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  • [from January 3, 2014] Giraffe Was on Menu in Pompeii Restaurants

    07/02/2015 8:13:32 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Discovery News ^ | January 3, 2014 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Giraffe was on the menu in Pompeii's standard restaurants, says a new research into a non-elite section of the ancient Roman city buried by Mount Vesuvius' eruption in 79 A.D. The study, which will be presented on Jan. 4 at the Archaeological Institute of America and American Philological Association Joint Annual Meeting in Chicago, draws on a multi-year excavation in a forgotten area inside one of the busiest gates of Pompeii, the Porta Stabia. Steven Ellis, a University of Cincinnati associate professor of classics, said his team has spent more than a decade researching the life of the middle and...
  • Yes, they ate Locust. A Review of Some the Common Foods at the Time of Jesus

    07/17/2014 4:58:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 46 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | July 17, 2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Generally speaking, the Israelites of Christ’s time were frugal eaters. Frankly until about 100 years ago, frugality in eating was more imposed than chosen. The food was more scarce and less convenient than today. It’s availability was seasonable, and all the elements needed to be made from scratch, including hauling in the water from wells etc.Bread was the essential, basic food. So basic was it that in Hebrew “to eat bread” and “to have a meal” in the same thing. Bread was treated with great respect and many rules existed to preserve that reverence. Any crumbs of over the size...
  • Diets of the middle and lower class in Pompeii revealed

    01/05/2014 7:13:21 AM PST · by Renfield · 18 replies
    Archaeology News Network ^ | 1-2-2014 | Dawn Fuller
    University of Cincinnati archaeologists are turning up discoveries in the famed Roman city of Pompeii that are wiping out the historic perceptions of how the Romans dined, with the rich enjoying delicacies such as flamingos and the poor scrounging for soup or gruel. Steven Ellis, a University of Cincinnati associate professor of classics, will present these discoveries on Jan. 4, at the joint annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and American Philological Association (APA) in Chicago. UC teams of archaeologists have spent more than a decade at two city blocks within a non-elite district in the Roman...
  • PA Police Operate in Israeli Town

    10/17/2011 12:40:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/10/11 | Maayana Miskin
    Palestinian Authority Arabs showed up at the Jewish village of Adei Ad on Monday to harvest olives olives from trees that were planted and nurtured by local Jewish farmers. The PA group was accompanied by PA police, who stood watch as the harvesters gathered Adei Ads produce. Residents of Adei Ad explained that the trees were planted years ago, and that PA Arabs recently filed a claim for ownership, arguing that an Arab family owns the land the trees were planted on. Local Jews say the claim of land ownership is false. The trees in question are located just...
  • You Cant Buy Olives in California

    10/14/2011 3:49:19 PM PDT · by FoxPro · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Friday, October 14, 2011 | Me
    I apologize for the vanity posting, but I am at the end of my rope on this. And that leads me to ask this question to the smartest people in the world, the people that read and post articles to the Free Republic website. You cant buy fresh "off the tree" olives anywhere, that I can find, in California. And they are everywhere. I was up in Napa and Sonoma Valley last week, and there are olive trees everywhere. We drove all over the place, to every produce stand we could find. Nobody sells uncured olives. The thing is, I...
  • Kucinich Sues Congressional Cafeteria for $150,000 Over Olive Pit in Sandwich

    01/26/2011 2:58:20 PM PST · by Baynative · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan 26, 2011 | Meredith Jessup
    <p>Congressman Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, claims he suffered permanent injuries after biting down on olive pit hidden in a sandwich he bought three years ago at a House of Representatives cafeteria. In return, the Ohio Democrat is suing the cafeteria for $150,000.</p>
  • Dennis Kucinich Sues House Cafeteria (bit into olive pit)

    01/26/2011 9:58:26 AM PST · by Baladas · 141 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | January 26, 2011 | Ryan Abbott
    WASHINGTON (CN) - Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich says he suffered permanent injuries from biting an olive pit hidden in the sandwich wrap he bought at a House of Representatives cafeteria. He demands $150,000. The former presidential hopeful sued Restaurant Associates, which operates the cafeteria in the Longworth Office Building, its parent company, Compass Group USA, and food suppliers Performance Food Group Co. and Foodbuy LLC. Kucinich seeks damages for negligence, in Superior Court.
  • Top food was olives in time of the ancient mariner

    08/15/2010 10:35:46 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 41 replies
    al-Reuters ^ | Thursday, August 12, 2010 | Michele Kambas (ed by Paul Casciato)
    A huge quantity of olive stones on an ancient shipwreck more than 2,000 years old has provided valuable insight into the diet of sailors in the ancient world, researchers in Cyprus said Thursday. The shipwreck, dating from around 400 B.C. and laden mainly with wine amphorae from the Aegean island of Chios and other north Aegean islands, was discovered deep under the sea off Cyprus's southern coast. Excavation on the site, which started in November 2007, has determined that the ship was a merchant vessel of the late classical period. "An interesting piece of evidence that gives us information on...
  • Olives and People, Past and Present

    09/09/2008 9:40:15 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies · 302+ views
    Archaeology ^ | Monday, September 5, 2008 | interview of Anagnostis Agelarakis
    Hippocrates uses olive oil-based ointments for all kinds of uses and for treating trauma, scratches, wounds, and concussions that are not too deeply penetrating; it was considered to have healing power. In essence, it does because it contains the vital antioxidants scalene, flavonoids, and polyphenols at a minimum. Also, it has Omega components such as Omega 9, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, and traces of Vitamin C. It has Vitamin E, as well, which is in itself an antioxidant, so it has the ability to enhance and repair components of our skin. It is very important for our skin; our skin...
  • Ingredients for Salad Dressing Found in 2,400-year-old Shipwreck

    11/10/2007 6:37:47 AM PST · by Daffynition · 66 replies · 239+ views
    LiveScience ^ | 08 November 2007 | Charles Q. Choi
    Genetic analysis has revealed the contents of an ancient shipwreck dating back to the era of the Roman Republic and Athenian Empire. The cargo was olive oil flavored with oregano. Beyond discovering ingredients for Italian salad dressing on the sea floor, such research could provide a wealth of insights concerning the everyday life of ancient seafaring civilizations that would otherwise be lost at sea. An international team of U.S. and Greek researchers investigated the remains of a 2,400-year-old shipwreck that lies 230 feet (70 meters) deep, roughly a half-mile (1 kilometer) off the coast of the Greek island of Chios...
  • FDA Warns Consumers About Potentially Contaminated Olives

    04/13/2007 5:23:42 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 1,205+ views
    FOXNews ^ | April 13, 2007
    FDA Warns Consumers About Potentially Contaminated Olives April 13, 2007 The Food and Drug Administration issued an alert Friday warning consumers that some canned and jarred imported olives may be contaminated with the bacteria that causes botulism, a potentially deadly illness. No cases have been reported, but the FDA issued an urgent recall of olives manufactured and imported by Charlie Brown di Rutigliano & Figli S.r.l, of Bari, Italy. The olives affected by the FDA recall are distributed and sold under the following brands: Borrelli, Bonta di Puglia, Cento, Corrado's, Dal Raccolto, Flora, Roland and Vantia, and have codes that...
  • Kfar Salem harvests olives: Settler harasser no-show [Leftist/Arab hysteria]

    11/01/2006 5:56:14 AM PST · by Alouette · 3 replies · 309+ views
    YNet ^ | Nov. 1, 2006 | Ali Waked
    Every year an anonymous settler would damage olive trees in Kfar Salem grove. Since they did not know his name, village called him Gideon. But this year, IDF is keeping the settlers away and harvest is underway In recent years the main concern of the farmers from the village of Salem near Nablus was a settler they christened as Gideon. They didn't know who he was, but every year he would come to the olive groves, wreak havoc on them and assault Palestinian farmers. Most of the harvesting on Tuesday was done inside the village as access to the grounds...
  • West Bank: Left activists shield olive harvest [PUKE!]

    10/20/2006 12:10:22 PM PDT · by Alouette · 8 replies · 449+ views
    YNet ^ | Oct. 20, 2006 | Eyal Ben
    Ynet joins group of leftist activists who took a few days off from work to act as human shields for Palestinians during olive gathering, as well as help out with the harvest As the olive harvest in the West Bank is at its peak, so is the fear of harassment by settlers. This week, Ynet joined a group of leftist activists who decided to take a few days off from work to act as human shields for Palestinians during olive gathering, as well as help out with the harvest. On our way to Farata, a village close to Nablus and...
  • Pope Opens Holy Week With Palm Sunday Mass

    04/09/2006 4:44:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 497+ views
    AP ^ | April 9, 2006 | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Benedict XVI blessed palm fronds and olive branches Sunday in the Vatican, opening a ritual-filled Holy Week that pilgrims in Jerusalem celebrated in a procession retracing Jesus' triumphant return to the holy city some 2,000 years ago.Wearing embroidered red vestments, Benedict processed through St. Peter's Square in Rome, which was lush with the palms and olive trees that are emblematic of the ceremony.The pope told tens of thousands of people gathered under a brilliant springtime sun that the olive branches were symbols of Christ's peace, the palms symbols of his martyrdom. Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the church's...
  • Settlers, hands off the olive trees [SSDD]

    12/27/2005 9:37:17 AM PST · by Alouette · 31 replies · 910+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec. 27, 2005 | David Forman
    There were a number of media reports last month about Jewish settlers in the northern West Bank cutting down hundreds of Palestinian olives trees. I believe these reports are true. In fact, it is almost impossible to keep track of how many times such heinous acts have been perpetrated against innocent Palestinian farmers. I recently joined a group from Rabbis for Human Rights on a mission to the South Hebron Hills. Our purpose was to aid farmers there who were cultivating their fields in preparation for the planting of olive trees. Olives represent 60 percent of Palestinian crops. We wanted...
  • Settlers destroy Palestinian olive trees [Happens Every Year This Time]

    11/27/2005 12:27:01 PM PST · by Alouette · 235 replies · 3,852+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 27, 2005
    NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters) - Jewish settlers cut down and uprooted hundreds of olive trees on Palestinian farms near the West Bank city of Nablus on Sunday, residents and Israeli police said. Settlers from the most radical enclaves in the occupied West Bank have often attacked farms since the start of a Palestinian uprising in 2000, in which settlers have often been targeted by militants. Settlers say that the land, which Palestinians want for a state, is theirs by biblical birthright. Residents of Salem said dozens of settlers from Elon Moreh chopped down hundreds of the town's olive trees, the...
  • Israelis Developing Alternatives To Arab Oil

    11/08/2005 4:32:03 PM PST · by FunkyChicken · 22 replies · 742+ views
    Arutz-7 News Service ^ | 8NOV05 | Ezra HaLevi
    Arutz Sheva News Service - http://www.IsraelNationalNews.com ------------------------------------------------ Tuesday, November 08, 2005, 6 Cheshvan 5766 4. ISRAELIS DEVELOPING ALTERNATIVES TO ARAB OIL By Ezra HaLevi An Israeli inventor and company are trying to use garbage and leftover olive pulp from olive-oil factories, respectively, to replace oil in providing fuel and electricity to the Jewish State. From one ton of garbage, half a ton of oil, 300 kg of gas or 150 kg of green coal, from which electricity is produced, can be extracted, according to inventor Dr. Sergei Rosenberg. Dr. Rosenberg spoke with Arutz-7 about the development of his invention that...
  • U.S. rebuffs olive growers' plea for relief from imports' impact

    01/10/2004 12:06:27 AM PST · by farmfriend · 22 replies · 263+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 9, 2004 | Michael Doyle
    <p>WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday turned thumbs down temporarily on the Central Valley olive growers who had hoped to pluck some federal aid.</p> <p>Though olive imports have increased, USDA officials said they couldn't yet conclude the increases "contributed importantly" to a decline in U.S. producer prices. Consequently, the domestic growers aren't eligible for a new form of aid designed to offset trade losses.</p>
  • In search of a recipe for Peace on Earth.. A Daunting Task for a simple Chef

    12/24/2003 12:08:17 PM PST · by carlo3b · 77 replies · 394+ views
    CookingWithCarlo.com ^ | Dec. 24 2003 | Carlo3b Dad, Chef, Author
    In search of a recipe for Peace on Earth ..A Daunting Task for a simple Chef..These are very unique times in our history as well as our personal lives. This holiday season is so special because we find ourselves once again focused on events in the some of the most sacred and holy places in human history. The news of the day finds monumental activity in the Middle east, Africa, Europe, Asia, the Americas and the Orient. Names and places, cities and towns in and around the milestones and birthplaces of the most important and holy of our bedrock religions...
  • Petitioners in 'Olive Tree' Episode Refuse Polygraph (Could Leftists be Liars?)

    11/09/2003 12:45:27 PM PST · by Alouette · 4 replies · 136+ views
    Police have requested that the left-wing Israelis and Arabs from the Samaria village of Inbus submit to lie-detector tests after an olive-tree expert brought in by the police concluded they may have manufactured the entire "olive tree saga" as a provocation. The police investigation into the cutting down of Arab-owned olive trees near the Jewish neighborhood of Mitzpe Yitzhar has taken a dramatic turn. The opinion of an expert from the Jewish National Fund brought in by the police is that the tree-cutter severed the upper branches in a way that avoids any serious damage to the actual...