Tag Archives: Archaeology

The Roman Tower of Centum Cellas, Belmonte (Portugal)

This is an amazing Roman site in Portugal, built by a Roman tin trader. As the author of the blog says – The IPPAR‘s excavations at the Centum Cellas Tower, undertaken between 1993 and 1998, revealed that it was not … Continue reading

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Sahelian City-States in the Western Sahel: Part 2

Recent and ongoing events in the Sahel by way of food crises, religiously based conflict, ethnically based conflict, and military coups are intertwined.  They are the most recent iterations of  interdependent political, economic, religious, social, and cultural changes that have … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-North, Africa-West, Agriculture, Arab traders, Caravan routes, Colonialism, Ethnicity, History, Ivory, Niger River, Religion, Sahel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Recent Botanical Studies on Plant Materials from Ancient Egypt

 Several items have recently been published or republished on botanical topics relating to ancient Egypt.  I post them below together with links for ordering.  They are all quite good. The last 5 items are available on academia.edu and if you’re not a member … Continue reading

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Posted in Botany, Egypt-Ancient, History-Ancient, Indigenous crops & medicinal plants, Nile Valley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Managing Pain – Epiphanies of Childhood & Now

The past few weeks I’ve been miserable from a terrible ‘attack’ of hive-like itchy-skin, which my doctor thinks is linked to the ophthalmic shingles of some months back. It is getting better – and in the meantime, I’ve returned to … Continue reading

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Roast Pigeons and Homemade Beer – Ancient Egypt

A BBQ at Amarna, palace of Akhenaton and Nefertiti Continued here: Roast Pigeons and Homemade Beer – Ancient Egypt.

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