Ancient Lives Project: Decypher Papyri In the Comfort of Your Own Home!

In 1896 a dig began at the site of Oxrhnchus, ‘City of the Sharp-Nosed Fish.” What had been garbage dumps began to yield papyri of all kinds- books, poetry, contracts, letters, and wills. When the digging ceased, 500,000 fragments of … Continue reading

DIY Ausir Mystery – the Bast side-project # 2

The Ausir Misteries – The exciting Bast conclusion! You might remember from the last entry that we made an Osiris Bed, with lush green wheat grass. The miracle of life from “dead” wheat grain. Now it’s time to offer it! … Continue reading

DIY Ausir Mystery – the Bast side-project # 1

The Ausir Mysteries – Bast Side Project Begins! Remember a few posts ago, when I had deliberately made a few more sprouts? What happened to them? A shallow pot, and some potting soil. I had a spare bonsai pot sitting … Continue reading

DIY Ausir Mystery (Bast too!) Part 6

Ausir Mysteries – The Final Chapter? The Offering Bread is Baked! At last! Here’s the loaf. The top sunk a tiny bit, an indication that there was too much liquid, but at least it didn’t collapse. That’s a common problem … Continue reading

DIY Ausir Mystery (Bast too!) Part 5

Ausir Mysteries – Sometimes You Need Some Dough! Again, the jar is full of sprouts. You can see the green grassy leaves. We take a few. I’m going to take a few of the sprouts to put in a whole … Continue reading

DIY Ausir Mystery (Bast too!) Part 3

Ausir Mysteries – The Two Sprouts Day three. Way, way too many sprouts. It’s aliiiiive! As you can see, our little pile of wheat has grown. You  can also see the roots, even at this distance. You can clearly see … Continue reading

DIY Ausir Mystery (Bast too!) Part 2

Ausir Mysteries – The Saga Continues… Twelve to twenty-four hours later we pour out the water and take a look at our wheat. Kamut Grains, with rootlets! The grains are starting to get tiny rootlets- the little white protuberances at … Continue reading

DIY Ausir Mystery (Bast too!) Part 1

Osiris, Ausir, Wesir…. The Green Guy  For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, our planting season isn’t in synch with the calendar of ancient Egypt. By the time November rolls around it’s way too late to plant anything. And … Continue reading