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Camel strikes a pose before the Step Pyramid of Djoser, just a twenty minute ride from Giza, Egypt

The Step Pyramid of Djoser, located just 19 miles outside of Giza, is the oldest pyramid in Egypt. Though there are a couple of other competitors, it may also be the...

Great Pyramid of Giza, also known as Pyramid of Khufu, just south of Cairo, Egypt

I’d long wanted to visit the Egyptian pyramids, but kept putting it off due to scheduling and concerns over safety in the region. Last fall, I finally made it. One of...

North stairway at Chichen Itza on a normal day, with serpent heads at base

Worship of a feathered serpent deity may have begun as early as 200 B.C. at Teotihuacan near present day Mexico City, but it reached its pinnacle at Chichen Itza, the Mayan cultural...

Stone mask of Chac at Uxmal Mayan ruins in Mexico

The demonic eyes in the stone mask stopped me in my tracks. This was Chac, the Mayan rain god, the most important deity in a land where the only source of...