Adventure is where you look for it

From: Carlson, Pam (
Date: Wed 03 May 1995 - 20:48:00 EEST

Someone mentioned that China and Egypt are better examples of static cultures than early modern Europe. But even they can be fertile places to adventure.
The "Chinese Ghost Story" films are great fun, replete with ghosts, evil magical overseer/priests, monsters with giant snaky tongues, rebel bandit queens, and monks who can burrow underground at high speeds.  Less spectacular but a tad more real is the archaeology series "Ancient Lives", where the daily lives of Egyptian villagers who built the tombs of pharohs is pieced together from bits of rock. Apparently they had domestic squabbles, disaffected youth, and even a tomb robbing racket led by one of the chief artisans!

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(Who reads little and watches much, due to constant bouts of dog grooming and tennis ball tossing.)

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