⚡BREAKING NEWS in CNN: Grab a cold one 🍺 and get ready to read about this incredible archaeological find involving an ancient pub with a 5,000-year-old fridge!
researchers working in Southern Iraq just uncovered an ancient tavern, hidden just 19 inches below the surface. This amazing find sheds light on a historically overlooked “middle class" in Lagash, one of the oldest and largest cities in Mesopotamia.
"The fact that you have a public gathering place where people can sit down and have a pint and have their fish stew, they're not laboring under the tyranny of kings. Right there, there is already something that is giving us a much more colorful history of the city." —Reed Goodman, archaeologist from the University of Pennsylvania
Historically, archaeologists restricted ancient peoples to one of two categories—elite or enslaved. These views are outdated as Lagash’s residents were independent people thriving in urban neighborhoods.
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Eating out seems to have been as popular 5,000 years ago as it is today, with archaeologists in Iraq uncovering an ancient tavern dating back to 2,700 BCE.