In 1085 B.C.E., Egyptians traded lentils for the prized cedars of Lebanon. During Graeco-Roman times, the Egyptians offered lentils to Harpocrates.
This wonderful food was also eaten by the Sumerians.
The Roman naturalist Pliny prescribed lentil soup for creating an even temper.
Lentil soup is a warm, nourishing staple of many diets around the world. Eat it for peace. The Romans believed that lentils hindered sleep, so
it might be better to eat them at midday.