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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Ancient Egyptian mystery solved?

Ancient Egyptian mystery solved?

As Christianity possesses its sacramental wine, so too does the Egyptian religion largely focus on a sacred liquid, beer. Numerous verses in the ancient Egyptian holy writings such as the Pyramid Texts, Coffin Texts and Book of the Dead discusses the holy sacrament of beer, in the context of the deceased transitioning to the divine afterlife. For example, in the Pyramid Texts - the oldest of Egyptian religious writings, dating to c. 2350 BCE - there are over 40 references to beer...

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