The oldest beer factory of the world has been discovered by historians in Egypt

It is at least 5,000 years old in the days of King Narmer, who ruled between 3150 BCE to 2613 BCE. At one time more than 22,400 liters of beer could be produced, according to Matthew Adams of New York University - one of the researchers who led the joint Egyptian-American search team.

The oldest beer factory of the world has been discovered by historians in Egypt
The oldest beer factory of the world has been discovered by historians in Egypt

The Egyptians loved their beer. Not just for drinking, but for sacrificial rites. According to historians, the Egyptians were the first civilization to perfect the art of drinking beer. And now, new evidence suggests that Egypt may also be home to the world's oldest mass-produced brewery.A huge beer factory has been found in an ancient burial ground in northern Abidos - the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities west of the Nile River and about 450 kilometers south of Cairo.

It is at least 5,000 years old in the days of King Narmer, who ruled between 3150 BCE to 2613 BCE. At one time more than 22,400 liters of beer could be produced, according to Matthew Adams of New York University - one of the researchers who led the joint Egyptian-American search team.

There are eight units in the factory. Each unit is approximately 20 meters long and 2.5 meters wide. In addition, each of these units is lined with some 40 earthen pots, each of which is placed in two rows. And, these vessels are where the magic happened. For the production of beer, a mixture of grain and water is mixed and added to the pots.

Beer was the result of the agricultural revolution. Fermentation was an accidental by-product of collecting wild grains. According to historians, beer was not something in itself that was invented, but rather 'discovered'.

However, the manufacture of beer was an active option. And, Egyptians preferred to consume it in large quantities. In the 1900s, British archaeologists proposed that such a factory probably existed, but they were unable to determine its location at that time.

For workers, like those who built the Pyramids of Giza, beer was a necessity. Each person was provided with a daily ration of more than 10 pins. And, this beer was not drunk out of the mug, but rather a straw was used with holes or filters to release any sediment collected in the pot.Evidence of pottery being used to drink beer was first discovered in Tel Aviv by the Antiquarian Authority of Israel six years ago.

However, the 5,000-year-old giant beer factory was discovered in Abidos, an old city in ancient Egypt, filled with ancient monuments that honor Osiris - who was believed to be the god of the underworld. Just as in other religions there are Hades, Aachans or Yamarajas - the same is on Osiris to judge souls in their lifetime.

But he was not only associated with beer. Its divine status reached many other deities, such as Hathor - the goddess of love, dance and beauty - also known as 'The Lady of Drunkiness'

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