Wine cellar with Greek amphorae found in Bulgaria

Published on November 1st, 2013 | by Admin



30 amphorae dating back to the 5th century B.C. have been found in a wine cellar in the town of Nesebar.

The ancient amphorae warehouse was dug in deep into the ground along the northern coast of the peninsula, which preserved it from the encroachment of time and the following cultural layers.
The cellar is 2.60 x 2.50 meters big and belonged to a house, which was destroyed yet in the V BC. Archaeologists found more than 30 untouched amphorae – ceramic vessels for transportation and preservation of wine and olive oil. The amphorae are 0.70-0.80 centimetres tall. They used to be produced in big ancient Greek workshops and transported wine from prominent producers and importers, such as the islands of Chios, Lesbos, Thasos and others.

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