From Ancient Egypt to the USA: the difference between rich and poor food

From Ancient Egypt to the USA: the difference between rich and poor food

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The project called "Power Hungry" was created by a pair of talented photographers Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin to show the infinitely big difference between the food of the richest and the poorest people around the world.

Initially, the photographers wanted to show the difference between the food of ancient rulers and the poor, but later noticed that in the modern world this problem has not lost its relevance. How the lords of the past and present ate in comparison with the poor strata of the population, you can compare further.

From Ancient Egypt to the USA: the difference between rich and poor food

Photographers Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin carefully recreated typical dinners of several civilizations of the past — and showed some civilizations of the present. It is generally believed that lack of food and death from starvation are the lot of the dense Middle Ages and the terrible Ancient world. But these photos show something else.

From Ancient Egypt to the USA: the difference between rich and poor food

Even in the prosperous USA, the difference between the diet of the rich and the poor (and one in six is below the poverty line here) is visible to the naked eye. First of all, you can notice the difference in the usefulness and calorie content of food, as well as in the huge amount of empty carbohydrates on the "poor table".

From Ancient Egypt to the USA: the difference between rich and poor food

How are things in modern Syria, where there has been a war going on for many years? The wife of President Assad adheres to a Middle Eastern diet, while Assad himself starves people, saying that he does not want to feed the rebels.

From Ancient Egypt to the USA: the difference between rich and poor food

In modern North Korea, more than 24 million people today do not know if they will be able to eat tomorrow, and more than a quarter of children suffer from chronic malnutrition.

From Ancient Egypt to the USA: the difference between rich and poor food

While the French gentlemen were eating fruits and confectionery, the laborers spent more than half of their earnings on food, of which they could only afford a piece of bread.

From Ancient Egypt to the USA: the difference between rich and poor food

In ancient Egypt, an agricultural civilization, the poor's meager lunch consisted mainly of bread and vegetables, while fruits and meat were the lot of wealthy citizens.

From Ancient Egypt to the USA: the difference between rich and poor food

Despite popular opinion, the ancient Romans did not arrange luxurious feasts. The rich ate vegetables and fruits, replacing meat with fish, the diet of the poor included bread, millet and other cereals.

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