In Egypt discovered the cheese is aged more than 3 thousand years
Archaeologists discovered in the area of Saqqara near Cairo one of the most ancient cheeses in the world. It is older than 3.2 thousand years.
According to the Egyptian newspaper “Youm7”, the cheese was made from cow, goat and sheep milk.
Found a artifact, scientists from the Italian University of Catania and specialists from Cairo University during the research one of the tombs.
Analysis of the residue of the cheese produced in 1290-1213 years before our era, found that cheese contain bacteria that could cause disease, known in Egypt as “Mediterranean fever”. This disease affected people and livestock.
In the archaeological complex of Sakkara is the oldest ancient Egyptian cemetery. One of the most famous monuments is the step pyramid of Djoser.
On 19 July it was reported that Egyptian experts revealed found in Alexandria mysterious black sarcophagus in the age of more than 2 thousand years. Engineers depressurized the cap and raised it 5 cm, pre-evacuating observe the process due to the possible evaporation of poisonous gases.