Lydia Wilson is a contributing editor at Newlines. She is also a research fellow at the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict at the University of Oxford and a senior fellow at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, Graduate Center, City University New York. She is an editor for the Cambridge Literary Review and the presenter of BBC series “The Secret History of Writing.”
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Food, especially in a country so famous for its cuisine, is not just about nutrition; it is also about culture. What do you do when you can’t afford the food? You stop inviting people, apart from the ones you don’t feel embarrassed in front of when you can only serve coffee.
A small sphinx in the Sinai’s Temple of Hathor had carried a riddle for millennia. In solving it, archaeologists discovered how turquoise miners from the East had replaced hieroglyphs with letters and invented the alphabet.