Monday, March 31, 2008

4,000-Year-Old Noodles Found in China

4,000-Year-Old Noodles Found in China pictures gallery4,000-Year-Old Noodles Found in China images pics photos galleryOctober 12, 2005—A 4,000-year-old bowl of noodles unearthed in China is the earliest example ever found of one of the world's most popular foods, scientists reported today. It also suggests an Asian—not Italian—origin for the staple dish.

The beautifully preserved, long, thin yellow noodles were found inside an overturned sealed bowl at the Lajia archaeological site in northwestern China. The bowl was buried under ten feet (three meters) of sediment.