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Archaeologists Pop The Cork On Ancient Wine Cellar In Israel

November 25, 2013

A wine cellar dating back to 1,700 BC was found in northern Israel. The wine was found in a Canaanite city not far from many modern-day wineries. The ancient cellar contained forty jars of what would have been fifty liters of strong, sweet wine. Archaeologists say the cellar is unmatched not only in age but also size at 15-by-25 feet. Chemical analysis showed the presence of honey, mint, cinnamon bark, juniper berries, and resins, which were typical found in ancient wines. Sounds like a Christmas drink. And there are two more doors found in the cellar that they didn’t have time to explore but will do so in 2015.

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