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7,000 Year-old Wine Jar [Object of the Day #23]

7,000 Year-old Wine Jar

By: Amy Ellsworth

The practice of wine-making or viniculture can be traced back to the Neolithic period, 7,000 years ago when the first Eurasian grape vines were domesticated for this purpose. This “Wine Jar” was found at Hasanlu in Hajji Firuz, Iran. It has been reconstructed from multiple fragments. The jar is one of a series of jars […]

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