Archaeologists Discover Still-Sealed 5,000-Year-Old Wine Jars in Ancient Egypt Tomb

It’s been a big year for the archaeology community, particularly on the booze front: archaeologists discovered a Roman Empire-era wine refrigerator in Poland, as well as a winemaking theater in Italy dating back to 240 AD. Now, a new discovery has turned the discussion to ancient Egypt’s wine-centric traditions.

A team of archaeologists researching an ancient royal tomb in Egypt’s Umm El Qa’āb necropolis uncovered hundreds of well-preserved wine jars during a recent excavation, according to Newsweek. The scientists claim that the wine vessels are around 5,000 years old, and it appears that the sealed jars have never been opened.

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