|One of my earlier visits to The Great Pyramid|
Like fiction's Egyptologist Anson Hunter, I have always envied the effortless flow of computer simulations of Egypt that begin with an aerial shot of the Sphinx and pyramids, before swooping into the Great Pyramid and taking the viewer on a smooth fly-through, sweeping along the entrance and corridor, up the vaulted ‘cathedral’ of the corbelled Grand Gallery and passage before dipping low to enter the entrance to the King’s Chamber.
It's never that easy, especially on a hot day.
It takes sweaty toil to reach the heart of the Great Pyramid.
With each step, the awareness of the accumulated weight of stone above your head adds weight to your shoulders as if to crush the spirit...
(The Great Pyramid features in my latest Anson Hunter novel "The Forbidden Glyphs".)