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by Kiya
Tue Jun 15, 2004 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The People
Replies: 40
Views: 6575

:( the Ancient Egyptians made some extremely high quality linen. In modern times, Egypt doesn't make much flax at all. They make a lot of cotton instead, in fact, I'm pretty sure cotton's their main crop. As best as I could determine, Canada is the biggest flax producer today. It grows well in the G...
by Kiya
Mon Jun 14, 2004 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Learning Ancient Egyptian
Replies: 7
Views: 2156

I've got a booklet called The easy way to read & write hieroglyphics by Amr Hussein. I guess more information is needed here for me. The little book seems allright, and perhaps it's only me. Can't really get started. :( So thanks, Ineti, I will try your book too. :)
by Kiya
Sun Jun 06, 2004 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easter Egg suggestion list
Replies: 249
Views: 23311

Santa flying about on Christmas Day. I seem to recall in Stronghold a fun Easter Egg where the villagers would say Merry Christmas m'lord on Christmas Day. Something like that would be fun. That sounds OK, but I still prefer something more Egyptian related, like dancing hippos in the dawn or Ra cha...
by Kiya
Sat Jun 05, 2004 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fansite
Replies: 27
Views: 3480

Thank you, Keith, the quiz is definitely interesting. :) This time a High Priestess, but want to try it again!
Only the allowed time was a bit short for me, I'm somewhat slow, English being not my first nor second language :(
by Kiya
Tue Jun 01, 2004 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Natural Disasters
Replies: 52
Views: 5176

In addition to what Uatch-Khepheru said: An earthquake in the 31st year of Ramesses' reign caused a great deal of damage to the Abu Simbel temple. The pillars of the Hypostyle Hall cracked and one collapsed. The right arm of the colossus to the right of the doorway fell off, while the upper part of ...
by Kiya
Sat May 29, 2004 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Realism?
Replies: 61
Views: 6387

If the people were unhappy because of lack of food or poor health care or there is not enought entertainment, one of the gods could send a curse or disaster, like a sandstorm or a heavy rain or locusts ... Perhaps only in serious cases citizens would start rioting, like Keith said.
by Kiya
Sat May 29, 2004 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Natural Disasters
Replies: 52
Views: 5176

G-Force, you're right, I put it obscurely. If you neglect your people's needs badly, they may become very unhappy and abandon your city, but also one of the gods, let's say Bastet, might send you some sort of disaster to point out your negligence of homes. Bastet is the cat headed goddess, and as ca...
by Kiya
Sat May 29, 2004 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Natural Disasters
Replies: 52
Views: 5176

The deserts were some way outside the Nile fertile strips, if I remember my geopgraphy of the area, so sand storms would only affect trade routes or military operations. The fertile green area is rather narrow, except for the delta area. I don't think that some 10 kilometres or less makes any obsta...
by Kiya
Sat May 22, 2004 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dieties
Replies: 83
Views: 8610

I don't think I could stomach gods walking the streets and interfering directly with things. That might turn me off the game alltogether. I wouldn't mind though to see the people attribute religious meaning to all sorts of things, like the weather, plagues ect., success or defeat in battle. Lannes ...
by Kiya
Thu May 20, 2004 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Egypt-related movies (non-mummies)
Replies: 8
Views: 3034

I recently saw an old movie called Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie and loved it. yes, I know, it is not what you asked for, i.e. not telling of ancient Egypt. But anyway it was filmed on actual locations in Egypt, has good actors and is very entertaining in many ways. There are the Giza pyramid...
by Kiya
Mon May 17, 2004 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Generic Hi post
Replies: 84
Views: 11943

Generic Hi

Hi everyone I love City Building games and Pharaoh is my all time favourite. CotN sounds great with its new aspects of CB. And furthermore Egypt and its history are very interesting. I'm delighted at this site: friendly lively discussion, lots of posts and interesting viewpoints, useful hints at lit...

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