There's food you've left in the fridge too long - and then there's 2,000 year old victuals found in the sea off the coast of Genova, Italy.
Discovery.com reported that amphorae (storage jars) of ancient food were found in a sunken merchant vessel, which was located by a remotely operated vehicle.
The ship sank about 2,000 years ago, scientists believe, and was headed between central Italy and Spain with large quantities of food - the ancient equivalent of a semi tractor trailer.
Tests on the jars indicated they contained oil, grain, and pickled fish (which probably has become rather funky).
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Authorities have yet to decide if they'll raise the sunken vessel or not.
Ancient food is a viable historical and archeological discipline, providing interesting clues into the day-to-day lives of our ancestors. An excellent example of this arena of research is the Pompeii Food and Drink project, near Naples, Italy.
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Honey, a remarkably long-lived food, can last for thousands of years: in March, remnants of 5,500 year-old honey were found inside clay vessels, according to CNC.
There's also an ancient (and un-verified) legend that the body of a child was reputedly found in a vat of ancient Egyptian honey - Snopes.com does the honors.