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cooked
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:18 am    Post subject: Chocolate Reply with quote

Hallo, I am actually a botanist and recently came upon a statement in a graduate's report: Chocolate was around 1500BC in Egypt! Anybody else caught up with this unlikely rumour? Any proof? Of course everyone knows that the Egyptians and the Mayas were in constant contact....
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Osiris II
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chocolate was not used in AE.
It was not seen in the Old World until it was brought there by the conquest of Mexico/South America.
It takes a big stretch of the imagination to think that the Maya and the AE were in contact.
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maatkara
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:18 am    Post subject: Re: Chocolate Reply with quote

cooked wrote:
Hallo, I am actually a botanist and recently came upon a statement in a graduate's report: Chocolate was around 1500BC in Egypt! Anybody else caught up with this unlikely rumour? Any proof? Of course everyone knows that the Egyptians and the Mayas were in constant contact....


Where did you find this "strange" infos?? Of course Mayas and Egyptian were NOT in touch!...
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tnrees
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is chocolate substitute made of carob. Did the ancient Egyptians make a substitute before they found the real thing?
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maatkara
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know they made a sort of wheat with carubs, but not that sort of chocolate you mean.... Wink
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Osiris II
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The carob trees fruit, called nedjem by the ancient Egyptians, was also used to brew an alcoholic beverage, but as Maatkaara says, it was not used as chocolate.
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Osiris II
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooooops!
Maatkaara = Maatkara

Sorry! Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eheh...it's ok!... Very Happy
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Princess Nefertiri
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The people who invented chocolate were Aztecs!
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Osiris II
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to this site, both the Aztec and the Maya started the use of chocolate:
http://www.fieldmuseum.org/Chocolate/history.html
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Princess Nefertiri
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I don't know I watched it on NGC and they said that Aztecs invented chocolate!
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