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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.

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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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