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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cancer in Ancient Egypt / Ancient champagne

Cancer did occur in Ancient Egypt

A Manchester United Egyptologist has recently stated that cancer did occur in ancient Egypt. One of the researchers working on this study has evidence of a handful of tumors in ancient human remains. However cancer was rare in antiquity.

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Ancient bubbly 

Bottles of champagne have been popped open in Finland, after nearly 200 years under water. Experts and enthusiasts gathered at an event in Mariehamn to grab a glass of the ancient bubbly which was rescued from a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea. (Source)
The vintage treasure included bottles of both Veuve Clicquot and the now defunct Juglar brands of champagne. Swedish wine connoisseaur Richard Juhlin had the honour of taking the first sip, which he described as 'wonderful.' (Source)

He noted that after nearly 200 years beneath the ocean the bubbly had lost its fizz, but not its flavour. The expert found hints of chanterelles, honey, orange and peach in the Juglar, and linden blossoms and lime peels in the Veuve Clicquot. (Source)


  1. Ew I'm not so sure if I would drink that... would you?

  2. Lol no i would stay far away!