I was travelling through a long, twisty cave, going from one chamber to another past all sorts of carvings. One entrance was a small round opening between two very lifelike stone bears. The both were standing, facing the person entering the cave, in their right paws (held in a fist next to their heads) they held a stone torch. (I think even during the dream they reminded me of the two statues of the Dunidian from Tolkien.)
Another carving was at the edge of an underground lake; a life sized canoe carved out of a fissue in the ground, with an animal (probably a bear, but maybe a cougar) close by.
The dream changed into a cross-cultural comparison of heiroglyphs and cave art and modern icons. I'm not sure what I was looking at here, because various icons and glyphs were moving around in a kind of animation -- I want to say the Egyptian djed pillar got compaired to a speaker icon. Modern and ancient icons would stack up next to each other.
There was a break of some sort. I was in a library, except it was also a field of some sort. I was on a raised dirt road, and to get to the stacks I wanted, I had to go over a short embankment and onto the field. It was day, the field was dry, the ground was a light brown clay / sand mix (less loam like).
I was looking through a pile of lexicons and books for a pariticular word or hieroglyph. I think I was looking for the word for water, or lake. The field was becomming more and more like a library floor and less like a field. I found one particully useful book, which had broken up the ancient word to its roots; I set it aside.
Then I was looking at a computer screen. There were other folks working next to me and we were at a row of about four or five computers, working on sentance structure. What we were doing turned into a Psychology experiment, because the sentances we were wroking on were things like, "It's me, Jesus. I'm right here." and then using parabolic speakers to beam the utterance down onto a group of students in the library desks below us (the speaker was disguised as a light fixture -- which now that I think about it, looked like a speaker icon...)