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About barlow

My name is Katie Barlow, and like millions of other history and character obsessed people out there, I find other people more interesting than myself. In a way, its the ultimate contradiction, because if that were true, interesting people wouldn't exist, period. But perhaps they don't, and in the end, its what others make of them that allow them to be remembered. So, at the risk of sounding self-important, here's a little about me: -My Dad started taking me to the comic book store when I was five, blew raspberries on my stomach to Aerosmith, and lectured me at bedtime about the Russian Front during World War II. -My Mom taught me that antiquing is awesome, that having the dead eyes of twenty dolls staring at you all the time is not creepy, and that little buggies live on your food, skin, and even your mouth. -My books told me that, no matter how awesome you think you are, fame and fortune in this world is largely based on luck, and a bit based on the people you know. -My family and friends taught me that, in the end, none of that really matters anyways. Oh, and High School and stuff. APs...you know the drill. I also REALLY like history. And Dracula...and Aristophanes. Go figure.

People Protecting Their Heritage: Revolution and the Cairo Museum

The Egyptian Museum of Cairo is, without a doubt, the best collection of Egyptian art and artifacts on the planet. The treasures it houses, like the Funerary Mask of Tutankhamun (‘King Tut’), are not only relics of an ancient past, … Continue reading

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