Scientists Find 5,000-Year-Old Wine in pottery from ancient Italy.

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Archaeologists may have found some of the oldest wine in the world, just the tiniest bit left over on the inside of a clay jar from more than 5,000 years ago.

A team of scientists chemically analyzed residue on an ancient piece of pottery from Italy, a large storage jar that was used during the Copper Age in the early 4th millennium BCE, according to the University of South Florida. That jar existed well before the time it is commonly believed that ancient Italians started their winemaking, which was between 1300 and 1100 BCE — putting this wine residue 2,000 years earlier than the supposed start of wine in the area.

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