hist-brewing: (no subject)

Dan McFeeley mcfeeley at keynet.net
Tue Nov 13 07:21:16 PST 2001

This note appeared in the Jerusalem Post updates.

-- Dan McFeeley
   mcfeeley at keynet.net

By The Associated Press November, 13 2001 


DAMASCUS, Syria - A Syrian-Belgian-British archaeological mission
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 in a telephone call the 92 tablets were found in
the 14th layer of Tel 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, 650 kilometers northeast of Damascus, these days is known for
its wheat production. 

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