Bronze Age microbrewery found in Cyprus

Published on November 30th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks

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Archaeologists in western Cyprus have unearthed a kiln used to dry malt and make beer that dates back 3,500 years.

“The excavation of the malting kiln with associated sets of pottery types and tools left in place gives us a fantastic opportunity to look at Bronze Age tool kits and figure out techniques and recipes.”

The oven discovered by the archaeologists was positioned at one end of a 50-metre square courtyard with a plastered floor.

They found grinding tools and mortars which may have been used to break down the grain after it was malted, a small hearth and cooking pots made of clay to cook the beer gently.

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Story: The Telegraph | Photo: PA

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