Sunday, September 19, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
The scarab had significance as a religious symbol in Egypt and soon spread into Phoenicia, Etruria and Greece, where it became a timeless motif of design for jewelry. Egyptians dealt only with soft stones, while the Assyrians could take advantage of a harder surface, since they had the drills lacking in Egypt. The form of the beetle was carved into the top of the stone, while the flat base was carved the name of the owner, the reigning king and symbols of certain deities.
When the scarab was set in a ring it possessed a particularly efficient combination of desirable uses, especially in the realm of the amulet. Scarabs served this purpose before they reached the point of development where they took the first step toward being used as signets. It was this instance intaglio was developed. This is a method of cutting, where the stone is hollowed out instead of the design being raised above the surface. This aided the change from the scarab being a simple amulet to its use as a seal. The seals were used to stamp any property or document with the owner’s mark. These were then bound to him and he to them by a link of magic.http://www.guyotbrothers.com/jewelry-history/jewelry-history-page4.htm
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Name : Omar Al Sharif
Birth Date : 10.04.1932 - Alexandria
Birth Land : Egypt
Birth Name : Michel Shahoub
Height : 1,80m
Education : Victoria College
Wife : Faten Hamama (1954 - 1974) divorced 1 Child (Tarik)
Omar Sharif was born on 10 April 1932 in Alexandria, Egypt. This egyptian motion-picture actor, who is best known for his charismatic performance in the British epic film Lawrence of Arabia (1962). Born Michel Shahoub in Alexandria, Sharif was educated at Victoria College in Cairo, Egypt. His first important acting part was the lead role in the motion picture Sina Fil Wadi (The Blazing Sun, 1954), which featured Egypt's leading film star, Faten Hamama. Sharif's profile in Arabic cinema increased when he and Faten Hamama were later married. He performed in several other Middle-Eastern films in the 1950s, including Goha (1958), before British director David Lean cast him as a handsome and noble sheik in Lawrence of Arabia. The international success of this role led to parts for Sharif as characters from a variety of other nationalities.
Sharif achieved more acclaim when he played a Russian physician in the title role of Doctor Zhivago (1965), also directed by Lean. Sharif's many other film performances include roles as a shady gambler in Funny Girl (1968) and as a pool hustler in The Baltimore Bullet (1980). Sharif is also noted as an accomplished bridge player. Omar Sharif has recently starred in the movies Cyber Meltdown (2004), and Return of the Thief of Baghdad (2003). Omar Sharif has also featured in many movies such as Hidalgo (2004), Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (2003), and Parole Officer, The (2001). Some of Omar Sharif's early movie break throughs were in Siraa Fil-Wadi (1953) playing the role of Ahmed, Shaytan al-Sahra (1954), Ayyamine el helwa (1955), and Châtelaine du Liban, La (1956) as Mokrir.
Omar Sharif has recently starred in the television shows Mythes urbains, Les (2003) playing the role of The Taxi Driver, and Shaka Zulu: The Citadel (2001). Omar Sharif has also featured in many television shows such as Mayrig (1993), Memories of Midnight (1991), and Principe del deserto, Il (1989). Some of Omar Sharif's early television show break throughs were in Île mystérieuse, L' (1973) playing the role of Le capitaine Nemo, Far Pavilions, The (1984) as Koda Dad, Peter the Great (1986) as Prince Feodor Romodanovsky, and Principe del deserto, Il (1989) as General Magruf.
From website http://www.aegyptischekunst.de
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Pasta est grande gusto.
- 12 ounces penne pasta
- 1 (8.5-ounce) jar sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.
Meanwhile, blend the sun-dried tomatoes and their oil, garlic, salt and pepper, to taste, and basil in a food processor and blend until the tomatoes are finely chopped. Transfer the tomato mixture to a large bowl. Stir in the Parmesan.
Add the pasta to the pesto and toss to coat, adding enough reserved cooking liquid to moisten. Season the pasta, to taste, with salt and pepper and serve.
The first "S-class" Mercedes arrived in 1968, the 280S and 280SE. The 280 saloons were large, full size saloons which offered comfort and luxury to its five occupants. In addition to the Saloon both Coupe and Cabriolet versions were also available. The Cabriolet offered a fully lined hood and elegant top-down looks, a very expensive car when new.
Powered by a new 2.8 litre six cylinder engine both models offered good performance and plenty of refinement. The 280SE had a more powerful engine which produced 160bhp. The 280SE remained in production until 1972.