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How Beer Made Kings in Early Egypt

Presented by Harvard Museums of Science and Culture and Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East at Online/Virtual Space

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Oct 14 2021
How Beer Made Kings in Early Egypt

While beer may seem a surprising drink of choice for royals, researcher Matthew Douglas Adams explains the link between an ancient brewery and Egyptian royalty in this free virtual lecture.

Matthew Douglas Adams, Director, Abydos Archaeology; Senior Research Scholar, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

The remains of a 5000-year-old brewery found in the ancient Egyptian city of Abydos are providing insights into the relationship between large-scale beer production and the development of kingship in Egypt. Archaeological evidence indicates that the Abydos brewery produced beer on a truly industrial scale—something unparalleled in early Egypt. Matthew Adams will share

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