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Medieval distillation vessel found in Bulgaria

A fragment of a distillation vessel used to make rakia has been found in Bulgaria. Bulgarian archaeologists recently discovered an 11th century fragment of a distillation vessel used for the production of the country's traditional fruit brandy, which is known as rakia. The fragment was uncovered during the excavation works, which are

5,500-year-old fingerprint found on ceramic vessel

A ceramic vessel uncovered in Denmark still bears the 5,500-year old fingerprint of its maker. Danish archaeologists doing a survey ahead of the construction of the Femern Belt link scheme, an immersed tunnel that will connect the German island of Fehmarn with the Danish island of Lolland, have found a 5,500-year

Etruscan artifacts found in Tuscan well

A collection of artifacts from the Etruscan, Roman and medieval eras have been found at a well at Cetamura del Chianti, in Italy. "One of the Etruscan vessels, actually a wine bucket, is finely tooled and decorated with figurines of the marine monster Skylla," de Grummond said. "Another was adorned with

Traces of 3,000-year-old Cinnamon found in Israel

Traces of cinnamon have been found in 3,000-year-old Phoenician flasks discovered in modern-day Israel. Researchers analyzing the contents of 27 flasks from five archaeological sites in Israel that date back around 3,000 years have found that 10 of the flasks contain cinnamaldehyde, the compound that gives cinnamon its flavor, indicating that

Bull’s head incense vessel found on Bulgarian island

An ancient incense vessel in the shape of a bull's head has been found on St. Kirik island off the coast of Bulgaria. Archaeologist Dragomir Garbov said that the vessel probably was used by the earliest settlers in Apollonia Pontica, an ancient name for Sozopol. The head of archaeological excavations, Kristina Panayotova,

Ancient jewelry found in 3,000-year-old vessel

Archaeologists working at Tel Megiddo in northern Israel have unearthed a vessel containing a collection of gold and silver jewelry. The researchers believe that the collection, which was discovered in the remains of a private home in the northern part of Megiddo, belongs to a time period called "Iron I," and

Bronze vessel with human remains found in Bulgaria

A bronze vessel which dates back to the 4th century BC has been found intact containing human remains. Bulgarian archaeologists have found a bronze hydria in a tomb dating back to 4th century BC during excavations in the Necropolis of Mesambria in the Black Sea city of Nessebar. The archaeologists,

3,500-year-old pagan vessels found in Israel

A cache of 3,500-year-old pagan religious vessels have been unearthed in northern Israel. The items were found during an excavation ordered by the Israel Antiquities Authority along the route of a new gas line in the country's north. Excavating a rock hollow, archeologists found more than 100 intact artifacts, including