shed light on (something): to provide new information that helps explain something
Five Thousand Year Old Pub Found In Iraq
Archaeologists in Iraq have discovered an ancient pub dating back to 2,700 BCE. The pub had seven rooms and an open-air eating area. They found a large 10-foot-wide oven, ancient food remains, and jars that they think contained beer. They also found a 5,000-year-old primitive refrigerator. This discovery of this pub sheds light on their society showing that it was not limited to elites and slaves. It also had an ancient middle class.
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