Category Archives: Olive orchards

Ptolemaic Decrees and Administration from the Fayum

Ptolemaic rulers in Egypt sought both to assure taxes for their own coffers, as well as to administer what were considered benevolent rulings.  We are fortunate to have an extremely large collection of manuscripts, many of which were administrative and … Continue reading

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The Sweet Dates and Bitter Olives of Siwa Oasis (Libyan Desert)

Siwa, the Oasis of Jupiter Amon: Recipes – found at the end of this blog: Spice Braised Chicken with Dates and Almonds Rice with almonds and dates (Ruz bil-loz wa bil-tamar) Brined Fresh Olives Some of my fondest memories of living and … Continue reading

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