The Mystery Drink Shedeh

The Mystery Drink Shedeh

The Mystery Drink Shedeh Unlocking the Mysteries of Shedeh: Ancient Egypt’s Enigmatic Drink Revealed For centuries, Shedeh, an ancient Egyptian beverage, shrouded itself in mystery, leaving scholars worldwide debating its origin. Was it a pomegranate wine or...
The First Golden Straw

The First Golden Straw

The First Golden Straw Interpreting Gold and Silver Tubes in Maikop Kurgan In 1897, archaeologists excavated a burial mound known as the Maikop kurgan in southern Russia, unveiling a wealth of artifacts, including eight gold and silver tubes believed to be scepters or...
Kottabos

Kottabos

Kottabos A Fascinating Ancient Greek Drinking Game Kottabos, an ancient Greek drinking game popular in Athens and southern Italy during the 6th to 4th centuries BCE, involved skillfully throwing wine towards a target. Played at symposiums, it used a metal pole, plate,...
Cleopatra’s Pearls

Cleopatra’s Pearls

Cleopatra’s Pearls Gin & Ingenious Invention in 18th Century London Cleopatra’s pearl, a fascinating and legendary tale from antiquity, is associated with the opulent and extravagant life of Cleopatra VII, the last queen of ancient Egypt. The story is...
Maria Prophetissa

Maria Prophetissa

Maria Prophetissa Distillation Pioneer and Enduring Influence on Chemistry Maria Prophetessa, a prominent figure in alchemy during the 1st to 3rd century A.D. in Alexandria, Egypt, left an indelible mark on the field, particularly in distillation. Credited with...