Recently, a team of archaeologists unearthed a high production brewery in Egypt. The brewery is believed to be more than 5000 years old. The news of this discovery was announced by the tourism ministry of the country on Sunday.
As stated by the secretary-general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziry, the 5000 years old brewery possibly dates back to the era of King Narmer. It true, it will “be the oldest high-production brewery in the world.”
The statement from the ministry informed that the joint Egyptian-American team “was able to re-locate and uncover its contents.”
According stated by the Waziry, the brewery consisted of eight large areas which were used as “units for beer production.” Each sector contained nearly 40 earthenware pots arranged in two rows.
A mixture of grains and water was used for beer production which was heated in the vats, with each basin “held in place by levers made of clay placed vertically in the form of rings.”
Archaeologist Matthew Adams of New York University led the joint mission along with Deborah Vischak from Princeton University. Adams said studies have shown that beer was produced at a large scale, with about 22,400 litres made at a time.
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” Adams said.
“Evidence for the use of beer in sacrificial rites was found during excavations in these facilities,” he added.