The wine in Ancient Egypt: artistic testimonies

Today Uvamatris accompanies you in Ancient Egypt, where wine was a beverage “consumed in large quantities also by the people, it was one of the emblems of kings and pharaons” (from “Archeo” n.259, September 2006).

In the Nakht’s grave, 18th dynasty, 2nd millennium B.C., to Thebes west, were discovered masonry decorations representing harvest and the grapes pressing.

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Another testimony comes from a Egyptian relief from XIV B.C. (originate from Amarna, to Hermopolis, present Khnum and today in N. Schimmel Collection of New York), that exhibits a juicy bunch of grapes.

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