Ancient Egyptian Beer Brewer's Tomb Unearthed In Luxor (PHOTOS)

Posted: Updated:
EGYPT BREWER
This image released by the Supreme Council of Antiquities shows colored inscriptions on a newly discovered tomb in Luxor, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Egypt?s minister of antiquities said Japanese archeologists have unearthed the tomb of an ancient beer brewer in the city of Luxor that is more than 3,000 years old. (AP Photo/Supreme Council of Antiquities) | ASSOCIATED PRESS
Print

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's minister of antiquities says Japanese archeologists have unearthed the tomb of an ancient beer brewer in the city of Luxor that is more than 3,000 years old.

Mohammed Ibrahim says Friday the tomb dates back to the Ramesside period and belongs to the chief "maker of beer for gods of the dead" who was also the head of a warehouse. He added that the walls of the tomb's chambers contain "fabulous designs and colors, reflecting details of daily life ... along with their religious rituals."

The head of the Japanese team, Jiro Kondo, says the tomb was discovered during work near another tomb belonging to a statesmen under Amenhotep III, grandfather of the famed boy-pharaoh Tutankhamun.

Also on The Huffington Post

Close
Ancient Egyptian Brewer
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

History of beer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Egyptian Beer for the Living, the Dead ... and the Gods | BeerAdvocate

Japanese archeologists unearth tomb of ancient Egyptian beer ...

Tomb of Ancient Egyptian Beer Brewer Unearthed

Tomb of chief beer maker discovered in Egypt's Luxor