Quiz on Identifying Ancient Egyptian Plants

Below are results, to date, of the quiz: Can You Identify These Plants from Ancient Egypt? I have entered the suggestions that have been sent in, together with a small picture of each one.  For larger pictures (or for the reference) go to the original blog (link above). 

Don’t be shy!  Send in your recommendations (names will be withheld – unless you specifically say that you want to be identified)!  I will give you all a few more days in which to ponder …

1. Lotus; barley :

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2.  Papyrus; palm :

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3.  Acacia; Acacia nilotica :

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4.   Papyrus :

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5 through 8 are  depictions of the same plant – suggestions received, so far = barley; wheat

5.  Barley; wheat

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6a  (top plant) & 6b (3 standing plants) – barley; wheat:

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7. Two standing plants (lower register) – barley; wheat:

Tomb of Sennedjem.  Source: osirus.net

Tomb of Sennedjem. Source: osirus.net

8. (these are all the same plants as 5-7)  – barley; wheat: 

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9.  Olive tree :

 Tomb, Siwa Oasis, 400-600 BC. Source: unknown.

Tomb, Siwa Oasis, 400-600 BC. Source: unknown.

10. pomegranate; figs

Sennedjem tomb.  Source: osirus.net

Sennedjem tomb. Source: osirus.net

11.  Cedar

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12.  Incense; sycamore; acacia :

Budge, E. A. Wallace. The Nile Notes for Travellers in Egypt. (Harrison and Sons, London 1902). p. 408._TIMEA

Budge, E. A. Wallace. The Nile Notes for Travellers in Egypt. (Harrison and Sons, London 1902). p. 408._TIMEA

  The following blog links to a couple of very nice references, if you are interested to follow-up in detail:  Recent Botanical Studies on Plant Materials from Ancient Egypt

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