Ancient Wine Cellar Found

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Archaeologists have uncovered a wine cellar dating back to 1,700 BC in a Canaanite town north of Israel.

     A wine cellar dating back to 1,700 BC was found in Israel.  The wine was found in a Canaanite city in northern Israel not far from many modern-day wineries.  The ancient cellar contained forty jars of what would have been fifty liters of strong, sweet wine.  Archaeologists say the cellar is unmatched not only in age but also size at 15-by-25 feet.  Chemical analysis showed the presence of honey, mint, cinnamon bark, juniper berries, and resins, which were typical in ancient wines.   Sounds like a Christmas drink.  And there’s two more doors found in the cellar that they didn’t have time to explore but will do so in 2015