Ministry of Antiquities (Egypt)

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Egypt: Archaeologists find ancient high-production brewery
Image of the brewery in Abydos
Image of the brewery in Abydos Credit: Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (Twitter Reproduction)

An Egyptian-American team of archaeologists has uncovered a 5,000-year-old brewery capable of producing some 22,400 litres of beer at a time, the Egyptian Tourism Ministry has announced. The ministry said in a Facebook statement on Saturday that it believed that the site at North Abydos, Sohag, was "the oldest high-production brewery in the world."

Although the existence of the brewery was ascertained by British archaeologists at the start of the 20th century, its precise location has not been identified until now, according to the statement.