Skip to comments.King Midas' Modern Mourners
Posted on 11/28/2004 6:23:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv
The modern diners sitting before Sams were about to eat the first reconstruction of that feasta celebration that had remained undiscovered for decades after archaeologist Rodney S. Young first excavated Midas' tomb in 1957. Ancient Roman, Greek, or even Maya banquets had been re-created previously, but generally from texts and ancient recipes. Not so with the Midas feast. "It's the first time that somebody tried to do it working just from the chemical evidence," says Patrick E. McGovern, the museum's molecular archaeologist who led the analyses. In other words, from the pan scrapings.
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Origins and Ancient History of Wine
ed by Patrick McGovern,
and Stuart Fleming
The Search for the Origins of Viniculture
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"I'm worn out from doing nothing all day. "
You mean you never even actually went shopping?
Well, in that case, at least you saved money, for today at least. ;)
Nope, no shopping. Didn't even stick my nose outside. Did get showered. Didn't get dressed. Ate a couple of things, and I'm ready for more. And I've been "about to quit being online" for a half hour or more...
It's still early here, but I have some other things I have to do.
All this made me sleepy.
I want to know the recipes! I think it's wonderful fun to recreate ancient foods...I mostly do renaissance and up, but have played with much earlier recipes from time to time...
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