Ancient tomb of beer brewer unearthed
6th January, 2014 by Lauren Eads
A Japanese archaeological team has unearthed the tomb of an ancient beer brewer in Egypt.
The 3,000-year-old tomb of Khonso Em Heb was discovered in the city of Luxor on Friday by a team from the Waseda University in Tokyo.
Khonso Em Heb was a leading beer producer who lived 3,200 years ago in the pharaonic period and was known as the chief “maker of beer for gods of the dead”.
The archaeologists discovered the site while excavating the courtyard of another tomb belonging to the reign of King Amenhotep III of the 18th dynasty.
The discovery has been hailed as one of the most important made in the city of Luxor by Egypt’s antiquities ministers, Mohamed Ibrahim.
Work to excavate the tomb is set to continue under tight security.