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Tag Archives: Ancient Egypt
This morning I was awakened by Bébé-Cat gifting me with a little shrew that was dead. Not the most enjoyable way to start the day. However, this reminded me of a blog that I wrote a couple of years ago about rats … Continue reading
Beadnet dresses seem to have been common in ancient Egypt. They are generally made of several compounds (e.g., beads and shells), examples being found in the 21st Dynasty (1069-747 BC), as seen on the line drawing of a coffin painting of the … Continue reading
During the years that I spent a good deal of my time working and living in Upper [southern] Egypt while conducting doctoral research, I was invited by friends in a nearby izba [small, extended family-based village, or hamlet] to join … Continue reading
Easter Season in Egypt, 1834: ‘Smelling the Breeze’, Making Kishk, Eating Colored Eggs & Salted Fish
Manners and Customs of The Modern Egyptians, by E. Lane, is a two-volume set filled with lore about Egypt during the author’s time (1834). And although it makes for fascinating reading, the book is now largely ‘put down’ by post-colonial theorists … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Plants of all kinds were much beloved in ancient Egypt, and here is a selection from tiles, tombs and wall inscriptions. Can you identify them? Over the next few days I will put up a blog giving their identity and function … Continue reading
2012 was an excellent year for blogging. Daily reads ranged between 200 and 300, with a few entries going over 500. Readers were most interested in posts that stress the colonial era of African history, together with wildlife, traditional farming … Continue reading