Thursday, October 27, 2005

Tutankhamen and Red Wine

"King Tutankhamun was a red wine drinker, according to scientists who have been studying residue left in wine pitchers in the ancient pharaoh's tomb. Wine was a luxury drink in ancient Egypt and bottles were labelled with the wine's name, year of harvest, source and even vine grower. Until now the colour of the wine was unknown, as it dried out over time. A team of Spanish scientists developed a new technique able to pinpoint an acid left by compounds in red wine". See the full article for more details.
The combination of Tutankhamun and wine appears to have had an intoxicating impact on the media, because items of greater and lesser length are dotted all over the Internet today. Other reports can be found at:

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