Remains of a 2,600-year-old Mediterranean cheese found in Egypt

The authorities of Egypt announced a new discovery at the archaeological site of Saqqara, but this time it is not mummies or sculptures or passageways, but traces of halloumi cheese.

Mustafa Waziri, who heads the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egyptexplained that the archaeologists of the African country had found some ceramic vessels decorated with inscriptions that contained molds to produce this type of cheese that is made, in a traditional way, with a mixture of goat and sheep milk.

Halloumi cheese is typical of the island of Cyprus and is consumed to this day.

According to the researchers’ preliminary analysis, as these inscriptions were written in demotic language, which was used in the last stage of the Old Egyptthe vessels would date from the times of the XXVI and XXVII dynasties (which reigned in this territory between the years 664 and 404 BC).

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