My minister confirmed to “Sky News Arabia” that the Egyptian-American mission that discovered what is believed to be a factory for producing “beer” in the North Abydos region in Sohag governorate found 40 ponds, where it produced 22 thousand and 400 liters of beer per day.
“Beer” was made from barley, and it was heated inside ponds, in which the grains were mixed with water.
Waziri pointed out that there is a difference between archaeologists about the oldest factory producing “beer”, so we used the term “what is believed to be”, as some archaeologists say that the remains of the oldest factory date back to prehistoric times and in places said to be pre-dynastic. First.
He continued: “If this is confirmed, what was discovered in the Sohag governorate will be the second, but all of these possibilities remain until a decision is made on them after a while, and after the excavation work in the place has ended, which may result in other things in the future that resolve this controversy.”
The Minister of Antiquities added that most of the scenes found inside the tombs of the ancient Egyptians, whether they were royal tombs or graves of individuals, were drawings to make offerings, the most important of which is “beer.”
He said that the completion of the construction of the temples was one of the very important celebrations in which “beer” was distributed, but the main production of this factory was sold to visitors of the famous “Abydos Temple” in Sohag, which was a place of pilgrimage for the “god Osiris”.
And my minister explained that thousands of people visited the temple, so they had to carry offerings, whether beer, wine, milk, birds, live, etc.