2,000-Year-Old Butter Found in Ireland
Food| | By Lauren Boudreau
But wait, doesn’t butter melt, or something? Well, apparently bogs have “excellent preservative properties – low temperature, low oxygen and highly acidic environment,” according to the Cavan County Museum. The lump of butter weighs about 22 pounds and was found about 12 feet below the bog. It will be sent to the National Museum in Ireland for further analysis and preservation.