Beirut designer Joumana Medlej created this poster called Baklawa & Halawa which features 42 pastries and desserts from Lebanon and the region. There is a English and Arabic version + you can download each desert illustration as an icon on his website.
Some archaeologists believe that the oldest existing illustration of a fictional work on paper is this drawing of Hercules fighting a lion: Known as the Heracles Papyrus, it was discovered under the desert sands outside the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus . The city was once the bustling regional capital of the 19th Upper Egyptian Nome. For a thousand years, residents dumped their garbage including this illustration, in the sands outside the city.