Egyptian Origins

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“The matter of Egypt,” mused Calandrino, apparently untroubled by her discovery of the forbidden text.  
“What does Egypt have to do with it?”
“That’s what alchemy means in Arabic.”  Santina listened impatiently as the young man spoke of the Egyptians and the origins of the ancient science.  Walking beside Calandrino, she waited for him to finish his story.  He told her about Osiris, a beloved pharaoh of Egypt, who was killed by his evil brother, chopped into fourteen parts and thrown into the Nile River. 

From Alchemy’s Daughter

About the Egyptian Origins of Alchemy