- from Archaeology
People say, “You are what you eat.” That’s often true in archaeology. How and what a people ate shows how healthy and wealthy they were. Food-related items like seeds, animal bones, campfires, and cooking tools all tell a story.
The royal tombs of ancient Egypt were filled with the richest foods. Egyptians believed that the dead needed food in the afterlife. The land in Egypt was very fertile. Their tombs reveal that most people there ate well. Royalty ate very, very well.
Food-related objects aren’t the only clues to past lives. Three other sayings also apply: You are what you wear. You are what you own. You are what you live in. Do you agree? Look at what you eat, own, wear, and live in. If you were frozen in time, what could archaeologists of the twenty-third century learn about you? What wrong ideas might they get from studying your “artifacts”?