Ancient Egyptian Yeast Used to Bake Bread

www.archaeology.org | 8/7/2019 | Staff
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BOSTON, MASSACHUSSETTS—According to a BBC report, an amateur egyptologist and baking enthusiast has succesfully baked a loaf of bread using yeast extracted from ancient Egyptian ceramics. Seamus Blackley and his collaborators, archaeologist Serena Love and microbiologist Richard Bowman, managed to non-invasively extract dormant yeast from the pores of Egyptian beer-and bread-making vessels held in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Harvard University's Peabody Museum. Next steps...
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