This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. ~~William Shakespeare, Richard III

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

This Day in History...

February 16, 1923 - Howard Carter lifted the lid off the sarcophagus to reveal a golden effigy of the young king Tutankhamun. He discovered the tomb 12 months earlier.


  1. I just saw the King Tut exhibit in San Fransisco this weekend...Such an awesome experience.

  2. I saw the exhibit in Atlanta last fall -- spectacular!