Ta-wer Egyptology
Series 3: The Second Covid Intermediate Period

It now appears that the pestilence afflicting Lego Pharaoh's kingdom dragged on far longer than initially expected. New excavations by a crack team of Lego-ologists have revealed another cache of imagery documenting this enigmatic period, known as the Second Covid Intermediate Period. Over the coming weeks as the scrolls are examined and decoded, we will post details of these exciting new discoveries.

Work in The Treasury was very much fueled by copious quantities of beer. Today however everything ground to a halt and nothing more could be done - the Server was down!!!

Everyone was stocking up with provisions - oh the frustration! GRW just could not book a delivery slot. The On-Nile shopping service was just too busy.

Remote working was the order of the day so having a bit of hacking to attend to, Mummy trundled up into the mountains. Finding a suitably remote location, he set to work on his amulets.

Pharaoh was quite frankly puzzled when he returned from Kadesh. He thought he had won the great battle for power and influence fair and square. All the hands had been counted and he clearly had a majority, but still his opponent would not concede defeat.

The Strictly Come Dancing judges had wildly different opinions on GRW's interpretation of the traditional muu dance.

This morning Pharaoh was in a bit of a panic. His normally elegant consort was, to put it bluntly, suffering from a complete loss of taste. Was she ill? or was this just her normal private exercise attire?

As the living incarnation of Horus, Pharaoh was a member of the frequent flyer club. Alas, it was becoming increasingly difficult to fly anywhere during the Second Covid Intermediate Period. Mummy secretly thought that maybe, just maybe, Pharaoh should cut down on the honey bread consumption.

Mummy and friends sometimes go the the Ka Park to visit the Ba Bar which is renowned for its cutting edge wrap music band and serves dead good beer.

Lockdown V3 - the crisis continues .............

After much research, Khaemwaset presented his big idea on the Step Pyramid. The tiers were a visual aid to reductions in freedom at different stages of pestilence alert. As the kingdom was now at tier 5, the citizens were stuck at home again and couldn't go anywhere.

The foreman Paneb was in trouble again. There were reports that he was seen taking a pea beside the Royal Tomb.

Scribal schools were well and truly shut again and students were instructed to do their lessons online. Alas, even Pharaoh's big stick did not motivate - the mini scribes kept wobbling off line and even falling apart.

Amenenemet carefully recorded the reaction of mothers to the double wammy news that schools were shut and imports of wine delayed. Would this crisis never end?

The people came from miles around to queue up for a jab in the arm. This, it was hoped, would provide protection from the pestilence which was, alas, still sweeping the land and causing much misery and dispair. (Note: we are not aware of how the immune system of lego people actually functioned, being that they didn't have a blood supply or indeed any living cells - but being made from organic polymers, there may be a process we don't yet understand).

Pharaoh and Mummy were alarmed to meet the 'boys in blue'. Our mini heroes quickly hid their take-away beverages behind their backs as rumours were rife that the enforcers were 'one sandwich short of a picnic' and were on a mission to seek out accidental picnickers.

Pharaoh received news that a certain Ruler of Foreign Lands had been impeached. This particular leader was well known for trumpeting unintelligible loud noises, but Pharoah was mystified over how soft yellow juicy fruit would solve the problem.

Mummy and friends were confused. Now that so many people were wearing the 'improved nasal protection wrap' (inpw) masks, they had no idea who to follow on the journey to the West.

Isis was taking no chances - to stay safe not only did she insist on home delivery but also took to carrying her own miniature throne around on her head.

The 'Field of Reeds' Travel Co. were having problems. New complicated import procedures were delaying vital supplies - cedar wood for coffins, oils, incense and resins for embalming. Just how were clients going to travel to The West and arrive suitably preserved?

With so little new entertainment, Pharaoh and GRW whiled away the evening by the river watching the fishermen. Every skilled flick of the fisherman's wrist sent sprays of water from the nets, mesmerising the onlookers. This was a popular spectator pastime, known as watching Netflix.