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Lecture 2.1 Beer History

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Unformatted text preview: liter of beer Beer in ancient Egypt (2650 BCE) • • • • • Beer first appears in Egyptian texts in 2650 BCE Beer was considered a gift from the gods … Egyptian gods Drink much beer and be merry … if you are a laborer Do not drink too much if you are a scribe Burials always included beer and beer- making equipment Beer and the pyramids (2400 BCE) • • • Pyramids were likely built by farmers during the off season Taxes collected from the farmers were repaid during construction of tombs and pyramids as beer and bread Payment (2400 BCE) was 3- 4 loaves of bread and 4 liters of beer per day “Beer & bread” became the common greeting, meaning life and sustenance • Beer in ancient Egyptian medicine (1550 BCE) • Beer was widely used in Egyptian medicine The Ancient Egypt PSA on nutrition for growing boys Official medical advice: Mothers should give their schoolboys two jugs of beer and three loaves of bread per day...
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