Model of a Churn

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 02 April 2018
Model of a Churn

This miniature model is 6000 years old but it represents the type of churn that is still used in some Bedouin and rural communities today. Usually made of goatskin, churns like this are hung with ropes and transform yogurt into butter when shaken continuously. They are one of this region's earliest food tradition. Circa 3800-3600 BCE. From the Dead Sea area. (The Jordan Museum, Amman, Jordan).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2018, April 02). Model of a Churn. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/8499/

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