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A quality wine area(PDO) on the island of Cyprus within the southern part of the island (Greek Republic of Cyprus) in the Mediterranean Sea. It produces the famous sweet wine Commandaria (Koumandaria, Commanderia, Coumadarka, Κουμανδαρία), which is one of the oldest wines in the world. Based on archaeological excavations, its history dates back to around 3500 BC. In the 8th century BC, the Greek poet Hesiod (~750-680 BC) described a sweet wine called Mana. The translation of "mana" is "mother", which refers to the process of creation. In 734 BC, Hesiod describes the harvesting of the grapes and the making of the wine as follows:

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