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Sorghum was, like millet, cultivated in Upper Egypt, but was not viewed as a desirable crop by residents of Cairo. There, it was consumed only during famine or other occasions of scarcity for the duration of which sorghum was preferred to other wheat substitutes applied to make emergency bread rations like millet, bran, or broad beans. Tea is the national drink of Egypt, and beer is the most well-known alcoholic beverage. In 1805, Mohammed Ali became Pasha of the country and founded a new dynasty of rule. Through this time the Suez Canal was completed as properly as the creating...