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Remains of world’s oldest bread, baked 14,400 years ago, found in Jordan

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Archeologists have discovered the burnt remains of a flatbread baked 14,400 years ago, more than 4,000 years before the advent of agriculture. The findings, excavated in northeastern Jordan’s Black Desert, reveal the oldest direct evidence of bread. Twenty four bread-like discoveries were found at two fireplaces in a Natufian hunter-gatherer site known as Shubayqa 1. “The presence of hundreds of… Read more »

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French…but from Vienna

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For the Ottoman Empire, the second siege of the Austrian capital ended like the first – a mere attempt. For the people of Vienna, on the other hand, there was a sweet ending to this struggle in the form of a croissant.

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