Thursday, October 4, 2012

Ancient Egyptian artifacts

Yesterday, when I went to pick up my dress, I ran into some minor setbacks (I couldn't breath in it, so, minor. At least compared to where I started from). Due to these minor complications I found myself having a couple of hours of unexpected free time. I try to always use my time wisely and have a pet peeve with not being effective. So, I tried to run as many errands as I could, but still had about an extra half hour to kill that I couldn't fit anything else into.

So, naturally I felt like that time would be best spent at one of my regular charity shops doing what I do best, thrifting. Man... I found some pretty awesome stuff...

Vintage game

As I was browsing through the isles, (I have a specific way I go through it) I noticed this box. I've mentioned before what a history nerd I am, and probably that the first topic of my fascination when I was a kid was ancient Egypt. I have since them studied several other periods in history and even though  ancient Egypt is no longer on the forefront of my historical passions, I will always and forever have a soft spot for it. (I even have a tattoo relating to the time period (no, it's not an Ankh or the eye of Horus))

So imagine my delight as I see this box that says "Ancient Egypt" on in. It looks like a board game and it was in a huge pile with a ton of other board games, so it's a pretty safe assumption that it is, in fact, a board game. Now, imagine the little squeel of happiness I involuntarily let out when I saw the rest of the box; "adventure stamps" it says. I have absolutely no idea what that means, but it sounds pretty friggin' awesome.

Vintage game pieces
I open the box and it is exactly what it says it is, but better. It's a ton of clear stamps depicting various things relating to ancient Egyptian culture.

This *exists*? Like, for realz? *mind blown*

Vintage game pieces
Just look at these! There's a Sphinx and a doorway to a temple. There are also things like columns and pylons, so you could put together large buildings with the pieces. Oh, and some people and plants and whatnot.

Vintage game pieces
My favourite is this one with the gods and goddess.

This set has 17 stamps, so I'm missing 4 from the original. I know I'm missing a few pieces from a pyramid and I didn't see the obelisk. All in all a pretty awesome find...

So, what do you think? Have you found anything awesome recently?

P.S. Did you see the price in the first photo? $1.50! Seriously!

P.P.S. I did find a few other things as well. Like more vintage wallpaper and a plastic hippopotamus. I promise I have a use for them. No, really, I do. I'll show you guys later.


  1. Oh! _Vähänkö_ magee löytö! Mä en oo aikoihin ollut missään kirppareilla tai mitään :(