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Egyptian 2,600-year-old mummy cheese is found at necropolis

The cheese was found during excavations at the Saqqara necropolis.

Montgomery’s cheddar cheese

(photo credit: JON SULLIVAN/PUBLIC DOMAIN/VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

Egyptian archaeologists uncovered blocks of white cheese that are over 2,600 years old, dating back to 664-525 BCE, Egypt’s National News reported on Monday.

The report cited the Egyptian Antiquities Ministry as saying that the archaeological mission found several clay receptacles containing the cheese decorated with Demotic script, an ancient Egyptian writing form.

The mission also found other containers that are set to be opened soon.