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From ancient times, when societies were still primitive, man made his basic food, flour, rolling one stone to another stone surface. In this way he milled the grain of the wheat, making porridge that baked it in the sun. The discovery of wheat and man’s occupation with agriculture changed his eating habits. For centuries grinding has been done on millstones.

According to Greek mythology, the mill was an invention of Militas, son of the first king of Laconia. Over the years millet stone has undergone many changes, both in form and function. In the years that followed, especially in the Greek area, millstones were necessary in every family until the beginning of the last century. Particularly in Epirus and Macedonia, in remote villages, millstones were used for milling wheat for trahanas and bulgur.