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Number of ancient yeast strains—estimated to be 5,000 years old—recently discovered in Israel. Scientists were able to successfully revitalize the yeasts to brew ancient beer. According to the Israel Antiquities Authority, this is the first time living yeasts have been excavated and used to produce an alcoholic beverage that was consumed in ancient times.

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