8000 year-old winemaking evidence found in Georgia

8000 year-old winemaking evidence found in Georgia

There is so much in the world being discovered every day that gives us a glimpse into ancient civilization. Scientists found 8000-year-old pots in North Western Iran that indicate people made grape wine in ancient times.


The earthen pots was scientifically checked and tested for residue. Some pots had been very beautifully decorated on the outside.


The discovery shows how grapes were cultivated for the sole reason of making wine 8000 years ago. To find this information related to ancient Eastern Civilization in such an early era is highly fascinating. We can also assume that wine was exchanged as a commodity and used in cooking in the ancient eastern part of the world.


The wine jars were found in several sizes. One of the biggest pots is believed to have contained over 300 litres of wine.


Some of the earliest winemaking pots were found in China and are believed to be over 9000 years old. The jars from Iran are the second oldest. Some others have been found in Georgia recently and have been dated about 6000 BC. The Georgia area is still a major wine growing area today. The wines are still made in the ancient way: the fruit is crashed with the stems, skins and the seeds and then everything is sealed and fermented together.



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