Alcoholism In Ancient Egypt

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An all time favorite past time of the Ancient Egyptians was drinking. Alcohol was wide spread in Ancient Egypt, even young children took part and enjoyed the odd drink of beer, to the point where a scribe had warned his pupil about alcohol: “I hear that you are neglecting your writing and spending all your time dancing, going from tavern to tavern, always reeking of beer...If only you realized that wine is a thing of the devil...You sit in front of the wench, sprinkled with perfume; your garland hangs around your neck and you drum on your paunch; you reel and fall on your belly and are filthied with dirt.” To satisfy the need for drink there were Inns and Bordellos were men could indulge in drink and female companionship. Respectable women

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