Egypt finds white cheese inside ancient pottery

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The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced the resumption of excavation work in the Saqqara antiquities area, for the sixth consecutive season.

A team of Egyptian archaeologists headed by Mostafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Egyptian Antiquities, resumed their work in the Saqqara region, where the team found a group of Pottery vessels have inscriptions in the ancient Egyptian language in the form of demotic scripts.

Waziri said that inside these pots a group of moulds of white cheese was found, which is likely to date back to the late period in the time period of the 26th and 27th dynasties. He pointed out that the ancient Egyptians called white cheese “Haram”, which during Coptic times changed to the word “Halloum” and is now known as “Halloum cheese.”

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He pointed out that there is still another set of pots that are still completely closed, and the mission will open them during the next few period to find out what secrets they contain inside.



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Bahrain News Agency

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