They Knew What They Were Doing: Ancient Nubians Drank Antibiotic-Laced Beer

on 03/09/10 at 6:51 pm

Booze News

People have been using antibiotics for nearly 2,000 years, suggests a new study, which found large doses of tetracycline embedded in the bones of ancient African mummies.

What’s more, they probably got it through beer, and just about everyone appears to have drank it consistently throughout their lifetimes, beginning early in childhood.

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