Chapter 26 - The Flight of the Falcon


All the birds mentioned in chapter 26 live in Egypt.


Barn owl

Peregrine falcon having lunch



Black-shouldered Kite




The Villa of Mysteries

The Villa of Mysteries is a huge 90-room mansion near Pompeii, Italy. Along with the rest of Pompeii, it was buried in ash from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79. More about all that in the next book, if I ever get the chance to write it. For now here are some pictures of its amazing frescoes.


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