A New Discovery Just Unearthed Ancient Egyptian Cheese In Saqqara


The sixth season of the Egyptian archaeological mission’s excavations in the Saqqara antiquities area started their work on Saturday, and they found a set of clay containers exhibiting demotic lines, aka ancient Egyptian writing. But that’s not all they found, they also found something literally nobody asked for.

A number of moulds of white cheese were discovered inside these containers

The cheese container most likely originate from the late period of the 26th and 27th dynasties. Ew.

But fascinatingly enough, the modern “halloumi” cheese we eat today refers to the white cheese that was originally called “haram” in ancient Egypt, before the name of it evolved during the Coptic era.


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