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Cup containing food remains

Along with an abundant consumption of grains, the diet of the time also featured several varieties of salad greens, including lettuce, and cucurbits such as pumpkins, melons and watermelons. An important source of protein and calories was provided by pulses such as broad beans, chickpeas and lentils. Olives, which originated in the Levant, were consumed fresh. They were only rarely used to produce oil, which was primarily obtained from flaxseeds or sesame seeds.

S. 8345
Baked clay, organic remains
8.5 x 21.3 cm
1425–1353 BCE
New Kingdom
Eighteenth Dynasty
Amenhotep II / Tuthmosis IV / Amenhotep III
Deir el Medina / tomb of Kha (TT8)
Schiaparelli excavations (1906)
Sala 07 Vetrina 09
  • Schiaparelli, Ernesto, La tomba intatta dell'architetto Kha nella Necropli di Tebe, Relazione sui lavori della Missione archeologica Italiana in Egitto (1903-1920) II, Torino 1927, fig. 143, 2
    Tipo=Opere biblioteca SottoTipo=Monografia o Opere Autore=Schiaparelli, Ernesto Titolo=La tomba intatta dell'architetto Kha nella Necropli di Tebe Sottotiolo= In=Relazione sui lavori della Missione archeologica Italiana in Egitto (1903-1920) II Collana= Opera= Luogo=Torino Anno=1927 Menzionato= Illustrazione=fig. 143, 2
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