Archaeologists Discover 3,500-Year-Old Lunch Box

Posted by on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Archaeologists have spent a few years, but have confirmed that a wooden box discovered in the Swiss Alps in 2012 is in fact 3,500 years old and was likely used to carry food during a hike through the Swiss Alps.

The object was discovered near the summit of Lötschenpass, a 2,676 meter mountain.

Lötschberg is usually associated with a major, historically important transit axis of the Alps in Switzerland with, at its core, the Lötschen Pass.

Within the box were traces of cereal grains.

The sad part to this story is that the box was located in melting ice, scientists say climate change is to blame.



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