World's oldest noodles unearthed in China

China's claim that the noodle came from there got a big boost this week when academics from the Chinese Academy of Sciences revealed that they discovered a sealed bowl containing 4,000-year old noodles in an archeological site near the Yellow river in northwestern China. These are the oldest noodles ever discovered.

Italian scientists have claimed that the noodle came from the Middle East and migrated to Europe, like many modern day foodstuffs.

Unlike modern noodles, which are made mostly of wheat, the 4,000-year-old ones consisted of millet.

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