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Beer Brewing in the XIth Dynasty, reign of King Mentu-hotpe III, 2060-2015 B.C.

Beer Brewing in the XIth Dynasty, reign of King Mentu-hotpe III, 2060-2015 B.C.

"Beer Is Brewed for Him on the Day of His Festival" - By the doorway of a Middle Kingdom brewery stands the portly brew-master, his sceptre of authority in his hand, the workers bend to their tasks. This funerary model from which this group was derived is in the Metropolitan Museum in New York.(XIth dynasty, reign of King Mentu-hotpe III, 2060-2015 B.C.).

Original source for the image and text: The National Geographic, Oct. 1941.

Image from Brewing--Egypt--Ancient, The circulating collection of the Print and Picture Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia

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