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(From the Grapevine)   Ancient wine cellar with many of its jars still intact discovered. Immediately deemed site of the next Fark party   (fromthegrapevine.com) divider line 34
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2014-08-15 02:23:52 AM  
Since the article says the wine is long gone, no party.

The only still preserved foodstuff I know of is a small quantity of 2500 year old honey found in a tomb in Paestum, a Greek colony in Italy. Due to the nature of honey, it is theoretically still edible, but no one has been brave enough to step up to actually try it.
 
2014-08-15 03:08:49 AM  

Aulus: Since the article says the wine is long gone, no party.

The only still preserved foodstuff I know of is a small quantity of 2500 year old honey found in a tomb in Paestum, a Greek colony in Italy. Due to the nature of honey, it is theoretically still edible, but no one has been brave enoughallowed to step up to actually try it.


Archeologists have eaten Mammoth Meat. Someone would eat that honey.
 
2014-08-15 08:56:06 AM  

Aulus: Since the article says the wine is long gone, no party.


That's okay, we'll just go to the site of the Palestinian Fark Party and set up camp in the middle of theirs.
 
2014-08-15 09:38:32 AM  
3 drachma Chuck?
 
2014-08-15 09:39:24 AM  
With all of those bags of coke, it looks like the party already started.

media.fromthegrapevine.com
 
2014-08-15 09:40:50 AM  
You got my hopes up that some of the wine was still there :(

Bad Subby.
 
2014-08-15 09:41:30 AM  
What tardmitter thinks "intact" might look like:

media.fromthegrapevine.com
 
2014-08-15 09:44:08 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: What tardmitter thinks "intact" might look like:

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Not to debate your main point, but those aren't wine jars. Those would have stored olives or walnuts. Wine amphorae are narrower, with necks you can pour from.
 
2014-08-15 09:46:29 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: What tardmitter thinks "intact" might look like:

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I dunno... that looks pretty intact for a 4000 year old clay jar.
 
2014-08-15 09:46:40 AM  

Aulus: Since the article says the wine is long gone, no party.


If it had been a Greek wine cellar, they might actually have still contained as their casks were Hermestically sealed.
 
2014-08-15 09:50:01 AM  

LazyMedia


Not to debate your main point, but those aren't wine jars. Those would have stored olives or walnuts. Wine amphorae are narrower, with necks you can pour from.


I was going by the term used in TFA:


Led by Eric H. Cline of George Washington University and Assaf Yasur-Landau of the University of Haifa, the team found a three-foot-long jar they soon dubbed "Bessie."


I was thinking that perhaps these would be analogous to barrels or casks (i.e. bulk storage) and the amphorae would be used for table service.
 
2014-08-15 09:55:30 AM  
Let there be wine. And women. And song. And women.
 
2014-08-15 09:56:04 AM  
Wonder if they'll find a chained up jester skeleton behind a brick wall.
 
2014-08-15 09:58:14 AM  
Looks like a dry wine.
 
2014-08-15 09:59:02 AM  
What's the hop profile? This is important.
 
2014-08-15 10:00:27 AM  
We were recently in France and Italy, and the oldest thing we saw, by far, was Otzi the Iceman. This guy was doing Europe way before the Pyramids!
 
2014-08-15 10:00:58 AM  

skinink: Wonder if they'll find a chained up jester skeleton behind a brick wall.


Damn you...was just going to post almost word for word that....
 
2014-08-15 10:07:42 AM  

ElLoco: Englebert Slaptyback: What tardmitter thinks "intact" might look like:

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I dunno... that looks pretty intact for a 4000 year old clay jar.


No, they're broken. Look again.
 
2014-08-15 10:08:40 AM  
All that wine is gone. All that's left in a half-pint of Chateau de Ripple 1943... bc.
 
2014-08-15 10:09:14 AM  

marius2: You got my hopes up that some of the wine was still there :(

Bad Subby.


You wouldn't want any of that wine, marius. Glazes weren't yet in use so the inside was probably coated in pitch to make it watertight. Eventually that pitch adds some extra "flavor" to the wine.

LazyMedia: Not to debate your main point, but those aren't wine jars. Those would have stored olives or walnuts. Wine amphorae are narrower, with necks you can pour from.


I think amphorae come along later, don't they?
 
2014-08-15 10:11:08 AM  
My dear friend, the deep-sea explorer, Bob Ballard, brought over a 2,000-year-old amphora of wine from a sunken Phoenician trading vessel. The wine turned out to be quite toxic. My guests and I spent the stroke of midnight in my garden vomiting.
 
2014-08-15 10:11:12 AM  

Old_Chief_Scott: I think amphorae come along later, don't they?


Nope, I'm wrong.
 
2014-08-15 10:11:41 AM  

bighairyguy: 3 drachma Chuck?


lulz
 
2014-08-15 10:12:37 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: What tardmitter thinks "intact" might look like:

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Everyone knows that the Romans drank gravel.
 
2014-08-15 10:13:24 AM  
If any had been left it would have probably tasted rather unpleasant.

And only slightly relevant:

images.moviepostershop.com
 
2014-08-15 10:14:00 AM  
Eubreakades, eubotades.
 
2014-08-15 10:21:26 AM  

HailRobonia: My dear friend, the deep-sea explorer, Bob Ballard, brought over a 2,000-year-old amphora of wine from a sunken Phoenician trading vessel. The wine turned out to be quite toxic. My guests and I spent the stroke of midnight in my garden vomiting.


So it was just like a Fark party?
 
2014-08-15 10:23:14 AM  

HailRobonia: My dear friend, the deep-sea explorer, Bob Ballard, brought over a 2,000-year-old amphora of wine from a sunken Phoenician trading vessel. The wine turned out to be quite toxic. My guests and I spent the stroke of midnight in my garden vomiting.


Thank you. Came here for this.
 
2014-08-15 10:23:24 AM  

HailRobonia: My dear friend, the deep-sea explorer, Bob Ballard, brought over a 2,000-year-old amphora of wine from a sunken Phoenician trading vessel. The wine turned out to be quite toxic. My guests and I spent the stroke of midnight in my garden vomiting.


Actually, the chicken was undercooked. The wine was fine. Don't go by looks, always use a meat thermometer
 
2014-08-15 10:32:26 AM  
no, no, no... the site of the FIRST Fark Party.
 
2014-08-15 10:48:59 AM  

bighairyguy: Aulus: Since the article says the wine is long gone, no party.

If it had been a Greek wine cellar, they might actually have still contained as their casks were Hermestically sealed.


You I like.
 
2014-08-15 10:56:01 AM  

Aulus: Since the article says the wine is long gone, no party.

The only still preserved foodstuff I know of is a small quantity of 2500 year old honey found in a tomb in Paestum, a Greek colony in Italy. Due to the nature of honey, it is theoretically still edible, but no one has been brave enough to step up to actually try it.


I have seen the YouTube shticks of some people who might actually do it. 40-year-old pound cake, water bug chili paste, mmm.
 
2014-08-15 10:58:22 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: ElLoco: Englebert Slaptyback: What tardmitter thinks "intact" might look like:

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I dunno... that looks pretty intact for a 4000 year old clay jar.

in·tact inˈtakt/
adjective
1 not damaged or impaired in any way; complete.

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The liberal use of 'pretty intact' really got you and trollboy up there riled.

Is this where I'm supposed to apologize... or how does this work?
 
2014-08-15 12:22:20 PM  

ElLoco: Is this where I'm supposed to apologize... or how does this work?


This is Fark. Now you say something inflammatory. Work in a personal insult and a slur if you have the time.
 
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