What a brewery looked like 5 thousand years ago | Digital Trends Spanish

A group of archaeologists found remains of what is believed to be the oldest high-production brewery in the world. The find was made at an archaeological site in Abydos, Egypt.

Mostafa Waziry, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said the factory may date back to the era of King Narmer, who ruled Egypt more than 5,000 years ago and is considered by some to be the founder of the first dynasty of pharaohs. .

Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt.

What did they find?

The discovery has eight large sections with an area 20 meters long by 2.5 meters wide and 0.4 meters deep, which were used as units to produce the beer.

Each sector contained about 40 mud ponds arranged in a row to heat the mixture of grains and water.

Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt.

The group of archaeologists was led by Matthew Adams of New York University, who estimates that the factory produced about 22,400 liters of beer at a time.

It is also believed that it may have been raised in that location to supply the rituals that were carried out within the funeral facilities of the kings of Egypt.

Furthermore, during the excavations evidence of the use of beer in sacrificial rites was found.

The recent finding is good news for the Egyptian authorities seeking to reactivate tourism after the strong impact of the pandemic.

It is estimated that the number of tourists in the country went from 13.1 million, in 2019, to 3.5 million last year.

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