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Wine vessels

Wine vessels for storing and enjoying wine are almost as old as the drink itself. Archaeological evidence shows that the Egyptians first produced glass in the New Kingdom around 1500 BC. In addition to clay jugs, they also used glass bottles for wine. At that time, the Greeks and Romans still mainly used amphorae made of clay. However, the Romans were already using corks to close these vessels. But vessels made of bronze were also common in antiquity; in 1952, a 1.64 metre high cauldron made of bronze was found in the grave of a Burgundian princess, which was used to transport wine from Greece. Various vessels used for storage or drinking included kantharos, krater and oinochoe.

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