Archaeologists have discovered a 5,000 years old Brewery that could produce thousands of litres of bear in the ancient Egyptain City of Abydos.
The site in Egypt’s Sohag Governorate,likely dates back to around 3,100 BC. The tourism and antiquities ministry said in a statement on Saturday.
Dr Mathew Adams one of the leaders of the Egyptian – American Mission that made the discovery said they believe the beer was used in Royal Burial Rituals for Egypt’s earliest Kings.
The brewery, which had production capacity of 22,400 litres, was split into eight sectors each containing 40 clay pots used to worm mixtures of grain and water.
It is ‘ believed to be the oldest high – production brewery in the world ‘ the ministry said in it’s statement.
The brewery is thought to date back to the reign of King Narmer, who ruled more than 5,000 years ago, founded the first Dynasty and unified upper and lower Egypt.