From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
I know it looks like I'm not doing much here, but making sure Sennedjem's mummy was ready for his funeral wasn't easy. That tomb is tiny and it gets pretty hot inside. [Tomb of Sennedjem (Theban Tomb 1/TT1), Deir-el-Medina, West Bank Thebes, Egypt. Created in Egypt's 19th Dynasty (ca. 1250 BCE), discovered in 1886. Photograph 2007.] Public domain.