World's oldest cheese discovered in 3,200 year-old Egyptian tomb

THE world's oldest cheese has been found in a 3,200 year-old Egyptian tomb. But anyone who eats the Brie-C snack could be cursed from beyond the grave by a deadly fever, according to archaeologists.

The very vintage cheese was buried alongside Ptahmes - Mayor of the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis - whose resting place was rediscovered in 2010 after being lost under the desert sand.

A few years later broken jars were found at the site with one containing a solidified whitish mass - that scientists have now discovered is cheese.

The Italian team carried out their analysis by dissolving a sample to purify the protein contents.

Then they used state-of-the-art scanning...
source: Express

2018-08-16 01:53
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