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37 A B C Fig. 10. Plant exploration. A. An epistle in which the Egyptian scribe Sinuhe penned the following description about Yaa, the name for Israel (ca 2000 BCE ). It was a goodly land called Yaa. Figs were in it and grapes, and is wine was more abundant than its water. Plentiful was its honey, many were its olives; all manner of fruits were upon it trees. Source: Goor and Nurock, 1968, p. 2. B. Ships of Queen Hatshepsut’s fleet lading at Punt (northeastern coast of Africa) with exotic merchandise for Egypt. From a temple at Deir el-Bahri, Egypts, ca. 1500
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Unformatted text preview: BCE . Note the tame baboons, the marine character of the fishes depicted, and the carriage and storage of growing incense plants. Source: Singer et al., 1954, Fig. 32. C. An early botanical collection. Strange plants and seeds brought back from Syria by Thothmes II, as they were carved on the walls of the temple of Karnak, Egypt, ca. 1450 BCE . Source: Singer et al., 1954, Fig. 32. Fig. 11. Oasis at El Tor, Sinai peninsular. Source: J. Janick, photo....
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