Archaeologists in Egypt Unearths the Oldest Known Beer Factory in the World

Archaeologists in Egypt unearthed the oldest known beer factory in the world and this dates back to 5,000…
Archaeologists in Egypt

Archaeologists in Egypt unearthed the oldest known beer factory in the world and this dates back to 5,000 years ago. This beer factory is thought to have supplied gallons of beer for the royal rituals.

Archaeologists in Egypt discovered this beer factory at the ancient site of Abydos. The brewery featured eight large rooms that are 20 meters long . There also lay 40 clay pots that rested in cisterns arranged in two rows.

The Supreme Council for Antiquities said the brewery dates back to King Narmer’s reign. This king made an enormous mark in the Nile ad the First Dynasty’s founder.

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The brewery may have been built in this place specifically to supply the royal rituals that were taking place inside the funeral facilities of the kings of Egypt. 

Mission co-head Matthew Adams of New York University

In those days, Abydos would have been filled with temples and tombs, and even the Temple of Osiris and Temple Seti remain intact.

The brewery is now a new addition to one of the most important cultural sites in Egypt. According to reports, this brewery has produced about 5,000 gallons of beer in one batch. The Egyptian tourism ministry said that they found out that beer was used in sacrificial rites during excavations in these facilities.

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