25 The oldest Bread

Pastry made from Wheat Flour
Pastry made from Wheat Flour

The small corner of a so-called pointed pastry is the oldest known pastry in Europe.
Due to poor preservation conditions, remains of food from prehistoric times are extremely rare. This inconspicuous piece of a pastry is therefore one of the most important finds for the study of human food habits. According to scientific analysis, it is the remains of a small loaf of cereal bread. The exhibition shows the original as well as a re-baked specimen.

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Pointed Pastry (Replica)

Age: 1980 - 2000 n. Chr. (?) Recent past

Material: Wheat


Pointed Pastry

Age: 800 - 500 v. Chr. Iron Age

Material: Wheat

Location: Ovelgönne