Welcome to my Time Traveller series!
I love history, from the dark depths of centuries gone past, to more recent years. So I’ve reached out to my fellow bloggers and small business owners and asked if they could go back in time, when would they travel to and why?
This week I’m joined by Jo from Pickle and Poppet:
If I could go back in time where would I go?
I thought this would be such an easy question to answer until I sat down and thought about it. There are so many eras that would be interesting to visit. To see what it was actually like, but what would be my absolute favourite?
When I think back to my history lessons the one era that I loved learning was about the Egyptians. This would be where I would travel to.
I think it would be amazing to go back and see how hieroglyphics began. To learn to read and understand them. The whole concept of language with pictures and that’s before you even start thinking about papyrus paper.
A time of history where reading and writing were for the ‘powerful’ and not something that was common. Yet, they could work out how to build, plough and make things.
I have always thought them to be spiritualists. They have their rituals following deaths. This to me is probably the most fascinating. I am in touch with my spiritualist side. I believe in there being something after death. I believe that this is not the end. I would love to know why they felt that they needed their possessions in the afterlife. Why they were buried with their gold.
Obviously I am also aware that it was a massive period for slavery and poor being made to work. This is not the side I would like to see. The thought of whipping and beating others who aren’t doing as you wish is wrong. I suppose you could say I would like to experience the wealth of the Egyptian years. The life of the Pharaohs. It’s just fascinating. Maybe it is for this reason I have a pull of visiting the country at some point.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts Jo! I agree, there must be so much about that period of time that we have still to learn and understand better.
If you would like to read more from Jo, then be sure to check out her blog or look her up on social media:
Blog – https://pickleandpoppet.uk/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/PickleandPoppet
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