Wednesday, April 6, 2016

E for Egypt: The Royal Afterlife

Every year, in April, the Blogging A-Z Challenge kicks off with a bang and now in its seventh year running, it continues to garner even more participation than ever! Click here to read more on the challenge! And if you're participating too, do leave your blog site in the comments! I'd love to visit!

This post is extra special, because it marks the completion of a century with the blog! 100 posts and not out!



“WHAT??? That's what Mr. Buford's will says?” I cried.
“Yep, that’s what it says. Final wishes. He wants to be buried with a dozen beer bottles.” Neil, the will executor, reiterated. “Samuel Adams. Utopias. He wants the finest in there with him!”

I rolled my eyes at the proposition. It was one thing for the Pharaohs of Egypt to have stocked their tombs with items that they wanted to take to their afterlife, but for someone to emulate it in the 21st century was beyond my understanding. 

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“Gonna be a long day tomorrow. I figured you might need a drink,” Neil remarked as he walked into my office that evening and pulled out two long stemmed Utopia bottles from his bag.

"You wouldn’t!" I gasped. 
" Well ... Why waste good beer? Plus, he just wanted the finest bottles in there. No mention of ‘em being full!” he said, flashing a toothy grin at me. 

“You're so mean!”
“Hey! You want some or not!” he said, dangling the exquisite bottle like bait.
It took me less than a second to fish it out of his grasp.

Click here to access the complete works of the 2016 A-Z Blogging Challenge!
Pharaohs and Kings of Egypt believed they could take their wealth into the afterworld and hence would emphatically state their wishes to be buried along with it. http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/equip.htm

I would love to hear your views!

6 comments:

  1. Hahahha v v cool
    And congratulations on the century!! Keep it up!

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    1. Glad you liked it! :) Thanks Shreya!

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  2. Nice! But I disagree with Sam Adams as being the finest ;)

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    1. Google 'most expensive beer' and see what it throws up! And I went by the theory of Apple. The pricier it is the more premium quality of would be!! Hehehe

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  3. Imagine if every dead person wanted a pyramid.... Thats a lot of space required :D

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    1. I read the other day that some country (was it China?) has started recycling tombs it seems!

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