Friday, January 28, 2011

6000-year-old winery sets world record

In Armania a six thousand years old wine-making facility is found. A team of archaeologists from Armenia, Ireland and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) found a six thousand years old wine-making facility in Armenia and sets the world record for oldest winery.

The Guinness world record for the Oldest cultivated plant for drink was set in 6000 BC in Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq), where archeologist found the earliest documented evidence proving that grapes were cultivated to make wine.
The World's Oldest winery is dated 4100 BCE, and is one thousand years older than the oldest comparable discovery in the eighties in Egypt in the tomb of King Scorpion.
Guinness World Records noted that "it was the ancient Egyptians, in 3000 BC who first recorded the process of winemaking, known as viticulture.


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