From antiquity to modernity, from East to West, this biblical figure has inspired an array of fantastic legends. And he continues to exercise our collective imagination. Yet, who was Moses and where did he come from?
With such an undertaking as Andrew Marr's History of the World, it's likely that a lot will be overlooked or omitted. However, there are some things -- fundamental building blocks of human history -- which cannot be sacrificed for expediency.
For many millennia, the moon reigned supreme and was worshipped as divine. Although the sun has been venerated to some degree in practically every culture in the world, a highly developed worship of the sun is comparatively rare.
What will archaeologists thousands of years from now say about us -- and our values -- when they discover skulls sporting plastic cheek and chin implants? Or rib cages balancing the rubbery remnants of breast implants? Or hip bones resting on pillows of fake buttocks?
A few protest tents remain in the square but will they keep waiting there? Most protesters have gone home. However in their homes it seems many are waiting and certainly hoping for a better, freer and just Egypt.
Thutmose perfectly captured Queen Nefertiti at the apex of her power and the peak of her beauty and so it is to him that she owes her eternal fame and in creating this work of art, Thutmose in turn lays claim to his place among the greatest artists in human history.