Knossos tablet KN 421 K m 12, delivery of coriander:
Well, I dare say those Minoans at Knossos and Mycenaeans certainly knew wonderful spices when they saw them. Coriander is one of the most delicious spices there are. It is fantastic on salads. I wonder what sort of dishes they served coriander with. Notice that this tablet deals with delivery of coriander (to market). They did a lot of that. Folks must have gathered in the open air markets at Knossos and Amnisos, its fabulous port, and bought the stuff by the bagfulls!
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I am intrigued by your translation “5 grams of coriander”. I was not aware they possessed such a precision measurement tool for weight, based on grams. I just assumed they would have been counting them by “batches” or something. Thank you for the information. Is there a site I can go to learn more about their mathematical concepts, weights and so on?
Thank you so much.
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