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Dr Delwen Samuel is an archaeobotanist and a leading expert in the production of bread and beer in ancient Egypt – particularly at the site of the Amarna Project (1353–1336 BC); shown in the map, above. Through both archaeology and using bread-making tools … Continue reading
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Originally posted on [quem dixere chaos]:
American Journal of Archaeology Open Access July 2014 Below is a list of freely available content published in tandem with the July 2014 issue (vol. 118 no. 3): Supplementary Content (http://www.ajaonline.org/imagegallery/1802) accompanying “Cult, Continuity, and Social…
Cuisine before Colonization: What did local people eat, prior to the introduction of New World crops? I ask this, because from the prior blog on Cuisine and Crops in Central Africa, it is primarily New World crops that were mentioned … Continue reading
Originally posted on Mike Pitts – Digging Deeper:
1. It’s beautiful The best analysis of the statue is by TGH James. An Egyptologist at the British Museum, he described it in full, for the first time, in 1963, after someone had…
Originally posted on DIANABUJA'S BLOG: Africa, The Middle East, Agriculture, History and Culture:
When Yvonne, the daughter of my cook/paravet, became engaged to one of our staff, a huge celebration was organized in the compound. During this ceremony a dowry…
Originally posted on Egyptian Streets:
The White Desert Credit: Mohamed Hakem While Egypt may be facing political and social turmoil, Egypt’s exotic, mysterious and historic locations continue to stand, receiving adventurers and explorers. If you are thinking of exploring Egypt…