3,800-year-old beer recipe
Babylonian beer-making instructions found on tablets in Syria
Nov 13, 2001 - Archaeologists have unearthed 3,800-year-old Babylonian beer-making instructions on cuneiform tablets at a dig in northern Syria.
Abdel-Massih Baghdo, director of the Hassakeh Archaeological Department, told The Associated Press that the 92 tablets were found in the 14th layer of Tell Shagher, a site just north of Hassakeh. He said the tablets showed beer-making methods and tallied quantities of beer produced and distributed in the region."
Hassakeh, 400 miles northeast of Damascus, is known these days for its wheat production.
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