loaf of carbonized bread It apparently was baking in a oven when the super-heated waves of poisonous gas swept down from Vesuvius and across the homes and business of Pompeii. Carbonized and left buried in the oven for more than 1500 years, it’s a remarkable object from the past, both for its “everyday-ness” and the fact that it even survived the centuries.
Restoring Women to Cultural Memory. Overview of women's history, the omissions and distortions that skip the crucial female spheres of power and achievement. Excerpt from Women's Power dvd by Max Dashu of the Suppressed Histories Archives. See www.suppressedhistories.net/womenspowerdvd.html
A team from the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology excavating the ancient site of Abu Rawash 15 miles northwest of Cairo has unearthed the remains of a solar boat dating to the reign of the First Dynasty pharaoh Den (ca. 2975–2935 B.C.). The boat is nearly intact, composed of 11 planks of local wood 20 feet long and five feet wide. The wood is in good condition, thanks to the preservation power of the dry desert environment.