Reading It is dark, has no foam, but ten percent alcohol: old Egyptian beer. A Japanese brewery has now brewed a 4, 400-year-old recipe. The brewing instructions had been discovered on murals in Egypt, reports the British intelligence service BBC. The Egyptologist Sakuji Yoshimura from Waseda University in Tokyo helped to decipher the hieroglyphs: the beer is made of barley, but contains no hops. It also has a very different taste than today's beer, says a brewery employee. "It even tastes a bit like white wine."

However, beer drinkers can not taste the exotic drink: it is not sold and has been brewed for research purposes only.

Carolin Muck

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