On Beer and Brewing Techniques in Ancient Mesopotamia
This fascinating text deciphers the neo-Babylonian inscriptions on the 23rd Tablet, acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 1886, which describes the preparation of alcoholic beverages from cereals in Mesopotamia. This classic work would make a wonderful addition to the library of anyone with an interest in the Mesopotamian period, lexicography, and the ancient history of beer brewing. Contents include: Beer Brewing; 1 - The New Text: Met. Mus. 86-11-386; 2 - The Technology of The Brewer; 3 - Contents of The Tablet; 4 - Transliteration and Translation; 5 - Apparatus Criticus; 6 - index of Discussed Words; 7 - List of Illustrations; Notes; Additions and Corrections. This vintage text is being republished in a high quality, modern and affordable edition. It comes complete with a new introduction and features reproductions of the original illustrations.