Wednesday, April 26, 2006

3200 year old kitchen discovered (Prensa Latina)
"A discovery by a group of French and Egyptian archeologists Tuesday revealed that Egyptians enjoyed a public cooking service 3,200 years ago. The traces of that ancient civilization were found in the city of Luxor, where Egyptians prepared meals for workers of the Pharaoh tombs, and where remains of a school for workers' children, a butcher and vegetable stores. Expert Sabri Abdelaziz confirmed they served the workers bread, meat and vegetables. According to Culture Minister Faruq Hosni, the kitchens were built in western Luxor, near the 'Rameseum', funerary temple erected in honor of Pharaoh Ramses II (1304-1237 BCE). During his reign, Ramses II enlarged the empire's power and reached his most overwhelming success with the war against the Hittites, a people settled in Anatolia, current Turkey. The funerary temple in honor to this pharaoh contains hieroglyphics referring to his wife Nefereti, battles and successes."

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