dianabuja:

Reblogging the re-blog of mine on ‘The Lunch Box of Priestess Henutmehyt, Her Eternal Workers and her Final Demise’ – It is so fitting to have provided her with a lunch-bucket, and a worker’s one at that, perhaps in order to better assist her eternal workers.
h/t to Mike Licht at NotionsCaptital.com

Originally posted on NotionsCapital:

The Lunch Box of Priestess Henutmehyt

When Egyptian Priestess Henutmehyt packed it in circa 1250 B.C., she packed a lunch. A lunchbox found in Ms. Henutmehyt’s tomb contains four whole ducks and joints of goat meat (before you ask: no Twinkies). There wasn’t Saran Wrap or Tupperware back then, so the goodies were mummified, just like the lady herself.

More: 

“The Lunch Box of Priestess Henutmehyt, Her Eternal Workers, & Her Final Demise,” Diana Buja’s Blog

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Image (“The Lunch Box of Priestess Henutmehyt, after the Temple of Kalabsha”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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A recent group photo at a training course for veterinarians and vet technicians here in Burundi. I discuss in French with some Kirundi and have also a Kirundi translator to help with technical aspects ... Blog entries throughout this site are about Africa, as well as about the Middle East and life in general - reflecting over 35 years of work and research in Africa and the Middle East – Come and join me!
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