Visual Timeline: Beer

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5000 BCE: Godin Tepe settled
 
3500 BCE - 3100 BCE: Beer brewed at Godin Tepe.
 
2250 BCE: Beer brewed in Egypt.
 
2150 BCE - 2000 BCE: Written form of the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh, which mentions beer.
 
2050 BCE: The Alulu Beer Receipt Tablet written at the city of Ur.
 
1800 BCE: Written form of the Hymn to Ninkasi, the goddess of beer.
 
1800 BCE: The Sumerian Hymn to Ninkasi, goddess of beer, written down.
 
1700 BCE: The Code of Hammurabi, with laws regulating beer, written at Babylon.
 
800 BCE: Beer brewed in Germany.
 
496 BCE - 406 BCE: Life of Greek playwright Sophocles, who suggests moderation in drinking beer.
 
56 CE - 117 CE: Life of the Roman writer Tacitus who mentions beer in his work.
 
179 CE: Beer brewed at the Roman outpost Casta Regina on the Danube.
 
331 CE - 363 CE: Life of the Roman Emperor Julian who wrote poem disparaging beer.
 
770 CE: King Charlemagne appoints brewers. Beer brewed in France.
 
1600 CE: The Finnish Saga of Kalewala written down from older sources. Describes creation of beer using hops.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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