Photo by @renaeffendiphoto (Rena Effendi) | High above the Nile a barefoot couple ritually descends a cliff face in Minya in hopes of curing infertility. Egyptians sometimes ask archaeologists to allow a young woman to circle an excavation, believing that the power of the antiquities will help her conceive. Such beliefs have nothing to do with traditional religion, and they reflect patterns and instincts that would have been familiar in ancient times. For more stories of cultures around the world please #FollowMe @renaeffendiphoto
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