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‘Sceptres’ found in ancient tomb were actually beer straws

Artist's illustration of Maykop beer drinking

Attendees of a Bronze Age funeral used metal straws (artist’s impression) to drink beer from a communal jug. Credit: Kelvin Wilson

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Nature 601, 487 (2022)



  1. Trifonov, V., Petrov, D. & Savelieva, L. Antiquity (2022).

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