Suckling Pigs and Divine Nobles in Ancient Egypt

Suckling Pigs and Divine Nobles in Ancient Egypt.

For whatever reason, this blog *Suckling Pigs…* posted a couple of years ago, has been getting lots of hits on a daily basis, and so I’m cleaning it a bit and  putting it up again. 

The topic of pigs in Ancient Egypt has had a history based, in early years, perhaps more on pigs in Egypt today rather than the raising of pigs based on textual and pictorial records from the Nile Valley. 

More pig remains have been recently found at Amarna, the residence of the Pharaoh Akhenaton, suggesting that pigs were ritually/symbolically injured and/or killed… 

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About dianabuja

With a group of BaTwa (pygmy) women potters, with whom we've worked to enhance production and sales of their wonderful pots - fantastic for cooking and serving. To see the 2 blogs on this work enter 'batwa pots' into the search engine located just above this picture. 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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