History of Horticulture

Egypt Ancient Egypt

Figure 30.

An epistle in which the Egyptian scribe Sinuhe penned the following description about Yaa, the name for Israel (ca 2000 BC). 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: Good and Nurock, 1968, p. 2.


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