The invention of bread.

definition

Bread is food made of flour, water, and yeast or another leavening agent, mixed together and baked[1].

INVENTOR AND INVENTION

The Ancient Egyptians are believed to have invented bread, based on the earliest evidence found, in the Old Kingdom period of their civilisation, circa 2435-2305 BCE[2].

The invention of bread came about through their seasonal routine of husbandry around the cereal crops, specifically on transforming those crops into staple food[3]. Below is an image of conical loaves recovered from the Great Tomb, North Necropolis, Gebelein, 5th Dynasty, Old Kingdom[4]:

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Below is an outline of the (supposed) process that was used to make bread[3]:

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sources
  1. https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/bread
  2. https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/245007
  3. http://ancientgrains.org/samuel2000aemt.pdf
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Conical_loaves_of_bread,_Gebelein,_5th_Dynasty_c_2400_BC.jpg




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