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Archeologists Find Tomb of Ancient Beer Brewer

Egypt made an announcement this week that’s of beer world interest. The country’s minister of antiquities announced that Japanese archeologists have unearthed a 3,000 year old tomb of a beer brewer in the city of Luxor.

The tomb is dated back to the Remesside period.  The later part of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Dynasties (1292–1069 BC) is known as Ramesside period, after the eleven pharaohs that took the name of Ramesses. The brewer was the chief “maker of beer for the gods of the dead.”

The tomb was located near statesman Amenhotep III, the grandfather of famous pharaoh Tutankhamun. The walls depicted scenes of the life 3,000 years ago including statesman drinking. (Presumably beer, seen above.)