Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a brewery in Egypt, which must have produced thousands of liters of beer about five thousand years ago. The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said on Saturday that the discovery was made in the ancient Nile city of Abydos.
Perhaps the discovery in the central Sohag governorate dates back to the reign of King Narmer, the first king of Egypt, around 3100 BC.
Archaeologist Matthew Adams, one of the leaders of the Egyptian-American excavation team, believes that beer was used in the funeral rites of the early Egyptian kings. The 22,400-liter brewery consisted of eight parts, each containing 40 ceramic vessels in which the grains were added to the water.
The Egyptian authorities are happy with this discovery. The North African country is trying to boost tourism again after the severe blow of the Corona epidemic. The number of tourists who chose Egypt as their destination decreased to 3.5 million in 2020. In 2019, 13.1 million people booked a vacation trip to Egypt.
The remains of the earthenware in which the beer was made.
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