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Loaf of Bread

 

Date: 15th to 4th century BC

Place: Egypt

 

Photographed at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

 

For seven days you are to eat bread made without yeast. On the first day remove the yeast from your houses, for whoever eats anything with yeast in it from the first day through the seventh must be cut off from Israel. (Exodus 12:15)

 

 

Bowl with Bread

 

Date: 1070 – 715 BC

Place: Egypt

 

Photographed at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

 

 

 

Duck and Bread on Wicker Stand

 

Date: 1550 – 1070 BC

Place: Thebes, Egypt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England.

 

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Basket of Dom Palm Fruit

 

Date: 15th – 4th century BC

Place: Egypt

 

Photographed at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

 

 

Bowl with Figs

 

Date: 1539 – 1075 BC.

Place: Egypt

 

Photographed at the M. C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

 

When they reached the Valley of Eshkol,[a] they cut off a branch bearing a single cluster of grapes. Two of them carried it on a pole between them, along with some pomegranates and figs. (Numbers 13:23)

 

 

 

 

Bowl with Jujubes

 

Date: 1539 – 1075 BC.

Place: Egypt

 

Photographed at the M. C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

 

 

 

Emmer Wheat

 

Date:  Unknown

Place: Grave of Ani,  Gebelein, Egypt

 

Photographed at the Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany.

 

“Celebrate the Festival of Weeks with the firstfruits of the wheat harvest, and the Festival of Ingathering at the turn of the year. (Exodus 34:22)

 

 

 

 

Almonds

 

Date:  Unknown

Place: Thebes, Egypt

 

Photographed at the Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany.

 

The next day Moses entered the tent and saw that Aaron’s staff, which represented the tribe of Levi, had not only sprouted but had budded, blossomed and produced almonds. (Numbers 17:8)

 

Persea Fruits, Seeds, Seeds of the Acacia, Ears of Grain

 

Date: Unknown

Place: West Thebes, Egypt (1 & 2) , Gurna, Egypt (3)

 

Photographed at the Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany.

 

 

 

Flaxseed Capsules

 

Date:746 – 332 BC.

Place:  Abusir el-Meleq, Egypt

 

Photographed at the Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany.

 

Dates and Argun Palm Nuts

 

Date: Unknown

Place: West Thebes, Egypt

 

Photographed at the Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany.

 

 

Seeds of Castor-Oil Plant, Figs, Seeds of Zizyphus Spina-Christi, Dom Palm Nuts

 

Date: Unknown

Place: Thebes West, Egypt (1 & 2), Abusir, Egypt (3)Deir el-Medina, Egypt (4)

 

Photographed at the Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany.

 

 

 

Pomegranates in a Basket

 

Date: 2170 – 2025 BC.

Place: Saqqara, Egypt

 

Photographed at the Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany.

 

Your plants are an orchard of pomegranates with choice fruits,    with henna and nard, … (Song of Songs 4:13)

 

 

 

Charred Remains of Grapes, Chickpeas,  a Pomegranate and Figs (from left to right)

 

Date: Unknown

Place: Jericho

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England.