Learn to drink like a Mesopotamian at Oriental Institute on Saturday

The Oriental Institute will use real beer to teach visitors how ancient Mesopotamians drank. (Jean Grant / Oriental Institute / DNAinfo)

HYDE PARK — It’s OK to drink at the Oriental Institute on Saturday — it’s for education.

The museum at 1155 E. 58th St. is hosting a crash course from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday on how the Mesopotamians brew and drank beer.

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Researchers will explain the role of alcohol in the ancient society and lead a tour of the museum’s galleries.

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