l) I'm in front of the Abraham museum. I was in the store bargaining for some canopic jars prior to leaving for Karnak temple. In Egypt bargaining is an art. It's best if you accept an offer of tea, this shows that you have the time to invest for bargaining. I was also offered a cigarette. After much discussion, I decided I didn't like any of the canopic jars because the hieroglyph inscriptions were incorrect. I told the guy I had to leave for Karnak temple and he made me promis I would come back. Of course this was an easy promis to keep since the carriages would drop us off at this spot again.
The storekeeper greeted me outside and took this photo of me when I returned. I go back into the shop have some more tea and try to explain that I'm looking for realism in egyptian art. He finally goes to a cabinet in the back and brings out this granite bust of Horus the falcon-headed god. I'm extemely impressed with the quality of the sculpture, the finely carved features, very accurate in actual 18th dynasty styling, even the broken inscriptions on the back actually say something coherent. The granite even has an ancient looking patina on the surface. It's such a fabulous fake unlike any other I've seen that I begin to wonder if it wasn't actually a real artifact. After much bargaining I drop the price down. He wraps the statue like a mummy and it weighs 30lbs. He told me not to tell anyone about the statue or the price.