Tuesday, February 5, 2008

4000 year old kitchen to cost 137K

Well, they're not exactly sure the 4000 year old Scottish burnt mound that is being threatened by rising seas is a actually a kitchen but it is going to cost 70,000 pounds or about 137, 382 dollars to move.

Mystery ‘mound’ to be saved from the sea

Thanks to Linda in Idaho for tipping us off about this fabulous, if questionable, piece of culinary news.

3 comments:

Gary said...

It's fascinating, isn't it, that all this money is being spent in order to make the mound "fully functional" -- even 'though the people involved have no clue what the thing was built to accomplish. The thing may have been a a giant bain-marie -- or given the nice ocean view, a pre-Druidical hot tub.

Bob del Grosso said...

My sentiments precisely. It's thrilling to me that folks can get so worked up about an old thing that they will spend big time and money tending to it, even though they are not sure what it is.

Linda said...

Ah, come on guys, look at what people spend on restoring old homes, and the kitchens within them. And look at what wealthy people and wealthy organizations spend their money on.... My point was that in all good humor, Bob did have a good premise for the "restaurant" idea in his original post about archaeology, and this just supported that premise. Everything is open to interpretation which is why we are sometimes served food that dangles on the end of a wire rod and requires no utensils, or that costs exorbitant amounts of money because of its perfect presentation, or is just raw liver from a freshly slaughtered animal that is highly valued by a particular culture. Food, the staple of life....in all its various preparations and presentations.....