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The world’s oldest winery found in Armenia

The world's oldest known winery, dating back 6,100 years, has been found in Armenia. Near the village of Areni, in the same cave where a stunningly preserved, 5,500-year-old leather moccasin was recently found, archaeologists have unearthed a wine press for stomping grapes, fermentation and storage vessels, drinking cups, and withered grape

5,900-year-old reed skirt found in cave

A reed skirt which dating back 5,900 years has been found in a cave in Armenia. Pavel Avetisian, the head of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography in Yerevan, said a fragment of skirt made of reed was found during recent digging in the Areni-1 cave in southeastern Armenia. Avetisian

Mummified goat found in cave

A mummified goat, 1000-1500 years older than Egyptian mummies, has been found in Areni cave in Armenia. An expedition excavating Areni cave discovered a mummified goat – head, part of body, perhaps, also brain, head of the Armenian party in the expedition, Boris Gasparyan told reporters. He supposes the mummified

Neolithic tombs found in Armenian cave

Neolithic tombs containing the bodies of adults and children have been found in a cave in Armenia. He said that the specialists have found the bodies of adults and children in clay tombs. Children’s bodies are intact, whereas the adults were dismembered. The find is a unique opportunity to find

The world’s oldest leather shoe

The world's oldest known leather shoe, which dates back 5,500 years, has been found in a cave in Armenia. Stuffed with grass, perhaps as an insulator or an early shoe tree, the 5,500-year-old moccasin-like shoe was found exceptionally well preserved—thanks to a surfeit of sheep dung—during a recent dig in

The remains of the world’s oldest brain

An archaeological expedition calims to have found the remains of the worlds oldest human brain, dating back over 5,000 years. An analysis performed by the Keck Carbon Cycle Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory at the University of California, Irvine confirmed that one of three human skulls found at the site contains particles