Getting legless - how ancient Egyptians enjoyed alcohol

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Live-to-air radio interview on ABC Radio 702 Drive with Richard Glover on the Self Improvement Wednesday segment.


Discussion of the making and enjoyment of alcoholic beverages in ancient Egypt.

Period10 May 2017

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  • TitleAlcohol in Ancient Egypt
    Degree of recognitionLocal
    Media name/outletABC Radio 702
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size12 min 19 sec
    DescriptionIf the archaeological evidence is anything to go by, the ancient Egyptians loved a drink. Feasting was an important social ritual and the consumption of alcoholic beverages was for many a very ordinary part of daily life. Take a listen to Dr Karin Sowada from the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University.
    Producer/AuthorRichard Glover
    PersonsKarin Sowada