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Assyrian Agricultural Technology

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Originally posted on Gates of Nineveh: An Experiment in Blogging Assyriology:
Assyria is famous primarily for its military innovations. Siege warfare, cavalry, and the integration and methodical organization of warfare were all advanced considerably by the Assyrian state in its…

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Natural Environment of Egypt & Dr. Mohammed Kassas

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Yesterday it came to my attention that Dr. M. Kassas passed away in March, aged 91.  One of the most extraordinary scientific luminaries in Egypt, his botanical work over many decades cut a broad and fertile swath in areas of … Continue reading

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Ancient Egyptian Magical Spells Appropriate for Banquets

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Ancient Egyptians were fond of magical spells that could assist both in daily life as well as during emergencies.  Here is a collection of spells that are related primarily to eating and cuisine: Grace before a Meal…(excerpts) The dining table … Continue reading

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