Living in #STYLE @neTIME .... wasn't quite so different to ours after all ... looking back to #ancient #Egypt , #Rome and #Greece .... #EconomyAndTrade . The #AncientEgyptians were wonderful traders. They traded #gold , #papyrus , #linen , and #grain for #CedarWood , #ebony , #copper , #iron , #ivory , and #LapisLazuli (a lovely blue gem stone.) #Ships sailed up and down the #NileRiver , bringing goods to various ports.
Species of ebony include Diospyros ebenum (Ceylon ebony), native to southern India and Sri Lanka; Diospyros crassiflora (Gabon ebony), native to western Africa; and Diospyros celebica (Makassar ebony), native to Indonesia and prized for its luxuriant, multi-coloured wood grain.
Ebony – Wikipedia
Ebony was a special wood which was greatly valued by the ancient Egyptians. Ebony trees grew in places south of Egypt and were brought into Egypt through tribute and trade. The ancient Egyptians used ebony to make special furniture such as chairs, boxes, and couches for the pharaoh.
The box - made from cedar, ebony, ivory and gold - was made during the reign of Pharaoh Amenhotep II, who ruled ancient Egypt during the 18th dynasty, ... Africa - ebony and ivory
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