Wine vessels for storing and enjoying wine are almost as old as the drink itself. Archaeological finds prove that glass production was first known to the Egyptians in the New Kingdom around 1500 BC. In addition to clay jugs, they also used glass bottles for wine. At this time, the Greeks and Romans still mainly used clay amphorae. However, the Romans were already using corks to seal 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 had been used to transport wine from Greece. Various vessels for storage or drinking vessels included kantharos, krater and oinochoe.
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