Mmmm, Solidified Whitish Mass

Ancient Egypt: Cheese discovered in 3,200-year-old tomb

old cheese

A substance found by archaeologists working in an Ancient Egyptian tomb has proved to be one of the oldest cheeses ever discovered.

Several years ago, the team discovered broken jars in the tomb of Ptahmes, a high-ranking Egyptian official.

The archaeologists found a “solidified whitish mass” in one of the jars which they suspected was food but were unsure which kind.

Now a study has identified it as cheese, dating from 3,200 years ago.

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