Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Egyptian Beer-Making Supplies

At an excavation site in Tell Edfu, Egypt, a city about 400 miles south of Cairo, researchers from the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago recently uncovered a significant piece of history: Evidence of beer- and bread-making in what is believed to be the earliest structures in the town’s existence, dating to around 2400 BCE.

Among the recent findings, which, in late 2017, consisted of two large buildings surrounded by courtyards and workshops, archaeologists found “storage...

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