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It had always been easier to work out some tricky problem if she was familiar with the locale, as if the geographic context -- the angle of the sun, the local vegetation, and the terrain -- were essential pieces of the puzzle. Such adventures she had had ... before she had been "discovered" and her eccentricities edited and repackaged for the consumer market; before the luxury of R&D financing in the field of communications technology had pulled her in other directions. The late morning silence was broken by a soft atonal humming from the other side of the front room.

On the southern side of the Mediterranean Sea. " He put his hands behind his back. "Such breadth, such colors.... And this one! The way the cluster of stone pillars rises out of the desolate sand! " Aisha raised her eyebrows. "That's the Temple of Sobek at Kom Ombo. " "Oh? " "I believe they do. Perhaps later we can answer their call. But right now I'm going to start supper. Your bathroom is just across the hall. Come down whenever you like. " When she had left, Titek went to the center of the room and stood with clasped hands.

I don't have the faintest what it means, but the feeling I get from knowing there is meaning here, hidden in the patterns, is tantamount to euphoria. The reproduction ... " "Naturally. " She put her hands back on the keypads. "Here's another one. " Titek's face fell as the gray tablet dissolved. But in its place appeared a slab of limestone, in which hieroglyphs had been carved and painted in bright colors. "Ohhhh," he breathed. "Luxor. Thirteen hundred BCE. " Aisha's fingers traced out the symbols.

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