Egypt is widely known for its ancient history and monuments. However, what is newly discovered though, is how much the ancient Egyptians loved beer. Previously, it had been evident that they used beer in sacrificial rites, but their physical manufacturing of it wasn’t discovered until now, with the discovery of the world’s oldest brewery in Egypt. Based on archaeologists, pharaohs and ancient Egyptians drank beer during royal rituals that took place inside the funeral facilities of the kings of Egypt.
According to Mostafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, the factory was discovered in Abydos in the province of Sohag, which is an ancient burial ground with vast cemeteries for Egypt’s earliest pharaohs. This occurred during an archaeological mission, in which it was stated that the beer factory dated back to 3,000 B.C. at the region of King Narmer, the first king to unify Egypt.
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In the oldest brewery, eight huge units were found. Each unit includes 40 pottery basins, which were used to heat water and grain to produce beer for their royal rituals. Given its capacity to produce about 22,400 liters of beer at a time, it certainly was an accomplishment. Thus putting Egyptian history on a new level as we uncover more and more Egyptian secrets.