Saturday, April 23, 2016

T is for Tomb

My theme for this year's A- Z Blogfest is DEATH (who I hope is like DEATH in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series): "...tall, thin (skeletal, as a matter of fact), and ALWAYS SPEAKS IN CAPITAL LETTERS. Generally shows up when you're dead, or just when he thinks you ought to be." Today we have T for Tomb.


A Tomb is a large vault, typically an underground one, for burying the dead. I don't know about a tomb. Especially one way underground. What if you woke up a ghost and were stuck there? Forever? Plus, what's the point? Who's going to come visit a tomb? Of course, the point was to bury a person with everything they might need for the next life, which usually included all their riches, which of course led to tomb raiders...

On the other hand, it might be fun to investigate a tomb. Or it might be really claustrophobic.


Excerpt from Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett...

DEATH: WELL, MATHS...GENERALLY I NEVER GET MUCH FURTHER THAN SUBTRACTION.




 

8 comments:

  1. As an archaeologist, I am fascinated with tombs. But yeah, I am not sure I would want one for myself...

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  2. I'll skip any tomb tours. I'm not particularly claustrophobic, but I think I could make an exception for a dark and creepy tomb.

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  3. "Subraction". ~snort~ I used to think I'd enjoy visiting a tomb but not so sure anymore. Good choice for the T word.
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  4. Tombs just sound dramatic. Good for the movie business.
    Funny quote!

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  5. I have zero desire to visit an underground tomb.

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  6. Get buried in a tomb, no thanks. But investigating one...I'd do it!

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  7. I would love to investigate a tomb! I really want to go to Egypt or any country where they have that kind of history and hear the stories of the people who were buried there.

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  8. Blog hopping from North Carolina finding you late as I decided to start WAY down the list of participants figuring they wouldn't get as much traffic. Love this about the #Challenge, finding new blogs. If you have time or interest, come for TEA today on the letter T day. I have been writing about hotels and inns.

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