Honey in Egypt
Honey was an important staple in Ancient Egypt, a civilization that was relatively advanced in the fields of mathematics, medicine, architecture, and astronomy. Many wall paintings portray honey and various artifacts from the period describe or make references to honey. The Ebers Papyrus, a medical document written 1,550 years before Christ, contains 147 recipes that call for honey. Like other civilizations, Ancient Egypt used honey as both a sweetener and a medicinal remedy.