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Archaeologists Uncover 5,000 Year Old Tavern in Iraq



Archaeologists in southern Iraq have discovered the remains of a 5,000-year-old tavern, complete with a primitive refrigeration system, serving bowls, and benches for diners. Fish and animal bones were found in the bowls, along with evidence of widespread beer drinking, which was the most common drink, even more than water, for the Sumerians. Researchers hope that this finding will provide new insights into the social structures of the world's first cities.



Photo Credit: Joshua Michaels

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