I Could Be Worse

When I read this headline, “4,500-year-old food items found in cupboard in Bristol”, with the remark “And you think I’m bad!” to my wife she quipped “It sounds like your mom’s cupboard.”

The actual cupboard in question is a university cupboard and the article is minorly interesting:

Researchers from the University of Bristol pulled a wooden box down from the top of a cupboard in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology and found it was filled with ancient pottery, seeds and animals bones.

The goods were marked with words such as ‘predynastic’, ‘sargonid’ and ‘Royal Tombs’ written on index cards.

The team’s investigation revealed that these were the remains of food offerings from a royal tomb at least 4,500 years old.

It is believed the remains were collected during famous excavations by Sir Leonard Wolley in the site of Ur in southern Iraq during the 1920s and 1930s, but staff had no idea the rare items were being stored at the university.

No mention of what was on the menu. I would think that would be worth researching.

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    So it seems your work schedule is changing shape from what you expected.

  • I just finished writing yet another project proposal (the largest yet) and I’m taking a breather long enough for me to put some finishing touches on posts I’d drafted earlier and make a few comments.

    If this proposal gets accepted, I’ll be busy for most of the next year managing the teams who are doing the work.

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    Yes, but the changes in the timing are suggestive of a new rhythm to your work.

    I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s posting.

  • Ah. Between lack of appetite after my husband’s death, and moving, I found myself hauling garbage bags of things out of the pantry, cupboards and refrigerator.

    Oh, and the upright freezer went out while I was working nights. Yechh.

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