Egyptian history is amazingly interesting and many scratch their minds how they were able to do what they did at their time. From the famous Pyramids, King Tut, whose exhibit just recently retired from the California Science Center, and they way we have learned about their culture. Today I would like to share with you a new learning experience archaeologists recently uncovered: wine cellars.
From the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, the dig took place around Tel Kom al Trogy, a region north of Cairo. There was not any wine left over, which would have been one of the most exquisite samples to taste, but there were details on how they kept the bottles fresh, their storage rooms, construction methods with limestone blocks to control the temperature.
On other wine news, it seems the oldest ever found winery is in Armenian cave according to National Geographic. It's 6,100 years old facility contained a wine press for stomping grapes, fermentation, storage vessels, drinking cups, grape vines, skins, and seeds. The cave is located Areni in the Vayots Dzor province, the Areni-1 Cave Complex has copper artifacts including a shoe, brain (very interesting) and winery.