Pyramids and Beer

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December 23, 2013 by MsDailyLife

MsDailyLife, ID – In ancient Egypt, the Nile’s bacteria content was so high the locals often drank beer instead of water. It could still get you drunk, of course—it was essentially nourishing soup with alcohol in it. This came in handy during the massive construction projects of the Egyptians. When the pyramids of Giza were built, workers were partially paid with beer. They were kept in a nice alcohol buzz throughout the project, with beer given to them three meals a day. They considered it both a source of refreshment and a reward for their hard work and would probably have rebelled if they’d run out. In fact, the workforce was so adamant about getting their beer fix that the pyramids might not have been built at all if beer had not been around. (mmt)


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