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Ancient Egypt is an awe-inspiring culture, certainly. And I’m privileged to have seen so much of it. But in many ways the more I see of it, the less I actually like it. How about you?
In the dirt yard, by the communal sleeping platform her family have built outside their wooden house, Biasri, eighteen years old and five months gone, stands pounding rice in a ripped and muddy T-shirt draped over a little red skirt, her hair pulled back. She’s preparing cakes for her wedding. It might happen today. More [...]
It happened during the second gold rush they had, here in Eastern Halmahera, in Indonesia’s Wild East, back in the 90s. When parties of twenty or thirty men from the villages on the coast, with their brushed-sand streets and corrugated iron mosques, would head upriver, panning for gold, like the San Francisco 49ers. These guys? [...]