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Did Sumerians Really Produce Beer?
2012-01-18 05:57:08

Even though there is evidence of Ancient Sumerians having the ingredients to make beer - barley, malt and emmer (a type of wheat) - there is no textual evidence of the processes used to make the mysterious brew.

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2009-10-15 11:15:14

New technologies and academic collaborations are helping scholars at the University of Chicago analyze hundreds of ancient documents in Aramaic, one of the Middle East’s oldest continuously spoken and written languages.

2009-08-12 07:29:33

A team led by a Canadian archaeologist says it has uncovered a cache of cuneiform tablets in a 2,700-year-old temple in southeastern Turkey. University of Toronto archaeology Professor Timothy Harrison said the tablets date to the Iron Age period between 1,200 B.C. and 600 B.C.

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2009-08-10 16:23:10

A team of University of Toronto archaeologists has uncovered a cache of cuneiform tablets dating back to between 1200 and 600 BCE at the site of a recently discovered temple in southeastern Turkey.

2008-02-11 10:36:42

Each Monday, this column turns a page in history to explore the discoveries, events and people that continue to affect the history being made today. Humans had been speaking for a couple hundred thousand years before they got the inspiration or nerve to mark their ideas down for posterity.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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