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2,500-year-old butter found in Irish bog

Another food-related post! A container of butter which dates back 2,000 to 2,500 year has been recovered from a bog in Ireland.

The butter, weighing almost two stone, was found in a timber keg which may have been hewn from a tree trunk and shaped into a barrel using early Iron Age implements.

The container of bog butter was found in a plot of bog where Ray Moylan from Liss, Headford, was having his annual supply of turf cut by local contractor Declan McDonagh.

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Story: Tom Gilmore, Irish Times | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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