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 in the life and lore of the country.
Send suggestions, which I’ll not put up until the blog with ‘answers’ is put up.
Below, 5 through 8 are all the same plant:
6a (top plant) & 6b (3 standing plants)
7. (two standing plants, lower register)
8. (reproductions of the same plant)
11. (two standing plants)
12. (Trees being put aboard the ship)
- Djehuty Project discovers significant evidence of the 17th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt (eurekalert.org)