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4,500-Year-Old Food Items Found in Cupboard in Bristol

Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

- 1430 days ago -
University staff expecting to find nothing more than dustballs during a departmental cupboard clean out stumbled on royal food items from the Mesopotamian city of Ur in southern Iraq.

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Barbara T (431)
Monday June 23, 2014, 5:00 pm
Now THAT'S sloppy housekeeping!

No-one has any idea how those items came to be there....
no-one at Bristol apparently had known connections with those who excavated and wrote up those items...

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 5:17 am
Interesting.... But the final question "If anyone can shed light on this mystery, we would love to hear from them." is fascinating. It would mean that they are 4,520 years old!

Erika M (0)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 7:42 am
John, I think they meant how the box got left at the back of a shelf.

Valerie H (133)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 8:55 am
*** ABOVE ====SPAMMER===== called: ERYXN MORVCE reported to authorities for unauthorised use of this site !!!!!!!!

Panchali Yapa (26)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 12:00 pm
Thank you

Jamie C (282)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 1:39 pm

Jamie C (282)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 1:42 pm
I wonder how many other things archeologist have tucked away in basements on shelves.

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 1:53 pm
Interesting, thanks for sharing.

Eternal Gardener (745)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 3:43 pm
Now that is an unexpected treasure! Astonishing they didn't archive this.

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 4:27 pm
Thank you for the article.

Sheri Schongold (7)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 5:31 pm
Thank you for the information. It is interesting.

Kathleen M (224)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 8:30 pm
Noted. Thx, Marty. Wicked cool information despite very sloppy housekeeping. Wish the use of the BCE/CE designation was more tired of the BC/AD bullying!

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 8:44 pm
Very mysterious and fascinating. No takeout back then either, no GMO, pesticides or fast foods.

Debra G (0)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 11:09 pm
Headline made me think there were old Twinkies found. This is way better.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Tuesday June 24, 2014, 11:16 pm
Fascinating! Thank you Marty.

Winn A (179)
Wednesday June 25, 2014, 6:42 am
Thanks, interesting . . . .

Aileen P (40)
Thursday June 26, 2014, 4:35 am
Thank you.

Charlene Rush (79)
Thursday June 26, 2014, 8:03 pm
This in quite interesting information.
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