, a lot readers have gotten a sneak peek into books two’s theme – hence the questions…

Egyptian Games:

Have you ever wondered how to play the ancient Egyptian game of Senet? See the video below and be sure to read more about it in my blog. You can read my blog post about Senet here.

https://youtu.be/ikfRHqw46jE

No list of resources about Egypt would be complete without adding “Wikipedia’s Egypt page.”

I am forever thankful to the people at Wikipedia for all of their hard work in giving us the largest FREE online resource portal on the planet. Remember this, whenever you do research, write papers, or other educational tasks – “be sure to give Wikipedia the credit when you use their website for information.”

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum