The slow return to normal now requires a new and paid project assistant. A meeting will be held on 7th May to discuss all post covid precautions necessary. While you wait for the project to resurface from hibernation , here is an extract of bread history that was in the Art Exhibition. It is taken from the book BREAD, a global history by William Rubel. "Many archaeologists consider Uruk to be the world's first city. It was built around a temple complex and may have had a population of 30,000. It was a bread-based city. The temple organized irrigation and farming, managed labourers, took in all the grain grown and redistributed it to all the populations it controlled. The primary grain of Uruk was barley, which did better than wheat in Uruk's saline soils. The culture of Uruk supported writing. Ans so, along with the urbanisation that bread made possible, the history of bread within the compass of history as defined by the written word begins there too. What we learn from the literature of Uruk is that bread was at the centre of their concept of civilization. In the oldest surviving story, Epic of Gilgamesh, what lifts Enkidu from the level of beast to that of a civilized man is eating bread and getting drunk.