A 5,000-year-old pub - an unexpected find by archaeologists in Iraq
During excavations in the city of Lagash, archaeologists dug up a 5,000-year-old pub.
CNN writes about it.
A large oven and an ancient refrigerator were found in the ruins, and some of the food is still there, but it's definitely not worth tasting as the refrigerator was last used in 2,700 B.C.
The establishment has survived in relatively good condition, and an open courtyard has been dug up nearby, where visitors can enjoy drinks and food.
I think the first thing we saw was a very large oven, actually quite beautiful in its own way. From the many burnt remains and ashes there was a rainbow colouring of soil. The interior was stacked with large bricks, says researcher Reed Goodman.
Lagash is one of the oldest and largest cities in Mesopotamia and is the site of many important archaeological investigations. Excavations resumed in 2019, led by scientists from Cambridge and Baghdad.