Oct 14 2021
How Beer Made Kings in Early Egypt

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

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 findings from recent excavations at the brewery and will consider it in context as part of a broad pattern of royal activity at the site that served to define the very nature of kingship at the beginning of Egypt’s history.

Presented by the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East and the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

Admission Info

Registration is free to all.

Phone: 617-959-3481

Email: hmscpr@hmsc.harvard.edu

Dates & Times

2021/10/14 - 2021/10/14

Location Info

Online/Virtual Space