Posts Tagged 'archeology'

World’s Oldest Cheese Found In Egyptian Tomb

According to Gizmodo –

Humans have been producing and consuming cheese for a very long time, as the recent discovery of 3,200-year-old cheese in an ancient Egyptian tomb attests. Delicious though this cheese may have been, it was also a potential source of disease.

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Think Your Wardrobe Is Dated? – Try On These 3000 Year Old Pants

3000yo-pantsSciencenews reports –

Two men whose remains were recently excavated from tombs in western China put their pants on one leg at a time, just like the rest of us. But these nomadic herders did so between 3,300 and 3,000 years ago, making their trousers the oldest known examples of this innovative apparel, a new study finds. With straight-fitting legs and a wide crotch, the ancient wool trousers resemble modern riding pants, says a team led by archaeologists Ulrike Beck and Mayke Wagner of the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin.

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Time To Clean Out The Refrigerator – 7 of the World’s Oldest Food Finds

moldyA post from Mental_floss presented some of the most unappealing food ever; edible archaeology would be more accurate. Now I don’t feel so bad about that cheese in the back of my fridge.

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Stone Age Porn Found In German Cave

According to Mail&Guardian Online –

Researchers in Germany have discovered Stone Age cave art in the country for the first time including carvings of nude women that may have been used in fertility rites, officials said on Wednesday. Zarges confirmed a report to appear in the weekly newspaper Die Zeit that the engravings were believed to be around 12 000 years old, which would make them the first Stone Age artwork ever found in Germany. “They include schematic depictions of women’s bodies and unidentifiable symbols, among other things,” she said. The ancient artists appear to have taken their inspiration for the erotic images from rock formations in the caves resembling breasts and penises and then carved the images in the walls of the cave, Zarges said.

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