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Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed in Abydos what could be the world's oldest known beer factory

 

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Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed in Abydos what could be the world's oldest known beer factory, dating back about 5,000 years.The brewery is likely to date back to the era of King Narmer and is likely to "be the oldest high-production brewery in the world".The brewery consisted of eight large areas, each 20 metres long and each containing about 40 earthenware pots arranged in two rows. A mixture of grains and water used for beer production was heated in the vats, with each basin held in place by levers made of clay placed vertically in the form of rings. 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”. Beer is thought to have been produced on a large scale, with about 22,400 litres (5,000 gallons) made at a time. Evidence for the use of beer in sacrificial rites was also found during excavations in these facilities.
Abydos is situated in Upper Egypt approx. 2 hours north of Luxor and is one of the oldest cities of ancient Egypt, housing vast cemeteries and temples.
 
Abydos is one of the locations visited on the Steigenberger Senator Long Cruise to or from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan. A visit is also available as part of a day trip from Luxor.
 
11-night Nile Cruise from Luxor to Cairo departing 05 September 2021 costs £3185 per person, including flights, transfers, all meals and excursions.
 
7 nights staying at the Sonesta St George hotel in Luxor in September costs from £899 per person in a twin room with breakfast, flights and transfers.
 
A day trip to Denderah and Abydos costs £95 per person.

Have a beer on us**
Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed in Abydos what could be the world's oldest known beer factory, dating back about 5,000 years.The brewery is likely to date back to the era of King Narmer and is likely to "be the oldest high-production brewery in the world".The brewery consisted of eight large areas, each 20 metres long and each containing about 40 earthenware pots arranged in two rows. A mixture of grains and water used for beer production was heated in the vats, with each basin held in place by levers made of clay placed vertically in the form of rings. 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”. Beer is thought to have been produced on a large scale, with about 22,400 litres (5,000 gallons) made at a time. Evidence for the use of beer in sacrificial rites was also found during excavations in these facilities.

Abydos is situated in Upper Egypt approx. 2 hours north of Luxor and is one of the oldest cities of ancient Egypt, housing vast cemeteries and temples.
 
Abydos is one of the locations visited on the Steigenberger Senator Long Cruise to or from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan. A visit is also available as part of a day trip from Luxor.
 
11-night Nile Cruise from Luxor to Cairo departing 05 September 2021 costs £3185 per person, including flights, transfers, all meals and excursions.
 
7 nights staying at the Sonesta St George hotel in Luxor in September costs from £899 per person in a twin room with breakfast, flights and transfers.
 
A day trip to Denderah and Abydos costs £95 per person.

** after your next visit to Abydos with Discover Egypt.

 

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