Sunday, June 30, 2013

A Thank You Shout Out To Book Town

Today I want to take the time to thank the people at  Book Town who featured my book,
The Hidden Chamber In The Great Sphinx.

Not only did they put a banner at the top of their social media page, but they also featured the book in the middle of their main home page as well. I could not be more appreciative.


If you are interested in meeting up with other authors, writers, or book reviewers, I encourage you to visit them and ask to join.

~Linda Cadose

Is this the missing link?

The missing link is the fossil that would show when humans separated from the apes.
In 2009, researchers claimed that the 47 million year old Darwinius masillae is the missing link.
The nine month old female primate was featured in a History channel documentary.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

About Family Illiness

I have been a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for forty years.
Patients who have a devoted spouse or a devoted family recover faster and better than those who do not.
Love is an important factor in recovery.
To quote the song, “Love is a Many Splendored Thing.” 

Friday, June 28, 2013

My Trip to Abu Simbel

The night before we left Luxor for Abu Simbel; I spilled coffee on my leisure suit. Leisure suits were very popular in the ’70s. I washed it out that evening in the hotel room’s bathroom. Twenty minutes later it was completely dry. That illustrates how dry the desert air is.

The following morning we took a bus ride across the desert to Abu Simbel. Ramses II built Abu Simbel. He was called the Sun Pharaoh because he was a great warrior and because he was a great builder. He lived to be 90 years old which was unheard of in his time.

The bus stopped very close to Abu Simbel and we all had a very short walk to the temple The first thing that strikes the visitor is the 65 foot statues of Ramses II. There are two on either side of the entrance. On the right side of Abu Simbel is the Temple of Hathor, the goddess of love.

In the Hathor Temple there are floor to ceiling columns with carvings of Hathor on each face of the columns. When the Aswan Dam was built, engineers knew that it would create Lake Nasser. The new lake would flood Abu Simbel so it became a United Nations project to move Abu Simbel. The U.N. team moved Abu Simbel without destroying its value as an antiquity.

Exciting Recent Finds

*A 33-foot sculpture of Antony &Cleopatra twins born in 40 BC was found by Egyptology Guseppina Capriotti. The twins were named Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene.

*The Abydos Temple, which was called “The Terrace of the Great God” was discovered recently.The temple contained animal mummies and a wooden statue of Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut was the only female Pharoah in Egyptian history.

*Mohamid Ibrahim, Minister of State for Antiquities announced that a deep well had been found near the tomb of King Tutmosis. In the well, he found a sarcophagus belonging to Amun Re, a lecture priest at Karnek Temple and a singer of the god Amun Re.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

My Trip to Luxor, Egypt part 2

Stuffed Pigeon

The night before we left Cairo for Luxor, we were served a special meal, baked pigeons stuffed with rice and herbs. This is considered a delicacy in Egypt. (I added a recipe below just in case you were interested.)

There were two architects on our trip. When the platters were placed in the table, they exclaimed, “Mm,  Mm, Mm, Southern Fried Chicken.”
I replied, “That is not chicken.”
They retorted, “How do you know?”
I replied, “The anatomy is wrong.”
They then asked, “Well, what is it then?”
I responded, “Pigeons, I’ve had them before. They’re delicious.”
Everyone who had the pigeons loved them.
The following morning we were off to Luxor. We took a bus ride across the desert.
The first thing we saw were the Colossi. There is a colossus on either side of the entrance of the Valley of the Kings. They stand 65 feet high.
We drove to the mortuary temple of Queen Hapchetsut the first female pharaoh.
I call her the first women’s libber.
From there , we proceed to King Tut’s Tomb.
When entering King Tut’s Tomb, the visitor walks down a flight of stairs.
At the bottom, there is a room with a open sarcophagus. Inside the sarcophagus, lies the coffin of King Tut and his golden mask.
The coffin is solid gold and, in1976, was worth 16 million dollars. As my readers know, its value as an antiquity is priceless.
There were elaborate paintings on the walls and scenes fro The Book of the Dead.
The Book of the Dead contains spells and is used in a pharaohs funeral.
Next, I shall discuss my trip to Abu Simbel near the Sudan border.
Stuffed Pigeon recipe :
-          2 pigeons
-          Salted water for boiling
-          2 medium onion
-          3 tbsp butter
-          Salt and pepper
-          ¼ tsp cardamom powder
-          1 cup grits
-          Pigeons’ livers
1-      Clean pigeons and spice with salt, pepper and cardamom.
2-      Prepare stuffing by washing grits then place it in a bowl and cover it with cold water. Leave it for an hour.
3-      Drain grits well.
4-      Chop 1 onion and pigeons’ livers into small pieces and add it to the drained grits.
5-      Heat 2 tbsp of butter then add the grits mix to it and stir. Spice with salt and pepper. Leave for ten minutes over low heat.
6-      Stuff the pigeons with grits and sow the openings so the stuffing won’t fall out.
7-      Boil the salted water then add the stuffed pigeons. Lower the heat.
8-      Add the other onion and cover until the pigeons are done.
9-      Drain pigeons off the water and leave it aside until it cools a little.
10-   Heat the rest of the butter and fry all sides of the pigeons.
11-   Serve on chopped parsley. Served with Egyptian Rice and another dish like Molokhia.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

My Trip To Egypt

I was so excited about going to Egypt that I could barely sleep at night in the days before the trip began.

I originally went to Egypt in the summer of 1976, the Bicentennial year.
When we landed in Cairo, our tour guide met us at the airport and accompanied us to our hotel.
The following day we left by bus for the 10 mile trip to Giza, Egypt.
 While on the tour bus, our tour guides asked us about the Bicentennial. One of our guide liked Americans so much that he liked to be called Mario.His real name was Mohammed.
We discovered that Mario and his fellow guides were very amused by we Americans. The Egyptian guides thought it was very funny that we Americans were so excited about being 200 years old.
They laughed saying that Egyptian civilization was 5000 years old.
When we arrived at the Giza Plateau, I was immediately struck by how massive the structures were.
The Great Sphinx stands 66 feet high: the Great Pyramid is 486 feet high.
While we were at the Great Pyramid we climbed the 108 steps to the King’s Chamber.
It was not possible to stand upright in the stone staircase; a person had to stoop.
While there, I took the opportunity to ride a camel. It was fun although it was a bony ride.
From Giza, we traveled south to Luxor which, in ancient times, was called Thebes.

In my next blog, I will write about my travel to King Tut’s tomb.

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Ankh (Ancient Egypt)

The ankh is the symbol of eternal life. It is a cross with a handle. Egyptian gods are often represented as holding the ankh.
Egyptian are also shown touching mummies with the ankh.
The ankh represents rebirth, regeneration and renewal.
The loop of the ankh is said to represent the Nile River. The cross of the ankh represents that path of the Sun from East to West.
In many Egyptian tombs, temples and pyramids, the Egyptian goddess Isis is depicted as carrying the ankh.
Isis is a major goddess; she is a mother goddess.
The ankh is also the key to the Ka and the Ba. It is the key between the Spiritual and Physical Worlds.
Egyptologists have not been able to discover the origin of the ankh.
Some Egyptologists believe that the ankh represents conception but this has not been proven.
In modern times, the ankh is popular because it is the symbol for life.
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Ankh tattoos and ankh jewelry is very popular.
The ankh represents the life giving elements of air and water.
There many paintings and carvings which show the ankh being pressed against the lips of the king as a symbol of the breath of life.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

My Lucky Day Giveaway-3 Prizes and 3 Winners

How would you like to have some more cash in your pocket?
Well, this is your lucky day! To promote myself and my books, I am giving away 3 prizes to three lucky winners.


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If You Could Visit Anywhere...

I have been to Egypt and loved it! This is Cairo. The Great Sphinx is there.

Answer this question in a comment below: If you could visit any place in the world, and money was no object, where would you visit? 

The Cartouche (Ancient Egypt)

In ancient Egypt, kings enclosed their hieroglyphic names in a design that enclosed that name in a vertical oval with a horizontal bar on the bottom.
In ancient Egypt, the cartouche was called a sheni which is the Egyptian word for the verb encircle.
.The pharaoh Huni, who was the last king of the 3rd dynasty was the first to enclose his throne name in a cartouche.
The kings had two names the throne name and the birth name.
From the 18th dynasty onward, the Pharaoh sacrophagus was shaped like a cartouche. The ancient Egyptian believed that the cartouche protected the pharaoh against evil.
In the tomb of Tuthmosis III, the entire burial chamber was designed like a cartouche.
Pharaohs would place their cartouches on their temples and their tombs.
It was also not unusual for a Pharaoh to chisel out the cartouches of a predecessor in order to take credit for their buildings.
The Pharaoh would then have his own workmen carve his cartouche into the buildings.
There are also cartouches such as the one at Medinet-Habu in the temple of Ramses II. This shows a cartouche with its arms outstretched holding the hair of two enemies of Egypt.
The cartouche also aided the work of early Egyptologists because they showed which groups of signs were the royal names.

Can Pyramids Generate Electromagnetic Energy?

HAARP is the acronym for the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program. 
Researcher Mike Hagan and his fellow researchers have designed a project to power up the world’s greatest pyramids.
Some electrical engineers have asserted that pyramids are actually giant machines that generate power.
Some electrical engineers have also built models which prove that pyramidal structures can act as huge capacitors and generators of electricity.
Christopher Dunn is an engineer who was the first to claim that the ancient Egyptians possessed machining techniques that were far more advanced than archaeologists realized.
His first article was Advanced Machining in Ancient Egypt. He wrote many articles afterward elaborating on his theory.
Finally, he published his excellent book, The Giza Power Plant.
The larger the pyramid is, the great the capacity to produce energy. The Great Pyramid in Giza, Egypt is capable of producing gigawatts, which is the equivalent of a small nuclear reactor.
Pyramids may be a “green energy” source.
This research dovetails with the work of Nikolas Tesla. Tesla
demonstrated that scalar waves could materialize from one transmitter to another without the use of wires.
Scalar waves are generated when high voltage direct current is abruptly interrupted.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

The Lost Pyramid-Abu Rawash

Located 8 kilometers north of Giza, Egypt Abu Rawash is the pyramid of Pharaoh Djedefre, who was the successor of Pharaoh Khufu.
Early 20th century Egyptologists thought that Djedefre had betrayed his family. They thought that is had murdered his older brother in order to ascend to the throne. Later, they believed that Djedefre was murdered by his younger brother to avenge his older brother’s death.
When more research was done in recent years, it was discovered that he revered his father.
He had the Great Sphinx carved in the image of his father, Khufu.
In the walls of the Great Pyramid there are many inscriptions and paintings which praise Djedefre.
Through other research, it was discovered that Djedefre was a popular ruler.
Djedefre was on the throne for approximately 20 years.
He completed his pyramid at Abu Rawash. It stood higher than the Great Pyramid because it was built on higher ground.
The first 30 feet of the pyramid consisted of rose granite from the Aswan Quarry.
The rest of the pyramid consisted of white limestone. The capstone was made partially of gold.
When completed, the pyramid was the same size as the Pyramid of Menkaure.
In later centuries, the pyramid was destroyed and used to build the city of Cairo.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Making falafel in Old World Egypt and the recipe!

Falafel is very popular in the Middle East. Vendors sell it on the street corners in Cairo.
It is served as a sandwich, stuffed in pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes.

Recipe for Falafel

The Search for Secret Chambers on the Giza Plateau

In late August 2004, Gilles Dormion asserted that a room lies beneath the Queen’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid.
Dormion thinks that this hidden room contains the funerary equipment of Pharaoh Khufu. He believes that if and when the chamber is opened it will reveal riches which exceed those found in King Tut’s tomb.
Dormion and his partner Verd’hurt conducted a microgravimeter survey. They found that there was a cavity behind the west wall of the Queen’s Chamber.
A Japanese team conducted a ground penetrating radar (GPR) survey of the floor and walls of the Queen’s Chamber. The findings revealed a cavity which was three meters behind the north wall.
The research projects described here were done with permission of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.
Some of the teams drilled holes in the Great Pyramid.
Since that time, the Supreme Council of Antiquities have refused to let any research teams drill holes in the world’s greatest monument, which is the only remaining wonder of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
There are many theories that there is a secret chamber in the Great Sphinx. It is believed a hidden chamber lies between the paws of the Great Sphinx.
The Great Sphinx is the oldest and the largest statue in the world. The Supreme Council of Antiquities refuses to allow anyone to drill that monument.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Egyptian Omlettes

Here is another recipe found for making Egyptian Omlettes. Yum!

Sorry, Indian Jones/Harrison Ford! Satellite discoveries.

  • Sarah Parcak from the University of Alabama used NASA satellites to discover 17 lost pyramids 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements.
  • Excavations have already proven the existence of 2 pyramids
  • These images were taken from 435 miles above the earth.
  • Parcak is quoted as saying, “Indiana Jones is old school, we've moved on from Indy. Sorry, Harrison Ford.”

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The DNA of King Tut

King Tut's DNA

This is the first examination of Royal ancient Egyptian mummies.
  1. King Tut had an incestuous heritage.
  2. He needed a cane to walk and had a club foot.
  3. He died of malaria, a parasite disease transmitted by mosquities.
  4. He had malaria tropica, in most lethal form of malaria.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Blog Claim for Bloglovin'

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Making Egyptian inspired food!

This is something fun to do with kids.

About Science Fiction

I believe that science fiction should be based on science fact. I think that the writer should take the science fact of today and imagine the science of tomorrow.
I did this when I created my ancient super computer. I took the fact the microprocessors of computers today are made of tiny pieces of quartz and imagined how much data a piece of quartz the size of a man’s skull could hold.

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Secret Chamber

Since antiquity, there has been much speculation that there is a secret chamber in the Great Sphinx.great sphinx, egypt, history, hidden chamber The medical clairvoyant, Edgar Cayce stated that there was a Hall of Records in the Great Sphinx. This Hall of Records allegedly held all of the knowledge of Atlantis. There is a secret chamber which is now being investigated.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

My Book Has Been Featured On!

My book, The Hidden Chamber In The Great Sphinx, is the featured book on

Dr. Cliff Post and his friend discover a hidden chamber in the right paw of the Great Sphinx. It contains 13 crystal skulls which form a supercomputer. It also contains ancient scrolls which describe advanced technologies. Dr. Cliff is kidnapped by a terrorist group calling itself the Islamic Nation. They force him to use the supercomputer to hack into the Dow Jones computer which causes the Dow Jones average to fall 1000 points. Interpol, the Egyptian police and the F.B.I. rescue Dr. Post.
Check it out on Amazon!
Happy Reading!
Linda Cadose

About KV5

KV5 is the name given to the complex that houses the tombs of Ramses’s children. Dr. Kent Weeks, who holds a Ph.D from Yale University made this discovery.
The Tomb complex holds the tombs of 150 of Ramses children including his oldest son, Amenkherkhepshef. The name means Amun is in his right hand. This discovery led to the creation of the Theban Mapping Project, which is now being managed by Dr. Kent Weeks.
The Tomb Complex was found when Dr. Weeks was clearing rumble from Howard Carter’s excavation of King Tut’s Tomb.  The Project will map the entire Theban Necropolis.

KV5 is the largest tomb in the Valley of the Kings. It was discovered in 1825 by  Egyptologist James Burton.
Then it was lost.
It was rediscovered in 1995 by Egyptologist Dr. Kent Weeks.
KV5 is a subterranean rock cut tomb which was used by the 18th Dynasty but was usurped by Ramses II.
KV5 is the most dramatic find since Howard Carter discovered King Tut’s tomb in 1922.
In 1995, long corridors were discovered which led to many other rooms. It is estimated that there are 150 rooms in KV5. To date, 130 rooms have been discovered.
The artifacts which have been found in KV5 include a statue of Osiris, god of the afterlife.
After the discovery of KV5, Dr. Kent Weeks started the Theban Mapping Project which seeks to mapping the entire Valley.
Ramses II’s son Amun-her-khepshef, which means Amun is in his right hand is also buried in KV5.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Skulls, Supercomputers and Sci-fi

I wrote The Hidden Chamber in the Great Sphinx to entice my nephew to read. From my experience, boys enjoy science fiction, so that’s the genre I chose for the book.
When I write science fiction, I base it on science fact. The ancient supercomputer that Cliff Post discovers is composed of 13 crystal skulls.
I got the idea for the supercomputer from knowing that quartz has a piezoelectric property which means it can change electrical energy, not mechanical energy. Quartz is used in microprocessors in modern computers. So I reasoned that if a small piece of quartz in a modern computer can hold thousands of songs and thousands of books, imagine the information a piece of quartz the size of a man’s head could hold. From this, I created the fiction that 13 quartz skulls could form an ancient supercomputer.
There in fact is a real ancient computer, the Antikythera Mechanism. It was discovered in 1900 in a shipwreck off the coast of the Greek Island Antikythera by sponge divers.
Some facts about the Antikytrhera Mechanism:
  • made of bronze and consisted of cog wheels.
  • constructed in 82 B.C.
  • accurately calculated the position of the Sun, Moon and Stars.
  • on display at the National Archeological Museum in Athens, Greece.
I designed my book to be educational as well as entertaining. Alongside Cliff’s adventures, I describe the Egyptian Museum in Cairo as well as all of the sites. I even discuss the Egyptian diet.
In addition, in writing the chapter book I drew upon my experience as a teacher. I taught “An Introduction to Pediatric and Neonatal Respiratory Therapy at Northeastern University in 1983. I also was a Clinical Instructor for Northeastern University at the Children’s Hospital in Boston. For the past several years, I have taught the American Heart Association’s Advanced Cardiac Life Support course at my hospital.
I used my lecturing techniques to write the educational material in my book. I explain topics in their simplest form in order to make topics easy to understand. I also use examples in order to clarify subjects.
Between using subjects in which boys are already interested and using my teaching experience to simplify learning, my writing will hopefully entice more boys to Drop Everything And Read!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Five Star Review!

Reviewer’s summary: Egyptian archeologist, Dr. Abdul Saad, discovers a hidden chamber in the right paw of the Great Sphinx, and he asks his life-long friend, Dr. Cliff Post, who is an American archeologist, to join him on an expedition down below the Great Sphinx, which Cliff eagerly agrees to do. Before the expedition can get started, Cliff and Abdul must convince the Council on Egyptian Antiquities that cutting into the Great Sphinx will not permanently damage this ancient wonder of the world.
However, getting the Council to award the digging permit is not the only problem Drs. Post and Saad confront. Their other challenge is dealing with Dr. Hosnee Sadat, an Egyptian archeologist who wants to convince the Council that he and his team should be allowed to open the hidden chamber and all Westerners should be excluded from having anything to do with the project. Past dealings with European and American archeologists has left Dr. Sadat convinced that Westerners only want to steal the glory and the riches of Egyptian culture. Read more of the five star review at Grid Review!

My Interest in Egypt

My interest in Egypt began when I was 12 years old. My 6th grade teacher, Mr. Sawyer taught us about ancient Egypt. I was fascinated. Even though I was only 12, I decided that I would travel to Egypt when I grew up. I was introduced to ancient Egypt in Mr. Sawyer’s Social Studies class.
Egypt is fascinating, and the best thing about Egypt is that new discoveries are being made almost on a daily basis. For example, there is more and more evidence that Egypt had advanced technologies:
I've learned many things about Egypt through traveling and through reading. I love reading, and I love libraries.
My reading on Egypt is always from books; I don’t use articles. The books I had read before I wrote The Hidden Chamber in the Great Sphinx were The Sphinx MysterySecrets of the Great PyramidThe Giza Power Plant and Lost Technologies of Ancient Egypt.
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The Egyptian Museum in Cairo
On my first trip to Egypt, I flew to Cairo. In Cairo, we toured the city and visited the Egyptian Museum. We traveled south down the Nile by bus. We then went to Luxor, the modern name for the ancient city of Thebes. We visited the Valley of the Kings, The Valley of the Queens and TheValley of the Nobles. We visited King Tut’s Tomb. Then we traveled further south almost to the Sudan border where we saw Abu SimbelI describe all these things in my book because I wanted the book to be educational as well as a fun and entertaining adventure story.
I have always thought that children's literature should be fun and exciting, and I tried to instill a love of reading in my nephewWhen Matt was growing up, I taught him every chance I got. I gave him books and read to him. I also feel that travel is educational, so I took him to Disney World when he was eight. I also took him on cruises to Bermuda, Florida and the Bahamas, and Hawaii.

Do you feel one is more educational than the other? Reading versus traveling? I’d love to hear your thoughts!