Category Archives: Crocodiles

Crocodile Cartonnage and Classical Manuscripts – Tebtunis, Fayum-Egypt

At the end of the 19th century the classicists Bernard P. Grenfell and Arthur S. Hunt  were comissioned by the Egyptologist George Reisner to conduct excavations for the University of California, Berkeley, in the Fayum, a semi-oasis that is located about 100 … Continue reading

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The Life of Monitor Lizards along Lake Tanganyika

Monitors are the ‘in between’ lizard in central Africa. Larger (and more ferocious) than geckos, smaller (and – usually less ferocious) than crocodiles. This past week there have been nearly 200 hits on this blog looking for Monitor lizards; an … Continue reading

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Discovering the Rusizi River, Did it flow IN or OUT?! Part VI

Hippos on a sandbar in the Rusizi River. Source Wiki This is the last post about the exploration of the Rusizi River on Lake Tanganyika, by Stanley and Livingstone.  Though surprisingly, there were ‘armchair explorers’ back in England who doubted … Continue reading

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Discovering the Rusizi River, Did it flow IN or OUT?! Part IV

This email is a bit tedious – consisting primarily of names and geog. places discovered by Livingstone and Stanley. Finally, Stanley and Livingstone reached the top (north shore) of the lake, crossing from the eastern shore to the N.W. corner and … Continue reading

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Relocating the Chimps

Burundi Wildlife Over the past couple of weeks I have been engaged in relocating a couple of juvenile chimps from the grounds of the Hotel Club du Lac, located on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, to a small ‘living museum‘ in … Continue reading

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