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    This Man Loves Bread So Much He Used 4,500-Year-Old Yeast To Make A Loaf And Honestly, Respect

    Let's get that bread.

    I don't know about you, but...

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    And apparently so does Twitter user, physicist, and sourdough enthusiast Seamus Blackley. So much so that he made a loaf using yeast that's 4,500 years old.

    Two weeks ago, with the help of Egyptologist @drserenalove and Microbiologist @rbowman1234, I went to Boston’s MFA and @Harvard’s @peabodymuseum to attempt collecting 4,500 year old yeast from Ancient Egyptian pottery. Today, I baked with some of it...

    You read that right: 4,500 YEARS.

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    Seamus told BuzzFeed that he got into the sourdough game because he finds it fascinating that you can "collect organisms from the air" to create delicious, comforting foods.

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    He's since then collected yeast from lots of different places, including rural England.

    He's also a fan of ancient Egypt, which inspired him to try to track down some ancient Egyptian yeast in order to replicate the bread they made in ye olden days.

    Using a nondestructive process and careful sterile technique, we believe we can actually capture dormant yeasts and bacteria from inside the ceramic pores of ancient pots. We sampled beer- and bread-making objects which had actually been in regular use in the Old Kingdom.

    He told BuzzFeed, "It occurred to me that you could marry these things together that would be similar to or identical to the bread they had in ancient Egypt."

    With the help of an Egyptologist and microbiologist, Seamus acquired yeast from Boston's Museum of Fine Arts and Harvard's Peabody Museum, and then set to work to get👏 that👏 bread👏.

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    The result: this bad boy.

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    Tell me that doesn't look like fluffy, bread-y heaven. I DARE YOU!

    According to Seamus, the bread "tastes incredible" and is sweeter and richer than regular bread, with overtones of "brown sugar" and "coffee roasting."

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    He still has lots of yeast leftover, and hopes to share it with his network of fellow yeast and bread lovers. He also plans to bake more bread using actual ancient Egyptian methods to make it that much more "pure" and "authentic."

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    IDK about you, but I think this bread sounds AMAZING.

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    Would you eat bread that was made using 4,500-year-old yeast? Let us know in the comments below!

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