Diary

Will Durant Visits the Pyramids

A little perspective on Egypt and its role in history from the author of the epic series “History of Civilization”

We stand where Caesar and Napoleon stood, and remember that fifty centuries look down upon us; where the Father of History came four hundred years before Caesar, and heard the tales that were to startle Pericles. A new perspective of time comes to us, two millenniums seem to fall out of the picture, and Caesar, Herodotus and ourselves appear for a moment contemporary and modern before those tombs that were more ancient to them than the Greeks are to us.

I wonder what he would think of what’s going on over there now.

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