When I read this headline, “4,500-year-old food items found in cupboard in Bristol”, with the remark “And you think I’m bad!” to my wife she quipped “It sounds like your mom’s cupboard.”
The actual cupboard in question is a university cupboard and the article is minorly interesting:
Researchers from the University of Bristol pulled a wooden box down from the top of a cupboard in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology and found it was filled with ancient pottery, seeds and animals bones.
The goods were marked with words such as ‘predynastic’, ‘sargonid’ and ‘Royal Tombs’ written on index cards.
The team’s investigation revealed that these were the remains of food offerings from a royal tomb at least 4,500 years old.
It is believed the remains were collected during famous excavations by Sir Leonard Wolley in the site of Ur in southern Iraq during the 1920s and 1930s, but staff had no idea the rare items were being stored at the university.
No mention of what was on the menu. I would think that would be worth researching.