30 Unreal Discoveries Unearthed By Ordinary People

2000 Year Old Butter

#24 2000 Year Old Butter

Jack Conway, an Irish farmer found a ball of 2,000-year-old butter buried in a marshland of Ireland. The butterball, weighing 10-kilograms, was buried in nearly 5 meters of peat and was found on June 1, 2016.

The butterball still has the characteristic smell of butter and is expectedly edible because of the unique preservation properties of the peat which makes it an apt alternative to refrigeration. People used to store edibles underground to preserve them back in the day.

Since the bog butter had no storage case, there are speculations that it may have been buried as an offering to the gods.

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