"The Origins and Ancient History of Wine"

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quote from Omar Khayyam, Rubaiyat 38


From Omar Khayyam,
Rubaiyat 38.


C o n t e n t s :


Intro - living out our past through wine

Neolithic Period - "chateau hajji firuz"

Egypt
- wine for the afterlife

Mesopotamia
- under the grape arbors...

One of a kind laboratory
- ancient evidence; modern technology

Map - wine's whereabouts: then and now

The grapevine & tree resins - nature's ingredients
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Credits
Glossary
Links

Wine Links - domesticated


Time Magazine
- read the November 2003 article focusing on Patrick McGovern's ongoing wine research

Abydos
- more about this site in southern Egypt where wine was found

Expedition Magazine - the Museum's magazine that explores our human past and present, featuring “The Beginnings of Winemaking and Viniculture in the Ancient Near East and Egypt,” volume 39, no. 1.

The Funerary Feast of King Midas

Patrick McGovern's Homepage - more about this scientist and his research

wine jars were found at the site of Saqqara


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