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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Tag Archives: History
The origins of foods and processing techniques can be shabbily done – as explained in this blog on the origins of clotted cream tea and strawberry preserves. Following a brief criticism of Wikipedia and BBC articles on the topic of both … Continue reading
[H/T to hrsilvers, who verified that the above is a depiction of St. Luke, together with his symbol of a winged ox, or bull. More on this interesting feature in another blog.] Digital techniques are revolutionizing access to collections in libraries and … Continue reading
Above are but two of a series of words that originated in the Nile Valley. The reasons for these survivals is perhaps not such a surprise, as discussed below. Ebony: ‘Ebony’ as named and used in ancient Egypt, was the species … Continue reading
Graeco-Roman Mummy Portraits Coptic Papyri, and paintings by Fathi Hassan go on show at the John Rylands Library 18 Jul 2012 Ten remarkable mummy portraits from one of the world’s greatest collections are to go on show, as part of a ground-breaking exhibition … Continue reading
Bread riots have been a regular feature of public protests in Egypt, and the unrest in Midan Tahrir, Cairo, since 2012, is, in part, associated with rises in food prices. So it is timely to look at what is thought to … Continue reading
[First posted November 2009, Revised 10 November 2011] Even though ancient Egyptian art is replete with drawings of both banquets and crops – and even though tombs are filled with a variety of dried or preserved foods for use in … Continue reading