Special Oriental Institute Event
Breasted Society Event
October 29, 2008
On Wednesday, October 29 we welcomed the Breasted Society to the OI for an event in homage to Oktoberfest- Babylonian Brews. By the dawn of history the ancient Sumerians had already perfected the art of brewing beer and the OI brought this history alive by explaining the brewing process and brewing the ancient recipes. Kathleen Mineck, contributor to the Chicago Hittite Dictionary and PhD Candidate, presented an informative lecture on the archaeological and textual evidence for ancient Sumerian beer brewing. After the lecture guests had the opportunity to taste three different ancient brews (wine, honey-wheat, and date) in replica ancient vessels from the Mesopotamian collection. The event was even capped off with an ancient beer drinking song. Thanks to all the Breasted Society members who attended the event.
- Listen to this feature story "Drink Like a Sumerian" on Chicago Public Radio about Babylonian Brews!
- Check out the University blog for an inside look into this exclusive Breasted Society event.
If you would like information about how to become a Breasted Society member and participate in these exclusive events please call the Development Office at 773-834-9775.
Revised: March 3, 2009