Howard Carter's Expedition(1922), A Revised Edition
Author: Joseph Ogbonna


I am here on an archaeological quest,
to satisfy many a curious mind's request
for knowledge on antiques and artifacts
of Egypt's long extinct historical facts,
in treasured sands buried, like gold mines earnestly
sought for in stories shrouded in mythology.
With a large contingent just as curious as I,
hardly daunted by curses, but with shoulders high,
We went to the field, the sun baking us chaps
to a baker's delight. With our rumpled maps,
we searched every clue, and were bitten perhaps
by a million flies. Getting relief from sunless skies
in times of fair weather, whilst hoping something lies
in the depths of the hot sands for our very eyes
to see. With my tools by hard work and search worn out,
I brushed to full view, the tomb, brilliantly carved out
of young blue blooded Tut, regally laid to rest.
To my wearied colleagues I spoke in real earnest:
'To exhume the past, we are here at last.'

------- Author's Notes -------

This poem is a revised edition of a poem I had written in the past. The poem is based on the historic discovery of the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun by Howard Carter in 1922.


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Meri ( -- Sunday, September 16 2018, 12:29 am


Very nice
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