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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:18 am 
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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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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:28 am 
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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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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:18 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:44 am 
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There is chocolate substitute made of carob. Did the ancient Egyptians make a substitute before they found the real thing?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:05 am 
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I know they made a sort of wheat with carubs, but not that sort of chocolate you mean.... :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:40 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:42 pm 
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Ooooops!
Maatkaara = Maatkara

Sorry! :oops:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:48 pm 
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eheh...it's ok!... :D


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 4:03 am 
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The people who invented chocolate were Aztecs!


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 6:46 am 
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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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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 7:34 am 
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Well I don't know I watched it on NGC and they said that Aztecs invented chocolate!


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