Tag: Ancient Egypt

Ancient brewers tapped antibiotic secrets

Public release date: 2-Sep-2010 – which officially dates to the discovery of penicillin in 1928, was common practice nearly 2,000 years ago A chemical analysis of the bones of ancient Nubians shows that they were regularly consuming tetracycline, most likely in their beer. The finding is the strongest evidence yet that the art of making…

Ancient Egyptians accessorized with meteorites

Contact: Aeron Haworth aeron.haworth@manchester.ac.uk 44-161-275-8387 University of Manchester Researchers at The Open University (OU) and The University of Manchester have found conclusive proof that Ancient Egyptians used meteorites to make symbolic accessories. The evidence comes from strings of iron beads which were excavated in 1911 at the Gerzeh cemetery, a burial site approximately 70km south…