Heathrow Airport’s ancient temple
When Heathrow Airport was built the north runway covered an ancient temple thought to be the oldest ever discovered in Britain.
The temple has been likened to a classic Greek temple only made of wood rather than stone.
William Camden references it in Britannica.
“On the north edge of Hounslow Heath towards King’s Arbour is a Roman Camp, a simple work and not large.”
Heathrow was the scene of the largest ever archaeological dig in Britain between 1998 – 2006.
The Ba is the spirit. It is often translated as “the soul”. The ba is shown as a human headed bird. “The ba could move outside of the tomb, and return back to earth” (Defrates 44). “There was probably only a phonetic relationship between the bird and the concept”
In his post cyber-punk novel Pattern Recognition William Gibson mentions ‘soul delay’ experienced after long flights:
“Souls can’t move that quickly, and are left behind, and must be awaited, upon arrival, like lost luggage.”
Whether this has any truth in it or is a use of fictional artistic license depends on your own experience of jet-lag.