Astonishment at the 2,600-year-old cheese pots discovered in the ancient Egyptian pharaohs’ tombs

Archaeologists discovered blocks of ancient cheese dating back around 2,600 years at the Saqqara necropolis in Egypt.

The cheese, which researchers identified as halloumi, was found inside pottery during a new round of excavations, according to Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

Researchers said the cheese dates back to the 26th or 27th Egyptian dynasty, between 688 and 525 BC.

Excavators uncovered several artifacts with Demotic script – the ancient Egyptian writing also seen on the Rosetta Stone. Other vessels were also discovered but are yet to be opened, the statement said.

Dr. Mustafa Waziri, the secretary general of the supreme council for archeology, said that Ancient Egyptians used to call the white cheese “haram,” which became known as “halloum” in Coptic times.

The cheese, made from a mixture of goat’s and sheep’s milk with a squeaky texture, came to be known as halloumi.

Cheese is believed to have long been a part of the Egyptian diet, with evidence of cheese-making dating back  5,000 years to Egypt’s first dynasty.

The Egyptian Antiquities Mission has been excavating the Saqqara necropolis since 2018. It contains ancient burial grounds of Egyptian royalty and pharaohs and the 4,700-year-old Step Pyramid of Djoser.

Previous excavations have found eight tombs, more than 100 sealed wooden coffins, and dozens of statues of gods, according to the ministry.

The site, a village in Giza about 15 miles south of Cairo, has Egypt’s oldest pyramid and one of its largest archeological sites.

Related Posts

The Mystery Of The Mυmmies Of Gυaпajυato… Sad Mexicaп History

Iп this world there are coυпtless straпge thiпgs, thiпgs that are difficυlt to υпderstaпd, aпd eveп thiпgs that caп пever be υпderstood, from iпjυstices, wars, UFO sightiпgs…

Unveiling the Erotic Services of Ancient Rome’s Brothels through Pompeii’s Wall Paintings from 2,000 Years Ago

RΑUNCHY services offered iп Romaп brothels more thaп 2,000 years ago have beeп revealed throυgh wall paiпtiпgs iп Pompeii. The ‘Lυpaпar of Pompeii’ featυres a пυmber of…

Archaeological Milestone Unveiled: 1,000-Year-Old Mummy Found Tied with Rope in Subterranean Tomb

An ancient мuммy has Ƅeen unearthed Ƅy archaeologists at Cajaмarquilla, Peru. The мuммy is Ƅelieʋed to Ƅe a thousand years old and was discoʋered in an underground…

The Αпcieпt Chimυ Cυltυre Created This Αmaziпg 1200-Year-Old Telephoпe

Αп aпcieпt society created this crυde form of the telephoпe over a thoυsaпd years ago. The item was foυпd at the Chaп Chaп rυiпs iп Perυ aпd…

In the Amazon jungle, a 9-mile-long wall with 12.500-year-old artwork has been revealed

One of the largest collections of prehistoric rock art in the world has been discovered in the Amazon rainforest. Acclaimed as the Sistine Chapel of the Ancients,…

Why Do Some Shipwreck Treasυres Disiпtegrate While Others Sυrvive?

Α pair of paпts from aп 1857 shipwreck sold at aυctioп for over $100,000, sheltered from oxygeп beпeath the waves. The way iп which a ship wrecks caп ofteп…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *