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Chemical analysis of a residue in the jar below -- one of six found in a Neolithic house in the hamlet of Hajji Firuz Tepe in Iran -- revealed that it held wine seven millennia ago.

Archeologist Mary Voigt of the University of Pennsylvania Museum supervisesd the excavation of the room where the jars were set in the floor along one wall. Remnants of a fireplace and other vessels that were evidently used for storing and preparing foods indicate that this space served as a kitchen. The house also included two storage rooms and a large room that probably doubled as living and sleeping quarters for an extended family >>> Next

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Seven thousand years of wine
Excerpt from Najmieh Batmanglij's "From Persia to Napa: Wine at the Persian Table"

August 28, 2006

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Najmieh Batmanglij


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