Greece: Archaeologists find evidence of beer brewing in Bronze Age

Archaeologists have reportedly found evidence of beer brewing in Bronze Age. Soultana-Maria Valamoti , Associate Professor at the School of History and Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greeceand her team have recovered cereal residues, germinated cereal grains, and pieces of milled cereals inside two houses at the archaeological site of Archontiko in the north of Greece.

The archaeologists believe that the grains had been malted and charred, which would mean a strong evidence of beer brewing between the third and second centuries B.C. Similar archaeological finds have been made in central Greece, at the site of Argissa. Valamonti believes that the practice of brewing beer may have spread to Greece from the eastern Mediterranean.

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