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A Day at Wadi Elhitan

23 May 2018, 18:36 UTC
A Day at Wadi Elhitan
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“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”
― Carl Sagan, Cosmos

Such a quote has always inspired me. It has always made me feel this strange connection with the sky, making it my most powerful source of tranquility. I sometimes wondered how our ancestors were so good at finding patterns among the stars- the so-called constellations- but after a trip like this one, I clearly understand why they spent their time doing so. It is so hard to ignore the greatness and majesticness of the great sky, especially when not surrounded by the distractions of modern technology and civilization. I wish I could have lived among them when the sky was much clearer due to the fact of the absence of air and light pollution. I wish I could have been among them making up stories among our true ancestors, the stars, which would continue for eternity by knowing the origin of the names of the constellations. It’s almost like our ancestors knew the genuine connection between us and ...

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