I am totally fascinated with time travel. I love all the movies, Back to the Future 1-3, H.G. Wells - The Time Machine (especially the remake), Frequency, even the silly ones. To be able to travel back in time and undo wrongs that have been done. Would it really be like the remake of The Time Machine where his girlfriend died each time he tried to change the future? Who knows!
The government has been working on time travel since the 1930's, I don't know how close they have come. My father said he didn't think they would be able to accomplish it (and that was in the late 1950's) but just in case they did and I got a chance to do it he gave me a time to go back in. It's the late 1800's and I am to make sure that he goes to school on a certain day. That day is the day his mother died, he always felt that if he had been in school his father would have never blamed him for his mother's death. His mother fell down the stairs and broke her neck, the newspaper says she died from a lung condition but that's not true. The newspapers never have the true facts. My father didn't have anything to do with it, it was a household accident, I think my grandfather would have blamed anyone who was there that day. Grief has a way of wanting to blame someone.
But, I think if anyone would or could discover time travel, it would be the early Egyptians. Here were a people that had knowledge beyond our understanding. In 1893, a young geologist was doing work for the United States government. He was on a worldwide survey, taking samples of soil etc. when, in Egypt he came across a man selling his wares. The geologist examined an item that caught his eye, he had no idea that the items being sold were from a grave robber. He bought the item he fancied.
This artifact if held in your hand, would show you your past, present and future. The artifact has since been returned to it's own land but if the Egyptians were capable of this then time travel would have been no problem. Or maybe time travel eluded them too. Things that make you wonder.