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.
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).
According to the authorities of Egypt, Along with these vessels, pots were also found that were kept sealed for all these centuries and that will soon be opened to see what they contain.since, until now, there are no suspicions about what is inside.
These findings are part of a series of important discoveries that have not stopped emerging from the sand of Saqqara since excavations began at this site in 2018. Every day, the Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism publishes news of the findings.
Some of the most important in recent months were remains that could belong to one of the four Sun temples of the Fifth Dynasty, which are known only from historical sources, but had not yet been found; hundreds of well-preserved sarcophagi and several tombs that, after being decorated 4,000 years ago, still retain their vivid colors.