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6,000-year-old wine found in Greece


Residue found on ceramics found in Greece maybe the oldest wine samples unearthed in Europe. 6,000-years-old! Now that’s what I call a vintage.

Researchers working at an ongoing dig site in northern Greece recently announced that the final results of residue analysis from ancient ceramics showed evidence of wine dating back to 4200 B.C., according to the Greek Reporter. The excavation, located at a prehistoric settlement known as Dikili Tash, is situated 1.2 miles from the ancient city of Philippi and has been inhabited since 6500 B.C., according to the researchers’ website.

The analysis was not conducted on liquid wine, though. The passing millennia have erased nearly all tangible evidence of the drink, Dimitra Malamidou, a co-director of the most recent excavation, told The Huffington Post in an email.

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Story: Meredith Bennett-Smith, The Huffington Post | Photo: Huffington Post

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