Qvevri, Neolithic Terracotta Wine Jar

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Carole Raddato
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published on 07 December 2023
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Terracotta wine jar, known as qvevri, with a capacity of approximately 100 litres (26 gal), the earliest Neolithic evidence for the beginnings of a wine culture in which wine dominated social and economic life has been found in the Republic of Georgia. Found at the site of Khramis Didi Gora in southeastern Georgia, dated to the first half of the 6th millennium BCE.

National Museum of Georgia, Tbilisi.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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