Come Dine With Me: Ancient Egypt Edition!
Dates: 11 & 18 September Times: 2-5pm (UK Times) Online
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The ancient Egyptians ate bread and drank beer, right? Everyone knows that. But have you ever wondered what other dishes made up an ancient Egyptian menu? This course will answer that question. Building on archaeological, textual and iconographic evidence, as well as experimental work, the course will discuss the main types of food eaten by the ancient Egyptians from vegetables, legumes and grains, to various protein (including tortoise!) to expensive foodstuff that were the preserve of the elite like honey and imported nuts, oils and alcohol! The presentations will also include some short videos where the presenter cooks some recipes from the ancient world!
Dr Nicky Nielsen
Dr Nicky Nielsen is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. His PhD research focused on subsistence strategies at the isolated Ramesside fortress of Zawiyet Umm el-Rakham and he is currently in the process of publishing this research with Bloomsbury Academic.
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