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Alcohol drinking is thought to go back almost as far as the human race does, however the first written references can be found in what culture?

A. Mesopotamia
B. Egypt
C. Babylonia
D. Greece
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C. Babylonia?
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Great try, Lori, but it wasn't Babylonia.
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Alcohol drinking is thought to go back almost as far as the human race does, however the first written references can be found in what culture?

A. Mesopotamia
B. Egypt
D. Greece
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B. Egypt?
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Cheers, Lori, you are CORRECT!
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The first brew was probably date palm wine, originating in Mesopotamia. We know that the ancient Egyptians were drinkers, because they invented the first straws, for drinking beer that still contained wheat-husks. Some of their texts refer to the social problems associated with drunkenness, so they were no strangers to recreational drinking. The Babylonians, in the world's first legal text, included a law regulating drinking houses. One of the earliest mentions of wine making is from an Egyptian papyrus dated 3,500 BC. However,. Alcohol has been central to social, religious and personal use all over the world throughout history. Although the making of alcoholic spirits like gin and brandy only started some one thousand or so years ago.
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I thought it was Egypt! I remember playing Pharoh a time or two and remember they were making some sort of alcohol from the grain. I thought was pretty early.
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