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A Pickled Goose and Two Pillows – Cuisine and Comfort in Ptolemaic Egypt, 9 May 137 B.C.

Geese were very popular in ancient Egypt as food and also for the use of their grease and feathers.  As well, the Egyptian god Geb – called also ‘The Great Cackler’ figured centrally in ancient Egyptian religion: Notables and those with … Continue reading

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The Ancient Egyptian Negative Confessions and Cuisine

In later periods of Egyptian history the Book of the Dead, which contained directions and spells for the newly deceased as he entered the netherworld, began to contain the so-called Negative Confessions. These were the actions not committed by the … Continue reading

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The Ancient Egyptian Negative Confessions and Cuisine

In later periods of Egyptian history the Book of the Dead, which contained directions and spells for the newly deceased as he entered the netherworld, began to contain the so-called Negative Confessions. These were the actions not committed by the … Continue reading

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