Friday, January 20, 2012

Food in ancient Egypt

The ancient Egyptians were known for their skills of producing food and for their healthy cuisines, bread and beer were the main staples of the ancient Egyptian diet. They were made from the two major cereals cultivated in Dynastic Egypt, emmer wheat (Triticum dicoccum) and six-row barley (Hordeum vulgare subsp. Hexastichum). Tomb scenes of baking and brewing are known, as are three-dimensional models of these activities.