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Copper Age wine found in Italy

Traces of wine have been found in a 5,000-year-old jar found in Sicily. A team of scientists chemically analyzed residue on an ancient piece of pottery from Italy, a large storage jar that was used during the Copper Age in the early 4th millennium BCE, according to the University of South

2,100-year-old wine press found in Israel

A wine press which dates back 2,100 years has been found in south Israel. An archaeological survey by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) in preparation for the construction of a new elementary school in the city of Ashkelon has revealed a 2,100-year-old wine press dating back to the Hellenistic Period. Alongside the

5,000-year-old wine vessel discovered in Georgia

A wine vessel has been unearthed at Aradetis Orgora in Georgia. Traces of grape pollen from the world's first vineyard have been discovered inside an animal-shaped ceramic jar used in ritual ceremonies. It was dug up at an archaeological site called Aradetis Orgora - 62 miles (100 km) west of the Georgian

Wine production site found at Imperial Roman estate

A possible wine-production site has been found at an Imperial Roman estate in Italy. The excavation team discovered the corner of a cella vinaria, a wine fermentation and storage room, in which wine vessels, known as dolia defossa, were fixed into the ground. The heavy and cumbersome wine vessels have the capacity

Byzantine wine presses found in Israel

Wine presses dating back 1,500 years have been unearthed in Southern Israel. In the course of preparations for the construction of a new residential neighborhood in the town of Netivot in the Negev, the Israel Antiquities Authority conducted a salvage excavation of the site. Youths from Netivot and Ashkelon were encouraged

The oldest wine cellar in the Middle East

Archaeologists have uncovered a 3,700-year-old wine cellar in Israel. The storage room stocked at least 3,000 bottles' worth of the intoxicating beverage in massive pottery jars, researchers report today (Nov. 22) at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Baltimore. The ancient wine bore little resemblance to

Wine cellar with Greek amphorae found in Bulgaria

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

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

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