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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
The intrepid global traveller Ida Pfeifer visited the Holy Lands and Egypt in 1842. While in Egypt she traveled to Giza and climbed the great pyramid. Below is a description of her adventure, take from a longer blog on her … Continue reading
After some months, The Kutub al-Filāḥa – or Books of [Arabic] Husbandry – is back online and with new materials. It is the only source (I’m aware of) that has been systematically documenting medieval Arabic manuscripts on these topics – and … Continue reading
Ida Pfeiffer was one of the most intrepid of Victorian travellers. In the early to mid part of the 19th century she travelled not only to the Middle East, but also to other areas of the globe. This entry is about … Continue reading
Tétuan, Moroccan port town opposite Gibraltar. Steel Engraving. Institute in Hidlburghausen. 1842 In about 1789, the merchant and voyager Abd Salam Shabeeny set out from his home city, the Moroccan port town of Tetuan (above picture), for Germany in order to procure items for … Continue reading
Above are but two of a series of words that originated in the Nile Valley. The reasons for these survivals is perhaps not such a surprise, as discussed below. Ebony: ‘Ebony’ as named and used in ancient Egypt, was the species … Continue reading
The Archaeology News Network: Chemical analysis of pottery reveals first dairying in Saharan Africa in the fifth millennium BC
Using lipid biomarker and stable carbon isotope analysis, they examined preserved fatty acids held within the fabric of the pottery and found that half of the vessels had been used for processing dairy fats. This confirms for the first time … Continue reading