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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 12
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2014-08-15 09:44:08 AM  
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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 02:23:52 AM  
2 votes:
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 10:48:59 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:13:24 AM  
1 votes:
If any had been left it would have probably tasted rather unpleasant.

And only slightly relevant:

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2014-08-15 10:11:41 AM  
1 votes:

bighairyguy: 3 drachma Chuck?


lulz
2014-08-15 10:11:08 AM  
1 votes:
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 10:09:14 AM  
1 votes:

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 09:58:14 AM  
1 votes:
Looks like a dry wine.
2014-08-15 09:50:01 AM  
1 votes:

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 09:46:40 AM  
1 votes:

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 09:46:29 AM  
1 votes:

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 03:08:49 AM  
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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.
 
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