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Wild Rice, Salt, and Navigation on Lake Tanganyika: 19th Century and Now

The first settlers and explorers in Burundi were from Germany.  Their initial port on Lake Tanganyika was established at Kajaga – which is close to where we live and where the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika is now located on the northern shores … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies – On Friday!!

Have a wonderful weekend – we are, here by the Lake!!

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Another Black Mamba Gets in the House

Wrong lesson! A famous TV snake wrangler with a Black Mamba – never ever try this at all!  More importantly, the wranglers do very dangerous things and make it look safe and easy. You would not feel so impressed by … Continue reading

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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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