Holidays 2017

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Author of the Miriam bat Isaac Mystery Series

Author of the Miriam bat Isaac Mystery Series

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Lyssa, second from the left, was held to be the spirit of rabies. Here she is depicted wearing a short hunting skirt and is crowned with a dog's head representing the madness of rabies.

The library of scrolls on the Orion

Flax grows wild in the region extending from Northern Africa to India and north to the Caucasus Mountains in Western Europe.

Fanciful image of the lighthouse on Pharos Island

Can a boy and girl make up a set of identical twins?

Fanciful image of the lighthouse on Pharos Island

The Abandoned Village on Pharos Island

Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s 1885 painting “A Reading of Homer”

Abyzou

Every story begins with an idea

Sixteenth Century Depiction of Maria Hebrea

A bloody handprint and spatters were used to solve a murder in Rome.

With a fanciful imagination, you can picture this mandrake root to be shaped like a human being.

With a fanciful imagination, you can picture this mandrake root to be shaped like a human being.

Enjoy this salad of dandelion greens topped with figs and walnuts.

Printed in Florence in 1478, this decorated first page of the main body of De Medicina features an illuminated “U”. Inside the U is a seated physician dressed in a pink robe and cap and holding aloft  a flask of urine.

One of hundreds of fast food establishments in Alexandria serving drinks and cold snacks such as figs, cheese, pastries, bread, and porridge

Pytheus of Tarsus

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"Moneychanger" by Pietro di Miniato,

 1412 © Sailko

A lecane, a terracotta (fired clay) covered dish.

According to legend, Thessalonike, the half-sister of Alexander the Great, turned into a mermaid.

The hetairai, the top-of-the-line prostitutes, were familiar with the world of men. They could read, write, recite verse, play musical instruments, and discuss politics and philosophy.

   A painting of Hygeia, the goddess of health,

by Gustav Klimt (1862—1918)

A sleep temple for healing dedicated to Asclepius, the Greek god of health and medicine.

Tarsus, along the Berdan River, is 12 miles from the Mediterranean Sea.

Spikes (ears) of domesticated

emmer wheat

The Remorse of Nero after the Murder of his Mother, a painting by John William Waterhouse (1878)

Dogfish Head makes Ta Henket, a beer on the lighter end of medium body with a slightly tart, funky yeast flavor

The Remorse of Nero after the Murder of his Mother, a painting by John William Waterhouse (1878)

First century Roman gold snake bracelet

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In Roman times, the beard was the mark of a slave.

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