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The history of bread, an intro with Getty’s 2-Minute Time Machine

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In China, wheat became steamed buns known as bao. In South Asia, barley and wheat became roti. And in the Americas, maize or corn became tortillas. Legend has it that the first tortilla was a gift from a peasant to a king. For thousands of years sharing bread brought and still brings people closer. Young or old, around the world, many of us are bound together by our love of bread…

This 2-Minute Time Machine from the team at Getty shares a brief introduction to the 14,000-year history of bread, from Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt to around the world.

baking different breads
tortillas
giving thanks for bread
Related reading: 14,000-Year-Old Piece Of Bread Rewrites The History Of Baking And Farming.

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• Volcano Bread

And previously: Power beards, a Getty Museum 2-minute review.

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