File NEWB3/16 - Notebook 30 on the olive

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Notebook 30 on the olive


  • c.1921 - c.1937 (Creation)

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3 cm, 1 notebook

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(23 April 1869 - 7 August 1949)

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Notebook numbered by Newberry 'NB 30'. This has been covered by a label by John Harris 'PEN/G.XIII/N.A - Miscellaneous notes, references and photographs'. There is an index at the front of the notebook.

Contains notes mostly relating to the olive and olive tree. Including notes on: types of oil, composite hieroglyphs with T14 (throw stick); the olive-land; bibliographic references to the location of olive trees; climate and environmental conditions in parts of Egypt and suitability for olive trees including Marmarica and Cyrenaica; use of olive wood for clubs; different names for olive; presses used to extract oil; remains of the olive from ancient Egypt; hieroglyph for a handmill, products of Tehenu-land; the translation of thnw and thnt.

Also includes notes relating to: the pomegranate, Maqui flora, Min emblem, variations of the composite hieroglyph representing Lower Egypt, and the cedar tree. As well as a newspaper cutting on Agriculture in Mariut and Siwa, 21 October 1932, notes by Hermann Grapow in German on the olive tree, and letter from Joachim Spiegel also in German.

Some notes have been crossed out and pages cut out.

End of the notebook contains several photographs with handwritten captions including of: olive branches discovered in tombs; olive trees; olive presses; collecting labdanum. Also includes cutting and tracing of olives on a branch.

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Newberry, Percy, Ta-Tehenu "Olive Land" in Ancient Egypt, pp.97-100, 1915 (OEB 146406)

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Newberry, Percy, 'On some African species of the genus Olea and the original home of the cultivated Olive tree', in Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Session 150, 1937-8, Pt. I, 31 December I937, 3-13 with pl. i. (OEB 146386)

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