Today we tell about what the opening succeeded in creating the Museum of the History of Brewing in the south of Russia, which is located at the "Baltika-Rostov" in Rostov-on-Don. As an expert was Sergey Derkach - a historian and founder of the museum.
1. Ninkasi - "Mrs Beer" There is historical material telling about the prerequisites for a beer. It is an ancient Sumer, the seventh millennium BC. e. The creators of the museum conducted his investigation, and they were able to decipher the name of the goddess Ninkasi. It consists of two syllables: "Ning" and "Kasi". "Ning" - a common component of the names of the Sumerian gods and means "Mr." or "Mrs." and "Kasi", "Raw" in Sumerian - that is the name of beer. It turns out that Ninkasi - a Mrs Beer.
There is a passage from the hymn Ninkasi, which is very poetic description of how beer is created. As the father and the mother are the Ninkasi Earth (the father) and water (mother). First, there is the barley, then the barley is processed properly and get a beer.
2. Scandinavian buckle Southern Region visited the famous Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl, who was looking for his homeland Azov Aces - legendary Nordic gods. We found a few artifacts, such as an interesting buckle, presumably Scandinavian origin. Preserved "Ynglinga saga", which tells the story of how one with the other Nordic gods came from the mysterious country of Aces, Asgard. A number of researchers, in particular Norwegian explorer Pere Lillestrom, support the theory that the ancestors of the Scandinavian gods came to the edge of Azov. It is possible they could bring with them the recipe of beer in Scandinavia.
3. The tradition of cooking in ancient RusiVarka beer in ancient Russia could take place both outdoors and indoors. In ancient times, beer was brewed none when he wants, but strictly on certain days. On average there were 4 main holiday of the year, which was allowed and encouraged at all the preparation of beer.
It should be noted that beer acted as a ritual drink as a beverage that is supplied to specific holidays. The main patron of brewing in Russia was Nicholas, respectively, Nikola traditionally brewed beer.
Brewing developed in monasteries, which is also an interesting fact. The beer was allowed by the Pope for the use of the monks. There are several legends about how managed to convince the Pope that beer - it's non-alcoholic beverage. There is a theory that beer for a long time carried out in Germany, it is the road turned sour and even turned into some strange drink. Pope tried it and said, "Well, why not allow such a taste?". And he allowed. But this, of course, no more than a legend, however, did the monks beer consumed in the post allowed.
4. Bottle Brewery "Southern Bavaria" Regional specialists have long believed that the only preserved jugs because the beer produced in barrels in jugs and glass bottles. Pitcher preserved in several copies, but we managed to get a bottle - the end of the IX century.
5. The chair ProfetaV museum has a chair that belonged to Ernest L. Prophet. Ernest Karlovich was a German by birth, a native of Austria-Hungary. He first came to the Kuban, then appeared in Rostov-on-Don. Most of the information about the museum gave him his granddaughter - Irina Prophet. She lives in the city of Rostov-on-Don.
The chair is unique in that it is the only thing that survived from such an interesting person, brewer, brewery owner "Southern Bavaria." The chair is quite original, with recliner. For any person who is engaged in museology, such a thing is always interesting, because it has its own history. One can easily imagine how Ernest Karlovich was sitting in it, coming up with new beers and thinking about how to improve the operation of the plant.
6. Photo 1912 This photo - 1912 Mayovka: May 1 Vladikavkaz railway workers went to celebrate May Day in the bosom of nature.
The workers were not so poor and oppressed before the revolution, as it was considered to be. For example, in Gorky's novel "Mother" character is found, the student worker - Pavel Vlasov, who first salary bought a jacket, suit, accordion, mom scarf and still had money left on sing.
7. Brewing zavodySuschestvuet statistics on the number of breweries. If you look at Ekaterinoslav province, composed of Rostov, Taganrog, Posad, Azov, by the mid-19th century, there are a large number of breweries. More than in Moscow and St. Petersburg province, but less than in the western provinces of the Russian Empire.
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