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NEWS: Discovery of an Ancient Egyptian Woman’s Teeth Reveals She Had a Surprising Profession

NEWS: Discovery of an Ancient Egyptian Woman’s Teeth Reveals She Had a Surprising Profession

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Incisor wear. (Source: Lovell & Palichuk, Bioarchaeology of Marginalized People, 2019)

“When we study ancient societies, it can sometimes be difficult to tell who fulfilled which of the various day-to-day roles. For Ancient Egypt, we have a wealth of information, including pictorial records along with sculptures and figurines, buried with the deceased so they could have workers in the afterlife.But these depictions can be idealised, or leave things out. Bones, on the other hand, don’t lie – and the teeth of an Egyptian woman who lived over 4,000 years ago show that the lives of women back then may have been more varied than some records suggest.

Two patterns of wear on 16 of her 24 teeth are inconsistent with eating, which means she was using her teeth for something else; further analysis suggests she was a craftswoman.
This, according to a research team from the University of Alberta, is…

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Posted by on April 14, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

3 of the first 5 photos I have ever taken of my lovely new cat, Petunia, age 1 year 9 months, on April 10 2019.

Minoan Linear A, Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae

3 of the first 5 photos I have ever taken of my lovely new cat, Petunia, age 1 year 9 months, on April 10 2019.

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Posted by on April 12, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Translation of Linear B tablet KN 562 Se 01 by Rita Roberts

Minoan Linear A, Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae

Translation of Linear B tablet KN 562 Se 01 by Rita Roberts:

KN 562 S e 01

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Posted by on April 9, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

CocoBar 4.2

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It’s rare these days that I get an urge for a past treat but it was a rainy Sunday afternoon and I decided to pass the time by raiding my cupboard and getting creative in the kitchen.  Discovering a bar of dark chocolate I had received at Christmas and some desiccated coconut I attempted to recreate a past pleasure, the  Bounty.

I remembered they introduced a dark chocolate version which for me came second best to the milk chocolate original but as my tastes have changed considerably since eating low carb I thought why not give it a try….

…They turned out great! and only 4.2 carbs per bar. Admittedly they are slightly smaller than the original but for a treat made with totally healthy ingredients; they certainly went well with a cup of coffee.

FOR THE FILLING

I used half a can 200g of coconut milk

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Posted by on April 9, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Statin Wars – Have We Been Misled by the Evidence?

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When drug companies begin producing grape flavoured statins for children and some experts suggesting that burger outlets should offer statins as “condiments” to counter the negative effects of a fast food meal. Some even debating whether statins should be added to the water supply, shouldn’t we be asking why?

Dr Maryanne Demasi says “Follow the money”

In 2000 and again in 2004 the definition of “high cholesterol” was revised from 6.5 to below 5.0 and in doing so, millions of people became eligible for these medications. This decision was not based on any new science just that it was the view that when it comes to cholesterol – the lower, the better. It was later discovered that 8 out of the 9 people recommending the lowering of the cholesterol threshold had direct financial ties to statin manufacturers.

“When drug industry sponsored trials cannot be examined and questioned by independent researchers, science…

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Posted by on April 7, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

NEWS: Ancient Egyptian sarcophagus to be opened on live TV

NEWS: Ancient Egyptian sarcophagus to be opened on live TV

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Thousands-year-old coffin to be featured on Discovery channel is believed to contain an Egyptian nobleman (Source: The Times of Israel).

“A sarcophagus believed to contain an Egyptian nobleman will be opened on live TV during a special broadcast by the American channel Discovery.
The two-hour “Expedition Unknown: Egypt Live” will air Sunday night (0000 GMT Monday) from the site outside Minya, which is along the Nile River south of Cairo and its Giza pyramids.

Egypt has sought to promote archaeological discoveries across the country in a bid to revive tourism hit by turmoil after the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak.

The site containing the sarcophagus was discovered in February last year, and a Discovery spokesman told AFP that the project was set up in collaboration with Egypt’s antiquities ministry.

Archaeologists at the site recently discovered a network of vertical shafts leading to a network of tunnels and tombs containing 40…

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Posted by on April 6, 2019 in Uncategorized

 
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Posted by on April 4, 2019 in Uncategorized

 
 
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