Beer and wine were the two most common alcoholic drinks in ancient Egypt. Beer was drunk regularly and was therefore one of the most important things to receive as an offering after death. Numerous offering formulae mention bread and beer, almost always followed by beef and poultry. Beer is already mentioned in texts from the early Old Kingdom, and beer brewing is also depicted in a number of Old Kingdom mastabas. Of course, the scene is also known from tombs of a later date. Brewing is usually shown alongside baking scenes. Some three-dimensional models from the Middle Kingdom also show the combination of the baking of bread and the brewing of beer. Because it has all evaporated over the course of the centuries, actual ancient Egyptian beer has never been discovered, although beer residue has been found in a few jugs and vessels. This has been analysed and the results indicate that beer was made from various types of grain. This is confirmed by texts from the New Kingdom which mention different types of beer. Besides being a drink for the living and the dead, beer was also an ingredient in a number of medical prescriptions.