“Wait till you see the herbs!”

I traveled to Egypt in December 2019 for research for the Eye of Isis series, set in Alexandria in the time of Cleopatra.

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The [new] Great Library of Alexandria. That’s Ptolemy I out front, he whose idea the first library was. You can create your own bookshelf on their website and they are on their way to digitizing their entire collection.
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Exterior of the Great Library of Alexandria covered in slabs of Aswan granite, each carved with characters from all of the world’s languages.
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Interior of the new Great Library of Alexandria. Cleopatra would be so pleased.

“Wait till you see the herbs!” Keren said. “I don’t know what half of them are. I’m going to take samples to the Library this morning to see if they are listed in any of the herbals.” — Death of an Eye, 2018

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Chatter Eye of Isis

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