Category Archives: Wild boar

More Pig and Pork Stories

[First posted July 2009,  Revised 09 December 2011] Pigs have had a contentious history.  To begin with, they usually reside near the bottom of the livestock prestige pyramid, with cattle, horse and camel occupying the higher niches, sheep, goats and poultry found … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-General, Agriculture, Burundi, Cuisine, Egypt-Ancient, Egypt-Recent, Environment, History-General, Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika2, Livestock, Middle East, Wild boar | Tagged , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Suckling Pigs and Divine Nobles in Ancient Egypt

[First posted August 2009,  Revised 08 December 2011] The topic of pigs in Ancient Egypt has had a history based, in early years, perhaps more on pigs in Egypt today rather than the raising of pigs based on textual and pictorial … Continue reading

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Posted in Cuisine, Egypt-Ancient, Food, History, History of pigs, Livestock, Middle East, Nile Valley, pharaoh Akhnaton, Wild boar, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Visitors on the Wild Side of Lake Tanganyika – II

Part I is here: Visitors on the Wild Side of Lake Tanganyika – I  Moving ‘up’ the wildlife chain…  We have many guinea fowl in the wild – and a while back I was given a clutch to keep.  They make excellent … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-Central, Africa-East, Chimpanzees, Hippopotimus, Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika2, John Hanning Speke, Lake Tanzanya, Living here, Rusizi River ^ Wetlands, Wild boar, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Suckling Pigs and Divine Nobles in Ancient Egypt

Suckling Pigs and Divine Nobles in Ancient Egypt. For whatever reason, this blog *Suckling Pigs…* posted a couple of years ago, has been getting lots of hits on a daily basis, and so I’m cleaning it a bit and  putting … Continue reading

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