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  • World’s Oldest Solid Cheese Found in 3,200-Year-Old Jar in Egypt

    08/19/2018 3:48:36 PM PDT · by ETL · 38 replies ^ | Aug 16, 2018 | News Staff / Source
    Ptahmes was Mayor of Memphis and high-ranking official under the Pharaohs Sethi I and Ramses II (1290-1213 BC) of the XIX dynasty. His tomb is located in the south of the Causeway of the Pharaoh Unas which yields a number of tombs dated to the New Kingdom. It was rediscovered in 2010 after a part of it was revealed in 1885 and lost under the sands at the end of the 19th century. During the 2013/2014 excavation season, Cairo University archeologists found broken jars at the site. One jar contained a solidified whitish mass, as well as canvas fabric that...
  • Oldest Cheese Ever Found in Egyptian Tomb

    08/16/2018 10:09:02 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | August 16, 2018 | Katherine J. Wu
    Last month, archaeologists cracked open a tomb excavated in Alexandria, Egypt, revealing three skeletons bathing in an crimson pool of sludgy sewage. In response, tens of thousands around the world immediately petitioned for the right to sip from the freshly uncorked casket of amontillado. (Spoiler: It hasn't worked out.) But fear not, coffin connoisseurs: There's a new artisanal artifact in town -- the world's oldest solid cheese, over 3,000 years in the making. The tomb of Ptahmes, mayor of Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt during the 13th century BC, contains quite the trove of treasures. First uncovered in 1885,...
  • Ancient mummies found buried with world's oldest cheese

    03/01/2014 3:15:21 AM PST · by Renfield · 30 replies
    L. A. Times ^ | 2-28-2014 | Jean Harris
    For some cheese lovers, the older and stinkier the cheese, the better. Well, what about a cheese that's been aging for 3,600 years? Yellow lumps, believed to be the world's oldest cheese, were found on mummies buried in the Taklamakan Desert in northwestern China. The cheese, which was found during archaeological excavations that took place between 2002 and 2004, dates to as early as 1615 BC. The cheese was found on the necks and chests of the mummies. The multiple layers of cowhide the mummies were buried in, and the dry, salty desert helped preserve the cheese....
  • Swiss Cheese Pervert' terrorizes Mayfair

    01/14/2014 3:38:52 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 44 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 01/13/2014 | VINNY VELLA,
    <p>As in cheese - the kind normally found sandwiched between corned beef and rye on a Reuben. But this particular man is using his dairy products to satisfy a different craving.</p> <p>The Mayfair Town Watch reported yesterday on its Facebook page that the "Swiss Cheese Pervert" has been terrorizing neighborhood women.</p>
  • Clay pot fragments reveal early start to cheese-making, a marker for civilization

    01/12/2013 5:52:13 AM PST · by Renfield · 21 replies ^ | 1-10-2013 | John Sullivan
    (—As a young archaeologist, Peter Bogucki based his groundbreaking theory on the development of Western civilization on the most ancient of human technology, pottery. But it took some of the most modern developments in biochemistry—and 30 years —finally to confirm he was right. While working as director of studies at one of Princeton University's residential colleges in the 1980s, Bogucki theorized that the development of cheese-making in Europe—a critical indicator of an agricultural revolution—occurred thousands of years earlier than scientists generally believed. His insight, based on a study of perforated potsherds that Bogucki helped recover from dig sites in Poland,...
  • BTTT!! Steady as she goes!! [FReepathon thread XIII]

    04/23/2012 11:59:26 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 719 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 23, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Howdy everyone!! We are making slow but steady headway with our FReepathon. Let's keep 'er going!! Please keep those donations coming in folks. No matter who gets the nomination, or who gets elected, we're going to need FR more than ever to hold their feet to the fire!! Thank you all very much for your continuing support!! Please click the link above to donate via secure server or mail checks to: Free Republic, LLC - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794 Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!! We are the resistance!! Vote wisely. Vote STRAIGHT conservative. Put in...
  • Fromgirls fight back against drop in French cheese sales

    02/26/2010 10:37:39 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 21 replies · 707+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/26/2010 | Peter Allen in Paris
    Charles de Gaulle famously bemoaned the difficulties involved in running a country with 246 different types of cheese. But it seems world famous Gallic varieties including camembert, roquefort and brie are increasingly falling out of favour. Although the average Frenchman still eats almost a pound of cheese per week, making the country the second biggest consumer of the food in Europe after Greece, it is increasingly likely to be a processed foreign variety. New figures show raw-milk cheeses from rural France, which until the Second World War accounted for nearly all consumption, now make up just seven per cent of...
  • John Kerry ... sign Standard Form 180

    02/04/2005 5:46:05 AM PST · by bitt · 87 replies · 3,547+ views
    worldnetdaily ^ | 2/4/05 | Jerome Korsi
    On "Meet the Press" last Sunday, John Kerry admitted he had not been in Cambodia on Christmas in 1968, even though he said on the Senate floor that the memory had been "seared – seared in me." What Kerry told Tim Russert last Sunday was that he had been in Cambodia, but it was a different day, that he had "jumbled the two together, but we were five miles into Cambodia." Then he brought up his famous "CIA guy," insisting that he and his crew were five miles into Cambodia on a secret mission "with CIA agents – I believe...
  • Gastronomic heathen leave French cheese on the shelf

    04/25/2003 3:24:48 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 52 replies · 829+ views
    The Times ^ | April 26, 2003 | Charles Bremner
    SOME Americans may link France’s love of cheese with a propensity for surrender, but the European nation is being urged today to fight off hostile forces threatening the cherished product. In an exercise backed by celebrity chefs, farmers and guardians of the Gallic soul, the country is celebrating a National Cheese Day. The aim is to focus attention on the plight of the traditional pungent fromage as it loses out to processed, industrially made cheeses favoured by Americans and other gastronomic heathen. With an annual consumption of 4st (56lb or 25.4kg) of cheese per citizen, France remains the world leader,...
  • ‘Cheese-eating surrender-monkeys’ lose business due to US boycott

    02/13/2003 12:06:09 PM PST · by new cruelty · 140 replies · 1,545+ views ^ | 13/02/2003
    French online cheese boutique,, is receiving a raft of e-mails from irate US customers who may like the cheese, but take offence at France’s position on Iraq, in what seems to be the start of an unofficial boycott of French goods, according to a report from Reuters. While American lawmakers are drafting legislation to impose sanctions on French water and wine because of the country’s demand that a case for war against Iraq has yet to be made, and her hawkish columnists are calling France a nation of ‘cheese-eating surrender-monkeys,’ Main Street, USA has stopped ordering French cheese online....
  • French to join war on Iraq

    01/30/2003 9:26:07 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 44 replies · 3,010+ views
    Clinton News Network | 30 Jan 03 | John Smith
    Paris - In a stunning reversal of policy, French President Jacques Chirac announced today that the French government will be supporting the War on Terror after all. Five hundred soldiers from the elite L’Abandonnement du Field d’Honneur Battalion (French Surrender Battalion) of the Legion Etrangere (Foreign Legion) are in the process of shipping out to Iraq where they will assist the elite Iraqi Republican Guards in their inevitable surrender to the overwhelming might of the American Armed Forces. “Eet ees important to be haughty and insufferable when surrendering,” said Colonel Philippe de Peepee, the Commanding Officer of the Surrender Battalion,...
  • Since I haven't contributed

    09/11/2002 10:35:40 AM PDT · by 2timothy3.16 · 627 replies · 3,315+ views
    9-11-2002 | self
    Since I am approaching my one year anniversary of being a "freeper" and since I have never contributed a dime to FR, jim or the republican party, I am going to beat the powers to be at FR and voluntarily leave, rather than have them come up with one of the cock and bull stories to ban me. Been fun,Bye