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2,000-year-old Butter Unearthed in Ireland

A farmer in Ireland has found a ball of 2,000-year-old butter buried in a peat bog. Jack Conway found the ancient, 10-kilogram ball of butter buried in nearly 5 meters of peat in a bog in Emlagh Bog, County Meath on June 1. He discovered it while cutting turf for fuel. The old butter is likely still edible because of the unique preservation properties of peat, which is both acidic and contains little to no oxygen. “It’s very noteworthy,” Savina Donohoe, curator of the Cavan County...

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