Pharaoh Peepses II

Meghan Lyon, our technical services assistant, just came back from a week in the Land of the Pharaohs. Just for fun, she and her husband Vaughn took along a packet of Peeps. “The weirdest part,” she notes, “was that they never melted, despite it being over 100 degrees on most days.”

This photograph, taken at the Ramesseum, is included in National Geographic Traveler’s Peeps in Places contest. We hope she wins! (Go vote!)

And, lest you object that this post doesn’t relate to the RBMSCL’s collections, we offer this fragment of a literary text from our papyri collection. It dates from Ramesses II’s lifetime.