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5000+ years-old beer factory found at Egypt archaeological site; oldest in the world

The factory is believed to serve as a purpose to provide royal rituals with beer
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American and Egyptian archaeologists unearthed the oldest known beer factory in the world at an ancient Egpty archaeological site.

The site was located in Abydos in the desert west of the Nile River, which is 450km from Cairo.

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According to Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, the site dated back to 3150BC- 2613BC, the first First Dynastic Period of ancient Egypt.

The joint mission was led by Dr Matthew Adams and Deborah Vischak. They said that they have found 8 huge units of the relics that contain 40 pottery basins to heat up a mixture of grains and water in order to produce beer.

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The factory is believed to serve as a purpose to provide royal rituals with beer

Jia Suriyanto
Indonesian Journalist at News Asia Today. I cover the latest news and stories on Indonesia, particularly on business.