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Wine vessels

Wine containers for storing and drinking wine are almost as old as the drink itself. Among the Egyptians, archaeological finds prove that glass production was first known in the New Kingdom around 1500 BC. In addition to clay jugs, they already used glass bottles for wine. The Greeks and Romans at this time still mainly used amphorae made of clay. The Romans, however, already used the cork to close these vessels. Bronze vessels were also common in antiquity; in 1952, a 1.64 metre high bronze cauldron was found in the grave of a Burgundian princess, which was used to transport wine from Greece. Various vessels used for storage or drinking were Kantharos, Krater and Oinochoe, among others.

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