What the Camel FedEx Really Carried

Ancient Roman mosaic depicting a merchant leading a camel train. Bosra, Syria. Photo by Jadd Haidar – Own work by Stephen Abbott In Elijah’s time an elaborate network of roads connected the interior of Assyria to it’s nearby trading partners like Egypt. But big though the Assyrian empire was, it was bounded on the east by both … Read more

Pharaoh who?

Elijah’s father flashed a broad smile at the first man in line, the camel owner with the free advice. “Do you carry spices?” Elijah groaned at his father’s antique opener, but the man bit. “For the Nile market.” “The Nile, eh. Next week we celebrate the day we left the Nile.” “The Nile? When were … Read more