Saturday, May 29, 2010

Ancient Egypt is coming to Pico!

Egyptian Shrine (facade)My Grade 5 science fair project was an in-depth look at the practice and cultural significance of Egyptian mummification. Amongst other props I made canopic jars from clay and a diagram of the route one traveled to the Afterlife.

High school art class studies in ancient art prompted me to make a clay replica of the Palette of Narmer as my assignment. It was A+ work and I've kept it in near-mint condition since.

The 1932 film The Mummy with Boris Karloff is one of my favorite movies (despite all the historical inaccuracies). And I have love for the more recent adaptations with Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz too. Who doesn't love the paranoid antics of pilot Izzy Buttons?

Most recently, I salivated in the halls of the  King Tut and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Exhibition for many hours as I pressed my face up against the display glass and mustered every fiber of my inner being to not touch.

Why am I rambling on like this? Because I am a longtime ancient Egypt freak and you need to know this to realize how excited I am to see those new "Coming Soon" images in the Time Travel menu! The fact that Pico players will soon be able to travel to ancient Egypt has me jumping for joy.

I have to admit, as an Egyptophile, when I traveled through ancient Egypt in Pigg I couldn't wait until it was brought over to Pico.

The new travel destination will have 3 rooms: a palace, a temple/shrine labyrinth and a small desert.

Pico in Egypt - like the Valley of the Kings - holds many treasures. Soon, we will be privy to those lavish furnishings, wallpaper and garments. I'm certain I'll log in one day to find Peggy as a belly dancer.

Take a look at the screenshots from Pigg's Egypt below (which includes composite images of the shop vendors) and don't get too annoyed with how elated I am.

No photos of the shrine, though. I'm not going to give it all away. ;-)

Egyptian Palace
Egyptian Palace - shop 2
Egyptian Palace - shop 2

Egyptian Desert
Egyptian Desert - shop 1
Egyptian Desert - shop 2


  1. Aw. I'm excited too! We should buy matching thrones for our rooms :X

  2. I'm going to have to save my Daily Scratch tokens!