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ARTICLE: Ancient herbal wines of Egypt and Palestine: a photo essay

Scorpion I’s tomb at Abydos, showing one of the chambers filled with wine jars before excavation (Source: Archaeology About.com).

“Patrick McGovern at the University of Pennsylvania has been studying the origins of wine making for a very long time. Recently, his work with the excavators of the tomb of the early Egyptian king Scorpion I has illuminated aspects of early Egyptian use of medicinal wines, and revealed important trade connections with the Levantine region” – via Archaeology About.com.

Read more:

McGovern PE, Mirzolan A, and Hall GR. 2009. Ancient Egyptian herbal wines. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106(18):7361-7366.

McGovern, P.E 2003. Wine of the Earliest Pharaohs, pp. 85-106 in Ancient Wine: The Search for the Origins of Viniculture. Princeton University Press.


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