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Desperate for a way out

Originally posted on Bridges from Bamako:
“A tragedy of epic proportions” — that’s how the International Organization for Migration describes what’s been happening to the migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean this year. On the African continent, while instability and…

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A Ptolemaic Tale of Lust and Abandonment

A take by Reeder = .. it is not coincidental that the Egyptian word muu, for the so-called muu dancers, … who were responsible for bringing the souls of the dead to the afterworld, referred to jesters, buffoons, and dwarfs (Budge, 1978; Faulkner, 1986), for these … Continue reading

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Supersyllabogram A for amphora with the aromatic and dye saffron UPDATE

Originally posted on Ritaroberts's Blog:
Source: Supersyllabogram A for amphora with the aromatic and dye saffron UPDATE This is one of many of Richard Vallance posts about the Linear B ancient scripts writings.  As you all know Richard is…

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On the origin of Roman concrete

Originally posted on Per Storemyr Archaeology & Conservation:
The Pantheon cupola in Rome, made by Roman concrete some 2000 years ago. Source: Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0 You mix burnt lime, volcanic ash and sand/gravel. Then you have the famed…

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Agroforestry in the Sahel – Looking back on Past Project Work – The SRAAD Project

Our socioeconomic and agroforesty work in the eastern and western Sudan was able to verify data on multipurpose use of A. senegal  [now renamed Senegalia senegal] and on  other woody species – as well as on related agroforestry practices and specific problems being … Continue reading

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Baking Emmer Bread in Ancient Egypt – Discoveries from Amarna

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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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. These are the posts that got the most views in 2014. 1حلبه (Hilba; Fenugreek) – A Wonderful Winter Drink and Herbal Medicine in Egypt26 COMMENTSJune 2011 2Teeth-filing … Continue reading

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