Wow! Sounds like he's lucky to be alive. Despite making some big mistakes the did one smart thing that saved his life- he told a trusted person where he was going and when he would be back. If he hadn't an archeologist probably would have found his bones in another hundred years or so.
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“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” Naguib Mahfouz