Pyramids and Teacups

Limestone inscription of a warning to grave-ro...

Limestone inscription of a warning to grave-robbers. Made of limestone. Found in Giza, West cemetery, from the Mastaba of Ankh-Udja called “Itji”. 6th Dynasty. Catalog Number: ÄS 8537 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Speaking of pyramids and teacups (see previous post), I’m reminded of the intrepid Amelia Peabody, Victorian sleuth and archaeologist. I’ve read all the books in the mystery series by Elizabeth Peters with great enjoyment.  If you have not read these wonderful books, treat yourself to a rousing read. Mostly set in Egypt (between the late 1880’s and the Great War), the adventurous Peabody-Emerson Egyptologists hunt for ancient relics, fight off dust, wind, sunburn, kidnappers, grave robbers, spies, and assassins. But even when she smacks down a villain, Amelia is always a proper (more or less) Victorian lady. I hoist my teacup to Amelia.

There’s an interesting article about her on Carolyn Mulford’s blog.

The Battle of the Pyramids, oil on canvas, 94 ...

The Battle of the Pyramids, oil on canvas, 94 × 120,4 cm, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Valenciennes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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  1. I love Amelia! When she smacks down a villain, he knows he’s been smacked. I look forward to reading more about what you’ve been reading.

  2. I can’t say I’ve read the Amelia Peabody books, but I loved the ones I read. Thanks for the link to the Carolyn Mulford’s blog. Enjoyed that, too!

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