Thursday Thoughts…4th May 2023…The Lady of Dai,National Walking Month(UK),

Welcome to Thursday Thoughts…the start of another month…May is National Walking Month-(UK) big smile- as you know I love to walk…walking is a fantastic way to keep active and maintain a healthy heart as it is fun, flexible and free…

May 4th is also widely hailed as Star Wars Day, a play of words on the popular line, “May the Force be with you.” Did you know the famous phrase is said in each of the Star Wars movies.?

If you live in the northern hemisphere, the fresh cold winds are gone, and the rains of early spring may have slowed… the spring flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and life is starting to seem a little more joyful day by day!

If you’re on the other side of the world, in the southern hemisphere, then it’s a time when summer is long gone. The fall winds have swept by, and the nights are getting colder and darker…May is the time of change wherever you are in the world…

When you think of mummies Egypt always springs to my mind..the pyramids, the Pharaohs and their Queens however this particular very well-preserved mummy was found quite by chance in China…

The Lady of Dai is one of the best-preserved mummies ever found. The condition is owed to the fact that her body had been swaddled in 20 layers of silk and she was found in 80 litres of an unknown liquid that was mildly acidic with some magnesium in it. She was placed within four layers of coffins, which were within an airtight, clay-lined burial vault 12 meters underground.

This video charts her journey a little tongue in cheek but a great video…

We think we are at the forefront of discoveries and science however we can also learn a lot from our forefathers…it is amazing what they found in this tomb all perfectly preserved…

Thank you for joining me today as always I appreciate your comments…I hope you have a fabulous week wherever you are xx

25 thoughts on “Thursday Thoughts…4th May 2023…The Lady of Dai,National Walking Month(UK),

  1. Jennie

    Science has been exploding with discoveries and new information for nearly a decade. So much so that over here there is a Science Channel on TV, and it’s good. May really is the month for great change. Here in New England we go from bare trees and cold temperatures to trees in full bloom and warm temps- all in a month.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Science is wonderful I’m always in awe at something and you certainly have a mix of weather in May. Jennie but thats lovely if its ends in sunshine and blossom…Have a happy Sunday 🙂 x

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Now that’s thought, Sally you would think they would or maybe they have and they are going to hit us with it for Xmas at an exorbitant cost…But I’m sure you do, Sally there skin always looks fabulous in your photos Hugs x

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      1. Chel Owens

        I watched the video after commenting. I find it crazy that they don’t know what the liquid was … also crazy that she’s decomposing rapidly now. They should’ve let her alone!

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      2. CarolCooks2 Post author

        I agree not knowing the liquid is strange but I suppose now she has been unearthed they have to conduct tests regardless of decomposition…A shame though …

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  2. petespringerauthor

    I do some of my best thinking when I’m walking. It’s the perfect combination of getting some physical and mental benefits, and we sleep better.

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    I seem to have clocked up 11.5 km today according to my phone, just out and about going everywhere on foot. In spring on a sunny day it is bliss, not too hot, a fresh breeze and blossom and flowers everywhere.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I am not surprised anymore as I walk regularly at how easy it is to clock up the km’s plus you are as you say out in the fresh air…Way to go Janet 🙂

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  4. marianbeaman

    A New York Times article (March 25, 2023) declared that Whatever the Problem, It’s Probably Solved by Walking. The article listed many physical, mental, and emotional benefits. I try to feed thousands of steps on my Fitbit each day.

    Good reminder, Carol!

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