Al-Hiba in the News


Penn Today: At a southern Iraq site, unearthing the archaeological passing of time (January 23, 2023)

New York Post: 5,000-year-old ‘tavern’ discovered on archaeological dig (January 28, 2023)

CNN: Archaeologists find 5,000-year-old tavern–including food remains–in Iraq (February 1, 2023)

Smithsonian Magazine: 5,000-year-old tavern with food still inside discovered in Iraq (February 1, 2023)

The Week Junior Magazine: Remains of ancient tavern discovered (February 2023)

KYW News Radio: Penn Museum researchers discover ancient restaurant in Iraq (February 7, 2023)

France 24: Iraq dig uncovers 5,000 year old pub restaurant (February 15, 2023)

Arab News: Dans le sud de l’Irak découverte d’une «taverne» sumérienne vieille de 5000 ans (February 15, 2023)

La Vanguardia: Un bar-restaurante de hace 5.000 años enterrado en el desierto de Irak (February 15, 2023)

Wafa:   اكتشاف مطعم عمره 5000 عام جنوب العراق (February 15, 2023)

Independent (Arabic): العثور على حانة عمرها 5000 عام في العراق (February 15, 2023)

Almayadeen: اكتشاف مطعم سومري عمره 5 آلاف عام جنوب العراق (February 15, 2023)

Swissinfo: اكتشاف “حانة” سومرية تعود لخمسة آلاف عام في جنوب العراق (February 15, 2023)

CBS News: Archaeologists uncover 5,000-year-old tavern and “beer recipe” on tablet in Iraq (February 15, 2023)

Libération: De la bière, un réfrigérateur et un four: une taverne vieille de 5000 ans découverte en Irak (February 15, 2023)

In the Mists of Time (YouTube): World’s oldest pub! A look inside a bronze-age tavern (February 19, 2023)

Washington Post: World’s oldest bar? Archaeologists find a nearly 5,000-year-old tavern (February 21, 2023)

El Confidencial: Hace 5.000 años, ya te podías tomar una cerveza fría y una ración de ‘pescaíto’ en el bar (February 23, 2023)

Current World Archaeology: Ancient Mesopotamian tavern discovered (March 21, 2023)

The Pennsylvania Gazette: An Archaeologist Walks into a Bar (May 2023)

Atlas Obscura: Ordering Off a 5,000-Year-Old Mesopotamian Menu (November 3, 2023)


 Press Releases



Press Release from the Penn Museum: Penn Museum Researchers Uncover Tavern in Southern Iraq, Complete with 5,000-Year-Old Fridge + folder of additional images available for download (January 27, 2023)