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.
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.
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."
Narmer, who ruled more than 5,000 years ago, founded the First Dynasty and unified Upper and Lower Egypt.
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.
The joint Egyptian-American team "was able to re-locate and uncover its contents", it said.
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。）