February 26, 2021

They find remains of a 5,000-year-old brewery excavated in Egypt

Remains of what is believed to be the high production brewery oldest in the world has been discovered in an archaeological site in Abydos, Egypt.

Dr Mostafa Waziry, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said the factory likely dates back to the era of King Narmer, which ruled Egypt more than 5,000 years ago.

It consists of eight large sections with an area 20 meters long by 2.5 meters wide by 0.4 deep, which were used as units for the production of beer, as each sector contained around 40 mud ponds arranged in two rows to heat the mixture of grains and water, and each raft is kept in place by means of clay levers placed vertically in the form of rings.

Mission Chief Dr. Matthew Adams of New York University said in a statement that studies have shown the factory produced around 22,400 liters of beer at a time, and it may have been built in this place specifically to supply the royal rituals that were taking place within the burial facilities of the kings of Egypt. During excavations in these facilities, evidence of the use of beer in sacrificial rites was found.

Several British archaeologists discovered this plant in the early 20th century, its location was not accurately determined and the current expedition was able to relocate and discover it and its contents.


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