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The world’s oldest Pretzel

The remains of 250-year-old pretzel, as well as a roll and croissant, have been found at a site in Bavaria, Germany. Silvia Codreanau-Windauer from the Bavarian Bureau for the Conservation of Historic Monuments confirmed that: "this is definitely the oldest pretzel ever found" - although she would give no word on

Plague bacteria found in Roman-era remains

The bacterium that causes plague, Yersinia pestis, has been found in DNA samples taken from the remains of 19 different people who lived in 6th century Bavaria. "After such a long time — nearly 1,500 years, one is still able to detect the agent of plague by modern molecular methods," researcher

Researchers investigate mysterious Erdstall tunnels

Researchers in Bavaria are trying to figure out was more than 700 tunnel networks in the area were used for. The Greithanners, from the town of Glonn near Munich, are the owners of a strange subterranean landmark. A labyrinth of vaults known as an "Erdstall" runs underneath their property. It is

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