Cuneiform tablet: Expenditure on beer, c. 2340-2198 B.C.E.
Some of the earliest writing known to man makes mention of beer. This clay tablet is a record of expenditures on beer. Akkadian, circa 2340-2198 BCE.
Photo credit: Katharine Chandler
Image source: The John Frederick Lewis Collection of Cuneiform Tablets, The Rare Book Department, Parkway Central Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia. FLP 115