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Archaeology by the Barrel


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What was buried in Midas’ tomb?

Where did ancient Egyptian pyramid builders turn for nutrition and refreshment?

What was first produced in Iran’s Zagros Mountains circa 3400 BC?

If you answered “beer” to any of these questions, you’re probably familiar with Dr. Patrick McGovern, the “Indiana Jones of Ancient Ales, Wines, and Extreme Beverages.” If not, drink up.

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Since 2005, Michael has been a librarian at National Geographic.

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