Eat Like The Ancient Babylonians: Researchers Cook Up Nearly 4,000-Year-Old Recipes

The Yale Babylonian Collection houses four unique tablets that contain various recipes for stews, soups and pies. Three of these tablets date back to the Old Babylonian period, no later than 1730 B.C.

Written on four tablets, three of which date back no later than 1730 B.C., the recipes are considered to be the oldest known. And they taste pretty good, says a scholar who recreated them.

(Image credit: Klaus Wagensonner/Yale Babylonian Collection)