It’s always a good time for a beer. Now and thousands of years ago. There are very old remains of craft beer preparations. You know the ones that are so fashionable in bars now. But what has now been found is from another level. They are remnants of the oldest brewery in the world with a high level of production. Where was it found? At an archaeological site in Abydos, Egypt.
Dr. Mostafa Waziry is General Secretary of the Supreme Council for Antiquities. He said the factory probably dates back to King Narmer’s time. His lineage ruled Egypt more than 5,000 years ago.
It consists of eight large sections 20 meters long and 2.5 meters wide. The depth reached 0.4 meters. They were used as units for making beer. Each sector contained approximately 40 mud ponds arranged in two rows to heat the mixture of grain and water. And each raft is held in place by clay levers arranged vertically in the form of rings. A whole beer architecture.
Dr. Matthew Adams of New York University leads the mission. He said in a statement what the studies concluded: There is a surprising fact. The oldest brewery in the world produced around 22,400 liters of beer each.
Beer and sacrifice
They wondered about the reasons for building in this particular place. Perhaps it was to deliver the royal rituals in the funeral homes of the kings of Egypt. Excavations at these facilities have found evidence of the use of beer in sacrificial rites.
Several British archaeologists discovered this plant in the early 20th century. However, the location was not precisely determined. Fortunately, the current expedition was able to misplace and discover it … and its contents. Health!