Turns out the ancient Greeks were quite the grill mastersBreaking News
tags: ancient Greece, food history
Mycenaean civilization, the forerunner to classical Greece and the backdrop for the Illiad and the Odyssey, is best known for its lavish palaces and treasure-filled tombs.
But thanks to one enterprising researcher, we've learned that the Mycenaeans also knew how to throw a pretty mean barbeque.
For a long time, archaeologists couldn't figure out how ancient Greeks used the cookware found at excavation sites from the , which lasted from 1600 to 1100 B.C.
The mysterious wares included ceramic trays for skewered meat — known as souvlaki in Greece. But archaeologists disagreed over whether the trays were meant to be placed over a fire to catch drippings, or if they worked more like a portable barbeque pits to hold coals....
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