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I Would Rather Be Herod’s Pig: The History of a Taboo

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Ancient Mesopotamians and Egyptians ate plenty of pork... so how exactly did pigs become so reviled in the cultures of the Book? Hint: poor people ate pork.

I though trichinosis was why pigs were reviled. Disease bad. 

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