c. 3150 BCE
Egyptians take wine to the afterlife

The first king of Upper Egypt, Scorpion I (died c. 3150 BCE), was buried with jars containing wine as well as supplies of food to carry with him in the afterlife. This was found as a result of chemical analysis after Scorpio's tomb was excavated by archeologists. 700 jars containing some 4500 liters if resinated wine were found in and around Scorpion's tomb. The wine had be laced with a variety of herbs, including mint, sage and coriander.

Source: Ancient wine (n.d.). University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology.

Drugs: Alcohol
Regions: Africa, Egypt
Topics: Cultural factors (social, religious, ritual)