Armenia's Areni Cave

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James Blake Wiener
published on 16 October 2017
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The Areni Cave complex in what's present-day Armenia contains the world's oldest known winery and the world's earliest known shoe. An ancient skirt was recovered on the premises in 2011 and portions of an ancient brain were found in 2009.

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, October 16). Armenia's Areni Cave. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Wiener, James Blake. "Armenia's Areni Cave." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 16, 2017.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Armenia's Areni Cave." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 16 Oct 2017. Web. 13 Jul 2024.