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In one of the swamps of the Irish county of Meath in the east of the country local archaeologists have found a strange object, which is large asymmetric ivory ellipsoid. It could be to think that this is a real dragon egg. Experts have extracted a mysterious find from the water and was surprised to find that a huge piece of butter, preserved in excellent condition to this day from the time of Christ.
The weight of a coma is almost ten kilograms, and its age scientists estimate a little over two thousand years. It is reported that the product is very likely to be eatable, while its palatability is certainly impeccable due to its long preservation in peat deposits of the swamp. Equally valuable, for example, would become after such prolonged storage of honey. However, there are nobody gathers ancient oil – not so much because of fear poison, how much because of its highest historical value.
Archaeological find has already been handed over to the National Museum Ireland. The curator of the institution, Andy Alpin, says that butter was found in the Drakerat region which located at the time on the border of the three Celtic kingdoms. IN those times swamps were inaccessible territories and were considered mysterious supernatural places because there, according to the ancient inhabitants of Ireland, lived numerous spirits and fabulous creation.
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What a pity that the oldest oil can not be tasted
According to Alpin, sometimes the Celts hid in reserve oil clods in swamps to save some provisions from raids, but in this case it’s probably a sacrifice to the gods or perfumes because the product has not been placed in the skin of an animal or a wooden basket, that is, they did not want to save it specially. IN other parts of modern ireland from the marshes from time to time they get oil in such “packages”, however, its age, as usually always less than two millennia.
National Museum of Ireland staff say oil has a pronounced aroma similar to the smell of sharp cheese, and thick loose consistency. Scientists wholly admitting edibility oils are convinced that this one hundred percent natural product does not go no comparison with modern indistinguishable from margarine oils, however, as mentioned above, the find will remain museum exhibit and will not be tasted by anyone.
Interestingly, in 2014, the popular Irish chef Kevin Thornton managed to get another sample of oil from the swamp about a thousand years old. The culinary specialist used it in cooking. several dishes and finally came to the conclusion that a product with such high taste would not disappoint a single billionaire or modern monarch. Can you imagine what obviously delicious two thousandth butter excerpts!