Yes, great coin both for itself and as evidence. If not eggs (which might explode in dry heat: never put a whole egg
in a microwave oven), then those unbaked 'cakes' which Steve Minnoch mentioned in #29 above. I think that is the answer. The All-Souls Day cakes that Orthodox take to cemeteries are made of just the same recipe as the ancient Egyptians fed to their snakes. That is, I think the ladies told me 'barley', and it looks like barley, but is in any case whole grain, not like wheat, soaked in honey and milk. That kind of continuity has, of course, fascinated many generations of classicists and anthropologists. The likelihood of modern, urban Athenians coming up with that recipe without tradition seems slight. Those cakes are larger, and the family do 'help
' the souls consume them, but it isn't something you'd eat otherwise.
I am sure that no veterinarian would recommend them as a diet for pet snakes; it might be like feeding adult cats milk. Pat