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Egyptian Beer in Tel Aviv 5,000 Years Ago Was No Pale Ale

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Diego Barkan, director of the excavation for the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), shows fragments of ancient basins unearthed at an archaeological dig in a future construction site in Tel Aviv March 29, 2015. (Nir Elias/Reuters/Landov)  

By    |   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 08:04 AM

More than 5,000 years ago, Egyptians had settled farther north than previously thought and, according to unearthed fragments of ancient beer-making basins, they were imbibing a thick brew in what is now Tel Aviv, known as Israel's most hard-partying city.

Reuters reported Israel's Antiquities Authority as saying on Sunday that the ceramic vessels, crafted in an Egyptian method that differed from local pottery-making at the time, would have held a thick, partially baked barley and water mixture left to ferment in the sun.

The shards were found under an office construction site in downtown Tel Aviv in 17 pits used to store agricultural produce in the Early Bronze Age (3500-3000 BC), the Antiquities Authority said in a statement.

The discovery suggested that Egyptians settled further north during that era than once believed. Archaeologists in Israel have found evidence of Egyptian communities to the south, in the Negev and along its Mediterranean coast.

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More than 5,000 years ago, Egyptians had settled farther north than previously thought and, according to unearthed fragments of ancient beer-making basins, they were imbibing a thick brew in what is now Tel Aviv, known as Israel's most hard-partying city.
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