Baking Ancient Egyptian Bread

Bread was a staple in ancient Egyptian diet.  Made from a variety of ingredients, bread loaves of different sizes were made in a variety of shapes, including human figures and animals. They were often elaborately decorated and whole or cracked grain was frequently added, resembling the multi-grain breads baked nowadays. Experiments conducted to solve ‘the…

Swans in Ancient Egypt

Swans must have had some symbolic significance in ancient Egypt as statues of them have been found in royal burials. Associated with music in classical times, these birds might have also decorated ancient Egyptian musical instruments. Two species of swans – Whooper swan (Cygnus cygnus), and Mute swan (Cygnus olor), are known as winter visitors…

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