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Amenhotep III's Brewer

Rambo Tribble (1273454) writes | about 10 months ago

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Rambo Tribble (1273454) writes "Reminding us of beer's pivotal role in the civilisation of humankind, the BBC comments on the discovery of an Ancient Egyptian tomb, belonging to the distinguished "head of beer production" in the Pharaoh's court."

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Purpose of alcoholic drinks (1)

mi (197448) | about 10 months ago | (#45865733)

The primary purpose of beer and wine was to preserve nutrition and vitamins — and provide drinks, when regular water was often foul (in thickly settled areas). That the alcohol also gave a pleasant high was secondary.
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