In 1922 Howard Carter and his sponsor, Lord Carnarvon, discovered the fabulously rich tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings. The items, incluing the gold death mask of the teenage pharaoh, are now in the Museum of Antiquities in Cairo (aka Cairo Museum). The discovery sparked Tut-mania and an global obsession with all things Ancient Egypt.
However, Europe had been in love with Ancient Egypt since Napoleon and his Grande Armée had invaded Egypt, and in its wake, followed scolars who catologued the ancient temples and sites of pharoanic Egypt. It was the French who found the Rosetta stone, which is now in the British Museum in London, that helped with the decipherment of the hieroglyphic inscriptions in the temples and tombs.
Pharaonic Egypt ended when Octavian (later Augustus, first Roman Emperor) defeated Cleopatra and her husband, Marc Antony (friend of Octavian’s uncle, Julius Caesar) at the Battle of Actium. Cleopatra was the last of the Pharoahs, but the dynasty to which she belonged, the Ptolomies, were Greek. Ptolomy I was a general in Alexander the Great’s army, and one of 3 generals who carved up Alexander’s vast empire into small independent kingdoms.
When Emmi put on this outfit and hair, it reminded her of European ladies spending the cool mornings at the Valley of the Kings and the Queens’ Valley.
Skin – Sn@tch – Solstice (tone 2 – Posh/BR-FR)
Hair – Clawtooth – Call The Lions (dusty black) 75L$ Stumblebum
Boots – Kookie – Enya (dark choc) 500L$
Poses – !SyDS! 1& 5