According to the New York Times, you’re looking at one of the earliest known recipes ever written down by man.
It’s for beer.
One of the contentions of the novel I’m currently writing is that humanity’s entire modern civilization owes everything to the discovery of beer, that mankind changed from hunter-gatherers to farmers, and then developed cities and society, specifically so that they could produce beer. Beer to them was divine and the nectar of the Gods. It got them buzzed, helped them forget about their worries, and got even the ugly guys laid.
Anyway, I stumbled upon this while doing research and thought I’d share it with you. The picture links to the article that I stole it from.