Force-fed Kestrels in Ancient Egypt?

Earlier this month researchers from the American University in Cairo, Stellenbosch University and the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies announced the results of an autopsy of a bird, mummified as part of a votive offering to the Gods. Although most such birds were gutted before being buried this particular specimen still had its stomach and... Continue Reading →

American Drugs in Ancient Egyptian Mummies?

It seems safe to say that as long as there have been humans on planet Earth they have been using psychoactive substances. Today most people use at least one kind of drug every day, be it medicinal, illegal, caffeine, nicotine or the all time favourite - alcohol. In fact the use of drugs by ancient... Continue Reading →

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