Volume 5 (2022)

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Papers presented at the third international conference of the Hellenic Institute of Egyptology

Women and Plants in Ancient Egypt

Norris, Pauline


Many tomb paintings, particularly of the Middle and New Kingdoms, depict the frequent and close interaction of women with plants and flowers of many species. This research first examines some lesser–known examples of women utilising plants other than for cloth making and food preparation and then suggests a contribution that women may have made to plant selection and breeding very early in the context of the ancient Egyptian civilisation.


Norris, P. 2022. «Women and Plants in Ancient Egypt», JHIE 5: 107–116



Language: en

Submitted on 2022-03-15; accepted on 2022-11-10


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