General Knowledge

Beer: Saving Lives Since 4000 BC

In this course on ancient beer, you will learn how beer was first produced, how it was used for ritual offerings, and how it became the first antibiotic. You'll also learn how women played a major role in making and selling beer, and how that led to the modern-day view of what a witch looks like.

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Created by Melanie Dellas
7 lessons
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Melanie has been a historical researcher for over 20 years, and a museum professional for over 10. She has been honored as a Top 50 Woman-Owned Business and as a Woman of Vision in San Diego. Following her passion for historical research and honoring her graduate degree, she co-founded and is CEO of Muse Curatorial Consulting Group, which provides conservation and preservation for artifact collections. She is an author of historical fiction and nonfiction, and co-hosts, writes, and produces an unusual history podcast.