Saturday, December 02, 2006

Saturday Trivia

Age of Mythology
"Drawing on the well-established mythos of three distinct cultures, Ensemble have created a real-time strategy game that is not too radical a departure for RTS traditionalists, but is at the same time innovative enough to keep things fresh and compete with releases like Warcraft 3.
There are three main civilizations to choose from - Greek, Egyptian, and Norse. Each of these may pick one major deity from the pantheon as a patron, and this determines certain abilities and units available to the player."

Egyptomaniacal Music
In the spirit of Egyptpmaniacal music, there is a heavy metal music group called Nile. Titles of their songs include Execration Text and Unas Slayer of the Gods. Some of their videos are on You Tube at the following url (Thanks Kat!):

Stargate Atlantis series 3
"An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra. It will take you a million light years from home. But will it bring you back? It's a question often pondered by passengers on certain airlines nowadays … With the new season (the third) of Stargate Atlantis, we are, basically, nipping at the heels of what's going down in the plot in the US (we've almost caught up, in fact)."
See the above page for more.

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