中英對照讀新聞》Egypt unearths ’world’s oldest’ mass-production brewery 埃及出土「全球最古老」高產量啤酒廠


2021/03/01 05:30

◎陳成良

A high-production brewery believed to be more than 5,000 years old has been uncovered by a team of archaeologists at a funerary site in southern Egypt, the tourism ministry said Saturday.

埃及旅遊部週六表示,一支考古團隊在埃及南部一處墓地發現一座據信有5000多年歷史、生產規模龐大的啤酒廠。

The site containing several "units" consisting of about 40 earthenware pots arranged in two rows was uncovered at North Abydos, Sohag, by a joint Egyptian-American team, the ministry said in a statement on its Facebook page.

該部在「臉書」專頁發表聲明說,埃及與美國的聯合考古團隊在索哈省北阿拜多斯遺址發現好幾個釀酒「單位」,各由約40個排成2排的陶甕組成。

The brewery likely dates back to the era of King Narmer, it quoted the secretary general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziry, as saying, adding it believed the find to "be the oldest high-production brewery in the world."

聲明引述埃及古蹟最高委員會秘書長瓦奇瑞表示,這座啤酒廠的年代很可能追溯至納爾邁國王時期,因此據信為「世上最古老的高產量啤酒廠」。

Narmer, who ruled more than 5,000 years ago, founded the First Dynasty and unified Upper and Lower Egypt.

納爾邁統治時期距今5000多年,他創立第一王朝,統一上下埃及。

British archaeologists first discovered the existence of the brewery at the beginning of the 20th century but its location was never precisely determined, the statement said.

聲明指出,英國考古學家在20世紀初期率先發現這座啤酒廠的存在,卻從未精準確認其位置。

The joint Egyptian-American team "was able to re-locate and uncover its contents", it said.

聲明說,如今埃及與美國的聯合考古團隊「成功重新找到它的位置,並發現內部組成」。

新聞辭典

unearth:動詞,出土,發現。例句:A private detective has apparently unearthed some fresh evidence.(私家偵探顯然發現新證據。)

earthenware:名詞陶器。例句:This city is noted for its manufacture of earthenware.(這城市以陶器製造聞名。)

date back:片語,(時間)追溯至。例句:The statue can date back to the 13th century.(這尊雕像可以追溯到13世紀。)

  • 埃及出土5000年前的高產量啤酒廠。(法新社)

    埃及出土5000年前的高產量啤酒廠。(法新社)