How Beer Made Kings in Early Egypt (Free Virtual Lecture)
While beer may seem a surprising drink of choice for royals, researcher Matthew Douglas Adams explains the link between an ancient brewery and Egyptian royalty in this free virtual lecture.
.: 6午後 – 7:15午後.
Ages: Young Adult to Senior Adult.
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- Only virtual (online or over the phone).
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.